With warmer weather creeping in and a new season on the horizon, there’s no better time to give your closet some TLC. Spring cleaning is in full swing, so now is the perfect opportunity to give your lingerie drawer a good sweep, too!

Whether it’s a trusty bra that you just can’t seem to part with (despite it hanging by its last thread), or that one matching set you keep promising yourself you’ll eventually wear, we all have some lingerie pieces that we can agree to ditch. Let’s run through some of the signs that it’s time to part with your old bras.

Washed Out & Stretched Out

We all have those few old bras that we just can’t seem to give up. Maybe they’re an old trusty favorite or a discontinued style, but if they’re completely run-down, they’re probably not providing the support you need.

Some of the telltale signs that it’s time to part with a bra are dull, washed out fabric, stretched out straps, an ill-fitting band, ripped seams, misshapen underwires, and bent hook-and-eye closures. If your bra is showing these signs of wear, it’s likely past its prime and it’s time to ditch it.

Uh, This Used to Fit!

Your bra size will naturally fluctuate over time. If you’re still holding on to old bras that just aren’t your size anymore, be it too big or too small, do yourself a favor and clear them out of your closet.

If your bra size has recently fluctuated and you’re still searching for your perfect new fit, re-measure yourself at home using our bra size calculator. We promise that finding a new great-fitting bra will do you many more favors than those old ones in the back of your drawer.

I Think I’ll Wear It Someday…

We’ve all been there — bought a new piece of clothing with great intentions of wearing it someday, but that someday never arrives. Perhaps you’ve gotten a bit carried away with online shopping and have purchased some bras you still haven’t worn.

Maybe the material is a bit scratchy, or the straps pinch your shoulders, or the underwire feels like it’s digging in. If you don’t see yourself ever wearing them, it’s time to part with them!

If you have bras that are completely unworn, consider donating them to a local charity or thrift shop. You may not ever wear them, but someone else might! Plus, you’ll clear room in your closet for new bras that you’ll actually wear.

Whatever the reason you’re holding on to old bras, decluttering your lingerie drawer is a great way to refresh your wardrobe. Even better, cleaning out means you’ll have more room for your next favorite bra!

If you’re on the hunt for a new fave, check out our Bra Finder Quiz, and we’ll match you with bras you can’t wait to fill your drawer with!

Author: Maeve Gesualdi
Last updated on: 8/4/21

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