How often do you wash your bras?
When Dame Vivienne Westwood disclosed recently that she never washes her bras, she certainly wasn’t alone.
New research by company Dr Beckmann, which quizzed over 2,000 ladies, has revealed that British women rarely wash their bras, often waiting at least eight weeks before tossing them in the laundry.
The poll also showed that women own more than enough bras to wear a new one every day of the week – so there really is no excuse for greying bra straps, girls!
Ironically, 55% of us prefer white bras, showing that we prefer the clean, fresh look. However, thanks to stale perfume, body lotion, fake tan and sweat, combined with infrequent washing, the crisp look we seek doesn’t last long.
As if you need prompting, Dr Beckmann’s stain guru, Lesley Naylor, suggests: ‘Washing bras at least once every two to three wears’.
Since British women reportedly spend an average of £2,700 on new bras in a lifetime, extending their lifespan with a regular wash could save you a small fortune!