Women keep their bras for a really, really, REALLY long time 3 years ago

Women keep their bras for a really, really, REALLY long time

We never thought about it, tbh.

Do you have a bra in your drawer that you had since college? School even? Even though we buy new bras every now and again, how often do you throw them out?


Well, turns out we keep them for YEARS.

11 years, to be exact.

Debenhams surveyed more than 1,500 women on their lingerie habits and it found some pretty shocking habits we all have.

So, let's get down to it.


Irish women keep their bras for an average of 5 years, however one in ten admitted to keeping them for more than 11 years.

One fifth of those interviewed said they wear the same bra for five days in a row, but the average came out as three days in a row.

As for getting measured? Turns out we're not on top of it at all.

29 percent said they have never been measured before while 47 percent said they leave it more than 20 years to measure themselves.


Debenhams bra designer Aliza Reger said of the findings: "Women’s’ bodies change over time and when you couple that with the fact that when you wash a bra it loses its elasticity, a bra that was well fitted ten years ago could now be causing pain, affecting posture and in some cases generate scarring around the side of the breast where the straps have rubbed."