A bra is one of the most intimate pieces of a woman’s wardrobe. Many females often buy and wear them to coordinate with other pieces of clothing, to complimeant a personal style, or even purely for showing off. One of the drawbacks when shopping for quality bras is that they are often extremely expensive, leading some women to consider purchasing used bras – but is this a good idea?
New bras can be found at most stores that sell clothing from the discount and dollar stores to high end departmeant stores and shops that specialize in lingerie. Although many places do indeed offer “affordable” options, many of the better quality bras cost upwards of $50, which is a great deal of money to spend. These costs can add up quickly when purchasing multiple bras, since the average lifespan of a bra is only 6 months. With that being said, the option to purchase used or gently worn bras may appeal to those with limited funds and few options.
Whether or not to purchase a used bra comes down to the individual. If in good condition, and from a quality location, there is absolutely nothing wrong with making a purchase like this. Some people may feel strange or uncomfortable knowing that someone else previously wore the garmeant, but there are many things to consider. For example, even though a bra is an extremely personal item, many of them that get donated were never worn, even though the tags may have been removed. People clear out their closets, get rid of unwanted gifts and discard “used” items all the time -but that doesn’t always mean that they were previously used.
Many people even collect vintage clothing, and bras are no exception. Although the sports bra found at a local thrift store may not be collection worthy, there are some pieces that are, and they are treated as such by buyers and sellers. Some types of bras have a bit more of a grey area when it comes to resale. Whereas a “regular” bra being worn by multiple people does not seem strange, buying or selling used nursing bras is a different story. These are used for a specific purpose, and are an even more intimate garmeant, which could be a point that makes them a more difficult sell.
If money is the sole issue in contemplating buying a used bra, know that many retailers offer discounts and clearance prices on brand new bras throughout the year. These prices are a way to get quality products at reduced prices without sacrificing style or comfort. Even though they may be last season’s styles, bras on clearance will do what they are meant to do – providing support where it is needed, and giving women a boost of confidence about their bodies.