By John Festa
98.7 degrees Fahrenheit to be exact. This is why you should not wear the same bra two days in a row.
I’m sure you’ve seen a newspaper on the street that is starting to turn brown from being outside in the sun. The paper is slowly burning. It is oxidizing. Fire is rapid oxidation. Body heat will cause the delicate parts of your intimates to do the same thing: oxidize and break down. You are burning your bra, and not in a cool, radical, liberating 1960’s way.
You wear your bra for 12-16 hours a day. The many components that make up a bra will slowly breakdown from your body heat; especially the elastic, of which so much of your bra is. This is one of the reasons you should not put your bras in the dryer. The tumbling can be minimized by using a lingerie bag, but the dryer heat will shorten the life of your bra dramatically.
Men’s dress shoes come with the same caveat. Body heat will break down the leather and shorten the life of the shoes. It is widely accepted that the same pair leather shoes should not be worn on two consecutive days. It is also respectful of your coworkers.
Yes, you are hot. So hot, you can slowly burn things. Have duplicates of your favorite, well-fitting bra and rotate their wearing’s. And, while I am a strong advocate for personal bra fittings, buying the exact style and size on-line can be easy and cost-effective.