I thought it might be helpful to have a thread split off from the Koffee Klatch to discuss feminine issues that might make the guys uncomfortable.
My issue today is bras. How many bras do you have and how many do you regularly wear? How often do you get a new bra?
I usually keep a bra until it's coming apart or sagging too badly to be of any use. It's hard for me to find bras my size and that I actually like so I'll patch up bras if necessary until I find a satisfactory replacement. I prefer to find one type of brand I like and then keep buying that but brands change all the time and they don't always keep around the type of bra I liked.
I have a whole drawerful of bras at home but I only wear a few. I have one main one that I always wear (brown) and another one I wear when this one is in the wash (white) or when wearing a white shirt that might be sheer enough for my darker bra to be seen through. I also have a black bra that I wear with black dresses.
When I was younger, I hated what I called hook and ladder bras, that is bras with a lot of hooks in the back. But now I realize that with the load I'm carrying upfront, I need more support than one or two little hooks can give! No one seems my bra anyway so they're not going to see how many hooks there are.
I need to get a new bra soon. I don't remember when I bought this last one but I think it was probably two years ago, around the time when I lost a lot of weight. It's not holding up like it used to and it smells, even after I've taken it out of the wash. I hate the idea of bra shopping but I must do it. I really should get 2 or 3 bras so I can rotate bras and not wear the same one all week.