Throw this away, now!

One of the most devastating pieces of advice I’ve ever received about my activewear collection was the shelf life on sports bras. Did you know they only last for one year? SOB.

I may or may not have some Champion sports bras from Target from, like, 12 years ago. That’s just a little longer than 12 months. :/

Take a look at your bras: if they have stretched-out straps or band, it’s time. Time to say goodbye. No matter how cute they are or what mountains you’ve climbed or races you’ve PRed together.

So, go, clean that drawer out, now. Do it for the girls.

And if you need to restock, here are some of our favorites for summer:

Handful bras! They’re so feminine and silky soft. This is one of those times when the product actually lives up to its tagline: “Flatter not flatten”

This is the cheeky color. These run true to size! Pants by prAna, also super soft and comfy. #athleisureorpajamas?

  • This gorgeous mesh overlay bra will make your spin class feel even more like a dance party
  • The more well-endowed sweat pink sisters rave about Skirt Sports bras. I can’t speak to that experience… but y’all know I’m a fan girl of everything Skirt Sports, and their bras are, no surprise, SUPER cute, and 40% off right now with the code SPRINGSWEAT40 

Now go, get to cleaning out that drawer, and tell me: what’s the oldest bra you own?

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  1. Katie

    I have a few that I’ve wondered if they’re past their prime (some seem a bit stretched out while others feel tighter in areas that they didn’t used to)…but this makes me see that EVERY SINGLE ONE is probably 2 + years old. EEEEK!

    1. alysemb
      alysemb Post author

      Ahahah, I’m right there with you… I literally have ONE bra that I’ve bought in the last year. Oops. At least it gives me an excuse to go shopping! 🙂

  2. Esther

    Oh I def need to clean out my bras!
    At least I just bought some new ones 2 weeks ago!

  3. Sara Giboney

    Ummmm yeah, I have some old sports bras. I don’t even remember the last time I bought a new sports bra. Time for some spring cleaning!

    1. alysemb
      alysemb Post author

      Ahahah I know how you feel… I NEVER get rid of them. My drawer is bursting with really worn-out options.

  4. Nicci Randall
    Nicci Randall

    Handful FTW! I have a hard time throwing away bras unless they’re falling apart….whoops. Time to do some major damage control!

  5. Jamie King
    Jamie King

    Um. It’s scary how many bras I own that are over 10 years old. HAHA WHHOOOPPPSSS.

  6. Liz

    OMG only 12 months! YEAH I have SO many I need to toss asap!

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