Bras can be an expensive essential but treated correctly can have years of good use - however, for most women that isn't the case.
Thankfully the Good Housekeeping Institute has revealed the big mistakes we are making when it comes to our lingerie and luckily they are easily fixed.
According to the website there are three main errors we are all guilty of when it comes to our underwear.
From the storage to how we wash them, we reveal the mistakes to avoid when it comes to your bras.
DON'T WASH THEM TOO OFTEN.
As bras are underwear many of us make the mistake of thinking they need washing every day.
However, as Good Housekeeping explains, doing so can cause them to lose their elasticity - and it recommends instead washing them every three to four wears.
In addition it recommends washing them in a pillow case to protect the washing machine and avoid tumble drying.
DON'T KEEP THEM IN THE DRAWER
Surprisingly Good Housekeeping say that it is a mistake to store bras in a drawer, as many of us do.
The website explains that it is important to let them air so that 'sweat doesn't fester' causing odour or irritation.
It is recommended that instead you hang your bra, but not from the strap as this can cause stretching, instead hand them from the centre.
BUY THE RIGHT SIZE
Many of us assume that we are wearing the correct size but unfortunately that isn't the case.
Most women avoid bra fitting after their teens, but breast shape can fluctuate due to hormones and weight loss/ gain so it is important to check your size.
When purchasing a bra be sure to buy one that you are only able to hook on the loosest clasp so that once it stretches you have the option of tightening it.