I have a few pairs of underwear with holes in them and I still wear them but for bras I get new ones when the elastic gets loose. Some of my bras aren't good quality and break before they even make it to that point.
How long do you wear underwear until say it's time for some new ones?
I forgot which celebrity it was that never wears the same underwear twice, but that's very wasteful.
I think you should buy a new set of lingerie when the feeling of sexy no longer hits you when you put them on, because wearing lingerie should boost your confidence slightly, when this effect dims, buy a new set, because you can always come back to your old pairs and feel it again after not wearing them for a while,
I've had the same like, 8 sets of boxers since I was about 12. I wanted new ones, 'cos as yours they're getting holes and the colors fading, and the underlying color is BROWN, so it looks like I've f***ing SHIT MYSELF, but when I went to get them, I just looked at the price and thought... Holy f***ing god. That's TOO DEAR for f***ing underwear.
I go through a couple times a year and throw some out and get new ones to replace them. Some of them stay good for a while.
I used to keep some for "period panties" but now that I have the IUD I don't get it anymore, so I can probably throw those out and just get new ones without worrying about them getting too bad.
It also helps to get panties with a dark colored crotch.
Bras, I just keep wearing and wearing until they break. The nude one I wear most of the time gets pretty faded and bad so then I replace it. Id like to have many different ones so that I can just trade off, but I don't totally have the money.
Whenever I have a gift card for Victoria's secret.(: Or if for some reason they were all tearing up and I really just needed more but I don't seem to have that problem very much. And I've never had a bra break or anything yet, so we're all good in that department.
I get new underwear when I feel I get bored of mine, I know this will be stupid, but if my underwear are ruined in the wash I usually throw them out, even if its in perfect shape. I expect my bra and underwear to look perfect! with no holes or weird colors on them.