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Would You Stop Washing Your Jeans to Save Money?

Women spend more money on jeans than necessary — the average woman is found to have seven pairs of jeans, but only wears four of them, according to the Consumer Reports Shop Smart magazine. To lengthen the life of your jeans, Levi Strauss Brand Director Carl Chiara says that "the less people wash their jeans, the better their jeans become. Denim really does shape to people's bodies, and when you wash a jean you lose some of that shape."

To cut costs in the jeans department, you'll have to lay off the cleaning. Are you a believer of putting your jeans in the washer?

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GirlOverboard GirlOverboard 6 years
Amber, you sound just like me. I let my jeans go through a couple of wears before I wash them. They almost always lose their shape before they ever actually look like they need to be washed, so I can't imagine that not washing them would help preserve them. It just doesn't make sense.
neonbrite neonbrite 6 years
Also wear mine several times before washing them.
Girl-Jen Girl-Jen 6 years
I have a three-year-old. Unless I want to go out with ketchup, paint, glue, and possibly boogers (yuck!) on my jeans, I have to wash them. Then again, I get them at the thrift store. I'm much more likely to wear out a $5 pair of jeans than baby them.
Gdeeaz Gdeeaz 6 years
In my health class I read that as long as their is no odor or stains you can wear your jeans between 4-6 times before washing them. As long as you wear clean underwear there isn't really a problem.
RoaringSilence RoaringSilence 6 years
I don't wash jeans after every time I wear them, but I get them dirty way too much to not clean them. I wouldn't just spot clean them either, because they just *feel* dirty after a while. I don't have jeans that are so expensive that it's worth even hand washing them.
amber512 amber512 6 years
Unless I spill something on them, I have to wear them at least three times before I feel justified in washing them. I own two pairs and switch between the two.
a1stbornunicorn a1stbornunicorn 6 years
I disagree with jeans forming to your body shape. A lot of my jeans lose their shape when I wear them and I have to wash them after the second wear. However, I do know a guy who never washes his jeans, unless he soils them badly. Then he washes them in the bathtub and line dries them.
le-romantique le-romantique 6 years
There is no way that can be healthy for a person's hygiene (especially a woman...). I can only wear without washing if I only sport the jean for like an hour out... if it's a full day, no way.
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