When you buy clothes-do you wash them first before wearing?or you wear them

Philippines
November 15, 2008 5:37pm CST
right away? I have this habit of washing the clothes first,especially underwears before wearing. I dont feel comfortable wearing new clothes right away. My husband,didnt care so much about the washing when we were still engaged. Then when we got married,he took my habit. My children too doesnt wear new clothes right away.They know I will have the new clothes washed first. Although there are instances that we could not avoid to wear "just" bought clothes right away,like the school or the office announced the wearing of a specific color on the last minute...but as much as possible I wash them first,its kinda itchy. How about you?please share.tnx
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@peavey (16991)
• United States
16 Nov 08
I always wash new clothes before wearing them. Not only are there chemicals I don't want next to my skin, other people may very well have tried them on (not underwear, I hope! )
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• Philippines
16 Nov 08
and swim suits too! stores make us fit swimsuits with underwear though,but still its quite gross. I always have trouble buying swimsuits.tnx for sharing
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• Philippines
15 Nov 08
I try my best to wash the clothes I just bought so I can wear them once I plan to ... but there were times when I can't help being too excited to wear a certain outfit if I specifically bought it for an occasion the following day
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• Philippines
16 Nov 08
yes,if an occasion is due very soon,we ran out of time to wash it. I even pester dry cleaners to accept my newly bought clothes to be worn the next day but they charge double or triple,so I end up wearing unwashed clothes.tnx for sharing nats
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@dieorfly (764)
• Slovak Republic
15 Nov 08
I know I should wash the clothes before I wear it. But usually I do not wash it before, because I forget or I want to take that clothes out at the same day i bought it. I have never had any health problems because of that. But in the future I try to wash new clothes before I take it out.
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• Philippines
16 Nov 08
you must be very fond with the Adidas product. When my son was younger and I got to choose his clothes and shoes...I only got Adidas and NIke. It would save me from deciding what to buy and thus shorten my time in malls. but now that he is 16 and 6'1" tall,and starting to become conscious of his clothes,he gets to decide. Better because he opts for a local,cheaper brand. tns for sharing
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@fwidman (11515)
• United States
15 Nov 08
I just wear them first I never did see any reason to wash new clothes before I actually got them dirty
• Philippines
16 Nov 08
Hehe...thats alright.
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• United States
15 Nov 08
I normally dont wash my new clothes before I wear them. But, I always wash my daughter's before she wears them.
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• Philippines
16 Nov 08
Yes, children have sensitive skin than adults so its very practical that you wash her's. tnx for sharing Bel,
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@JoyfulOne (6241)
• United States
16 Nov 08
I wash anything I buy before wearing it. You never know whether somebody has tried it on before you. Once when I was shopping, I saw a gal checking out a bikini in the dressing room common mirror. You could tell she didn't keep her underclothing on (like the sign specifically said in big print). I sure wouldn't want to buy something like that without washing it first!! The truth is there are those kinds of people who don't care, and that is why I prefer to wash it all first. I know one friend who freaked out because she had on new jeans and her legs turned all blue dye because it was raining and her legs got soaked lol. After that she decided it was worth it to wash the jeans before wearing them. I always figure it's better to be safe and know that what I'm wearing is clean when I put it on.
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@JoyfulOne (6241)
• United States
21 Nov 08
Thank you for b.r. chingbeem! Have a nice evening myLotting :-)
• United States
16 Nov 08
I honestly don't. I rarely buy clothes anyway. So maybe that's why it doesn't occur to me to wash them right away. I definitely understand this notion because other people may have already tried it on. I've heard about cases where lots of stuff was found on clothes, lol. And including lice. That's pretty sick.
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• Philippines
16 Nov 08
THAT IS VERY TRUE! When we were on a vacation last sembreak...OMG! I saw a louse on my blouse after trying clothes. I panicked!My children were saying I was over acting. I had to have my hair checked. I then felt itchiness in my scalp...maybe it was just psychological seeing that louse on my blouse....well they rhyme...LOL,gross!
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@iskayz (5422)
• Philippines
16 Nov 08
Hi! Well I don't know if new clothes are itchy cause I don't wear them until they are washed. I have the feeling that its dirty cause a lot have touched it in the mall and some might have fitted it on. Besides, new clothes have just come out of the factories and they are stored in boxes so no matter how clean they look, I think they're still dirty. I also don't like the smell of new clothes and some clothing material are still rough when its new. Ciao!
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@melanie652 (2525)
• United States
16 Nov 08
I wash them first before wearing. I don't know what kind of chemicals or whatever may be on them. I prefer to get all that off before wearing them.
• China
16 Nov 08
OK This is a good qustion.My mother always wash my new clothes before first time i wear.She told me that new clthes are dirty and it can cause exanthemate.
• China
16 Nov 08
My mother always washes new clothes of summer.But as to new clothes of winter,it depends if the clothes is dity and if the clothes is too heavy.
@acie_21 (5640)
• Philippines
7 Feb 10
hi there chingbeem.. honestly??its really quite embarrassing sometimes i dont wash them before wearing it.. its because when im in a hurry and i dont have other clothes to wear.. my other clothes hasn't been washed!.. so im forced to used my new clothes!heheheh! fortunately i dont feel itchy or uncomfortable..heheh! good for me.. but ofcourse i always wear clean clothes! thanks! see ya around!.. cheers!
@cjowen (13)
• United States
16 Nov 08
Oh, I so can't imagine NOT washing them before wearing them. To think about all the people that possibly could have tried them on before I bought them gives me the willies! PLUS, the dyes and chemicals that are on them, I'm sure are not good for our skin.
@nimnim74 (251)
• Philippines
16 Nov 08
I got too excited of having new clothes so I don't wash them I wear them right away.
• United States
16 Nov 08
It depends. Sometimes I do, sometimes I don't. Items that are prepackaged that people can't get ahold of I really don't have issues with wearing first and washing later. Sometimes I like to wash my jeans first, other times I don't care. Shirts though bug me and I like washing them first. It's just easier and you don't get that store smell with shirts when washed.
@katrhina23 (1282)
• United States
16 Nov 08
Nope. I dont. I will wash it after i wore it. I had an expereince before that I washed the newly bought dress before . The dress shrunk and the color went off. I didnt have even have the chance to wear it and can't return to the store anymore since it was already washed.
@elitess (5071)
• Ipswich, England
16 Nov 08
Hi there chingbeem. When i buy cloths i will wash them first before wearing especially underwear. I will only skip washing if they were wrapped up and i know the shop is trusted to buy from.
@jackiew (915)
• Canada
16 Nov 08
I never wash them before i wear them.I keep the newness in the merchandise for my first wear.Why wash something clean,hard enough to keep up with the dirty ones.[lol]
@mikeysmom (2091)
• United States
16 Nov 08
i have never done that. i never wash clothes that i buy new. do not know why it never occurred to me one way or the other. i do wash anything i get that are hand me downs though even if the person tells me they have already been washed. not that it is the same subject but even if i send food home with one of my relatives after a family get together in a tupperware container and they give it back washed and cleaned i still put it through my dishwasher. i guess i just get grossed out not knowing if things are really clean or not. but now that you have brought this up about washing even new clothes you have a point because they have most likely been tried on by others and goodness knows how long they are sitting in a warehouse or store so they could most likely use some freshening.
@metschica25 (5405)
• United States
16 Nov 08
Hi , When i was younger i would just wear them . But now i dont like the new /store smell they have and will wash them . Washing them makes them smell fresh and i notice makes them softer too there has been times i will buy a tee and just wear it tho !
@Optimize (201)
• Canada
16 Nov 08
Il wear it right away, but it depends how nice the clothes are :p or if i have nothing else to wear and im going out somewhere.