How Often Should You Wash Your Clothes?

This guideline helps you to plan your washing schedule:

  • T-shirts: after every wear
  • Socks: after every wear
  • Underwear: after every wear 
  • Tights: hand wash after every wear 
  • Bathing suits: after every wear 
  • Workout clothes: after every wear if you get sweaty 
  • Whites and silks: after every wear
  • Shirts: 1-2 wears with an undershirt, 1 without
  • Blouses: after 1-2 wears
  • Bras: hand wash after 2-3 wears
  • Shorts: after 2-3 wears 
  • Dresses: 1-3 wears, or after every wear if the dress is formal
  • Pyjamas: after 3-4 wears 
  • Suits: 3-4 wears for wool, or 4-5 wears for synthetic 
  • Skirts: after 5-7 wears
  • Sweatshirts: after 6-7 wears
  • Trousers: after a few wears
  • Jeans: when they begin to smell
  • Sweaters: 2-3 wears for cotton, silk, cashmere, or up to five wears for wool
  • Scarves, hats and gloves: 3-5 times a season
  • Shoes: when they get dirty or when they begin to smell
  • Coats: twice a season for parkas, vests and wool coats, and once a season for leathers and suedes.

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