I thought for the longest time I was a 34B, but I'm actually a 32D. It's very difficult to find 32D, and when I do, they usually cost more than I would like (about $50 a piece, give or take ten dollars).
I hate washing them by hand, because all I seem to do is get them wet. They don't seem to be that clean to me. None of the stains seem to come out. Plus, it just takes too long, and I never know what to do with them after I take them out of the water. I wring them out, but they still drip so much they create this one big puddle in my bathroom, when I hang them over the shower curtain. And they seem to take days to dry!
Is putting them in the washer on gentle cycle, I dunno, OK to do? Will they suffer severe damage? It really is important to me that my bras last as long as they can, since money is tight, but...this whole washing bras by hand thing doesn't seem to be cutting it!