Should You Wash New Clothes Before Wearing Them?
Philip Tierno--a professor of microbiology and pathology at New York University--conducted studies testing all types of clothes, including dresses, pants, and more. According to the Huffington Post, his research found clothes with norovirus and bacteria like strep and staph. Tierno says more people than you think try on the clothes you bought.
Also, according to the Wall Street Journal (video below), we should be additionally concerned about all the chemicals that go into clothes that can give us rashes or exacerbate our allergies. So, yes...WASH YOUR NEW CLOTHES!