If you’ve ever felt lost while trying to find the right bra, you’re not alone. Not only is the topic a somewhat personal one, there’s not a lot of readily available information out there — especially when it comes to bras for older women. Still, it’s important to educate yourself about the specific undergarments you need as your body changes with age.
To get a good fit, take note of your breasts’ shape, fullness, proportions, position, and spacing. The main thing to remember is that if your bra or your breasts are sagging when you put your undergarments on, the band or the cups might be too big.
Whatever you’re looking for in a bra, we’ve done the legwork to help you find the right choice. Here are our favorite bras for older women that will give you the boost you need.
Best bra for older women
As those who’ve been through menopause know, one of main symptoms associated with “the change” is a loss of breast fullness. When shopping for the best bra for women over 50, you’ll want to look for a garment that supports and lifts your girls. After all, you need a brassiere for a mature women, not a flimsy T-shirt bra that a 20-something can barely skate by in. These picks make for just that:
Bali Comfort Revolution Bralette
A bra revolution comes in the form of this Bali Comfort bralette. It’s got all the comfy features you’d expect from this non-conventional style, including stretchy, moisture wicking-fabric and wire-free coverage, but still offers the lift your ladies so desperately need.
Happy customer: “I bought two of these for my elderly mother, who had vertebral compression fractures. The bras are soft and gentle. There are no underwires or hooks that dig into the skin. She can get them on and off easily. They provide her with some support and an extra layer of warmth. Not as supportive as a sport bra, but perfect for daily activities. Washes well on delicate cycle. She is a 36-DD and is quite happy with the purchase. At Bare Necessities low price, this was a great buy.”
Silvert’s Bra Front-Closure
This adaptive bra features three front hooks with easy-touch tabs that can be popped on or off with two fingers and a palm, making it a breeze for those with arthritis or limited arm mobility. It’s also got wide straps for added support.
Happy customer: “I buy these bras exclusively. “I have use of only one hand due to my stroke and these are the only bras I have found that I can put on myself. They are a Godsend!”
Bravado Designs Muse Everyday Bra
This soft, seamless bra is made with stretchy, silky fabric and a ribbed band, so it supports you without an underwire digging in. Sewn-in cups keep everything in place, and a three-hook fastener in the back provides plenty of structure. This bra is comfortable enough to wear all day and comes in five different colors, so you can have one for each day of the week.
Happy customer: “I’m not someone who likes going without a bra, even when I’m working from home. My Bravado provides the perfect amount of support so I feel comfortable, and it never pinches or digs in. It’s well-made, stands up to being tossed in the washing machine, and is super cute, to boot!”
Pepper Laidback Lace Bra
If you’re an A-cup to B, you definitely need to grab a Pepper bra, and this Laidback Lace number is one of our favorites. Along with the gorgeous lace trim, the bra offers a gentle lift — very sexy. The center is low, making it perfect for V-neck dresses and tops, and the band goes up to size 40. Available in several demure tones, you’ll want one of each.
Happy customer: “I could not wait to receive my bra. It is the best fit EVER. I have plenty of room around my back and the cup is PERFECT. I have always had difficulty finding the right size bra because I have a wide back and [small breasts]. After taking the size test online, I ordered a 38AA. What a pleasure to finally have a bra that fits well and is sexy too.”
18 Hour Ultimate Lift and Support Full-Figure Bra
With lift panels for natural shaping, this wire-free, soft cup bra offers up just as much, if not more, support, than its wired counterparts.
Happy customer: “I don’t usually buy bras without trying them on but well, the world is different now. I am very pleased with this bra. It is very comfortable & I didn’t feel like I had to get out of if as soon as I got home. Will definitely buy again!”