We women are constantly evolving into better forms of ourselves. We thrive in every aspect of our lives, from our careers to our family lives. Often, the one thing we forget is that our bodies are continually changing as well.
Time and stress take a toll on all things, especially our bodies, and sometimes the bras that worked in our 20s or 30s won’t work as well now.
Change is always happening, and sometimes you have to roll with the punches; that means updating your bra to fit the new you.
Don’t worry; getting older doesn’t mean settling for just any old bra. You can still have style and suit your body’s needs. Here’s how to find the best bras for older women.
Changing Body Means Changing Bras
Whether you are switching from your teen years to your twenties or striving from your 50s into your 60s, your body is always evolving. Time and life events can have different effects on your body, so what may have fit you before may not work now.
Boobs change over time; we grow, some become mothers, others breastfeed or need surgery, and we all battle gravity. But that doesn’t mean you have to settle for just any old bra. As your body changes, consider what your current needs are.
- First of all, get a fitting. A correctly fitted bra can make all the difference if you are experiencing any discomfort. Consider the quality and comfort level you’re looking for and where you are in your life.
- Do you need extra support and coverage?
- How physically active are you?
- What is your budget?
- More importantly, how are you currently living your life, and how does your wardrobe affect your choice?
Focus on what you need.
What are your Current Bra Needs?
Though every woman’s body changes over time, we all experience life quite differently. Your body may have unique needs. This is important when selecting a bra as you get older. As women age, we can expect the girls to start to droop since our skin has less elasticity.
Of course, wearing ill-fitted bras can worsen and have detrimental effects on other parts of the body.
When it comes to aches and pains in the back and shoulders, picking the right bra is essential. Plus, as you age, you might start to notice bulges on your sides and back. Finally, removing your bra can become a chore or a struggle.
All these issues are quite common as we age, and don’t worry; there are plenty of bras out there to make your life more comfortable. Here are seven different bras we suggest for older women.
1. Wire-free Bras
Don’t want to deal with wires digging in below the girls anymore? You don’t have to! There are plenty of wire-free bra designs that offer superior support and comfort.
Typically, to offset the missing wire, wire-free bras have thicker straps and extra loops to offer a more secure fit. This design is softer, has smoother sides, and will fit comfortably without the pinch. As a bonus, the smooth panels will help with any side or back bulge.
2. Front Closure Bras
Maybe spinning around your bra doesn’t work anymore, or you have trouble with the hook closures. Front closure bras make it easy to get your bra on and off without the hassle. This can make dressing easier for those who have arthritis or difficulty twisting around to slip on a bra.
You only have to worry about one set of hooks - right in front. Plus, this design takes away the constant worry of a stray hook in the back.
3. Full Coverage Cups
If you need a little extra support and you don’t want to worry about spillage, getting a full coverage bra is a way to go. These bras will not only keep the girls cradled in comfort, but you won’t have to worry about them peeking out either.
If you are battling sagging or have a heavier bust, the full coverage can offer a little lift and take a bit of the pressure off.
4. Side Support Bras
If you are worried about spilling out on the sides or back, a side support bra is just what you need. These bras are designed with smoothing panels, extra layers, and easy-adjustable straps.
Say good-bye to side bulges; these babies are specifically for smoothing out the sides and will give you a streamlined look. Plus, the multiple layers will provide you with a boost in support.
5. Cotton Bras
If your current bras are irritating your skin, the fabric may be the main problem. It may be time to switch to something more breathable, soft, and comfortable.
Cotton bras are an excellent pick for anyone who wants to give their girls a breather. This design often has a relaxed fit, won’t build as much sweat, and doesn’t have any of the itchy fabric you might want to avoid.
6. Velcro Bras
If you are recovering from surgery or don’t want to deal with hooks anymore, a Velcro bra is a great solution. An easy on and off design may be just what you need, especially if fiddling with metal clips is out of the question. It’s the perfect option for ladies looking for a comfortable fit.
7. Sports Bras
Lightweight, breathable, and easy to get on and off, getting a sports bra is a perfect solution. You don’t have to worry about thin straps of your girls sliding around.
Plus, you can easily pick out a padded style or sports bra with separate cups with newer designs. The moisture-wicking fabric will keep you cool and comfortable
Getting older comes with benefits and changes; the best way to roll with the punches is to take care of yourself.
To keep your girls up and comfortable, be sure to get regular fittings and be kind to your body. Whether you are looking for support, comfort, or style, there’s a bra out there for you.
About the Author
Maeve Gesualdi is a Fordham University alumna where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in Communications and Fashion Studies. Based in New York City, Maeve is part of the marketing team at Glamorise. Maeve regularly interacts with customers via social media and product reviews, as well as with influencers and models. She is constantly getting feedback on our products as well as gaining a better understanding of what women in our category struggle with and/or look for when searching for a bra. Aside from writing, she is passionate about all things travel and fashion.
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