13 Best Bras for Older Women For Support AND Style

At one point in time, the only option for finding a bra was to go to your local dept store, get measured by a harried worker, and hope they had a size and fit you like.

Now there are so many options it can make a person dizzy. Finding the perfect bra for you can seem overwhelming whether you are 50 or 85, but with more online traffic than ever, it doesn’t have to be.

Many online retailers offer helpful charts and size guides and even free chats with a sizing expert. These same companies have honest reviews directly on their site, some that even list the ages of the people reviewing them.

All this information can help take the guesswork out of finding your next perfect fit. 

Best sports bra for older women:

The Absolute Sports Bra by Champion

Best sports bra for older women by Champion

Sports bras today are as numerous as any other type and is difficult to find a good and comfortable fit. The Absolute Sports Bra gives great support while you run jump or dance and is comfortable enough to sleep in. With patented double dry technology and a mesh racerback, this bra will help keep you cool in the most intense of activities.


Best bra for larger busts:

18 Hour Comfort Strap Wirefree by Playtex

18 Hour Comfort Strap Wirefree by Playtex

Many bras were just not designed for anyone bigger than a D cup. That is not the case with this bra. With sizing that goes all the way to 54/H this bra will fit any breast size! It has full coverage and great support. Wide comfortable straps are a must when supporting large breasts and this bra does that right as well. As an added bonus it comes in 11 different colors!


Best bra for elderly sagging breasts:

Front Closure Zip Up Bra by Glamorise

Front Closure Zip Up Bra by Glamorise

We went outside the box for this one, it might be called a sports bra but the support and comfort it gives are unparalleled. This bra zips up the front so it’s extremely easy to get on and off, it also has a hook adjustment in the back so you can create your perfect fit!


Best bra for older women with limited mobility:

Woman’s Adaptive Front Closure Bra by Silverts

Woman’s Adaptive Front Closure Bra by Silverts

This bra is great for anyone suffering from mobility issues. The makers of this bra have developed a system with three large hooks and a patented Easy Touch tab to guide your fingers where they need to go. The hooks ensure the coverage you can count on while still being simple enough to put on without help.

Best seamless bra for older women:

One Smooth U by Bali

One Smooth U by Bali

Posture support, moisture-wicking, and front closure make this the perfect near-invisible bra. This bra will provide all the support you could want while still being easy to get on and off. The no-slip straps mean it will stay in place no matter what you’re doing. Wear it under your favorite black dress and enjoy a night of dancing or wear it under a t-shirt for a day of lounging and relaxing.

Best supportive front-close bra:

Playtex 18 Hour Posture Boost Front Close Wireless Full Coverage Bra-E525 by JCPenney

Playtex 18-Hour Posture Boost Front-Closure Bra

A supportive bra with no wires? Can it be done? Yes, it can! This bra by JCPenney offers support 4 ways! Not only will this bra help your posture, but it will ensure no slip-ups or slip-offs. It provides full coverage and the wide comfort straps are sure to keep strain off your shoulders.

Best sleep bra for seniors:

BreastNest Wire Free Sleep & Lounge Bra by Silverts

BreastNest Wire Free Sleep & Lounge Bra by Silverts

A bra designed with better sleep in mind. This bra is easy on, and the lack of hooks or clasps keeps it comfortable while you are sleeping. The wide straps keep your shoulders pain-free, and the lack of wires allows your breasts to do what they do best while you sleep. This bra even has a patented strip to prevent painful chafing and rashes under your breast.

Best post-mastectomy bra for older women:

Estelle Recovery Bra with Pockets by Masthead

Estelle Recovery Bra with Pockets by Masthead

The last thing women going through a mastectomy need to think about is how to find a bra for afterward. Masthead made it simple, with bras and straps designed specifically for any pre or post-surgery need they make this difficult process just a little easier. The recovery bra with pockets is designed to hold prosthesis, padding, or icepacks for whatever you might need at the moment. It also gives gentle compression with soft material to keep you comfortable all day long.

Best front-close bra for large breasts:

Lace Wireless Posture Bra by Comfort Choice

Lace Wireless Posture Bra by Comfort Choice

With 12 colors to choose from and sizes up to 54/G, this bra has something for everyone. With no wires to poke through this bra is comfortable to wear again and again. Wide straps and a smoothing back support system will encourage good posture while offering effortless comfort.

Best wireless bra for older women:

Comfort Evolution Wire-free Bra by Hanes

Hanes Women's Get Cozy Pullover ComfortFlex Fit Wirefree Bra

When comfort is your top priority, you look for a bra without wires and when support is second on your list you buy this bra. Designed with fabric that stretches and fits you this is the bra you forget you even have on. No tag so you won’t be itchy and several color choices so you can wear it every day of the week.


Best supportive underwire bra for older women:

Underwire High Impact Sports Bra by Wacoal

Wacoal Underwire Sports Bra

Some activities require as little movement as possible from a place it’s hard to stop movement in. This bra keeps things in place. Highly supportive with breathable fabric it will keep you cool while you bounce and make sure that your breasts only bounce with you. Get the hold with the squishing with the High Impact bra by Wacoal.

comfortable bras for older women:

Enbliss Bralette by Soma

Enbliss Bralette by Soma

This super comfy bralette is everything you could want it to be. The soft material is just one reason it has so many positive reviews by people over 50. Women also love it for the supportive band under the boob and the wide supportive shoulder straps. A bralette that gives the same support as a bra, what’s not to love?

Best bra for small breasts:

Mesh All You Bra by Pepper

Pepper Limitless Wire-free Bra

Often in business, everything is modeled around the average. When you fall either below or above the average it can be nearly impossible to find things made specifically for you. Pepper is fighting back by designing bras made specifically to fit smaller breasts. These bras are designed to fit snuggly close to the chest creating a perfect fit that never rides up.

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