The ageing process is a beautiful thing. However, as you grow older, you’ll notice that you need to adapt your wardrobe to your body’s needs. 

Unfortunately, those skimpy bras, which don’t offer much support, might have to become a thing of the past. But you don’t need to swap to less stylish alternatives. There are plenty of sophisticated, attractive supportive bras for older women. 

In this article, we’re exploring why you need to change styles as you age, the best types of bras for mature women, and how to lift your breasts with a supportive bra. Scroll down for expert tips and recommendations now.

What Kind of Bra Is Best for Older Women?

No one bra is perfect for everyone, but there are a few styles that are recommended for older women. These are usually full-coverage bras with extra support, lifting (or push-up) bras, and balconette bras. 

However, the main elements you should look for are padding OR wired support. These will make the bra more comfortable and provide a more flattering look.

Why Do You Need More Breast Support As You Age?

It’s no secret that as we age, our bodies change. But why do your breasts need more support as you age?

Sagging is the main complaint and cause for more support as women age. This change in appearance and texture is completely natural and caused by gravity and collagen changes. As you get older, collagen isn’t replenished as quickly, which leads to breasts not appearing as full as they previously did. 

Age isn’t the only factor that can cause a saggy appearance, though. If you’ve lost a significant amount of weight, you may also benefit from a more supportive bra to counteract the loose skin and change in shape.

What is a Lifting Bra?

Before we reveal the best supportive bras, you might have noticed that a lifting bra is often recommended for mature women. 

Lifting bras (also known as push-up bras) are padded with extra padding to lift your breasts or to create a plump cleavage. The extra padding is discrete and leaves you with a natural finish, counteracting the effects of age and giving you functional support simultaneously. 

So, if you’ve been Googling for a ‘push-up bra for saggy breasts,’ keep reading. Below are a few high-quality picks from the luxury Maison SL bra collection.

The Best Supportive Bras For Older Women

Complete your wardrobe and elevate your figure. Here are five of the best supportive bra styles for mature women. 

1. Full Coverage Bras

Full coverage or full cup bras have the widest cups, guaranteeing comfortable wear and a flattering look underneath clothes. A full-cup bra for sagging breasts is also advised if your breasts tend to spill out of other styles, as they provide functional support with light padding and underwire.

The Prima Donna bra provides an elegant, feminine finish with sheer lace cups and a soft ivory colour. 

2. Lifting Bras

While all supportive bras provide a slight lift, the best lifting bra for sagging breasts is a specialised push-up or lift bra.

For example, the Lise Charmel Push Up Bra combines a vivid colour palette, fine lace, and subtle padding for a bombshell finish.

3. Balconette Bras

The balconette bra might not be the first style that comes to mind when you think of supportive bras for older women, as this style has a shallower cup. However, balconette bras support the lower breast, which is usually the first area to change as you age. 

The most supportive balconette bras are ones with padding. The Marie Jo Balcony Padded Bra has padding and underwire for an even, rounded look that suits daytime and evening wear.

4. Wireless Bras

Aubade Rosessence Wireless Lace Bralette 

Underwiring is recommended for older women looking for more support. But it’s not a non-negotiable. Maison SL also carries supportive wireless bras for saggy breasts if you find this supportive element restrictive or uncomfortable.

When looking for a wireless bra, look for options that have supportive straps. The Wacoal Body By Wireless Soft Bra has a racerback style to provide a lifted feeling.

Alternatively, you can look for wireless bras with wide backs and secure fastenings. The Aubade Rosessence Wireless Lace Bralette is designed for women with larger cup sizes, allowing support without a structured appearance.

5. Strapless Bras

A strapless bra should be in every woman’s wardrobe. These bras are perfect for sleeveless tops and dresses, allowing you to eliminate bra strap lines without ditching the support. 

The best strapless bra for saggy breasts is one with padded support for a slight lift. However, a fuller cup is better to avoid any spillage or discomfort.

The Royal Lounge Strapless Bra has a bandeau cut and a back panel that’s designed not to move. It also has padded cups for a full cleavage look.

Supportive Bras For Older Women - Final Thoughts

Choosing a supportive bra is critical, especially as your body ages. Hopefully, this quick guide has helped you pinpoint what’s best for you and given a few examples that blend functionality and luxury style.

See Maison SL’s full bra collection here. Or keep reading. Learn more via the Maison SL blog here.

May 24, 2024
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