Best bras for older women
Bras for Older Women: Out with the Old in with the New

Bras for Older Women: Out with the Old in with the New

Dana Donofree
4 min read

Out with the Old in with the New Bras for Older Women

Beauty and sexuality have no age limit, whether you are 20 years old or 70 years old. While you may believe that you have to swap your sultry lace for a “grandma bra” once you hit a certain age, that couldn’t be further from the truth. At AnaOno, we believe in bras for older women, younger women -- really, anyone of any age who wants to feel sexy and empowered in their skin, regardless of age. If you’re an older woman shopping for a new bra, read on to learn what you should look for, and our top five AnaOno picks.

What should older women look for in a bra?

The key elements in finding the perfect fit include: 

Comfort: Think about it: Since puberty, women were told to wear a bra basically for the rest of their lives, every day, no matter what. If we’re expected to wear something for that much of their lives, shouldn’t it be comfortable? A high-quality, well-fitting bra should prioritize how you feel while wearing it, without sacrificing support and coverage. 

Quality: As you get older, you may look to ditch the fast fashion, cheaply-made bras for garments made with care, craftsmanship, and premium materials that will last for years. Look for bras made with premium materials, such as Tencel fabric, and crafted with durability top of mind, so you won’t find yourself tossing out your worn-out, threadbare bras every year or so. 

Support: Support can mean something different to everyone, and your needs may evolve as you grow older. You may want additional support if you have larger breasts, or you may need something special if you underwent breast surgery, just to name two examples. Not everyone wants underwire, though -- these wires can sit uncomfortably against your ribcage or against an incision site or scar if you had breast surgery. At AnaOno, our bras scrap underwire without sacrificing support.

Coverage: How much coverage you want can change depending on the style of bra you buy, whether full coverage, plunge, balcony, or another design altogether. As you get older, you may think that you have to gravitate to full coverage, but that is far from the case. You can simply wear the bra you love at any age, no matter if it completely covers your boobs or you want a deep plunge front.

Breathability: A breathable bra is a must-have, no matter how old you are. Who wants to wear a bra that leaves you in a pool of sweat and with a burning rash on a hot summer day? A few components to look for to ensure your bra is breathable are fabric, the thickness of the bra, and the overall size and design. Look for bras made of lightweight and highly absorbable fabric like modal that won’t leave your skin feeling irritated. 

AnaOno top bra picks for older women

The most important thing to consider when selecting a bra is what makes you feel the most confident and comfortable. Age doesn’t matter. Your breast size doesn’t matter. Your medical history doesn’t matter. Just because a certain birthday passed doesn’t mean your underwear drawer magically fills with bland grandma bras that are totally devoid of personality or panache. 

Our five fave bras that are guaranteed to look and make you feel your best include: 

Leslie Soft Leisure Bra

The  Leslie Soft Leisure Bra can be put on by stepping into it or pulling it over your head. This ultra-soft, double-lined, and underwire-free bra is ideal if you’ve undergone breast surgery or reconstruction surgery, or if you just want a very comfortable, lightweight bra. The thick straps stay in place for added comfort, while a mini mesh panel in the front adds a bit of flair to basic wear. The Leslie Soft Leisure Bra is a complete upgrade from a sports bra, but will still provide you with the comfort, support, and design of one. 

Leslie soft leisure bra

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Rora Pocketed Front Closure Bra 

If you’ve been diagnosed with breast cancer or you’re currently in treatment, this  front closure bra is one of the best models you can wear during surgery recovery. Style, softness, and adjustability come together to lay gently against irritated or sensitive skin. A wide back bridge provides your underarms and back with more support, reducing pain and helping with posture. The Rora Pocketed Front Closure Bra also includes a place to securely insert expanders and lightweight breast forms, but if you don’t want to rock an insert, this bra will lay flat against your chest. 

rora front closure bra

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Monica Full Coverage Bra 

If you don’t like wearing bras and prefer to feel like you’re wearing nothing, the Monica Full Coverage Bra is the one for you. This bra is perfect for all breast shapes, providing you with the utmost comfort with its soft and lightweight material. The Monica Bra features a modest neckline, wire-free cups, and adjustable straps, so you can feel comfortable and confident in your bra all day long. 

monica full coverage bra

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Delilah Soft Cup Bra 

Just the right amount of sexiness meets comfort and coverage with the Delilah Soft Cup Bra. This super-soft slip bra is lightweight and provides full coverage, but a touch of lace along the top brings a sensual vibe to a garment that may otherwise feel a little too conservative for your taste. The Delilah bra features a slight V along the neckline, lending to its chic feminine look. This bra is also customizable and has removable pads, so if you’ve had a mastectomy or you’re recovering from breast surgery, this bra will support you without giving up on style or sexiness.

delilah soft cup bra

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Why AnaOno bras are perfect for older women 

At AnaOno, our bras are designed to fit you and accommodate your breasts as they change over time, whether that’s due to breast cancer treatment, augmentation, reconstruction, or you’re au naturel but simply want the best for your boobs. We want women of all ages to know, believe, and fully embrace that their sexiness and beauty don’t diminish with age. Each bra in our collection retains that spark, adding elements of sensual lace that long ditch that old-lady-bra vibe and uplift (pun intended) your feminine sensuality. Find your perfect fit now -- explore our website to find the best bra for you.

Dana Donofree
Dana Donofree

Founder and CEO of AnaOno. After a diagnosis of breast cancer in her late 20’s, Dana took her own lived experience and fashion design background and (re)designed intimates for those that have undergone breast surgery. Dana’s story has been published around the world in outlets like New York Times, BBC, Huffington Post, The Today Show, and more.