The Most Comfortable Bras for Women Over 60

Last week I mentioned in this post that I recently donated my older bras and how these are my current favorites. But, that got me to thinking about what other options are out there. Luckily, I asked the AWSL community for your recommendations, and I got a lot of helpful feedback. This inspired me to dive a little bit deeper into the ones you suggested and begin the search for the best and most comfortable bras for women over 60.

Years ago, I gave up underwire bras and have not missed them one bit. I am personally not well endowed; however, I know I have readers with chests of all different sizes and preferences. I think we can all agree though that finding a comfortable bra can be tough. Things aren’t where they used to be, and what you want and need in a bra has likely changed. Whether you are looking to find a supportive bra to lift the girls, a minimizer to help smooth and sculpt, or simply one that just doesn’t hurt to wear, this comprehensive list has a bra for you, no matter your budget or your bust size.

Before you get started though, I want to call out a few things:

  • If you haven’t gone in for a professional bra fitting in a year or more, do yourself a favor and get one. It makes all the difference in how your clothes fit and can make you look slimmer also! Nordstrom is a great place to get one, or you can use a store locator here and here.
  • If you’re looking to add some new bras to your drawer, consider donating your old ones to women’s shelters. Bras are under-donated and much needed at these places.

Best Wireless Bras for Women Over 60

True & Co Triangle Bra

These are my current favorites, and I recommend them to all of my fellow small busted, underwire haters! They provide up to one inch of lift and support. This bra is buttery soft, smooth and invisible under my clothing, and the v-neck allows me to wear it with a variety of necklines.

Other True & Co Bras I’ve heard good things about:

Sloggi Invisible Bra

Next up is this bralette from Sloggi recommended by Eileen. This seamless bra is made of super smooth, multi-stretch fabric developed in Japan. It has wide straps and is invisible under clothing. This one has removable push-up pads inside. The reviews on this one say to size up as they tend to run small.

Tommy John Wireless Bras

This one has been circulating on Instagram, and I really want to try it. I’ve seen a lot of influencers of all ages share it and swear by how comfortable it is that they don’t even realize it’s on.

Warner’s Easy Does It Underarm Smoothing Wireless Bra

After reading through all the wonderful things customers had to say and seeing a few of you recommend it, I knew I couldn’t leave it off the list. The padding is sewn in, so you don’t want to worry about losing them in the wash, and the smoothing side panels get rid of any underarm rolls or lumps you’re looking to camouflage. I’m putting this one on my list to try, and it’s so affordable at under $20!

From my readers:

  • Jan noted that she has bought this brand at Walmart, and they have worked really well for her!
  • Sue said that she likes the Warner bras and has bought them at Target. But, as a small B cup, she has started to experience some sagging and switched back to underwire.

Playtex 18-Hour Ultimate Lift Wireless

If the straps on your bras tend to dig in and bother your shoulders, try this Playtex bra that has wider straps with added cushion. This wire-free bra gives you just the right amount of lift and support for under $17 and has 63,000 4.5-star reviews to prove it! I love the scalloped neckline, and the added pattern is a fun touch. Sizes 36B- 46D.

The Best Underwire Bras for Women Over 60

Spanx Bra-llelujah!

I’ve heard nothing but wonderful things about this full-coverage, front-clasp bra from Spanx, and it’s also on my list of bras to try! Reviews claim it is super soft and supportive. I love that it has wider straps to prevent the straps from cutting into your shoulders, although I do wish they were adjustable. Sizes 32B-40DD.

A reader of mine, Melissa, said that this is her go-to everyday bra, and I’m planning to give it a try.

Soma Bodify Perfect Coverage

You’ve likely seen a Soma store at the mall or even seen me share about their sleepwear before. It’s a great option if you want to try it on in person and have someone help you.

Soma interviewed 1,500 women about their complaints when it comes to bras while they were designing this Bodify t-shirt bra. The solution is this best-seller that has a patent pending Floataway Wire™ that moves with you and clever Get a Grip strap that are designed to stay put. I really like the added breathable mesh panel in the front, as it’s functional but also adds a little visual interest! Sizes 32B-42DDD.

Looking for a wireless version? Try Soma’s Enbliss Wireless Bra!

From my readers:

  • Margot shared, “I go to Soma for bras – I am well endowed – but find it has as much to do with the fitter as the brand.”
  • Susan had similar comments that she is “well-endowed and has mainly Soma bras that never wear out.”

Vanity Fair Full Figure Beauty Back Smoothing Bra

If you have a larger chest and are looking for comfortable support with wider straps and full coverage, no-spill cups, look no further than this full figure, back smoothing bra. This bra from Vanity Fair comes highly rated and is also available in a wire-free version! Sizes 34G-44DDD.

Bali Women’s Comfort Revolution Front-Close Shaping Underwire

This bra by Bali is all about comfortable support! The deep plunge of this bra makes it perfect for deeper v-neck tops. The other feature I love is the front clasp for easy on and off. It’s definitely worth adding to your arsenal of undergarments. Sizes 34B-42DD.

Other Reader Favorite Bras

Many of you have mentioned that Wacoal makes some of your favorite bras so I went on a major search to find the best ones. Below are a few of the top-rated ones, along with reader comments!

“I like Wacoal bras as well. They are comfortable and hold up very well, No pun intended!” “My favorite bra is Wacoal, and they have a wide variety of styles, and colors.”

Bras for Busty Women

While I mentioned above that I’m not well-endowed, I do have a friend that is. Here are a couple of options that she swears by:

  • Third Love 24/7 Perfect Coverage Bra: This one has memory foam straps that don’t dig into your shoulders while still offering full coverage and great support. If you need a t-shirt bra, this one is it. Sizes 3sB-44H.
  • Elomi Matilda Full Figure Underwire Plunge Bra: If you’re looking for a minimizing bra that is fit-focused, she recommends this one. She said that she wears these most days. The only thing you have to be careful of is the embroidery can show through on tighter tops and certain fabrics. Sizes 32GG-44GG.

What to Keep in Mind When Shopping for Bras

Bras should provide comfortable support, look smooth under clothes and conceal your nipples (if you’re modest). There are push-up versions to enhance cleavage, T-shirt to smooth and conceal nipples, minimizers to reduce volume, sports bras to prevent movement, demi bras to wear under low-cut tops, racerbacks to wear under halter and tops with close-set straps and on and on. Finding the best bra for you can take trial and error!

A well-rounded wardrobe consists of bras in a variety of colors and styles for your different clothing. The one thing I don’t recommend owning, though, is a white bra. You can find out why in this post!

Looking for more bra posts?

Let me know below if you’d like me to do a round-up of the best sports bras for older women and if there are any other bras I should include in this post.

Shop More of the Most Comfortable Bras for Women Over 60:


  1. Chantelle soft stretch! They’re not particularly attractive to look at, but they disappear completely under clothing, and I never feel the need to rip them off as soon as I arrive home!

    1. Those are two of the most important features for me. Invisible under clothing and comfy.

  2. Lesley Crane says:

    I’ve had a lumpectomy and cannot wear an under wire. I’m also a 32c so hard to find. I prefer cotton breathable bras as I live in Florida. Again almost impossible and although I am small framed and slim I still get that back and under arm bulge. Also getting a nude color in my size is difficult. The struggle is very real.

    1. Back bulge is so hard to prevent in any bra.

  3. Thanks for the great post. I do have a fitting every year. I find my visits to Dillard’s is the best. I do get different brands.

  4. Just another spot on post to help keep us all current on what’s available. I add several new bras every spring and discard the same number. Thank you for mentioning that you donate, I plan to do the same.
    I feel that I’ve upped my game 100% since following your blog. When I was working it seemed so easy to stay in tune with the new styles, makeup and so on. Thank you!

    1. I like to donate because there’s so much need. These gals need all the help we can give them.

  5. Judie Henson says:

    Are any of these recommended bras minimizer bras? Good ones are hard to find!

  6. Yes, please research sports bras! I only wear the ones that fasten–I can’t get the pullover style to go over my head comfortably. Sports bras generally fit more tightly to keep the girls in place and it seems really common for them to be pullover styles. Suggestions would be much appreciated!

    1. I have the same problem. I have been wearing the Soma zip-front ones and love them.

  7. Since the COVID panic, it seems like stores only have the rubber boob style that don’t even require breasts inside. I don’t need extra padding! I tried online but was disappointed and sent them all back.

  8. I’ve long thought that the bra industry doesn’t spend much time and effort on those in the A cup category. I’m a 34A (was a 36A until I lost a few pounds this year). I sometimes have difficulty finding bras in this size and have been told “try a 32B, it’s the sister size for 34A.” Well, the 32B is usually too tight around my ribs and even though the cup volume in the 32B/34A is touted as being the same, the cup isn’t a great fit either, so not my best option. I like a little bit of padding because it helps to fill out my clothing, making tops and dresses fit better. All that said, I haven’t had a bra fitting in a few years, so I really need to take that step first, then perhaps will find the newest perfect bra for me. Despite being not so well endowed, I have worn the Spanx Bra-llelujah, because it had sufficient padding and the band and straps were really comfortable. Last summer I bought a bra from a company that specializes in small cup sizes (can’t remember the name). The fit was great and it was quite comfortable, but no padding. Thanks for this post, Jennifer. It should be really helpful on my next bra shopping trip.

    1. I seldom see A cups but there is a need.

  9. I love the True bra that you recommended! At first I I wasn’t sure that I would like pulling it on over my head (no hooks), however the comfort more than made up for it. I’m usually a 38-B and the large fit perfectly. I just ordered another one since it went on sale. Thanks for the great tip!

    1. I just ordered 1 more too 🙂 I love them.

  10. Thanks Jennifer for great bra info. Getting the girls comfortable is a must. 😊😊

  11. This is a very informative post. Now to start my research. I prefer underwire because I have dense breast tissue and the girls are heavy! I don’t buy bras with straps that are stretchy either – the girls sag with this style. I have been fitted to a 34DD. I would also like an athletic bra edition, too. I find pullover bras difficult with my over 60 arthritic hands version. The struggle is real. Enjoy your posts. Thank you!

    1. I’m glad this was helpful!

  12. Hi, thanks for the informative post. As another over 60 I have been in search of something that gives smaller breast support but still makes me feel feminine. Knix is a company I highly recommend and that is easily accessible in Canada.🇨🇦

    1. Thanks for sharing that brand with us.

  13. Thanks for the insight. There are so many choices. I’d never give up my underwires. I tried a non-wire once and never felt comfortable…I really like Third Love…they offer half size cups……

    1. Half cup sizes sound brilliant!

  14. Being a gal of modest needs, most of these bras really do suit a they appear to suit fuller figured gals rather than me. None of your selections really touched on those of us a 36B down to a 32 B who need support and lifting too but find a lot of these recommendations too long on the sides which cut into the underarm. Any recommendations for us? Love your site by the way and look forward to receiving your latest thoughts in my in-box!

    1. I find the larger the cup size, the longer they are on the side, which is uncomfy on me too.

  15. With narrow shoulders, the only bras that worked were for exercise which limited style choice to say the least. I’ve been wearing Shapeez for three years and no longer have the slipping straps issue.

  16. Thanks Jennifer for your wonderful suggestions. Yes, I would be interested in a round-up of best sports bras for older women. Would you also have suggestions for sport tank tops for older women that run longer rather than short, to wear with bike shorts or sport leggings? Thanks.

    1. I’ll see what I can find. I’m not a fan of short tanks either.

  17. Great information! I’ve bought & tried so many bras in the last 3 years & I’ve learned a good lesson! “Don’t buy any bras that aren’t adjustable!” They cut too close into the underarm. I currently have settled on the Warners that you have listed. It’s nice to have the padding built in rather than having separate inserts, though I have some of the True styles & they’re very comfortable too.
    Thank you for your research! I’ve benefited from so many things that I’ve read on your blog!

    1. I agree. I like mine to be adjustable too.

  18. Pat Patterson says:

    Great post! Getting a personal fitting is the best we can do for ourselves
    Have a great day

  19. Jennifer, thank you!
    So many great suggestions.
    Yes, time for a bra fitting here, Soma does a great job!

    I would love a post on sport bras.
    I have a large bust and can never find one that fits.

    Again thank you!

    1. That is a great idea!

  20. also did not mean inserts for mastectomy or lumpectomy patients of course!

  21. Hi Jennifer
    Great post. But is it just me, or do others find the inserts just additional polyester padding that goes into landfill? And agree with the sizing request, although sizing can
    be difficult in the larger sizes.
    For undies: Knickey will recycle, for a charge. Their undies are comfortable as well.
    If you know of a good recycle program for bras, could you include it in (maybe) one of your Monday musings. For Days: (https://rstyle.me/+MYkdOS1NLuSMMHS8Si__Pg) will send you a giant recycle bag
    ($20 to mail per UPS) and they will recycle, but they don’t take bras or undies.

    1. I recommend donating bras to local battered women’s shelters.

  22. I love the Chantelle bra as well. I had a fitting at Nordstrom. I was wearing a 34B but I actually needed a 32C. It’s much more comfortable now. I need to go back for another fitting as I had a lumpectomy and now need an insert on one side. thank you for all the info!

  23. Hi Jennifer,
    One other thing I look for in bras is the fabric. I need to wear cotton bras due to my breast size. Bali has one that I love and I also have a couple from EBY.

    1. I’ve tried an EBY bra and they’re really nice.

  24. After your recent post I ordered a couple of True bras and they are fantastic. Thank you!

    1. I ordered these too and find them so comfortable.
      Thanks for your good recommendations Jennifer!

    2. I’m glad you like them too.

  25. Deborah Foss says:

    Fit Fully Yours is my choice! I went for a bra fitting. I was wearing a 42DD. I actually should have been wearing a 36 H. What a difference! I am 70 and this underwire bra has put back everything where it belongs and extremely comfortable!

    1. That’s amazing! I think many of us as wearing the wrong size.

  26. I have been traveling and missed the bra post, but I want to recommend the Chantelle C Magnifique bra. It is a really comfortable underwire recommended to me at a Nordstrom bra fitting. It has been my go to ever since. And I agree whole heartedly with you, Jennifer. A bra fitting was eye opening to me. Like a lot of women, I was in the wrong size bra and getting the correct size really made a huge difference.

    1. It can make all the difference.

  27. This was very helpful! I have trouble in warm weather finding a bra for sleeveless tops and dresses. Something that won’t show in the underarm and shoulder strap area. Would love to see some options for that. Thanks!

  28. This is a great help Jennifer. I see a couple I will try. The biggest issue I have had with bras is once I find one I like the manufacturer seems to change the style or discontinue it. I have had luck at Dillards too for those who have that dept store in their area. Thanks!

  29. Thanks for this round up, I know it must have been a lot of work. If/when you do this again, can you include the size range in your write up? I was quite disappointed to clink thru on many of the new to me brands/styles only to discover that they don’t come in my size. Thanks

    1. That’s a great suggestion. I will try to update it with sizes

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