Sports Bras for over 50 and Post Menopausal

tangerine_z6August 16, 2008

Hi. I find sports bras very comfortable and wear them when I can, in addition to the time I spend in outdoor activities year round. Over the years I have worn Nike, Champion, and Hanes (which were the most wonderful of all). Now that I am 51 I am having a harder time finding comfortable, well-fitting, quality bras. I need more length in the straps and greater coverage across the front than I find in recent styles. Some of the others have felt like armor, all zipped up in the front and tight. I wear a 36B bra and am on the slim side, but let's face it, your body changes when you are over 50 and post menopausal! Any recommendations?

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socks

It's hard to recommend any brand because everyone has a different body, but have you tried Penneys? They have so many styles and brands, you might find something there.

    Bookmark   August 17, 2008 at 11:53AM
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petaloid

Warner's makes a line called Friday's Bras with several styles. I think I got mine at Penney's. No underwires and comfortable for over-50 me.

    Bookmark   August 17, 2008 at 7:44PM
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tangerine_z6

I didn't even think to look at Penney's...thanks.

    Bookmark   August 18, 2008 at 10:06AM
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centralcacyclist

I never just use a sports bra for exercise. I use a regular underwire and a sports bra on top. I hate to bounce. I'm a 38C.

    Bookmark   August 18, 2008 at 12:21PM
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donna_loomis

I am 53 and have not been able to find a sports bra in recent years that feels right to me. Even when I know I've got the right size, I feel more like a post-nursing mother who is binding her breasts. Gah! Gives me cleavage all the way to my neck and I feel like I'm going to choke on my breasts.

Now that I'm "old", I have decided to go for comfort. Hence, the "Comfort bra". I ordered several different styles from Dream Products and have been very happy with them. Yes, they offer less support than the underwire bras I wore so long ago, but you know what? They feel good!

Here is a link that might be useful: Comfort Bra

    Bookmark   August 19, 2008 at 2:02PM
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ramrice

I bought the Danskin bra at Walmart (they're out of stock online, but they're sold at the store). I'm a 34D and it's good for any exercise, including running.

Here is a link that might be useful: Danskin

    Bookmark   August 19, 2008 at 5:35PM
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