Bra Tips for 50+ Women To Look Younger
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Bra Tips for 50+ Women To Look Younger

November 29, 2018 | Fashion & Beauty | By Amanda Johnson

No matter how youthful you make yourself look by taking care of your skin and your clothes, if you have breasts that sag and bras that resemble a grandmother’s, you surely will be looking your age! So, here’s your Bra Tips for 50+ Women To Look Younger.

The Look

It doesn’t matter if anyone sees your bra but you absolutely must wear those that will make you look good when you stand in front of the mirror. So please dump those matronly ones and choose those in lace and with design.

The Support

At this age due to changes in weight, hormonal fluctuations, and menopause the breasts are bound to sag and hence will need extra support so that they look uplifted. Hence, while choosing fun designs, don’t forget about the support. For example underwired bras and foam cups can come to good use and make you look more youthful. In case you have breasts that are not of the same size, you should wear bras with gel inserts. These will add to the youthful look and are also quite comfortable to wear. For the best look the bra should be such that it helps the breasts to lie midway between the shoulder and the elbow.

The Fit

Unbelievable as it may sound, most women at this age tend to wear the wrong size when it comes to bras.  Here is one trick to know whether you are wearing the right fit or not – your nipples should be at the centre of the bra and the band should lie around the middle of your back. If you really want that perky look, the best advice is to get yourself fitted by a professional. After all no two busts are ever the same.

The Bra Band

The band of the bra is the one that supports most of the breast weight. Hence if the bra band is too loose then the breasts will droop. Ideally the bra should fit such that not more than two fingers should be able to pass from inside the band when you fasten it to the hooks that are farthest. This will allow you to gradually tighten the hooks and fasten it to the nearer ones as the bra material stretches with wear. Also, you will know that the band is fitting correctly if it lies in the middle of your back and is not moving upwards as that will again bring down your breasts.

The Cup Size

You need to get yourself bras where your breasts fit inside the cup perfectly. If you find that flab is sticking out from the sides of your bra put them inside – they belong there. If you are unable to do so then you are not wearing the correct bra and you need to buy a size larger. Alternatively, if you find space above the cup and the material of the bra does not look smooth but crumpled, it means you need a smaller size. If you wear underwired bra and you find that it is poking you under your arms then too it means that you are not wearing the right size. In such cases, choose a cup size that is larger.

The Straps Should Lend Support

The straps support 20% of the weight of the breasts. Since at this age the breasts become fatty and sagging, you should bras that have straps which can support adequately and yet not dig into the skin thus leaving any kind of red marks or soreness. The straps should be such that they can be adjusted but not to the extent where the bra band rises above the back, thus hurting the breasts.

Make the Straps Fun

If you are wearing a dress from where your bra straps might peep out, you could either wear a strapless one or one that is transparent. But, then again, who wants to look boring. So, instead add a little fun quotient by making the straps more fashionable. For this you could choose bras that are made of lace or maybe have some embellishments on them. If your bra does have a strap then you could keep them hidden by using a strap converter or buying a bra that has a bra that has a convertible strap.

The Closure Type

At this age, instead of trying acrobatics trying to close the bra hooks at the back, it’s better to opt for front styled ones. They are not only easier to handle but also lend the bras an erotic appeal. If you do select the rear closing ones, it is better to opt for those with three hooks as they provide greater support to the sagging breasts.

Layer Your Bra

If you want to wear that bralette to shows off the lacy strap but you have a full figure, then it is advisable that you layer your bra. Otherwise, your breasts will droop and you will land up looking old despite the show. Hence wear your basic bra and then layer it with your bralette instead.

Bra During Sports

If you still likes and enjoys your morning jog. Then you should be paying attention to your bra otherwise you might look old and it may harm your breast tissues. During exercise time always choose a bra that lends adequate support. For example a wide band offers the support that one needs during exercise.

The Occasion

You have a bra that is comfortable and your favorite but the same cannot be worn with all kinds of clothes. So you need different styles for different attires. For example you will need to wear a strapless one with a backless gown. You can choose those that are secured around the waist or at the neck. For the extra lift you could also use self-adhesive bras.

The correct bra will make you look youthful and will help you appear slimmer and gives you a  good posture. So take a little bit of time, research well, try different fits, and choose the right one for yourself.

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