As we age, subtle and not so subtle shifts takes place. Gravity inevitably takes control and having brought life into the world doesn’t exactly aid in maintaining elasticity. This doesn’t mean that women over 50 have to throw in the towel, especially when considering what the best lingerie has to offer women in their prime.
Thanks to a variety of luxurious brands with items honed in on our curves, we have a few cheats up our sleeves. These are not your great-grandmothers’ shapewear, underwear and bras. Technology in fibers has made possible a variety of comfortable, breathable and practical undergarments, many of which still bring a level of style and appeal to our lingerie drawers.
If you haven’t been fitted for a bra recently, we highly suggest you start there first, and this isn’t just a vanity issue! It’s the bets thing for your overall health, as well. Check our Nordstrom’s informative guide on sizing/fit, and they also offer in-store fittings, as well.
Lastly, have fun! Yes: we do need a lot of neutral options, always. But take our advice on this, wearing a bright color undergarments can boost the mood, too. There’s no reason whatsoever to keep you from feeling sexy and fun.
(UK Options at bottom of post!)
This is one of the most-sold, strapless/convertible bras on the market!
Did you know that a wire-free bra is a great option for those with gastrointestinal issues?Heartburn is one of the number one complaints about needing to wear a bra all day, everyday, which is often discounted as a diet issue.
Ooooh lala! Every woman needs a LBD: Little Black Dress, but nobody tells you that your Little Black Bra is also one of the must-have basics in your wardrobe. Bring the sexy back…to your lingerie drawer.
One of the most popular trends in undergarments today is the “cage bra,” which is contemporary and has a classic-French-Lingerie feel. This bra is on the modest-end of that scale. The bottom edge falling lower on the ribs keeps the back-fat and bra bulge to a minimum!
This is the ultimate t-shirt bra, which also means it’s great under silk!
Stylish, full coverage underwire bra has a soft and silky smooth knit lining in mesh cups and side
Floral stretch lace cup overlay with a lovely patterned lace along top for sexy coverage while the center was designed tall, wide, and arched for high tummy comfort.
Sides and back are made of specially designed “powermesh” that keeps the back of the bra in place, eliminating ride up.
Sides and back are made of specially designed powermesh that allows the back of the bra to remain in place and not ride up
Get a great workout without fear of bounce in this high impact maximum support sports bra.
Great for wear under tshirts and other lightweight materials, feels like a cross between a bralette and a sports bra. Seamless construction, plus a wide band at the bottom truly elevates this to our everyday lazy bra.
Commando is one of the popular companies making comfortable, shapewear lingerie so it’s no surprise that this beautiful pair is their most popular item!
Wacoal calls these panties “lighter than air”, and all we can think about is “Thank God. Because Winter Layers and Summer Sweat.”
The lace detail is just too pretty to pass up!
Featuring the classic diamond-shaped panel, the lace adds a feminine touch to an overall beautifully retro-inspired panty.
Simple, affordable and soft as butter, you need a pair for every day that ends in ‘y.’
No more chaffed thighs when wearing skirts when you have this combination-skirt-and-short shaper.
Not only will this shapewear tame your thighs, making your pants fit and feel better.
When you need to look like a supermodel in 5 minutes flat.
Perfect start to layering your wardrobe.
The perfect layer under suiting for the office, as the wide straps will stay in place well under a blazer or blouse.
You’ll need 2 or 3 pairs of these must-haves for the office or cocktails! In the winter, layer them under pants for warmth and shaping!
Shaping leggings under jeans is a great way to stay slim and warm during winter!
This piece is super cute layered under otherwise-sleeve-less dresses and blouses, or pile under your sweater for an extra layer of warmth in cooler seasons.