She shoos me away when I try to help. Any suggestions for an easy front closing bra for a large bust that might be easier for her to get on and off? There are so many brands and some bras are just awful. She’s always worn an underwire type bra, usually Bali. We’ve gotten some bras online through Amazon and Macy’s but they all seem to be knockoffs of the real brands and don’t fit. I’m trying to help her be as independent as possible for as long as she possibly can be. Thanks for any suggestions.
I would encourage her to switch to a Camisole rather than continuing to fight with a bra. There are some with a "shelf bra" sort of like a double fabric that might "contain the girls" a bit better without the discomfort of a bra.
One other thought came to mind. Many swim suits are sold top and bottom separately maybe a swim top might work.
Have a Bra Burning Party and do away with them.
I hook it up, turn the bra around my waist
and put my hands and arms in the straps and pull the bra up with my hands along my arms to my shoulders. Adjust as necessary to get al in it.
After she had the fungal infection I started looking for what at one time was called a slumber bra. I could not find one but, I did find the Lamaze bras. They kept her dry, provided some support and she loved them. The cups did not close quite right and Had to make some modifications. Safety pins to close the front a little higher and
a small horizontal elastic band in back to keep the straps on her shoulders.
Not bad for a man.
I've played the bra game with my mom for so long now and my stress goes from 0 to explode in a matter of seconds. Just try to get her to understand they won't feel quite the way the old standbys do and to give it a fair try. Once you know size and brand, online becomes easy.
Was kind of tickled when I saw this post because it made me realize others are playing the bra game. Never gave it a thought, that this was going on in households all over the world!! I do know, however, my bra game is small compared to bigger issues that other 24/7 caregivers have to deal with each day.
She owned three dresses that she rotated. When they wore out, mom sewed her three new ones.
She lived very simply and was one of the happiest people that I have ever known.
She loved dots or small floral prints. Every time I see those patterns I think of my grandmother.
I’d suggest that you look beyond the usual lingerie brands and look instead at the yoga / running wear stores. They carry all sorts of open front. Although they are not quite what most of us think of as a “bra”.
The top of the line imho is Lululemons Elite front close, it’s abt $100 but, but, but actually has 2 fully designed and separate cages for your girls, which most other brands do not. Hence the price tag. It’s phenomenal, lots of support in front & to your back as well. It doesn’t compress your tits totally; you still have profile to your breasts. & you can sleep in it comfortably if need be.
There’s also Yvette and Spring Seaon, they are both yoga running wear and carry front closure bras for bigger sizes. Yvette has a double decker one that layers the fabric so it looks more traditional bra. Their prices are less than 1/2 of lululemons. I’ve had my Elite 3 yrs and she’s still good, while the Yvette ones have been replaced. The less expensive ones do compress more ime.
For more bra type, look at Glamorize, theirs have front side hook & eye & slide in synchers. I’ve never bought from them, but it’s very old school bra design. At 95 she might not be ok for switching to active wear type of design on her bra.
Why not just a camisole with soft bra built into it or tank top unde her blouseor shirts.
Im 77 and that what I do..and no one seems to know the difference...why
Force a 95 year old to do ...but what she wants...