While falling bra straps are a common bra problem, some women are much more prone to it than others. Women who have osteoporosis or who have naturally sloped shoulders are much more comfortable in bras that are designed to help straps stay put. There are a few different types of bras that work very well for sloped shoulders.
The first type of bra I recommend to women with sloped shoulders or osteoporosis is a racerback bra
. This style is also known as a T-back bra and has straps that meet in the back. Because the shoulder straps are connected to each other, they stay in place much better. For a similar solution, you can also try a convertible bra
. Convertible bras have straps that can be rearranged to suit different styles and needs. You can cross the straps in the back for a more secure fit. You may also like to try a bra accessory like the Strapper
. This will pull your straps together in the back to help secure them.
Bra Straps for Osteoporosis
There are many different bra strap designs which can also affect how well a bra fits on sloped shoulders. Bras with padded straps can be great for women with osteoporosis. If you are a smaller size you may have trouble finding bras with padded straps available in your size. In this case, we recommend separate bra strap cushions
that you can wear with any bra.
Bra Sizing Help
Proper bra sizing can help you feel your best in your bra. When wearing racerback bras, it is especially important to wear the correct band size as the bra cannot be adjusted. A well-fitted bra band will also help keep pressure off of your shoulders.
To find you correct bra size, see the information on our bra fitting room
page. If you need more help, or would like personal recommendations, ask Linda