In an effort to keep everything in its proper place, I bought a super supportive bra, but when I looked down at my new, old décolletage, I noticed chest wrinkles. Where did they come from? Or were they always there and I just now noticed them?

As the years creep up so does the need for a bit of extra maintenance. And it sometimes seems like you work on one issue and another appears.

No fun!

I’m a side sleeper; it makes perfect sense that eight hours a night of squeezing my chest together would scrunch up loose skin and cause wrinkles. So I did my research on how to avoid chest wrinkles and improve the décolletage.

Here are the results:

Cheap and easy décolletage help!
  1. Back Sleeping: Sleeping on my back worked until I fell asleep and rolled over to my side.
  2. Products: Creams made me feel like I just had greasy wrinkles. Glycolic acid peels are expensive and felt harsh for my sensitive skin.
  3. Separators: Stick-on pads separated the breasts, avoiding the side chest squeeze issue, but they would have to be put on and removed every day. Lots of tugging and pulling — and something I’d have to buy and keep in stock.

Sock it to chest wrinkles.

What I found works best is also cheap and easy. First, I wear nighties that have a soft built-in bra shelf (cami top or cami-top gown). Then right before bed, I stick a rolled up sock ball in between “the sisters” to keep them separated when side-sleeping. Hubby is amused.

I find three socks rolled into one work best. Plus it’s a fun to be resourceful and reuse those sad socks that lose their partners in the dryer.

You are never too old to put a sock in it for beauty’s sake . . .


I think that each woman, whatever age, needs to recognize something good in her body. Someone has beautiful legs, someone has beautiful hair, someone else has beautiful decolletage or a beautiful waist or beautiful hands. Everyone has something great.

Carine Roitfeld