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Do Posture Bras Work?

Posted By: Elena W.

Do posture bras really work?  While they will not automatically fix your posture overnight, they do provide superior support when fitted correctly.  Because a posture bra is designed to pull the shoulders back and alleviate pressure from the upper back area, it is a constant reminder to keep your alignment straight.

The resounding answer is yes, posture bras work because they encourage you to keep your posture correct!  Additionally, posture bras are not just used for that purpose – they are also used when a regular bra cannot provide sufficient posture support.

Let’s look at several examples where a posture bra clearly works:

  • If you have really poor posture, you may see a postural or physical therapist.  She would likely put you on an exercise program designed to strengthen your upper back, neck, and shoulder support muscles.  She would also tell you to always remain in postural alignment.  This is easier said than done because your mind is on day-to-day work and activities.  The posture bra works here because it constantly reminds you to stay aligned.
  • If you have very large breasts, you may just need extra support – a pair of D cup-size breasts can weigh over 20 lbs!  In this case, a longline posture bra with panels will clearly provide more support than a typical bra.
  • If you have recently had breast reduction surgery, or even open-heart surgery,  your doctor may specifically prescribe a posture bra to alleviate pressure on the chest area.  Again, the design of the posture bra accomplishes this goal.

While a posture bra is not a magic bullet, it clearly works in cases where expectations are set correctly.

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