Posture Bra

How To Choose a Posture Bra

Introduction A posture bra is a bra designed to help reinforce correct posture and alignment.   Some women may refer to them as a posture brace as well. The most common posture bras have special bands that provide extra support in the upper back.  Many also have front and side panels to support the breasts.  Due to the different styles and features, it can be confusing to select a bra that meets your needs.  This article will provide some information and tips on how to choose a posture support bra. Who Should Use a Posture Bra? Women who would like to help improve their posture support or reduce upper back stress can benefit from a posture bra.  Doctors may recommend posture bras after procedures such as [ click to continue…]

Posture Support Options

Based on some of the questions received, we realize that some readers may want more information than just posture support bras. In general, other than a posture support bra your other options are posture support braces or posture support bands (yes, they sound the same but really are not). Since the rest of the site covers posture bras extensively, we will talk about support braces and bands in in this article. Posture Support Brace A posture corrective support brace, as seen above, is a viable alternative to a posture support bra and can be used by both men and women. The most popular and comfortable support braces have the over-the-shoulder elastic straps with hook and loop closures. Another strap goes around your upper torso (below [ click to continue…]

Best Posture Bras

You have decided you want a posture bra – is there simply one out there that is considered the best?  This is primarily a subjective question since it is dependent on your specific needs and desires.  In general, most women seriously care about the bra’s support capacity, ability to promote good posture, and overall comfort ability.  There are posture bras available that meet these criteria. Below are some of the best posture bras available today: Glamorise Women’s MagicLift Front Close Posture Support Bra Glamorise has come on very strong recently in the posture bra market, and this one of their most popular for good reasons. It truly does provide the reminder to sit up and straight, a posture bra’s functional purpose. Unlike other bras though, [ click to continue…]

Longline Posture Bra

One type of fairly popular bra is the longline posture bra.  It is covered briefly in a previous article:  How to Choose a Posture Bra.  However, due to the popularity of the longline, we thought a brief article would be beneficial to readers. They have some unique characteristics that provide improved posture support. Let’s look at the regular longline bra first.  This type of bra extends down your body like a corset, typically covering down to your belly button area.  Most women purchase a longline bra to improve their figure – the bra flattens the stomach and torso providing a much leaner effect.  This is very beneficial for tight fitting clothes or gowns. The longline posture bra version has the same general look and tight [ click to continue…]

Glamorise Bras – Magic Lift Posture 1265

Glamorise Bras is one of the most popular bra brands offered today. They have been in business since 1921 and are a very trusted name. Glamorise currently offers two bras for posture support – the Magic Lift 1265 Posture Bra and the Front Close Longline Posture Back Support Bra. In this article, we look at the former – the Magic Lift Posture Bra 1265. Overview This Glamorise 1265 Bra, like many popular posture bras, uses Cotton-Lycra crisscrossed support bands to support the shoulder and upper back. It does have a unique design “cross over and under” design to provide increased uplift and separation – hence, the Magic Lift system. Finally, it has no underwires, which aids in the overall comfort and long term wear. Features [ click to continue…]

Posture Bras – Frequently Asked Questions

We sometimes receive questions in email here at PostureBra.net and thought it might be useful to keep an updated post that has the latest and greatest answers – a FAQ (frequently asked questions).  We hope this answers some of the questions you and others may have (and yes, we apologize for anyone we could not respond to!). Where can I buy a posture bra? Since posture bras are more of a specialty undergarment, they are more difficult to find in “brick and mortar” department stores.  Two traditional stores to try are JCPenny and Sears, sometimes they have posture bras in stock.  Some specialty bra shops will carry them as well, but your best bet is to order online, especially if you already know your proper [ click to continue…]

Playtex Posture Bra Review

One of the most popular posture bras offered today is made by Playtex – specifically their Playtex 18 Hour Posture Bra (Style 4379). It is available at plenty of online retailers but may be more difficult to buy at stores. 2010 Update: Unfortunately, Playtex has decided to discontinue this bra! However, as of August, there were still plenty of stores and online merchants with stock remaining, so buy extras if this was your favorite. There is no word yet from Playtex if a new posture bra is coming. A good alternative that is very similar and gets very high quality reviews is the Exquisite Form Fully® Front Hook Posture Bra. Overview The Playtex 18 Hour Posture Bra features X-shaped (crisscrossed) stretch mesh back panels designed [ click to continue…]

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