Better posture with a bra: defying gravity
Poor posture often leads to back pain, but so can the size of your breasts. The problem may appear in puberty, after pregnancy, or following mammoplasty. Hormone changes during the menstrual cycle can also lead to temporary breast swelling. But the good news is that a correctly picked posture bra (such as this one) can address this problem.
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To counter these presets, posture correctors can be used, which is precisely the subject of this short review. There are many different posture correction products, but a posture corrector bra kills several pigs with one angry bird:
- Distributes the weight of the breasts evenly
- Provides a relief for the neck
- Gives your bosom a more esthetically appealing shape
- Serves as a functional undergarment piece
How do you choose the right one? Start off with making a list with the ‘sore points’ your bra needs to address and functions it will be tasked with. Below you’ll find the parameters that are best to proceed from when choosing a posture corrector bra.
The posture corrector bra must be made so that it can be used for several hours during the day. So comfort, breathability, and even the smell of the corrector bra are to be considered.
Some models of postural correctors are ‘one-size-fits-all’. These tend to be the least efficient. Other models are adjustable. And then there are models available in multiple sizes. These are more complex, but also the ones more adaptable to your particular situation. In theory they are the best compromise between practicality and efficiency.
Avoid trying to get a good deal at any cost by spending little. Considering their function, the methods of their use, and the way in which they are worn, products with low cost but of dubious quality should be avoided. The last thing you want is for your posture bra to look like your grandpa’s hammock after ten washing rounds, much as you might feel nostalgic about your summers with the grandparents. The posture bra should be chosen above all by aiming at a durable, washable, breathable, non-deformable product, et cetera.
If you are going to wear posture corrector bra under your clothing, try to choose one that is compatible with all the tops and dresses you have – which means that it will be as little visible as possible.
The materials used
Posture bras are often made with elastic materials that adhere perfectly to the body, materials that come into contact with the skin or very close to it.
You should already know – based on your experience with other garments, but also with bralettes or other accessories – with which materials you may have allergy problems or a low ‘affinity’. Avoid them. Apart from these obvious considerations, aim for high quality, breathable and machine-washable materials.
By definition, the posture corrector bra hinders some of our movements, those that are related to bad posture in particular. However, it shouldn’t hinder other movements, as is correctly pointed out in this review. It is therefore necessary to be able to use a corrector in all the most common daily situations (during meals, possibly during jogging, saving puppies from burning buildings, and other such).
The aesthetic aspect certainly plays a role every time underwear is concerned. Don’t ask why. We all know that the answer is because. Even if you only use it at home or in the office, don’t neglect this aspect at the time of purchase: you may regret it later.
To round up all this bra talk, a handful of things you should pay attention to:
- Absence of seams, in order to avoid pressure on the lymphatic passages (as well as discomfort caused by rubbing).
- Soft and breathable fabric. The bra can be either in cotton and synthetic or mixed materials, but breathability is essential.
- Practicality: Many women prefer bras with a front lock, it saves hours of time every year. If you are impatient with your morning routines, you need to be able to throw on clothes fast, instead of engaging in the exciting game of horseshoes with the loops and crooks.
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