The 4 best posture correctors (2021): braces, clothing, laptop stands and more

We are slouching outside our offices for at least 40 hours a week and nibble our necks on our phones the rest of the time. Not to mention that we are approaching the one-year threshold of the pandemic which has limited our usual activities. All of this can affect our back health. Poor posture doesn’t just cause temporary pain and stiffness; this can cause a permanent intuition.

After seeing far too many photos of myself with horrible posture – my shoulders completely rounded, my stomach sort of pushed forward while my hips are pushed back – I wonder why someone ever spoke to me voluntarily in public. So I decided to do something about it, try on suspenders, shirts, yoga strap, and even a little vibrating device that sits on the back. Here are the best posture correctors we’ve tried.

None of these options will solve your problems overnight. Start using them for 10-20 minutes a day and add time as you go (and listen to the product directions). If you have severe back pain, a lump, or scoliosis, talk to your doctor before trying any posture correctors.

Update February 2021: We’ve added laptop support and exchanged links to the updated posture correcting bras from Kinflyte. The Wyllielab is no longer available, but we are still looking for cheaper options.

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