The 6 Best Posture Correctors of 2021

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Sitting at a desk all day is a given for most people working at an office. But unfortunately, we tend to slouch over, hunch our shoulders, or crane our necks, which can cause back, neck, and shoulder pain. Using a posture corrector can be an easy way to remedy this (and prevent any detrimental health issues in the long run). Whether you need something minimal like a bra or the full-body support of a brace, here are the best posture correctors to consider.

Best Overall: Truweo Posture Corrector

If you’ve never used a posture corrector before and aren’t exactly sure what you need, consider this option from Truweo. Made for both men and women, this posture corrector is designed to prevent back, shoulder, and neck pain. Because it can be worn sitting, standing, or lying down, it's great for those with sedentary and active lifestyles. This brace works to gradually train your muscles to hold proper alignment, helping you develop muscle memory to keep your back straight.

The posture corrector is also made from a soft, breathable latex-free material that isn't overly restrictive or stiff. The straps are fully adjustable and they shouldn't rub against or irritate your armpits. Even more, this posture corrector should be undetectable when worn underneath clothing, according to the brand. It's also recommended to start wearing it 5 to 10 minutes a day, then gradually increasing from 1 to 2 hours daily.

Best Bra: Leonisa Posture Corrector Wireless Bra

Leonisa Back Support Posture Corrector Wireless Bra

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Posture-correcting bras offer great support for women yet don't look bulky underneath clothing. The Leonisa Posture Corrector Wireless Bra works by pulling the shoulders back to improve posture. It also provides compression for the back and underarms while comfortably supporting the bust. With a front hook and eye closure, it’s easy to put on and take off. Plus, three-level adjustable straps assure a perfect fit without moving around or stretching the way most sliding strap bras do.

This bra is also size-inclusive with 32B to 42DD cup sizes available, as well as several colors to choose from, including a fun terrazzo pattern. Just keep in mind that not all sizes are available in every color. 

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Best with Lumbar Support: Tubnvoot Back Brace Posture Corrector

Ergonomically designed for both women and men, the Tubnvoot Back Brace Posture Corrector supports the upper body to relieve back, shoulder, and neck pain. The breathable material assures you won't overheat when wearing it, while velcro and straps around the waist and shoulders ensure a snug but comfortable fit.

Three sizes are currently available: Medium is suitable for waists that measure 25 to 33 inches, Large is best for 33 to 37-inch waists, and Extra Large should fit up to a 42-inch waist. In addition to using it for work, this posture corrector can be worn while exercising and lifting weights.

Best for Neck: Marakym Clavicle Brace Posture Corrector

Marakym Clavicle Brace Posture Corrector

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If you're temporarily experiencing neck pain, opt for the Marakym Posture Corrector. Designed to be worn around the clavicle, it's made from a lightweight neoprene material that is both breathable and flexible. This is ideal for those who find larger braces uncomfortable, though be aware that it doesn’t have lumbar support.

This posture corrector is also easy to adjust with a hook and loop closure, and it can fit a variety of body types and sizes. Like most posture correctors, this one can be incorporated into both sedentary and active lifestyles. This option even comes with a travel case and a roll of kinesiology tape, making it a great value.

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Best Digital: Upright Necklace

Wearing a traditional posture corrector isn’t for everyone; some of us get too warm, have sensitive skin, sensory issues, or other challenges that make it difficult to wear a brace. So, a digital posture corrector is a great alternative, like the Upright Necklace. Plus, it’s easier to hide under clothing.

The Upright Necklace is made of high-grade silicone in various colors. Because it opens and closes using a magnetic clasp, it’s easy to put on and take off. This smart device features a built-in USB to hold the Upright Go or the Upright Go 2; both of these devices gently vibrate when you slouch, training you to improve your posture. They can also connect to the Upright app, which shares posture tracking information in real-time as well as feedback and other helpful data.

Best for Comfort: Evoke Pro Posture Corrector

Lightweight and flexible, the Evoke Pro Posture Corrector will give you solid support with lots of features. It has three levels of rigidity that can be adjusted by adding ultra-light aluminum alloy or plastic PVC support bars. For minimal support, the bars can be removed entirely.

This posture corrector also guarantees the perfect fit, as it has CoreGear Rotary Modules on each side. This ensures that the brace is tight and secure, adjusting up and down for most body sizes. Hook and loop closures with lines of silicone assure the brace won’t move or skid, too. It also helps that this brace is available in Small, Medium, and Large sizes. Best of all, this is one of the few braces that can be worn while driving, so long work commutes won't be so painful.

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Meet the Expert

This roundup was written by Amanda Lauren, a lifestyle writer who covers fashion and office accessories for The Balance and The Balance Small Business.