I Tried A Posture Bra To Stop Hunching Over My Laptop Like A Creepy WFH Troll

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I’ll admit my work-from-home setup isn’t ergonomically ideal. As a writer, I’m prone to rotate locations in my apartment throughout the day, from my desk to my couch to my kitchen table. I’m forever in search of a spot that allows creativity to flow.

The downside: My posture.

This isn’t to say I sat straight as a rod pre-pandemic when I had a commute and a desk and adjustable office chairs available to me at all times. It’s more that laptop life without a more permanent-feeling setup is a slippery slope to shoulder roundedness and working from places like my couch isn’t doing me any favors.

Enter the freedom bra from Kinflyte, a posture-focused design meant to lift your bust wirelessly while using patented technology to support your back and shoulders at the same time. How? Based on my experience, it’s a combination of wide straps that hit almost like a cap sleeve and non-slip straps that are subtle enough to stay in place without gripping so much they rub.  

I’m a 36B and ordered a medium size. When I put it on, I immediately felt a change. A quick peek in my bathroom mirror and I had instant proof that the angles of my shoulders had improved. But how?

There’s something about where the straps hit on my shoulders that made me instantly conscious of the fact that they were rolling forward. The bra—which looks a bit sporty and can be worn while working out, too—had just the right amount of tautness to physically pull my shoulders back, but in a way that was comfortable and not bothersome. (Btw, it also made my boobs look great.)

I wore it all day long and for weeks on end and always felt an automatic shift in my frame when I slipped it on. Yes, given the design, it’s easier worn under a blousier style or athleisure, but it worked with more outfits than not. I’d totally try it on under a T-shirt or loose dress this spring/summer, too. I even put it to the test while playing tennis and felt fully supported as I darted around the court. In fact, it made me more conscious of my entire body while standing—another win.

Bottom line: Our posture is (and should always be) a priority. Whatever gets us closer to upright is worth it.

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