Depending on your needs, you will find that there are different types of posture braces.
1. Standard Posture Braces
Standard posture braces are commonly made of soft nylon straps that are worn over your shoulders. These posture braces work by pressing your thoracic spine in the middle of your back, guiding your shoulders into retracting.
As a result, your upper spine and neck will straighten, and your chest will push outward in a proper posture position.
2. Support Bands and Belts
Posture support bands are similar to traditional posture braces, but follow a slightly different design. Posture support bands can be worn around your lower back, or your lumbar spine.
Support bands are often used to prevent hunching over, and also to give you extra support when you are lifting heavy objects. However, studies have proven that this method does not do a lot to protect your spine when you do heavy lifting.
3. Posture Bras
Posture bras offer the same kind of support as a brace, but in the form of a a bra. These are especially convienent for women, who can wear posture bras under their everyday clothing.
Posture bras can be especially beneficial for individuals with bust-related posture issues.
4. Posture Shirts
Posture shirts are very similar to traditional braces, but are usually made out of elastic rather than nylon. Posture shirts come in a variety of sizes, shapes, and colors. Some posture shirts use inner elastic bands to compress certain muscles to help keep your body straight.
They also have the added benefit of discretion, as they resemble a normal workout shirt.