If your spine is headed toward Quasimodo-dom, but you don't want to shell out international shipping--or up to twice the base price in cash--for an Up Shirt, Intelliskin's line of shirts, tanks, tees, and sports bras could provide similar stand-tall benefits. Their garments' built-in PostureCue technology encourages the muscles that support and align your spine and shoulders to remain active and strong at all times. Cover your body in Intelliskin while working out, playing sports, or sitting at your desk, and the company says it will both improve posture instantly, plus ingrain better long-term postural habits that will endure whether you're wearing their clothing or not.
Intelliskin items have been designed to mirror athletic taping techniques and compress areas of the shoulders/trunk that promote intelligent feedback to your brain about your posture. In addition to encouraging wearers to stand up straight and move in better structural alignment, PostureCue adjustments can help relieve pain, stimulate blood flow, and improve performance (all possible side effects of poor or incorrect posture). The meat lover's deep dish food baby rock-a-bye-ing in my gut this morning is glad to hear Intelliskin clothes are also slimming.
Garments fitted with PostureCue are made from a blend of 56% Nylon and 44% Lycra Power. They are intended to have a compressive, but not uncomfortable fit, and many individual pieces include sports mesh posture panels for breathability along with spinal and scapular support. With active people as its primary audience, the PostureCue tech also incorporates anti-microbial and moisture-wicking properties to keep odor and geyser-like sweating under control.