Ditching your bra during coronavirus lockdown could cause saggy boobs and ligament damage, experts warn

IT'S the first weekend of full-blown coronavirus lockdown here in Britain – meaning unwashed hair and baggy jumpers have become the norm.

But experts have warned against ditching your bras while working from home, because it could cause saggy boobs, poor posture even ligament damage.

Speaking to The Mail, Figleaves garment technologist Victoria Shelton said: "We all still need to wear a bra as our breasts need to be supported – due to their weight you may damage your posture or have back pain (otherwise).

"If breasts are left unsupported, damage can occur to the Cooper's ligament in the breast, causing them to sag."

Instead of freeing the nipple, Victoria recommends switching to a flexi wire design often used in maternity bras or a non-wired style with a seam cup to support a larger bust.

Padded hooks and soft straps are also key for comfort.

Anna Akerlund, head of sales at Luxury French underwear brand Louisa Bracq, added: "Putting on a well fitted bra should feel like you are not wearing a bra."

Posting on Twitter this week, women gushed: "We are quarantined but our boobs are finally free", "No bra day extended for another 14 days YAY" and "Big shirt, no bra. Heaven feels".

But the experts are urging them not to ditch lingerie long-term- as you could cause permanent damage.

Alexandra Thrower, brand manager at Chantelle, said: "Don't wear (a bra) and you will get saggy boobs. It's as simple as that. It's gravity after all. And the heavier the bust, the worst it gets."

The one exception is during pregnancy, when you should avoid wearing underwired bras – as they will compress your boobs and prevent your milk ducts from forming.

Instead, go for a stretchy padded crop top.

In more fashion news, Gucci is flogging Bridget Jones-style jumbo knickers for a whopping £670.

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