Updated: Jul 8
You’d be hard pushed to find a woman who hasn’t sacked off the booby traps (sorry, bras!!) to some extent during lockdown.
It’s a ritual that is as synonymous with ‘home time’ as the trackies on/hair up habit that down-time dreams are made of. This in mind, it’s no wonder that bras are the one part of our wardrobe that’s officially become most redundant during lockdown.
As blissful as the experience might have been, however, the prerogative does come with one quite significant down-side (quite literally.)
With one expert warning that going braless for too long could have a long term effects on the Cooper's ligaments in the breasts, causing them to sag, and posture to slump, the no-bra-bliss seems to therefore come at a heavy price! .
A supportive bra plays a fundamental part in maintaining alignment, and taking this into account, there might be a case for reinstating some structure to the everyday formality that is getting dressed, however unnecessary it may seem.
Luckily, comfortable wire-free bra alternatives DO exist (phew!!), with the likes of Nudea Lingerie, Rossell England, Sloggi and Marks and Spencer helping us keep abreast of our health in these loungewear-presiding times. Times when, in so many respects, health and happiness really does hinge on those ‘little lifts’... in all their forms.