Scientists in France found that bras give no benefit at all in “denying breasts gravity” and claim the underwear is just a “false necessity”.
The research suggests wearing a bra could actually be sending our busts southwards, and does little to ease back pain.
Professor Jean-Denis Rouillon, from the University of Besancon, led the 15-year study into women’s breasts.
He said: “Medically, physiologically, anatomically – breasts gain no benefit from being denied gravity. “On the contrary, they get saggier with a bra”.
Professor Rouillon spent years using a slide rule and caliper to measure changes in the orientation of the breasts of 130 women.
He carried out his research at the University Hospital in Besancon.
Capucine, a 28-year-old participant in the study, swears by the results - and has not worn a bra for two years.
She said: “There are multiple benefits: I breathe more easily, I carry myself better, and I have less back pain”.
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