ESSEX, UK - TG - Copying Victoria Beckham’s tote-hugging style is so bad for our health it’s even got its own syndrome.

It’s not just that VB’s handbags are usually supersized (a clever slimming trick), it’s her new obsession with putting the straps in the crook of her elbow which is causing injury to fashion insult, reports the Express .  Because while it may be a current fashion ‘yes,’ it’s a total health ‘no no’ say the medical profession - hugging giant totes like VB causes muscles to tear and tendons to inflame.

The syndrome? ‘Poshitis.’ And it’s spreading like wildfire, made worse by the fact that our oversized bags usually come fully loaded.  “We have seen handbags which weighed a huge 1½ stone. It can cause repetitive strain injury and pain in the shoulder and neck,” physiotherapist Sammy Margos told the Express . 

“Women may think they are following a catwalk trend but they are storing up trouble.