While everyone is entitled to wear whatever they like, some fashion decisions may not be the best health choices. Even if you are not wearing Victorian-era corsets or an avant-garde piece made of metal, how safe your wardrobe is, is still worth looking at. Some of the most benign-looking, everyday pieces may cause some health issues especially when worn regularly. Some everyday clothing items and accessories have been found to cause health problems such as skin infections, poor circulation, blot clots, and injuries.
The phrase “killer fashion” refers to beauty and an elevated style. But, is there a chance that fashion is actually killing you?
Spanx: What Woman Hasn’t Tried These?
Spanx has been worn by women for many years now. However, its popularity has tremendously increased lately. Thanks to the Kardashians who can’t seem to do without them and the trend of other female celebrities who bare their Spanx on TV in the name of feminism. Even though it has a very flattering effect, Spanx has been found to compress the wearer’s organs. This can lead to health problems such as heartburn and acid reflux. Women who wear Spanx may experience difficulty in breathing. It can also lead to poor circulation and blood clots.
Skinny Jeans: A Staple in Many Closets
Although skinny jeans are considered to be the “everyday pants” for a lot of women and men, experts do not recommend it for daily wear. Wearing skinny jeans everyday can cause meralgia parenthetic, a type of nerve damage on the pelvis and upper thigh. They can also cause other health problems such as blood clots, bladder infections, yeast infections, and dermatitis. It can also cause lipotraphia, a condition where your skin develops depressions due to constant, uneven pressure.
High Heels Can Lead to Unhealthy Feet
The fact that high heels hurt when they are on your feet is a sign that they are not designed for daily or long-term wear. High heels can elevate your whole outfit but they can cause health problems in the long run. Wearing high heels regularly can lead to stress fractures, ingrown toenails, arthritis, and trapped nerves. Some of these effects can be so adverse, they may require surgery.
Cheap Jewelry Is Full of Toxic Chemicals
Wearing cheap costume jewelry comes at a price. Studies show that these pretty baubles are actually dangerous due to the toxic chemicals found in some brands of cheap jewelry. Some costume jewelry is found to have arsenic, lead, cadmium, mercury, and chromium. Long-term exposure to these chemicals can cause a bad skin reaction. Some of these chemicals are known carcinogens so long-term use of cheap jewelry can be bad for you.
Oversized Handbags are Hazardous to your Health
How big and heavy is your handbag? Some women lug around large handbags to carry all their daily knick knacks with them. However, having all you need in one handbag may cause you more harm than good. You may be putting weight on certain parts of your body in the wrong way which leads to pain in the neck, shoulders, back, elbows, and more. Some injuries may become so severe, they might require surgery.
If you tend to carry a big, heavy handbag daily, it may be time to downsize or give the inside of your bag a much-needed makeover.
While we all want to be fashionable, let’s remember that the fashion choices we make today could affect our health tomorrow!