We have all heard of fashion victims who follow fashion slavishly – but when if comes to some fashion choices, you really could become a victim in a very real sense. Some fashion choices can really damage your health and leave you regretting your style decisions for more than just aesthetic reasons. Here are five common fashion choices that you may not realise could damage your health:
Wearing Outrageously High Heels
High heels are not good for you. High heels, especially ludicrously high ones with stiletto heels and pointed toes, are bad for your feet, your legs, your joints and your back. Though you may wish to wear heels occasionally, wearing them too often and too extremes really could physically hurt you and you could have some serious health problems in the long term.
Wearing Fur or Leather
You may think that real fur and real leather are ‘natural’ and harmless. What you may not realise is that they have to be treated using a whole range of deadly chemicals, the residues of which remain. These are, after all, parts of dead animal carcasses and would rot if not treated. These treatments have been shown to be carcinogens – they can cause cancer – and recent studies have shown that some can be adsorbed through our skin. With little information on supply chains and treatments, there is no way of knowing whether these items could be damaging your health. Keep it faux instead to be safe.
Wearing The Skinniest Skinny Jeans
Skinny jeans are not good for your health, especially those that are super tight. These jeans can reduce and even cut off blood flow and damage your circulation. People have even had to be cut out of their skinny jeans in an emergency. Skinny jeans also increase risk of nerve and muscle problems and even problems in the reproductive zone.
Wearing Synthetic Underwear
Synthetic underwear, especially that which is too tight and too small, can lead to all sorts of problems… down there. You will be at increased risk of getting urinary tract infections and a range of other infections. Synthetic underwear cannot breathe, so you should get some nice, breathable cotton underwear instead. Support and shaping underwear is also a bad idea – it can cause digestive problems, bladder problems and can even affect your breathing.
Wearing An Ill-Fitting Bra
There is a shocking statistic that almost three quarters of women may be wearing a bra that does not fit them properly. If you are wearing an ill-fitting bra you are in the majority but you could be making a rod for your own back. Ill fitting bras can create sore skin patches, back and shoulder pain and other health problems that can become chronic over time.