21 Jan '13, 6am

The biggest health hazards in fashion, from flip-flops to giant bags, high heels to nonprescription contacts:

The biggest health hazards in fashion, from flip-flops to giant bags, high heels to nonprescription contacts:

Have you ever heard the saying “suffer for fashion, beauty is pain”? Given the ridiculous trends and beauty regimes we women subject ourselves to, I couldn’t help but wonder exactly how hazardous too-tight dresses and too-high heels were to our health. Spurred by the outrageously red welts left imprinted in my skin one day after wearing a pair of snug skinny jeans, I decided to take a look at the top fashion trends that were causing us a lot more harm than we initially realised. High Heels You simply can’t write an article about fashion hazards and not mention high heels. When I was in my teens, I wore high heels for long periods at a time, never thinking about the damage I was actually causing my body, and now I pay the price. The ugly bunions and corns you get on your toes are just the tip of the iceberg. Frequent and prolonged wear of high heels can lead to injuries suc...

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