Can Fashion Be Hazardous To Your Health?


No, no way. How can something so wonderful harm you in the slightest? Apparently it can. Not in any way that you would normally think. Actually, I don’t think I would ever normally think that fashion could harm you.

It’s the subtle ways. The small details that when ignored, can cause health problems. Here are five ways that fashion can harm your health:

Tight Jeans

Tight jeans may make you look good; bur squeezing into tight jeans could compress the nerve that runs down the front of your thigh, causing tingling and numbness to occur. Do this enough times, and long-term nerve damage could end up happening to you.


Spanx are every woman’s best friend, but apparently, if you wear shapewear too tightly, there’s a chance you could end up with acid reflux, breathing problems, and similar nerve damage that you can get while wearing tight jeans.

Tight Bras

We seem to be following a trend here, don’t we? If your bra is too tight, you can fall victim to back pain, skin irritation, and breathing problems.

High Heels

I don’t think I could ever give up wearing heels, but it may be a good idea to wear them less often. Heels can cause bunions or plantar fascilitis, which is a thick band of connective tissue in your foot that can cause extreme pain.

Flip Flops

I wouldn’t wear these shoes anywhere other than from my back door to my pool, but flip flops can cause an increase in calluses, and the lack of arch support can lead to plantar fascilitis.

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