The vain do not complain. This may be true for those who want to look good and fashionable, but beyond the physical impact of wearing the trendiest clothes and fashion lay some health risks that you may not be aware of.
Do not let aesthetics get the better of you! From bags, to shoes and undergarments, know what fashion trends can spell disaster to your health and well being.
You want to have long legs and so you put on a sexy pair of stilettos. Three inched-stilettos can do the trick! Heads turn and you feel like a supermodel walking down the runway, but after 30 minutes of walking your legs and feet already pays the consequence of vanity. With stilettos, you could simply trip and sprain your ankles, develop bunions, calluses and varicose veins. If you don’t stop wearing them everyday, your knees and even your lower back are also at risk. Overtime, osteoarthritis can set in. Those mile-high stilettos are just not good for your biomechanics. So before you go gaga over those alluring stilettos go and seek the advice of your podiatrist first.
Ladies and who avoid the VPL or visible panty line taboo wear thongs instead of the usual comfy cotton panties. There are even those who prefer to wear thongs because they want to emphasize their toned thighs and buns. Unfortunately, wearing thongs or G-strings too often can cause genital tissue irritation, which in some instance develops into small lacerations and cuts. Wearing too tight thongs can also cause urinary tract infection and vaginal infections such as yeast infection which is very irritating and painful. But do not despair! You can still avoid VPLs with the use of invisible panty lines like cotton boy shorts.
What was once associated with rockers, bikers and gangsters are now considered fashion trends by many. I’m talking about body tattoos. Nowadays, tattoos are considered cool, stylish and fashionable. But one thing remains the same. Tattoos, especially those that are not done hygienically can expose you to diseases like hepatitis and even HIV! And then there are simple allergies and skin irritations. And do you think a tattooed image of your ex-boyfriend twenty to forty years from now will look sentimental, especially if you both have your own separate lives? If you think getting a tattoo is very painful, wait till you try to removing one!
Career women of today carry almost everything in their bags, but the kitchen! Three to four cell phones, vanity kit, wallets, laptops, name it, the bag has it. And because of this, bigger bags are needed. But while big bags are both fashionable and functional, these have negative effects of the shoulder muscles and nerves. And obviously, your shoulders, spine and even your back are exposed to more strain as you add more stuff to your bag. The key is to bring only those items that you need.
You see celebrities wear them during red carpet walks, but that does not mean you should too. Last fashion trend that can pose some health risk are big heavy earrings. The last thing you want is a torn up earlobe simply because your heavy dangling earrings got caught somewhere or is simply too heavy for your ears. A torn up earlobe is very visible and definitely not a good sight to see.
Fashion and styles help express ones self, but do not let that expression be “ouch”. Do not sacrifice comfort over looking good, because fashion should never be a pain in the neck, feet and back.