7 Dangerous Fashion Trends ...


7 Dangerous Fashion Trends ...
7 Dangerous Fashion Trends ...

Girls, let’s be honest. We’re all willing to go a little crazy in the interest of looking fierce, but how often does following fads put our health at risk? Fashion, it turns out, can be fatal, and here are some surprisingly dangerous trends to avoid.

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Perilous Platforms

Ladies, beware: it turns out that ‘killer heels’ isn’t just an expression. With the return of towering stilettos, footwear is becoming fatal. While falling remains the number one threat, shoe lovers also face a host of chronic injuries. Walking in heels can cause osteoarthritis which means doctor’s bills as high as the guilty shoes themselves!


High heels have been a staple in women's fashion for decades, but recent studies have shown the potential dangers they pose. In addition to the risk of falling, wearing high heels can also lead to chronic injuries such as plantar fasciitis, Achilles tendonitis, and stress fractures. These injuries can be painful and require medical treatment, leading to expensive doctor's bills. Furthermore, wearing heels regularly can also increase the risk of developing osteoarthritis in the knees and hips. This is due to the added pressure and strain on these joints from walking in heels. It's important for women to be aware of these potential risks and consider the long-term effects of wearing high heels on their health.


Over Oversized Bags?

Unlike the clutches and micro-bags of the last decade there is space in today’s oversized shopper to fit just about anything, and this, chiropractors tell us, is a serious problem. Girls literally lugging their lives in their Louis Vuittons are presenting with multiple strains and the beginnings of arthritis. Remember ladies, fashion should be fun, not a pain in the neck, so be a little selective when you’re packing that tremendous tote


Suffocating Sashes

Throughout history women have hankered after tinier waists. Tudor girls wore metal corsets, Victorians ladies were strapped into crinolines, and today we breathe in and do the waist-belt up another notch. While this modern method seems tame it’s not without its risks. A too-snug waist-belt can compress the lungs, causing nausea and dizziness from a lack of oxygen. So girls, easy-does-it when you’re buckling up. Try to remember it’s his breath, not your own, that you want to take away!


Tanning Terrors

By now we all know about the dangers of lying in the sun and yet tanning parlors and salons have never been so popular. Not only does UV exposure cause skin to dry out and loose elasticity, it’s been conclusively linked to cancers as well. My advice? Slap on that sun lotion and haul out the self-bronzer. Remember girls, tan leather is fabulous, but only in a handbag!


Eye-dentity Crisis!

Colored contacts: honestly, we’ve all thought about giving them a go. And now they’re available over the counter. Fantastic? Not so much. Contacts sold without prescription are invariably misused. Uninformed wearers tend not to clean them properly and this can lead to infection and even blindness.


Colored contacts may seem like a fun and easy way to change up your look, but they can also be dangerous if not used properly. According to the American Academy of Ophthalmology, non-prescription contacts are often misused and can lead to serious eye infections and even permanent vision loss. In fact, a study found that non-prescription contact wearers were more likely to develop corneal ulcers, which can cause scarring and potentially lead to blindness. It's important to consult with an eye doctor before using any type of contact lenses, even if they are available over the counter. Proper cleaning and hygiene practices are also crucial to avoid any potential risks.


Malicious Manicures

For many women whose own talons are fragile and brittle, nail overlays are heaven-sent. But falsie fans, be warned: veneers come with their fair share of risk. Acrylics can encourage the natural nail to separate from the finger, often saddling the wearer with a painful fungal infection. And ladies, let’s be honest … fungus? Is there anything less glam?



Acrylic nail overlays have become a popular trend in the fashion world, especially among women with weak and brittle nails. However, experts warn that these falsies can come with serious risks. The chemicals used in the application process can cause damage to the natural nail, leading to painful fungal infections. In fact, studies have shown that women who regularly wear acrylics are more likely to develop nail fungus. Additionally, the removal process can also be damaging, as it involves harsh chemicals and filing down the nail bed. So while acrylics may give you the perfect manicure, it's important to be aware of the potential risks and take proper precautions.


Hydro Hysteria

Drinking water is a necessity but it’s possible to overdo it. Recent reports show we tend to glug down enough H2O to potentially damage our systems. So how much water should we be taking in? Nowadays most believe in just drinking when we’re thirsty. So girls, be sensible: let’s not drown ourselves. Drink water when you want it — what could be simpler?

Sound familiar ladies? Is your oversized bag a literal pain in the neck? Are those super stilettos giving you grief? Drop us a line! We’d love to hear your take on these and any other dangerous trends.

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Great post although I have to agree with peachy; I'm not givin em up! This post somewhat cancels out the one below it! Scroll down, you'll see what I mean;)

I have to agree with Denise - it is still the users choice to wear or do what they want, but just be aware of the dangers that do exist. I too used to wear high heels all the time until I got a job where I needed to wear lower heels and experienced terrible pain and cramps in feet and legs and found it had been due to wearing heels for years has my tendons in back of my calves had adjusted to that my foot being in a higher-heeled position. If you are going to wear heel daily you might want to do stretching exercises in the morning and/or evening or alternate heel heights. Same sort of thing with wearing corsets (or for some older women, heavy girdles) as you are relying on a garment, not your muscles and they can atrophy over time. Even too much water can be dangerous, as the promotion on radio station KDND with "Hold Your Wee for a Wii" contest showed when one of the contestants, a mother of 3, ended up dying of water intoxication. I think it comes down to being all things in moderation or at least being aware that a danger could exist so at least you have the option and opportunity to mitigate any possible damages.

Even this post can't make me ditch my lovely heels!

Moderation and prevention are the key words.

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