From high heels to waist-cinching corsets - suffering in the name of fashion is not a new invention, but a recent incident involving a pair of skinny jeans means you can add denim to the hazardous list.
When it comes to jeans we've all experienced that uncomfortable too tight feeling, especially in the last decade with the rise in popularity of skin-tight denim, but one woman took this to the extreme resulting in a hospital visit.
Australian doctors have warned against the dangers of skinny jeans following the case of woman who temporarily lost the feeling in her skinny jean-clad legs after several hours squatting in the them.
The woman, who lost the feeling in her legs, was found lying on the ground and once transferred to hospital had to be cut out of the offending trousers. She was treated for compartment syndrome or nerve compression.
But skinny jeans aren't the only fashion trend that could pose a risk to your health:
Hazardous fashion trends:
Hazardous fashion trends:
1/5 Skinny jeans
It's not just nerve and muscle damage you have to watch out for, skinny jeans can also result in an increase of developing infections like thrush!
The dangers of wearing a corset have hit the spotlight once again this year with the popularity of waist-training as promoted by celebs like Kim Kardashian. In addition to being uncomfortable you also risk interfering with breathing and pushing the stomach up into the diaphragm causing reflux.
3/5 Platform heels
The hazards of wearing high heels are pretty self-explanatory and have been around as long as the shoes. But with heel heights getting higher and higher it was revealed last year that injuries from high heels have doubled in the last decade.
The risks associated with wearing earrings have been drummed into most of us from school-age when pierced ears had to be covered with tape to prevent them catching and ripping through the ear. In addition a study carried out in 2012 found that some costume jewellery contains potentially high levels of dangerous chemicals like mercury and arsenic!
5/5 Oversized bags
Other than being a hassle to carry around, the trend in oversized bags in recent years has resulted in women developing 'Poshitis'. A condition caused by carrying a heavy bag in the crook of the arm causing repetitive strain injury in the tendons and muscles.
And it's not just the world of fashion that could have you falling victim to injury...the beauty world has its fair share of hazards too from out-of-date suncream, unsanitary pedis and formaldehyde hair-dos.Reuse content