Thursday, 8 August 2013

Five dangerous fashion trends: How trying to look good can come at a price


We all want to look great, no matter what we do, right? Even if we’re just running a few errands like going to the bank or even doing the laundry at home in front of the family, paying a little attention to our appearance has become something of a regular ritual. For many of us, it’s having a shower, putting on our best clothes and applying an appropriate amount of cosmetics, and that’s fine!
Looking good is great, but there are a few trends which might not be quite so good to follow, but what are they? Here, we outline ways in which overdoing it might actually be harmful to our health:

High Heels
They’re often at the top of the list of things we want to wear, but they’re not the sturdiest. Data from First4Lawyers shows that 9% of women experiencing fashion-related injuries were hurt by a slip/trip as a result of wearing cheap high heels. Basically, if you see a bargain pair of shoes you like, think twice before handing over your money!

Large bags and purses
Large handbags are being rocked by the likes of Victoria Beckham, and can be pretty cool to wear, but are they all they’re cracked up to be? 13.6% of women owned up to being injured while carrying them, and it’s easy to see why. If not held properly, they might cause neck, elbow and lower back pain, especially if you’re following Posh!

Tight waist belts
Another trend which seems cool on the surface, the more you think about it, the more uncomfortable it seems. If you’re wearing a belt that’s a little too tight, it might cause nausea and dizziness. Joan Collins will tell you exactly how it feels, as will the 2% of women who said they had been affected themselves.

The ‘perfect’ tan
Being tanned is fun, especially in summer when you want the perfect beach body, but overdoing it can be painful. As 5.5% of women revealed, they have been hurt using a UV tanning bed, and no wonder. If used a little too much, it could cause dry skin, premature aging and even, in extreme cases, some forms of cancer.

Body piercings
This is another surprising one, but is becoming more popular with women. 4% said that they had been hurt by catching their earrings on something. It’s painful just thinking about it, but thinking carefully before having your ears pierced might help.

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  1. Interesting read!

  2. Well, I'd say that price doesn't always equal quality.. I had a handbag that was from a higher price range and it's zipper broke the first time I wanted to wear it. About high heels, I don't believe in purchasing them online, you need to try them on and if you don't feel comfortable, it's easy, don't buy them.

  3. Bags for me are dangerous! I spend too much money on bags!


  4. Interesting take on things! I've been known to carry my bag in the crook of my elbow (like Victoria Beckham) and it's given me the worst shoulder & neck pains!

    Sinéad xo | fabuleuse, toujours ♥ 

  5. I never really thought about it like this! Will definitely think twice before ramming my handbag to brim full of rubbish I don't need! xo

    Hannah xo | Glitter and Sparkle

  6. very interesting read, very good points made xx


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