When did handbags become luggage? Probably when they started costing six figures. The trend of oversize purses, as modeled by fashion icon Alex Chung, is taking its toll on our bodies. Lower back pain, shoulder strain, headaches and aggravated arthritic conditions are a direct result of loading up our heavy leather purses with up to 10 pounds of, well, stuff, according to health experts.
They make your legs look killer; too bad you can't feel them. Victoria Beckham style pants are so tight they can cause "tingling thigh syndrome." It's a condition caused by lack of blood flow that creates a burning or numbing sensation in your lower half. If you live in ultra-tight denims with zero-breathability the long term damage can result in loss of feeling in your legs, according to experts. It may be one point in favor of jeggings, which are made of a more breathable fabric that won't stop up your blood flow. CLICK HERE to watch the Beckham's sexy ad campaign
Being a slave to fashion can be a real pain in the neck. Fashion necklaces today can weigh up to 5 kg and it is no myth that wearing them all day can lead to neck and back problems. If you don’t have strong neck muscles the heaviness of the necklaces can pull the neck and cause muscle strain. Try to minimize wear to special events. But, if you can’t resist, make sure your masseuse is on speed dial!
It's not just an urban legend. Long earrings with hoops or hooks can get caught on just about anything--especially a shirt you're removing over your head. Next thing you know, your earring is off, and so is your earlobe.
We may be becoming more aware of the UV rays, so oversized sunnies would seem like the best option. Unfortunately not, this fashionable trend set by the likes of Rachel Zoe and Nicole Richie has taken a dangerous turn and is deemed a driving hazard. Large frames, dark lenses and thick rims can limit visibility and increase the risk of an accident, according to a British study. Maybe its time to put safety before style, or, just grab yourself a pair of Ray-Ban, they are smaller but ever so stylish!
Kristen Stewart better not order the flambe in that top. The material, rayon, triggered one of the largest recalls in history, in 1994, when the government alerted citizens to "stop wearing rayon skirts." The highly flammable material was proven to burst into flames at the flick of a lit cigarette. Now most clothing derived from the synthetic material is sprayed with an anti-flammable chemical. But it's still not recommended for wearing around a campfire.
In the past few years spikes have literally risen in popularity. Singer Rihanna has become the spokesperson for the sex pistols meets Mad Max couture. But the look isn't without it's hazards. Her corset, which is similar to the spikey undergarments from Agent Provacatuer, can leave your arms with a ton of scratches and even lead to infection, after a night of swinging around your midsection. And if you're planning on having a tryst, you could send someone to the hospital.
ig, chunky, cocktail rings are the fashion item of the moment. From cheap to chic you can find SJP, the Olsen twins and Blake Lively wearing one or more, day and night. There are no style rules about wearing oversized rings; alas there is a safety manual. Those statement rings, yes the bigger the better, are not as safe as once thought. Rule 1: no swinging arms at party, you may knock someone out!
If supermodels like Agyness Deyn can't walk in platforms for five seconds, how are we expected to spend our lives wearing them? Six-inch stilettos have stepped off the runway and become standard gear for fashionable women. Even platforms, which give the illusion of comfort, are prone to ankle twisting.
From superheroes to Olivia Newton John to Lady Gaga it comes as no surprise that latex is still around. This flattering, sexy and super slimming fabric makes you look sizes smaller, but it has its down side. Sweating is inevitable and circulation, well lack there of is unbearable. Lets just leave wearing latex to the superheroes and stars!