An interesting article from refinery29…
Okay. So that headline might involve just a bit of a hyperbole, but stay with us here…. Unless a glock, nunchucks, and throwing stars are part of your daily wardrobe, chances are you’re not too worried about being maimed by what you’re wearing.
However, some of your more benign-looking pieces have a dark side, leading to gross injuries, not-so-nice afflictions, and — in some rare cases — an untimely end. No, this isn’t a call to arms to burn every pair of jeggings you see (at least, for the reasons we’re about to present), but it sure doesn’t hurt to ask what you’re risking by swiping that 2-year-old tube lipstick. Ahead, ten things you’re wearing that could do you some serious harm. Trust — you’ll never look at a pair of flip-flops the same way again.
1. Silk Scarves
In one of the most infamous death-by-clothing-item stories, 50-year-old ex-dancer Isadora Duncan’s silk scarf became entangled in the open spokes of the car she was in, throwing her to the pavement and killing her instantly. The scarf in question was a hand-painted Roman Chatov silk scarf that her friend Mary Desti (who also witnessed the accident) had given to her. So, kiddos, remember — two and ten, buckle up, and keep your hands, feet, and scarves inside the vehicle at all times.
2. Platform Shoes
The phrase might not be “The higher the heel, the closer to God,” but it may as well be. Super-high platforms, stilettos, and wedges may give you a boost, height-wise, but anyone who’s worn them knows that one misstep, and you can end up with a twisted ankle — or worse. Allegedly, a 25-year-old teacher in Japan died after falling from a 5-inch platform sandal and fracturing her skull, and another Japanese woman died in a car crash when her stiletto-clad foot couldn’t get to the brake in time. Yikes.
3. Skinny Jeans
Skinny jeans might be the everyday pant for most women, but wearing too-tight pants every day might lead to meralgia parenthetic (MP), a form of itchy, burning, tingling nerve damage on the pelvis and upper thigh. According to Consumer News, skinny jeans are also responsible for bladder infections, yeast infections, dermatitis, blood clots, and a condition called lipotraphia semicircular, when your skin develops depressions due to constant and uneven pressure.
Read the full story at http://www.refinery29.com/dangerous-beauty-and-fashion