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Skinny Jeans May Cause Nerve Damage

Suffering for Fashion

Although I personally could have done without coloured jeans springing back into fashion, they are a better alternative to skinny jeans. Assuming you were one of the rare creatures able to wear skintight denim, you should probably relegate them to the Goodwill bag right this minute. 

Not only are skinnies so 2010, doctors are now warning that too-tight jeans can be bad for your health, to boot. According to ABC2News, wearing pants that tight can cause a type of permanent nerve damage known as meralgia paraesthetica.

It’s a disorder that occurs when one of the nerves that runs in the outer part of a thigh gets compressed,” says Greater Baltimore Medical Center physician, Karen Boyle. “The pressure on it causes symptoms of tingling, numbness and pain in the outer part of the thigh.”

When paired with stilettos, which tilt the axis of the pelvis, the look becomes seriously hazardous. The good news for those who still want to rock the skinny look? Simply sub your skinnies for jeggings or jeans made with a stretchy fabric. 

And women aren't the only ones who fall victim to fashion's whims. Men who don pipe jeans can also suffer—not from a lowered sperm count, as the myth goes—but from pain and numbness in the outer thigh. 
This yummy says good riddance to skinny jeans. A trend, it has to be said, that flattered few figures. In any case, I could never get them past my thighs!
Will you miss the skinnies? Have you ever suffered for fashion? Spill it.