Skinny Jeans Bad For Yor Health?

According to 944 Magazine, they are!

"Suffering for the sake of fashion is not an uncommon practice. Many people wear some painful threads and accessories simply for style. But the newest fashion risk is the skinny jean. Experts are finding that women (and men) who wear jeans that are too tight may risk suffering from a nerve problem called meralgia paresthetica. Tight jeans put pressure on the femoral cutaneous, a nerve that runs through the thigh, which can cause tingling and burning through the leg. Couple the skinny pant with high heels and you increase the risk. It has also been said that skinny jeans can cause infertility in men. No one is recommending that all ultra-tight pants should be thrown out and never worn again, it's just that maybe they should be worn in moderation."

Keep in mind, that only a small percentage of the population can actually pull-off this style of pant. It makes me wonder about the compression of shapewear like Spanx.....


Designer Studio said...


The latest fashion trend in apparels today is the skinny jeans that give you a lean look. However, if you are unable to get into those, you would also be happy to put on those wide legged pants or trousers that are also hot with the fashionistas. When worn with a short narrow top and a slim fit jacket along with high heel shoes, this combination would look cool and give you that much longed for lean look.

Try it out this season!

Jennifer Held said...

I agree! I've found that another great alternative to skinny jeans is to go with a straight leg/cigarette jeans. To compare apples to apples, if the issue with skinny jeans is the compression on nerves, then wouldn't body shapers like Spanx on control-top pantyhose be an issue as well?


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