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Top 10 The Most Risky Women’s Clothing Options

By Tram Anh Mar 25, 2024

10 Mercury, Arsenic, and Lead—Oh My!

Even while we only mentioned three major ones—turpentine, formaldehyde, phthalates, parabens—we might have easily included more. There has been an abundance of potentially lethal substances utilised in personal care products throughout history. For as long as there has been a fashion industry, women have knowingly poisoned themselves in an effort to seem beautiful.

There are far too many examples to mention them all. One of them is:

To lighten skin tone, people would apply arsenic pads, which killed the red blood cells just under the skin’s surface.

Lead powder, which gave the characteristic white face of the Baroque era.

Scheele’s green was an arsenic-based dye that become toxic with prolonged use and eventually caused cancer.

Hats treated with mercury, which led to neurological diseases and is the source of the expression “mad as a hatter.”

9 Neck Studs

The use of neck rings has developed separately in a number of African and Asian cultures. Initially, a girl’s neck is adorned with metal rings; as she develops, new rings are added, or the one ring is wound around her neck again. In the event that a space or looseness develops between the rings, additional rings are inserted. In theory, this makes women look more attractive by making their necks appear longer.

The clavicle and ribs are actually bent abnormally low due to the forceful compression caused by the dense arrangement of hefty discs. Because the soft tissues are compressed against the bones in abnormal locations, this distortion poses a number of health hazards, including problems with blood circulation and clotting. Even worse, some cultures allow girls to skip wearing rings when they’re little and start wearing them when they’re preteen, adding more rings as they progress. Quickening the rate of bone deformation is bound to be a bad and uncomfortable thing to do.

8 Auto-Art Piercings

Piercings are stab wounds that anybody with a rational mind should believe “a professional should do this,” yet many people still attempt to do them on their own. For cheapskate dummies, this is an even more appealing alternative now that do-it-yourself at-home piercing kits are widely available online.

Infection is the most prevalent risk when cutting oneself at home, although there are other risks as well. No one’s house is subject to the same stringent regulations as professional piercing sites when it comes to infection prevention. Trained experts take further precautions, such as sterilising the piercing site, their instruments, and the environment in which they work. At home, where sterility is not only not ensured but could also cause disease transmission due to a lack of training, none of that is guaranteed.

7 Thoradian

Radioactive goods were all the rage in the Roaring Twenties and Great Depression. Radioactive elements were just recently discovered by scientists a few decades ago; to the uninformed public, they were merely novel energy-containing minerals. Thorium and radium were all the rage after the term became popular.

A cosmetics line that included both radium and thorium was called Tho-Radia. Every product in the line—from face creams and lipsticks to soaps and even soft drinks—was sold as a miraculous remedy for anything from hurting bones to crow’s feet, thanks to its enigmatic energy characteristics. Unfortunately, the products had the opposite effect of what was intended and caused a dramatic increase in cancer rates among a whole generation of women.

6 Sparkly Shoes

It goes without saying that high heels pose less of a threat to the wearer than a number of the other items mentioned. Their slow, sneaky threat to millions more than makes up for their lack of immediate risk to a single person. Even though they were taller than modern-day standards, some historical high heels were far less gradual.

Wearing high heels on a regular basis, even contemporary ones, causes the Achilles tendon and calf muscles to physically change shape to accommodate the foot’s new angle. As they attempt to adjust to an unnatural gait, the knees, hips, and back endure strain, which can lead to a variety of injuries, including osteoarthritis and stress fractures. Also, other ancient high heels, such as chopines from the 18th century, were significantly higher and resembled eerie, extraterrestrial monoliths with straps for the feet.

5 Separate corsets

Somehow, corsets have been around for a long time and have been worn by many women. Putting on a cloth corset to draw in the waist, which also serves to lift the bust and elongate the hips, is an easy enough concept. Additionally, corsets are effective, but they might cause deformities and organ damage due to the prolonged pressure they apply to the torso.

Research has demonstrated that corsets can kill, deform the lungs, and cause agonising obstructions in the intestines. Corsets have been known to kill their users in a number of documented cases, either by gradually smothering them or, in the notorious case of Mary Halliday, by pressing so hard into the torso that it pierced the heart.

4 Crinoline spray

Victorian ladies were known for their distinctive “big-bottom-tiny-top” style, which they achieved in large part due to the hoop skirt, a popular Victorian-era fashion fad. Supported by cages called crinolines, the enormous skirts could maintain their shape. Additionally, many of women perished while wearing hoop skirts due to crinolines.

Crinoline posed two distinct risks. It was a very combustible substance, to begin with. Additionally, the shape it produced caused the skirts to expand to an unreasonable size, which made it difficult to control and left it open to dangers like fire. Victims of fire, machinery, and waggon wheels were common among Victorian-era women. Different sources put the number of casualties caused by these cumbersome and combustible skirts in the thousands.

3 Foot Shoe Lacing

As a sort of foot binding, young Chinese girls would have their foot bones fractured and then wrapped firmly to change their shape—typically making them smaller and more pointed. First, the toes were broken and tucked beneath the foot in a methodical fashion. Then, the arch of the foot was broken and bound into the proper shape.

It was common for toenails to regrow during the treatment, which increased the risk of infection and, in extreme cases, led to the loss of the toes altogether. To make matters worse, this was deemed an additional perk. Bound feet would have an even more compact silhouette without the toes. Even more astounding than the practice itself was the fact that it persisted for almost a millennium. Its heyday was in the 1800s, when bound and deformed feet were common among Chinese ladies.

2 Chic Heroine

For ages and in most civilizations, being slim has been a key component of style. The pursuit of an ideal feminine shape, which is constantly being redefined, is something that the majority of women can relate to. But the ‘heroin chic’ style of the 1990s snatched the bar and tossed it into a seedy alley.

As its name suggests, heroin chic was an implicit glorification of heroin usage, particularly the emaciation that heroin addicts often experience. That, in addition to the sagging skin and dark circles under the eyes caused by generalised illness. Marketers of the style often used photos of their models lying facedown against walls or in alleys, seeming bewildered and unfriendly. When prominent heroin user and photographer Davide Sorrenti passed away, the trend came to a head.

1 Rib Dictation

To think that some people have gone to extreme lengths like removing entire bones in the name of vanity is shocking enough, but to think that this is a relatively recent phenomenon is even more unbelievable. To trim their waistline, some people have chosen to have two, four, or even six ribs removed. This is happening right now. To many, the goal is to mimic the appearance of beloved cartoon characters or Barbie.

An invasive operation is the first expense associated with achieving that unrealistically small waist. Most doctors will tell you that surgery is usually reserved for last resorts due to the inherent hazards involved, such as infection and internal bleeding. After all, your ribs are meant to protect your lungs and other important organs from harm in the event of an accident, so losing them raises the risk of serious organ damage. The danger of a collapsed lung is higher than ever before in their absence.

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