Pain in Fashion

I think we all have experiences of some discomfort when it comes to fashion. For girls it’ll be items like corsets, heels, and tight clothing, and for boys it’ll be such things like uncomfortable jeans and suits. Being a girl, I can only voice my own experiences and cannot speak on behalf of boys and… Read more »

by Anonymous 1 month ago

I think we all have experiences of some discomfort when it comes to fashion. For girls it’ll be items like corsets, heels, and tight clothing, and for boys it’ll be such things like uncomfortable jeans and suits. Being a girl, I can only voice my own experiences and cannot speak on behalf of boys and their pain in fashion. When I was younger, I used to dance, and the outfits and dresses I would wear would be heavy and not to mention some of the fabrics would be itchy and just overall uncomfortable. Let alone the hours it would take to get ready. Wearing heels to events to feel more confident, though would destroy your feet and potentially still hurt days after. As well as tight clothing that would feel like it’s strangling your body; with my body feels like it is being suffocated as I go to eat dinner or any meal. I think many people go to great lengths in order to feel and look confident to the extent that it pushes and pulls their body in all directions in order to look ‘perfect’. But none of it is healthy… it’s healthy to feel confident and have self- image confidence. But when it gets to the point of becoming damaging to your body is when we need to evaluate our habits and beliefs. The examples I’ve listed are some of my own experiences and I say it’s unhealthy because I’ve been in the position to where I am constantly checking my body and checking makeup and clothes; and I let it be how I valued myself. At the end of the day, our bodies’ job is to keep us alive, and pushing and pulling it to fit in a dress or withstand heels for hours on end can be damaging. Pain in fashion can be seen everywhere, but we need to love our bodies first before we try to fit into fashion ideals that expect us to do these painful activities in order to look ‘perfect’.