Are your favourite clothes bad for your health?

Uh oh: your favourite outfit could be damaging your body with each wear. According to Naomi Braithwaite, a research fellow at Nottingham Trent University, items like jeggings, stilettos, and oversized bags could be doing you more harm than good. Here’s how to pick out the main offenders—and swap them out for other stylish pieces.

 

  1. Ditch the jeggings

 

Jeggings, or ultra-tight jeans, can prevent proper ventilation to the genitals. This can cause a plethora of health issues, including yeast infections and UTIs. To keep your lady parts healthy and happy, try a pair of wide-leg, breathable pants, instead.

 

  1. Go for comfort, not for height.

Wearing stilettos can cause immense foot pain and discomfort—not to mention bunions and hammertoes. Instead of going for height, try out a cute pair of flats: loads of designers are putting out sweet, detailed models for summertime.

 

  1. Watch your bag’s weight

 

Oversized, heavy bags could be putting excess stress on your back and shoulders, causing migraines, severe pain, and injury. Instead, opt for a small cross-body, a light backpack, or a clutch.