I’m a sucker for fashion—always have been. But jeans lately have veered toward tight-fitting, or even skintight. In fact, jeans that are so tight, are not considered jeans at all. They’re “Jeggings.” Jean material in the cut of leggings. While I’m all for fashion, these are not the skinny jeans of modern trend, and they are not at all to be considered modest. Skinny jeans don’t mean skintight jeans. There is a difference. Mine are slim-fitted and tapered to my legs, not painted on them. A useful tip for me is to stand straight and pinch the fabric on my thigh and see if it stays. If it maintains some remnant of the bowed, pinched shape, they’re fitted but still modest. If it snaps back (or are so snug I can’t even pinch them), they’re too tight.
Unbelievably, skin-tight pants, spanx and jeggings have also been known to contribute to compressed nerves in the pelvis called meralgia paresthetica. The clothing pinches the femoral cutaneous nerve that runs along the thigh and pelvic area and can create recurrent abdominal pain, bladder and yeast infections and/or blood clots.
Maybe that’s what it means to be dressed to kill!
Like I said, I’m a sucker for fashion but not at the expense of my integrity or health.
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