It’s one thing to be a slave to fashion for the sake of looking stylish. It’s another thing entirely to let yourself become a fashion victim. Here’s a look at five potentially risky fashion choices – and how they may impact your health.

Heavy purses. Carrying around an overly heavy bag can lead to neck, shoulder, back and even foot pain. If your purse weighs more than 5 pounds or your hand-held tote weighs more than 10 pounds, it’s time to lighten the load.

Constricting shapewear. Corsets, Spanx and other types of shapewear may give you the streamlined curves you want. But they can compromise your ability to breathe normally, and they may also slower the digestion rate, which can leave you feeling bloated and uncomfortable. Your best bet is to wear compression garments sparingly. Another solution: Wear a jacket if you want to camouflage your midsection.

Sexy lingerie. Wearing a thong or string-bikini underwear may make you feel racy and sultry, but it can make you more susceptible to yeast infections. It may be in your best interest to wear looser-fitting underwear.

Too tight jeans. Wearing excessively snug skinny jeans can compress the nerves that run along the outside of your thigh, causing what’s come to be called Tingling Thigh Syndrome. It’s usually temporary, but the nerve compression can cause a numb, tingling or burning sensation that’s truly uncomfortable. Choose jeans that allow for air and blood flow, and you’ll increase your odds of sidestepping these problems.

Too pointy shoes. You probably know cramming your feet into tight, overly pointy shoes could lead to agony for your feet. A shoe that’s not shaped like a natural foot will cause the foot to become deformed over time. In a way, it’s a modern form of foot binding. If you want to wear tapered shoes once in a while, do so for no more than three hours at a time. Generally, you’re better off sticking with shoes that allow you to freely wiggle your toes.