They’re tight, sexy, worn mostly by women—and some hipster men. Skinny jeans are the need-to-own garment of today. But they might be making us sick. The Wall Street Journal reports that skinny jeans could be to blame for “lower back pain, yeast infections in women and a rare condition called lipoatrophia semicircularis, in which horizontal lesions appear around the thighs.” If you are the optimistic type who wears jeans too tight for your waist line, you might also be suffering from indigestion caused by fashion.
Of course, none of this is to suggest we should all suddenly adopt this disturbing new trend of dropping pants all together in favour of pajamas.