What's The Most Pain You've Endured in the Name of Looking Good?

04/19/2008 at 06:00 AM ET


By now we all know Mariah Carey‘s obsession with sky-high heels, and she seems to be able to overlook the pain or potential for stumbling that comes with stilettos, even in these five-inch-plus Giambattista Valli platforms. She may have needed an extra hand to walk without falling, but Mariah’s not the only one willing to put up with pain in the name of style. Whether it’s torturing our feet for the sake of fashionable heels or going through painful beauty procedures to achieve glowing skin, everyone’s got a story. Now the editors at StyleWatch want to know about your sacrifices for fashion. Tell us: What’s the most pain you’ve endured in the name of fashion or beauty and why? Was it worth it?

FILED UNDER: Accessories , Mariah Carey , Shoes
Add A Comment

Got something to add to this post? Fill out the fields below to make a comment, ask a question or share a tip. We'd love to hear from you.

Note: If this is your first time commenting on Style News Now, your comment will need to be approved by our moderator before it will appear. Thanks for your patience, and check back again soon.

Showing 17 comments

Tim on

Oh Mariah Carey…That’s really all i can say when i see her these days.

Smith on

none, i refuse to suffer just to impress other people

Kim on

oh my gosh, Mariah is so ridiculous. those shoes aren’t even cute!

♥ rosie on

I walked to school on a freezing Canadian snow day in teeny tiny flats! My feet were freezing & red; everyone thought I was crazy, but I said “Fashion is worth the pain sometimes!”

Melissa on

2 years ago, I wore kitten heels a size too big for me. So I had to stuff tissues in the front but they got too tight for me. And then, the back of my feet got all scraped up and there is now are scars where there used to be blisters. So even kitten heels can be painful. But I learned my lesson: no matter how cheap or pretty some shoes may look, make sure they are the correct size and of course COMFORTABLE!!

Cindy Mai on

Hey, this comment has nothing to do with this but i was just wondering, how do i ask a question for the section “You asked, we found:star looks”? cause i been dying to ask a question but don’t know how

Clara on

Those sky-high heels are just not good looking, she looks silly.

StephanieG on

I sprained my ankle when I lost my balance on four-in. cork platform wedges

alexa on

1st wall post!!! omg once i wore these jlo shoes that kill like sooooo much omg never wear jlo shoes … no offence jlo ilu <3 :) :)

jay on

It might be easier for her to walk if she bought shoes that actuually fit. Look, her toes are hanging off the edge of both shoes.

winie on

oh my god! mariah is ridiculus

Rosanna on

I wore a pair of strappy sandals on a trip to Paris. On the subway, someone stepped on my foot and I broke one my toes. I was hobbling around Paris with a black and blue foot and had to end my trip early. The moralos the story is that sometimes practicality trumps sex appeal.

Shoe Smitten on

I go through pain to beautify myself, and I think it’s totally worth it! I wear high heels on special occasions, and I prepare for the worst by putting liquid bandage on the places the shoes rub. It may ache a little, but I look and feel beautiful! The most pain ever? Probably getting my acrylic nails removed, it hurts like a b**** when they clip them off!

Kala on

I remember in 2007 i wore like 4inch t-strap pumps to a formal dinner and since i live maybe a block away i walked instead of bothering any1 for a ride anywayz i had to walk all the way to my cousins house then my bf house which was 2 blocks away in the other direction then i had to walk all the way back to the dinner in 34 degree weather literally my legs were bright red and very ashy so i was so embarresd wen i got there cause i couldnt do anything about it

mary on

i’m in the 8th grade and i wear painful shoes allll the time. right now i have 6/7 cuts on each foot from different flats and sandals.

Jordan on

a none i rather be confertabul than styling boo ya

Brown on

I sacrifce for fashion everyday… i am in heels all day they are totally worth the pain when u get that compliment of how gabulous ur outfit looked… i wear 5 inch platformed heels almost everyday but at the end of the day it is all worth it

From Our Partners


Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 2,512 other followers

Sign up for our daily newsletter and other special offers.
    Choose your newsletters
Thank you for signing up! Your request may take up to one week to be processed.
    see all newsletters