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

04/19/2008 at 06:00 AM ET

NEILL J. SCHUTZER/RAMEY

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?

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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.

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