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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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

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