FASHION – whenever we hear this word we start thinking about the skinny supermodels that parade in dresses that cost no less than $1000 per piece. You may also think of movies such as The Devil wears Prada & Confessions of a Shopaholic as ‘fashion’ was the focal point of these films. But still we are averse to consider fashion as an art, a lifestyle and, of course, as a career. We tend to overlook that fashion has the power to promote creativity which is so important in every culture and society and it has the power to make you look and feel professional.
Is Fashion Really Important?
There is a general belief that fashion is unimportant and a total waste of time and money. We also tend to believe that people should look to alternative channels to showcase their creativity such as joining an art class or maybe learning professional photography. You may think that the clothing choices are very limited nowadays which is partly true. Or you may think that people have the right to practice religion only in their home or in a place of worship. Some people also believe that kids should never get exposed to the nuances of cultures beside their own. Or you may even think that someone can look professional without making a big deal about all these. All these reasons are completely valid but there is no doubt that the pros outnumber the cons by a long way.
Fashion Helps to Inculcate Creativity
First, fashion the power to bring out your creative side. But how is this possible? But do think hard about this and just try to remember what went through your mind when you were getting dressed in the morning. I am sure you were very creative at that point of time and made all efforts to look good in the morning. It is very common to find people feel very happy when someone compliments the new outfit or the way he he/she has dressed. Your self-confidence increases and you understand that it is okay to look and dress differently from other people. If you have a ‘signature’ style then you will feel less stressed about looking good all the time. There is no additional pressure to look like everyone else. For all these reasons and many more, fashion has the power to promote creativity in everyday lives.
Fashion Exerts Profound Influence in Culture and Religion
Fashion is important in every culture and religion. But one may find it very difficult to establish a relation between fashion & culture or religion. One may be forced to wonder how something as superficial as fashion is important to any religion or culture. Let us take an example. We all know that Muslim women cover their faces with head scarves. Now this can be classified as a type of ‘fashion statement’ because they are using a particular fabric for a purpose. If people start wearing clothes according to religion then it will create a stronger faith in religion and people will feel less odd wearing things like that. It would act as a daily reminder of their faith and people of similar faiths will have a larger bonding among themselves. It is a known fact that people will tend to do by seeing what others are doing. So the trend will catch on very easily. The kids too will learn that it is ok to be different from others when it comes to wearing dresses. It would also make other people interested in their culture. A person might be tempted to do a bit of research and find out the importance of a particular type of clothing. This is how society develops and people become more tolerant towards each other.
The Changing Trends in Women’s Clothing
The concept of women clothing has undergone a drastic change over the years. Women never used to work in earlier days and hence there were not many women’s suits. However, women’s clothing underwent a drastic change because of the professions they choose nowadays. Most of the dresses in the early days were fit only for household work, grocery shopping and for taking care of kids. Now women prefer dresses which make them look professional and also aids in doing household chores with relative ease.
Fashion also makes you look and feel more professional. If you are wearing something that make you look smart and professional to an interview then the employer will consider you more seriously and you have better chances of bagging that job. If people find you to be professional and well kept then people will be very nice to you. You will feel better about yourself and you will do much better in your work.
To sum it can be rightly said that fashion is very important as it makes you more creative, professional and because it has a profound influence in every culture and religion. These are just a few points why fashion is important in our daily lives. However, many people would still doubt its necessity and usefulness but regardless of all these reservations, it can be re-asserted that fashion is indeed very important.