Are Jeans Fashionable

Friday, 20 September 2013 0 comments
The term 'fashion' refers to a dominant mode of expression. Although the term 'fashion' can apply to a wide range of fields, from interior design and architecture to economics and technology, many people associate fashion with clothing. What a certain culture understands by fashion is goodness and beauty. What goes by these criteria will therefore be fashionable. What doesn't fit in that particular mode of expression will be considered unfashionable. When used, the word 'fashion' usually has a positive meaning and is frequently associated with the concepts of style and glamour. However, when referring to a person as being materialistic or trendy, the term 'fashion' has a negative connotation.

The idea of making a statement through fashion goes back to the sixteenth century in Europe, so we can say that fashion is more than four centuries old. Still, what most people understand by fashion - expression through clothes - only began to express itself in the eighteenth century on the old continent.

Fashion varies depending on many factors, among which the most important are time and society. How fashion changes over time is more than obvious. Young and people have distinct concepts of fashion. Their perceptions of fashion are not interchangeable, as everyone knows it would be ridiculous to see an old man dressed in a young man's clothes and the other way around. There are also multiple perceptions of fashion within a society, according to age, occupation, generation, social class and so on.

The most prominent feature of fashion is that it is constantly subjected to change. Not too many people regard this constant change as productive, since it encourages consumers to purchase things unnecessarily, just out of the pleasure of constantly experiencing something interesting and new.

As far as clothes are concerned, how can we decide what is fashionable what is unfashionable? How do we decide what to wear? Do we go by the latest fashion trends and become fashion victims, or do we stick to what we know looks good on us? Tough choice! The idea of fashion in the 21st century refers mostly to high-heeled shoes, handbags, sports suits, designer jeans and ripped jeans.

Jeans are a choice for many people, as they are easy to suit, practical and comfortable. Although most of the jeans are made from denim, they may also come in a variety of other fabrics. Jeans are most popular with teenagers, but they are now gaining popularity with other age categories as well. At their origin, the jeans were work clothes, but they began to be worn outside work places at the middle of the 20th century when they became popular among other social categories.

When most people think of jeans, they think of a casual way of dressing. The choice of color and style is a very wide one. Nowadays jeans come in so many styles that it is virtually impossible not to find at least one pair of jeans that will suit you perfectly.

But jeans don't vary on color alone. There are also various types of jeans according to the fits. The jeans fits can go from straight or loose to slim, baggy or skinny, from high-waisted to superlow-waisted.

Fashionable and Stylish

Friday, 13 September 2013 0 comments
Fashion and style. What are they? Do they always go together? Do they mean one and the same thing? It's hard to say. According to specialists in the field, fashion is actually a synonym for style or glamour. It has been agreed on the fact that fashion is a way of personal expression, and according to this criteria, one can be fashionable when he/she fits in this expression mode, or unfashionable, which would be the opposite. Fashion has manifestations in all the fields of human activity, that is when can speak about fashion when we refer to topics such as architecture, clothing, music, cosmetics, entertainment, forms of speech or even politics or technology. Anything in these fields can be described as being fashionable or not. When one speaks about materialism or trend s using the term 'fashion', it can be associated with a negative meaning.

Most people today perceive fashion as a term referring mostly to clothes. The beginnings of what we call fashion today did actually refer to clothes and they go back as far as the sixteenth century. However, it was only two centuries later that the real manifestations of fashion took place and it happened in Europe, among the wealthy upper classes. Fashion, just like any other manifestation of human activity, underwent major and continual changes, to the point where it is today, that is, being related to many fields of activities.
Of course, it would be unjustified to assume that fashion is the same all over the world. First of all, fashion differs from one society to another. Then, within a certain society, there are a lot of factors which may influence fashion such as age or generation, social class, profession or occupation. Even the geography of certain regions may bring about differences in fashion among the people of the same society.

But how does fashion change? Because we all know that constant change is what fashion is actually about. Everyone will agree that what is new now will soon become old, and the process goes both ways, that I what was once into fashion but is now considered to be old and obsolete will soon turn into something new again. Capitalism has brought along with its numerous good aspects some less appealing ones, such as waste. People buy things which are not necessary to them and consequently speed up the process of change as far as fashion is concerned. Young generations have much to do with this change in fashion as well, because they are always eager and willing to try interesting things, things that they haven't experienced before, something new to be more precise.

We All Fashion Victims

Be honest, how often do you see people suddenly all start to wear the same thing? It happens to me all of the time, mainly because my bitchdar kicks in, and once it does, boy do I go into overdrive. As an example, I can be in a bar or a nightclub and something somebody is wearing will catch my eye. It usually isn't a big deal, but soon enough I'll notice something similar and before long I'm seeing patterns emerge that indicate a hot new look or trend.

We're not talking earth shattering new trends or designs here because let's face it, fashion these days, rarely throws up something completely radical or new.

Most new fashion can't actually claim to be new, in the never-been-seen-before sense of the word. I can't remember the last time I saw anything remotely cutting edge. No, if the truth be known, the fashions that hit the catwalks are probably the most daring and yet even those offerings, are mostly a rehash of an old theme.

It's a well known fact that the clothes that you and I buy, are direct copies from the last big name catwalk collection whose look and feel if not direct copy, has been whisked off to every rag trade factory around the globe. Those self same copies become the next variation of the styles we already have in our wardrobes, but because they are a new spin, we lap them up.

This is where my bitchdar comes in. You see every now and then, some of the so called hot new trends take an already flaky design and push them even further into the realms of awfulness and I just can't help myself. The problem is that plenty of people have absolutely no idea about body shape and what should or shouldn't be worn with each particular shape. Don't get me wrong, I'm no expert when it comes to fashion but you don't need to be a fashion guru to know when someone just shouldn't even attempt to wear a particular style.

Unfortunately all too many of us fall into the fashion victim category when it comes to shopping for clothes. We see a trend or pick up on a new style after scanning through some clothes catalogues or magazines and are blinded by the glamour or freshness of the next new big thing in fashion. Before you know it everyone, regardless of body shape, is wearing the same trend or theme, and to my knowledge there are few garments that can flatter every shape and size. I'd better be careful now, I can feel my bitchdar going into overdrive again.

The next time you see a new trend or style hit the store, either online or off, do yourself a favour and scan through those same clothes catalogues and check out their style helper, most of them have them and use them to identify your body shape. Having done that, go forth and buy that new style or fashion with confidence, or recognise that the hot new trend is not for your shape and that you're never going to look good in that style in a month of Sundays. Don't be scared to give something a miss, there'll be a whole queue of new styles right around the corner and they may be tailor made for you and your shape.

Fashion Mistakes Women Make

It is certainly impossible to be perfect all the time and every woman one day looks at the old photos and wonders what made her dress that way. Here is a list of tips how to avoid fashion mistakes that are common for women, even for those who are "professional" fashionistas.

* Never rely completely on TV shows and fashion magazines. You are risking becoming the fashion victim, fashion shows and reviews should help to generate ideas and inspire you, but let's face it - you are not a model and buying the super expensive dress that looked gorgeous on Kate Moss won't make you look the same.

* Do not buy clothes that don't fit. Never buy something that is too small for you thinking that you will definitely lose weight by the time you'll be wearing it. The same thing is about the length of your jacket sleeves.

* Do not mish-mash your wardrobe. Many people think that buying odds and ends on sale is very wise - it really helps you save money, but it may as well kill your wardrobe. Having a lot of different cheap unmatchable stuff in your closet won't make you a fashionista.

* Many women are devoted to classical style but it is necessary sometimes to give up your favorite pair of jeans and change it for the stylish silky skirt, for example. Do not get too comfortable with definite clothes, and try to take it not that seriously - it's not the family member or your favorite pet, it's just a piece of fabric! 

* Choose the right underwear. Celebrities are stuck into push-up bras, body trimmers and tops to fit into the designer outfit because the right lingerie can actually do miracles for your figure.