What is the use of fashion? Fashion is the style of human behavior, popular during usually short period of time. If during a certain period, people begin to put on bell-bottom trousers, wear spectacles with large, disc like glasses, or keep their hats tilted, they are doing so because it is the current craze.
Fashions originate in man’s age-old wish to look distinct and attractive. Naturally, they are more popular with women. It is said that the chameleon does not change its color as quickly as a woman wears out a new fashion, but men too, can not plead innocence.
Let us look at the popularity of fashion from another point of view. They are popular with the youth, because in young people the urge of showing them off is the strongest. Children are too small to be aware of it, while the aged are too old to pay any serious thought to it. The young, on the other hand, find life enjoyable and want to enjoy it more by adding to its colorfulness. They adopt all sorts of devices to look attractive.
Latest fashions are popular in big cities rather than small towns and villages. The reason is that most fashions are luxury. People of simple and poor backgrounds can not afford to indulge in such luxuries. On the other hand, the rich, clever and advanced city-people can afford to follow fashion which have a glamor of their own.
Fashion can refer to any aspect of human behavior. But the most popular fashions are those in dress. Men’s trousers and shirts change in size and shape every six months. Women’s clothes change in design in every season or so. It is the west which is the home of fashion. In the east, although they have their own traditions and cultures, prefer to copy and follow the western fashion. Fashions reflect the character of a nation. Western fashions are a clear index of the western mode of thinking and feelings seen. Similar fashions prevailing among various races or tribes gives a clear idea of their relative way of living.
Fashion creates a colorful variety in life and adds to the cultural wealth of a country.
Source by Sham Said