The saying – ‘dress the way you want to be addressed’, is so true. Your dressing is usually the first thing people notice about you, when you step into a room. Your dressing gives the first impression of who you are, before you even say a word.
Many people embrace fashion as a form of adornment and self-expression, and that is the reason why fashion will never fade, as it is a form of communication and expression. No wonder the fashion industry is worth over £26 million to the UK economy.
Our outfits send a message to the world, so if we are dressed shabbily, we will likely be treated shabbily, if we dress elegantly, we will likely be admired by many.
Miuccia Prada, heralded designer and head of the iconic Prada fashion conglomerate, described fashion beautifully –
“Fashion is the ﬁrst step out of poverty. You have nothing and then you put something on. It is one of the ﬁrst things you do to elevate yourself. … Why are people scandalized by spending money on clothes? Everybody is so passionate about this — there’s a resistance to fashion — an idea that to love fashion is to be stupid. Clothes are very intimate. When you get dressed, you are making public your idea about yourself, and I think that embarrasses people.”
I believe so much in the saying – ‘people will always stare so make it worth that while’, especially when I am having my outfit photos taken for the blog. I make sure I am dressed to impress, to make the stares worth everyone’s while. Fashion is more than the clothes and accessories we put on, fashion is art, because the same amount of artistic expression goes into designing and styling clothes, shoes, a music video or a painting. I am a fashion lover so I may be biased in thinking fashion is very important, regardless of your taste, lifestyle, where you shop, and what you wear. We all need fashion, which makes it important. I think the question should be, how important is fashion to you?
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