A Brief Look at Fashion Trends
Fashion is a kind of autonomy and self-expression in a certain situation and context, within a specific culture and time, of attire, footwear, fashion, life, makeup, hair style, and body structure. The word itself indicates a fashion characterized by what is currently trending. So, how can one really determine what is popular and what’s not? What is popular today may well be considered old-fashioned tomorrow. This article attempts to provide some useful pointers on the subject.
The modern concept of fashion can generally be traced back to the fifteenth century, when the Court of Rome began to show more skin. The bottom-line here is that what was considered fashionable was based not on ability but on image. In other words, what was deemed fashionable at one time may be regarded as outdated or absurd by another at the same time. Thus fashion is ever-changing and highly individual.
One way of looking at it is that fashion is more of a sense of attitude rather than a strict code of thumb. Fashion changes depending on where and when it is seen. Thus, what is popular today may be seen as trash a few years later.
It is important to remember that fashion does not have a one-size-fits-all quality. It changes as fads come and go, so it is important to keep an open eye. However, there are certain rules that can be followed as a general guideline. Common sense usually applies here: for instance, a flashy top that leaves a lot to the backside (think bikini top) might be viewed as trash in current fashion, but that same top may be totally flaunting if one were to wear it in the wrong situation or occasion. Therefore, it is wise to pay attention to common sense but to also examine circumstances and situations and base decisions on that.
Of course, if you watch television or movies you may become aware that certain fashions are highly popular right now. Such trends can often give you an indication as to what may become popular down the road. This is another reason why it is so important to keep an open mind and be versatile. Just because one garment is seen as trashy now doesn’t mean that it will forever remain that way. It is possible that in five years it could still be seen as trendy, just like shoes or clothing items that were popular at the time of the fashion meltdown. Just be open-minded and you may learn something new!
Fashion trends are constantly changing. What was thought to be trashy last summer may become chic this season. Remember to be versatile and adaptable. Styles change, so do opinions. And it is for these very reasons that we love fashion magazines – they never cease to amaze us with how fashion trends are always changing and coming up.