Topic: Fashion and clothes
Fashion trends are difficult to follow these days and it’s widely believed that they primarily exist just to sell clothes. Some people believe that we shouldn’t follow them and that we should dress in what we like and feel comfortable in.
To what extent do you agree or disagree with this opinion?.
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It’s widely believed in today’s materialistic world that the latest innovative (creative, new ideas) fashion trends hold great significance. On the other hand, such trends are believed to be set only in the pursuit (looking for) of profits for large designer companies. It seems that in recent times, people are now changing their minds in regards to wearing clothes for comfort and as a personal choice. Personally I agree that we should pay more attention to individuality and comfort in the way we dress.
Firstly, fashion designs exist as a form of creative artistic expression of the designer. Although this may be true, undoubtedly such designs take away individuality once a trend is set in place. By this I mean that there is nothing unique about wearing what everybody else does. More specifically, if everyone sports the latest colour and design in summer skirts, do we not look the same?
Secondly, It is possible that fashion trends can look extremely stylish to the general public. However, it can be argued that the main purpose of wearing clothes is for more functional reasons. This is primarily due to the fact that clothes were traditionally worn to protect people from climatic conditions. For instance, clothes are still worn basically to keep people warm and dry in winter and cool in summer.
Finally, fashion certainly gives us a sense of confidence and pride (satisfaction) in our appearance. While this is certainly a good point, it also means that following such changeable trends proves to be expensive. For example, purchasing (buy, catch) every latest season’s...