How Fashion Can Make You Feel More Confident and Empowered
Fashion Style: Well-designed clothes help you feel more confident and empowered.
It is important to wear clothing that suits your body type. If you are petite, choose fitted garments that elongate your figure; if you are curvy, stick to flowy fabrics.
Mixing and matching different pieces of clothing is also important to create unique outfits that will not be seen on every other person. For example, a skirt with a loose top and skin-baring pants is a great way to show off your legs while looking stylish.
Ethnic styles are specific dress designs based on geographic regions or socio-cultural specificity. These styles include Rajasthani kurta, pagadi, and dhoti for men; Gujarati ghaghara and choli for women.
Trends come and go, but many fashions are defined as classics. Items that are considered to be classics tend to last for a long time and do not go out of style easily.
Trickle-down, or upper-class theory, is a popular fashion theory that suggests individuals of higher socioeconomic status set the trends, and those of lower socioeconomic status follow these trends (Simmel, 1904).
Psychology can play a role in fashion, too. According to fashion psychologist Shakaila Forbes-Bell, wearing clothing that you like can make you feel more confident and happier.
The fashion industry is facing challenges as inflation and geopolitical concerns weigh on consumers’ spending, negatively impacting fashion brands’ operating costs. McKinsey’s analysis of global data indicates that the industry will struggle to deliver significant sales growth in 2023, with a relatively slow growth of between -2 and +3 percent, weighed down by a contraction in consumer demand.