The Evolution of Fashion

Fashion is a generic term for any recognizable style or type of dress, underwear, jewelry, hair style, footwear, makeup and body posture at a certain time and place and at a given context. The word “fashion” means a fashionably precise appearance defined by the fashion industry as what is fashionable at a given moment. The popularity of many specific items of modern clothing is the result of their being regarded as “in” at a given point in time.


Since the beginning of recorded history, people have dressed for a purpose. People have chosen dresses so that they would survive, thrive and enjoy other aspects of life. In fact, clothing was seen as the defining symbol of who a person was, what he could offer and how he could be defined by others. So, because of this, fashion must necessarily be defined as the combination of clothes that satisfy compellingly specific needs and tastes of individuals.

Fashionable styles of clothing are determined by both individual and societal factors. For instance, everyone has a different view on what it means to be sexy. Different cultures view different styles of dress differently. This is why there are so many differing opinions on what makes a swimsuit attractive or not. Everyone desires to look his or her best and will do what he or she can to look good. Therefore, one person’s idea of what is stylish may not be considered fashionable by another.

The dynamic process of fashion, therefore, is a constant one. Trends emerge and eventually become classics as new styles are developed and worn. As a result, what were once thought to be cool quickly becomes dated, as what is considered stylish today becomes old hat in a relatively short period of time.

However, even with the constantly changing face of fashion, men and women continue to love and enjoy wearing clothing that looks great. As stated before, fashion is ever changing, which means it changes constantly too. If you are a man who loves to dress in formal clothing such as a suit or tie, you can relax because you can never go wrong with one type of suit or tie. But, on the other hand, you might feel that you need to try out different types of suits and ties if you want to stand out of the crowd, which is entirely valid.

When it comes to the art of fashion, trends come and go. Just recently, for example, Hollywood insiders were discussing the possibility of Donald Trump’s White House appearance at the Emmys being his last. And this just a small glimpse of the changing face of fashion. Therefore, the old rules of fashion are no longer in effect; the only constants are changing and evolving continuously. No matter what you like or how much you love to wear clothes, there will always be a way to look great, regardless of what the latest fashion trends are.