Sunday, 24 March 2013

Is fashion important for Teenager's ?


There was a time when the concept of fashion was only in the occasions. Though, it would be pointless to compare the present generation with past generation. But I can see a vast difference between the present and the older generation. Fashion is the key word for today's teenagers. In fact, fashion reflects even in the school students. The bags they carry, the watches they wear and the way they carry themselves involve so much of fashion. The teenagers seem to be more fashionable than the adults now. In fact they can be good trendsetters themselves. There are many teens that invent their own styles and aim at becoming an icon among their groups. 

Earlier, fashion used to be found only among the affluent class of people. But now the times have changed. Now, class doesn't matter in any way on the road to becoming fashionable. In fact, everybody is fashionable these days. We can hardly see anyone on the streets who isn't fashion conscious. One of the many factors responsible for the spread and the craze of fashion among people so much is Television. Fashion or "style" in the colloquial language can be called contagious because people get influenced by one who already is fashion conscious. Being fashion conscious not only makes you popular among your folks but also upgrades your confidence level.

Teenagers of the present times have involved themselves so much with fashion that they don't get sufficient time for other work. Instead of reading textbooks they prefer to read fashion magazines. They try hard to imitate the models or glam faces so as to resemblance them. The time they should spend in their studies, they spend in watching program-mes on TV, reading fashion articles or finding the recent trendy clothes on the web. Unlike earlier, now the teenagers do not go out with their parents on weekends, rather they plan their outings with their friends. The prime zones for outings have now become malls for most of them because they can do a lot of shopping there apart from having fun.

Earlier children used to dream of becoming Scientists, Doctors or Engineers or even teachers, but the priority and taste of the children of these days have changed. Most of them desire to be into the glamour world. They find the fashion world better than any other job. In fact, one who is not fashion conscious these days doesn't get much importance. One who looks trendy in the first appearance takes away all the limelight.

                     Here are some of the positive points of fashion       

It helps teens to find like-minded friends.
Teens get to express themselves and their individuality.
Teens get to establish their own identity.
It gives teens a sense of control in their lives in an unpredictable world.

Here are some of the disadvantages of fashion in regards to youth

Boys are starting to look like girls.
Girls try to look "edgy" or conform to racist stereotypes
Some styles tend to reflect self-harm.
The trends come and go, meaning they must spend lots of money.
People criticize youth for their fashion choices.
Some of the school dress codes are arguably too strict.
Clothes tends to cost too much.
Those who aren't dressed to the standards of their peers are ridiculed by them.
The most insecure may commit crimes to get the latest fashions.

But it is the duty and responsibility of the parents to keep a watch over their children of whether they are using much of their time in grooming themselves or in their studies.


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