Now look, we know the vast majority of people, especially females, dress according to the prevailing fashion trends. We all KNOW THAT!
But people want to deny that and claim they only dress to please themselves, etc. It's like when they talk about doing their own thing when theyre stuck in bumper to bumper traffic, all heading the same place at the same time!
NOt ONE person admits to taking advice from the people seliing the clothes, often well informed on fashion and generally have good taste?
If anyone doesn't think girls in the US are often in a permanent state of denial, just look at the answers to this question!
I really think most people that voted E only really have the illusion of choice. If this were 10 years ago, they'd be wearing things from that age while still thinking they were making those decisions themselves. Media decides what's in or not, and most people abide by those rules.
Pretty much just my own. I like what I like and I'm a 'take it or leave it' kind of girl. I don't totally discount trends in fashion, but I certainly don't follow them. If I don't like something, I won't buy or wear it regardless of how many other people think it's the coolest thing. Likewise, if I do like something, I don't let it being 'trendy' deter me from wearing it and dressing how I please. I do value my boyfriend's opinion on how I look, but he doesn't really change my mind about how I dress either. He likes most of the things I wear, and probably wouldn't have been as initially attracted to me if he didn't like how I choose to look. I also wouldn't be with him if he was the kind of person who would try to change me once he'd 'got me'. Like I said, take it or leave it, lol.
My own opinion on the clothes counts the most for me. I'm wearing the clothes because *I* think they look good, *I* love them, and I enjoy the feeling that *I* get when I wear them. I need no other reason than that.
Honestly, I think people should just forget focusing so much on the media and latest fashion trends, forget worrying about what other people think looks best, and just wear whatever the heck they want and rock the sh*t out of it. Confidence is hotter than any external opinion out there.
if it looks good on me, its in fashion in my opinion. I wear clothes for me, things I'm comfortable in and think looks good on me. I listen to my significant others opinion though he never really disliked anything from my wardrobe.
E. I don't care what is "in fashion" if I like something I like it. I haven't needed nor listened to someone telling me what to wear since I was 5. I find a lot of what is in fashion to be horrendous and there is no way I would wear it. Some people are slaves to fashion and have to wear the "it" thing. Look at Kate Midleton she wears something and people are told "oh this is the item to be seen it". For f***s sake people have a mind of your own, if you look scandalous in it, its not.
Well, Marty, when I was younger I "might" have voted A with a little B & C thrown in for good measure. But now that I am older, I ONLY dress for what pleases me. I know my own style by now & I do not need to follow what some 18 y.o. wears on a fashion runway that is here today & gone tomorrow.
I have never, ever taken advice from any minimum wage sales person who just wants to pawn off what they have on their racks so they can make a commission off of me by telling me I look fabulous in their current frocks. Men may fall for that one, most women will not. It is foolish to do so.
So, once again, when you say you know the female mind better than we know it ourselves, I have to say that you don't have a clue. Just because you want it to be so, does not make it "so."
@update: I don't live in the US, but really mean what I said in my answer. I wear whatever I want, and where I live/shop the sellers don't give advice. I wear what I think looks good on me. I like just wearing jeans and a top most of the times. I like pulling off simple things.
I always wear what I like. Fashion 'trends' never affect my choices in clothing. Neither does anyone else other than myself on the face of the planet Earth.
I like wearing something simple and knowing I can pull it off. I wear colors/clothes that I think look good on me and hints my personality as well. If there was a particular trend everyone was following, I'd most likely go with something completely different. I like being unique. :)
only my opinion counts in most situations, otherwise if I'm not sure and must seek advice for it then it's clearly not the outift for me. I think both of us remember the fashion mistakes of the 70's & 80's - it's never a good idea to be TOO fashionable is it?! Lol ;O)
Honestly I follow what looks good on me, I have a mad men style body so the flowy clothes that are in fashion now simply don't suit me like it suits my friends. If I look in he mirror and like the way I look then I am happy. I also by pieces that generally always look good and don't follow a particular trend.
Myself, my SO and my girlfriends (only insofar as if they tell me something looks really terrible and I see the light). Generally I'll wear what I want, but I can be influenced by other people, too.
I really like fashion and the like, so I generally know what the trends are. But I'll only "follow" them if I like it. If I really like something and it's not current, or my friends hate it, I'd still wear it :D
I listen to my female friends, people working in the clothes store (more female than male), my brother, and one or two of my CLOSE guy friends. Generally the recommendations from these folks is what I like to wear so it works out.