Every fashion is a story, usually revealing more about you. What you wear tells a story about you and can equally reveal your conception of life, your belief, your behavior and many others. Your wardrobe reveals more stories about you that what you say. What you wear can inform passersby of your type of employment, as well as your ambitions, emotions, and spending habits.
How many of us truly understand the psychology of how people in the street or office interpret our wardrobe choices, and how this impression might differ to the one that we believe we’re conveying to them? An array of psychological surveys has revealed the true impact of clothing choices on the way in which we perceive and judge each other, with experiments showing some surprising results. They even reveal how subtle varieties in dress sense can affect our ability to attract a partner whilst we are dating.
Against the gender stereotype of females being more fashion-aware and conscious of others’ clothes and makeup efforts than males, studies have also lifted the lid on men’s insecurities with regards to clothes. Contrary to commonly held beliefs, men have been shown to be often more self-conscious than females with regards to their personal dress sense and the way in which they are viewed in public. Therefore, we need to understand the significance of clothing choices regardless of our gender.
As a woman, your fashion choices can affect both your self-image, the impression that you convey to others and in turn, the way in which people behave towards you.
Why Fashion Styles Matter.
Clothes have not always been as influential a ‘tell’ of our personalities as they are today. Only as a result of technical advancements over centuries have fashion choices become significant. Where in early civilizations, the key purpose of clothing was to keep us warm and relatively dry, today, central heating warms our homes, reducing our dependence on clothes alone to help us to survive. Clothes have developed from a practical asset to a social marker: they affect the way we see ourselves. They help us to be seen in the light that we wish to be, and also exude our personalities and social status. In many societies, dress sense embodies personal wealth and taste.
Researchers found out that that red clothes would tend to lead participants to rate subjects more favorably in terms of attractiveness compared to when they wore clothes of other colors. This result might explain the findings of a study which found that, when waitresses wore different colored t-shirts whilst serving in a restaurant, men would tend to leave higher tips for those wearing red tops than those with t-shirts of other colors. However, shirt color had no effect on the tips left by female customers.
Naturally, many of the findings from research into the psychology of fashion and clothing choices are subject to the cultural values of the society in which a person lives. Cultural differences in the interpretation of color.
Choosing you right dressing will often make things easier for you. When you have not yet researched on yourself, wearing simple, attractive colors maybe good for a start. Do not wear complex clothes you are not yet sure if it’s fitting to you.