Muhammad Saifuddin Bin Muhammad Shahran2009410616 Muhammad Nazrin Bin Rosli 2009427944 FASHION NOWADAYS IS A KIND OF SIGHT POLLUTION Each one of us has followed fashion trends, created our own fashion, or rebelled against the trends. Through out the years we have experienced different trends that are still here today, and those that need to be remembered. We all have experienced clothes being picked out for us, clothes that we picked out for ourselves, and clothes that we need to wear that conforms to an occasion.
Fashion trends which were not acceptable to society are now a part of the our fashion, as an example: body piercing, tattoos, and leather jackets originated from the gay and fetish scene, and now it is part of the teen scene. Trends come and go. Some trends last and others just disappear as fast as they were started. Fashion is an individual statement. Some fashion are suitable for some, and for others they’re not. Wearing jeans is comfortable, and yet you cannot wear them everywhere. Things that you wear also depend on where you’re going, who you’re going to be with, and the environment in which you try to fit in.
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Most people don’t want to be noticed for they are clothing, and some want full attention to their attire because they are trying to make a statement and stand out. In fashion, it is either you blend in or stand out. The decision of the school for uniformity was to get rid of competition of fashion trends among students, its distraction, and its unimportance, but I thought otherwise. As Amelia Bloomer once said, “For we know that in dress, as in all things else, we have been and are slaves. ” (Harper 100).
I felt that being in a uniform meant no identity, no individuality, and that everyone needs to conform to one standard alone, so that things will create equality amongst. Being in a uniform meant no choice and decision, and that we just have to obey the authority. In my elementary years, I went to a private school back in the Philippines. Everyone had to wear a uniform. It was a jumper- skirt style which had the school’s patch sewed on the left side of the chest along with a name patch. We wore a blouse underneath and a neck tie .
The material of the jumper-skirt was plaid and in the colors of mint green, baby pink, and purple. The blouse had puffy sleeves and was in mint green in color. The colors represented the school, its beliefs, and its standards. The style of the high school uniform was a plaid skirt in the same school colors, the same mint green color of blouse, only it was a sailor blouse this time, and the neck tie now had the school’s patch. The difference in this style was to create a distinctive look in the midst of a campus where elementary and high school students were combined.
The difference in style gave a distinction in which they are classified in what style of uniform they were wearing. Superiority was present through the difference in style of a uniform. Students were segregated to a class of the young and the mature. The only thing they enjoyed the most was “Muffti Day#” in which everyone participates to leave their uniforms at home and go to school with their new casual outfit. The sad thing about it was the restrictions, there was no wearing of sexy outfits such as, spaghetti straps, mini skirts, hats, and glittery stuff. da