The Danger With Fashion: The Hidden Consequence of Dressing With Intent

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I don’t recall when I actually began to dress up. Nor do I remember simply waking up one morning decked out in pleated bow dresses and leopard pumps. What I do recall, however, is that the sartorial prescriptions of major retail chains and those of my unwitting peers were like gospel to me, and as … Continue reading

Clothing and Double Entendre

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Does clothing hold the power to conceal as much as it reveals about any one person? Suppose you’re somewhat of an exuberant dresser. When you walk down the street, you command attention simply by virtue of the clothes on your back. Yet, you’re not an attention seeker like your sartorial choices would suggest. You’re more … Continue reading

Clothing, Identity and the Case of the ‘Genderless’ Baby

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As much as clothing serves as a means of identification, it is equally useful as a way to conceal, or at the very least, render one’s identity ambiguous, which illustrates just how deep-seated our sartorial markers of class, gender, and identity are, and that, in spite of the changes fashion has undergone throughout the decades. … Continue reading

Sartorial Twins: The Psychology of Dressing Alike

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“Birds of a feather flock together.” People with similar tastes tend to gravitate towards one another. But could it also be argued that closeness breeds similarity? Twin infants, unbeknownst to them, are made to sport the same attire. But usually, when they grow older, they want nothing more than to break free from sartorial sameness. … Continue reading

Is Style Learned or Innate?

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We all know or have come across someone with impeccable style, so impeccable that we’re in constant awe of their sartorial prowess. And it’s unanimous. People who know such a person will agree that she dresses without a fault. This person never disappoints, and never ceases to amaze us, as her sartorial presentations always elicit … Continue reading

Extremes of Style: The Fashion Uniform

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Following my rumination on fashion extremists eccentrics (enter descriptive term of your choice here), I now turn to another rara avis of fashion, a bird so rare that I don’t believe there’s a term, let alone one with the potential to arouse complaint, to describe the individuals who prescribe to this style of dress. And … Continue reading

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