Believe it or not, our clothes can tell a lot about our identity and personality to someone who knows where to look and how to observe properly. Even if you are not an expert, unconsciously you create a picture of another human being by the clothes they wear, especially when you meet someone for the first time. Is this person creative? Do they care about what they wear? Is social status important to this person? Is this person wealthy?
“I Can Afford This” Clothes
For some people, it’s important for as observer to know that they belong to higher social status? And again, this tells us a lot about personality traits and values that this person has. Don’t get me wrong, there is nothing wrong with buying beautiful and expensive clothes when you can afford it. However, our society puts a value on expensive clothes as a way to say: “I can afford this.” Again, nothing wrong with expensive clothes, but when you indulge in a deeper conversation with that person, you can conclude what they value in life. Are they only about the material things or you can have a meaningful and more in-depth conversation with them?
Dress Codes and Uniforms
If you work in a big company, the chances are they have a strict policy and a dress code. What you can and cannot wear! What is desirable to wear? “I’m sexy and I know it “printed t-shirt is not a piece of clothing to wear on a job interview or while meeting an important client. Short skirts, tight leggings or sports shorts is not something you want to wear on Monday morning, getting ready for another day at work. At work, clients and co-workers should not be distracted by your clothes. They should not make any assumptions about your job capabilities or personality based on your clothes. Those assumptions should be based only on your work ethic, credentials, and skills. That is the main reason why doctors and nurses wear uniforms. You don’t want to create an opinion is a doctor good or not based on a t-shirt he wears. You might think you would never do that, but your unconscious state of mind would not agree with that.
Uniforms are also important in school, where the primary focus should be knowledge and learning, not social status and fashion taste of students which can distract both students and teachers.
“I’m Different” Clothes
Teenagers and young people in their twenties tend to wear clothes that make them standout in the crowd. “I’m Different “clothes people wear at a time when they are looking for an identity when a young person is trying to find out who they are and what do they want to do in life, when they want to be different or when they are scared of being the same as everyone else. With the time, we start to follow the more conservative trend, or we are stuck in the constant search of who we are and how do we want to express. Again, there is nothing wrong with that either.
That Dress is Too Short
When you were younger, you probably heard your mom, aunt or grandma saying: “That dress is too short! What will people think about it.” Thankfully (and hopefully), we don’t care what people think anymore. However, keep in mind that short dress and skirt sends a message to people around us that we need and want some attention. However, society can still judge girls who wear short dresses and high heels, but never forget that the true message behind a pretty woman in a beautiful dress can be “I’m a beautiful woman and I want to you to know that. “No matter what is your body type or figure, wear what makes you happy not what people think you should wear. Always, dress to impress!