While one would think that fashion would be an area to take hit during the recession, this has proven not to be the case. Instead, fashion has become more extreme and more people are purchasing singular pieces that make a bold statement over the classic pieces. This trend is very interesting and has been seen before in times of financial difficulties.
There is a thought that the recession and difficult financial times triggers this need for people to escape their current situations and that they do this by investing in high quality fashionable pieces. They want to feel as though they are able to afford to be unique and beautiful and therefore purchase trendy items and expensive articles of clothing that make a clear and bold statement.
This thought process can do two things. First, it will initially drain one’s wallet. Secondly, it may open up additional doors to the individual. The person may wear such a bold and singular item and have that stick in the recruiter’s memory. This memory may allow the individual to get a job that he or she would not have otherwise gotten. This is especially true if the article of clothing increased their confidence and their outgoing nature.
The clothing is not the only thing that is seeing an increase in the bold tendencies due to the recession. Shoes are also becoming more extreme, especially in the heels. More people are purchasing very high heeled shoes while the flats and the kitty heels are known for being more practical than the high heels. The jewelry is also remaining very bold and large, making a statement that clearly says look at me.
No matter why people might be engaging in this increase in fashion sizes and boldness, it is definitely occurring. The ideology of bright and powerful is coming through in the clothing and accessories like never before. This has lead to a colorful and more fashion aware culture in general, and that only benefits everyone.
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