Application of Fashion Behaviors, Life Experiences and Meanings of Dress

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Applicationof Fashion Behaviors, Life Experiences and Meanings of Dress

Applicationof Fashion Behaviors, Life Experiences and Meanings of Dress

Dressing is a difficult aspect that is neverfully explored by the society. Many perceive dressing as a simplebehavior characterized by the humankind. Some observe dressing as aneffortless show of respect by hiding bareness from others in a givensocial setting. Those who comprehend dressing perceive it as aquality that genuinely reflects one’s social and economic health(Eicher &amp Evenson, 2015). The act of dressing has a deepermeaning, and it deserves a lot of attention to appreciate the hiddenconcepts behind dressing. In TheMiddle the citizen of humanity Jeanis presented as a highly rated dress in the society. It is meant for‘members only’ in the society, and it is not supposed to be usedby anyone else. It has restrictions that define its classical rankingin the society.

I have been able to observe a trend thatdefines the concept of dressing. I have keenly observed how theAmericans value their dressing as an expression of differentpolitical, social and economic status. Suits and jackets areconsidered as pieces of cloth that are only used by the wealthy inthe society. It is unlikely to see a poor person in a suit or ajacket. Suits are tied to honor and respect. Those wearing suits areassumed to be politicians, employers, entrepreneurs or other imminentpersonalities in the society. The price of suits reflects theeconomic status that is tied to the culture of wearing suits (Eicher&amp Evenson, 2015). In the event that a poor person affords to puton a nice suit, it is likely that he will be perceived as being richby the society.

On the other hand, when a loser puts on a suitthe society will perceive him as a victor in political, social oreconomic phenomena. In The Middle,Sue is obsessed with acquiring jeans to school. She wants to bealleged with some degree of respect and admiration that only relateswith the rich kids at school. Her family is not able to contentedlypurchase the jeans due to their high economic worth. Her undyingpassion is met when her mother offers to sacrifice funds to help herbuy the jeans. The results of the effort allow Sue to earn a degreeof respect and consideration at school. Dress has a large socialimpact and can easily be used to characterize different socialclasses. Various social classes have different preferences when itcomes to dressing.

Tattoos represent a pop culture that is growingin the modern society. I perceive tattoos as a show of power andmight. Many observe people with tattoos as heroes and defeaters inthe society. Equally, it is expensive for one to afford ahigh-quality tattoo. The economic worth branded on tattoos reflectsits social status. Consequently, in TheMiddle the jeans is not just anordinary piece of clothing but a highly valued style of dressing thatis confined to particular personalities. Sue’s struggle to acquirethe jeans and her mother’s financial sacrifice amounts to a highlyrated definition of jeans. It is dressing for the rich and classy andthe deprived has to struggle to fit in jeans. The `jeans`substantially define Sue`s social consideration, and after sheacquires the jeans, she is able to claim some deliberation. TheMiddle explains how much dressing can mean in the society: it is notjust an ordinary behavior but an aspect that defines one’seconomic, social, cultural convictions.


Eicher, J. B &amp Evenson S.L.&nbsp(2015).The Visible Self: GlobalPerspectives on Dress, Culture, and Society.Bloomsbury Publishing.