How Your Clothes Tell a Lot About You


Fashion can encompass a variety of styles. A trend may come and go, but it often cyclically returns. In some cases, new discoveries in lesser-known parts of the world can inspire a change in style. While Europe may be attracted to Turkish fashion at one time, Chinese or Japanese fashion may be in vogue at another time. In the West, however, Globalization has reduced novelty and introduced non-Western clothing into the mainstream.

Styles of clothes reflect personality

Whether you’re a drama queen or a romantic, your style can tell the world a lot about you. There are several characteristics of your personality that can be easily observed in your clothes, from the way you dress to the kind of events you like attending. Here are some of them:

MBTI, the personality-body-image model, suggests that clothing practices are related to a person’s personality. In this study, we expanded our understanding of these relationships by examining the relationship between clothing practices and personality traits. We also examined the relationship between clothing preferences and Big Five personality traits. The findings are interesting and give new insights into the psychology of dress. In addition to this, we found that certain styles of clothes were associated with particular personality traits.

Styles of clothes reflect interests

Styles of clothes can be quite varied, and can be determined by a number of factors. Some of these include music genre, politics, and travel. Other people have a certain style based on their personal values, like a conservative or liberal person. In addition to determining one’s personal style, clothing also can be an expression of a person’s values. For example, punk music combined elements of music, fashion, and politics.

Styles of clothes reflect social status

In medieval Europe, the style of clothes worn by the upper classes and lower classes was dictated by sumptuary laws that restricted visual representation. Those in higher class categories wore particular types of clothing, and those in lower class groups evaded the strictures of such laws. Eventually, these laws were removed from the statute books. However, the question of how clothes are worn continues to be a complex one.

Traditionally, clothing was a way to show social status, but today, there is no law against lower class people wearing upper class garments. Even if there is a legal prohibition on the wear of high status clothing, many argue that this is an incorrect way to interpret the message. According to sociologists, clothing style is only as good as the denominator and is subject to previous experience and intercultural barriers. However, by carefully examining the message and participating in continual intercultural exchange, we have increased our chances of translating it correctly.