Fashion is the way people dress in a certain period of time. It changes very fast. Sometimes, it is quite difficult to say what is still trendy or what is already out of fashion. The clothes people wear tell us about their age, origin, religion, interests and financial situation. Fashion is a way of self-expression, especially for the young. They show their mood, interests, attitudes and status in society through styles, colours, patterns, materials and accessories. Most young people get dressed according to their own taste. They wear casual clothes, such as jeans, baggy trousers, loose sweatshirts and sneakers. Some young people buy brand name clothes in expensive shops and boutiques to be “in”.
Clothing is connected with weather. In summer, light and airy materials, such as cotton or silk, are preferred. We wear short-sleeved or sleeveless shirts, T-shirts, loose blouses, skirts, shorts, sandals and slippers. For swimming, we wear a swimming costume. In winter, warmer materials like cotton, wool and nylon are preferred. Long-sleeved T-shirts, shirts, sweaters, jumpers, pullovers, cardigans, polo necks, jackets, anoraks, coats, gloves, hats, caps, scarves and boots are worn.
People dress differently for various occasions. Balls and banquets require formal smart clothes. Especially women take special care of being dressed-up and looking goodas such occasions. They spend a lot of money on ball dresses, shoes, accessories, decorative items and jewellery. Gentlemen wear a dark suit or tuxedo, a white shirt with cuff links, a single colour bow tie and dark shoes.