Fashion is a non-verbal language. It is a statement of personal identity in the form of clothing. For teens, fashion is very important and provides a strong first impression. Fashion denotes status and popularity, and differentiates different groups. It is a tool for capturing attention and upholding the unspoken rules about what matches and is appropriate to wear.
Since World War II, clothing styles adopted by young people have been a powerful influence on the development of fashion in North America and Europe. The postwar growth of young people's spending power ensured that the youth market became a crucial sector of the fashion business. The styles adopted by young people, moreover, also became an important influence on wider fashion trends. Indeed, by the s the "youth" market had expanded to embrace not only teenagers, but also consumers in their twenties, thirties, and older. Distinctive fashions for young people were not unique to the twentieth century. During the Victorian era a gradual increase in young workers' leisure time and disposable income laid the basis for an embryonic youth market, with cities in America and Europe seeing the development of mass-produced goods, entertainments, and fashions targeted at the young. Young people also used fashion to mark out individual and collective identities.
Gone are the days of Barbie pink though we loved it while it was here! The name of the game is exaggerated tailoring: We're embracing puffy sleeves, asymmetrical silhouettes, and more statement-making trends that are best worn with tailored separates or suiting-inspired styling pieces. Perhaps the most immediate trend to embrace is the oversized puffer. As the temperature continues to plummet, celebrities have really embraced the gigantic puffer style from the runways, making it more fashionable than ever to really just cozy up in your warmest outer layer. Spring runway shows brought back the forever neutral by way of snake, leopard, and more in deep caramel and brown tones.
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