Fashion is an ever-changing aesthetic expression in a certain time and place and at a certain context, particularly in clothes, footwear, accessories, life, makeup, hairstyles, and body measurements. It can be defined as the process of choosing or selecting an aesthetic style and modifying it through creative changes in form and function. As the art of fashion evolves, so do its influences and its underlying meaning. We can therefore say that fashion is essentially an ever evolving idea or definition of aesthetic ideals.
Fashionable fashions are those styles and designs that are considered fashionable by most people at any given time. Thus, in everyday life, fashions are also frequently used as tags indicating status, class, elegance, or personality. Some examples of commonly used fashion items are: dresses, jeans, blouses, pants, skirts, trousers, jackets, caps, and jewelry. In formal settings such as the workplace, a dress or skirt is often worn to set the tone for a formal occasion.
The term “sleeveless” indicates an apparel item that lacks sleeves or a fullness that varies across the arm from shoulder to shoulder. The word “sleeveless” is not limited to apparel, but applies to all articles of clothing that lack a sleeve. Commonly seen in winter wear such as parkas and sweatshirts, the term “sleeveless” is often used to describe an item that lacks fullness in the hem. However, not all variations of the term “sleeveless” are equal. Some varieties of full-sleeve clothing are more flattering than others; here are a few examples.
High fashion styles of apparel include both very short styles (often referred to as spaghetti straps) and very long styles (sometimes called scarf weaves). As may be expected, long spaghetti straps have a very stylish and elegant look. Sizes can vary quite a bit, so buyers who are shopping for high fashion pieces should be aware of the sizes offered by different retailers. Scarf weaves are very fashionable and come in several sizes, shapes and styles. The neckline can be one or two strap, with the top having a slit up to the elbow to allow movement of the scarf.
Trousers are also considered high fashion. These often come in pleated, printed, plain or cuffed forms. Trousers are often used to complete the ensemble of a top or jacket. Trousers are also a great option for casual occasions such as jeans. Trousers can be used to create a summery, cool and relaxed look, or worn with a tweed sport coat for a more formal and business-like fashion look.
Hip hop and rap artists have contributed to the growing trend of wearing accessories such as belts, scarves and sunglasses. These accessories often serve as a fashion statement. Accessories such as these can be worn with many other items of clothing to create a complete outfit. Even though hip hop and rap culture have influenced many fashion designers, high fashion remains the standard for fashionable fashion of today.