Clothing Styles and Style Icons
In the fashion industry, we very often come across the concept of Dress Design, “icon of style” , and in everyday life we often hear the phrase: “have your own style”. When choosing clothes, we primarily focus on those things that we like, are offered in fashion magazines, are popular among girlfriends, or those that are generally found in the distribution network. Let’s talk today about what constitutes the very concept of style, as well as what is really necessary in order to possess it.
Style, in translation, is a certain set of attributes characterizing an individual manner of self-expression in any field. The style can be musical, artistic, architectural, but today we are talking about the style of clothing, which means a certain set of features that characterize a particular ensemble (costume).
The second meaning of this interesting word comes from the Greek “stylus” – a bronze rod with a pointed end, used for spelling on wax-coated tablets. The revival of this subject occurred recently, with the advent of communicator phones.
But back to the style. Having found out what this concept means in itself, at this stage, let’s look at what styles in fashionable clothes are and how they are characterized. So, first of all, we outline 3 main styles: classic, romantic and sporty.
Classics in Clothes
are similar to classics in music. These are time-tested, restrained lines and forms that are always relevant, and are the basis for creating various other styles. I think few women are not familiar with the classic style of clothing, which is also called business style, therefore, this concept does not require detailed explanations. Famous fashion designers advise – if you are in doubt about buying a new thing, not knowing what fashion trend to give preference to – buy a classic. In it you will always look confident and impeccable, you can wear it in any situation, and not be afraid to look ridiculous.
The romantic style of clothing is akin to the classics, but less strict, combines the simplicity of lines with the ease of form and a large abundance of small details.
Rococo and Baroque (which means artsy, bizarre, curled, intricate) could be called similar historical styles . Romantic style goes to almost all women, implying softness, femininity and tenderness, gives each of them charm, charm and spontaneity. Clothing in a romantic style is dresses with ruffles, ruffles, flounces, frill collars, blouses with lace, loose sleeves, flared trousers, as well as light, flowing fabrics – chiffon, silk, lace, thin cotton, delicate knitwear, guipure and t d
Sportswear style. I think that there will also not be a need for a large number of explanations – sports style is currently one of the most popular and widespread among modern youth. And, in my opinion, in vain. Young girls are sufficiently deprived of themselves, hiding their feminine forms under the guise of convenience, because I give you a head for clipping – any, the most fashionable thing in a sports style will not be able to decorate its owner as a feminine blouse or dress. Therefore, if you want to make a lasting impression on a man, I wholeheartedly advise you to stick your favorite tops and T-shirts away on the shelf, and put on something truly feminine. And there is absolutely no need to be afraid – he will appreciate it, you will see. The most feminine ensemble in sports style will be a skirt and leggings.
Over time, a huge number of different styles and their varieties have appeared, which are primarily due to visits to various cultural places of residence, age, gender, lifestyle, and are dictated mainly by the corresponding dress code:
Oxford clothing style . He came to us from England, is called the university of the same name. It implies the severity of lines, combined with the density of forms and a discreet palette of tones, refers to the varieties of the classical style. This is the clothes of pupils and students – blouses, plaid skirts, vests, pullovers, suits, coats, made of dense fabric of muted tones, the color of which is often dominated by a Scottish cage.
Club style . He speaks for himself, and suggests a certain dress code that has been formed in a wide system of clubs. It includes the features of many other styles – sports, casual, glamorous, evening. Characteristic clothes are jeans, a T-shirt, a belt with a large buckle, an elegant jacket, a turtleneck, a top, a miniskirt, a short dress. It is distinguished by the contiguous silhouettes of the figure, is both free and sexy. It stands out with bright, shiny fabrics that reflect the light of night discos and allow you to most distinguish yourself from a huge crowd.
I can not fail to note the sad fact that our Slavic youth uses club style excessively often and for other purposes – some girls can easily appear in college or just go for a walk, thereby violating all sorts of accepted etiquette, and creating clothing used out of place, the image of cheap glamor.
Country style – literally “rustic”, farmer, rural style. Long skirts, loose pullovers, from coarse fabrics with large prints, cowboy boots and hats, large-knit products. Country style is somewhat similar to romantic, but more rude, differs in more direct lines and simplicity of forms. It has its own special personality and suits most women. A long, loose skirt in combination with rude, leather, straight heels and wide boots looks especially beautiful in country style.
Street Fashion (urban street style). Originated in Tokyo, as an alternative to gloss-imposed star glamor. It differs, as a rule, by a mixture of several styles, the compilation of characteristic clothing ensembles, both comfortable and most fashionable, allowing you to feel great on the street, and at the same time stand out from the crowd. This can be a wide sweater in combination with tight jeans, a romantic dress, with a warm cardigan and beret thrown over it, a jacket, with a long, warm scarf thrown over it, Afghan pants and other clothes. It is very popular in Europe, has a spirit of freedom, carefree and youthful, helps to express their own confidence and individuality.
A bohemian style of clothing , usually owned by intellectuals and creative people of art. Often it has a brightly individual, somewhat even extravagant character. This style is characterized by accents on certain details – say, a colorful scarf on a gray suit, a famously flat side, a knitted beret, or another individual manifestation of a particular person. Most often found among artists, musicians, artists, people who are not alien to non-standard stage images and creative thinking. It is actively used by modern showmen and other people from the field of art.
Ethno-style Borrowed its origin from various nationalities with their characteristic features of national clothing. Free and comfortable, akin to national costumes, these outfits are usually made in bright colors, with folk folk patterns and cut features. Ethno-style, as a rule, is very colorful, attractive, and beloved by many who use its elements in their clothes: dresses, scarves, shawls, bags, boots, outerwear and much more.
Exotic clothing style Similar to ethnic, differing by and large by some fantasy and the use of natural motifs. Especially popular in the exotic style are images of African nature – the jungle and savannahs, floral prints, leopard colors, green, white, and the color of a blazing sunset. Literally everything is done in an exotic style – dresses, bags, blouses and trousers, various accessories, outerwear. Elements of an exotic style can be found in the wardrobe of almost every girl, whether it be a light scarf, glasses, shoes, handbag or wallet.
There are also several more interesting styles, due to the personal preferences of each person:
- Glamorous style (luxury and charm)
- Military (uniform and camouflage)
- Safari (African hunting dominated by bezh and khaki)
- Casual (everyday comfortable)
- Marine style (with a predominance of stripes of white, red and blue)
- Extravagant style (exquisitely artsy, in order to attract attention)
- Thresh style (the main rule is to have no rules)
The concept of clothing style can also be determined by the historical era: there are terms such as Greek clothing style, Victorian, 60s style, vintage, etc.
Varieties include other styles that have arisen under the influence of fragmentation of various subcultures: informal, hippie, gothic , glam rock, punk, grunge, etc.
We have examined the concept of style, and now let’s talk about what is necessary in order to possess it.
Each style involves the desire of a person to express themselves and show in the best light. Therefore, you must decide for yourself what is closer, more pleasant, more convenient and more necessary for you. It is useless to pretend to be a cowboy if you are a modest office worker, as well as induce glamor for going to the market for groceries. In short, when choosing a style, you have to consider 4 things:
- Personal preferences
- Work, hobbies, environment – communication
- Features of your figure
- Fashion trends
In a word, you should well understand what exactly suits you, where you can wear it, and what exactly you want to say with this. At the same time, you should at least have an idea of what things will be successfully combined with each other and which are not. More important here are the basic laws of fashionable silhouettes, the concept of shapes and generally accepted colors. To master all this is absolutely not difficult, if you understand one simple rule – all silhouettes are divided into top and bottom, built on the general beauty of the lines, harmony of forms and the most personalized colors. Based on this, it is easy to understand that two super-voluminous things – a wide sweater and loose pants, for example, will not look harmoniously together. Likewise, two too tight-fitting silhouettes will not look too profitable. To an exotic leopard blouse it is impossible to put on variegated trousers, and to the business office skirt – an ethnic-style sweater. You need to combine styles with each other competently and skillfully, but you should not be afraid to experiment and discover something new. Over time, having mastered the rules of combination, you yourself will feel that you are most suited, and this feeling will help in developing your own individual style.