You should spend about 40 minutes on this task.
Fashion trends are difficult to follow these days and it’s widely believed that they primarily exist just to sell clothes. Some people believe that we shouldn’t follow them and that we should dress in what we like and feel comfortable in.
To what extent do you agree or disagree with this opinion?
Give reasons for your answer and include any relevant examples from your own knowledge or experience.
You should write at least 250 words.
Sample Answer 1
Nowadays, we live in a consumerism advanced era in which whether following fashion trends or not has become a debatable issue, especially among the young generation. Some people believe that pursuing this trend is a good way of improving people’s lifestyles, while many others argue that people should dress something more comfortable. I advocate the latter group at least for two main reasons elaborated below.
The first group claim that in this day and age, wearing in vogue clothes enhances the sense of pride and self-confidence among people. In addition, it is a necessary task for celebrities and famous individuals. Of course, they are right to some extent, but I am of the conception that the drawbacks of following this trend outweigh its benefits.
Firstly, it is evident that fashion is a changeable trend. Consequently, following this dynamic procedure costs so much, and it wastes people’s money and time. For example, one of my cousins allocates more than fifty percent of his income to the latest attire instead of saving it for his future life. Moreover, it should be mentioned that the primary purpose of wearing clothes is to protect the human body from weather conditions rather than showing off.
Secondly, people’s clothes should illustrate their personality and uniqueness instead of mocking someone else who works in the film or fashion industry. To be more precise, people should appreciate their tastes and beliefs. However, the predominant feature of fashion is against the traditions and cultures of many societies.
From what has been discussed, I say that although pursuing fashion might be a pleasant task for some people, it is an expensive and improper trend in the long run.
(This model answer was written by – Mahdi Naeini)
Sample Answer 2
It’s widely believed in today’s materialistic world that the latest innovative fashion trends hold great significance. On the other hand, such trends are believed to be set only to pursue profits for large design companies. It seems that in recent times, people are now changing their minds regarding wearing clothes for comfort and as a personal choice. I agree that we should pay more attention to individuality and comfort in our dress.
Firstly, fashion designs exist as a form of creative artistic expression of the designer. Although this may be true, undoubtedly, such designs take away individuality once a trend is set in place. By this, I mean nothing unique about wearing what everybody else does. More specifically, if everyone sports the latest color and design in summer skirts, do we not look the same?
Secondly, It is possible that fashion trends can look highly stylish to the general public. However, it can be argued that the primary purpose of wearing clothes is for more functional reasons. This is primarily because clothes were traditionally worn to protect people from climatic conditions. For instance, clothes are still worn to keep people warm and dry in winter and cool in summer.
Finally, fashion certainly gives us a sense of confidence and pride in our appearance. While this is undoubtedly a good point, it also means that following such changeable trends proves expensive. For example, purchasing every latest season’s fashion item will, of course, blow the budget of many young people.
In conclusion, there are various arguments to support the dismissal of fashion trends, consisting of not conforming, comfort, and price, which I strongly agree with.
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Sample Answer 3
The fashion industry is thriving like never before, and fashion trends frequently change these days. What was in vogue yesterday becomes obsolete today. I believe sometimes it is good to buy things which are in fashion, but otherwise, people should dress in clothes that they are comfortable in.
Firstly, following fashion trends is very expensive and a waste of money for people who do not belong to the fashion and film industries. Apparel and accessories in trend are generally very costly and sometimes pinch a hole in one’s pocket. Moreover, they go out of fashion quickly and are not wearable after a certain point. For instance, in India, silk sarees were in fashion in the mid 90s, ranging from Rs. 5000 – 50000; but now they are out of fashion, and different materials like brocade, chiffon, or net are in vogue.
Secondly, I think feeling comfortable and confident in what you wear is more important. The clothes in fashion don’t need to suit your body type. For instance, Indian actress Vidya Balan garnered a lot of criticism when she tried to follow the trends and dress up in a western outfit that did not suit her body, culture, and style. But then she went back to her roots and started dressing up in traditional Indian wear, and now she always looks stunning, and critics do not through fire on her.
In a nutshell, it is of utmost importance that people buy clothes which are more wearable and in line with their lifestyle. Fashion trends change every season and are merely a tactic to sell clothes. If one wears clothes they are confident and comfortable in, they will automatically look good.
(This model answer was written by Prashant Dixit)
Sample Answer 4
Many people believe that following fashion style is complex, and they also think that the primary purpose of the trend is to sell more clothing apparel. A group of people believes that people should choose their clothing based on their preferences rather than following the updated fashion style. To a certain point, I would agree that we should select the clothes that we like and feel comfortable in wearing, but following the fashion style bring many additional points.
On the one hand, people should indeed wear clothes which follow their interests. Everybody has his taste in fashion, as some people like loose clothing since it is more comfortable to wear. But others prefer to wear tight clothing because the clothes make them feel young and energetic. Besides that, fashion trends are dynamic and change rapidly in just a few months or periods. Some people think it is consumptive to follow the latest style since people must buy clothes more often.
On the other hand, it is undeniable that following the up-to-date fashion style has some advantages for individuals. Firstly, wearing the latest style makes some people feel more confident in their business. For example, a sales manager might meet many potential clients, and he must have tremendous confidence in convincing his customer, and one of the ways would be to wear a stylish dress. Secondly, it is a fact that certain people measure someone based on his physical and clothing appearance. For instance, should there be two potential candidates in a job interview, both have friendly personalities, good technical skill,s and a wide range of knowledge. Still, one of the candidates wears old-fashioned clothes, while the other follows a modest fashion style. The later candidates might be more likely to be selected since many people are appraising someone based on their physical appearance and performance.
In conclusion, following the latest fashion style is complex and just a commercial activity of the producers. Although people should indeed wear clothes based on their preferences, I do believe that we should also follow the latest fashion style since it also affects our performance.
(This model answer was written by Darwin Lesmana)
Sample Answer 5
During the early days of civilisation, clothing was nothing more than a simple need of every human being. All they ever needed was a piece of clothing to cover and protect themselves from the harsh weather Mother Nature had to offer.
But times have changed. This simple need of man has transformed into a lucrative business, alluring people of all ages regardless of their gender or social status.
The fashion world has grown astonishingly during the past couple of years. Companies such as Dolce & Gabbana, Levis, and Tommy Hilfiger are some brands dominating the market with fashion trends bringing in millions of dollars in revenue annually. Yet, the question remains, “Is this worth it?”.
People pay an absurd amount of money to buy clothes that do not suit them or do not make them feel comfortable. Yet, they purchase these for social status, prestige, and bragging rights. In my honest opinion, I feel these fashion trends have brought in social discrimination among the young crowd. Kids with simple clothing feel inferior to those who look highly fashionable wearing branded clothing.
I feel the old saying, “Do not judge a book by its cover,” no longer exists. Nowadays, people judge others by their clothes and fashion sense, not for who they are. Fashion is not something that should be followed blindly. It is just unnecessary and not a definite need of man. I and most others believe that people should wear clothes that make them feel comfortable. This is something which I regard as more important than fashion.
I believe it is time for us to stop following the fashion herd and be ourselves. We should wear simple yet comfortable clothes and live our life with comfort at heart.
[ This model answer was written by Inam Imthiyaz ]
Sample Answer 6
Clothes designers overwhelm us nowadays with quickly changing fashion developments and new trends. It’s commonly thought that the aim of fashion organizers is merely due to economic reasons. Some groups in society ignore these commercialized influences and insist on wearing what is convenient for them. In addition to the purpose of clothing to be practical and light to wear, it’s quite a waste to follow seasonal modes. In this way, our choices are limited, and we must dispose of our unfashionable outfits. Instead of discarding those clothes, we could keep them and combine them the following season.
Among teens, clothes play a primary role in creating social establishments. Pupils wear well-known brands with negative consequences for those who can’t afford to buy these. In my opinion, it’s easier for both parents and youth to be obliged to wear a school uniform. Then students will be valued only according to behavior and not by their newest dress.
Although I am convinced that clothing companies are interested in their bank account and use fashion as a way to attract potential buyers, for some, it may be a rescue. Some people just don’t have a notion of what fits together. They need a professional eye to advise them on what to buy and wear. Maybe also in some circles society imposes on them what to wear.
In summary, I think people should wear what they love and prefer. They should feel free to improvise and use their imagination. Society will be more vivid and gay if people wear what they like without certain boundaries pressing on them.
[ This model answer was written by Yael Shiri ]
Sample Answer 7
A person’s attire is an essential aspect of him and significantly impacts the people around him. I firmly believe that following the fashion trends is a waste of time and putting on the dress we like is a better option than following the latest trends.
The number of fashion models has grown dramatically in the last decade. All movie stars have their dressing styles, and following their fashion trend is difficult to follow. Moreover, following these trends creates a false identity about the person as he is trying to mock the dressing style of somebody else. Even Though a few dressing styles enhance the physical appearance of individuals, it masks the individual characteristics and creates a false identity.
Secondly, the amount of strain these fashion trends places on individuals are enormous. A good friend who works at a call center spends seventy percent of his monthly salary on wardrobe shopping and following fashion trends. He subscribed to all the leading magazines. His house has several posters of movie stars like Will Smith and Angelina Julie. Another friend of mine realized after the end of his adolescent life that following fashion trends is a waste of time and money, and he is left with no savings.
To summarise, I firmly believe that we should dress in what we like and what we feel comfortable in as that will bring out our actual individualistic characteristics and put less stress on the monthly budget. After all, we have a single life, and I would rather fail to live my life than try and live somebody else life.
[ This model answer was written by Rajaganapathy ]
Sample Answer 8
Fashion industries have revolutionized our dressing standards by making us look more stylish and versatile after wearing a designer outfit. Wardrobes are more filled with brands than actually the dressing needs of a person. People believe that we should not blindly follow the modern dressing style, rather we should wear what we like and which suits our personality, and I fully adhere to it. This essay will analyze the demerits of following fashion trends.
Firstly, fashion designs represent the creativity and innovation of a designer, and it hides our own identity. It seems we are showcasing their brand when we move into society, be it shopping malls or social gatherings. Following modern style blindly removes our uniqueness and tags us with brand names.
Secondly, fashion trends benefit industries more than the consumer on a monetary base. People spend hundreds of thousands to buy branded dresses that will make them look stylish in social gatherings. Designers rip their money for the sake of their creativity. Fashion trends also give rise to competition in the global market, which again benefits the industry.
Finally, wearing the latest designer suits certainly makes us proud, and our stylish look appeases the general public. Still, one should not forget that the primary purpose of wearing clothes is to protect ourselves from climatic changes. For instance, we usually wear warm clothing in winter; if we wear designer’s light fabric just to follow the trend, we might feel ill.
One should always wear comfortable outfits that shine their personality. We should not waste our money buying the latest designer’s suits just because others are doing so. If this trend continues, it will give rise to competition, which may take away our identities, and cultural and traditional norms.
[ This model answer was written by Tauseef Raza ]
Sample Answer 9
I do not agree with the opinion that we should altogether avoid the fashion trend, but I agree with it to a certain extent. The fashion trend in our clothes has reached a level of craziness now. I find it bizarre to follow the latest fashion trends these days from an ordinary man’s perspective.
It’s gone a level out of hand, in my opinion. You simply can’t dress up to the trends in the fashion world these days and expect to lead a normal life. For me, fashion is about being you and giving a picture of yourself or portraying yourself to the world. It’s not about following someone or what people do. It’s more of your thing rather than adapting someone’s style completely, as the fashion trend right now is that. For me, being yourself and dressing up in what you think suits you the best and being comfortable physically and mentally while looking good and presentable to the outside world. It’s a challenging task getting all the combinations right. Maybe I’m a fashionable person, as I get appreciated most times which made me feel that fashion is just about being yourself and not always about following the existing trend. Some might disagree. I say set your trends.
I completely disagree that it’s widely believed that fashion trends exist just to sell off clothes. Fashion trends are like innovation and ideas. They keep changing and moving ahead, a step ahead of most of us. If the world were following the same trend, boredom would have set in. Fashion trends give you new ideas and innovations in the fashion world, but it’s up to you to decide whether you have to try them or ignore them. It’s not about following it but picking the right ones from various combinations of right and wrong.
[ This model answer was written by Abhijith Radhakrishnan ]