Fashion and Culture







What is the use of fashion? Fashion is the style of human behaviour, popular during usually short period of time. If during a certain period, people begin to put on bell-bottom trousers, wear spectacles with large, disc like glasses,or keep their hats tilted, they are doing so because it is the current craze.

Fashions originate in man’s age-old wish to look distinct and attractive. Naturally, they are more popular with women. It is said that the chameleon does not change its colour as quickly as a woman wears out a new fashion, but men too, can’t plead innocence.

Let us look at the popularity of fashion from another point of view. They are popular with the youth, because in young people the urge of showing themselves off is the strongest. Children are too small to be aware of it, while the aged are too old to pay any serious thought to it. The young, on the other hand, find life enjoyable and want to enjoy it more by adding to its colourfulness. They adopt all sorts of devices to look attractive.

Latest fashions are popular in big cities rather than small towns and villages. The reason is that most fashions are luxury. People of simple and poor backgrounds can’t afford to indulge in such luxuries. On the other hand, the rich, clever and advanced city-people can afford to follow fashion which have a glamour of their own.

Fashion can pertain to any aspect of human behaviour. But the most popular fashions are those in dress. Men’s trousers and shirts change in size and shape every six months. Women’s clothes change in design in every season or so. It is the west which is the home of fashion. In the east, although they have their own traditions and cultures, prefer to copy and follow the western fashion. Fashions reflect the character of a nation. Western fashions are a clear index of the western mode of thinking and feelings seen. Similarly fashions prevailing amongst various races or tribes gives a clear idea of their respective way of living.

Fashion creates a colourful variety in life and adds to the cultural wealth of a country.

When it comes to dressing baby boys, it is common knowledge that there is a lot less choice in clothing, in comparison to baby girls. Baby boy clothes are simply not as well catered for, although that is changing slowly. Baby boys are generally dressed in shirts and trousers, whereas baby girls also have dresses and skirts, so in a sense, the difference in choice is down to cultural factors. Obviously, parents will not want to dress their baby boys in clothing that is meant for baby girls, however, when it comes to certain styles of baby clothing, such as pinafores and romper suits, they are perfectly acceptable options for boys.

When it comes to dressing babies, there are some general rules that pertain to both genders, however, there are a few differences, and here we will discuss some of the considerations you should make when choosing baby boy clothes.

Regardless of gender, comfort always comes first. It can be very tempting to opt for a cute little number, but if the clothing is uncomfortable, you will hear about it. Heavy fabrics, incorrect sizing, and man-made materials, are frequently irritating for young children's skin - babies 'skin is a much more sensitive than adults' skin, so what may feel comfortable for us, can be excruciating for them - and you are likely to upset them if you put them in the wrong clothing.

If find yourself in a situation where the baby must be dressed in clothing that it does not like, such as at their christening, then carry a set set of clothes, and change the baby at the eariest acceptable opportunity.

When choosing clothes, ensure that they are made from natural fibers. To this end, cotton and silk are the most appropriate materials for babies. Watch out for dark colors, the dye may upset the natural balance of your baby's skin, and may cause irritation - overcome this problem by purchasing clothes from a reputable source, which meets safety standards and regulations. Babies grow fast and will generally require new sizes every two to three months, check the fit of their clothes regularly; they will tell you if they are not correct, by crying a lot - something that we can all agree is best avoided.

Baby boy clothes from 0-3 months should be romper suits (all in one), these are very practical and make nappy changing easy, - you will want to ensure that efficiency and practicality are well covered in the first 6 months, as babies are hard work, and there is a lot to do. Once babies reach the age of 6 months, it is best to put them in clothing that is unrestrictive to their legs, so no long dresses. Because they are at an age where they are learning to walk, it is essential to make it as easy as possible for them.

You will find that spending a lot of money on designer baby clothes is a waste of money; they grow up fast and will be out of them in no time at all. Make sensible purchases and go for quality, rather than branding, but do not shirk on cost, the clothes must be well designed.