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A Brief History Of Fashion

Have you ever wondered why most of us women are really into clothing? Like, why we love ‘Fashion‘? We women are actually have that addiction in trendy clothing and our own fashion. Like we can not live without first getting our own style of fashion. Of course we wanted to look astonishing. Like if possible, we want our friends, our neighbor or anyone dumbfounded and speechless as we stepped on the floor to ramp. The negative side there, lifting eyebrows are from people who do not mind fashion.

When was the fashion started? There was no clear pattern of when it started, but based on research there are innumerable documentation of every fashion era. This was carefully collected for the purpose of knowing the history of fashion.

Fashion was actually intended to showcase the designs, colors, and its material.

The term fashion was originally used way back in 1250-1300 from Middle English word ‘facioun’ which mean, shape or manner. It was also used in Old French ‘faceon’ which mean doing, company. The term is not that in used until the start of 1800 (the term was used over time up to present). This era was the time that clothing is not anymore a design or materials, it is a fashion that every women should spend time with as it represent of their selves. It is a form of expression. Either their own style or telling the world that they know what is trendy.

Below is the timeline of fashion from different era and different countries. You may noticed that the illustration are women. It is so, because women are the leader of fashion.

Let’s start from…

Egyptian Fashion

Egyptians Fashion is very simple. No hard work of sewing is needed for their clothing. As you can see, the man is wearing a short loincloth called Shenti and the women are wearing a linen gown with a strap. This linen gown is called Kalasiris. There was no big changes in Egyptians Fashion from old kingdom to their new kingdom.

Greek Fashion

Chlamys

 

Greek fashion has 4 types of clothes. The Chiton, lighter linen that was worn by both sexes and all ages, classified into two, Doric (sleeveless, usually made of linen to consist two pieces of cloth) and Ionic ( formed from a single rectangular piece of fabric); Peplus; Himation; and Chlamys, a single rectangular piece of clothing worn only by men. This clothing is convenient for Greek traveler, horsemen and soldier.

Ancient Rome Fashion

 

The Ancient Rome fashion usually is a short-sleeved, knee-length tunic for men and boys. And long-sleeved for women and girls. On formal occasion, men wore a toga, a one piece woolen garment that could  wrapped differently around body. Women on the other hand, wore a woolen mantle. This woolen mantle is a long-sleeved, voluminous garment that hung to midstep, this type of clothing is called palla, over a stola.

Arab Fashion

Islam people don’t usually mind about fashion. What matters to them is they look decent, formal, and presentable. As it is a tradition not to look excellent in what they wore. The reason behind is the religion. Receiving compliments or judgement is a sin. That is the main reason why some Arab women cover their whole body including their faces, because women are used to make their selves look good and being beautiful and pretty sometimes is not a good advantage for women in Islam. It may look stranger for other people but once a woman wore that type of style, she is responsible for continuing it until her death.

I would like to ask a forgiveness for our Islam brother and sister if I couldn’t help but notice their clothing. As it attracted me and find it in style fashion. It maybe very simple but the way they carried it makes it look attractive and a fashion as well.

 

Which Fashion Style Is Yours

Trendy. Trend. Stylish. Style. Fashion. Fashionable. Whatever the terms related in clothing is always a fashion. A never-ending fashion from earliest time up to now. But of all this fashion style, which style is yours? Are you the trendy one? A punk stylish? No. We are a fashionista who loves fashion.

Fashion is everywhere. From old times and now, we see fashion style anywhere. It may constantly changes but always in style. Here are some fashion style that might be yours.

Fashionable

This is common to young generation. Young generation want to be updated and follows the fashion trend. Most of the young generation was influenced by their favorite celebrity or group of singers. An example is a group of boy bond singers (not to mention their group name). From Asia, their fashion had reached USA and Europe. Their outfits and fashion style has been an inspiration for so many fans.

Leisurewear

lei·sure·wear

ˈlēZHərˌwer,ˈleZHərˌwer/

noun

casual clothes designed to be worn for leisure activities, particularly sweatshirts and other sportswear.

This fashion style is inspired from our sporty clothing. Aside from wearing it as an athletic or workouts activities, this clothing was used as part of fashion style in other casual occasions. This type of fashion style create a relaxed and comforting fashion.

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Vintage Fashion Style

The vintage fashion style is originated from previous era (1920s) and now being wore by vintage aspirant stylish.

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 Classic Fashion Style

There are some of us who get confused of vintage style and classic style fashion. The similarities were, it came from old era and yet it is still adorable. Vintage style are clothing from 1920s to 1980. While a classic fashion style has no clear sign of when it started, though, I found a transcript that says 1750 is the era of classical fashion. Whenever it started, what makes classical fashion stand out is its timeless look, beautiful yet simple cuts in clothing. You will love too its fine natural fabrics.

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Whatever your fashion style, it’s what makes you stand out. You can even combine fashion from different era to fashion trend with your own style of fashion.

How I organize my thought on what to wear for a stunning fashionista style

This is for my fellow fashion lover out there. Be ready guys ’cause you are going to join me in my virtual journey of myself (or yourself) wearing the ideal type of fashion. A simple style that makes it worth it and on a stunning fashion level.

  1. Wearing a hat.

Wearing a hat for some is just a hat. Anyone can wear a hat but only few can wear it in a stunning way. So beware you. Before buying you have to mind the shape of your face and the size of the hat you want to buy. Mind too the color of your skin and the outfit you wore. Make it match with the outfit you wore. Another thing is, make sure that you know how to wear the hat you buy. Sounds complicated explanation right? It what makes you stunning when you know how to wear the hat you love. The reason why other girls got called like tomboy or sort of a spy or the like because they just wear the hat without any purpose. unless it’s for emergency purpose like you’re trying to hide you face from paparazzi? Just wear it in style.

2. Matching color of your trouser and top.

There is no rule when it comes to wearing your favorite top and trouser. The rule of fashion will apply when you joined the fashion world. Most people don’t mind what’s trendy and what’s out of style. But for us, fashion lover, fashion matter. Yeah, our style matter. Before choosing your top clothing, mind first your trouser. Except skinny jean trouser, it’s perfect for almost all top types. Though…always best with Tee Shirt.

3. Watch.

Rolex , Tommy Hilfiger, Omega, G-Shock, Seiko and many more. You name it. Watch is a jewelry that will make an outfit perfect. It doesn’t matter if you don’t have any diamond or gold. By wearing your favorite watch. It will save your outfit of the day. Watch is the most important jewelry you could ever have no matter the price or the brand. Wearing makes you look cool. Fashion lover love cool thing.

4. Coat, Jacket, Overcoat, my favorite thing.

I won’t deny it. This is my thing. My favorite of all clothing line. In the end I’ve got a lot of jacket in my closet. Trench coat, leather, denim and other jacket. Jacket is appropriate for snowy country, rainy season or when you are in a cold place. Jacket stand out when rainy season strike.

5. Sunglasses.

Of course, if jacket stand out during rainy season and so the sunglasses in sunny day. Try to visualize yourself (female) wearing your very loved school uniform while holding Secosana sling bag in your left hand and you’re wearing sunglasses due to hot weather. See that. It either make you look hot or a bitch (sorry for the word). Though, wearing your perfect match sun glass is a must to protect your eyes from the sun while it add up to your style.

When choosing sun glass, always match it with your face shape. If you have a square shaped face, choose a frame with round or oval shaped lenses. For Oval shaped faces, almost any shade will work on them but I advice to choose sun glass that cover the face from the eyebrows to the cheekbones.

There were different face shape, round, oblong, oval, square, heart and diamond.

6. Choosing the right shoes.

Always choose shoes that matches with your outfit. Don’t choose colored shoes that will make you look like a bystander, or someone coming from nowhere or somewhere you can’t guess.

Note. Don’t wear all I have mentioned in one set. It makes you look like a hustler or a thug.

This Is Why We Love Fashion

FASHION. Whenever we heard the word it follows up the question ‘ what’s your style?’, ‘what’s trendy now?’ Especially women who get craze of the newest trend. You checked out your favorite stylish blogger, your favorite celebrity, and all else we know who has also addiction of the trendy. We wanted to post it in our Instagram for our OOTD (Outfit Of The Day). Share it in our Twitter or to all our social media account. Whatever we want it to show, fashion is our best ways to express our style.

So, why we love fashion

MIX and MATCH

Whatever it looks like, different design of clothes made us think of how we wanted it to look with our own style. You have been standing in the mirror for long hours mixing and matching the old or the new bought clothes. You look for the shoes that matches it. You borrowed makeup from your siblings, your cousins,and maybe the long time keep makeup by your mother. Because she knows that you use her makeup more than she use  it. It’s not a good excuse. But,  we can’t help it. Our own style matter.

BECAUSE THIS IS US

Like what I have said earlier, fashion is the best ways to express our style! You may call it bold statement of yourself, but being stylish with your fashion is what makes you difference, and stand out. Have you ever heard a friend who had this out of style fashion but admired by some people who also happened that their style turned into trendy? I’ll call it as her style signature. There were different fashionista: Classic Fashionista, the elegance fashionista; Vintage Style Fashionista, this fashionista follows fashion from ’70s. I’ll insert a fashion drama rich in vintage fashion style, ‘Fashion ’70s’. This drama will give you more ideas about vintage style; Sophisticated Fashionista, most of the sophisticated fashionista I’ve known has their dressmaker. If they don’t have, they tend to be unique. They have their taste of fashion. A fashion that makes them look elegance, and sophisticated. These are the types of fashionista to name a few.