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Old 04-15-10, 06:21 PM   #1
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What Makes Something Fashionable Fashionable?

Have you ever wondered what makes something fashionable? Around here, the hairstyles remind me of what we all looked like in high school in the 70's. I now have the urge I'm sure my father experienced when some shaggy kid comes by me. Where does the psychic controlling wave emanate over which governs fashion? Hip-hugger pants do not work with the current epidemic of obesity and yet women wear them all of the time. And, why do pregnant women now wear skin tight clothing instead of "maternity clothes?"

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Because I decree it to be so.
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Old 04-15-10, 06:24 PM   #3
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Because I deem it to be so.
Could you make a few changes?
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I love muffin tops.
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I love muffin tops.
Until it spoils and becomes shoe loaf.
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I just threw up in my mouth a little.
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If it offends the parental generation, it's well on its way. And, if the 'cool' clique of dimwits start to feel sexy, it's in.
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Fashion is the knowledge of what's new and wearing/owning/doing that thing, showing that you are just a little better (at least in your own mind) than those who have not caught on yet. Once everyone is wearing/owning/doing it, it's no longer fashionable as the cycle has progressed to something newer.

It is imitative behavior, up to the point where that certain level of saturation occurs and it no longer alleviates the wearer/owner/do-er above the masses.

Do not confuse fashion with popularity, as fashion is to be interpreted as progressive and ahead of the popularity bubble.

Often fashions are ridiculed prior to adoption by the masses. I always called the fashionistas that were so far ahead of the curve that they were excoriated, the "Tragically Hip."
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