Research Project: Fashion Trends
I can say the most important things I want people to know are that the fashion trends of today’s teens in America has changed in some ways, but have also stayed the same when compared to the trends of my parents teenage year. There has been a big boom in body modification throughout the years that may be caused by society judging individuals harsher by what their appearance is and the want to stand out. Finally, “old school” fashions such as skinny jeans and leather jackets have come back to become a trend, but the difference now is that young adults are wearing these cloths in a different manner to give off a different message.
Deborah Tannen wrote "Marked Women, Unmarked Men", showing the reality that appearance and "trendiness" matters. Deborah observes, "If a woman's clothing is tight or revealing (in other words, sexy), it sends a message -- an intended one of wanting to be attractive, but also a possibly unintended one of availability." This ties in with my idea that women have so much pressure on them and they want to fit in so they look to wear the latest trends and have the latest procedures done to impress.
Deborah's "Marked Women, Unmarked Men":