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Do clothes make the person? Why do we care what we look like? Your clothing clearly has an effect on the people around you.

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Stephanie Herrera N.Hollies English H063 October 31, 2006 The relationship between people and clothes Do clothes make the person? Questioning what we normally take for granted is often not easy but always helpful: Why do we care what we look like? Why do we own more clothes than books? Why are there so many fashion shops? "Clothes make the man," the old saying goes. Well, clothes definitely seem to impress us human beings. Nothing tells you more about a person, or makes a greater first impression, than how one is dressed. It's quite significant, really. We summed a person's entire character even if we don't know them just by the way they are dressed. According to major studies Image consultants will tell you what makes a good impression on another person depends, percentage-wise, on the following: 55% on how you look, 38% on how you act, 7% on what you say (http://www.aj6.org/jpbo/305/page3.html). ...read more.


Also, a person who dresses only for themselves and doesn't care about the effect their appearance has on others is lacking in respect for other people. Society is like a killer game, you need to have your tricks to survive, but that does not mean you are going to be someone else just to be accepted. The fact of the matter is; your appearance is a key to open a door. Clothing plays a key role in how we live our lives in many ways and in how we will be pictured or even treated. The critics can make a person more confidant that "their jeans make their but look smaller." However, clothes not only cover a person's problem areas, but create problems as well. While some people might not have the money to buy the clothes, they might be denied opportunities in their lives because of the clothes they don't have. ...read more.


everybody ways we were created very unique, we all have certain qualities that can't be measure by the way we dress, we have to get to the soul of the person to understand its wisdom, kindness and compassion. (Maria Silva)." "We shouldn't be judged by the way we dress. My opinion is just that because no two people are the same. Everyone in society dress according to his or her class, style, or just how they feel. In my humble opinion who or what you are shouldn't be held against you for what you're wearing. Clothes are just another form of expressing an individual. No one should be judged because of it. Style and ideas from people in general is what fashion designers go by. You have your urban community, middle-class community, upper-class, etc. everyone in their own right should just be judged on or rather not be judged at all. There are so many other things to worry about than what someone is wearing. (C.C)." Herrera1 ...read more.

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