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To What extent Are We Pressurised By The World Of Fashion

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To What extent Are We Pressurised By The World Of Fashion? Everyday, you're thinking 'Why cant I just be the most perfect human being in the world?' If you have a wonky nose or you want larger lips you can just ask a surgeon to try and perform miracles to change you. It sounds so straightforward. You don't need to go on holiday anymore to get a tan. You can go under a sun bed and shrivel up like a raisin or you could apply brown paint to your body. Fashion is a big part of all our lives. Why, today are we being pressurised in trying to make ourselves perfect and more beautiful? Not everyone's perfect. Some people would say the perfect person would have blonde hair, blue eyes, slim with a lovely tan. People would say this because they consider this type of person to be very attractive. On the other hand everyone has a different perfect person in their mind because it's their own view. One thing that has become fashionable for woman is to have cosmetic surgery, to make you feel better about yourself, or to make features on your body look more attractive. ...read more.


I would argue that sun beds are a waste of time because they don't always work on your first few sessions, so you have to use them over and over again. Sun beds are not suitable for everyone. By this, you are spending loads of money just to make you look better. The more you spend under a sun bed, the more you come out like a shrivelled up prune. A number of people would argue that sun beds make you look healthier because if you look pale, you are considered to be unhealthy and ill. It is said that 20 minutes in a sun bed is equivalent to four hours in the sun. You don't come out with a good tan and it looks unreal. The new thing people are having now is a spray tan because it is much healthier than using a sun bed. Celebrities are everywhere, in magazines, on television, in newspapers and in our heads. Everyone has a image in their mind of a slim, attractive, ideal idol. We just want to look like these people as we grew up with them. Celebrities are rich, have amazing houses, cars and beautiful physiques. We would all love to look like them. Everybody is copying their clothes, shoes and bodies. ...read more.


You mainly see a made-up, slim, attractive model because that's most people image of a perfect person. Even celebrities advertise clothes, for instance, when they go to a premier, some designer shops either loan or give them expensive dress to wear for free. There are fashion shows where you can see all the latest fashion. Fashion has changed over the years. Nowadays, there are so many different kinds of people with different styles. For example Goths, punks, surfing clothes, urban clothes and hippy chic's. If it wasn't for clothes, we would all be standing here naked. Overall, fashion can be fun, exciting and safe. On the other hand, it can provide thousands of people with employment. Fashion is just a money making system, which is quite easy to get in to. We should always be conscious of the future risks we could be getting ourselves in to because of the health issues involved, trying to look superficial and too much peer pressure, which could make you shallow and self absorbed. You can be fashionable however you want. It's your own ideas and personality of how you would like to be. We all have are own style but most of us are all pressurised by advertisements, celebrities etc. So we should be confident of who we are. ?? ?? ?? ?? Sarah Parkes 09/05/2007 Page 1 of 4 ...read more.

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