In this day and life, good impressions are quite necessary and almost mandatory for a good life. For an individual to attain a good impression from another person, one has to make certain efforts that allow others to think positive of him.
This gives most individuals the zeal yet mandate to create a good impression of themselves.
Despite the many actions of good impressions, a person’s clothing, carries a lot of weight when it comes to good impressions.
A man walking on the street, dressed up in a suit is already thought to either be on his way to an interview or to work, whereas a man dressed in a pullover with jean trousers and a bag pack could be said to be a student or any other thing. This is to say that assumptions are already made of other people’s clothing and so therefore impressions are always and ultimately made with the clothing of an individual.
Damhorst (1990) states that, ‘dress is a systematic means of transmission of information about the wearer’.
A person’s choice of clothing caninfluence the impression they communicate and is therefore said to be a powerful communication tool. Research shows that you can tell a lot about someone’s personality, politics, status, and even income just from looking at a photo of their shoes.
That how far a person’s clothing can go.Fashion in the workplace, recreational venues and even social media have set a pace that labels good clothing and bad clothing. As fashion changes every now and then, acceptable clothing (with regards tosociety’s choice) sets an individual up for looking formal, rich, elegant or old fashioned, dweeb and scruff.
These adjectives that a person is called according to his or her clothing could get a man or lady a job, it could also make people around the individual undermine him or her. A lady in skimpy clothes is thought to be a bad girl or slut but could be otherwise.
Guys with good informal fashion style are thought of as models or perhaps artistes or play boys. Some rich folks have admitted to have received bad encounters with people when they are dressed without designer wears or expensive clothes. Teachers even access students based on their dressing and how decent they look in class.
Advertisers as well use clothing to sell their products and they have to use clothing that society deems good to sell their goods and services. A good impression linked to a person’s clothing is very paramount as it can play a role in many areas of a person’s life..
Research has also proven that not only does one’s clothing grant him a good impression from people around him, but it helps the individual himself have a good feeling and helps him perform positively.
“The formality of clothing might not only influence the way others perceive a person, and how people perceive themselves, but could influence decision making in important ways through its influence on processing style,” the study says.
Despite this, people have argued on why they dress freely to certain places as they would want to feel comfortable in anything they wear.
This argument is still ongoing but clothings with good impression still overwhelm these arguments and are regarded as the best way to dress. The positivities that come with this way of dressing is also encouraged and upheld by society.
This validates the fact that no matter the fashion trends and preferences of people appropriate clothing will allow a person to attain the favors that come with a good impression.