Men vs Women Fashion
Women often keep up with fashion a lot more than men.They will buy fashion magazines to browse through the latest season of clothing, looking at the latest trends and what will flatter their figure as well as keep an eye on the runways so they can be the first to wear the latest styles.. However, many men don’t take the same approach and simply wear what they are comfortable in – buying any style of clothing and sticking with it. Why are there differences between men and women’s attitudes to fashion; and does the male gender really care whether women wear the latest styles?
The emphasis on women’s beauty has increased a lot over the years or so – and women keeping up with fashion have changed with the times. In a media-ridden, photo-manipulating world, women are expected to look their best (and men’s expectations seemingly moving with this too) – getting the new style of dress that hugs the waist or drapes over the shoulders is the way of beauty for women. The fashion industry is also a lot more focused on women – many magazines offer fashion tips and guides, or tips on where to buy the latest maxi dress; whereas men’s magazines do not put as much emphasis on this type of article.You will also find a lot of shops selling women wares compared to men.
Even from the 1930s, it was noted that gaining the latest fashions was at attempt to “be modern and outdo other women”. Wearing the latest dress or newest style of swimwear could boost a woman’s self-esteem, and give an edge over potential rivals. Men obviously show their rivalry in other ways that aren’t through fashion – which could potentially explain the reason why men are so interested in gaining muscle and fitness, as opposed to keeping an eye on the new summer eveningwear ranges on the runways, and in the shops and wholesalers.