Influences on Women’s Trends
When it comes to fashion, celebrities are extremely influential in helping us decide on the latest women’s trends. Magazines in particular are packed full of features on celebrity fashion, with Kylie Minogue, Cheryl Cole and Jennifer Aniston regularly making an appearance. We all love to look at photos from the latest award ceremony or fashion show, and check out the latest trends, or equally, what not to wear.
The relationship between fashion and celebrity is so much so now that many designer outfits seen on celebrities (which, lets face it, we could never afford to buy) are copied by high street stores to make them more affordable. Celebrities have always had a heavy influence on the latest female fashion trends, dating back to the 1960’s when Marilyn Monroe’s glamorous look was idolised by millions. Nowadays, they still have a strong hold on what is deemed to be fashionable, whether it be Victoria Beckham’s oversized heels or Sienna Miller’s bohemian look. Celebrities are such a huge part of society today, that it’s no wonder we are quite easily influenced by their looks and styles.
Celebrities themselves have also became more involved in the fashion world, with the number who have released their own fashion lines rocketing over the past ten years. Influential style queen Madonna recently released her own ‘Material Girl’ clothing line, with her daughter Lourdes, for the department store, Macy’s. Successful model, Kate Moss also has a clothing range designed for Top Shop and other celebrities such as Katie Holmes and Gwen Stefani, have all recently released their own labels. Lady Ga Ga is also thought to be considering her own fashion line, which you can imagine would be truly inspirational.
The media also plays a huge part in influencing our fashion choices, as images are constantly portrayed to us, sometimes without us even noticing. Advertisements are great ways for designers or companies to grab our undivided attention, and showcase their styles and designs. Social media sites are also becoming an increasingly popular method of influencing our decisions on trends, as more people than ever are using these sites to communicate with each other. Companies actually display loads of their styles on these sites, without our realisation.
Fashion blogs and articles are other key elements which influence clothing styles and trends. When we read blogs and articles, we are usually reading a piece of literature which is written by someone not unlike ourselves. We can normally relate easily to the subjects we are reading about, which makes it have a strong influence on us and makes us eager to find out more. The need for blogs and articles is increasing daily, as more and more people use the Internet as their main source of reading, and researching new products. Blogs can be an extremely subtle way of influencing our decisions on styles and fashion, as we do not really notice the effects it has, or see it as advertising.