Introduction : Change is the law of nature. Summer turns to autumn, which changes to winter and fanilly to spring. Travelers from the west mix with tourists from the east and exchange their experiences, and sometimes even the way they dress and live. Finally, you watch the changes in the world through television and cinema. A this make human beings desire to be different, in looks and style. Any Indian would love to wear jeans after he sees a film showing cowboy adventure. Likewise, and American negro will crave for the kurta Pyajama after watching a sitar conert by and Indian master.
The root couase : There are styles that are durable because they make us feel so comfortable and elegant. For example, Indian saree has resisted the tides of change in womanly garments. So have the salwar and the kameez. But everything else, from the ear ring to the shoe-heel, have undergone dramatic changes, year after year.
The root cause of changing fashions is man’s desire and woman’s craving to ‘be’ different from others. By wearing a new perfume or sporting a newly-cut suit, your ego is boosted among your peers. Later, when others copy you, you feel flattered and wanted by your friends. You create a social status for yourself, as being up-to-date.
Undesirable : But do you think this to be desirable? Imagine the stress and strain on your income or family earnings! Imagine the horror of discovering that the expensive coat you wore last year cannot be worn this year because the fashion has changed!
What to do : you would have found from experience that there are certain styles which undergo little or no change. For example, if you find good compfort in the clothes you weawr, keep wewaring the,. You might change the buttons once in a while or the laces. Never forget the fact that what is outdated now will again be in fashion in the near future! After all, is not the pleated trousers of the 1960s back in fashion today? Be comfortable. Buy comfortable.