• Fashion is the reason so many people are up to their neck in credit card debt.

    How many times do you go to a department store and not get asked by the cashier if you want a charge card for that store. The answer is almost never. Not only will the store charge you $100 for that pair of jeans, they will let you pay more than that if you don't want to pay for it all right now. Fashion is the biggest scam in consumer product because their products are never worth what you have to pay to be fashionable.

    Posted by: R3ubHockey
  • Fashion is not harmful to society as it simply personifies freedom

    Fashion allows people to express themselves in an individual way. It provides diversity in society which can only be a healthy thing. It shows that people have freedom and therefore allows them to relax and feel comfortable for who they are. Overall it makes for happier individuals which results in a more prosperous society.

    Posted by: J Navarro 62
  • I believe fashion is harmful to society.

    As the mother of a thirteen year old girl I can tell you that many things that are considered fashionable are ruining society. Whether it be the way they are wearing their clothes or what. There are also other issues that fall into this category television shows and radio. What is acceptable and what isn't? It is all a very thin line but all of it is becoming our undoing.

    Posted by: lacedjeans
  • Fashion is harmful to society for several reasons and it shouldn't be taken as seriously.

    Fashion is harmful to society because it makes people feel like they have to dress like the models and worst of all have to be the same size as the models. Children get shunned at school because of fashion and not wearing the top labels of clothing. It is unfair to judge on fashion but that is what we do most of the time.

    Posted by: B3rkIffy
  • The fashion industry can be harmful to society, due to its unnatural display of weight requirements.

    In recent years, the alarming trend of fashion models' unnatural weight requirements has directly affected our society, both as consumers and as individuals dealing with self-esteem issues that turn into dangerous health conditions. Teen and preteen girls are especially susceptible to the trends that the "houses of fashion" determine are "in".

    Posted by: IesIComic
  • It harms the environment, it promotes low paid work, an unhealthy self-image and futility and contributes to the increase of consumerism.

    Most clothes are made with processes that polute the atmosfere and water sources, produce CO2 and other harmful gas, and a lot of waste. Most of the clothes are made by people who are paid around 12 cents a day and work in very poor conditions. The fashion industry employs models who are too thin and present their bodies as desirable and normal - how your body should be. And because the magazines, ads and whatnot make the clothes - and the whole industry - look so glamorous, people then feel tempted to buy more and more. This way, our society is becoming more image-centered, more futile and consumist.

  • Fashion contributes to excluding certain individuals from society by labeling them as different.

    Fashion means being able to express oneself, but when an individual does not have access to fashionable clothes for financial reasons or cultural ones, this individual is generally excluded from society. Fashion contributes in directing our attention towards appearances, and it impacts in a negative way what people think of each other.

    Posted by: WakefulTristan35
  • Fashion is definitely harmful to society, because it inspires people to make potentially harmful lifestyle choices.

    Societal problems, such as anorexia and teen violence, are exemplary as to why fashion can actually be harmful. The media pushes the idea of beauty, as it is associated with apparently emaciated super models and punks wearing baggy pants and chains. Our children try to emulate what they are seeing on television. Some restrict their eating to the point that their health suffers, and others steal and even resort to violence to obtain clothes that look like those their television heroes wear.

    Posted by: UtterDusty75
  • I feel that fashion is harmful to society, because it promotes a culture that is based solely on appearance.

    The fashion industry encourages an unrealistic outlook for men and women in regards to their bodies and their looks. Women and men have gone to great extremes to mold their bodies into what the fashion world has decided is "perfect", often disregarding their health and well-being, just to look like the air-brushed, rail-thin models that the industry has deemed beautiful.

    Posted by: MilitaryGregorio28
  • At schools, girls have started to rank themselves with fashion.

    Girls have started to decided who's who by what they wear, and if one doesn't have enough money to buy a certain piece of clothing, then see it being worn around schools, than their self-esteems can be lowered to a certain degree, and can be seen as a target to bullies, making the situation worse.

  • Fashion is art.

    "Fashion is the most powerful art there is. It's movement, design and architecture all in one. It shows the world who we are and who we'd like to be." High fashion is a form of art, designers spend a lot of time and creativity on the garments that they show season after season. Besides it is a way to express yourself, you can show the kind of person that you are, that you aren't, what you like or what you don't, all just with a simple accessory or piece. Summing it up, fashion is a daily way to embrace art and express who you are or who you want to be.

  • Fashion is not harmful to society.

    I do not believe that fashion is harmful to society. I think that fashion increases and benefits society. If everyone was wearing the same thing it would be a very boring society. Fashion as far as clothes stimulates society. Also it stimulates society via television. This is done with shows such as america's next top model and project runway.

    Posted by: barbiegirll
  • Fashion shows a persons creativity.

    Fashion shows what type of person someone is, and without that kids are the same as everyone else. They don't have something that shows what they are like, and if a kid is the same as everyone else, it can dull their life by about 60%. The kids don't feel unique anymore, and that is not good. Feeling special is one of the most important part of a kids life.

  • Because all the people have the right to wear different kinds of fashionable clothes.

    It is very stylish and comfortable to wear. Men tend to be liked more by women when they are well groomed. A person having a personal style that is unique, fashion can give a person more confidence. When people are well dressed it can cause people to respect them more. People wear fashionable clothes to appear more beautiful and respectful.

  • Fashion is walking art, it inspires to nto only to express yourself but also your culture and identity.

    Fashion designers search for inspiration from cultures, different eras, cities and nature. Not to harm someones self image but to create something beautiful for everyone to feel beautiful in. Fashion advertisement is not meant to damage your self esteem or have everyone try to mold their bodies and minds into what society feels is "perfect." It simply shows that if you buy this line of clothing this is how beautiful you will feel. Not "this is the only image that can be beautiful." Fashion has been around even before we had sewing machines. It expresses our identity and culture by showing our own combination of walking art. Designers, workers etc. make the clothes off of their own inspiration, and our imagination makes the rest. Fashion is not harmful to society it is keeping us intuned to history, culture, and ourselves.

  • Fashion, in and of itself, is not harmful to society, but the emphasis placed on it is.

    Fashion can be a great thing; however, the way that it has been exploited as being very important, especially in the lives of young women, has really began to destroy women's self confidence. Fashion also begins to leak into what women believe about themselves as their self image. Fashion cannot be the focal point of women's attention, otherwise it will continue to damage self esteem.

    Posted by: AmazingJunior58
  • Fashion is showing people new ideas and, as such, can not be dangerous to society.

    Fashion is something new and, thus, brings new and creative idea to people's lives. It enriches them, and makes their lives more interesting. Without fashion, we would be stuck into dull and boring behaviors. However, excessive obsessing about fashion is not healthy, just like any other kind of obsession.

    Posted by: FiveGlen35
  • I don't see fashion as harmful to society at all, as it merely sets a standard that people may emulate if they want to.

    Fashion is not ever going anywhere, so even the question is a bit preposterous. But, fashion is a vital big business. It provides jobs and a certain sense of enjoyment of life for millions of people. Therein, it should be left alone. Besides, how could one ever enforce anti-fashion initiatives in a free society?

    Posted by: tabundes
  • No, fashion is not harmful to society because it is the main driving before behind the clothing industry.

    Without fashion there would be very little reason for companies to invest money into research and development of newer and better fabrics, styles and blends of clothing. Yes fashion can cause a lot of stress and place a lot of expectations on people to dress a certain way, but those same problems would exist in other forms like owning the best car or the most expensive cell phone if fashion did not exist. Without fashion however we would all probably be wearing cured animal skin loin clothes or burlap sacks, as there would be little to no corporate interest into researching better materials when those serve their function.

    Posted by: H_Baird
  • Fashion is not harmful to society, as it is a form of art, and art benefits society.

    Fashion is not harmful to society, because it is an art form. It is generally agreed that art benefits society as a whole, though there is some question as to how strong the benefits are. Fashion is a form of self-expression, like art. And as in art, there is no real measure of what is "good", because "goodness" is determined only by current aesthetic values. And also like in art, often what has previously been considered "bad" will become the next great style. Clearly fashion is an art, and since art benefits society, fashion must as well.

    Posted by: A Paul

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