The World Of Fashion And Glamour Essay

Meaning of fashion is the visible creativity of people, which can enhance the physical beauty or personality of someone. Though, our country India has its own trend of fashion, which follows the tradition and culture of country since the ancient time, but India is also a big supporter of new fashion technology and trend of glamorous world. Fashion and industry of fashion is a huge topic to consider for all, thus here we are providing you a brief and detailed description on fashion in the form of essays. Two types of essays are given here with different words count. One is Long Essay on Fashion and other is Short Essay on Fashion.

Short Essay on Fashion

In this category, three essays are given with 100, 200 and 300 words count. All the essays are written in simple English language and are useful for students from 3rd to 8th class according to their need:

Fashion Essay 1 (100 words)

Fashion, the style of clothing, style of looking different, style of talking and style of living, etc is now the need of various people who want to be and behave according to the changed outside environment. Fashion has been always a centre of attraction for most people since many years. Generally, the trend of fashion has been viewed in young generation people. Trend of fashion depends on place to place, people to people or as per the interest according to need. Fashion always keeps changing and attracts mostly the young age people. In India world of glamour completely depends on the fashion and also we can say that fashion is created by glamorous world, where every day trend of fashion changes.


Fashion Essay 2 (200 words)

Fashion is just a style of living with some changes in person’s outlook according to the current trend. To be trendy and fashionable, people are changing their style of dressing, talking, living and behaving completely according to the current fashion trend. Sometime it is just people’s own wish to maintain themselves according to the trend but sometime they are required to do it because of their professional working area where it is demanded to be fashionable and trendy like in glamorous industry or entertainment industry where models, actors and actresses are require to do makeup on their face and dress up according to the current fashion. Even also we can say that they set the new trend of fashion for all.

Impact of fashion generally falls on teenagers to young age people. College going students are much influenced by western culture. Girls prefer to wear jeans and skirts with short tops along with different hair styles, and boys like to wear T-shirts and jeans with different haircuts. Coloured hair, shaky jeans, difficult to understand languages and unmatchable accessories are also the part of trendy fashion now a days. To be fashionable and maintaining current trend of fashion is not bad until it does not cross the limits which our society has decided for all.


Fashion Essay 3 (300 words)

Fashion trend is the dressing and hair style of people especially teenage and young age boys and girls in India. By being fashionable and applying clothes or other accessories in right manner actually we express our real identity by looking something different from others. Fashion should be done in such manner that it does not harm your real or positive image in front of others; in fact it may enhance your personality in positive way.

Fashion doesn’t have a single definition but it consist a huge essence of life style. For changing your outside personality according to new trend of fashion, there are various types of looks according to fashion for young girls. Some are classic, trendy, tomboy, glamorous, preppy, traditional, western, sophisticated, romantic, exotic and many more. These are styles of outlook personality for teenage to young age girls and boys according to new trend of fashion.

Apart from using fashion to change your outside physical personality, you can follow it in your daily activities too. Style of living, style of behaving, type of places where you live, types of food you eat and types of activities you do, all can be changed or modified according to fashion. Children to old age people all are now affected and influenced by new trend of fashion. In India, main source of fashion is the entertainment and film industry of glamorous world.

Having interest or passion in fashion world helps youths in making professional career. There are various professional courses which are oriented to fashion field. Willing students can do diploma, bachelor or master degree course with period of one to 4 years in the stream of fashion designing to become a Fashion designer. Now a day’s, scope for fashion designer is quite good and attracting thousands of students per year. Some of the great people who have made a fantastic career in this field as Fashion Designer are Manish Malhotra, Ritu Kumar, Ritu Beri, Tarun Tahiliani, Sabhya Sachi and many more.

Long Essay on Fashion

This category includes two essays with 400 and 600 words count. These essays are useful for students, who are taking part in essay writing competition. You can also take benefit of these essays for other activities related to writing in the school:

Fashion Essay 4 (400 words)

Following fashion styles in order to be trendy and to look different and stylish in front of others by wearing different types of clothes and accessories. Fashion can be viewed in people’s style of outlook personality with clothing and hairstyle, style of living and behaving, along with the area of personal interest. Today’s youths are totally influenced by new fashion trends. Fashion brings an interesting twist in our boring life which makes us with feeling of confidence and up to date according to this changing environment. Youth generation is totally affected by this glamorous world of fashion. Their dressing style, hair style, accessories, language and personality all shows that how much they are influenced by fashion.

Area of Fashion for a particular person:

Fashion has now changed its definition, it is not limited to clothing and wearing style but it has forwarded two steps ahead in people’s life. Everything you do in your routine life is now influenced and modified according to fashion:

  1. Firstly the place (home) where you live, are now designed according to new trend of fashion with all luxurious things inside.
  2. Going to Gym for the fitness is now also the mark and need of fashion.
  3. Things you like to do in your vacant time is also depends on fashion. Playing outdoor sports like polo is the mark of fashion of rich people.
  4. Kids are also influenced and fond of new coming fashion trends. Their toys, books, dresses, activities are now completely changed according to the fashion.

Good or Bad effects of fashion on us:

If these new coming trends of fashion make you feel special and confident; then it also sometime embarrasses you in front of others when you do not apply things on yourself according to your individual personality. For young age people, who are much affected and influenced by new fashion, it gives harmful effects too. Girls have to face some crucial crime due to their unfit dressing style which does not suit the location.


Being trendy and fashionable is just your own wish, no one can force you to do it and it is your own decision that how much and what type of fashion you are preferring according to place and requirement. Though this time of 21st century in India mostly people are affected by glamorous world and style of fashion but still they have not forgotten our traditions and culture which is the priority and symbol of our country.


Fashion Essay 5 (600 words)

Fashion is something means to follow or apply new and some different styles of clothing, hairstyles or body languages by people of different age. To live in style with fashion is mostly preferred by college going youngsters who are the main follower of fashion. Fashion is related with all age of people either male or female in different manners. Mostly girls fashion is too much trendy and advance then any others. Fashion is not only limited to dressing style but it includes all other different aspects of life like the house they live in, what they eat, what kind of work they prefer to do for their time pass and many more. In our country, source of fashion is generally the glamorous and entertainment industry where every week a new style of dressing, makeup and hairstyle is introduced. Some of the people have registered their name for introducing the new trend of fashion in the glamorous world. These are Manish Malhotra, Ritu Kumar, Tarun Tahiliani, Ritu Beri, Sabhya Sachi and many more.

Source of Fashion

In India, initially people were too much affected and inspired by western culture in matter of fashion. Now the global fashion comes from these four major cities in the world. These are New York, London, Paris and Milan where the headquarters of fashion industries or companies are available. These cities host fashion weeks here where top designers apply and exhibit their new collection on top models worldwide. Apart from these international sources of fashion, in India glamorous industry and entertainment industry are also the source for new trend of fashion. Fashion designers apply their new ideas of clothing, makeup and hairstyle on top Models, actors and actresses. After some time this become the new trend of fashion and followed by millions of youngsters.

Style of Fashion at different places in India:

Basic fashion in India is the different cultural outfits of different states, which is decided since the pre-historical time. Some of the cultural fashion trends of major states are:

  • In North India, sarees and salwar suits are preferred by girls and women along with young girls follows the fashion trend by wearing skirts and jeans with shirts or top.
  • In South India, ladies wear kanjiwaram saree on the occasion of wedding or any festival and men wear a type of sarong with shirts.
  • In Punjab, salwar suit with dupatta is the common wear for girls and women over there, along with pathani suit is preferred by men with a colourful turban.
  • In Maharashtra, women wear a nine yards long saree (known as lugadi in Marathi) with a short sleeved blouse. Men’s traditional dress is kurta pyjama with a folded cotton topi on head.

Effects of Fashion on People

Fashion is now the need for youngsters even for all age people to maintain their image in front of others, so that they can be the part of this trendy and fashionable society. Being fashionable, we have to face some good and bad effects:

Being fashionable enables you to feel confident and assure about yourselves. Apart from girls, boys are also running behind the race of fashion where they are usually found in tight jeans, sleeveless shirts or jackets with completely unsuitable hair colour with different hair cut or style. Teenage boys and girls are too affected by this culture and sometime forget their primary concern in life. In spite of focusing on their studies, they just focus on their looks and style to be the part of race. When we talk about girls they are two steps ahead than boys even in matter of fashion. Sometimes, effect of this craziness towards fashion goes very harmful for girls.


Though, we know that to be updated and to go with society is a need to bring some kind of changes in our outlook and physical attitudes which makes us confident and admirable; but at the same time it affects us badly too our cultural and traditional morals and views. Following and applying fashion in life is not bad until it does not affect or impact badly to others.

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Politics as logic is scrupulous and tough-minded. Nothing gets past the gatekeeper that is not scrutinized, tested, and proven. Politics as rhetoric on the other hand is handsome and charming, and it’s only later that we realize our wallet is missing.

This is our traditional understanding of the role of glamour in politics: it is the friend of trickery and the demagogue. Virginia Postrel goes straight at the usual logic vs. rhetoric distinction with a broader, more sophisticated view.

In point of fact, we can accept the truth of certain propositions, even worthy, noble ones, without being the least bit interested in embracing them. The trouble is these truths do not make the world more thinkable or habitable, and these conditions are for many political purposes the important ones. As Postrel puts it, “Logic does not make us long for prosperity, freedom, equality, or security.”

The digital community, and especially the gaming community, talks casually about “world building.” This makes the anthropological heart race, not least because the process of building a world is no simple matter at all. Indeed, that’s the mystery. How do we build a world that’s bigger and more lasting than a mere consensus among men and women?

A suspicion presents itself. Politics as logic, politics without rhetoric, is possible but underwhelming because finally it is incapable of eliciting the acts of belief and loyalty on which the state depends. Or to put this another way, all political agreements, however logical, are slender until substantiated. And substantiation is to some extent the work of rhetoric and, yes, glamour.

We sometimes wish it were otherwise. When Nancy Reagan spent $2 million on Lenox china for the White House, the temptation to object was strong. Surely, this was only china and serious minded people believe china can’t matter…and that if it does matter, something must be wrong with the republic. But china, especially because precious and delicate, helped make a presidency and a republic formidable where low and middle church predecessors had made them insubstantial

Tony Blair could use the theater of state so effectively that he could persuade even grumpy Brits to embrace a new idea of what Britain could be. No small accomplishment when most of the members of the body politic embraced cynicism as the fashion of the day.

Other politicians resort to other messages, sometimes even riding shirtless on horseback. Whew. Again, as outsiders we fail to grasp the builder or the built. But then, it’s not meant for us. (And glamour is perhaps not the mot juste here.)

As Postrel points out, logic talks at us whereas rhetoric speaks to us. Logic lectures. Rhetoric communicates. And this means glamour cannot work unless it resonates with the culture and context in place. Well, let’s not go too far. Glamour will not plead or wheedle. No, but it can bully, less democratic than monarchical. Consent? That’s nice, says glamour, but we prefer admiration and occasionally awe.

Ironically, glamour cannot achieve this arrogance unless it knows quite a lot about us and our deeper sense of the world. And this means it is obliged to learn things about us that logic treats as extraneous. Thus does glamour stoop to conquer, kneel to rise. Glamour is grand but wily, a dangerous combo.

It turns out glamour is not a reliable friend to power. It can be treacherous, willful, uncontrolled, removing desire from the service of the state and putting it in the hands of the dissident.

This makes glamour quite different from luxury. Oh, luxury. So obedient to the state. Slavish even. Luxury obeys the distribution of status. As Georg Simmel pointed out, it sets in train the imitation of the high-standing by the low-standing. It makes us want what our betters have, commandeering our aspirations, even our imaginations. Luxury takes an impression of power and preserves it faithfully.

Glamour, on the other hand, can be a rogue quantity. Here it defines itself against power. A suit may be obligatory uptown, but try wearing it to an event downtown: it draws sneers and, worse, giggles. Glamour in one community confesses cluelessness in another. This downtown glamour is designed to repudiate the language and logic of power, to help create an oppositional set of values. And we’re tempted to say this glamour is designed to console the marginal soul, to compensate for their marginality. But this is what people always say, especially when their world has been scorned.

The best example of rogue glamour is Beau Brummell, a man so powerful he dared make fun of the Prince Regent. (Encountering a friend with the prince in tow, Brummell asked, “Who’s your fat friend?”) Brummell was the most powerful man in London precisely because he understood glamour as no one else did. He had only to smile on someone’s fashion choices to elevate them in the social scheme of things. Strictly speaking this had been a monarchical function. You might say, “Oh, but Brummell was forgiven this breach because his abrogated power didn’t matter.” And you’d be wrong. Brummell helps us see that glamour is a staging area of the new as surely as luxury remains the sad little friend of privilege. It is a laboratory in which new social arrangements and cultural codes are proposed. Power rushes to certain kinds of novelty. The masters of glamour manage to get out ahead of the rest of us and occupy a future we are eager to join. Glamour makes a vacuum and this confers majesty, real or metaphorical, legitimate or pretending.

Claude Levi-Strauss identified science as a rogue element in Western, first-world societies, issuing messages unanticipated by the standing code, messages that must eventually run back into the code and transform it. Indeed, in the restless West several things play this role: technology, markets, immigration, innovation. Why are we so reluctant to see that glamour might do so too? There it is at the center of things, a constant, relatively tidy bouleversement that disrupts convention and conventional thinking.

The French geographer and historian Fernand Braudel asked,

Can it have been merely by coincidence that the future was to belong to societies fickle enough to care about changing the colors, materials, and shapes of costume, as well as the social order and the map of the world–societies, that is, which were ready to break with their traditions? There is a connection.[1]

There’s much to do to understand the rhetorical aspects of the state, and the way glamour helps fashion political understanding and consent. Let Virginia Postrel be our guide.



[1] Braudel, Fernand. 1973. Capitalism and Material Life, 1400-1800. London: Weidenfeld and Nicolson, p. 323.



Also from this issue

Lead Essay

  • No Fireworks on the Fourth of July? by Virginia Postrel

    Virginia Postrel argues that it’s a mistake to excise visual appeals from politics. The truth is out there, and yes, we must ultimately rely on empirical work to find it. But to persuade may after all take more than facts and figures. To fight the undeniable glamour of bad public policies, good public policies must respond with a glamour of their own.

Response Essays

  • Luxury, Glamour, and Power by Grant McCracken

    In the realm of visual persuasion, Grant McCracken distinguishes luxury from glamour. The former, he finds, is the tool of political power: Luxury is obedient to, and intimately connected with, the state. The state’s messages are its own, more or less. Glamour, though, can come from oppositional groups as well as from the center. Quite often, the state’s attempts at glamour backfire, particularly when it misjudges the public mood, or when its messages reach the wrong audience.

  • Smile, You Are on CNN! by Autumn Whitefield-Madrano

    Autumn Whitefield-Madrano looks at the attractiveness of political officeholders. She connects it to scientific research showing that composite faces, made up of the average of many different people, tend to be rated more attractive than most real-world individuals. She suggests that many people seem to look for a similar kind of average when they choose their representatives. And it shows: Politicians tend strongly to be just kind of nice-looking — neither unattractive nor stunningly beautiful. Is this any way to choose a nation’s leaders?

  • Glamour and the Vision of Legitimate Power by Martin Gurri

    Martin Gurri suggests that the world’s elites have lately lost control over the visual. Anyone can publish images today, and it’s changing the world. Images legitimize, because they help to tell stories, and no social order can sustain itself without stories that justify its existence to the people. But when the people themselves can circulate competing images, they can also circulate some very effective competing stories. It’s not a coincidence, then, that trust in government is at a low ebb around the world today.

    Warning: This essay contains images of graphic violence.


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