It is a fact that your Dress is an address. It lets the other person know about you, your personality, likings, ambitions, emotions and spending habits.
According to psychologists, our wardrobe choices are closely related to psychological factors. The psychology of dress plays an important role to light up your everyday life. They say that the shopping and spending behaviors of people often comes from internal motivations such as emotions, experiences and culture.
Psychologists also explain why our clothes are so revealing of our personalities, what messages they’re sending out to others and how you can use your wardrobe to change how others perceive you.
Use of Clothes as an Aid and a Weapon
As per experts, Americans rely on clothing to showcase their economic and social status to the world as they do not have any official marks of rank such as a caste system or aristocracy. Since they do not have a specific system, they use their designer clothes and expensive accessories to show the world where they belong. Psychologists say that our clothes help to place us where we think we want to be.
They explained how a popular TV series known as Real Housewives shows the way people focus on money. In order to show their power and status they fight and use logos and designers as a way to put each other down. They use clothes and accessories both as a tool to know where they fit in and as a weapon against others.
Clothing That Projects a Good or Bad Image
We have often heard that you can judge a man by his shoes. Unfortunately, it’s not that simple. A single piece of clothing cannot be used as a basis to judge someone. There’s no one piece or style that makes a person look successful. For creating a positive image, one can never go wrong with classics. The classic style of dressing has lasted throughout time and it works well for all no matter who you are.
On the other hand, there’s no one piece or style that makes a person look unsuccessful. Experts say that the worst clothing is the kind that tries to ignore, undo, or hide where or who you are. It is that kind which shows that you didn’t pay attention to your body, age or situation. Any type of clothing that prohibits you from doing your job well can send the wrong message.
Learn what your clothes make you feel
Recent studies have been conducted to examine a concept called enclothed cognition on human behavior. Researchers say that clothes have a systematic influence on the wearer’s psychological processes. They explained how the choice of clothes has an impact on the behavior of humans. The researcher’s distributed standard white lab coats to participants. Few were told that it was a doctor’s coat and some that it was a painter’s smock. The participants were asked to perform the same task. The experts observed that those wearing the “doctor’s coat” were more careful and attentive. Their behavior, actions and attitude was influenced by their clothing.