8 Fashion Myths And The Ugly Truth Behind Them

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Fashion myths have always existed. We grew up with the held ideas about what we’re allowed to wear and what we’re not and opinions have always been divided. But are these fashion myths true or false? And which is the ugly truth behind them?

Throw always away your old clothes

They say you should clean out your closet every once in a while. This is perfectly true, but it doesn’t mean you have to throw away all your clothes. If you have clothes that have been in a certain fashion trend and you no longer feel comfortable in them, you can give them as gifts. Instead, clothes that you wear very rarely as well as those in your basic wardrobe that are ageless can stay.

However, throw away the clothes that bring back unpleasant memories, the torn ones, and the ones you wore a lot during a certain period of your life. The explanation is simple. They gather negative energy and pull you back into the past. If you keep wearing them, you will re-identify yourself with the way you thought and acted as your version of that time.

Match the colour of your shoes with the colour of your bag: true or false?

True and false. The idea comes with the intention of keeping the look classic and stylish as well as not too colorful. But this can also be achieved with other fashion styling tips. Also if we learn to combine colors and set the focus point of the outfit correctly, we can break this myth. Here my post about the center of attention. https://fashonation.com/the-centre-of-attention/

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The fashion myths about baggy clothes

This fashion rule says that we can’t wear baggy clothes on both the upper body and lower body at the same time. It’s true, that we might get a messy and sloppy image, especially if we don’t have the right attitude, but sometimes depending on our silhouette type, we might need volume in the upper as well as in the lower part of our body. So adapt this myth to your body. As a tip use baggy clothes wherever you need them, but don’t forget to keep the proportions.



red and brown Fashion myths

Brown and red don’t go together.

The theory is based on the idea of combining colours correctly.
In short, what we need to know is to choose cool or warm colours, depending on the pigment of our complexion, and that colours from the same range match each other better.
Here are some tips https://fashonation.com/the-perfect-color/


Red is a primary colour and brown is a vintage colour. So it’s really not the best combination, but if we know how to choose their tone correctly we can get an interesting picture.
Secret tip: use a vintage ton of red. This can be applied also for other strong colors.

Fashion myths: do not match more than 3 prints

To this rule, I would stick.
You can use as many prints as you like combined correctly. However, if there are too many of them, it might not make sense of your outfit. You may look overdressed and the eye won’t know what to look at first. Here are the basics about prints https://fashonation.com/prints-yes-or-no/

The truth about the Price-quality ratio

It is assumed that if a garment is more expensive, it is also of better quality. This myth is true, but we must be careful to buy quality not brand. Brands are expensive, but they don’t always offer quality.

Do not wear earrings and necklaces at the same time or bracelets and rings together.

Behind this old fashion, myth are some etiquette rules. In some cultures, this is considered too much.
In terms of daily outfits, we can adapt this myth to our center of interest. Wearing a huge necklace paired with sparkly earrings might be too much. But if we integrate jewelry correctly into our outfit, we can wear anything that suits us.

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Fashion and age

Fashion has no age and age is not a hindrance for fashion. There are plenty of magazines and articles that teach us how to dress according to age category…but age is not a number, just a state of mind; and it’s certainly not always the case that the age on the ID matches our outer image.

Here you can find also other perspectives on the myths in the fashion industry.
A myth is a misrepresentation of the truth, just a widely held idea. So, you are free to respect them or break them, as long as they resonate or not with the image you want to create for yourself. Always remember that it’s not what you wear, it’s how you wear it.

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By Paula Radu 

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