Clothing Recollection for Self and Others
The purpose of this paper is to discuss clothing recollection for myself as well as others. I will discuss the earliest recollection of my own clothing, followed by the earliest memory of other’s clothing. Then about a situation, in which I felt confident from my clothing, followed by a time I felt out of place from my clothing. I will then discuss someone whom I admire in a fashion sense and whose opinions I value most. Lastly, I will examine my comfort level within cultural norms for fashion, and reflect on the connection between fashion and culture. Earliest recollection of your own clothing
My earliest recollection of my own clothing goes back to second grade. I was around six or seven at this time. There was this one jacket my aunt made me and I thought it was the coolest thing ever. It was a true purple, long-sleeve, zip-up hoodie, with all types of ocean fish ironed on around the entire jacket. Ever since I can remember, I have been obsessed with the ocean, so when I opened up this present at Christmas, it was love at first sight. Now growing up we didn’t have a lot of money, so going to Once Upon A Child was my treat for new clothes so I never really had people complimenting me on clothing. That is, until I started wearing the jacket. I had kids coming up at recess, in class, and on the bus asking where I got it and I just remember proudly saying “My aunt made it for me”, knowing it was a one-of-a-kind piece of clothing. Funny enough, at high school graduation, I had two people come up and remind me about my jacket and how they were jealous of my ‘awesome fish jacket’ back in elementary school.
Earliest recollection of someone else’s clothing
Earliest recollection of someone else’s clothing occurred in the fifth grade. I was around nine or ten years old at this time. One of the ‘popular’ girls, Lyndsey, whom I had begun hanging out with was always into fashion and wearing the latest trends. She always had the cutest clothes, shoes, and this is about the time she started wearing make-up. I remember one day she came in wearing a Hollister t-shirt, Bermuda shorts, and Coach tennis shoes. Everyone was in awe, and quite frankly I was too because I wanted to keep fitting in with her, but I knew I would never be able to afford those types of clothing. From this day until the end of high school, she was always the main person in my school whom people looked towards for fashion advice and tips. A situation in which you have felt very confident in dress
A time in which I felt confident about my clothing was my junior prom in April 2010. I found a silk material, sun-yellow, halter top dress, which had an open back, and jewels around the front of the chest and the crossed material in the back. I had been asked by one of my friends, and we were planning on going with fifteen couples out to dinner and then to the dance. I had been searching for a dress for a while because my junior and senior yeah I went to a vocational school, so we wore uniforms consisting of black pants, black shoes, and a very unflattering polo daily. This day meant I got to wear something, which expressed my style for one day, and I wanted to make sure it was something to remember. I had been working out daily as well because I have always had body issues, and knew my dress was probably going to be tight somewhere. The day finally came, and when I put the dress on, I felt like a princess. Never before had I dressed up this extravagantly before, but once it was on, my make-up and hair done (by my mom thankfully), and I walked down our steps, the expressions on my families and friends faces were priceless and I knew I had made the right choice. Felt uncomfortable because of your dress
There have been times in which I’ve felt uncomfortable because of the clothes I was wearing. The time I remember most vividly was my eighth grade year after I had been hospitalized...
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