Outline on Fashion Victim

Topics: Fashion, Fashion victim, Clothing Pages: 3 (611 words) Published: November 24, 2013
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Order:Topical Order
General Purpose: To inform
Specific Purpose: To inform my audience about the fashion victims Central Idea: To inform my audience about the nature of being a fashion victims, and how to avoid it.


I. Fashion is first and foremost a social statement. It is an outward means of expression to our peers and the rest of the world. II. Fashion also provides us a sense of identity by signaling which "grouping" we belong to (e.g : high-fashion, street-fashion). It may also signal a more independent or inclusive personality. III. Not every trend looks good on every person, and no one can successfully pull off every trend. In order to avoid becoming a fashion victim, you must learn to develop your own sense of style, and you must also accept that some clothes look good on you while others do not IV. Today, I would like to inform you about the nature of fashion victims and how to avoid from being one.


I. A fashion victim is a person :
a. Who crosses the boundaries of fashion and style, like taking a fad too far, or wearing too many trends at once and therefore taking the look from the glamourous to the ridiculous. b. It is also a person who tries to draw admiration through the designer brands (or a shameless copy of them), wearing labels regardless of fit or personal style and becoming a "walking billboard".

(Transition: Now that you know something about the nature of a fashion victims, let me tell you some steps to avoid from being a fashion victim)

II. Dress for Yourself :
Find clothing that works with your figure and your personal tastes. a. Shop for styles you like - everyone has different tastes. If the latest trend does not suit yours, do not feel obligated to obey it. b. Accept your body – everyone has their own imperfections, learn to accept yours so you know how to work around them. c. Know your sizes – take a precise...

Bibliography: Books
Baker, Sam (2005) Fashion Victim
Internet Sources
Matt Smith, “Trendsetters aren’t the only fashion victims” (5 Jan 2010)
Cynthia Nellis, “How To Avoid Being A Fashion Victim” (23 March 2011)
“How To Avoid Becoming A Fashion Victim” (16 June 2012)
“Fashion Victim” (24 Feb 2011)
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