Most people believe
that it's important to look nice. However, some people say that we place too
much importance on appearance and fashion.
One will hardly disagree that it is
pleasant to look at a person who is neatly and beautifully dressed. A person
usually chooses clothes according to his or her age, social class, financial
position and occupation. People also choose clothes according to their
preferences and character.
To my mind, if a person wants to produce
a good impression and to be successful, he or she must look nice. When people
speak to you, they always pay attention to your appearance and your clothes. If
you look sloppy and untidy, they will try to avoid you. There is a saying that
"good clothes open all doors" and I quite agree with it.
But some people place too much
importance on their appearance. They spend much money on expensive clothes and
sometimes they look ridiculous trying to be fashionable. There are some styles
that can surprise and even shock people such as punks, hippies or Goths. It
looks strange when a person wears razor blades instead of earrings, dyes his or
her hair bright red or purple or puts on shoes on enormous platform. Some
teenagers are fond of bright make-up, black fingernails, scruffy long hair or
baggy clothes. But I think it is silly to slavishly follow the current
In conclusion, I'd like to say that
nowadays fashion becomes even more influential than it was in the past. It
effects and moulds public taste. I believe that people should follow fashion
and pay attention to their appearance, but it should never become a kind of
Some teenagers think
that clothes make the man, while others don't care much about what they wear.
Nowadays the word "fashion" is
a synonym for beauty, style and glamour. Every shop offers a wide choice of
fashionable clothes and it is hard to resist the temptation to buy something
new. But is it all right to put so much attention to clothes?
Personally, I am sure that there are
more important things in life than fashion. To my mind, people speak too much
about it and waste a lot of money on clothes. I have a pair of jeans and 1 wear
them every day. I think jeans are comfortable and cheap. I never go for the
latest styles or buy very expensive clothes.
However, most teenagers say that clothes
show their personality. Besides, they are the first thing people see when they
meet them. Teenagers believe that clothes help them produce a favourable
impression and they say they feel better when they are dressed well. Young
people also use bright make-up, cut and dye their hair and carry different
accessories such as bags, purses, glasses, jewellery, hats or scarves in order
to attract attention. Some youngsters are fond of experimenting with their
look and mixing styles. But I don't think it is wise to become a fashion
To conclude, I believe that clothes do
not make the man. The main aim of clothes is to protect the human body from
extreme weather, insects, chemicals and other hazards. The second aim is to
attract attention and to indicate status. In my opinion, the main thing about
clothes is comfort. As for beauty and style, they are less important.
The question of what
pupils should wear to school rouses strong feelings on both sides. Some people
give many reasons in favor of school uniforms. However, there are a lot of
people who are against them.
The problem of school uniforms is
discussed in every school. The majority of schoolchildren have a negative
attitude to wearing a uniform. Nevertheless, there are arguments for school
uniforms that should not be discounted.
To my mind, the school uniform has a lot
of advantages. Firstly, some teenagers wear clothes that are not appropriate at
school such as short skirts or clothes with vulgar language. Secondly, teachers
say that uniforms help improve discipline and reduce peer pressure and
bullying. It should also be noted that most pupils don't mind wearing uniforms.
The wearing of school uniforms helps pupils realize that a person's unique
gifts and personality traits go deeper than their clothes. What is more, the
school uniform promotes equality because everyone has to wear the same.
However, some teachers believe that
bringing in uniforms will not solve the school discipline problem. Clothes are
not the main cause of bullying and therefore it will continue, regardless of
dress policy. Most pupils are convinced that school uniforms interfere with
their rights for self-expression. Some parents are also against uniforms
because they are not cheap. But on the other hand, it is true that teenagers
place too much importance on appearance and fashion. So pupils whose parents
cannot afford to buy them fashionable clothes often become outsiders and suffer
from bullying and emotional stress. So I think that a school uniform can prove
to be a cheaper way of dressing children.
To conclude, school uniforms still
remain a hot topic. I believe it is up to pupils, their teachers and parents to
decide whether children should wear uniforms or not.
Some people like fur
coats and hats, while others think that wearing fur is unacceptable.
Animal furs have long served to make
clothes or to decorate them. However, the use of fur as clothing and decoration
is considered controversial by some people.
Personally, I don't wear fur for several
reasons. Firstly, the production of fur coats and hats involves cruelty to
animals. Millions of foxes, rabbits, minks, beavers, chinchillas and other animals
are killed on farms because of their commercially valuable fur. Many of these
animals are raised in cages which leave them little room to move around. Most
animal rights groups object to the trapping and killing of wildlife. The
anti-fur movement involves celebrities who try to convince people that fur is
not fashionable. Secondly, nowadays there are a lot of materials that will not
let you freeze. Thirdly, fur is very expensive and I can't afford to buy fur
coats and hats.
On the other hand, in some climates it
is so cold that people can't do without fur. For some regions in Russia fur
trade is the only business that gives people an opportunity to support their
families. Besides, some people prefer furs to artificial materials because they
are healthier and much more beautiful. Anyway, it is difficult to convince
people not to buy fur.
To sum up, it is unacceptable to wear
furs only because of their beauty. I strongly feel that fur must be worn only
as a necessity.
Most fashion houses
complain that producers of knockoff versions copy and sell their designs. Some
people say that copies are much worse than the original. However, the knock-
off industry brings some positive effects to trends and to the designers as
A lot of manufacturers copy famous
designers and produce knockoff suits, dresses, jeans, bags and accessories.
Some people can't decide whether the massive knockoff industry is a good or bad
Personally, I think that the fashion
industry is an expensive one. So it is no wonder the knock- off business is so
successful. Ordinary people want to have access to the latest styles and trends
as much as the wealthy do. Most middle class consumers cannot afford to pay 1000
euros for designer jeans, but they can buy a 100 euro imitation. As a rule
everybody knows that they buy copies, and so there are no complaints about the
quality. What is more, knockoff clothes can be in the shops within two or three
days of a fashion show, before the original is available for sale.
On the other hand, the quality of most
copies is extremely low. Poorly made knockoff suits lose colour; bags fall
apart. Fashion houses say that they are losing sales because of the knockoff
industry. Besides, knockoff versions have a negative effect on their image. But
to my mind, knockoffs bring more good than bad to the fashion industry because
they actually promote the brand or designer, which encourages consumers to buy
To conclude, the copying of brand names
and logos is outlawed. However, the knockoff industry is thriving and producers
of copies are becoming richer and richer. But in spite of the knockoff
business, fashion designers have remained more than wealthy. Therefore, I
believe that prohibiting knockoffs would be eliminating more good than bad.
A lot of young people
cover their bodies with tattoos and decorate them with piercing. However,
others say that body art has many drawbacks.
Tattooing and piercing are popular in
many parts of the world and they are practiced for decorative, religious or
other reasons. As the use of body art grows, it is becoming a controversial
In my opinion, tattoos and piercing
don't make people more beautiful. Most employers don't want employees to have
tattoos and piercing because it gives them an air of unprofessionalism. Some
people are asked to remove belly rings or tongue studs when they are at work.
Employees often have to wear long sleeves and trousers to hide their tattoos.
Sometimes young people are allowed to show their tattoos if they are not
offensive, but most companies still prefer conventional looks. Furthermore,
doctors warn people against possible dangers of tattooing and piercing
including bacterial infection and allergic reactions. These procedures are
painful and risky. Besides, one should remember that it is difficult to remove
a tattoo. Some people have to pay much money to undergo laser erasure
However, some young people say that
their tattoos and piercing make them feel attractive and rebellious. They also
believe that body art gives them an opportunity to show their individuality.
Anyway, when you are invited to a firm for a job interview, you can hide your
tattoos and remove all jewellery. But I still believe that body art is
To cpnclude, tastes differ. You may
admire the huge dragon on your back, but your relatives, friends and colleagues
may dislike it. If you want to improve your job prospects and to stay healthy,
you'd better leave your body unadorned.