Sunday, November 22, 2009

Fashion Trends Inspired By Music

Music has always been able to affect people on a very large level, be it their mindset, thought process, their beliefs, and even the way they dress up. Through the path of music, they have put their views and brought about a change in systems. In a number of cases, music has succeeded in setting up cults that are followed till date and still continue to affect and change things. One of the biggest and the most apparent changes that the different music genres have bought are the different dressing styles and trends. Music and fashion have been entwined with each other for a very long time and the two have always affected each other in different ways. There have been popular songs written about fashion but a bigger impact has been created by different music styles and artists and people have followed them in huge numbers. Different choices of music have resulted in the adoption of unique and sometimes bizarre sort of clothing trends and many of them are still considered to be stylish and are worn by people all around the world. Here are a few of the most popular dressing styles inspired by music.

One of the most popular and chilled out form of dressing that has and continues to affect a very large number of people all around the world is hip hop. Though it started as an African-American movement for their rights in America, it has grown to become a sort of music that has included people from all around the world, and has evolved to become a movement of the youth all around the world. The hip hop clothes consist of baggy jeans, loose T Shirts with white undershirts, bling jewelry and hep shoes. The complete concept of hip hop prints is inspired by graffiti, a form of art used in hip hop movements. Hip hop clothes are so popular that there are individual stores and online shopping websites solely dedicated to this style and a number of people choose to buy them. These fashion trends have grown and continue to do so as they evolve.

In the old times, the fashion was extravagant. Be it 30s, 40s, or 60s,Elvis Presley's tight jumpsuits and bling or the glamorous bohemian dressing trends, the retro created a whole new revolution of dressing. The 70s and 80s paved the way to colorful long bottoms, funny hairstyles and high waist jeans. The retro dressing trend is still very popular and celebrated and is used as a theme in the most happening costume parties.

Another music genre that has been affecting the minds of youngsters and is considered to be completely out of the world, is metal. Hard metal and death metal with strong music and meaningful dark lyrics has affected people in a very different manner and the followers are into wearing more of black clothes. Most of the time, their T-Shirts have the name of their favorite metal band or artiste's name printed on them. They have unkempt long hair that is used for head banging, a style used while singing metal songs. In the choice of shoes, skateboard shoes or black boots are very popular among metal lovers.

The rock genre has also brought about change in people's clothing styles, and this trend has been able to impress a larger fraction of people with different mindsets and choices and thus, is followed by rock listeners as well as general public. The clothes inspired by the rock music are dark clothes, long hair, use images of guitars and other rock music instruments, torn jeans and T-shirts and are usually mixed and matched to create a completely new look.

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