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7 Secrets Your Clothes Reveal About You

7 Secrets Your Clothes Reveal About You

S. Shanthi
French fashion designer Coco Chanel once said, 'If a woman is badly dressed, it's the dress we'll notice; but if she is impeccably dressed, it's the woman herself we will notice.' The clothes you wear reflect your personality — be it quirky, disciplined or sophisticated. It is important to pick the right set of clothes to reflect your mood and occasion. (Also read: Turn Heads With Kriti Sanon’s Style Tips This Winter )

Clinical psychologist Dr. Jennifer Baumgartner wrote in her book You Are What You Wear: What Your Clothes Reveal About You, “Psychology determines our clothing choice. Your wardrobe might be bringing to light the psychological issues in your everyday life, or even at work. You look at shopping or storing behaviors, even putting together outfits, and people think of it as fluff. But any behaviour is rooted in something deeper. I look at the deeper meaning of choices, just like I would in therapy."
In fact it is said that even subtle changes to clothing style can contribute towards negative impressions of the competence of women who hold higher status positions.

What you wear affects how you act
You trust doctors more when they wear the white coat. You like musicians’ music more when they dress the way you expect them to. Similarly, what you wear affects how you act. So choose your clothes wisely when you need to perform at your best.

Wearing brands can put you at a higher power
Whoever told you that flaunting brands was bad didn’t know the psychology aspect of it. You like brand name clothes because they make you seem high status and this can cause people to treat you better.

Different colours reveal different things
Different colour clothing says different things about you.

Red: Studies show red has some unique effects. For the most part, red seems to mean sex. Research shows it makes men more attractive to women. It makes women more attractive to men. Red clothing colours also however indicate a person who is quick in judging people and expressing his opinions. When going for a job interview, it is best to stay away from this colour as it can convey wrong message to the interviewer.
Orange: If you like orange, you probably are a social person who is well liked and makes friends easily.
Yellow: ‘Logical and consistent’ are two adjectives that go hand-in-hand with the personality type which prefers yellow clothing colors.
Green: People who like green clothing colours tend to live in good neighborhoods, have a lot of friends and are very social. They are also very balanced most of the times.
Blue: Blue clothing colours indicate freshness, peace and loyalty.
Purple. People who wear purple are charming but prone to be temperamental.
Black: Black is a good clothing colours choice for an interview as it indicates authority. Experts recommend using it mainly as an accent, like in scarves or ties, rather than using it as the main clothing colour in order to not connote drama.
White: White clothing colours are ideal especially for an interview, for both men and women. White indicates simplicity, precision and goodness.

Dressing young can make you feel healthier
We often comment about people who dress up younger than they are. But apparently people who dress up younger also feel younger, which makes them healthier. So, go ahead and wear what you used to wear ten years back. Whoever said dress as per your age didn’t know the health benefits of dressing younger. .

Wearing too much jewellery can reveal your money issues
Well, wearing too much jewellery could be an attempt to tell others you are rich, but actually implies that you are having money problems. It implies that you are trying to hide the fact that you are having money troubles

High heels reflect confidence
Women who button up their clothes are actually telling their boss that ‘femininity means weakness, not power’, while high heels can make women appear less intelligent but also inspire confidence by making the wearer as tall as their male colleagues.

Staying in work clothes means you don’t have life beyond work
Women who remain in work clothes all the time or in parenting clothes, such as jeans and a sweatshirt, may be focusing on that one aspect of life and neglect everything else.

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