The clothes that you choose to buy and wear are influenced by
several factors such as age, climate, occasion, income and occupation.
People living in cold climate need to wear woollen clothes to keep
warm. People living in very hot climates as in desserts need to wear turbans of
thick cloth to protect their heads and wear garments made of cotton to stay
Bright coloured garments are worn during marriage functions for
eg., lehanga cholis, ghagras and shararas often accompanied by bright
accessories. Simple clothing with minimum accessories like a formal salwar
kameez will give a more professional look for an interview. Sari, formal
trousers shirt, tie would be a good option for the wearer to feel active and
Clothes worn by an adult woman are definitely not the same as
those worn by a college going girl. For small children dainty prints in soft
colours can be chosen. When children enter late childhood stage, boys like
masculine colours like blue, greyish blue and brown and girls like to wear
feminine colours like pink, green, red etc. Teenagers like to have variety in
their clothes. Selection of clothes for adults depends upon the type of work a
person is engaged.
Income affects the selection of clothing. High income group spend
more percentage of money on clothing as compared to low income group. They
spend more money on fashionable garments rather than on durable clothes. People
belonging to low income group prefer durable clothes rather than delicate ones.
So, the preferences of the clothing changes according to the income of the
Many professions have a specific dress code which gives them a
special identity. For example: People working in the hotel industry, airlines,
traffic policemen, security guards, etc. Certain specialized activities require
special apparel. For example: Special overalls are worn in the laboratory,
during mixing chemicals for pest control by people or by those who work in
nuclear power plants. They protect the workers against radiation hazards.
Firemen wear apparel made of fireproof fabrics.