Have you ever wondered how some forms of fashion attracts and catches on to certain groups of people? Or maybe out of astonishment, you wonder “where the heck did that style of fashion come from? I have. Growing up in the fifties and early sixties, we had to put together outfits, meaning we had to take the few clothes we had, mix and match or borrow. My mother would make us gourd skirts, taking three pieces of material cut in a sort of triangle, left wide at the waist, sew them together and there was your skirt. My mother, my aunts all sewed. They knew how to sew well. My aunt would take a pair of jeans, (worn out) and make a skirt from them, In those days we were not allowed to wear pants to school. I know to some, our clothes looked weird, but we wore those clothes because we had no other choice. Our fashion sense is formed by many things, the media, our peers, our environment, the list goes on. Many people want to stand out and be noticed, one of the ways they accomplish this is by the way they dress. Many want to create their own unique fashion style, while others concentrate on what will remain stylish regardless of what’s popular or in vogue. Today, I believe, trends are made to make a statement, to be defiant, to offend, to draw attention and the list could go on and on. How in the world does a person think wearing you pants hanging off your behind can be attractive and stylish? How does a young lady think she look attractive wearing a dress three sizes too small? I believe it’s all about sending out the message of I don’t care. Fashion has taken a turn that is not becoming to some, not attractive, and very offensive. I am aware that most of the outrageous trends are among young people, my peers and I had certain fashion trends, but it’s another ballgame when you need to present yourself for things, such as a job. Bottom line, if you are not dressed in what we call ‘a decent’ way, you will not be considered for a job. I know that some young people use fashion to convey a statement, we all did, for different reasons, just know the ones to shy away from. Would you want to sit in a restaurant seat that someone wearing his pants below his butt, had just vacated?