Dealing with Your Teenager and the Latest Fashion Trends

  Are you the parent of a teenager?  If you are, you likely already know that many teens want to look their best, at least fashion wise. For that reason, many teens keep up on the latest fashion trends and use them.

While this is okay in some aspects, it can result in your teenager wearing baggy pants showing their boxers or revealing shirts that show off too much cleavage.  While these do seem to be popular fashion trends, do you really want your child displaying them?  If not, you may be wondering what you should do.

When it comes to your teenager and fashion trends that you may not necessarily approve of, your first thought may be to lay down the law.  As a parent, this is your right to do, but did you know that you may actually end up causing more damage?

Do you remember what it was like being a teenager?  If you were like most teenagers, there was a good chance that the last thing you wanted was to be told how to dress by your parents and the same is likely so for your own teen. That is why you may want to think about taking a different approach.

One of the many instances where you should speak to your child about their fashions is if it may end up causing them some harm. As previously mentioned, many of the latest fashion trends for women and for girls are low cut shirts and low rise pants.  This often ends up leaving a good portion of the body exposed.




In today’s society, you always need to be on the lookout for sexual predators. While your teenager may not necessarily be interested in someone, someone may actually end up getting that type feeling from them.  This could put your teenager in a weird and possibly dangerous situation.  If that is the case, you may want to take the time to explain that, as it may sink in better than if you were just to say “change your clothes; you can’t wear that.”

It is also important that both you and your teenager remember that fashion trends regularly change.  It is not uncommon for a fashion trend to only last a few months.  If you are not happy with the current fashion trends, but your teenagers are, you may want to encourage them to explore other options.

There are a number of fashion magazines and online fashion websites that have a large number of fashion trends and information on those trends.  Not all fashion trends require the wearing of “skimpy,” clothing. For that reason, you may want to explore other options.  If your teenager is a girl, it could actually turn into a neat mother daughter bonding experience between the two of you.

Something else that you may not necessarily think about, but should, is if your child goes to high school.  Many high schools have dress codes and these dress codes often prohibit the wearing of revealing clothing.  While not all schools actively enforce their dress codes, many out there do.  Like with being told not wear certain clothes by their parents, many teenagers may feel angered being told by school officials.

For that reason, you may want to take action before anything serious happens that could seriously jeopardize your child and their school records.  It is not uncommon to hear of instances where children are suspended from school due to not following the school’s dress code.

In short, teenagers and fashion are something that just seems to click together. While it is important for your teenager to fit in with others and be popular at school, they do not necessarily have to be wearing the “hottest,” clothes or fashion accessories to do so.  They may not necessarily understand it at the time, but as a parent it is your job to help them and keep them safe.

Should You Let Your Teen Become a Fashion Model?

Are you the parent of a teenager?  If you are, have you ever been asked by your teen to be a fashion model?  While a large number of teens who want to be fashion models are girls, there are some boys who also wish to do so.  Although your teen may wish to become a teen fashion model, the question is should you let them?

When it comes to determining whether or not you should let your teen be a teen fashion model, there are a number of important factors that you may want to take into consideration.  One of those factors is where they would model. Is your teen only interested in participating in local fashion shows, like ones that may be run by local fashion designers or local fashion store owners?

Or, are they interested in “making it big?”  These are important questions that you may want to get answers to because it may actually mean the difference between a yes and a no answer.

Another factor that you may want to take into consideration is jobs.  Was your teenager recently approached by a local fashion designer or fashion store owner?  Did they happen to see a local advertisement asking for teen models for an upcoming local fashion show?  If they did, your teen likely stands a better change of actually becoming a teen fashion model, even if it only is for a day or two.

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Teens who aim high as fashion models likely have a lot of drive and ambition; unfortunately, it is extremely difficult to make it as a professional teen fashion model.  That is just something that you may want to keep in mind.

Another factor that you may want to take into consideration is the type of fashions that your teen would be modelling. This may be a little bit hard to determine if they haven’t yet lined up any appearances, but it’s still something that you will want to take into consideration.

Teen fashions include a wide range of clothing pieces.  There are swimwear pieces that are often modelled, as well as summer clothes, and so forth.  If your teen is interested in participating in a local fashion show, will they screen or keep an eye on all viewers?

 

Unfortunately, with many local fashion shows, just about anyone can enter, including possible child predators.  Making money as a fashion model is a great way for you child to learn about jobs and money, but it is important that you also remember to keep their safety in mind as well.

As previously stated, if your teenager would like to become a teen model and if you are fine with them doing so, you may have better luck targeting local fashion shows.  With that in mind, however, if you would like to help your child “make it big,” there are a number of different steps that you can take.

Some of those steps may include getting professional photographs of them taken, as well as the hiring of an agent.  The only thing that you need to do is be careful with who you choose to work with.  With the recent interest in teen and child models, many parents are getting scammed by unsavoury individuals.  Do the proper research first and you shouldn’t have any troubles trying to get your teen into modelling.

The above mentioned factors are just a few of the many that you may want to take into consideration, should your teenager ask about becoming a teen model. As previously mentioned, working as a teen model is a great way to prepare your child for working in the “real world,” but it is a decision that should be made by the whole family.

 

The Celebrity Fashion Phenomenon:  What is So Alluring About It?

Do you have a favourite movie star or television star?  

If you do, have you ever wondered what their personal life was like?  If you have, you are definitely not alone. In today’s society, it seems as if many individuals are interested in knowing the latest news or gossip surrounding today’s most popular stars.  In addition to who is dating who, a focus is also placed on celebrity fashions.  In fact, where are many out there who wish that they could dress and look like one of their favourite celebrities.  While this feeling is quite common, it often leaves many others wondering why.

When it comes to examining the celebrity fashion phenomenon it is actually difficult to come up with an answer as to why it is so popular.  Different individuals like to look and dress like celebrities for different reasons, some of which are easier to explain than others.  Just a few of the many reasons why the celebrity fashion phenomenon has gained such a following are touched on below. 

The thing about celebrities is that they are popular and well-known. In fact, many celebrities cannot even leave their homes with out being recognized and prodded for autographs by fans.  While many celebrities wish that they could change this, there are many “everyday,” individuals who wish that they had their own fan following or wish that they were as popular.  Although dressing a certain way or in a certain style of clothing isn’t necessarily guaranteed to make you more popular, there are many individuals out there who think that it does.  These are often the individuals who regularly checkout the latest in celebrity fashion trends.

Another one of the many reasons why the celebrity fashion phenomenon is continuing to increase in numbers is because celebrities are often well-known for their fashion choices. If you were to turn your television on to a fashion show or even just a news channel, read a fashion magazine, or visit an online celebrity gossip website, there is a good chance that you will find a celebrity being complimented in their good taste in clothing.  Most “everyday,” individuals aren’t always complimented on their clothing or fashion accessories, although many wish that they were. That is one of the many reasons why many individuals try to keep up with celebrity fashions and copy them, in any way possible.

 Although there are some out there who view the celebrity fashion phenomenon as an unhealthy obsession, there is actually really nothing wrong with keeping up with the latest in celebrity fashions. What you need to remember though is that just because it looks good on a celebrity, it doesn’t necessarily mean that the same thing will look good on you.  You should also keep price in mind.  Many celebrities have unlimited financial resources; therefore, the cost of clothing and fashion accessories isn’t always an issue for them, but it may for you.  Of course, you can dress like a celebrity if you want to, but you need to remember that celebrity fashions regularly change; therefore, there is no need for you to go broke trying to afford the “hottest,” trends that may only last for a few weeks.

In short, the celebrity fashion phenomenon is one that regularly discussed by fashion experts, as well are product manufacturers and clothing designers. With the celebrity fashion phenomenon at its current state, it is not uncommon to find designers trying their best to get their latest fashions appearing on today’s hottest celebrities.