We have always been under the impression that the way we dress change the way people look at us and feel and think about us. As people say we should dress to impress. We are always worried about what people are going to say with regard to the clothes we are wearing. We are wondering if people are laughing behind our back because we look like walking fashion disasters. Our thought process always revolves around what the others are thinking about the way we dress. But have we ever stopped to think if the way we dress changes the way we think?
A new psychological developmentModern day research has shown that the way we dress up brings about a change in the way we perceive the world. It may be going on to prove the old saying which says that clothes make the man and fine feathers make fine birds. It says for example that men wearing suits in Melbourne will feel more powerful and thus changes the way they look and understand things. The process to proving that there is a relationship between cognition and clothing is still in its early stages. But the results are overwhelming. For example when the study groups were given clothing that they believed belonged to a doctor they started paying more attention to detail and they became more attentive.
Most people would laugh at the fact that something like mens suits from reliable tailor service can have such an effect on the human brain. But the studies are beginning to prove otherwise. And to a certain extent I think even we can relate to it in some way. Because the way we feel about ourselves when we buy an expensive designer dress compared to when we buy a dress at local store is completely different. That feel good sensation is applicable only to the designer dress. And when we wear it and attend an event and people talk about us, don’t we feel important? So we can’t totally disregard what the research is trying to prove. Because most people would have experienced this for themselves first hand. And isn’t it the reason why only the most elite and powerful at work wear suits every day. So it goes on to prove that certain types of clothes are symbolic of power and status. And just maybe if ordinary people also start wearing them they would be able to relate to this power and people would begin to change their perceptions of symbols of power and clothes would be simply what they are, clothes, regardless of who wears them.