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YOUTH and fashion

YOUNGSTERS of Coimbatore have developed a zeal for wearing trendy dresses. Jeans has become a regular outfit.

Nikitha
I B.C.S,
PSG College of Arts and Science

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THE idea of fashion has undergone a sea change. Be it apparel, accessories or hairstyle, the fashion consciousness of the youth is quite evident. And the textile city offers them opportunities to learn and adapt themselves to the latest in fashion. If this continues, then Coimbatore will become a trendsetter in fashion in the future.

B. Sakthi Priya
III B.Com,
PSGR Krishnammal College for Women

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TODAY's youth are sensible in choosing their outfits. They have definitely become fashion-conscious and this should be welcomed.

N. Aarthilakshmi
II BE (CSE),
Amrita Institute of Technology

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THE increase in the number of fashion shows and fashion parades in colleges is a testimony to the awareness about fashion among the youth. When it comes to fashion, the present day youth try to blend tradition with modernity, which is good.

Kaveri Kannan
K. K. Pudur

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IT is not uncommon to see youngsters clad in non-traditional outfits moving about in the city. As a result, saree, half-saree, churidhars and traditional outfits are slowly being pushed out and are in danger of becoming just a memorabilia.

Jeyshree Jayaraman
Seeranaickenpalayam Housing Unit

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AS Coimbatore is a textile city, the youth are more aware of the latest in fashion. They wear trendy outfits and their clothing is modest.

However, they are not blindly following the Western style. The clothes they wear are a fusion of Western and traditional attire. Everyone is in tune with changing trends in fashion, as most of the famous branded items are available at affordable prices.

Shalini Giridhar
K. K. Pudur

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COLLEGE goers have become fashion freaks. Whether the clothes suit them or not, they go in for the latest in fashion. To be a part of a college group, a guy/girl has to be dressed in the best outfit. Thanks to the increased consciousness, Coimbatore is fast emerging as one of the best places to promote fashion in South India. Even the elders have become fashion conscious to a great extent.

Dharini Sambath
Gandhipuram

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THE youth in Coimbatore are certainly conscious of fashion through media like their counterparts elsewhere in the country. But, decency still prevails over the Coimbatore youth. They know what the society accepts.

Anjali Trasi
Peelamedu

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THE youth in Coimbatore are quite willing to adapt themselves to the changing scenario. While this is a welcome trend, they should not go overboard and must avoid wearing dresses that are not suitable to our culture.

Sabitha. G
I MCA, Sri Ramakrishna College of Engineering

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THIS is due to the increase in the number of double income households. Today the youth are more keen on presenting themselves. So, they are shedding all their inhibitions.

D. Dinakaran
ACC Colony,
Madukkarai

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NOWADAYS both boys and girls dress horrendously. This kind of dressing will only spoil our culture, which seems to go the Western way. We should be more aware of our fashion.

L Jayakishore
III BE (Mechanical),
VLB Janakiammal College of Engineering

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THE youth like wearing more fashionable, Western dresses. Even though, they can change according to the changing times, they should not forget our tradition.

M. R. Prasad
Podanur

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MOST of the fashionable outfits come at affordable prices these days.

The youth also have more income at their disposal. With full-time/part-time income, they are in a position to buy the dress of their choice. Kirupa Sambath

III B.A (English Literature),
Nirmala College for Women

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MODERN dress, different hairstyles, imitation of Western culture and the like have spread among our youth, particularly college goers, thanks to cinema and electronic media.

R. Poongothai
Reader in English,
Kongunadu Arts and Science College

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"FASHION is a form of ugliness so intolerable that we have to alter it every six months." - Oscar Wilde. Basically, clothes are meant to protect ourselves. So, one has to keep in mind that modernity is not all about following the West. We should take great pride in sticking to our tradition.

J. Kavitha Devi
III B. A (English Literature),
PSG College of Arts and Science

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THE youth in Coimbatore are choosy about their attire, shoes and the like.

But, in trying to be fashionable, they should not go overboard.

S. Venkatachalam
Kavundampalayam

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IT is natural for the youth to be `fashion conscious' as they always want to `outshine' others. And Coimbatore's youth are no exception. There is also the tendency not to look old fashioned.

G. E. M. Manoharan
Vadavalli

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WHILE on one side the youth of Coimbatore keep their sense of fashion up-to-date, on the other they continue to appreciate the conservative set-up too.

R. Karpagam
Ramnagar

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TODAY, we can hardly see a teenage boy or a girl in traditional South Indian attire. They feel comfortable wearing clothes, which are attractive and fashionable.

A good number of garment shops have also cropped in the city. Still we have a long way to go when compared to metropolitan cities.

S. Karthik
I B.Sc Biochemistry,
Dr NGP College of Arts and Science

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TODAY'S youth have a clear idea about fashion. But there are still some who are comfortable only with traditional dresses.

The reason may be that most of the colleges have a dress code of their own. It will be good if the youth follow both the traditional and modern path.

S. Durga Parmeswari
I B.Sc Maths,
Nirmala College for Women

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