ISLAMABAD– Fast changing fashion trends have left women in a fix to adjust themselves according to latest fashion; however the issue is becoming more of an economic liability rather than giving them a sense of being trendy.

For women, fashion does not necessarily mean glamour, or the urge to follow the current trends, it is more a way of life, a reflection of inner beauty, where the intellect shines through, complete with comfort quotient.

Fashion not only highlights the social history and the needs of women, but also the overall cultural aesthetic of the various periods. The evolution of fashion dates back to several hundred years and as our attitude and culture change, fashion comes along with it.

But major problem which women in this age are experiencing is that fashion changes so rapidly they do not know what to do with their `short shirts’ when long shorts are in fashion or what to do with their long shirts when short shirts are in fashion.

Fatima who is a student at a local university talking to APP said rates of tailors are increasing day by day and they charge Rs.350 of an ordinary suit.

One can imagine the price of suit paid to tailor in case of a suit, which depicts latest fashion trends, she added.

The fashion business is one of the most imaginative and busiest activities in Pakistan. Salons, beauty parlors and clothing outlets are found in every street and corner.

When it comes to textile and embroidery, it is one of the industries in which Pakistan excels. Shamsa, who runs a fashion house in Chaklala said the seasonal cloth comes out in a variety of patterns and designs, usually worn mix and match, and for those who like to be different solid colors are adorned with block prints, screen-printing or are hand painted to add exclusivity.

She said fashion in Pakistan is not only restricted to the upper class but also maidservants and the shopkeepers have an aesthetic fashion sense.

Weddings, events, festivals and parties are a display of the hottest trends, she added.

The word fashion instantaneously brings to mind a flash of colour with a dash of glamour. Women are taking to fashion in a big way, and are experimenting with different looks, styles, and textures.

Fashion plays an increasingly important role in an individual’s life because it is considered as a means of self expression.

The garments and accessories that women wear, help them to identify with a group of otherscwhether it is a lifestyle, profession, a religion, or an attitude. Thus, the term “fashion” has become synonymous with the overall growth of the country as well.

Fashion not only highlights the social history and the needs of women, but also the overall cultural aesthetic of the various periods.

The evolution of fashion dates back to several hundred years and as our attitude and culture change, fashion comes along with it.