Complete the exchanges using the phrases below. There is one extra phrase.
A: Why don’t you wear your nice cotton trousers?
A: How do I look in this yellow shirt?
A: I suggest you wear your blue suit to the party.
A: What do you think of these jeans?
A: Do you think this jumper is too big?
A Yes. You need a smaller size.
B Excellent! It really suits you!
C I can’t. they don’t fit me anymore.
D I haven’t worn that for ages, but, why not?
E No. why don’t you wear something less formal instead?
F They’re a bit too big.
Match the headings (A to F) to the paragraphs (6 to 10). There is one extra heading.
A ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY CLOTHES
B PRIZED CREATIONS
C CLOTHES THROUGHOUT HISTORY
D THE INFLUENCE OF THE MEDIA
E LESS THAN PERFECT
F WE ARE WHAT WE WEAR
People have always had the need to set their own fashion trends, and there is no better witness to this fact than the Fashion Museum in Bath, England. With a display of original outfits dating from the 1700s to modern day, fashion enthusiasts will be thrilled to see not only authentic gowns worn by English kings and queens, but also some of the dresses made famous by the legendary Hollywood actress Marilyn Monroe.
A long time ago, clothes were simply a way of covering our bodies. Of course, there have always been preferences is one style or another, but fashion rarely used to define who we are. Today, things are different. Our clothes make a statement about our personality and our lifestyle. Teens, especially, associate the way they dress with the image they want to show others. It’s not really about being fashionable anymore; it’s rather about showing our identity through our choice of outfit.
William Ivey Long is one of the greatest costumes designers of our time. His extraordinary work in Hairspray, Chicago and other Broadway and off-Broadway plays has won him five Tony awards and twice as many nominations. His costumes are clever, original and a perfect expression of the character they are created for. The highlight in Long’s career was in 2006, when he was admitted to the Theatre Hall of Fame.
With more and more people turning their attention to our planet’s growing problems, it’s no wonder that the fashion industry is also doing so. Eco-safe materials, organic colouring substances and even clothes made from recycled materials are now easier to find and are becoming more and more popular with today’s shoppers.
The next time you feel frustrated because you don’t have Nicole Kidman’s porcelain skin, Jennifer Aniston’s beautiful hair or David Beckham’s muscular body, have a look through some gossip magazines. It might make you feel better to see pictures of your favourite Hollywood icons without their make-up on. Take a closer look at a star’s picture that hasn’t been retouched, and you’ll discover that many of them are ordinary-looking people, just like you and me!