Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Fad or Trend?

How do you know the difference between a "fad" and a "trend?"  Knowing the difference between the two will either put you on E! News' "Gotta Have It!" instead of  "Make It Stop!"  Trends tend to recycle themselves in different forms throughout the years, while fads appear for a short while feigning popularity, then fade out over time, leaving some of us wondering why we ever tried to pull it off in the first place.

If you look back twenty or thirty years and are able to find one of the latest styles has been revived, that's usually when you can spot a trend, like the peplum dress.



1980's                                                            2012

If you notice a new style that you've never seen before and find that only certain cliques are following it with an undoubting enthusiasm, chances are, that look won't make it much farther than that specific group of fans.  

Black-rimmed non prescription glasses

Collar Necklace



  [trend]  Show IPA
the general course or prevailing tendency; drift: trends in theteaching of foreign languages; the trend of events.
style or vogue: the new trend in women's apparel.
the general direction followed by a road, river, coastline, or the like.

  [fad]  Show IPA

a temporary fashion, notion, manner of conduct, etc., especially one followed enthusiastically by a group.

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