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are blind people intereted in clothing fashion?

are blind people intersted in fashion ? surely many blind people must be ?
how do they choose clothes through what feels comfy or shopping buddies etc ????

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I, for one, am very interested in fashion, and happen to be blind. A few of my friends, who are blind and visually impaired, are interested in fashion as well. In our culture, people look at who's hot, and who's so totally not. Fashion is about presenting oneself in a respectable way, in my opinion. Let's face it, the majority of people in this world are sighted, not blind and visually impaired. I always say to myself, "People can see me, how I dress, how I do my hair, and overall how I look, so I have to stay on top of my game as far as fashion and looks are concerned. I figure I have to present myself in what is considered an "acceptable" way by most people." Color is not only socially important (most people are sighted in this world,) but it is another way for people to express themselves, regardless of being blind, visually impaired, or sighted. I know that I enjoy imagining what all colors look like, even though I am unable to see. There are so many different colors and shades of color out there--sky blue versus navy blue, turquoise versus aquamarine versus teal, sea green versus grass green versus forest green... and on and on. Style is another important in being fashionable as well, in my opionion. I always say to myself that "I should have a style of my own, but one that is still fashionable." Style isn't just wearing the hottest clothes designed by the coolest designers, it's a person's own style that reflects who they are as a person, and their overall personality in general. As Coco Chanel said, "Fashion fades, but style always remains the same." Being fashionable is a greater challenge, at least for me, since I am blind... But I try.


Re:are blind people intereted in clothing fashion?



I, for one, am very interested in fashion, and happen to be blind. A few of my friends, who are blind and visually impaired, are interested in fashion as well. In our culture, people look at who's hot, and who's so totally not. Fashion is about presenting oneself in a respectable way, in my opinion. Let's face it, the majority of people in this world are sighted, not blind and visually impaired. I always say to myself, "People can see me, how I dress, how I do my hair, and overall how I look, so I have to stay on top of my game as far as fashion and looks are concerned. I figure I have to present myself in what is considered an "acceptable" way by most people." Color is not only socially important (most people are sighted in this world,) but it is another way for people to express themselves, regardless of being blind, visually impaired, or sighted. I know that I enjoy imagining what all colors look like, even though I am unable to see. There are so many different colors and shades of color out there--sky blue versus navy blue, turquoise versus aquamarine versus teal, sea green versus grass green versus forest green... and on and on. Style is another important in being fashionable as well, in my opionion. I always say to myself that "I should have a style of my own, but one that is still fashionable." Style isn't just wearing the hottest clothes designed by the coolest designers, it's a person's own style that reflects who they are as a person, and their overall personality in general. As Coco Chanel said, "Fashion fades, but style always remains the same." Being fashionable is a greater challenge, at least for me, since I am blind... But I try.


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Actually, I'm not interested in clothing at all. Yes, I want to look nice, but I'm not all into the newest and hottest styles type of person. I know there are other blind people who are like that as well.


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I have a blind son and I have ALWAYS thought it would be cool to make clothes out of different textures, different feels to each clothing. I know my son loves it when something is popping out of the front of his shirts. Example: Basketbal...rubberry with dots. Just an idea. Elizabeth&ALex


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i would think blind or VI folks are interested in anything sighted folks would be


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