IJSRP, Volume 4, Issue 10, October 2014 Edition [ISSN 2250-3153]
Chang’orok Joel and Clariss Kasamba
In the Concise Oxford Dictionary, image is described as "the character or reputation of a person or thing as generally perceived". A first impression based on non-verbal communication goes a long way in influencing this perception and within seconds of meeting someone for the first time, your appearance, body language and non-verbal communication will create a lasting first impression, and that person will assume to know everything about you. Like it or not, it's true and the work world demands making a great first impression and keeping it. This paper looks at how communication of gender is manifested through personal grooming and adornment in different cultures and in fact different times in the world. It goes further to delve on whether really women -a times “dress to kill” as well as youth and the popular culture today. All this in an effort to check on whether - indeed people dress to communicate, entertain or just cover their nakedness. Specifically, the people looks at how a person’s gender determines how they dress as well as how cultures determine the way we dress.