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Indecent dressing: A fashionable trend or cultural somesault?

I keep wondering why indecent dressing has become a common habit among youth of today.

However, many have expressed divergent views on this development, which obviously is alien to our culture.

Here are some of the views:

Christiana Johnson, a student of Moshood Abiola Polytechnic, said, “We would lose noting by ‘toeing’ this new dress code. Rather, we become sync with what is obtainable in the global village with this.”

To an Islamic cleric, Ustaz Adul –Azeez Kilani, religious leaders must come together to preach against indecent dressing in the country.

His words, “Whether we realize it or not, our daily decisions as to what we wear are shaped at least to a larger extent by fashion ultimately, the force of fashion largely determines what is available to buy. Even items of clothing that we take for granted were once the latest style. The man’s dress shirt and necktie, for instance, became the fashion rage over a century ago. And the women’s sweater became an established style back in the 1930s.

For Sanni Yusufu Omobamidele , a fashion designer,” fashion is a good thing because it makes an individual unique and classy. But it has been abused by the way youth especially the student s of today chose to dress on campus or to public outings.”

Another student, Jolaosho Aminat, said stricter laws should be put in place to deter youths from indecent dressing.