Seven in 10 young adults believe their style has become more gender-fluid than that of previous generations.
That’s according to a new poll that surveyed 500 Gen Z women, 500 Gen Z men, 500 millennial women and 500 millennial men to uncover how younger generations look at fashion and jewelry trends.
Of those polled, 70% claim that their style is more likely to change and less bound to traditionally “male” or “female” expectations of fashion.
Sixty percent described their style as “casual,” and half believe they will still be considered “fashionable” in 10 years. Another 40% don’t think their style will change during that time.
Millennials were a bit more set on keeping their current looks, with 46% saying they’ll stick to it for the next decade compared to 42% of Gen Zers.
The poll, conducted by OnePoll on behalf of De Beers Group, also revealed that 71% believe it is more socially acceptable for men to wear jewelry today than it was a few years ago.
Nearly two-thirds (65%) of men said that they feel more confident when they wear jewelry.
Half of all respondents wear jewelry for parties, followed by 46% for graduation ceremonies and 45% for someone else’s wedding.
Overall, almost three in five (59%) of respondents are hoping to receive an expensive piece of jewelry this holiday season — including just as many men (61%) as women (59%).
Diamond stud earrings are the most popular type of jewelry on wish lists regardless of gender, as well as the most commonly worn pieces among one in three respondents.
“While there’s historical precedent for men wearing jewelry to denote status or wealth or for cultural reasons, current male jewelry trends are more about individuality, self-expression and confidence,” said Sally Morrison, a PR director at De Beers Group.
Not only is style becoming more fluid, but the term “fashionable” is evolving, too.
While a few respondents defined the term as “up to date,” others said that it goes deeper than wearing what’s popular. One even described it as: “when you are dressed to satisfy yourself.”
When looking for fashion inspiration, the majority of respondents (46%) get their ideas from social media.
Aside from friends and family, the top three biggest types of fashion resources were influencers (45%), music artists (42%) and fashion icons (41%).
And they’re called “influencers” for a reason; 62% of respondents are likely to try a new style if they see their favorite celebrity or influencer wearing it.
On the other hand, more than half (55%) of respondents have between one and six pieces of jewelry that were passed down from older relatives.
"While fashion changes constantly, particularly in the age of social media, personal style is developed at a slower burn,” said Morrison. “Finding precious talismans, like fine jewelry that define who you are, are about personal identification and provide a real anchor to the changing trends we experiment with.”
Stories and infographics by ‘Talker Research’ are available to download & ready to use. Stories and videos by ‘Talker News’ are managed by SWNS. To license content for editorial or commercial use and to see the full scope of SWNS content, please email email@example.com or submit an inquiry via our contact form.
Scientists unearth ‘ghost fossils’ of plankton dating back more than 180 million years
The fossils are microscopic imprints, or 'ghosts', of single-celled plants called coccolithophores.
Neighbors want ‘nightmare’ rooster that crows every day at 4 am to cluck off
“It’s very hard to concentrate and sound professional when it sounds like your office is in farm."
Study: Women’s body clocks could hold key to preventing premature births
Maternal circadian rhythms govern the unborn baby's biological clock - before it starts ticking on its own.
Air pollution increases risk of potentially deadly irregular heartbeat
Earlier this week an international team reported that air pollution killed almost 6.7 million people across the world in 2019...
Mom may lose both legs due to tiny insect bites from 13 years ago
"I literally had four tiny bites on my leg, just like pinholes."
Outer Space2 days ago
NASA finds ‘something weird’ after analyzing decades of Hubble Space Telescope data
Studies3 days ago
Brain switch behind memory loss identified by scientists
Entertainment2 days ago
Morbius star Matt Smith describes ‘creaking body’ from grueling stunts
Animals2 days ago
Adorable moment duck family escorted from Queen’s winter residence
Good News1 day ago
Three-year-old ‘mini-queen’ visits Buckingham Palace for first time
Art10 hours ago
Sisters stunned to discover late dad’s secret paintings in attic
Sleep2 days ago
How climate change will affect how much sleep we get
Tech2 days ago
Futuristic fleet of self-driving delivery robots reporting for duty