Basic Functions of Clothing

Stephanie Lursen


We often use clothing for protection. Different people that use clothing for protection are insulating their bodies from the cold and keeping the sun from burning and dehydrating the body in the heat. Special clothing protects people from harm in sports and certain occupations.


This is a belief about the proper way to cover the body with clothes. Modesty, however, varies from occasion.


Clothing can also identify people as members of different groups. Such as, policemen and people that play sports.


People wear different types of clothing and jewelry to draw attention to themselves. They are express uniqueness and creativity.


Clothing can also show a person's position or ranking in their job. For example, kings and queens wear crowns to set them off from the rest of the crowd