# CTE Resource Center - Verso - Independent Living Task 19520041

CTE Resource Center - Verso

Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

Identify factors to consider when selecting clothing.


Identification should include
  • the occasion
  • clothing style, fad, or fashion
  • comfort and fit
  • quality of construction
  • requirements for cleaning, maintenance, and storage
  • cost of purchase.

Process/Skill Questions

  • What is the role of clothing in society?
  • What does your day-to-day choice of clothes say about you?
  • How is personal image reflected in the clothes people wear?
  • What are the consequences of dressing to conform to societal roles?
  • Why are clothing choices sometimes a source of conflict in families?
  • What messages do you want your clothes to convey to employers and co-workers? To teachers? To classmates? To friends?
  • What messages do fashion designers and clothing manufacturers send to teenagers?
  • What criteria do you use when deciding whether or not your clothing choices are appropriate?
  • What happens when your choice of clothing is inappropriate? How do you feel when you are the only person dressed differently than everyone else?
  • Why are first impressions important? If you think they are not, why?
  • Whom would you want to influence by your clothing choices?
  • What does it mean to “dress to impress”?
  • What situations would cause you to be particularly concerned about the first impression you make with others?
  • What criteria do you use to determine whether the clothes you wear make a good first impression or a poor first impression?
  • What management skills and resources can help you select clothing to achieve personal goals?

Other Related Standards

FCCLA National Programs

Families First: Families Today


Families First: Meet the Challenge


Families First: You-Me-Us


Financial Fitness: Earning


Financial Fitness: Protecting


Financial Fitness: Saving


Financial Fitness: Spending


Power of One: A Better You


FCCLA: STAR Events (2019)

Event Management


Fashion Construction


Fashion Design


National Programs in Action


Professional Presentation


National Standards for Family and Consumer Sciences Education


Apply consumer skills to providing and maintaining clothing.


Analyze community resources that provide opportunities related to parenting.


Explain the ways in which fiber, fabric, texture, pattern, and finish can affect visual appearance.