There are certain mechanisms that affect the function of the Attire language. One of them is Intention. If either the intention of the designed garments, or of the wearer, are flawed in some way, the results can be a cacophonous mess. Conversely, when both wearer, and apparel items are in sync, the results can be sublimely wonderful to look at; and the message, poetry.
How many of us have stood before our mirror and wondered, sometimes aloud, if the outfit we were going to go out in made us look like we want to? We are not just looking into our own heads when we ask that question, but also trying to peek inside the heads of people we have not met, by employing what understanding we may have about social expectations, current visual ideals, and the potential outcomes of the event we are to attend. So, again, both psychology and sociology are energetically linked to Intention.