Emo, short for emotional or emotional punk, is a type of punk rock music that has a large following. Emo fans feel that this genre is more than just music; For many, emo is a way of life. An important component of being an emo fan is wearing emo, which is supposed to be quite individual but actually has a recognizable style. Typically, emo clothing is dark and very tight, often consisting of black jeans and a t-shirt with an emo band logo on it.
Parents may be concerned when their children adopt the emo lifestyle, but often these young people simply feel that emo clothing and music speak to them in important ways. Not all emos are depressed or obsessed with dark thoughts, and being able to dress in styles that have meaning to them can help some kids find a way to fit in. There are a variety of styles that can be considered emo clothing, but they tend to have a few things in common.
One of the most notable aspects of emo clothing is that it is too tight and usually too small for the wearer. Plaids, stripes, and plaid are common for both male and female ensembles. Teens can dress in clothes belonging to much smaller siblings, and boys can even wear dark jeans borrowed from a younger sister. The tighter the clothes, the better, as far as most emos go, and they generally buy clothes designed for children many years younger, to be as tight-fitting as possible.
In addition to tight-fitting outfits, emo clothing for girls often consists of black, plaid, or red skirts with brightly colored socks or leggings. Blouses can be sleeveless tops, tops with random phrases, or tight-fitting sweaters, often with argyle. Heavy, clumsy-looking shoes, usually black, are a popular type of footwear, and black-and-white lace-up high-top sneakers are another commonly worn type.
Both boys and girls accentuate their emo clothes with makeup, particularly mascara, and they tend to apply it very liberally. An emo hairstyle is usually dyed black and cut so that it hangs over at least one eye, and sometimes both. Some of the hair can be trimmed with barrettes such as those designed for young children, and it is common for both boys and girls to wear them.
Other trendy touches include chains, black rubber bracelets, and chunky black horn-rimmed glasses. Some emos wear studded black leather bracelets, dog collars, or broken heart necklaces. Hats are not uncommon as emo clothing accessories, but these are often caps that can be lowered onto the wearer’s head, stopping just above the eyes.
What are the different types of emo outfits?
Emo ensembles are highly variable, but they are closely related to emo music. As such, the styles worn by emo bands can be used as an indicator of what is currently acceptable in emo fashion. More generally, emo outfits lend themselves stylistically to the goth and punk subcultures, and often include tight-fitting black clothing. Much of what looks emo is determined not by clothing, but by hairstyle, makeup, and posture, making it more difficult to determine which clothing will look emo in a finished ensemble.
Commonly, emo outfits will consist of skinny or tight pants, a T-shirt, and a hoodie of some sort. Pants can be any color, although black and neon are extremely popular. T-shirts can be plain or patterned, and displaying the name of a popular band is common. Hoodies can have patterns all over them or they can be a solid color, but they are usually form-fitting. Sometimes clothing with long sleeves will have thumb holes cut into the cuff of the item.
Unlike gothic clothing, emo outfits can incorporate any number of colors, although it is typical to combine these colors with black and white. Neon colors are more popular than pastels, but there are no restrictions on colors in emo clothing. In fact, what makes an outfit look emo is much more the fit of the items than the design. Happy, kid-oriented designs can be subverted into moody emo outfits with very little effort.
One feature of emo clothing that is highly unique is the use of emo slogans on clothing. Phrases that glorify bad moods, suicide, and loneliness are popular in emo subcultures. Some people who identify as emo may accuse others who use these slogans of being false, but it depends on the environment.
Emo shoes can take many different forms, but the shoes worn by skateboarders are popular. Women have many shoe options and many choose to simply wear black or neon shoes. Generally, accessories should only match clothing. Fine jewelry is generally avoided in favor of cheap, plastic items.
It’s hard to define what constitutes emo clothing because emo is more of an attitude than a fashion style. People who behave in a certain way, comb their hair in a specific way, and talk about certain topics are likely to be identified as emo no matter what they wear. When selecting an emo outfit, the best strategy is to look at what people who are popular in the emo movement are wearing. In this way, an observer will always have an impression of what is currently acceptable in motion.
What are the different types of emo styles?
Emo is short for emotional, and it primarily refers to teenagers going through an emotional phase of their lives. Styles that have evolved for emo provide individuals with an outlet where it is acceptable to express more distress than they might otherwise express. These emo styles are commonly seen in music, clothing, makeup, and hair. Some people also sport body piercings and tattoos as part of their emo fashion, and it is sometimes difficult to discern whether a person is emo or punk.
The black hoodie is one of the most popular emo styles. T-shirts with emo bands are frequently worn. Dark colors like black, brown, and navy are common fashion colors, and many are drawn to vintage T-shirts and polo shirts. Emos tend to portray the look of the fashion outcast by dressing in clothes that don’t conform to current trends. Corduroy pants and discarded clothing found in thrift stores are typical emo styles.
There is no specific emo hairstyle as people attracted to emo strive for a unique look. In general, emo hairstyles are asymmetrical and choppy. A person may shave their head on one side and spike their hair on the other. Another look can have long hair on one side and short hair on the other. People often cut their hair as symmetry and perfection are not the goal of emo hairstyles.
Many people who follow emo fashion trends dye their hair. The most popular hair color is jet black, and bleached blonde or bright red hair is also common. Many choose to color their braids in unnatural dark tones like purple, burgundy, and navy blue. Adding bright colored highlights to dark hair is also popular.
Nails and makeup play an important role in the emo styles of both genders. Black nail polish is commonly seen on both. Both boys and girls wear pale foundation makeup to hide flaws. Heavy black eyeliner accentuates the eyes, and is often smudged to give a smoky look. Dark eyeshadows like charcoal, navy blue, and deep purple complete the emo look of the eyes.
There are various nuances and subgenres of emo. Scene is a subset of people who like to dress in emo styles and pretend to be emo, but don’t share the deep emotional anguish of true emo. Goth emo is another popular subgenre, consisting of a hybrid of the goth and emo cultures.
What is Emo makeup?
As a style, emo is inspired by punk and goth culture, and emo makeup can appear similar to the classic goth look, especially to people who do not belong to either of these subcultures. Heavy mascara, eyeliner, and pale foundation are commonly used to achieve the emo look. Although the goth and emo styles share some elements, the emo look is more colorful and not as dark, whether in the palette or in the mood, it often includes playful touches like glitter or hearts.
For the uninitiated, emo is a style of music that has become a subculture. Emo, short for emotional, is similar to punk, but instead of the angry intensity of punk, emo is more introspective. Like other music-inspired styles, emo has developed its own dress code and fashion, including emo makeup.
The emo look starts with the foundation. A powder or liquid foundation is fine. The goal is to make the face appear even and pale, and hiding those blemishes is crucial to achieving that emo look. Blusher is not generally worn.
Emo makeup mainly focuses on the eyes. Heavy mascara is commonly used, with pencil or liquid eyeliners to highlight the eyes. Eyeliner is applied above and below the eye, and can be applied more than once to draw a thicker line around the eye. Usually black eyeliner is used, but other dark colors can be used.
Eye shadow is another important element. Dark colors are commonly used, but bright neon hues can also be used, and the colors can be combined for contrast. Black and red are commonly used together.
The shadow can also be worn under the eye for a theatrical look. The brighter shades are often used here to contrast the dark colors used on the upper eyelid, although the dark shadow used on the lower eyelid can also achieve a dramatic look. Depending on the shade selected, emo makeup can look exotic, melancholic, or even red for a look full of distress.
Dark lipsticks are often selected for the emo look. Deep reds or purples are commonly used. However, emo is all about the eyes, and pale or sheer lipstick will give the lips a more subtle look that won’t distract from the eyes. A similar strategy is applied to nails, you can choose dark dramatic colors or a subtle, light varnish.
Makeup can be worn by both genders for an emo look, and there are only slight variations in the way boys and girls apply their emo makeup. Children generally require less to achieve an emo look, and can focus almost entirely on the eyes. Extras like lipstick and nail polish can be used if desired, but are completely optional.
What are emo jeans?
Emo jeans are a type of fashion worn by followers of the emo subculture. Jeans are usually black or dyed in very bright colors, fit perfectly, and are often adorned with large belts. In general, people who fit into this cultural subgroup wear skinny jeans with band-related tight shirts; straightened and colored hair; and many colorful accessories. Facial piercings and tattoos are also acceptable in emo culture. People in the emo subculture are usually young people under the age of 30 with a very slim stature.
Emo is short for “emotional hardcore.” People who consider themselves emo generally like poetry, writing, goth culture, death, and depression. They like dark clothing, including black skinny jeans with zippers at the ankles.
There are thousands of emo music fans, and most of them like to wear emo jeans. Emo music started out as a branch of punk music from the 80s and indie rock. Emo bands include 30 Seconds to Mars, Newfound Glory, Boys Like Girls, The All-American Rejects, and The Used, to name a few.
The jeans they wear are very tight and taper at the ankle. Denim can be any color from white to hot pink, but blue jeans are frowned upon. Both men and women can wear skinny jeans, and the user is recommended to have a slim body type. Boys usually wear girls’ jeans because few manufacturers make skinny jeans for men. Emo jeans are often topped by wide, colorful, or studded belts that fasten around the hips as an accessory.
Skate shoes, such as Vans or Converse, are acceptable with skinny jeans. Heels, however, are not an emo trend with skinny jeans. The appropriate types of footwear to wear with skinny jeans are generally flat. Gothic jeans, also called skinny jeans, are always low rise. This means that the top of the waist is only a few inches higher than the inseam.
People who wear skinny emo jeans often complement the look with lots of colored bracelets, scarves, pins, hoodies, and fingerless gloves. Snakebite piercings, nose rings, ear plugs, and multiple body piercings are also part of emo culture. Some people like to wear black-rimmed glasses, whether they need them or not. Black band tees or tongue-in-cheek tees are also popular to wear with skinny jeans.
“Scene” is a subculture of emo. So-called “scene kids” also wear skinny jeans and generally dress like emos, but prefer bigger, more dramatic hair, brighter colors, and more makeup. Rather than having the sad demeanor of emo kids, the kids in the scene are upbeat and like to dance and have fun. They do not wear black, and their jeans are mostly dyed in bright colors.