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The History of Emo Fashion

Hey if you ever thought “where tf did emos come from???” then here you go. I decided to do some research on this useless information rather than do homework!

I’m sorry this is so long for some reason the “read more” thing won’t work.


Although emo is commonly mistaken for goth today, it didn’t originally come from goth. Emo was originally described as “geek chic” and was popular among the nerdy crowd. Bright v-neck sweaters, white dress shirts, fitted jeans, and horn-rimmed glasses were worn for the emo look. For those going for a slightly edgier look; hair was dyed black, tight t shirts, and darker make up (for girls, boys didn’t wear makeup quite yet) were worn.

As you can see from the magazine cover above, the 2000’s emo actually looks more like 2010’s hipsters, which I kind of find hilarious.


During the mid-2000’s emo started becoming mainstream, and that’s when it started becoming more of a dark alternative look.

Emo fashion now included skinny jeans, tight band t shirts, studded belts, fingerless gloves (sometimes with bright colours),converse & vans, and black wrist bands. The rim-horned glasses remained in style and some still wore v-neck sweaters, but they were no longer in bright colours. Emo hair was still dyed black, but now came with large bangs that swooped down and covered half or more of the face.


Around 2008, 2009, and 2010 emo fashion became a lot more exaggerated. Makeup became darker and thicker, hair became larger with different colours added, and suddenly everyone became obsessed with checkers and stripes.

Because it had been popular for a couple of years already, people started getting a lot more creative. Converse shoes that went up to your knees, hair you thought only anime could achieve, plus some of the original geeky things were coming back (like ties and fedoras).


Around 2015, emo fashion started looking more clean and less all over the place.

Hair being dyed one or more unsual colours, makeup was less messy and based more on mainstream trends (winged eyeliner, thick arvhed eyebrows, etc.), and by then emo kind of branched off it’s own unofficial sub genres.

And there you have it! That’s pretty much how emo fashion evolved through out the years.

msdistress said: Hey, you asked for prompts. Yesterday I saw my ex (we were together for years) who cheated on me and acted horribly during the breakup, and I’m still pretty torn up about it. How about a Sterek fic where one of them convinces the other to fake!date them, just to show to the ex that they can, in fact, get dates, and hot ones at that. You know what happens next… :) (Also, girl!Stiles would be awesome, but if it doesn’t fit/you’re not interested, no biggie! :))

OKAY, so I got lightning-strike inspired by this, so this is TOTALLY fast and dirty, and also TOTALLY girl!Stiles, which I’m always happy to write.  It’s also not really fake!dating, but there is a douchebag ex in it, so I hope this cheers you up :)

“Oh shit, oh crap,” Stiles says, trying to squeeze in between Scott and the shelves of candy and disappear, somehow, even though it’s 3 am on a Sunday and pretty much the only people in the CVS are Scott, Stiles and the douchebag that Stiles used to date until Stiles caught him cheating and punched him in the face.

The punch had been pretty satisfying, actually, but Tommy’d had that skank to comfort him and Stiles had gone home and cried for three days afterward, so—so it’s been two months and Stiles has no desire to see Tommy after she’s been up all night eating tacos and peanut butter cups and playing video games with Scott. She’s pretty sure there are grease stains all over her t-shirt and there’s a ninety-five percent chance she’s wearing Scott’s Batman boxers as shorts.

It’s not her finest moment.

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