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Fashion: How to Go Emo

Going emo isn't as simple as you might think! Constantly wearing black clothing and frowning a lot doesn't cut it - you don't want to be mistaken for a goth or an aspiring vampire or "Twihard". The emo look is one that is carefully cultivated with just the right t-shirt, hoodie and carefully worn in Converse sneakers. Wear the wrong t-shirt at your own risk. There is nothing worse than being shunned by a group of emos, believe us we know!

What is Emo?

Emo is short for "emotional" and originates from the mid-1980s punk rock music movement in Washington, DC. In the 1990s music labelled "Emo" was characterized by more melancholic rock melodies and became popular in the mainstream in the early 2000s. Bands like Jimmy Eat World, Dashboard Confessional and My Chemical Romance attracted a large fan base among teenagers which of course evolved into an Emo fashion moment!

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Emo Style Tips

One thing you'll never see in emo fashion is baggy clothing. Jeans are meant to be worn TIGHT and black eyeliner is of course meant to be encouraged. Black rimmed glasses are optional but add a nice touch to your overall look! Accessories that go with the emo look are studded belts, backpacks, messenger bags, printed socks and fishnet tights. Fittted hoodies are perfect for keeping warm and even better if there are some patterns on it like stars or skulls. Vintage band tshirts and plaid shirts are perfect to wear with tight jeans and if you want to add a scarf, a long thin one with stripes is the perfect addition to the emo look! Flat shoes are essential - no self-respecting emo would ever be seen in high heels! Flat shots or boots or sneakers like Converse or Vans are a must! If you want to add a bit of personality to your hair, colour some strips of it in bright colours using temporary hair dye! Finish off your look with some black (chipped) nailpolish (navy blue, burgundy or any dark colour is fine!) and you've successfully gone emo! Cue the sad music and check out our top emo fashion picks!

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Clarkguild
Dear Dish-it, Sorry to be a burden, but I need some advice. About a year ago, I decided I didn't want to live with my mom and decided to move in with my dad. After my mom found out, she told me "You are no longer my child, go drop dead and rot in hell for all I care." My siblings, especially my twin, began to threaten me and my father's lives if we were to ever step foot near them again. A year later, my dad and I get in massive fights about everything I do wrong and he never seems to try and see my point of view. He often gets ##### and compares me to my mother and his previous exes. I feel lost on what to do. I feel so alone and so...hurt. Do you have any advice? I know it's pathetic of me to rant on here, but I'm clueless and on the verge of snapping.
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heckinmemes
have you tried punching her and your dad
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LUCYQWERTY123
hey there!! well i suggest u to answer back cause i think he missed u cause he hasnt see u for a year and i know he is estranged but if u answer back maybe he wont be strange so yeah :D :D :D
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MysticalC
My dad and I are kind of estranged, we haven't spoken in a year. So my mom decides it would be a good idea to let him message me. He texted me while I was at school and now I have no idea what to do. All he said was 'Hi _, how is school?'. Do I reply? Do I not? If I do, what do I say? My mom and grandparents are no help, they just cracked jokes about it. KidzWorld has helped me with a hell lot of things, I better not be let down this time.
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jordand08
Just act like you were introducing him as one of your friends. Be yourself, wear stuff that’s comfortable. It’s okay to be nervous because everyone will be. Just hang out and have fun.
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