Emo style – A Unique Fashion Statement
A mixture of Punk and Hardcore Rock music in the later part of 80's,
came to be called Emocore. This genre of music became very popular and
so did the fashion and styles sported by its artists. Its popularity has
reached its peak today and most of the youngsters prefer Emo style, as
Emo has now become a culture.
Emocore music is an Emotive expression of feelings, and a break from
the stereotype behaviour that a society demands. This characteristic had
a great impact on young minds and they readily accepted this emerging
counter-culture as a means of expressing themselves. Emo not only became
a popular style among youngsters, but it also gave rise to a type of
attitude which borders on the gloomy and sad Emotions.
Black color dominates the Emo style and is used extensively in
clothing and for dying the hair. A particular set of hairstyles forms
the main characteristic of the Emo culture. Some of the popular hair
trends among children Emo style are -
- Deep black color dye is used to make the hair look exceptionally
black and is also sometimes combined with streaks of other colors.
These streaks can be lighter shades of natural colors or jarring
punk colors like a vivid blue or a flashy pink.
- The hair will be cut in layers giving it an asymmetrical and
wild appearance. A lot of different styles are possible with this
type of cut and you can also make it look trendy and well-groomed.
- Another favourite is the absolutely straight hairstyle, which is
popular among kids who want to have long hair. Girls usually love
this style. This is coupled with sharp cuts and streaks.
- Spikes are also popular in Emo hairstyles and they will be more
sleek and well-groomed compared to the punk styles.
Emo style clothing is typically characterised by its tight fit.
Mostly tee shirt and jeans are the attires which are preferred, and they
will be a couple of sizes smaller than the size of the person wearing
them. Black predominant the color schemes of the clothing, and most of
the times the tee shirt and jeans will be of the same deep black color.
Emo style clothing will have a lot of drawings and messages on them.
These are ways of expressing what the child is feeling at that time. The
main purpose of the clothing is taken as a means to express feelings and
is not used to make a fashion statement.
Youngsters sporting an Emo style will wear many accessories along
with their black clothing. The jewellery will be mainly necklaces, bands
and bracelets having some sentimental value. Belts will be usually broad
having spiked designs and having a huge buckle. Emo style makeup will
usually consist of black eye lining and different markings on the face
and hands. Mascara and rouge is used as well to give the face a defining
Although Emo styles have many standard characteristics, each will be
unique, as it is based on the Emotions which they are expressing. The
possibilities of different variations are endless as each is based on