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How do you dress emo?

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Clothing choices that can be considered emo include tight jeans, fitted hoodies and either plaid t-shirts or band t-shirts. Emo accessory choices include black horn rimmed glasses, studded belts, long, thin scarves and black wrist bands. You can wear flat shoes, boots or sneakers. Dark eyeliner is also an option.

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Emo hairstyles typically have thin, flat and smooth hair. Hair is kept long on the sides and back of the head. The bangs are also kept long and are often swept to the side, sometimes even covering an eye. Short, choppy layers of hair is another style option. Dyed black hair is common, and bright highlights are also sometimes added.

The emo scene originates from emo rock music, a style known for expressive lyrics. The style began in the mid-1980s, then grew in popularity during the 1990s before becoming mainstream in the early 2000s. Bands that have been considered emo include "Jimmy Eat World," "Dashboard Confessional," "New Found Glory" and "My Chemical Romance." The style's popularity declined towards the end of the 2000s, with many emo bands changing their styles or disbanding.

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