USA Teenage Fashions
From 2002 to 2003

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Fashion in Louisiana (September 2002)

My girls and I down here in Louisiana like to wear:

Tight Flared Jeans and Tight shirts (mostly black or outrageous colors)
mostly:
• Hurley
• Volcom
• Billabong
• Playboy
• Security
• Independence

Any Kind of sk8 shoes, Lots of Jewelry, Dog collars, X-treme chains, Chokers, Big rings, Sea shell bracelets and/or sea shell chokers, Spike bracelets, Plastics.

Piercings: From 3-7 on each ear, Tongue piercing and/or belly button ring.

Misc.

• big belts
• sk8 hats
• black or neon fingernail polish.

That is our F-ing look Dude.

P.S. check out a Pacson store near you, they are the shiznitz.

American Fashion (July 2002)

My type of fashion is for

• Fall: Bellbottoms with a long sleeve shirt.
• Winter: Corduroy bellbottoms and a sweatshirt or hoody.
• Spring: Capris and a tank top
• Summer: Shorts and a halter top.

Wisconsin Fashion (October 2002)

This is Kitty from the heart of Wisconsin. I would just like to say that your site is very informational!

Girls

The fashions that are popular here are:

• Low riders
• Tight shirts
• Bigger bells
• Blouses to cover shirts (fitted)
• Tennis

Boys

• Jeans that are slightly bagged on butt and thighs and straight from knee down
• Hooded sweatshirts
• Label t-shirts
• Skateboarding shoes or leather for preps
• Over- shirts

Boy and Girl Stores:

• Abercrombie,
• American eagle
• Hollister
• The Buckle
• Pacific Sunwear 

Girl Stores:

• Wet Seal
• Vanity
• Claires
• Juxtapose

I also found a site on the web that has really low pants for around $50-$70, Dorinhawear.com, they also sell undies that are low enough for the pants.

Fashion in Chicago (January 2003)

In Chicago quite a few hot shorties are wearing girly things like pull on stretch flares with animal print tight tops that have ripped neck openings and jordan trainers or combat boots. Low rise tight stretch cammo flares with back zipper & combats with tight strappy tops. They don't wear any face paint but they sure do look hot.

In the Goth clubs they're saying it takes a real man to wear a skirt and judging by what my sister and our friends are seeing, the fellows are listening. The most outrageous guys wear black skating dresses or very short dance dresses with torn fishnets over dark red, blue or purple tights and combat boots or trainers. Shadow, liner and/or mascara to match their leggings. Totally radical beyond belief and what guts they and their girlfriends must have. The energy generated is thick enough to cut with a blade.

Fashion in Houston, Texas (January 2003)

Damn its not that hard to find a fashion.... basically whatever I can find... if it's on the floor and it doesn't smell bad then it's alright!

Catherine

Fashion in San Diego (January 2003)

Well here are the most common things you'll see along the age of oh 14-19, will be well.... lots of different things, 'cause San Diego is already hella diverse... but here's what I know for sure.... at least the Frosh and "trendy" kids are like this

Girls

Sadly, a lot of them like to wear the same thing... whatever is in, they'll wear it... whatever that one chick from Gilmore Girls wears, they'll wear it. But the mostly this is the stuff:

• Platform sandals...like, Rocket Dog, Roxy, or somethin like that
• Tight-ass jeans.... whatever color.... some are wearin the fake denim with bleach along the quads and on the rear
• POSER SHiRTS some wear Roxy, Quicksilver, innes, Hurley and crap like that and they haven't even touched a skateboard/surfboard/bodyboard etc..... but thank goodness, we have a handfull of people who actually do those activites since we do live in beautiful San Diego (unlike those inland places, i.e. Bakersfield, Palm Springs, 909ers..)
• Aber-frickin-crombie....REALLY sad
• A lot of plaid...that's cool...
• Halter tops and spaghetti straps
• Hooded sweatshirts with bands and what not
• Band shirts

Guys:

• Some of them do the poser thing too
• Skater shoes
• Really baggy jeans
• Studded belts
• Abercrombie?!?!?!
• Beanies
• Fitted caps
• Some wear vintage punk shirts....very hot
• Band shirts

But one thing is for sure about San Diego fashion... a lot of us (those select few) could care less about trends and we do our own damn thing..... like DUCT TAPE. Yes, we've got rebels wearin' duct tape shorts which is great. A lot of us wear the old-school converse shoes and vintage clothing.... really kick-ass... and always, we like to dress up for warm weather.

Lisa

Fashion in Ohio (February 2003)

I wear flares and cut-off Dickies, tube socks and sneekers, pink ones with Strawberry Shortcake laces, any thing Hello Kitty and colorful. You gotta have super straight shiny hair and really glossy lips. Thats what I wear here in Ohio, most others do to, at least my friends do.

Allison

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