Wear or Die: Teen fashion

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The world of teen fashion isn’t one that’s often address here at The Fashion Police because, let’s face it, it’s kind of a lawless land. We all know that teenagers wear – and occasionally even get away with – things that we adults just wouldn’t even consider trying on. Until now, that is.

Before you are two pairs of pants, both from Hot Topic, and both ugly in their own unique ways. Will you go for the oversized flares, accessorised with strips of tartan, or would you prefer to keep it skinny,and wear your shoelaces where you can see them – all the way up your legs? The choice is yours, but remember, you must pick one of them – or die!

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38 Comments

  • April 23, 2008

    Anonymous

    Definitely the skinny with the shoelaces. You could get pretty ribbon or something to replace the black and match your top.

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  • April 23, 2008

    Veronika

    I second the skinnies! I mean, at least they have nice shape..

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  • April 23, 2008

    amelia

    It’s a tough one… The skinnies though, at least they’d look nice from the back!

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  • April 23, 2008

    Lu

    I _am_ a teenager, but I won’t wear one of them. But if I had to decide, I would take the skinny ones.

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  • April 23, 2008

    Orla

    When I was a teen (early teens I’ll add) i’d have plumped for the second pair.
    Thus, due in part to my shame, I’d pick the skinnies. And i don’t even like skinny jeans much.

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  • April 23, 2008

    aca

    I hate plaid. Skinnies by default.

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  • April 23, 2008

    sophie

    The skinnies are less hideous from an on-the-rack point of view. Initially I thought I would have to go with them. Then I realised that, while leaving the house in pair no 2 may leave me looking like some kind of homeless unwashed faux-scot emo, I won’t look like I’m selling something that … I’m not selling.

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  • April 23, 2008

    Steph

    I don’t do skinnies (oh chunky thighs, my archnemesis!) but I’d still pick pair 1.

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  • April 23, 2008

    Angie

    I’m going to go with the skinnies.
    In my early teens, I would have gone with the 2nd choice, but no more !
    At least skinnies are in style…

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  • April 23, 2008

    CP

    Totally the skinnies. The one’s on the right look like boy’s pants, and totally remind me of Hot Topic circa ’95. With the return of Dr. Marten’s I guess the fashion cycle is spinning in that direction once more.

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  • April 23, 2008

    alicen

    The first ones, that was easy!

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  • April 23, 2008

    Helen

    Skinnies all the way!

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  • April 23, 2008

    Grace

    skinnies. i could go to a metal gig with those and everybody would thing i’m hot. heheh.
    by the way, i’m still a teenager 😛

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  • April 23, 2008

    Eva

    skinnies. I like tartan, but bondage-esque trousers should be narrow, not have flares (old school punk taste here).

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  • April 23, 2008

    Heather

    Skinnies for real. I’m still a teen and I think that the second pair of pants are hideous. Go Skinnies!

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  • April 23, 2008

    Em

    I’m going to buck the trend here and go with the big ones. I kind of like big wide legs and drapey styles anyway, and I think with a cute tee shirt, it might not look so, um, prostitute as the skinny pair.

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  • April 23, 2008

    Sophie

    I would definitely chose the skinny pants. But I’m confused, why did you say they were from Wet Seal? They’re from the store Hot Topic (a store with a theme of gothic, grunge, emo, ect.)

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  • April 23, 2008

    SammiJ

    definitely the second pair.

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  • April 24, 2008

    Abby

    I’d choose the black skinnies, at least they are less hideous!

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  • April 24, 2008

    Pyro

    Definitely the skinny ones with the shoelaces. It would actually look okay with a lacy top.

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  • April 25, 2008

    amaris

    dearest fashion police, THIS IS NOT TEEN FASHION, it’s the old avril fashion, we teens pride ourselves on having a better head on our shoulders, therefore i would i say skinnies cos they’re black and well…SKINNY

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  • April 25, 2008

    Zoe Coyle

    I’m a teen, and I wouldn’t be caught dead wearing the baggie tartan pants. They’d make you look like a male, punk doofus. The skinnies could be cute with the right shoes, bag, and top.

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  • July 20, 2008

    helen

    heh, I believe I still own a pair similar to the plaid bondage pants that I wore in High school. There other ones I wouldn’t have even worn in high school.

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  • August 5, 2008

    Soph

    Well, if I was thin enough the skinnies certainly! but I rather do love the flared tartan junk who couldn’t ^.^ (yes, I have no shame!)
    15, aus

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  • August 24, 2008

    Ami Montgomery

    I am a teenager! I own those pair of skinny jeans. my bff has the baggy ones!
    hehe!
    love them both!!!!!!

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  • September 20, 2008

    cc

    the 2nd ones. i am a teenager and i have a pairs like that…only purple and not plaid. my friends luv them. hehe. but i havent worn them much….

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  • November 9, 2008

    Trancent

    A teen here as well.
    I’d definitely pick the baggy tartans for me. Not that I particularly like them, but I just don’t like skinny jeans. Its not in my style, and can only make their way there on very rare occasions. Yes, they do look good on other people, I have friends who make them look very attractive, but not for me.
    I also have a vast selection of punk-inspired tops which would match quite well, even though I’m not really a pants person.

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  • December 4, 2008

    CK

    :D…
    i love the tarten pants 😛
    although i think the other pair are cool, i only like plan skinnys.
    i think the laces would look good on jeans more like the tartens.
    btw im 17. xx

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  • December 4, 2008

    CK

    almost forgot…
    the tartans*.
    i want i want i want 😛

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  • December 7, 2008

    JoAnna

    He He He…
    I have those skinnies along with yellow and black checkered jeans…
    but i’m a punk teenager so it’s okay 🙂

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  • March 22, 2009

    kaylie

    you people seriously need to leave hot topic, the best store in the whole wide world, out of this because its one thing to make fun of peoples ugly dresses but makeing fun of hot topic is taking this way too far and i would wear both on a daily basis if i could

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  • March 22, 2009

    The Fashion Police

    I think you maybe need to not take things you read on the internet so personally, Kaylie. Other people are allowed to have opinions too, you know…

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  • November 4, 2009

    kcitten

    i actually love the flared ones with the chain, i think they are sooo nice!

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  • November 4, 2009

    Leh

    Shoelace ones are kind of creative. Maybe if they weren’t so poorly made… and were.. brown.. I’d wear them anyways.

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  • February 25, 2010

    Nicole

    I like th

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  • March 14, 2010

    kelly

    I really like both, then again I’m 14, I would xD

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  • May 10, 2010

    Zoe

    i love the skinnies! i think the laces are a very cute touch….
    but maybe i think this because i’m a teenager

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  • August 15, 2010

    Spark

    The ones on the left really aren’t that bad. Will they fall apart immediately like everything else I’ve gotten from Hottopic? Sure. But.. I wouldn’t mind them.

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