Why do some teenage girls dress so skanky these days?

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  1. Amanda Nowalk profile image60
    Amanda Nowalkposted 4 years ago

    Why do some teenage girls dress so skanky these days?

    It wasn't that long ago that I was in high school. I graduated in 2005, nine years doesn't seem so long to me. I don't remember the girls I went to school with dressing like street walkers. Did I miss it when I was in school? Did I not see all the skankiness? Or did something change in nine years?

  2. peeples profile image95
    peeplesposted 4 years ago

    I graduated in the late 90's and girls are dressing exactly the same way they were then, though slightly different styles. I don't see it as a big deal. If teens don't attention seek in one way they will find another. It is completely natural for a teen girl to seek attention from her male peers. It's just as natural as the teen boys spending time locked in their room "thinking" about their female peers. An outfit doesn't make a person immoral.

    1. ChristinS profile image51
      ChristinSposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      exactly this.  I wore some pretty over the top things in my younger days and I grew up to be a fine, upstanding citizen. Imagine that. smile We do a lot of silly stuff in our youth. The big hair for us was the regretful one lol early 90's here

  3. dashingscorpio profile image88
    dashingscorpioposted 4 years ago

    I imagine a lot of teenage girls follow the images of their idols in the "pop culture". This is especially true regarding their idols in the music industry. I suspect not many males are complaining.
    Then again women have always been disapproving of other women.
    Even if parents disapprove teens are smart enough to bring a "change of clothes" for when they leave the house.
    Most schools have some form of "dress code" but they have relaxed a bit over the various decades. Only those schools that require uniforms tend to enforce their standard evenly.
    Otherwise "skanky" like beauty or "sexy" is in the eye of the beholder.

    1. Foodeee profile image76
      Foodeeeposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      If beauty is in the eye of the beholder why not just walk around naked?

    2. Lady Guinevere profile image60
      Lady Guinevereposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Some have gotten more strict with what is approved in today's school

    3. dashingscorpio profile image88
      dashingscorpioposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Foodeee, Some people do walk around naked! :-)
      There has always been some infighting between women with traditional values and those who consider themselves to be more progressive. We see women knock other women on the red carpet for their gowns.

  4. pattyfloren profile image77
    pattyflorenposted 4 years ago

    Its the clothes; cause different pieces of clothing makes the outfit.  Thin material, see through or back out items, short and sexy, is what's out there.  If one shops a lot, they can get a really nice looking outfit with maybe four or five pieces that covers up but is fashionable.  Its good to catch the sales as the mall is sometimes as inexpensive as a department store.  I guess that is what mystery shoppers are all about.  I worked at the mall and there were shoppers buzzing the aisles looking for something in a really good store, with many coupons to boot.

    1. Foodeee profile image76
      Foodeeeposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      I hope you are kidding.

    2. Amanda Nowalk profile image60
      Amanda Nowalkposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Your comment doesn't make much sense.

  5. Lady Guinevere profile image60
    Lady Guinevereposted 4 years ago

    You are way too young to know this but I graduated in 1975 and that was how we dressed.  We had hiphuggers and bell bottom jeans.  We had short dresses that had panties to match and they were called Sizzlers. We also wore tops with scoop necks and that was the "IN" style.  Winter coats were called mini, middies and maxies depending on how long the coat was.  We had those white knee boots that looked so great on us girls.  There are so much that has come back from the 70's era and renamed.

    1. peeples profile image95
      peeplesposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      And all of it is great! Very thankful my generation got those styles back around the mid 90's!

    2. Foodeee profile image76
      Foodeeeposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      I recall the 70's also and much of the fashion you speak of was not the norm for everyone.  I will give you the short shorts. They left nothing to the imagination.  Most of them weren't tight but they were super short.

    3. Lady Guinevere profile image60
      Lady Guinevereposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Foodee I don't know where you lived, but these were all the norm where I lived and it was not in the cities. Yes we also had short shorts and hot pants. Also Stacks and halter tops and dresses.

  6. Alyson Modlin profile image73
    Alyson Modlinposted 4 years ago

    The more empowered women become in today's world, the more pressure they face and the tighter the "requirements" become to be beautiful. If we weren't showing them models in skimpy clothes, maybe they would think they were beautiful even in a t-shirt

    1. Morgaren profile image75
      Morgarenposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      I would argue that if women are being truly empowered, they would feel less pressure on these issues.

 
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