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The 1962 novel “The Outsiders” is based on a 14-year-old boy, Ponyboy Curtis, and his brothers, Darry and Sodapop, who feel that they are social outcasts, or “outsiders.” Ponyboy and one of his friends are eventually involved in the murder of a rich boy from the other side of town, which sets off a tragic chain of events. The boys are part of the “greasers,” a class of kids from the poor side of town. There are a few ways to dress like a “greaser” girl from the novel, which was eventually made into a movie.

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Wear heavy eye makeup, including lots of black eyeliner and mascara. Use bright lipstick and be bold in your makeup choices. Greaser girl makeup is meant to draw attention, including bright eye shadow colors.

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Tease your hair to give it lots of volume. Use a comb and hairspray to give it lots of lift. The hair can be worn in a ponytail or in a pompadour style, with the hair at the crown teased and lifted to form a crest at the front of the hair.

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Wear tight sweaters, jeans and skirts to show off the body. Leather jackets and loop earrings are also a part of the greaser girl look.

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Try wearing high-heeled shoes or boots to complete the look.

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Watch the movie, which came out in 1983 and was directed by Francis Ford Coppolla, to get examples of how the greaser girls dressed in the movie, and model your wardrobe, makeup and hair after the girls in the movie.

About the Author

Meredith Jameson

Meredith Jameson writes early childhood parenting and family health articles for various online publications. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in history from San Francisco State University.