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27 Naughty American Apparel Ads

Making Waves, From Fake BJs to See-Through Fashion

— May 12, 2010 — Naughty
American Apparel ads are known for their cheeky (pun intended), Photoshop-free provocative ads that border on sensationalism. Apparently, its non-professional models are “real people” who are friends, fans or employees of the company, but a recent controversy questions whether American Apparel is telling the naked truth. Whether you believe it or not, American Apparel ads get the utmost attention for their sexually-charged photography.

From fake BJ American Apparel ads to see-through fashion, the brand with a commitment to basics is also committed to steamy barely-there advertisements.
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How-to-Fashion Videos
How-to-Fashion Videos
American Apparel Launches YouTube Style Movies
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Rainbow Brite Socks
Rainbow Brite Socks
The American Apparel Memphis Socks are Stuck in the Past
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25
Scrappy Eco Programs
Scrappy Eco Programs
The American Apparel Creative Reuse Program Makes Use of Left Overs
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Recruiting by Fashion Sense
Recruiting by Fashion Sense
American Apparel Hires for Personal Style, Not Looks
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23
Bringing Back Tie-Dye
Bringing Back Tie-Dye
American Apparel's Spandex Hits the Dye Bath
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22
Shockvertising Lawsuits
Shockvertising Lawsuits
American Apparel's $5 Million Payout to Woody Allen
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21
Zip-Up Leggings
Zip-Up Leggings
Zipper Leggings From American Apparel
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Art Deco Leggings
Art Deco Leggings
The American Apparel ‘Watercolor Tights' are Colortastic
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19
Maternity Aerobics Fashion
Maternity Aerobics Fashion
American Apparel Makes Baby Bumps Stylish in Spandex
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18
Festive Green Fashion
Festive Green Fashion
How to Mark Saint Patrick's Day With American Apparel
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17
Soft & Seductive Sheet Sets
Soft & Seductive Sheet Sets
American Apparel Branches Out into the Bed Department
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16
Bizarre Fashion Firings
Bizarre Fashion Firings
American Apparel's Conservative Bean Counter Axed
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15
Atypical Ad Spoofs
Atypical Ad Spoofs
The Holly Norris 'American Able' Photos Roast American Apparel
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22 American Apparel Discoveries
22 American Apparel Discoveries
From Sleazevertising to Zip-Up Leggings
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13
Edgy Aerobic Ads
Edgy Aerobic Ads
American Apparel Goes 80s Glam in Striking Adverts
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12
Crowdsourcing Billboards
Crowdsourcing Billboards
American Apparel Wants You to Vote on Storefront Sign
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11
Funky Scrunchies
Funky Scrunchies
American Apparel Brings Back 80s Hair Ties
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Sleaze Marketing?
Sleaze Marketing?
American Apparel Accused of Being Sleazy
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9
Fake BJ Ads
Fake BJ Ads
Do American Apparel Ads Cross The Line?
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8
Sleazevertising
Sleazevertising
American Apparel Starts 2009 with a Bang
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7
Awarding Controversial Ads
Awarding Controversial Ads
American Apparel Dubbed Label of the Year
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6
Buttless Pantyhose
Buttless Pantyhose
American Apparel Teeters on the Edge of Stylish & Fashion Faux Pas
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5
Sleazy Promotional Items
Sleazy Promotional Items
American Apparel's Boob-Flash Matches
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4
Fashionable Pornvertising
Fashionable Pornvertising
American Apparel Uses Adult Industry Pros for Authentic Sleazy Ads
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3
Bottom-Baring Contests
Bottom-Baring Contests
The American Apparel Best Bottom Contest is Competively Cheeky
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2
Faux Retro Hipster
Faux Retro Hipster
The American Apparel Spring 2010 Look Book Goes Back in Time
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See-Through Fashion
See-Through Fashion
Scandalous American Apparel Sheer Dress Reveals All
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