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  Style Lexicon: Prep, Goth and Emo (Doll Article)

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Prep Cartoon DollsWords get tossed around endlessly to explain the way you dress or act, but what do they really mean? What is a prep? How do you know if you're really emo? Is emo the same as goth?

I've developed a style lexicon to demonstrate the differences in styles, but of course, there is always overlap. However you define your personal style is what makes you so special, regardless if it fits into a certain category or not. Don't get tied down in the details of a definition, after all, nobody truly fits a stereotype.

Prep

A prep is someone who cares a great deal about being in style, yet remains true to the classics. Light colors, polos, khakis, and jeans are favorites. Brands, or items appearing similar to brand name looks, can also be a very big deal to someone who dresses like a prep,Prep Cartoon Dolls but they don't have to be. More often the pulled together, accessorized look is the characteristic, not the logo.

A prep generally is fashion-forward, stylish, and always coordinated. This does not mean they are a snob, of course. Everyone puts some thought into their appearance, and the prep styles are often not as expensive as they are made out to be. Prep can also define individuals who take a traditional route through school- that is being involved in clubs, sports, and other similar roles. Find new prep styles here on the Doll Palace. Mix and match to find new outfit ideas or define a whole new you.

Goth

Goths have a reputation for being very dark simply because most chose to dress in all black or other dark colors.Gothic Dolls While this style might appeal to many goths, it certainly is not true of all. Goths originated from a love of certain styles of music, and the romantic styles of dress, with ribbons, ruffles, and long skirts are still characteristic of many goths today.

Many goths also prefer to wear dark eye make-up and lipstick with a light foundation. Even many male goths wear a bit of eyeliner to complete their look. While some might believe goths are scary, they are certainly not. Their style of dress might be very different, but they are usually very friendly, creative individuals. Check out different versions of goth styles and create your own goth dolls here on the Doll Palace.

Emo

With the term emo originating from the Emotive rock sounds of the 80s,Emo Dolls kids who prefer an emo style often dress similar to the bands they now prefer. Dark colors- usually black, tight, tapering jeans, jackets, funky glasses and Vans are common apparel. Dark hair is also common, and many emo prefer accessories such as studded belts, ear plugs, tattoos, and buttons of their favorite bands or sayings.

Emo has a similar feel to Goths, but is definitely different.Emo Dolls The dark colors and dark hair colors are the primary similarities. Overall, Goths prefer a more romantic existence, while Emos are more focused on a more hard-edge, punk approach to fashion. The Doll Palace has a variety of dolls, including many emo styles. Create a new emo avatar that fits who you really are.

Of course, there are endless other styles and labels. The lexicon is virtually endless, but these are just a beginning. Perhaps as other new trends become popular, I will add to the lexicon over time. Remember, you are you Ė not a label!


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Hahie49

21/Female
Canada
Posted On: August 8, 2008
All of this is a load of crap to me. Why do we have to be something that fits in a label why cant we just be ourselves, and dress like something were not.
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Lingushi

19/Female
Canton, NC
Posted On: November 12, 2007
I'm Goth, not on the outside, though
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Mrs_11

21/Female
Jacksonville, FL
Posted On: August 17, 2007
WELL WHERE I LIVE THEY DO SO IM NOT A STEROTYPE IM GIVIN FACTS,SO DEAL WIT IT
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ilovesjb

21/Female
Chicago, IL
Posted On: August 17, 2007
thats a stereotype mrs 11 most ppl i know are emo and there happy and they dont cut myself
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Mrs_11

21/Female
Jacksonville, FL
Posted On: June 19, 2007
IN MY OPINION GOTH PPL R SCARY 2 ME,EMO PPL R JUST DEPRESSED AND SAD AND JUNK, AND PREPS R JUST STUCK UP WANNA BE'S. THATS HOW I FEEL SO DONT GET MAD AT ME
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Claire_Love

25/Female
Westville, FL
Posted On: April 4, 2007
oh right now i'm talkin emo, i'm emo i ran away 3 times from home. It's really fun. I cut my arms and face. And don't tease us emos and goths.

Really, what's the big point. I'm a orphan. My wardrobe is all black and red. My room is, everything is.
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meghan_deadins

23/Female
Bolingbrook, IL
Posted On: April 4, 2007
People shouldn't be labeled. End of story. Just like you said, no one fits into a label. No matter what. Labels are a bunch of crap, and they don't make any sense to me. I agree 100% with this person. And in here, she never said anything about goths being scary, or emos self harming, or anything. You guys are just adding to it. Face it, this is a good article. Deal with it.
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Mimiruyumi

104/Female
Tega Cay, SC
Posted On: March 8, 2007
Gemmedeglace-i agree with all u just said
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Gemmedeglace

23/Female
Australia
Posted On: March 5, 2007
Whooa, guys. Chill, alright? This article is a description of what the 'labels' FASHIONS are. I don't see any "all goths are psycho" or "All emos are depressed" anywhere in this. It's talking about clothing, music taste and fashion. That's all. Pretty please stop throwing a fit where it's not needed.
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Mimiruyumi

104/Female
Tega Cay, SC
Posted On: February 16, 2007
Spongey63-Emos arent wronge at all dear
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Mimiruyumi

104/Female
Tega Cay, SC
Posted On: February 16, 2007
Accio-lables are dumb huh?well u just called spongey63 stuiped?wtf is up with that!?!?And u said somone was a FA.G or somthing like that??Gosh you people dont even know wat your talking about
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Mimiruyumi

104/Female
Tega Cay, SC
Posted On: February 16, 2007
LABELS ROCK! my opionion
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babydoll_lolit

23/Female
Clinton Township, MI
Posted On: January 20, 2007
you should do one on the differences between skater, punk, alternative and grunge. people at my school get them mixed alot. this was a good article though
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daddysgurl0907

19/Female
Comstock Park, MI
Posted On: January 18, 2007
in my school eople say that goths and emos are the same thing and i always thought they were the same. now i know that there they are two TOTALLY DIFFERENT types of "labels".
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Accio

107/Male
Broken Arrow, OK
Posted On: January 17, 2007
To deadly_wolve:

YEAH!!! LABLES ARE DUMB!!!! YEAH SO ARE YOU!!!!!

To spongey63:

You are about one of the most stupid people I've ever had the horror to lay eyes on. "I'm a mix of all of them except prep and emo," There's only THREE. Wow interesting logic, where'd you find it? Ask.com?

To Mermaidgem76:

Up with goths eh? Mmkay....you know what? Mermaidgem76. Not sounding real goth right now.

To c4oux:

Do I really have to explain this one?

To Sexy_Pommy:

If you wear what you want the end, wear this sign that says "FA.G" and parade around wearing it :]

It astounds me how stupid people are these day.
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