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

(November 05, 2006 by support Send DollMail )
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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.


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.


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.


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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Cook Islands
Posted On: January 1, 2007
Lables are sticky. Third grade: I was some sort of classical loving lunatic with an attitude. And now I'm in fifth grade. Whadda ya know? People still see me that way, even if I've changed from a classical loving lunatic with an attitude to a rock loving lunatic with an attitude. Did it make me goth or now emo? No, not really. Lables are sticky just like the other kind. They have an invisible sheet of sticky residue on the back. And guess what? You can never ever get rid of them. So live with it. You're labled. You have a giant sticker on your forehead that either says idiot or poser. And people remember. So get over lables they don't mean much.
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Posted On: December 30, 2006
I agree with rice_chex

Labels are stupid.

If we were all the same label, all the same race, we wouldn't have stereotypes, cause we'd all be happy with each other.

What ticks me off about this article is it says everybody HAS to fit into ONE GROUP.

I'm a mix of all of them except prep and emo. I mean, I'm mostly Punk and Goth but I like other colors too like purple and orange and stuff.

Everybody is a mix of groups, you can't just be one group because if u were then you wouldn't be you, you'd be what people WANT you to be. Basically, you'd be a poser.

I hate how Most emo ppl (about 95%) are just emo because they wanna be "cool" when being emo is just wrong. Most emo ppl have perfectly good lives, or even better. They just act all sad and crap because thats "what they are" (as they say)
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Posted On: December 29, 2006
i wear what i wear THE END!
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Posted On: December 25, 2006
quite mmhhmm
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United Kingdom
Posted On: December 24, 2006

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Union, KY
Posted On: December 21, 2006
Curse you Preps and Emos!Up with Goths (I am one if you were too dimwitted and stupid to know that!) If you don't beleive me I don't care
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Posted On: December 11, 2006
bammaya- i wasn't trying to mean when i said u can't be goth. what i mean is don't try following the STEROTYPE of goth. i tried that last year. it was the dumbest thing i ever did. i got into bad stuff. stuff thats lost my parents trust. things that were just plain dumb. all i'm saying is don't do something dumb and ruin ur life
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Posted On: December 11, 2006
i agree with cutupsoul... y would u say sterotyping is dumb and then say ur goth. hey retards, goth is a sterotype if u haven't noticed. so how about we all just be ppl. not laybels
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Posted On: December 9, 2006
i guess this is a nice bulletin but i think it has nothin to do of wat the style is like but u can always just express ur own mind u no like i just wear wat i feel ike wearing
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Tega Cay, SC
Posted On: December 2, 2006
Labels r part of life..i know we all hate them but everybody DOES IT!!GET USED TO IT..TURST ME LABELS SUCK
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Posted On: December 2, 2006

Please grow up.


Not me, you, or anyone,

Can be defined by just a simple word.

We're all unique in our own ways,

So why can't you just accept that fact?

Not a single person on this earth

Is worth one single word.


Learn your basics.

You're all worth more than that.

I mean,

I can be depressed at times. Does that mean I'm emo?

I care about what I look like. Does that mean I'm a prep?

White and Nerdy is one of my favorite songs. Does that mean I'm gangster?


Grow up.

You're an embarassment to yourselves.

These so-called "labels" are just a waste of time.


You can do many better things with your time,

Other than figuring out what label you, or your friends are.

Because the fact is,

You never will.

You might think you are one,

But sorry to break it to you -

You're not.

You're worth more than that.

So do yourself a favor,

And stop embarassing yourselves.

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Panorama City, CA
Posted On: November 24, 2006
i hate to be labeled
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United Kingdom
Posted On: November 23, 2006
I just have to post this:

I think the reason you're all disagreeing over what styles are is because it differs slightly from place to place. Okay, there is a general stereotypical image of what, say, 'emo' style is. It doesn't mean that everyone dresses exactly like that image. And as the individual peoples' styles waver, so do the stereotypical styles, so eventually what one person calls 'emo' another might call it a specific branch of this style such as 'scene' or 'indie'.

You're not all going to have the same exact image in your head of what each style is. For instance, a lot of people are saying that they have loads of 'emo' friends, none of whom cut.

You're not taking into account that other people may have 'emo' friends, all of whom do cut, and those people don't know 'emo' as anything different. And I think that's why you're disagreeing in some areas.

/End essay. I hope you're all still awake after that. xP
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Tega Cay, SC
Posted On: November 23, 2006
Emo has offically became a style..mabey like emotive or somthing
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Pensacola, FL
Posted On: November 21, 2006
omigosh just cuz ure emo doesnt mean ure a cutter jesus christ if thats the case then punks are emo because the people i know that cut r "punk" wat the heck is wrong with yall gosh

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