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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.

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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x_CutUpSoul_x

24/Female
Canada
Posted On: November 21, 2006
(Continuation)

NOT ALL EMOS ARE DEPRESSED!

Well Im done for now until I find another comment that entertains me as much as Spongey63 did.

=)
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x_CutUpSoul_x

24/Female
Canada
Posted On: November 21, 2006
The only reason I decided to comment was because I though that Spongey63 was completly entertaining. I have never laughed so hard in my life.

You were being extrememly hypocritical with every thing you said. For example:

"Preppy people are usually really mean, and like to stereotype against people, and that is TOTALLY WRONG."

By saying that, you are stereotyping. Way to go genius!

"Being emo is just plain stupid. All you do is pretend that ur life is dark, and sulk and cut your wrist."

Once again, stereotyping. Something you called "TOTALLY WRONG" in your previous post. Also, I have one more thing to say about this. Maybe you people will finally get it through your thick skulls.

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lizard_eye

22/Female
Slovakia
Posted On: November 17, 2006
bammaya...u arn't freakin goth. ten year old just arn't. and if u were, u wouldn't care if ur mom didn't like u wearing black. so shut the heck up.
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Mimiruyumi

104/Female
Tega Cay, SC
Posted On: November 16, 2006
You cant be goth at 10..i started getting into gothic stuff when i was 12***NO i didnt become goth a 12 -;_;*..now im 15 and pretty much goth in my own ways...
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Mimiruyumi

104/Female
Tega Cay, SC
Posted On: November 15, 2006
notavirgobut14--im sorry but gothic IS NOT BEING SAD AND DEPRESSED!And yeah goths dont wear all black..And what i think people have agiasnt preps is that there mean and snotty to people..not all of them though..some
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notavirgobut14

22/Female
Chaska, MN
Posted On: November 15, 2006
bammaya you are sooooo mean what is wrong with you?! you are 10! if you are trying to be goth because you think its cool.. well than go ahead BUT I WARN YOU. you will almost for sure be called a poser. and not all preps are mean and snotty, okay!?!?! and they are not dumb, bachstabbing, and they do not fAKE BEING SMART. okay so wnat do you have against so called preps any way ? huh? answer me that. it is not cool to be goth, you are just sad and depressed and if you think to be "goth" all you need to do is wear black then you are so wrong. oh and i am not a prep just to let you now i am just a humble Knowledge Bowl NERD! hehehe.. ummmm... yep i have goth, emo, punk, prep, jock, and all types of friends so everyone is a person so we can get along or at least try to. yep thats it bye!
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Mimiruyumi

104/Female
Tega Cay, SC
Posted On: November 15, 2006
thats pretty much like a prep to me..
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Mimiruyumi

104/Female
Tega Cay, SC
Posted On: November 14, 2006
Ok im ready to speak my mind!PLEASE DONT COMMENT ON MY OPINION!

LABLELS ARE A PART OF LIFE AND WILL NEVER GO AWAY!EVERYONE LABELS IF YA THINK ABOUT IT..NOT JUST EMO,GOTH AND PREP BUT SHY,KIND NICE,MEAN..THERES GOOD LABELS AND BAD LABELS YOU HAVE TO GET USED TO BOTH BECAUSE YOU C.A.N.N.O.T ESCAPE LABELS!!!THERE ALL AROUND US!!!and you no it

ONCE AGIAN DONT COMMENT ON MY OPINION!Just pretend i never posted it..
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Vira13

21/Female
Union Gap, WA
Posted On: November 13, 2006
just cuz someone is emo doesnt mean they cut themselves........someone who is called emo r more into the punk style and stuff but r also supposably emotional. u don't hav to cut urself to be emo.
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bammaya

18/Female
Spring Hill, FL
Posted On: November 11, 2006
i try to be as "goth" as i can but my mom says she doesnt want me to wear all black...so i try my best..when poeple come up to me and say hi i look at them once and look at the ground the rest of the way.all my friends are goth.goth is cool bc..it just is!

oh and JadeCatQueen is right about preps being snotty brats. they also tend to be really dumb... and evil... and try to be smart... and hog the phone.. and worst of all!!never get cought being mean!! so they blame it on someone else!!
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Mimiruyumi

104/Female
Tega Cay, SC
Posted On: November 10, 2006
hiya12step-you said it all!x3 thats all true
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shaami66

23/Female
Canada
Posted On: November 9, 2006
I think that emo, goth, prep, etc. is just a state of mind.
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rice_chex009

22/Female
Des Moines, IA
Posted On: November 8, 2006
I know some nice preps, I know some jerky preps, I know some Goths, I know some emos. I have a mix. The one reason I have a slight distaste for "emos" is that some of them complain about their lives when they have perfectly good ones. I mean they could be homeless, they could be living in a third world country, they could have cancer, ect. But of course other people do that too and it really irks me when they're upperclass too, but that's off the subject. Frankly, I really don't give a rip about lables, *rubber stamp stamps "Geek" on her forehead* but of course you are all entitled to your opinions, this is just mine, and I respect your opinions becuase they are most likely entirely valid becuase of what you have experienced. *Wow, that sounded liberal XD*
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notavirgobut14

22/Female
Chaska, MN
Posted On: November 7, 2006
umm excuse me but why are you all arguing over this its just stupid. labeling happens.. so just forget about it only you really know who you are we all have our moods, one day hyper and happy, other days sad and sulky, we all have unique styles and we should celebrate it instead of givijng labels! yay freedom of speech whooooooooooooooo! thats about it BYE!!!
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Mimiruyumi

104/Female
Tega Cay, SC
Posted On: November 7, 2006
ps-i dont want to fight with anyone..so just forget i even postsed anything
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