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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 – not a label!


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Mimiruyumi

104/Female
Tega Cay, SC
Posted On: November 7, 2006
cravisty-actually i will do a bit of research

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Mimiruyumi

104/Female
Tega Cay, SC
Posted On: November 7, 2006
I do agree people shouldnt labeled but mostly everyone labels eachother..I do know lableing sucks but its a part of life everyone needs to deal with..DONT ARGUE WITH ME..THIS ISNT AN ARGUE BOARD ITS A BOARD TO POST WHAT YOU THINK!AND ALL YOU PEOPLE OUT THERE SHOULD ACCEPT MY OPION INSTEAD OF TRYING TO FIGHT IT.
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bambam4

22/Female
United Kingdom
Posted On: November 7, 2006
or wrist sliting
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Spongey63

21/Female
Posted On: November 7, 2006
Emo doesn't even MEAN what ppl think it means. It means

Emotive rock. Emocore. Emotional.

That's all.

it doesn't mean

Sulking or Depression or Sad

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Spongey63

21/Female
Posted On: November 7, 2006
Being emo is just plain stupid. All you do is pretend that ur life is dark, and sulk and cut your wrist.

Emo people are usually REALLY uncreative and REALLY unoriginal with their clothes and makeup.

it's just a cheap immitation of gothic.
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Spongey63

21/Female
Posted On: November 7, 2006
Preppy people are usually really mean, and like to stereotype against people, and that is TOTALLY WRONG.

I am just ME, I don't have a label, but my BEST FRIEND is goth and she's friends with a prep!

For all you GOOD preps, I'm happy for you
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babyangeldrago

24/Female
Netherlands, The
Posted On: November 7, 2006
YOU SHOULDNT LABEL PEOPLE!!!
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Nayuki

28/Female
Hialeah, FL
Posted On: November 6, 2006
I will not say anything,for I dont want to end up arguing with anyone.But one thing though,the article was AWESOME!Especially the "You are you – not a label!"

Part,gosh theres no better way of saying that.^_^
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coleyfelix

19/Female
San Marcos, CA
Posted On: November 6, 2006
your my hero.

Finally, someone came out and said "it's just a style of clothes."
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hollister101

22/Female
Cordova, TN
Posted On: November 6, 2006
that Mimiruyumi chick is full of crap yea there are labels and evryone labels each othr but shez just being rude and inconsiderate. ignore her. i thought it was really good and itz true goths dont always wear black and arent all dark and evil ther generally happy and hyper people and us emos dont always wear black either and we dont always dress like bands i dont i just have buttons and im just different but i thought ur article was really good

~*PookiE*~
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Mimiruyumi

104/Female
Tega Cay, SC
Posted On: November 6, 2006
AND if in life we didnt need lables they shoudnt have made up the words goth,punk,prep and all those other lables
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Mimiruyumi

104/Female
Tega Cay, SC
Posted On: November 6, 2006
Labeling ourselfs is a part of life..every body labels..everyone..you might say you dont but you really do..Dont fight with my opionion..you wont win
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Cayenne1713

22/Female
Hartville, OH
Posted On: November 6, 2006
Um Dragonlover I'm gonna have to agree with the other ppl here. And btb all emo's are is rip offs of punks and goths. They just think their special. That is my oppioin don't hate me.

~Punks unite~
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Spiritwolf15

24/Female
Henry, VA
Posted On: November 6, 2006
nice article and i agree about we are people not labels.
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Dragon_lover12

23/Female
Warrior, AL
Posted On: November 6, 2006
ok just because emo is short for emotional does not mean all emos are depressed and hate life
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