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(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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Knewgirl

22/Female
New Zealand
Posted On: November 6, 2006
All of my friends are mixed but down under what they wear they are jyst like me well mabey not they arent all girls but still and i am none of theese i just wear what i want^_^
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SILLYx_LoveSon

20/Female
United Kingdom
Posted On: November 6, 2006
idk, my style tends to be what i'm feeling, but it's generally prep. but sadly all the popular girls in my school are prep and they can be nice but a certain cirlce are just stuck. and i feel bad because some of them are my friends, just behind their friends backs because the mean popular girlz hate me. and i hate to stereotype, but they ST me all the time. just today a mean popular came up to me on the bus and insulted me and made fun of me, because i'm smart. what kind of person holds a grugde from 4th grade. ( i beat her in the schoolwide spelling bee) anyway i luv this article, and i hope all you put there aren't STing somebody right now. seriously... take my story into consideration!!!

Lily

P.S. sorry to keep going on about me! I LUV this article!
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megonsfriend

21/Female
Mount Airy, MD
Posted On: November 6, 2006
who cares what we r im prep
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thugswhatiwant

27/Female
New Zealand
Posted On: November 6, 2006
please note the part that says NOBODY TRULY FITS A STEREOTYPE. come on ppl its just a bit of fun.
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crazykiek

45/Female
North Huntingdon, PA
Posted On: November 5, 2006
whay would any one want to label themself your limiting yourself toacting a certain way how u r suspeod to adn not nesasirliy hw you want to.
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lizard_eye

22/Female
Slovakia
Posted On: November 5, 2006
um guys

ur not ...

emo

goth

punk

prep

skater

hippie

chav

rocker

or anything

were all just ppl

gosh

1 word shouldn't define us
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imalittleangel

64/Female
Portland, OR
Posted On: November 5, 2006
oops i mean hate
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imalittleangel

64/Female
Portland, OR
Posted On: November 5, 2006
i ahte it when people call prepz snobby im a prep and i can b nice when i want 2 b ya a ya i can b a stuck^ but thatz not often!!!!
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Windy2

20/Female
Henderson, LA
Posted On: November 5, 2006
It kinda explains some caresctiristics but im punk/goth/emo wich mean emo-emotional reatard-no offense just official label. goth- yeah yeah.punk-band loving type .... But Im with sam1003 find something elses than encourrage tha labeling process i mean we are no meat...
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xJESSiCA

20/Female
Colorado Springs, CO
Posted On: November 5, 2006
Okay...good article, but emos are not punk and hard rock. Emo like eks said, means emotional, and is usually a way to describe a person who is very sad and depressed, and hates life. And by the way, preps are NOT always snobby, bmgirl13. Thank you.
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Xiaolin_Showdo

21/Female
AZ
Posted On: November 5, 2006
I think that some emo people might not agree with that article. But it was very good. Well...kind of.
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Cayenne1713

21/Female
Hartville, OH
Posted On: November 5, 2006
Uhm... I'm a bit offended you didn't mention punks. Punks and emos are very different.
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kutekelsey

21/Female
Athens, OH
Posted On: November 5, 2006
well this kinda explains the meanings...it probably isn't all of what each of these mean but atleast we HAVE an idea...I agree with the people who say most preps are snobs...because they totally mostly are! but thumbs up for this article
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Dragon_lover12

23/Female
Warrior, AL
Posted On: November 5, 2006
again with the stereotypes
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Dragon_lover12

23/Female
Warrior, AL
Posted On: November 5, 2006
i agree with bmgirl13
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