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Emma Nelson Fashion 4.15

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S4E15: 
Secret, Part 2
Aired: 
2004

Aaaand here’s Emma, the star of the show!!! Everyone open wide and show your appreciation! I actually think her acting here is subtle but you can see the transformation. She still looks dead behind the eyes but has this new smugness, this new confidence about her. First she’s wearing all-tight-everything as we did back then. Tight ponytail, tight shirt layered over another tight shirt, and tight low-rise pants. She’s also carrying her signature bag. Her costume in the play looks beautiful – that red dress with black detail! Oh yeah, and I got a shot of the bracelets. Idk if I said this already, but it would have been cool if there was like, more awareness of these bracelets and what they mean. It seems that only a small circle of ravine-dwellers are even aware of this form of communication. Next outfit is a khaki skirt, a peachy tank, and the first inkling of gonorrhea symptoms. Oh yeah, and Emma has one of those loopy ponytails! And lastly, Emma is in her PJs – man, this family really loves Old Navy – and cries REAL tears becaaaaause she thinks she has an STI.

Manny Santos Fashion 4.14

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S4E14: 
Secret, Part 1
Aired: 
2004

Manny’s in the play because “she’s gonna be an actress” and everything. She wears a tight tank with a rainbow on it, hoop earrings, low rise jeans, and a petticoat for rehearsal. She’s trying to get through to Emma with suggesting a cozy girls’ night, but Emma wants other stuff.

Emma Nelson Fashion 4.14

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S4E14: 
Secret, Part 1
Aired: 
2004

It’s time for our BJ queeeeen, yeeessss! Ya know… Emma was experimenting. That’s normal, that should be fine, right? Idk why they had to portray it as such a morally bad decision here on the show. But, I mean, I guess her decision to experiment wasn’t coming from the right place. She was in a bad spot. But on the other hand, does it need to come from the right place?

Anyway, she sure had mastered looking dead inside these days, huh? Maybe this was just the thing she needed to bring her back to life! lol. Okay okay, let’s get on with the fashion. First she is in “semi-dress” rehearsal wearing some layered tanks. She looks super tall next to Alex and Emma, right? For all I know she’s about 5’7, so it looks like bad girls club is just super shirt. Emma’s bangs look…ok. And her hair is flat. Her clothes are extremely tight; I do remember those days. And of course, her pants are LOW. I guess this is a really good example of where Emma is in life. She’s still wearing those earthy Emma colors, and she’s still carrying the usual bag, so it’s like she’s still herself deep inside, but her style is drained of creativity. Outside she wears a jean jacket to make it a Canadian tuxedo, and sports these little flimsy headphones. Also had to show you that cell phone, wow. The final few shots are really just more boring Emma clothes, then another dress-like rehearsal, and also a little shot of that infamous bracelet. Oh yeah, the final fit with the jean skirt and the Airwalks is super cute.

I wish the bracelet thing had continued, even if in the background. Like maybe showing people wearing them. It would have been awesome to keep the legacy going too, like having Next Class kids doing the bracelet thing. Or at the very least, Esme having some on her wrists or something.

Ashley Kerwin Fashion 4.14

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S4E14: 
Secret, Part 1
Aired: 
2004

While some girls are worried about BJs and bracelets, Ashley is worried about her bipolar boo. First she’s seen brooding in a jean jacket. Then she wears this crazy shirt that looks like some sort of DIY hybrid combining tigers and basketball. She wears low-rise jeans with a studded belt, and a khaki jacket later on.

Alex Nunez Fashion 4.14

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S4E14: 
Secret, Part 1
Aired: 
2004

“We hunger, we long.” For some reason, Alex is into drama (like, on stage, not just in the halls). She looks hilarious here in rehearsal with these shades, hoops, bra straps hangin out, and hair up in a clip. And shoutout to one of my favorite Alex looks, “the sexy mechanic” – baggy jeans and a cropped tank under what looks like a men’s workshirt tied up at the waist.

Manny Santos Fashion 4.13

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S4E13: 
Bark at the Moon
Aired: 
2004

WOW, tons of Manny today, and she is SO stylish I couldn’t stop screenshotting. We have an awesome color palette form her this episode – it’s a valentine’s day episode so we get red, pink, yellow, and orange.

The first outfit is this kinda athleisure-lululemon-looking zip-up top with a yellow cami underneath. This top matches perfectly to her bright ass pink fedora. It’s so offensive, I love it. She’s wearing a ponytail with what I call “face-framing tendrils” left out. We also see her low-rise jeans and pink plastic watch.

Then, she’s in… this is almost like a track suit, but it’s got a skirt with it. It’s a super weird athletic looking set without actually being athletic-appropriate. It’s a nice creamy orange color and she wears a pink cami under it. Her hair pulled half back this time, but the face-framing tendrils persevere. She is showing Chester around and falls in love pretty instantly.

Next, we see her looking super flirtatious on the TV announcements at school, wearing a short sleeve track jacket in red. Are y’all liking this straight hair? I guess I like Manny’s hair in all its forms tbh.

I for some reason really like this next outfit. Just a blue tee with hoops and a ponytail, but for some reason she really pulls this off and makes it look so cute. It says “Babe” on it, similar to those like, “90% Angel” shirts and whatnot. lol. I love it, where can I get one? Actually, I could never pull off clothing with “pet names” on it. Reminds me of that time I tried to wear a choker that said “Bitch” on it but didn’t even last the day.

Now we have this outfit here in the school assembly that we hardly get to see. It’s like, some kinda halter with grommets and a zigzag lace front. Looks pretty 70s, it’s a shame we can’t see it better.

And finally, at the dance, Manny wears a tight red halter, a matching red newsboy hat, giant heart earrings, a jean skirt, and some wedges. Ah yes and when she goes out into the cold to cry to Spinner, she adds a jean jacket. Hey wait a minute… February in Toronto has GOT to be colder than this! Oh,… maybe it’s just a sweetheart dance and not a Valentine’s dance? Eh, whatever.

Ashley Kerwin Fashion 4.12

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S4E12: 
Voices Carry Part 2
Aired: 
2004

I abhor Ashley’s wedding outfit. It’s a stain my memory. However, it is a perfect representation of the cringe choices we’d make as teenagers, especially our outfits to very important events. Why, just this weekend my teenage cousin attended a family wedding in a shiny cocktail dress, but wore Doc Martens and a flannel shirt over it. Anyway, Ashley is wearing this navy tee and leather bracelet. She’s GOT to have some kind of a spray tan. She just looks so orange to me. Obviously people can do what they want, I’m just not a fan of fake tans. However, please allow me to lovingly trash Ashley’s wedding outfit with all due respect. This hairstyle is the worst and I’m SURE this was not Melissa McIntyre’s idea. lol. This is like, hair twisted into cornrows with pieces of the front left out to “frame the face”. This is already a quite dated hairstyle by 2004, wouldn’t you say? It’s like something Terri would wear for PMS. Ash is also wearing a necklace that looks like something you come back with from a Spring Break trip to the beach in 5th grade to go with your airbrushed t-shirt. The dress is a grey sweetheart cocktail dress with black lacy trim. I just don’t like the contrast of the cool-toned grey with the orange tan. Oh and that dropped waist is so bad. I’m not a fan of dropped waist, why do we want to elongate our torsos and shorten our legs? The cringe of this outfit is right on up there with the cringe of Craig’s behavior at the wedding (which we can’t blame him for but it was still awful). Sorry for the overuse of the very mean word “cringe”. Well, that’s all I have to say about the wedding outfit. I HAD to include this sick cell phone that lights up in different colors when it rings. LOVE it. And finally, Ash joins Craig in the hospital wearing a reddit jean jacket, low rise jeans, and grommet belt. Those pants were so dangerous. We were all 2 millimeters away from showing our coin slots constantly.

Manny Santos Fashion 4.11

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S4E11: 
Voices Carry Part 1
Aired: 
2004

I LOVE Manny in yellow! It’s a shame we don’t get to see that more. She wears this all yellow tracksuit, dangerously low rise as always, and a brown tee. Her hair is long, straight, and parted down the middle. She also sports a dark purple messenger bag. It’s a shame no one else wears these 2000s track suits on Degrassi! But, I didn’t have one, that’s for sure. They were kind of an edgy thing to wear, tbh.

Manny Santos Fashion 4.10

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S4E10: 
Neutron Dance
Aired: 
2004

Manny is hilarious in this episode. She kind of “joins the band” per Spinner’s request. I don’t really know why she goes along with it all so smugly, I mean it’s kind of out of character for her. Buuuut maybe she just wants to be petty and annoy Craig and Ashley. Or maybe Spinner’s piss poor attitude rubbed off on her. Anyway, her style is POPPIN’ today. First is this cropped halter shirt with a pink and blue floral print on it, paired with suuuuuper low rise jeans. I’m really starting to look back at the 2000s with disgust. Not because I hate the style, but because of these unrealistic body expectations. The NEXT outfit is one of my favorites!! An orange cowboy hat with a diagonally-striped orange tube top and jean skirt. Are we SERIOUS!? I mean, Manny’s style was really out there. Realistically, no one would be wearing this to school. It’s a fantasy but I love it. Manny’s style at this point is like, things you’d see in a music video. Not the halls of school. And the final fit is more PINK – this big pink newsboy hat and a pink tracksuit. LOVE.

Manny Santos Fashion 4.9

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S4E9: 
Back in Black
Aired: 
2004

Manny’s role here in this episode is to push JT and support Toby. It’s a solemn time so she’s not wearing the most attention-grabbing attire at the moment. She has big hoops, her hair pulled half-back, and wears an Andy Warhol-lookin tee with lips all over it. Oh yeah but this tee is very cropped… or is it that her pants are VERY low? These are the lace-up jeans with no button or zipper. Dude, could any of us still wear things like this anymore? Are bodies even made this way anymore? Manny’s funeral outfit kinda cracks me up. She wears this like, idk, Ferrari/race car looking jacket? And those extremely low pants showing her lower abdomen. It’s wild looking now but I guess it was a standard sight back then. I also love her hair down and straight with that middle part! A rare look from her.