DTNGFASHION S4E21: Goin’ Down the Road Part 1 Aired: 2005
Liberty’s purpose here was something like, eating The Dot instead of boycotting it because it’s being served by Spinner and Jay or something. Anyway, she wears a purple zip up and cami set, with low rise jeans and one of those colorful belts.
DTNGFASHION S4E21: Goin’ Down the Road Part 1 Aired: 2005
Mein GOTT. Caitlin is full 70s here and I kind of hate it. That collar… it’s consuming her whole. I mean, this is basically leisure suit vibes here. Oh and to make matters worse, she’s falling in love with Kevin Smith. Openly and shamelessly. Next she’s seen at home growing bored with Joey’s depressing family, wearing a tight red v-neck and jeans. Next she’s back in the halls of Degrassi looking like she just came from a What Not to Wear makeover, wearing a denim moto jacket, a floral blouse, and flared jeans. The final ‘fit is sweatpants, a tee, and a jean jacket.
Here’s where I round up the random and group photos from the episode. First are a couple shots of Spirit Squad, in their white tennies and Degrassi attire. Next is a group shot in the hallway featuring many sets of belted, low-rise jeans. Then is Kevin Smith’s insufferable music guy acting coked out in a leather jacket. This next shot, just a random girl at the dance – tell me that’s not Rochelle. “Hey Rochelle, wanna have lunch?” Holly J asks this girl in the hallway much later on and she smiles all big. This girl looks like Rochelle. Maybe there’s too much time between this episode and that future one, but I’m going to try to keep an eye out. And finally is an overhead shot at the dance, of these little youngsters enjoying themselves.
This is an interesting little episode, where Paige really starts to wear Manny down, making her life miserable. Manny tries her best to fight back but I think Paige holds more power here. I wish this saga could have been drug out a little bit. Oh well! First Manny is seen in Spirit Squad practice. Then she’s wearing a matchy-matchy velour set over a tube top with those square hoop earrings. And that pink plastic watch still, lol. She’s also still wearing her VEGAS necklace, which I still love. And unfortunately she has picked the same dress as Paige for the dance. I love it – pink, ruched, and super ruffly strapless with a dropped waist. However, the length of the dress is kinda weird, cutting off at like mid-calf, which doesn’t seem like something someone would wear during this period. Next we return to school and see the Spirit Squad uniform on her, and later those famous low-rise jeans paired with a red athletic-inspired top. Her hair looks amazing here btw. Next… Manny is being tortured in the mascot outfit. And then she returns to the dress store – I guess Paige chased her out last time – and tries on a funeral ensemble. Ultimately, though, she decides on the pink because she broke Paige’s leg and decided she deserved a treat. That’s where you can see the odd length of the dress – it kinda makes her legs look ultra-short. The shoes are odd too, like, kitten pumps. Aaand, uh oh – Paige shows up at the dance, and they have the same dress! So, Paige rips Manny’s off, and here is her underwear. Never seen a teenage girl wear underwear like this before. Finally, she’s in the locker room in a hoodie. We don’t really see Manny in hoodies, do we?
Darcy, too, is thirsting after Chester. First she’s in her Spirit Squad uniform, and then she’s in a super tight polo with low rise jeans. After being seen in a bathrobe, she quickly changes to a plaid pleated skirt and pinkish tee.
Ya know, I always think of Queen of Hearts as the Ellie + Alex episode, but it’s also quite big on Paige. I love how she looks in S4 – her hair, her grungy eye makeup. First she wears this tiny tee with a chihuahua on it. It looks like its name is “Chichi” lol. Next she’s at the movies with Matt. She wears casual flare cargo khakis, and ulta-low yellow cowl neck over a white shirt, and a random pink cowboy hat, which I kinda love. But in all actuality this outfit is pretty much awful. I mean, look at the size of those pockets on the khakis. Was she using those pants to smuggle food into the theatre? I guess, cuz ain’t nothing fitting into that mini purse. The next outfit, I love. It’s this gorgeous white off-shoulder top with flowers on it. Also, low rise janes and some kinda statement belt as per the 2000s requirements. And lastly, Paige wears her brown, scratchy work uniform and sneaks in a call on her flip phone.
Like Amy & Allison from ye olde Degrassi High days, maybe I should have combined Hazel & Paige’s outfits this episode. Anyway, like I already said in my Hazel post, I adore these blue and red tops together – they make such a cute combo! Paige’s hair is styled like always, eyebrows skinny, and she wears a sky blue halter-like top with that elastic hem at the bottom and low-rise, cuffed jeans. How come Paige’s jeans always have to be cuffed but Hazel’s don’t?
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’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.
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.