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Marco Del Rossi Fashion 4.19

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S4E19: 
Moonlight Desires
Aired: 
2005

Oh man, it’s time for Marco’s moment. First he’s in a zip up jacket, hoodie, and some kind of like comic book shirt. Also shout out the soul patch, don’t know if I’ve ever mentioned it before, but there it is, looking itchy. Next Marco is in just a standard graphic tee with something random & unrelated on it, and I like his hair like this – curly and tucked behind the ears. He’s also seen helping with the blood drive in casual khakis and this red blood vest. Oh yeah, he’s being told he can’t give blood because he’s gay. Yeesh. Next, the outfit continues on, and we’re in Dylan’s dorm. Here we can see that these casual khakis are also FLARED! Shoutout to Marco’s flares, I feel like no one ever mentions them but I am such a fan of men in flares. I was hoping it would come back big time for men when flares circled around in the late 90s/2000s, but sadly it was mostly girls wearing them. Marco also seems to have this decorative belt on his waist, and lugs around a messenger bag. And he freakin walks in on Dylan with another guy. And Dylan’s like, “Oh hey Marco!” Brutal. Marco tries his best to suck it up, so he appears at the dorm party in an orange sleeveless tee with flare jeans. Oh yeah and plants a smooch on Craig. Our last look is Marco in a dark long sleeve, with hair hair still big.

Paige Michalchuk Fashion 4.18

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S4E18: 
Bark at the Moon
Aired: 
2004

I’ve got pages of Paige to share today (ha)! First she’s in a sky blue, which has got to be one of her best colors! Also she’s got very matte makeup, almost grunge-like eyeshadow, and nice skinny 2000s eyebrows. Oh yeah, and when she realizes Snake might have seen her out in public with Mr. O, she hurriedly dons this pink cowboy hat which I LOVE! Then she’s in class in a dusty pink top which has some ruffle detail. Actually, this might be better describes as a “tunic” because this thing is long, going down past her hips. I hated that era of clothing, the whole “is this a shirt of a dress?” thing. Ugh. She also wears a messenger bag and flare jeans. And this is the outfit that she wears while fighting Manny. I hate that such an iconic moment lasted like 7 seconds and was never spoken of again. When Paige stalks Mr. O and finds his apartment, she wears a burgundy 3/4 sleeve graphic tee. We get a work uniform moment as well… and finally, a peachy paisley blouse with cuffed flare jeans and stilettos.

Ellie Nash Fashion 4.17

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S4E17: 
Queen of Hearts
Aired: 
2005

An Ellie episode! She’s out here living on her own, in Sean’s old apartment. First she’s seen in a black tee with a skull graphic on it. Then we get to see her a full fit – those awesome black wedge boots, fishnet tights, a black skirt, a grey tee over a mesh long sleeve, and a chain necklace. Pretty simple but very cute. We also get to see her Emily the Strange bag up close! The next ensemble is a black zip up hoodie, skull arm bands, and a camo/cargo looking skirt. For the house party that night, she keeps the arm bands and adds clips to her hair. And for the final look, we can’t really see it well but it seems to just be a black long sleeve shirt. I cannot believe Ellie wants to move back in with her mom.

Manny Santos Fashion 4.12

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S4E12: 
Voices Carry Part 2
Aired: 
2004

Manny wears this tight tank with diagonal striping, and a short ruffly skirt. Oh yeah, check out those chunky wedge flip flops – that’s a mega 2000s moment right there!

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.

Rick Murray Fashion 4.7

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S4E7: 
Time Stands Still, Part 1
Aired: 
2004

Yeouch, what a post to come back from vacation with. Sooo yeah, this is Rick before the world is changed forever. First he’s wearing a freaking beret – you may know how I feel about those – with a messenger bag and just a lot of grey. Again, STILL don’t know why he came back to Degrassi all hunky dory, and DO NOT know why he’s smiling right now. The fact he keeps crawling back to each new day thinking things are going to go differently astounds me. Next he’s in a tan shirt over a brown long sleeve and khakis. Hard to imagine he’s about to break.

Okay, and you know what? My fashion commentary is actually appropriate here because this suit, makes me feel. I don’t know WHAT it is about him getting dressed by his mommy in this oversized, clunky, boxy navy suit that makes me want to cry. No one else is dressing up for trivia night – but this is super important to Rick so he’s dressing for it like it’s freaking church. But, he doesn’t fit well into the suit. He doesn’t really have a sense of style. The suit is like, not cute – if I recall, no one would be wearing a navy suit about this time period. But, this was his dad’s suit so it’s extra special. Damn, which makes it hurt even more when the suit gets covered with paint. But let me back track and just say, when someone dresses up for anything, I just feel kind of sad. It’s their way of wearing on the outside how they feel about something on the inside. And aside from all of Rick’s problems, both in his brain and with his social existence, he was excited about trivia and put on this giant dorky suit expecting the best. Maybe that’s why dressing up gets me – they’re expecting the best, ya know? Dressing up looks like hope, like confidence. And to see it all come crashing down, is a little sad on almost anyone. I empathize with Rick, a LITTLE, but don’t excuse anything of course.

Paige Michalchuk Fashion 4.7

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S4E7: 
Time Stands Still, Part 1
Aired: 
2004

Paige wears a mauve spaghetti strap top with jeans and a messenger bag.

Rick Murray Fashion

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S4E6: 
Islands in the Stream
Aired: 
2004

I must admit, Rick sure is hopeful. Or is a better word shameless? He’s going around really thinking he can get girls to kiss him. Um, Rick, have you not… READ THE ROOM!? He is wearing his classic look – the glasses, the messenger bag, the open shirt over a tee shirt, and the baggy pants.

Rick Murray

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S4E4: 
Mercy Street
Aired: 
2004

Oh, lame. I forgot we have to talk about Rick before we’re done with this episode. I have so many mixed feelings here. But what I will say is that 1) Rick should NOT be here, and 2) there is no reason why Rick would “like it at Degrassi”. The end.

His first fit is seen briefly, a checkered shirt open over a tee. Then, he enters school and has the audacity to say hey to all his old buddies. Oof. Gotta admit, he was ballsy. He really tried to play all this off, didn’t he? Relocate yourself Rick. Anyway, he wears these Airwalk-looking shoes, casual khakis, and an open plaid shirt over a tee. Also a messenger bag. Also his flowing hair and his round glasses.

Next he goes to The Dot and KEEPS saying hi to all the people who hate him, and he wears more of the same but with a grandfatherly zip up cardigan. He proceeds to get his glasses smashed and his gut punched, and returns to school in, well, more of the same again. Except for some substitute glasses from the 6th grade.

Dylan Michalchuk Fashion 3.19

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S3E19: 
It’s Raining Men
Aired: 
2004

Dylan is just walking around being an effortless gay sex symbol in this ringer tee and jeans, a messenger bag draped over him. For his lesson – oops I mean, date, with Marco, he wears a grey long sleeve featuring a horizontal chest stripe, jeans, and a leather jacket. He’s lastly seen at The Dot in a zip up hoodie.