This whole us vs. Rick storyline is interesting because you don’t really know who the main force is here. I mean Emma seems to be the focus of this episode but she very quickly backs out of the war. Paige seems to be another focus, though we’ll understand she’s not the most aggressive in the bunch, she’s just the most affected perhaps.
On to the fashion – Paige is known to adventurously take on some of the strangest silhouettes of the 2000s. This first shirt is like, a pink cowl neck that hangs all the way down to the bellybutton. Shoutout to the casual khakis! Next is a pink ruffly blouse that ties at the waist. Also enjoy this pink holo messenger bag. Her hair has product piled on which adds a lot of texture – I don’t hate it. And her pants are kinda wide-legged, as they were back then. The next shirt – that green shirt. Wow, or is it a tunic? Regardless, it’s weird. It’s ruched and tight and baggy and short and long, everything all at once. Sadly it looks like something I would have worn, maybe to the bar in college. She also has a thick chain necklace and her signature “P” necklace. And the last outfit is an elasticized, peachy floral top that we only see in passing as Paige intentionally ignores Emma.
Paige is looking for a job to pay back Spinner after she wrecked his car. She’s wearing kelly green, which is very different for her! This shirt has that very 2000s silhoutte – big in the sleeves and shoulders and then tight fitting around the hips. What even was that? I definitely wore that style as well. Anyway, it’s hanging off one shoulder and exposing the bra strap – cue “exposed bra strap” tag here on the blog. I also wanted to mention that tiny 2000s purse. Did anyone else carry around a purse AND a school bag like Paige? I totally did. Her hair has been textured and styled really nicely lately. I dig it. And the final outfit is her spirit squad uniform.
DTNG FASHION S3E18: Rock ‘n’ Roll High School Aired: 2004
Here’s the collection of random shots and group shots from this episode. We see some baggy pants, chunky shoes, sparkly chains, horizontal stripes, scrunched hair, zip up hoodies, and Hell Hath No Fury in all their glory. Also this announcer guy at the mic, I don’t know who he is but I feel like he’s some kind of a famous athlete, like a basketball player.
Sydney! My queen! She’s first running this tree-trimming party and wearing a horizontally-striped sweater. Then she heads to a work party in this gorgeous red one-shoulder dress, topped with a fur-lined coat. Then she comes to Caitlin’s office in a minty vest. And finally she’s seen in a black holiday dress and sparkly jewelry. It’s kind of sad to see the concern on her face throughout all these shots. She knows.
DTNG FASHION S3E10:Never Gonna Give You Up Aired: 2003
First Manny is briefly seen in a pink tracksuit, but the real fashion focus this episode is this tropical, pink and yellow, one-shoulder shirt. I love this, such a 2000s vibe! She wears it with, what I’m going to classify as “casual khakis” though they could be dress pants. Regardless, this is still more examples of the kids casually wearing more dressy pants!
So this is Chris’s girlfriend Melanda, who up until this day I thought was spelled “Malanda”. Anyway, apparently she’s a total b-word from the looks and sounds of it. But hey, Chris is awfully friendly to any girl that walks by. She’s wearing a red one-shoulder dress (or top) and has her hair pulled half back. Sorry for everything, Melanda.