Category Archives: Trend: The Unfinished Ponytail

Miscellaneous Fashion 3.3

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S3E3:
 U Got the Look
Aired: 2003

Time for the random catch-all post! First we have a gal sporting highlighted hair, a 3/4 sleeve tee, and a blue mini skirt. And, also, a weird neck scarf. Sully’s type, apparently. Then, a super cool girl on a scooter with an unfinished ponytail, hoop earrings, and flare pants. And finally, just a couple of group shots of boys ogling Manny.

Miscellaneous Fashion 2.18

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S2E18
Dressed in Black
Aired: 2003

This drugstore cashier is the perfect 2000s hot girl. She wears her work vest over some kind of sleeveless plaid shirt. And the most important item is her “unfinished ponytail” as I love to call it – and better yet – it’s moussed down. Ha, it’s classic. I remember in those days, your ponytail could not have “bumps” in it – it had to be SLICKED down. AND we hated frizz, preferred sleek – hence that mousse. Oh, and I had to catch a screenshot of her coworker cringing about JT hitting on her. And finally, we have a group shot of skit classs in all their baggy glory.

Terri MacGregor Fashion 2.5

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S2E5
Weird Science
Aired: 2002

Terri looks beautiful in blue! She’s wearing her hair half up in an unfinished ponytail, hoop earrings, and  blue button down open over a tee.

Paige Michalchuk Fashion 1.15

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S1E15: 
Jagged Little Pill
Aired: 
2002

Gag me with a spoon! Once again Paige is wearing the same hair on 2 different days – a nice unfinished ponytail with face-framing tendrils. First she’s in a fuzzy mauve sweater with bell sleeves and purple headband. Next a crocheted headband, and a red cropped tee that says “I ❤ to make boys cry”. That’s a 2000s moment if I ever saw one. And there she goes, provoking Ashley to do something cool for once – and it backfires big time.

Terri MacGregor Fashion 1.14

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S1E14: 
Under Pressure
Aired: 
2002

Terri’s the only one who shows concern for Kwan, wearing a high unfinished pony, a headband, a purple long sleeve, and a hooded zip up vest. Then – SAME IRL DAY BECAUSE SAME HAIR – she wears a deep purple ribbed turtleneck. And then, pajama pants for all i know, with a hoodie and jacket.

Minor Character Fashion 1.9

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S1E9: 
Coming of Age
Aired: 
2001

So here are some minor random characters and other miscellaneous shots. First is these people from the soap opera PMSing Emma is crying along with. This dude, his hair looks like, the hair satan would have. His lady friend has nice overplucked eyebrows and frosty eyeshadow. Then is this freaky pedophile at the mall, wearing a suit with a very outdated tie. But I gotta say, he was cast really well because he’s creepy as hell. Then I just took this shot of randos on the front steps to demonstrate more of the baggy clothing motif. I definitely did not see this many vests when I was in school during this time, but oh right, that’s because it doesn’t get cold here. And finally I threw in this girl with another unfinished ponytail.

Terri MacGregor Fashion 1.8

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S1E8: 
Secrets and Lies
Aired: 
2001

First Terri is showing off her heirloom locket. She’s wearing what looks like a black polo. Then, after floor hockey, she’s covered up as much as possible, in a hoodie and basketball shorts. Then, we see her in a sleeveless hoodie. She sports the unfinished ponytail hairstyle throughout.

Terri MacGregor Fashion 1.7

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S1E7: 
Basketball Diaries
Aired: 
2001

 

Oh, the 2000s were rough. Anyone else fall victim to these striped polos? What was going on? Terri completes her striped-3/4 length-polo-look with a tee underneath and an unfinished ponytail.

Terri MacGregor Fashion 1.5

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S1E5: 
Parents Day
Aired: 
2001

Terri is being so kind and patient while her self-absorbed friends are rattling on about being discovered for how talented and hot they are. So first, she’s just wearing a tank, zip up hoodie, and that unfinished ponytail. For parents day itself, she’s wearing a tank, a button down open over the top, and her hair is in this twisty half-up style but then it’s actually completely up because another scrunchie is added to the bottom. Dang, how do you describe that? And as you may recall, Toby’s mom the talent agent discovers TERRI because Terri is hot and humble.

Terri MacGregor Fashion 1.4

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S1E4: 
Eye of the Beholder
Aired: 
2001

Our first episode starring Terri! Often dressing for comfort, she starts off with a white tee, blue zip up hoodie, a ponytail, and a necklace with earrings. And… wait… pajama pants? Okay so here we have Terri wearing pajama pants to school. Yes, yes, I remember this horror. I’ve pretty much always been a little shocked and put off by this since I first saw it in about 2002.

But I do want to take a moment to talk about wearing pajama pants in public. It used to be a thing, I suppose. However, obviously in high school it was banned. I think because you could easily pull them off, and everyone knows that high schoolers are only wanting to pull each other’s clothes off. Everyone could not wait to get to college because the rumor was, you can wear pajamas to class. Hell yeah! Let me state that I was never the type who longed to wear my pajamas to school. But once I got to college, I joined a sorority that also had a rule where you couldn’t wear pajamas to class. Foiled again. But the 2000s have since passed. And to be honest, I’m not even sure if people still wear pajama pants like this even in their own home anymore? Anyway, the battle for public pajamas has ended. Because we have since found a compromise – leggings or similar workout clothes in public. They’re comfortable, and if anyone asks, you ‘just came from the gym’!

But here we are, and Terri did not just come from the gym. She took the time to fix her hair, put in jewelry, but not to put on pants. And that’s just the truth.

Moving on, Paige and Ashley hot Terri up for the dance. She wears a black spaghetti strap top, a pastel piano recital chiffon pencil skirt, and platform mules, which are necessary to create a sturdy foundation for drunken legs. Her hair is also in a twisty formation. What would you call this? Similar to cornrows, but twists. Anyway, we all agree she looks fine as hell. And she gets down at the dance. However, like Stephanie Kaye, the crazy dance puts her down for the count.

The final image is reminiscent to the walk of shame. She’s back in pajamas again. Haha just kidding, all I can see is a grey zip up hoodie, and regret. And that freaking unfinished ponytail. What is it with the 2000s and wearing no color, all pajamas, and sloppy hair?