Category Archives: Trend: Three Pigtails

Emma Nelson Fashion 2.16

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S2E16
Message in a Bottle
Aired: 2003

Pictures you can hear. “CHEMistry!” Anyone else? Okay this is an episode starring Sean and Emma, what a waste of energy they put into this insufferable relationship. Emma is definitely getting older, you can see she’s looking a bit less childish lately. First she’s wearing a red zip up hoodie, jeans, and her cross body bag. With a little glass necklace that’s probably a dolphin or something. She’s seen the next day wearing what seems to be the exact same thing, but the hoodie is unzipped to reveal a pinkish tee. Then we are at dinner at Spike’s house. Emma is wearing a dark maroon long sleeve tee and the room is like, dimly and romantically lit. Weird. As things usually go with Sean, she has to have a wardrobe change. She comes downstairs in a black v-neck tee, grey zip up hoodie, AWESOME black and white tie-dye pants, to find that Sean escaped. Oh right, I had to get the back of her hair. THREE GD PIGTAILS. Please stop. Does this ever end. So yeah, disaster ensues, but we aren’t here to talk about the storyline. We’re back at school now and Emma is sporting the world-famous Dolphin Pants again. They’re paired with a blue 3/4 sleeve v-neck shirt and her cross body bag, and lots of pleading with Sean. Whatever dude. I took as many pairs of the dolphin pants as I could. Enjoy!

Ellie Nash Fashion 2.15

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S2E15
Hot for Teacher
Aired: 2003

This is a very important post. Why? Because Ellie has three pigtails. Three pigtails is one of Degrassi’s greatest silent shames. I’m surprised how many times I’ve seen this happening. One of my mom’s favorite stories to tell is about the time I asked for 3 pigtails to go to kindergarten. Because it’s absurd and hilarious. And for some reason, these 2000s city kids have made the absurd and hilarious choice to wear 3 pigtails. Aside from that, Ellie has done some interesting combinations today. As I say, I love her in red. So I’m glad to see her in this red bell-sleeve top, under a cropped black tank, loaded with jewelry, and wearing a floral skirt and her large grommet belt. It’s definitely a look. Okay and I joke about the 3 pigtails. She actually pulls it off.

Manny Santos Fashion 2.14

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S2E14
Careless Whisper
Aired: 2003

Manny is looking super smug, watching Toby decorate Kendra’s locker, knowing it will do more harm than good. But really, how smug can you be with at least 3 childish pigtails and multiple little-girl hair ties?

Manny Santos Fashion 2.8

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S2E8
Shout, Part 2
Aired: 2002

Manny is rocking 3 or 4 pigtail braids, and a summer sunflower tank. Then she wears an orange tank with a jean skirt, just, you know, doing sidekick stuff.

Ellie Nash Fashion 2.5

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S2E5
Weird Science
Aired: 2002

Heck yeah, Ellie is back!! I really love when her looks are accented with purples or reds. And for only our second Ellie post ever, this one of these ‘fits is quite the legendary one imo. But let’s start from the beginning. You may recall that Jimmy has actually had a thing for El’ since the beginning. Here he is begging for her digits. She’s wearing a pleated denim miniskirt, with one of those double-row grommet belts, and a pale pink polo over a black mesh long sleeve and under a black tank. It’s such a look. And she’s Emma Nelson’s close contender in the triple-pigtail contest – she’s even adorned her ‘tails with braids and crimped and colored pieces. She wears bright purple eyeshadow, berry lip gloss, and carries a naked guitar on her back. Okay that’s normal. As you’ll see, the writers make Ellie a consistent dabbler in music throughout  her run on the show but she’s never known to stick to it. I guess I can’t really talk either though.

Next, this. Oh, this. This ensemble is captivating yet confusing, cool yet code-violating. I’m talking about, the shirt with blood dribbled down the front. Yes, this is some kind of, slightly-athletic looking white tank, with horizontal black stripes, and, blood splattered right down the sternum. Well, fake blood, but still, I can’t imagine it’s meant to simulate anything else. She’s paired it it with an awesome large print plaid skirt, and over what looks like black pants. As is tradition, every Degrassi student wears the same hairdo two days in a row, so she’s got the same hair we’ve already discussed. She’s handing Spinner her number as he employs the binder boner shield to receive it.

About this outfit. I can tell you right now I’d barely get through the door at my high school before they would send me right back home. I’ve been persecuted all my life for my clothes at school and I never wore fake blood on my shirt. That’s a whole new level. Especially in this world of so much school violence, I don’t see how this could ever fly. It’s also like, what is this shirt saying? Like, did you get a nosebleed? Did you have a little exorcist moment and vomit up some blood? Did you get stabbed in the heart? Or did you spill some ketchup? What’s the story with this blood supposed to be? What’s the message? I’m all for it, okay, like, I support you Ellie. But I’m still curious.

Emma Nelson Fashion 1.6

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S1E6: 
The Mating Game
Aired: 
2001

 

The contrast between grade 7 and grade 8 is amazing. While Ashley is ready to go to pound town with Jimmy, Emma is still sporting pigtails and dolphin pants. THREE pigtails to be exact. Anyway, let’s start from the beginning here. First, Emma in a yellow and orange tie-dye tee. THEN is the three pigtails, the best thing ever, and her famous famous dolphin pants. In case you didn’t know already, these dolphin pants are legendary, iconic, one of Degrassi’s most famous garments. She wears a plain blue shirt so as not to distract from the pants themselves. Then, she wears three pigtails AGAIN, with jeans, a jean jacket, and a peachy tee. One time, I wore three pigtails. I think I was in kindergarten. My mom recalls the story. She said one day I woke up for school and insisted on three pigtails; nothing else would do. So, I feel ya, Emma. It’s a look.