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?
Manny is glad to be the one not suffering sexual consequences for once. First she’s wearing this awesome pink velour track suit, low as it can go, with hoop earrings. Then she’s in this cute Asian-inspired top while she screams gonorrhea. We also get to see her in a couple of costumes from the play. I wish they’d gone ahead and made a special episode where they showed the play in full!
Manny is still in her like, eternal walk of shame era. First she’s in a velour pink sweatsuit, complete with sunglasses on her head deep into the night. We also see her in cheer practice for a bit. And finally, she wears her patchwork fur jacket with some casual khakis.
Manny is first seen in an athletic-inspired boat neck skin tight tee. Then, she’s looking like a queen in this pink velour track suit, a fuzzy pink hat, hoop earrings, and her tiny shades tucked into her pants.
S2E11: Don’t Believe the Hype Aired: 2002
This is a very important moment here. Emma’s dolphin pants, perhaps one of the most famous garments of the entire Degrassi universe, are making an appearance. These are amazing flared pants with extravagant dolphins down each leg. Of course we don’t get a good look at them, but I tried my best. She pairs them with a dark and light blue polo-style tank. Oh yeah, and I grabbed one more pic of her in a tan velour zip up hoodie with jeans and her classic cross-body bag.
We are still exploring awkward adolescence through the eyes of Emma, with minor assistance from Manny. This is the episode where Emma goes on a date with Sean. Man these were hard times. I mean, I wasn’t exactly allowed to go on DATES at age 12 myself but, ya know, my parents would like drive me to the school dance where I had a “date” with an equally shy and awkward boy. My god. The little photo they take before the date – so relatable. I’m in pain. So these pictures are out of order in the post, but first we have Emma in a nice 3/4 sleeve top and khakis. We don’t really like, wear khakis recreationally anymore do we? I don’t think anyone just puts on khakis to go with their outfits these days. Correct me if I’m wrong. I remember wearing them and I remember them really not being the most comfortable or practical. Her hair is crimped AND curled under and the wears a plastic chunky watch. Oh yeah and she has a reddish zip up hoodie too. Then we have a couple of shots of her in her dorky little gym outfit. Ugh, we all deserve an award for surviving junior high. Then it’s time for the date! Looks like she fluffed up her hair a bit to get ready. And as you may remember, we get two outfits because a bird shat on her first one. First is the blue shirt with black zip up sweater. Then she switches to a red shirt and overalls. Like, I don’t know why she’s worried about her outfit, because she just looks like she’s ready for her first day of kindergarten, definitely not gonna be seducing anyone tonight. And lastly, she gazes at Sean in her tan velour zip up and STILL crimped hair.