Tag Archives: Manuela Santos

Manny Santos Fashion 4.1

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S4E1: 
Ghost in the Machine
Aired: 
2004

Manny is looking fly like… I don’t even know, a Y2K pop star or something? In this striped shirt layered over a white tank, bubbly earrings, and that PINK HAT omg. What is this, a pink fedora?!

Manny Santos Fashion 3.22

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S3E22: 
The Power of Love
Aired: 
2004

Wow, Manny hardly ever wears red! She looks super pretty at the dance. Oh yeah, this is the long-awaited dance date with JT. Even though he was a little jerk about it.

Manny Santos Fashion 3.21

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S3E21: 
Our House
Aired: 
2004

This is just downtrodden Manny being constantly pursued by and disappointed in JT. It’s kinda sad that we don’t actually get to SEE if anyone is harassing her about her pregnancy or subsequent abortion. This was to coddle the US audience I’m sure, but I wonder if anyone really would have bullied or shamed her? What kind of things might be said in the halls? First she wears this Asian-inspired blouse with a zip-up short sleeve hoodie which is kinda hilarious but also really realistic in that our outfits back then really weren’t very put-together. Next she’s seen in like a racing jacket of some kind. The next shirt is a floral ruffly bell sleeve blouse which is super cute. And finally, the famous patchwork fur jacket with casual khakis. Manny wears her hair in a resigned low bun throughout, symbolizing her shame and penance.

Manny Santos Fashion 3.14

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S3E14: 
Accidents Will Happen Part 1
Aired: 
2004

Manny is the star of the show today. She’s also the star of the gymnastics team. So we get several shots of the practice leotards, tracksuit, and also the fancy meet leotard. But on to her regular clothes – first we get a classic Manny look – an asymmetrical off-the-shoulder top featuring a tropical landscape. The exposed bra strap and newsboy hat are very nice touches. But things go downhill from there. And like Stephanie Kaye, we can see that as Manny begins to feel more downtrodden, her wardrobe tends to reflect that. So her hair is just worn in a plain low ponytail, minimal accessories, and a brown shirt. Then she’s running in athletic clothes and a zipup hoodie (love that scene!). And then, she waits for Craig in again, not the typical Manny attire.

Manny Santos Fashion 3.10

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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!

Manny Santos Fashion 3.8

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S3E8:
 Whisper to a Scream
Aired: 2003

Ah, this is a great Manny outfit. A sexy velour tracksuit, square hoop earrings, and one of these newsboy hats.

Manny Santos Fashion 3.5

DTNG FASHION
S3E5:
 Pride, Part 2
Aired: 2003

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.

Manny Santos Fashion 3.4

DTNG FASHION
S3E4:
 Pride
Aired: 2003

Manny is being extra sassy, trying to raise funds for Spirit Squad. You know, when I first saw Season 3, back when it first aired here, I was certain Manny’s style was going to go back to how it was before. I thought the umm… “mature” look was going to be just a phase. And I was shocked to see that it wasn’t; also shocked to see there was no consequence. Cool! Anyway, you can’t really see what she’s wearing here but you can still tell, she’s not going back to baby tees and pigtails.

Manny Santos Fashion 3.3

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S3E3:
 U Got the Look
Aired: 2003

I CANNOT believe we’re actually here. Manny’s transformation. Manny’s thong. And here we are, a fashion, blog, journeying since 1987, to get here. And here we are. Manny has always been so sweet, innocent, childlike, with pigtails, as long as we’ve known her. But now, following in the footsteps of Stephanie Kaye, she has decided to change her style. She wants to be hot. So first we see her in her spirit squad outfit, being totally overlooked by the man of her dreams, Sketchy Sully.

So the next day, she’s wearing a huge hoodie walking to school, only to reveal a sexy velour tracksuit underneath. Not just any track suit – it’s a tube top complete with low-rise bottoms, in a fresh baby blue. She lets her hair down and immediately everyone is gawking. Later at the mall, we see the full fit which includes a matching jacket and bucket hat and white shoes. I love the look of “excessive color” as my high school called it. My high school banned “excessive color” because it was a “gang symbol”. Oh yeah, and her chain necklace says “VEGAS”. But anyway, now Manny decides she needs a thong, by holding it up to her face.

AND HERE WE ARE! Manny’s bright blue, bedazzled thong, busting out of super-low rise jeans, completely exposed under her blue bell-sleeve cropped shirt. In order to show off even more skin, she lets the top droop off her shoulders, and her bra straps follow suit. Hey eyeshadow is frosty, her hoops are huge, and her hat is suede. Also, that criss-cross tie up the front of the shirt was definitely a trend back then (it’s also made a minor comeback recently). Long story short, the whole school is suddenly in love with her, and she gets apprehended due to her “visible underwear”.

Cue next day. Manny is hiding under a huge jacket again to reveal, NO MORE VISIBLE UNDERWEAR. Because she’s not wearing underwear with those super-low-rise jeans today. She also wears an extremely cropped shirt that says “the most beautiful girl in the world” and a floral, cropped, zip-up short sleeve hoodie. It’s truly a look. She’s last seen at the Dot, and she’s added this pink hat which really completes the ‘fit.

Wow, we did it – we reviewed Manny’s style shift! Honestly I love it. Plus, think about this. This really shows a person’s power of transformation. it’s all about context. you never know what’s hiding under their overalls and pigtails. I mean, just think about Tessa Campanelli! I say all this not to sound creepy, but to say that people can go from 0 to 10, depending on what kind of clothes they have, how they carry themselves, how they position themselves, how they’re feeling that day. We are fluid and flexible creatures, we are masters of illusion and manipulation of appearances. We are an art!

Manny Santos Fashion 3.1

DTNG FASHION
S3E1
Father Figure Part 1
Aired: 2003

All I’ve got is this closeup of Manny but we can make out this striped orange sleeveless button up, and we can see that her hair is pulled half-back.