The adults don't exactly bring their fashion A-game this episode. In fact, as far as I'm concerned, the only adult who really brought it was ... are you ready?
Seriously. This man knows how to put a look together. Sure, it seems as if he's just wearing a lot of tweed, but 1) it's really hard to coordinate tweeds and 2) he's wearing an awesome tie.
Honestly, this might be outfit of the episode as far as I'm concerned. "Maybe it's just a fluke," you might think. Well, Principal Figgins sees your challenge and raises you ...
Bam. Checked jacket, brown plaid sweater vest, and a brownish-red tie. These are levels of pattern-mixing achieved only by the truly fashionable. Chuck Bass would approve.
If only his teachers would pick up some of that flair. Shelby's wardrobe has been underwhelming (and poorly lit), and Will hasn't changed his look in three years.
Ooh. A blue oxford with a coordinating (and ugly) blue plaid tie. I'm getting chills. Perhaps Will should spend less time being indignant when in Figgins' office, and more time asking for style tips. I mean, really, Will?
You're going to wrap up the episode in a denim tuxedo? Come on, it's like you're not even trying anymore.
Trying for perhaps the first time, however, is Burt.
Sure, he can't be bothered to sit upright, but that's part of his charm! I'm particularly a fan of the Blue Steel look he's working. Elect him and he will build a Center for Children Who Can't Read Good. His opponent Sue had better step up her game.
This episode featured multiple track suit wardrobe changes, but I've only selected a few - her standard reds just don't thrill me. These, however ...
Sue, observing her newest opponent, wears a youthful baby blue.
Sue celebrates her triumph over musical theater with a regal purple.
Sue ups the stakes at Breadstix in this saucy purple and green number. Love it.
We transition from the aged members of the cast to the youngest, with the absolutely adorable Beth.
I mean, come on. She is freaking darling. I just want to dress her up and tickle her and squish her cheeks. This is the cutest baby ever.
She's also particularly well-dressed, which brings up a larger issue: I have decided that Shelby is a sociopath at best, pure evil at worst. Going with this whole "I gave up my baby" story that they've switched to (rather than Shelby being a paid egg donor): Shelby turns her daughter over to her new dads without ever confirming that they have any sense of style, leaving her to grow up wearing sweaters with animals on them. Given how well Beth is dressed, this is downright neglectful.
Then, Shelby then comes into town 15 years later, finds Rachel by manipulating her with a fake boyfriend, connects with her then skips town - with a new baby to love more - only to return to town with no warning, so she can coach a rival glee club at Rachel's school, and potentially dash her daughter's hopes of ever winning Nationals. Oh, and she hooks up with her daughter's cougar-loving ex.
Evil. Pure evil. With excellent taste in baby clothes.