Pimped-Out Dress

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And nothing fits a Crown Princess like an ermine dress and cape, except for bejeweled ermine.


Etoile: I have to get fitted for my custom dress... It cost me 1 million Inotium, you know.

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In a nutshell, a dress made with a whole bunch of fancy trimmings, and/or materials, just to make it look pretty.

This has long been Truth in Television, and wearing such a dress in Real Life serves two simultaneous purposes.

  • To clearly show the wealth and/or social status of the lady wearing it.
  • To make the lady wearing it look good.

In fiction, there are also two simultaneous purposes.

Now the exact form of the dress doesn't matter. It can apply to grand, sweeping gowns, or mini dresses. What matters is the heavy use of fancy materials or decorations (which can be expensive, even today).

Gown Pimping Options

Admittedly, there is no real objective line between this and a regular evening dress, so it's more a manner of how obvious it is the dress is pimped out. Say a lady has an evening dress with a fancy design embroidered onto a small part of the skirt. Fancy and stylish, but it's not that obvious, even when you see the skirt. So it wouldn't be this kind of dress. If most or all of the dress was instead almost covered in embroidered designs, it would be this trope.

Sometimes a character with a Clothes Make the Legend dress uses this trope to make her dress fancier, while still keeping its iconic look.

This trope might apply to guy's clothes (as in they aren't crossdressing), but in fiction, this type of outfit is reserved for either known historical uses, based off those uses, or else characters who are outright fops.

This will show up more often when combined with Princesses, especially Princess Classic.

A Sub-Trope of Costume Porn and Impractically Fancy Outfit.

A Super-Trope to:

Sister Tropes include:

Compare Pimped-Out Car.

Contrast Modest Royalty, Real Women Don't Wear Dresses.

Examples of Pimped-Out Dress include:


Anime and Manga[edit | hide | hide all]

  • Rose of Versailles was loaded with fancy dresses.
    • Marie Antoinette of course got the most dresses, with perhaps the standout dress being one that is not only trimmed with ermine, but the ermine itself is decorated with diamonds (same with the ermine on the cape). And at least in the manga, she wore a nearly identical dress for her husband's coronation (the difference were a frilled neckline, different hairstyle, and a jeweled headress instead of a little hat). They double as a Whole Costume Reference to a Real Life one worn by Marie Leszczynska, the previous queen of France.
    • Madam Du Barry had quite a few herself, showing her favor from the king.
    • Rosalie also got several.
    • And Lady Oscar even wore on to go on a date with Fersen.
  • Le Chevalier d'Eon had a Limited Wardrobe, but those dresses were still grand, and many of the historical characters wear dresses directly see in their actual portraits.
  • The royal family and court of Midland in Berserk.
    • Casca even wore one when the Band of the Hawk was still in good graces with the king.
  • In Slayers, Princesses Amelia and Martina normally wear a practical and slutty outfit respectively, but they do wear grand dresses a couple of times.
  • The dresses in Wedding Peach.
  • Sailor Moon had an episode involving wedding dresses (Sailor Moon Abridged skipped over it, save for the French accent Serena inexplicably had in the dub).
    • There's also Usagi's Go-Go Enslavement gown when Prince Diamond captures her.
    • The dresses all the girls wore in episode 37 for the Princess seminar.
    • All of the senshi have princess dresses in the manga, but Serenity's really takes the cake with a huge train, puffy sleeves, pearls, gold, white, etc.
    • Jupiter once wore a long, black dress, that had a large, red rose embroidered on the skirt.
  • CLAMP loves this trope. If they can't work elaborate outfits into the plot of a manga, they'll add them in Omake and packaging art. Cardcaptor Sakura, Tokyo Babylon, and xxxHoLic have very noticeable uses of this trope.
  • The dresses for the protagonist princesses in Fushigiboshi no Futagohime.
  • Mahou Sensei Negima has Ayaka, who can often be seen wearing absurdly elaborate outfits on normal days. There's also Tsukuyomi, who wears such outfits to sword fights where they'll undoubtedly be torn to shreds. The next time she appears on-screen, she'll invariably have a new one to destroy.
  • Princess Fala/Allura of GoLion/Voltron, has a fancy pink dress.
    • Amue, aka Romelle, has a blue dress that isn't that fancy aside from the pink frills, but her pink Mini-Dress of Power is more pimped out.
  • Code Geass. Almost everyone in the Britannian Royal Family, yes even the Bishonen princes, are prone to this trope. Joining in the pimpin' fun are Kaguya and an unwilling Kallen. No surprise considering it's by CLAMP...
    • Lelouch's outfit after he is crowned Emperor probably qualifies as a male version.
  • The dress in Paradise Kiss. The characters actually spend several volumes making it.
    • Also the main character's dress in one of the previous edition of Yazagaku Fashion Contest in Paradise Kiss' prequel Gokinjo Monogatari.
  • Last Exile has plenty for the upper class, notably Mad-Thane's wife and daughter, and Sophia after she reveals she is the emperor's daughter.
  • The manga Alice Quartett, about four clothing designers who run a boutique together, has them collaborate on a Pimped Out Dress in the first chapter.
  • Shattered Angels has some very fancy and elaborate dresses, even for servants. School uniforms looks very elegant, especially for the boys, and the student council. Then there are the dresses worn by Absolute Angels.
  • Shakugan no Shana has dresses to die for.
    • So does Zero no Tsukaima. Could this be a common thing with J.C. Staff? Take Janettes dress and Henriettas dress in particular.
  • The dolls in Rozen Maiden wear incredibly frilly outfits.
  • Shalott's dress in Air Gear. By the way, that's a guy.
  • Clarice's wedding dress in Lupin III: The Castleof Cagliostro. The current Empress of Japan liked it so much that she had a real-world one made for her wedding dress.
  • Baccano!! Chane received one from Claire. It included custom-made holsters for her knife.
  • Puella Magi Madoka Magica has its titular character dressed this way to the point where she's deemed the most elegant magical girl in all of them.
  • In Interstella 5555, Stella wears one to attend the "Gold Record Awards".
  • In Ranma ½, Ranma is forced to wear several in the "martial arts dining arc".
  • Being a world full of rich people, Ouran High School Host Club has loads of them, whether worn by the girls on special occasions, getting Haruhi to wear one (thus being Recursive Crossdressing), or the boys being Wholesome Crossdressers once.
    • The girls of the Lobelia Academy wear fancy dresses are part of the Zuka club.


Comic Books[edit | hide]


Fanfiction[edit | hide]


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Literature[edit | hide]

  • Esme Squalor in A Series of Unfortunate Events wears a bizarre and disturbing variant—a huge dress that looks like a fire, complete with black lace for smoke, which crackles when she walks.
    • Esme Squalor owns this trope in a twisted way, as she is always wearing something ridiculously pimped out because it is "In," including stiletto heels that are actual stiletto knives.
  • Shows up in Discworld a few times.
    • Princess Keli's Vermine-trimmed dress in Mort.

Whoever had designed the dress didn't known when to stop. They'd put lace over the silk, and trimmed it with black vermine, and strung pearls anywhere that looked bare, and puffed and starched the sleeves and then added silver filigree and then started over with the silk.

    • Esme Weatherwax buys one of these in Maskerade to blend in with an opera crowd.
    • Subverted in City Watch Commander Samuel Vimes (formerly a lowly Night Watch captain, then knighted and later made Duke of Ankh against his will) who goes out of his way to avoid wearing his hated official ducal outfits as much as possible. Given that these consist of a velvet cloak and hat, a red shirt with silly baggy sleeves, tights and puffed shorts, a "tiny shiny breastplate" and a helmet with feathers in it, while Vimes' stubbornly proletarian soul prefers a honest policeman's outfit (leather knee-breeches, leather cloak, sandals or sturdy boots, a dented breastplate and a helmet blessedly free of any silly feathers), the sartorial conflict is preprogrammed.
    • The wizards of Unseen University are the prime offender. They have shown a magpie-like—if magpies were a bunch of fat old nicotine-addicted men in beards—fascination with glittery accessories and tend to pimp out their robes and broadbrimmed pointy hats as much as possible. Or at least the older and more conservative wizards do. There's no use in being important if commoners cannot see how important you are, they argue. A fine example was the sentient Archchancellors' Hat, which had, among other things, a ring of blazing octarine stones affixed all around its rim which gave it "a rich and sinister tastelessness". Even more elaborate are their festive costumes, as seen during formal occasions such as the wizards' procession:

There were a lot of them [wizards] in the hall, in all their glory. And there was nothing finer than a wizard dressed up formally, until someone could find a way of inflating a Bird of Paradise, possibly by using an elastic band and some kind of gas.

      • Even the incompetent Rincewind the Wizzard, in his threadbare moth-eaten red robes and flip-flops, dreams of a new wizarding hat with fresh sequins and "those, you know, like glass chandelier things? Lots of those all round the rim" and its inscription Wizzard spelled with three Zs.
  • Every second or third set of elven clothes in any setting where elves are present and any clothes are described at all. Pretty much all clothes female dark elves wear when not Badass in a Nice Suit.
    • Forgotten Realms novel Silverfall has a fun scene when Qilue in came to the masquerade (for business, not even to show off) in such "[|un-]dress" that everyone just automatically assumed it's a "princess" costume:

Simylra: a lady... and Stripperifficnot ''quite'' naked. She's wearing some black leather straps - here and there, you know.[1] They must bear some powerful spells; her disguise is nearly perfect.
Cathlona: Her disguise?
Simylra: A drow princess. ...Gods, how can anyone compete with that?
Cathlona: (looking for herself) Simmy, either get me a drink - a very large drink - or let me go home...
...
Dumathchess Ilchoas "the Dauntless": ...A woman, did you say? You mean you're not really a drow princess?
Qilue: A drow princess? No...

  • In Kushiel's Legacy, Phedre spends a while waxing lyrical about her dress before every fete, ball, masque or other special occasion. The red and black dress for her first assignation comes to mind, and the gown she wore in Kushiel's Avatar to murder the Mahrkagir with her hair-pin. When she wears a gown with a low back that shows her tattoo, she means business.
  • Alexander Pope, when writing The Rape of the Lock, knew better than to insert lavish descriptions of Belinda's outfits... however, considering that her petticoat alone, with its fifty-sylph guard of honor, is described in terms of which Achilles himself would have been proud, it simply follows that the dress that goes over it is equally sumptuous.
  • Sansa's wedding outfit. Included, partially quoting the Citadel: "a gown of ivory samite and cloth-of-silver, lined with silvery satin, with long dagged sleeves that were almost touching the ground, the bodice slashed almost to the belly, the deep vee covered over with a panel of ornate Myrish lace in dove-grey, long and full skirts and very tight waist; tight slippers of soft grey doeskin; a costly maiden's cloak, meant for a wedding ceremony, made of velvet heavy with pearls, embroidered in silver, and fastened by a silver chain." Even if not the most elaborate gown in the series, it's certainly the most Costume Porn for one.
  • Parodied in a short story wherein a designer makes dresses so elaborate and ridiculous that they completely obscure the woman inside. At the end of the story, the men at a garden party start to notice that the women at the party are weirdly unresponsive, because they are just talking to empty dresses. It turns out that the women are all hanging out inside the house in their underwear..


Live Action TV[edit | hide]


Music[edit | hide]

  • The cover art of almost every one of Enya's albums depicts her wearing this sort of dress; notable examples are The Memory of Trees, Amarantine, And Winter Came, and The Celts. She also wears similarly gorgeous, sumptuous dresses in her music videos, such as "Caribbean Blue", "The Celts", "Only If", and "On My Way Home" (the latter also being an example of Pretty in Mink). Even her more simple dresses are still stunning and elegant, but with her ethereal beauty she could make almost anything look beautiful. (Almost anything. The power business suit for "Anywhere Is"...doesn't really do her justice.)
  • Sharon den Adel of Within Temptation designs and wears these.
  • The nightgown in the video of the Britney Spears song "Lucky".
  • A few dresses in the Martina Mc Bride song "Blessed".
  • The members of ABBA wore fancy 18th century clothes when performing at the wedding festivities of Sweden's King Carl XVI Gustaf in 1976.
  • The Angelspit video for "Sleep Now".
  • Bo A wore a few in the video for "Hurricane Venus".
  • Celine Dion has worn some for her videos, and there is her real life fancy wedding dress.
  • The singers in Hello! Project are given quite a few.
  • Liza Arzamasova wore one when playing Juliet.
  • Roza Rymbaeva has worn one or two.
  • Sarah Brightman wears several for her concerts.
  • Taylor Swift mentions one in a song.
  • The Agonist, Alissa, in "Thank You, Pain".
  • Karen O of Yeah Yeah Yeahs.

Theatre[edit | hide]


Toys[edit | hide]


Video Games[edit | hide]

  • Princess Rozalin's dress in Disgaea 2: Cursed Memories might be the most extravagant out in the Disgaea series (a series not hurting for fancy costumes in the first place). It's loaded with petticoats, flounces, Detached Sleeves, ribbons, pearls, jewels, bows, jewel encrusted bows, gold-laced shoes, wings (which, while not technically part of the costume, are held in a way to resemble the biggest shoulderpads known to man), and a matching pink designer gun.
  • The Fairlions in the Super Robot Wars Original Generation series. Yes, they're Humongous Mecha. But they were made as showpieces for the princess of The Kingdom, and piloted by she and her Badass Gothic Lolita bodyguard. The Angeleg is also similar to this, with added wings, of course.
  • Princess Peach's dress started out pretty simple, but as graphics advanced, it got more pimped out. First was a small overskirt and a brooch over her chest. Now in Super Smash Bros. Brawl, her dress has several layers of overskirts, lace trim, pleats, and gold decorations.
  • Zelda didn't have a defined or even fancy dress in game until The Legend of Zelda Ocarina of Time. Since then, they've always had some of the elements of that dress: a pink-to-purple top half with a gold emblem over the chest, a white-to-rose skirt with a banner showing Hyrule heraldry hanging from a golden belt, and her golden diadem with a massive jewel (always red, except for in The Legend of Zelda Twilight Princess) at the center. She almost always wears Opera Gloves, gold shoulder guards attached to her chest emblem, and occasionally a cape. The younger Zeldas don't wear the big Triforce-shaped earrings that the older Zeldas do. TwilightPrincess Zelda wears two sets of smaller earrings and has the most Gem-Encrusted, pimped out dress of all.
    • The GBA remake of The Legend of Zelda a Link To T He Past also gives her a fancy dress; however, said dress is actually an exact copy of what she wears on the Japanese box art on the original NES release.
    • And also from Twilight Princess, there is Princess Agatha's dress.
    • From Wind Waker, the same dress is worn by Mila until her family loses its fortune, and then by Maggie when her family becomes rich.
  • The Idolmaster has loads of these.
  • A deceptively toned-down example occurs in Final Fantasy X: Yuna's wedding dress had a five-foot-long train that was trimmed and lined with feathers, a pair of feathery wings on the back, and her veil was long enough to reach the ground and extend past her train. She also had a tiara, gloves, and in addition to her actual bouquet, there was another one in the middle of her wings.
    • Lulu's dress, on the other hand, is immediately increased a level by the gigantic black lace, the low-cut fur collar, and three gazillion belts. Ironically, it's easier to pull off than Yuna's wedding dress (what with fur, lace, and even the gajillion belts being easier to find/make than hundreds of pure-white feathers), but a common cosplayer complaint is that they need at least two people to help them walk from the weight of the belt-skirt.
  • Rosa of Final Fantasy IV got a rather extensive upgrade for the DS version - they added even more jewels, a tiara, and a second cape apparently made of lace, as well as lace tights and sleeves.
  • Edea's dress in Final Fantasy VIII.
  • Garnet's grand dress in Final Fantasy IX, as well as Lani's Mini-Dress of Power being pimped out as well.
  • Ashe's wedding dress, as well as her mourning dress, in Final Fantasy XII.
  • Many of the dressspheres in Final Fantasy X-2.
  • The Ice Princess in the Spyro games wears a dress just like one Anne Boleyn wore as a Whole Costume Reference.
  • Touhou features many "monsters" that, to fit its theme, turn into Moe Anthropomorphism forms of the monsters they are supposed to be. In cases like Yamame, who is supposed to be a spider monster, her only (outwardly) monsterous features are in the clothing she wears.
  • Everyone in Magna Carta: Tears of Blood has pimped out dresses taken to the extreme.
  • BlazBlue and Guilty Gear series.
  • The Growlanser games have a lot of these.
  • The communicator dress in Grandia III.
  • Many dresses in Skies of Arcadia.
  • The queen in Battle Chess, whether it's the in-game dress with the ermine-trimmed hem, or the skimpy ermine-trimmed dress on the game covers.
  • Quite a few in the Tales (series) games.
  • In the Soul Series games, a few outfits were like this, such as Amy's dress in IV.
  • Etoile of Rhapsody: A Musical Adventure. She even brags about the cost of one of her dresses.
  • The dresses worn by the princess class in Etrian Odyssey III.
  • Amy's dress as the Lady of the Lake in Sonic and The Black Knight.
  • In Tales of Monkey Island, Elaine Marley-Threepwood gets one when she willingly becomes LeChuck's demon bride in Chapter 5, and she wears it through the remainder of the chapter, even when she reverts to her normal, no longer demonic form. And get this: her black bridal dress comes with a revealing Gem-Encrusted black bustier/corset worn under a see-though sheer black fabric sleeveless blouse (which is probably veiling her Sideboob) with a black sash belt around her waist, a dark gray broomstick skirt and black dress boots at the bottom, along with gem encrusted black Opera Gloves, and an eerie-glowing black tiara. This is made even more sexier when she reverts to normal (and the black crown no longer makes an eerie glow) both during and after Guybrush's battle with LeChuck!
  • Fantina / Melissa wears on in Pokémon Diamond and Pearl.
  • Pimped out dresses (any clothes for that matter) is a staple of Granado Espada.


Visual Novels[edit | hide]

  • Fate/stay night's Saber gets extra points for not only having a Pimped Out Dress, but one that's further pimped out with plate mail. It's to be expected, though: most of the examples here are merely princesses, while Saber is a king. King Arthur, to be precise.
  • Umineko no Naku Koro ni's witches all seem to get this, as well as one or two members of the Ushiromiya family. Beatrice's dress is by far the most elaborate, considering she's one of the main characters.
    • Don't forget Shannon, she has one skirt on top of a miniskirt, a corset, and several buckles. And she's just a servant.
    • Natsuhi in the manga also gets a special mention.


Webcomics[edit | hide]

  • Cherry's ceremonial dress in RPG World. Which as Hero noted, really raised her polygon count (since the comic is about a 3D video game).
  • Drowtales has some pretty elaborate costumes, but the dress worn by the Empress Diva'ratrika (though only seen for one panel and in concept art) is especially fancy. Note that the moon decoration appears to be part of the dress itself. She appears much more in the side story "The Longest Wait", which is actually centered on her, though that version of her outfit is much less fancy.
  • Erika's new dress in strip 1222 is definitely pimped out. It's kind of hard to describe coherently but it certainly gets an impressed reaction from Largo (whose own clothes are rather blinged out as well, complete with hamster and a Nice Hat that looks like he stole it from Girl Genius).
  • Hark! A Vagrant supplies Elizabeth I with a bigger neck ruff.
  • Girl Genius occasionally is having fun with this, especially in Side-Story Bonus Art - after all, Victorian style is the perfect excuse to draw cool clothes.
    • Agatha's Cinderella dress in is covered in clockwork, it even has a Big Red Button on the back. According to bonus-to-bonus paper doll page:

Royal Ball Gown - carefully designed for those evenings when madam wants to dress to kill - but neglected to pack that spare death ray!
This elegant garment is guaranteed structurally sound and yet gravity-defying - with over twenty-seven points of articulation to permit and facilitate any and all legal dance moves!


Web Original[edit | hide]


Western Animation[edit | hide]

  • The Disney Princesses have a fair amount. Their many fancy dresses could fill out this trope by themselves, but in their merchandising, the dresses are fancied up even further. A few sets trim the dresses with fur. Another set turns all the dresses gold. Another trims all the dresses with jewels (and that actually comes in two varieties: a set with them just wearing the dresses, and a set with them wearing the dresses and Ermine Capes).
    • Cinderella is an unusual example of actually showing the pimping-out process, featuring a scene in which her animal friends pimp out her ball gown. Although her iconic dress was instead made with magic sparkles.
    • In Sleeping Beauty, the fairies make one with their magic, but they end up fighting over the color, and the ensuing flashy light war gave away where they were hiding.
    • Disney made quite a few paper doll books based on their princesses with outfits they didn't wear in the movie. Even Pocahontas, with her modest wardrobe got a paper doll book with outfits of the Braids, Beads, and Buckskins variety. Made before the direct-to-video sequal, but had a page that said "Later in life, Pocahontas went to London. These are some dresses she would've worn." It showed a couple of dresses in the fashion of that era.
    • The Princess and the Frog has a number of old-fashioned ones, though they are all either explicitly costumes or magically conjured. Tiana does wear a fancy conventional wedding dress and evening gown at the end.
    • Princess Kida of Atlantis from Atlantis: The Lost Empire is a notable exception to this trend, as well as to the official Disney Princess line-up, for the sole reason that the movie she was in sunk at the box office.
    • Princess Jasmine from Aladdin has a few outfits that fits this trope, all of them cheerfully combining it with Bare Your Midriff.
    • Belle's gold dress in Beauty and the Beast and the holiday dress in Beauty and the Beast: The Enchanted Christmas.
      • In a Shout-Out to Beauty and the Beast, one episode of Gargoyles had Elisa Maza wear Belle's golden ballgown on Halloween while Goliath wore Beast's dress suit.
    • Ariel gets a few in The Little Mermaid: The pink luncheon dress, her wedding dress, and her dresses in the sequel.
  • In the tradition of Disney, Don Bluth's movie Anastasia includes not one, but three pimped out dresses - a gorgeous, pale yellow dress with a blue sash and strings of pearls, (and an Imperial Russian tiara, bien sur), which Anya dreams up during "Once Upon a December;" the very simple, dark blue strapless dress that she wears at the Parisien Opera (the train, however, certainly gives this dress its due of sparkles); and the dress that she wears during the celebration her Grandmama holds.
  • Yzma sports villainous versions of this trope in The Emperors New Groove. At one point, the huge ribbed wing/collar... thing.. attached to her current outfit falls off, and she hastily pushes it out of sight.
  • In Kim Possible: So the Drama, Kim is seen wearing a mildly pimped-out prom dress, which gets charred by a Diablo's laser beams, prompting her to shout, "Do you know how much babysitting I had to do to buy this dress?"
  • Daria has a few, some in the show, but most in the credits pictures.
    • Quinn's middle ages dress in "Fair Enough".
    • Erin's wedding dress in "I Don't".
  • A number of dresses show up in American Dad, for various reasons.
  • Rarity from My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic is a fashion designer with a penchant for creating these. Yes, even though she (and most of the rest of the cast) are talking horses who don't normally wear clothes.
  • Cinderella in Happily N'Ever After get's a Pink Means Feminine dress.
  • The Queen and Princess of Heart in The Care Bears Adventure in Wonderland have some fancy dresses, some with heart motifs.


Real Life[edit | hide]

  • A bunch of Real Life examples can be seen in this set of pics.
  • Indie clothing designer Skin.Graft has copious amounts of fancy (and Goth) as one of its hooks. Just check out their wedding gowns.
  • Just about any coronation dress by default, men and women.
    • In Britain, even the peers and peeresses are required to wear ermine trimmed robes and dresses for the coronation. One of the more notable of these is worn by Consuelo Vanderbilt. Notable due to her being part of that famous Gilded Age family.
  • Also, courts such as Versailles, and the British court until recently, practically required such dresses.
  • Speaking of the Gilded Age, this trope probably accounted for a third of the reason it's called that.
  • Marie Antoinette usually followed this trope, since her position required she wear the best dresses, but she once caused an uproar for wearing a dress in a painting that was actually simple. It's essentially like seeing the Queen Elizabeth II wearing only her underwear for a royal photo.
    • The previous queen, Marie Leszczynska (Louis XV's wife) also had several dresses that can be seen in her portraits. One is a bejeweled ermine dress that likely inspired Antoinette's similar dresses in Rose of Versailles.
  • The website Go Fug Yourself shows when this phenomenon goes too far.
  • Queen Elizabeth I. reputedly owned over 2,000 dresses, lavishly embroidered with gold, jewels, and silken embroidery, besides the double sleeves, three kinds of ruffs, farthingales and petticoats, veils, ermine trimmings, and crowns and tiaras. 'Tis goode to be Ye Queene.
  • The Pope's vestments are often this.
  • Dresses in competitive ballroom dance are almost always this.
  • It used to be the fashion for boys up to around five to wear dresses like their sisters, and some could still be quite elaborate. Take this portrait of a prince of France in the mid 18th century. It's like a miniature version of a dress worn by his mother and then his sister.
  • Fashion designers love to make these, whether they are the impractical dresses on runways, or the slightly more practical dresses on red carpet events.
  • Diane Kruger has worn a number of dresses by Karl Lagerfeld.
  • Tsarist Russia actually had a Dress Code to help make their dresses distinct from the rest of Europe's aristocracy.
  • Eve Torres, at awards ceremonies, and once won a match in an evening dress.
  • The pink dress that Angie Harmon wore to the 2011 Screen Actors Guild Awards had a feather neckline and feather skirt. Also the designer based it off an earlier wedding dress she made.

Notes

  1. plus buttock-high boots with silver heel spikes and elbow-length gloves of the same material, as well as a handful of two of silver and gem decorations hanging from all this