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21st Nov '17 6:44:07 PM PaulA
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%%* The ''Literature/DoctorWhoNewAdventures'' see this happen to Ace,
14th Nov '17 7:02:42 AM TMNTFanGirl
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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Up}}'': Carl's wife, Ellie, seems way more feminine as an adult than she ever did as a kid--that doesn't stop her from being {{Adorkable}}.

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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Up}}'': Carl's wife, Ellie, certainly seems way more feminine as an adult than she ever did as a kid--that kid--but that doesn't stop her from being {{Adorkable}}.
30th Oct '17 3:21:06 PM DustSnitch
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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Brave}}'': Every doll of Merida, a FieryRedhead and BadassPrincess with QuirkyCurls and WildHair, looks far more well-groomed and ladylike than she really is. The [[http://28.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m0yl7zR3E41r1wmszo1_500.jpg Disney store model]] is closer to the original, but the [[http://26.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lzb1trgGZq1r1wmszo1_500.jpg Mattel collection]] barely resembles her. Also, her formerly simple dresses are now GemEncrusted, and her CoolHorse, Angus, a massive Clydesdale in the movie, is shrunk down to [[http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m40wd3BsAe1qi94iao8_500.jpg pony size]]. Mocked in [[http://www.dorktower.com/2013/05/14/princess-makeover-dork-tower-14-05-13/ this]] ''Webcomic/DorkTower'' strip.

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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Brave}}'': Every doll of Merida, a FieryRedhead and BadassPrincess with QuirkyCurls and WildHair, looks far more well-groomed and ladylike than she really is. The [[http://28.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m0yl7zR3E41r1wmszo1_500.jpg Disney store model]] is closer to the original, but the [[http://26.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lzb1trgGZq1r1wmszo1_500.jpg Mattel collection]] barely resembles her. Also, her formerly simple dresses are now GemEncrusted, and her CoolHorse, Angus, a massive Clydesdale in the movie, is shrunk down to [[http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m40wd3BsAe1qi94iao8_500.jpg pony size]]. Mocked in [[http://www.dorktower.com/2013/05/14/princess-makeover-dork-tower-14-05-13/ this]] ''Webcomic/DorkTower'' strip.
28th Oct '17 6:36:30 PM Fangusu
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* ''Anime/DigimonAdventure'': Sora went from dressing as a tomboy and into things like soccer, to ''Anime/DigimonAdventure02'', where she started dressing girlier, switching hobbies to the more traditionally "feminine" sport of tennis, and in the end grew up to be a fashion designer.

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* ''Anime/DigimonAdventure'': Sora went from dressing was introduced as a tomboy and into things like soccer, to soccer-playing tomboy, but by ''Anime/DigimonAdventure02'', where she started dressing girlier, switching hobbies has changed her wardrobe and switched to the more traditionally "feminine" sport of tennis, and in the end grew up to be "25 years later" epilogue, is a fashion designer.
28th Oct '17 6:33:53 PM Fangusu
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Please refrain from equalling this trope to the female character becoming inherently worse for merely starting to prefer girlier things. Such things tie into the equally misogynistic notion that [[RealWomenDontWearDresses femininity is inherently bad, and that women must be stereotypically masculine to be seen as strong and worthy of respect]].

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Please refrain from equalling equating this trope to the female character becoming inherently worse for merely starting to prefer girlier things. Such things tie into the equally misogynistic notion that [[RealWomenDontWearDresses femininity is inherently bad, and that women must be stereotypically masculine to be seen as strong and worthy of respect]].



* Joan of Arc's image in media is often given this treatment, portraying her as a LadyOfWar. In real life, Joan wore men's clothes in order to avoid possible rape attempts and be seen as equal to the troops.

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* Joan of Arc's image in media is often given this treatment, portraying her as a LadyOfWar. In real life, Joan wore men's clothes in order to avoid possible rape attempts and be seen as equal to the troops.troops and to avoid possible rape attempts.
27th Oct '17 9:19:52 PM Fangusu
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Please refrain of equalling this trope to the female character becoming inherently worse for merely starting to prefer girlier things. Such things tie into the equally misogynistic notion that [[RealWomenDontWearDresses femininity is inherently bad, and that women must be stereotypically masculine to be seen as strong and worthy of respect]].

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Please refrain of from equalling this trope to the female character becoming inherently worse for merely starting to prefer girlier things. Such things tie into the equally misogynistic notion that [[RealWomenDontWearDresses femininity is inherently bad, and that women must be stereotypically masculine to be seen as strong and worthy of respect]].
27th Oct '17 9:19:34 PM Fangusu
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This trope does not overlap with {{Chickification}}, which is when a once-capable female character becomes a wimp. The trick is that the girl becomes more dainty-looking, but keeps at least a good part of her core personality underneath the skirts and make-up.

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This trope does not overlap with {{Chickification}}, which is when a once-capable female character becomes a wimp. The trick is that the girl becomes more dainty-looking, but keeps at least a good part of her core personality underneath the skirts and make-up.
personality.
27th Oct '17 9:17:45 PM Fangusu
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This trope does not overlap with Chickification, which is when a once-capable female character becomes a wimp. The trick is that the girl becomes more dainty-looking, but keeps at least a good part of her core personality underneath the skirts and make-up.

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This trope does not overlap with Chickification, {{Chickification}}, which is when a once-capable female character becomes a wimp. The trick is that the girl becomes more dainty-looking, but keeps at least a good part of her core personality underneath the skirts and make-up.
27th Oct '17 9:17:32 PM Fangusu
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Our heroine is a ''{{tomboy}}'' -- rough and tumble, as interested in fashion as she is interested in watching paint dry. However, in the reboot or in the doll, she becomes a [[TomboyAndGirlyGirl girly girl]]. Often complete with [[EverythingsBetterWithPrincesses princess dress]] or at least a PimpedOutDress, tween fashion and long hair, often with [[EveryGirlIsCuterWithHairDecs hair decorations]].

Notice that the girl is often aged up -- from little girl to tween. (Ironically, tweens are often ''less'' feminine than little girls -- tweens are at the stage of life where the dresses and cuteness are ditched for a more mature style.)

May overlap with ProgressivelyPrettier.

Unlike Chickification, this trope doesn't necessarily mean she becomes weaker. The trick is that the girl becomes more dainty-looking, but keeps at least a good part of her core personality underneath the skirts and make-up. '''Bottom Line: this trope and {{Chickification}} DO ''NOT'' OVERLAP, so take any examples of {{Chickification}} to the page itself'''.

See also SpiritedYoungLady. Compare to UsedToBeATomboy for in-series examples.

TruthInTelevision, for the most part.

%%Please refrain of equalling this trope to the female character/s becoming inherently worse for merely starting to prefer girlier things. Such things tie into gross gender essentialism of the "femininity is inherently bad, women must be like (stereotypical) men to be seen as strong and worthy of respect" kind.%%

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Our heroine is a ''{{tomboy}}'' -- rough and tumble, as interested in fashion as she is interested in watching paint dry. However, in the reboot or in the doll, she becomes a [[TomboyAndGirlyGirl girly girl]]. Often complete with [[EverythingsBetterWithPrincesses princess dress]] or at least a PimpedOutDress, tween fashion and long hair, often with [[EveryGirlIsCuterWithHairDecs hair decorations]].

Notice that
decorations]]. More often than not, the girl is often gets aged up -- from little girl to tween. (Ironically, tweens are often ''less'' feminine than little girls -- tweens are at the stage of life where the dresses and cuteness are ditched for a more mature style.)

May
up.

This trope does not
overlap with ProgressivelyPrettier.

Unlike
Chickification, this trope doesn't necessarily mean she which is when a once-capable female character becomes weaker.a wimp. The trick is that the girl becomes more dainty-looking, but keeps at least a good part of her core personality underneath the skirts and make-up. '''Bottom Line: this trope and {{Chickification}} DO ''NOT'' OVERLAP, so take any examples of {{Chickification}} to the page itself'''.\n\nSee also SpiritedYoungLady. Compare to

UsedToBeATomboy for in-series examples.

TruthInTelevision, for the most part.

%%Please
is an in-universe case of this trope.

Please
refrain of equalling this trope to the female character/s character becoming inherently worse for merely starting to prefer girlier things. Such things tie into gross gender essentialism of the "femininity equally misogynistic notion that [[RealWomenDontWearDresses femininity is inherently bad, and that women must be like (stereotypical) men stereotypically masculine to be seen as strong and worthy of respect" kind.%%
respect]].



* Joan of Arc's image in media is often given this treatment, portraying her as a LadyOfWar. In real life, Joan wore men's clothes for several reasons in order to avoid possible rape attempts and be seen as equal to the troops.

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* Joan of Arc's image in media is often given this treatment, portraying her as a LadyOfWar. In real life, Joan wore men's clothes for several reasons in order to avoid possible rape attempts and be seen as equal to the troops.
27th Oct '17 9:12:02 PM Fangusu
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* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cultural_depictions_of_Joan_of_Arc Joan of Arc]]'s image in media is often given this, portraying her as a LadyOfWar and often with long hair. In reality, Joan was a SweetPollyOliver who wore men's clothes for several reasons: not being seen as inferior by the troops, not having privilege over them, avoid possible rape attempts, etc.
* In some ways and circumstances, most 1920s [[TheFlapper flappers]] evolved into 1930s sirens. The same way could apply to 1940s [[WrenchWench workwomen]] evolving into 1950s [[{{Housewife}} housewives]].
* While Gwen Stefani had always been known for having a unique and eclectic sense of style, many noted that around the time Music/NoDoubt went on hiatus (which was also the time she started her solo career and began developing her fashion line,) there seemed to be a sharp from tomboyish to more glamorous and feminine.
* Sadly, due to cultural differences, some countries with [[StayInTheKitchen more strict gender roles]] like Japan expect all {{Tomboy}}s to just "be in a phase" and ultimately go through this trope. Obviously, this isn't speaking for all of them, but it's still unfortunate nonetheless. In the Western world, the "tomboy is a phase" expectation was commonplace around the Victorian/Edwardian era and still exists to a lesser extent today.

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* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cultural_depictions_of_Joan_of_Arc Joan of Arc]]'s Arc's image in media is often given this, this treatment, portraying her as a LadyOfWar and often with long hair. LadyOfWar. In reality, real life, Joan was a SweetPollyOliver who wore men's clothes for several reasons: not being seen as inferior by the troops, not having privilege over them, reasons in order to avoid possible rape attempts, etc.
* In some ways
attempts and circumstances, most 1920s [[TheFlapper flappers]] evolved into 1930s sirens. The same way could apply be seen as equal to 1940s [[WrenchWench workwomen]] evolving into 1950s [[{{Housewife}} housewives]].
the troops.
* While Gwen Stefani had always been known for having a unique and eclectic sense of style, many noted that around the time Music/NoDoubt went on hiatus (which was also the time she started her solo career and began developing her fashion line,) there seemed to be a sharp swerve from tomboyish to more glamorous and feminine.
* Sadly, due to cultural differences, some countries with [[StayInTheKitchen more strict gender roles]] like Japan expect all {{Tomboy}}s to just "be in a phase" and ultimately go through this trope. Obviously, this isn't speaking for all of them, but it's still unfortunate nonetheless. In the Western world, the "tomboy is a phase" expectation was commonplace around the Victorian/Edwardian era and still exists to a lesser extent today.
feminine.
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