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7th Mar '17 1:32:32 PM fearlessnikki
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* The 1939 film version of ''Film/TheWizardOfOz''. Baum's Munchkins only ever wore [[ColorCodedForYourConvenience blue]], but you wouldn't know it from watching the movie!
** The ruby slippers were silver in the book. Both changes were evidently made to show off the (at the time, ''extremely'' impressive) Technicolor.



** ''Film/BlackNarcissus'' has a flashback to her upbringing in Ireland, where she dons a PimpedOutDress for an evening with her boyfriend - and she's presented with some emerald earrings and a necklace too.



* ''Film/YoungBess'' features the most elaborate of Tudor era finery, as she plays the Queen consort Catherine Parr.

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* ** ''Film/YoungBess'' features the most elaborate of Tudor era finery, as she plays the Queen consort UsefulNotes/CatherineParr. One of her dresses is a recreation of a gown Catherine Parr.wears in the famous portrait that was mistaken for Lady Jane Grey.
** ''Film/TeaAndSympathy'' is set in 1947 and gives her a scene where she's wearing a splendid green evening gown in preparation for a school dance [[RuleOfGlamorous never ends up attending]].
* ''Film/BramStokersDracula'' won an Oscar for its costumes, showcasing some splendid 1890s Victorian fashion. As Lucy Westenra is SpoiledSweet, most of her wardrobe is rich and elaborate. There is some HollywoodCostuming involved however, since Lucy's neckline is a little too low. Subverted with Mina's bustle dress, which is a few decades out of style, but used to show that a poor schoolmistress can't afford the latest fashions.


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* Book six in ''Literature/MsWiz'' - ''Time Flies For Ms Wiz'' - features time travel. Ms Wiz and Nabilla first go back in time to Elizabethan England, but wear simple peasant clothes. But when Ms Wiz poofs them into the middle of the Crimean War, she mistakenly gives them the height of fashion amongst 18th century aristocracy. Still gorgeous though.
--> '''Nabilla:''' People weren't wearing powdered wigs and huge silly skirts in 1854. We're at least a hundred years out of date!


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* ''{{Series/Angel}}'' whenever it featured a Darla flashback. Creator/JulieBenz described her as a character that always dressed to the height of whatever fashion was in at the time. When she first sires Angel, she has an elaborate 18th century gown and curled hair. When Spike is sired, she's briefly shown in Victorian fashion. And during the Boxer Rebellion, it's fancy kimonos. Even more impressive since, according to Buffy, vampires normally have terrible fashion sense.
16th Feb '17 3:57:09 PM fearlessnikki
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* Creator/DeborahKerr was heavily typecast in {{Costume Drama}}s so many of her initial roles in Hollywood feature her in this:
** ''Theatre/TheKingAndI'' provides the page image, with Anna's stunning pink silk ballgown. However her gloves are quite wrong for the time period - hand waved by RuleOfGlamorous.
** ''Film/ThePrisonerOfZenda'' sees her playing a Princess Flavia, who is seen attending a coronation and several DancesAndBalls - requiring many different a fancy dresses for each. She at least subverts the ErmineCapeEffect by dressing a little more simply when she's alone with Rudolf.
** ''Film/KingSolomonsMines'' has her wearing quite a fancy Victorian gown at the beginning. But since it's not practical for the African jungle, that's all you get.
* ''Film/YoungBess'' features the most elaborate of Tudor era finery, as she plays the Queen consort Catherine Parr.
5th Dec '16 4:08:35 PM lucy24
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* Pretty much every MerchantIvory film ever made.

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* Pretty much every MerchantIvory Creator/MerchantIvory film ever made.
29th Oct '16 1:45:19 PM nombretomado
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* In GuildWars, Gorgeous Period Dress is the visual hallmark of the Mesmer class, as opposed to {{Stripperific}} Elementalists, heavily armored warriors, rangers in sensible leather, and so on and so forth.

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* In GuildWars, ''VideoGame/GuildWars'', Gorgeous Period Dress is the visual hallmark of the Mesmer class, as opposed to {{Stripperific}} Elementalists, heavily armored warriors, rangers in sensible leather, and so on and so forth.
29th Oct '16 10:37:56 AM lavendermintrose
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* Opera, constantly.
** The Met Opera's 2015 production of ''Theatre/TheMerryWidow'' has a ton of this, since it's about fancy balls in Paris.
9th Oct '16 9:56:15 AM erforce
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** Since the movies revolve around pirates, there isn't much of this flavor, but if you pay attention, the movies include a surprisingly great amount of PimpedOutDress. Elizabeth is guilty of this in the first two movies, before she TookALevelInBadass. And while we're on the subject, Norrington's uniform got pimped when he got promoted to admiral between the second and third movies.
** A bit more of this in the fourth film, which includes some scenes of British and Spanish court officials and dress-uniformed officers.

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** Since the movies revolve around pirates, there isn't much of this flavor, but if you pay attention, the movies include a surprisingly great amount of PimpedOutDress. Elizabeth is guilty of this in the first two movies, before she TookALevelInBadass. And while we're on the subject, Norrington's uniform got pimped when he got promoted to admiral between the second [[Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanDeadMansChest second]] and third [[Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanAtWorldsEnd third]] movies.
** A bit more of this in the [[Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanOnStrangerTides fourth film, film]], which includes some scenes of British and Spanish court officials and dress-uniformed officers.
25th Sep '16 10:25:25 AM TastySauce
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* The manga Manga/CountCain definitely has this, by virtue of both taking place in Main/VictorianBritain and being a work of Creator/KaoriYuki.

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* The manga Manga/CountCain ''Manga/CountCain'' definitely has this, by virtue of both taking place in Main/VictorianBritain and being a work of Creator/KaoriYuki.



* ''Manga/ABridesStory'' is this trope taken UpToEleven and beyond.

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* ''Manga/ABridesStory'' is this trope taken UpToEleven and beyond.beyond in Central Asia.


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* Everybody with a drop of noble blood in ''Manga/ShoukokuNoAltair'', which is set in an alternate Medieval Europe.
4th May '16 1:35:35 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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* [[VisualNovel/UminekoNoNakuKoroNi Beatrice's]] main outfit of a [[http://i240.photobucket.com/albums/ff130/Tomoyo_Walker/XT2YNF39g5f1Qol76bv4DjPSjZbYCw5y.jpg black and red dress is one of these]].

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* [[VisualNovel/UminekoNoNakuKoroNi [[VisualNovel/UminekoWhenTheyCry Beatrice's]] main outfit of a [[http://i240.photobucket.com/albums/ff130/Tomoyo_Walker/XT2YNF39g5f1Qol76bv4DjPSjZbYCw5y.jpg black and red dress is one of these]].
6th Mar '16 2:30:48 AM Morgenthaler
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* All film (as well as TV) versions of ''AnnaKarenina'' make use of this trope.

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* All film (as well as TV) versions of ''AnnaKarenina'' ''Literature/AnnaKarenina'' make use of this trope.
15th Feb '16 4:47:47 AM Mullane
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** It seems that he has the habit of dressing like the high nobility of any period, except that he keeps preferring blacks and purples to more fashionable colours. [[FridgeBrilliance In the modern times he looks like a rock star]].

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** It seems that he Dream has the habit of dressing like the high nobility of any period, except that he keeps preferring blacks and purples to more fashionable colours. [[FridgeBrilliance In the modern times he looks like a rock star]].
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