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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]].
9th Feb '16 3:31:37 PM Adept
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* The 1935 film ''Becky Sharp'', an adaptation of Thackeray's ''VanityFair'' and the first ever full-colour film, popularised this trope.

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* The 1935 film ''Becky Sharp'', an adaptation of Thackeray's ''VanityFair'' ''Literature/VanityFair'' and the first ever full-colour film, popularised this trope.
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