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2nd Nov '17 1:27:17 PM Psyclone
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* In ''Film/TheDarkKnight'', Bruce Wayne asks Lucius Fox to redesign the Batsuit because the current one doesn't allow him to ''turn his head''. Indeed, that has been [[DevelopmentGag a persistent problem for cinematic renditions of the Batsuit ever since the original Keaton film]].
3rd Sep '17 9:35:20 AM KingLyger
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* Many of the later ''VideoGame/HarvestMoon'' games had clothing for the protagonist that is rather impracticable for a farmer, and overly fancy considering how they should get dirty and broken often.

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* Many of the later ''VideoGame/HarvestMoon'' games had clothing for the protagonist that is rather impracticable for a farmer, and overly fancy considering how they should get dirty and broken often.http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Laconic/ImpracticallyFancyOutfit



* {{Fashion Show}}s love this trope. Haute couture collections, in particular, take this UpToEleven.

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* {{Fashion Show}}s love this trope. Many things you see on a fashion show runway require impractical or esoteric sewing techniques that can't be mass-produced, or even easily replicated. On top of that, they're also often heavy, hot, or itchy. Many overly fancy stage show outfits might be designed only once, then never worn again. Haute couture collections, in particular, take this UpToEleven.
19th Jun '17 1:16:11 PM TheSinful
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* [[Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer Slayers]] in ''[[https://www.tthfanfic.org/Story-28404/DianeCastle+Xendra.htm Xendra]]'' never think to wear casual rugged clothing while patrolling. Buffy in particular refuses to patrol in anything but designer clothes and shoes while having a fresh manicure; she then complains about her clothing getting damaged and/or stained from fighting demons. When she complains about chipping a nail, Xendra suggests she wear protective gloves, but Buffy refuses because they aren't stylish. Contrast Xander/Xendra who always wears durable clothes he can afford to lose and either cheap tennis shoes or work boots while patrolling.
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16th Jun '17 4:04:46 PM jazzyamx
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** Poor Dollar Bill. He was hired by a bank as a gimmick, and [[BreadEggsMilkSquick his employers designed his costume to appeal to the public as much as possible. His pretty cape got stuck in the bank's revolving door while he was trying to stop a heist, and he was shot to death.]]

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** Poor Dollar Bill. He was hired by a bank as a gimmick, and [[BreadEggsMilkSquick his employers designed his costume to appeal to the public as much as possible. His pretty cape got stuck in the bank's revolving door while he was trying to stop a heist, [[BreadEggsMilkSquick and he was shot to death.]]
16th Jun '17 4:02:59 PM jazzyamx
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** Poor Dollar Bill. He was hired by a bank as a gimmick, and his employers designed his costume to appeal to the public as much as possible. His pretty cape got stuck in the bank's revolving door while he was trying to stop a heist, and he was shot to death.

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** Poor Dollar Bill. He was hired by a bank as a gimmick, and [[BreadEggsMilkSquick his employers designed his costume to appeal to the public as much as possible. His pretty cape got stuck in the bank's revolving door while he was trying to stop a heist, and he was shot to death.]]
14th May '17 4:50:56 PM MarkLungo
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* When Music/DavidBowie performed "Music/TheManWhoSoldTheWorld" on ''SNL'' in 1979 - with Klaus Nomi, no less - he wore a rigid skirt that enclosed his legs, and had to be carried into place by his co-stars in order to reach the microphone.

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* When Music/DavidBowie performed "Music/TheManWhoSoldTheWorld" on ''SNL'' ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' in 1979 - with Klaus Nomi, Music/KlausNomi, no less - he wore a rigid skirt that enclosed his legs, and had to be carried into place by his co-stars in order to reach the microphone.
30th Apr '17 1:09:46 PM nombretomado
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* Many of the newer ''Franchise/HarvestMoon'' protagonist clothing are rather impracticable for a farmer, and overly fancy considering how they should get dirty and broken often.

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* Many of the newer ''Franchise/HarvestMoon'' later ''VideoGame/HarvestMoon'' games had clothing for the protagonist clothing are that is rather impracticable for a farmer, and overly fancy considering how they should get dirty and broken often.
6th Mar '17 3:11:42 PM Wyldchyld
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* [[LatexSpaceSuit Fetish wear]]. [[PeopleInRubberSuits Thick rubber clothes]] which commonly restrict movement and make [[OfCorsetsSexy breathing difficult]]. Also [[TheissTitillationTheory prone]] to significant [[ExposedToTheElements Wardrobe Malfunctions]]. [[JustifiedTrope Of course]], this is [[FetishFuel the point]].

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* [[LatexSpaceSuit Fetish wear]]. [[PeopleInRubberSuits Thick rubber clothes]] which commonly restrict movement and make [[OfCorsetsSexy breathing difficult]]. Also [[TheissTitillationTheory prone]] to significant [[ExposedToTheElements Wardrobe Malfunctions]]. [[JustifiedTrope Of course]], this is [[FetishFuel the point]].point.
4th Mar '17 6:43:01 PM CJCroen1393
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* A subtle example in ''Disney/{{Frozen}}''; Elsa's ice dress is both a literal and figurative example of ImpossiblyCoolClothes. However, given the fact that, when running away from people who are trying to kill her, she repeatedly has to lift up the hem of her dress to keep from tripping on it...

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* A subtle example in ''Disney/{{Frozen}}''; Elsa's ice dress is both a literal and figurative example of ImpossiblyCoolClothes. However, given the fact that, when running away from people who are trying to kill her, she repeatedly has to lift up the hem of her dress to keep from tripping on it...it, it's also not particularly practical. [[JustifiedTrope Though in her defense]], she wasn't exactly ''planning'' on running away from any murderous individuals when she made the thing.


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* Insofar as natural plumage can be considered an "outfit", this is the case for some male birds. The vibrantly colored and often times very ''large'' feathers on, say, a peacock are very alluring, especially to a female bird. However, they make stealth virtually impossible (hence he can't hide from predators) and they can often weigh the bird down while he's flying (hence, he can't easily escape from a predator). Indeed, many peacocks and other birds like them have been known to shed their tail feathers when attempting to flee from a hungry predator, in a sort of natural world GivingThemTheStrip[=/=]LifeOrLimbDecision combo. Females of these species usually invert this trope, with their cryptic, nondescript plumage being the very definition of BoringButPractical.
1st Feb '17 11:19:57 AM roxana
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* ''Series/BlakesSeven: Servelan, dominating the galaxy while looking ''fabulous'' in dazzling fashion statements.

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* ''Series/BlakesSeven: Series/BlakesSeven: Servelan, dominating the galaxy while looking ''fabulous'' in dazzling fashion statements.
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