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23rd Mar '17 4:16:51 PM gb00393
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** House Stark, compared to other great houses. Like Stannis, Robb Stark dresses much like his men. It says something about their house that for the most part, Sansa was the only one who wears Southern-inspired flashy outfits (in Season 1 due to being an AlphaBitch, Season 2 onwards due to being a hostage in King's Landing), and even she chooses to mute her style further come Season 6, wearing a Brunswick green layered dressówith the Stark insignia embossed in gold. Quite flashy for Northern wear, but definitely muted compared to the South.

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** House Stark, compared to other great houses. Like Ned Stark is definitely one of the most humble noblemen in all of Westeros. Case in point: when the servant who receives Ned in King's Landing asks if he'd like to change into something more appropriate for the King's Council meeting, Ned just takes his riding gloves off and goes as he is. Meanwhile, like Stannis, Robb Stark dresses much like his men. It says something about their house that for the most part, Sansa was the only one who wears Southern-inspired flashy outfits (in Season 1 due to being an AlphaBitch, Season 2 onwards due to being a hostage in King's Landing), and even she chooses to mute her style further come Season 6, wearing a Brunswick green layered dressówith the Stark insignia embossed in gold. Quite flashy for Northern wear, but definitely muted compared to the South.
23rd Mar '17 2:20:35 AM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* Princess Zelda from the ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'' in both her in game appearance and her game manual artwork is shown wearing simple dresses and sometimes a piece of jewelry. This was due to the technical limitations of the NES and Super NES. Once ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime'' came about, Zelda fell into the PimpedOutDress territory since then, with ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaSkywardSword'' being an exception due to Zelda not being a princess in that game.
* The meme-tastic ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaCDiGames'' also has Zelda in a rather simple looking outfit where she seems to be wearing a vest, a shirt [[BareYourMidriff showing her belly]], and a simple tiara. The King also follows a similar fashion trend by wearing a simple yellow robe, which is a sharp contrast to the duke who wears a pimped out robe, ''lots'' of jewelery, and a big crown.

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* Princess Zelda from the ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'' was this in the first four games, with both her in game appearance in-game appearances and her game manual artwork is shown showing her wearing simple dresses and sometimes a piece of jewelry.jewelry (with the exception of a single piece of official art from ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaALinkToThePast A Link to the Past]]''). This was due to the technical limitations of the NES and Super NES. Once ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime'' came about, Zelda fell into the PimpedOutDress territory since then, with ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaSkywardSword'' being an exception due to Zelda not being a princess in that game.
** Zig-zagged in ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaBreathOfTheWild''. While Zelda does have a fancy regal dress, she's rarely seen in it, instead seemingly preferring a more practical AdventurerArchaeologist outfit (complete with pants). Even her ritual wear is a fairly simple white dress.
* The meme-tastic ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaCDiGames'' ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaCDIGames'' also has Zelda in a rather simple looking outfit where she seems to be wearing a vest, a shirt [[BareYourMidriff showing her belly]], and a simple tiara. The King also follows a similar fashion trend by wearing a simple yellow robe, which is a sharp contrast to the duke who wears a pimped out robe, ''lots'' of jewelery, and a big crown.
22nd Mar '17 1:41:46 PM gb00393
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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'' features a number of RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething, and therefore dress sensibly. Robb Stark and Stannis Baratheon, in particular dress much like their men. (Stannis' younger brother Renly Baratheon, on the other hand, wanders about in a [[NiceHat silly crown made of stag antlers]] and loves dressing extravagantly.)

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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'' features a number of RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething, and therefore dress sensibly. Robb Stark and
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Stannis Baratheon, in particular dress dresses much like their his men. (Stannis' younger brother Renly Baratheon, on the other hand, wanders about in a [[NiceHat silly crown made of stag antlers]] and loves dressing extravagantly.))
** House Stark, compared to other great houses. Like Stannis, Robb Stark dresses much like his men. It says something about their house that for the most part, Sansa was the only one who wears Southern-inspired flashy outfits (in Season 1 due to being an AlphaBitch, Season 2 onwards due to being a hostage in King's Landing), and even she chooses to mute her style further come Season 6, wearing a Brunswick green layered dressówith the Stark insignia embossed in gold. Quite flashy for Northern wear, but definitely muted compared to the South.
5th Mar '17 12:05:14 PM Valiona
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** Queen Minnie also acts like this. In ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsBirthBySleep'', when she introduces herself to Aqua, Horace is the one who points out that she's the queen. After Aqua, shocked that she'd been relatively casual with royalty, gets down on bended knee, apologizes and calls Minnie "Your Majesty," Minnie says that calling her by name is fine, adding that she doesn't think she's doing a good job as ruler.
7th Feb '17 10:51:45 AM ggg-2
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** This trope must run in the family, as Twilight's older brother Shining Armor, a prince by marriage to the afore-mentioned Cadence, has never once been shown with a crown, only wearing a royal red tunic on very rare formal occasions, and once introduced himself to a tourist, whom they thought was an important Equestria Games instructor, merely by name rather than title.
25th Jan '17 9:05:02 AM Gosicrystal
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* While coronations are usually lavish affairs, King Norodom Sihamoni of Cambodia had a very understated one, not wanting to put his financially-devastated nation under further strain with a fancy ceremony. He doesn't even have a crown: the ancient crown of Cambodia disappeared during the reign of the Khmer Rouge, and he decided against having a new one made [[LostForever despite the unlikelihood of the original crown even existing any more.]]

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* While coronations are usually lavish affairs, King Norodom Sihamoni of Cambodia had a very understated one, not wanting to put his financially-devastated nation under further strain with a fancy ceremony. He doesn't even have a crown: the ancient crown of Cambodia disappeared during the reign of the Khmer Rouge, and he decided against having a new one made [[LostForever despite the unlikelihood of the original crown even existing any more.]]
10th Jan '17 8:55:04 AM H2SO4
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Largely TruthInTelevision, if only because you'd have to be extremely [[TheHedonist sybaritic]] to walk around every day wearing a fortune in [[RequisiteRoyalRegalia irreplaceable jewelry and fancy clothes]], although in the past, some came close. This is especially true if the royals actually [[WarriorPrince personally lead armies]] or [[RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething otherwise do something useful]] besides running the country.

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Largely TruthInTelevision, if only because you'd have to be extremely [[TheHedonist sybaritic]] to walk around every day wearing a fortune in [[RequisiteRoyalRegalia irreplaceable jewelry and fancy clothes]], although in the past, some came close. This is especially true if the royals actually [[WarriorPrince personally lead armies]] or [[RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething otherwise do something useful]] besides running the country.
country. It's also necessary if a royal wants to avoid getting assassinated by dressing in a manner that gives him or her away.
21st Dec '16 4:12:36 AM Gaby007
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* As the Free Folk doesn't believe in lords or kings, Harry in ''Fanfic/TheDifferenceOneManCanMake'' lives and dresses just the same as his people. He does break out the fancy clothes when Lord Stark invites him and his family to a feast in Winterfell but otherwise considers himself merely as a guy helping the Norfolk to become a nation, even if the Seven Kingdoms call him the King-Beyond-the-Wall.
13th Dec '16 6:17:09 PM PaulA
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** ''Literature/TheMalloreon'' has Emperor Zakath who, in complete contrast to the opulence of the palace he lives in (he inherited it that way rather than creating it to be such), dresses in such a simple white robe that it's easy for him to travel through his empire as a KingIncognito (even the streets of his own capital city). And once he grows a beard, even people who had met him in person have trouble recognising him, such is his lack of pomp.



* ''Literature/TheMallorean'' has Emperor Zakath who, in complete contrast to the opulence of the palace he lives in (he inherited it that way rather than creating it to be such), dresses in such a simple white robe that it's easy for him to travel through his empire as a KingIncognito (even the streets of his own capital city). And once he grows a beard, even people who had met him in person have trouble recognising him, such is his lack of pomp.
11th Dec '16 3:33:26 PM youfeelingluckypunk27
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* Princess Poppy in ''WesternAnimation/Trolls'', who is TheChiefsDaughter despite her title, and wears comfortable clothing like the rest of her people.

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* Princess Poppy in ''WesternAnimation/Trolls'', ''WesternAnimation/{{Trolls}}'', who is TheChiefsDaughter despite her title, and TheChiefsDaughter, yet wears comfortable clothing like the rest of her people.
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