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30th Jun '16 9:19:25 AM Alvin
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* ''Film/DonovansReef'': The female does this to Victorian-looking swimsuoit she is sold.

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* ''Film/DonovansReef'': The female Amelia does this to Victorian-looking swimsuoit swimsuit she is sold.
30th Jun '16 9:15:45 AM Alvin
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30th Jun '16 9:15:44 AM Alvin
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* ''Film/DuchessOfIdaho'': Chris does this to her friend Ellen's dress so Ellen can catch her boss.
* ''Film/DonovansReef'': The female does this to Victorian-looking swimsuoit she is sold.
27th Feb '15 6:27:10 PM TVRulezAgain
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* A variation occurs in ''TheLatestBuzz'' when Amanda gets a toner stain on her evening gown before a big awards ceremony. After trying and failing to remove it, she instead puts stains over the rest of the dress; turning it into a leopard spot pattern.

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* A variation occurs in ''TheLatestBuzz'' ''Series/TheLatestBuzz'' when Amanda gets a toner stain on her evening gown before a big awards ceremony. After trying and failing to remove it, she instead puts stains over the rest of the dress; turning it into a leopard spot pattern.
21st Aug '14 11:03:38 AM gallium
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* Clara Bow [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z5vgMWGe444 did this in 1927]] in ''It'', making the trope much OlderThanTheyThink.

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* Clara Bow [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z5vgMWGe444 did this in 1927]] in ''It'', ''Film/{{It}}'', making the trope much OlderThanTheyThink.OlderThanTheyThink. She takes a pair of scissors and cuts her shopgirl dress into a cocktail dress after getting invited to a fancy restaurant.
19th Feb '14 2:52:33 PM JoieDeCombat
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* Molly Carpenter is shown to have applied this treatment to a school uniform in ''Literature/DeathMasks''.
19th Feb '14 2:42:14 PM Kernigh
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Basically, a deliberate application of ClothingDamage. The ActionDressRip is a more practical and action-oriented version of the trope.

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Basically, a deliberate application of ClothingDamage. The ActionDressRip is a more practical and action-oriented version of the trope.
trope. FromDressToDressing is the one where you rip your dress to make a bandage.
28th Oct '13 7:14:24 PM StFan
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* Kate Bishop turns her bridesmaid's dress into a superhero costume this way the night she joins the ''YoungAvengers''.
* In ''ArchieComics'', one story has Betty and Veronica coming to school wearing the exact same outfit. Veronica sabotages Betty's dress, creating a tear in the bottom part of the skirt. Instead of going home to get her dress replaced, Betty just sews the tear into a fashionable (and [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar very]] {{Fanservice}}-laden) addition.

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* Kate Bishop turns her bridesmaid's dress into a superhero costume this way the night she joins the ''YoungAvengers''.
''ComicBook/YoungAvengers''.
* In ''ArchieComics'', ''Franchise/ArchieComics'', one story has Betty and Veronica coming to school wearing the exact same outfit. Veronica sabotages Betty's dress, creating a tear in the bottom part of the skirt. Instead of going home to get her dress replaced, Betty just sews the tear into a fashionable (and [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar very]] {{Fanservice}}-laden) addition.



* ''WhatAGirlWants'' has Daphne cutting the top layer off an ugly dress to reveal a nice dress underneath.
* ''{{Sleepover}}'' has Julie's friends cutting up her mom's old tacky dress to make it look cooler.

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* ''WhatAGirlWants'' ''Film/WhatAGirlWants'' has Daphne cutting the top layer off an ugly dress to reveal a nice dress underneath.
* ''{{Sleepover}}'' ''Film/{{Sleepover}}'' has Julie's friends cutting up her mom's old tacky dress to make it look cooler.



* Violet's first shift at the bar in ''CoyoteUgly'' begins with Lil, the owner, ripping off her sleeves and the bottom two inches of her shirt, leaving her in something much more revealing and appropriate to the bar.

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* Violet's first shift at the bar in ''CoyoteUgly'' ''Film/CoyoteUgly'' begins with Lil, the owner, ripping off her sleeves and the bottom two inches of her shirt, leaving her in something much more revealing and appropriate to the bar.



* In ''CantBuyMeLove'', Cindy makes Ron cool with a sleeveless shirt and a little hair gel.

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* In ''CantBuyMeLove'', ''Film/CantBuyMeLove'', Cindy makes Ron cool with a sleeveless shirt and a little hair gel.



* During [[RockyHorrorPictureShow Janet and Rocky's]] impromptu lovemaking sesh, the former uses her dress as a dressing to cover the latter' s wounds. She gets a bit carried away though and her appearance is noticeably more ragged than before.

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* ''Film/TheRockyHorrorPictureShow'': During [[RockyHorrorPictureShow Janet and Rocky's]] Rocky's impromptu lovemaking sesh, the former uses her dress as a dressing to cover the latter' s latter's wounds. She gets a bit carried away though away, though, and her appearance is noticeably more ragged than before.



* In ''LonelyWerewolfGirl'', after her DoomedNewClothes get ruined in the werewolf brawl, Malveria's solution is to have have designer Thrix cut them up some more so she can wear it as ''Battle Chic''.
* In the first ''CircleOfMagic'' book, recently adopted street rat Briar cuts the sleeves off the first new shirt he's given.

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* In ''LonelyWerewolfGirl'', ''Literature/LonelyWerewolfGirl'', after her DoomedNewClothes get ruined in the werewolf brawl, Malveria's solution is to have have designer Thrix cut them up some more so she can wear it as ''Battle Chic''.
* In the first ''CircleOfMagic'' ''Literature/CircleOfMagic'' book, recently adopted street rat Briar cuts the sleeves off the first new shirt he's given.



* In an episode of ''TwoGuysAGirlAndAPizzaPlace'', Sharon's boyfriend Johnny rips the poofy sleeves off her hideous bridesmaid's dress, turning it ito something quite wearable.

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* In an episode of ''TwoGuysAGirlAndAPizzaPlace'', ''Series/TwoGuysAGirlAndAPizzaPlace'', Sharon's boyfriend Johnny rips the poofy sleeves off her hideous bridesmaid's dress, turning it ito something quite wearable.



-->'''Flick:''' The waist is good... but the lapels are not good! ''(RIP!!)'' The shoulders are good... but the sleeves are not good! ''(RIP!!)''\\

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-->'''Flick:''' The waist is good... but the lapels are not good! ''(RIP!!)'' (''RIP!!'') The shoulders are good... but the sleeves are not good! ''(RIP!!)''\\(''RIP!!'')\\



'''Flick:''' I disagree! ''(RIP!!)''\\

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'''Flick:''' I disagree! ''(RIP!!)''\\(''RIP!!'')\\



* ''ICarly'': In "iWedding", Carly does this to her bridesmaid's dress to get rid of the corsage, sash, lave, etc., to "look less ridiculous."
* ''{{Bones}}'': Much the same as the example above. At Angela's wedding, Cam delicately adjusts the more ridiculous aspects of her ugly dress, and then helps Bones do the same.
* In RussellTDavies's version of ''Series/{{Casanova}}'', Casanova and [[SweetPollyOliver Bellino]] do this to their clothes for their first public appearance as a couple, because she's worried that she can't pull off entering high society as a typical member when everyone knows her past.

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* ''ICarly'': ''Series/ICarly'': In "iWedding", Carly does this to her bridesmaid's dress to get rid of the corsage, sash, lave, etc., to "look less ridiculous."
* ''{{Bones}}'': ''Series/{{Bones}}'': Much the same as the example above. At Angela's wedding, Cam delicately adjusts the more ridiculous aspects of her ugly dress, and then helps Bones do the same.
* In RussellTDavies's Creator/RussellTDavies's version of ''Series/{{Casanova}}'', Casanova and [[SweetPollyOliver Bellino]] do this to their clothes for their first public appearance as a couple, because she's worried that she can't pull off entering high society as a typical member when everyone knows her past.



* ''RizzoliAndIsles'': In "Don't Hate the Player", Isles swaps clothes with Rizzoli so Rizzoli can meet a suspect at a fancy restaurant. When Rizzoli complains that the shoes are too tight, Isles uses a scalpel to cut the ends of the shoes off, turning them into peekaboo toes.

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* ''RizzoliAndIsles'': ''Series/RizzoliAndIsles'': In "Don't Hate the Player", Isles swaps clothes with Rizzoli so Rizzoli can meet a suspect at a fancy restaurant. When Rizzoli complains that the shoes are too tight, Isles uses a scalpel to cut the ends of the shoes off, turning them into peekaboo toes.



* ''[[WesternAnimation/{{Sixteen}} 6teen]]'' has Nikki ripping apart two boring dresses and sewing them into two "cool" dresses.

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* ''[[WesternAnimation/{{Sixteen}} 6teen]]'' ''WesternAnimation/{{Sixteen}}'' has Nikki ripping apart two boring dresses and sewing them into two "cool" dresses.



* In the first ''[[DisneyFairies Tinker Bell]]'' movie, Tink gets ready for her first day as a tinker fairy by taking the leaves provided for her outfit and cuts it up into her familiar skirt. She gets some [[EyePop attention]] from Clank and Bobble.

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* In the first ''[[DisneyFairies ''[[Franchise/DisneyFairies Tinker Bell]]'' movie, Tink gets ready for her first day as a tinker fairy by taking the leaves provided for her outfit and cuts it up into her familiar skirt. She gets some [[EyePop attention]] from Clank and Bobble.
23rd Sep '13 2:03:34 PM Spindriver
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* Ripped and otherwise deliberately damaged clothes are of course associated with "punky" or "grungy" fashions.
* However, much the same idea can also be found at least as far back as the Renaissance, when it was sometimes associated with tough but flashy mercenaries such as the German ''Landsknechts'' (who may possibly have wanted to look like they had been through lots of tough, dangerous battles). So the trope is OlderThanSteam at the very least.
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20th Sep '13 11:18:16 AM SheledUmlal
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* During [RockyHorrorPictureShow|Janet and Rocky's] impromptu lovemaking sesh, the former uses her dress as a dressing to cover the latter' s wounds. She gets a bit carried away though and her appearance is noticeably more ragged than before.

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* During [RockyHorrorPictureShow|Janet [[RockyHorrorPictureShow Janet and Rocky's] Rocky's]] impromptu lovemaking sesh, the former uses her dress as a dressing to cover the latter' s wounds. She gets a bit carried away though and her appearance is noticeably more ragged than before.
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