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13th Jan '17 7:18:48 PM GlitteringFlowers
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* In ''Manga/CandyCandy'', Candy once shows up in her uniform to class... but it's the ''wrong'' uniform, since her BoardingSchool has a normal white one ''and'' a black one for Sundays. She gets mocked by the other students, and the nuns punish her by not letting her go back to the dorms top change.
27th Nov '16 1:44:52 PM nombretomado
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* [[InvertedTrope Inverted]] in ''TheChroniclesOfNarnia''--when [[BigGood Aslan]] magically summons soon-to-be-Queen Helen (a London cabbie's wife until that moment) to Narnia she is described as looking [[ModestRoyalty beautiful in her simple attire]]. The narrator informs us that if she had known this was going to happen and had put on her best outfit, she would have looked tacky.

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* [[InvertedTrope Inverted]] in ''TheChroniclesOfNarnia''--when ''Literature/TheChroniclesOfNarnia''--when [[BigGood Aslan]] magically summons soon-to-be-Queen Helen (a London cabbie's wife until that moment) to Narnia she is described as looking [[ModestRoyalty beautiful in her simple attire]]. The narrator informs us that if she had known this was going to happen and had put on her best outfit, she would have looked tacky.
19th Nov '16 10:40:17 AM Morgenthaler
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* Averted in ''Film/{{Titanic 1997}}'', as Jack plans to shows up to an upper class dinner in his grungy clothes but a kind-hearted friend lends him some formal wear.

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* Averted Subverted in ''Film/{{Titanic 1997}}'', as Jack plans to shows up to an upper class dinner in his grungy clothes but a kind-hearted friend lends him some formal wear.
30th Oct '16 8:46:10 PM JoeMerl
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* In the ''Series/{{Goosebumps}}'' episode "A Night In Terror Tower", Eddie and Sue aren't allowed to wait in the hotel restaurant because Eddie isn't wearing a dinner jacket, which is the dress code. The waiter does actually fetch one for him, though Sue is also wearing casual clothes [[DoubleStandard but they don't have a problem with hers]].

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* In the ''Series/{{Goosebumps}}'' episode "A Night In Terror Tower", Eddie and Sue aren't allowed to wait in the hotel restaurant because Eddie isn't wearing a dinner jacket, which is the dress code. The waiter does actually fetch one for him, though Sue is also wearing casual clothes [[DoubleStandard but and they don't have a problem with hers]].


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* On ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls,'' [[DefrostingIceQueen Pacifica]]'s family allows [[SeekerArchetype Dipper]], [[CloudCuckoolander Mabel]], [[AsianAndNerdy Candy]] and [[HugeSchoolgirl Grenda]] to come to their fancy party in exchange for Dipper getting rid of a [[RoaringRampageOfRevenge troublesome]] [[OurGhostsAreDifferent ghost]]. While the girls are excited and dress up, Dipper is reluctant and comes in his normal clothes. Pacifica frets about people seeing him and gives him a formal outfit to change into.
2nd Oct '16 1:10:13 PM nombretomado
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* According to legend, EdgarAllanPoe was once invited to march in parade. The dress code simply stated "White cuffs and boots, under arms" - [[LiteralMinded and he showed up naked except for white cuffs and boots]]. He was kicked out.

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* According to legend, EdgarAllanPoe Creator/EdgarAllanPoe was once invited to march in parade. The dress code simply stated "White cuffs and boots, under arms" - [[LiteralMinded and he showed up naked except for white cuffs and boots]]. He was kicked out.
18th Aug '16 7:49:26 PM PaulA
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* In the ''Literature/VorkosiganSaga'' novel ''Cetaganda'', Miles and Ivan are told that the laws of Cetagandan court fashion are so complicated that it would be best if they just wear their uniforms to everything to avoid this trope - it is almost always appropriate for a serving officer to wear his uniform to a formal occasion, and when it isn't, he can honestly claim that it isn't his fault.

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* In the ''Literature/VorkosiganSaga'' novel ''Cetaganda'', ''Literature/{{Cetaganda}}'', Miles and Ivan are told that the laws of Cetagandan court fashion are so complicated that it would be best if they just wear their uniforms to everything to avoid this trope - -- it is almost always appropriate for a serving officer to wear his uniform to a formal occasion, and when it isn't, he can honestly claim that it isn't his fault.
30th Jul '16 6:09:03 PM nombretomado
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* Once inverted by DaveBarry when on the subject of men and women's clothes: where women need several matching outfits for every occasion (and don't get started on the shoes), men only ever need one suit in their lives for work, church, formal events... and when they die they can be buried in it.

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* Once inverted by DaveBarry Creator/DaveBarry when on the subject of men and women's clothes: where women need several matching outfits for every occasion (and don't get started on the shoes), men only ever need one suit in their lives for work, church, formal events... and when they die they can be buried in it.
6th Jul '16 12:34:15 PM Hazzy
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** In another episode, in what seems to be based off of a ''Liaisons Dangereuses'' storyline, Mac and Dee show up underdressed at a formal party thrown by Dee's rich well-groomed love interest.
20th Jun '16 12:21:52 AM LondonKdS
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* Alluded to in ''Series/{{Borgen}}, where one of the ways that civil servants apparently undermined an unpopular working class minister was to let him keep thinking that "black tie" just meant "wear a black tie" and not "evening dress".

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* Alluded to in ''Series/{{Borgen}}, ''Series/{{Borgen}}'', where one of the ways that civil servants apparently undermined an unpopular working class minister was to let him keep thinking that "black tie" just meant "wear a black tie" and not "evening dress".
20th Jun '16 12:20:57 AM LondonKdS
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* Alluded to in ''Series/{{Borgen}}, where one of the ways that civil servants apparently undermined an unpopular working class minister was to let him keep thinking that "black tie" just meant "wear a black tie" and not "evening dress".
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