Created By: DragonQuestZ on March 31, 2012 Last Edited By: Antigone3 on February 27, 2015

Parental Fashion Veto

Situation with kid dressed wrong for going out, and parents not pleased.

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A kid, often a Bratty Teenage Daughter, wants to go out with her friends, out on a date, or out to a party, but the way she's dressed does not please her guardians (usually an overprotective dad).

What happens can vary. Often the kid will obey, but in a huge huff. Other times a fight will break out, and might even cause enough bitter feelings to make the Conflict for the episode.

Compare Age-Inappropriate Dress, I Want My Beloved to Be Fashionable, Underdressed for the Occasion.

Examples:

Comic Books
  • The Boys has this during Butcher's meeting with Mother's Milk during the The Name Of The Game opening arc. MM objects strongly to the outfit his daughter's wearing. She ignores him, and Butcher chews her out over disrespecting her father (terrifying the two 'gangstas' she was hanging out with in the process.

Film
  • In Apollo 13, the Lovell's teenaged daughter wants to go out for Halloween dressed like a hippie, and her parents tell her she can't go out dressed that way.
  • The Cheerleaders (1974 softcore comedy film): Jeanne, a new cheerleader, is going to a party dressed in a very tight shirt and shorts she wore when she was 10 years old. Her father doesn't let her go. Her new cheerleader friends explain that you have to sneak out in more conservative garb and then change.
  • E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (bowdlerization taken from its 20th Anniversary Edition): "You're not going out dressed like that! You look like a hippie!"

Music
  • There's a line in the Beastie Boys song, "(You Gotta) Fight for Your Right (to Party)" which says: "Don't step out of this house if that's the clothes you're gonna wear".

New Media

Newspaper Comics
  • One The Far Side cartoon has a fly leaving for a date, with her father telling her to remove some of that makeup and the gallon of pheromones.

Theatre

Video Games
  • In the beginning of Mother 3, Hinawa orders Lucas to change into his clothes before going outside to play with his brother.

Western Animation
  • Family Guy parodied this once with Ronald Mc Donald.
    You're not going out with all that makeup. You're a Mc Donald, not a whore.

Community Feedback Replies: 29
  • March 31, 2012
    JonnyB
    In Apollo 13, the Lovell's teenaged daughter wants to go out for Halloween dressed like a hippie, and her parents tell her she can't go out dressed that way.
  • April 1, 2012
    troublegum
    Comic Books
    • The Boys has this during Butcher's meeting with Mother's Milk during the The Name Of The Game opening arc. MM objects strongly to the outfit his daughter's wearing. She ignores him, and Butcher chews her out over disrespecting her father (terrifying the two 'gangstas' she was hanging out with in the process.
  • April 1, 2012
    CaveCat
    I think this Needs A Better Title, it sounds too much like a line of dialogue. May I suggest Fashion Denial Target or something like that?
  • April 1, 2012
    SingingRain
    Also, it sounds like a family is preparing to go on vacation and they won't leave with the house dressed in its current condition.
  • April 1, 2012
    DmM
    Inappropriate Dress Veto?
  • April 1, 2012
    randomsurfer
    The Cheerleaders (1974 softcore comedy film): Jeanne, a new cheerleader, is going to a party dressed in a very tight shirt and shorts she wore when she was 10 years old. Her father doesn't let her go. Her new cheerleader friends explain that you have to sneak out in more conservative garb and then change.
  • April 1, 2012
    Orange_Drake
    Family Guy parodied this once with Ronald Mc Donald.
    You're not going out with all that makeup. You're a Mc Donald, not a whore.
  • April 1, 2012
    DragonQuestZ
    "I think this Needs A Better Title"

    That's why I put the tag there.

    "Inappropriate Dress Veto?"

    That could work. But how about Parental Inappropriate Dress Veto. I know it seems like a snowclone of Parental Marriage Veto, but without it, it looks like it includes your girlfriend doing it, and that is already under I Want My Beloved To Be Fashionable.
  • April 1, 2012
    PsiPaula4
    Video Games

    In the beginning of MOTHER 3, Hinawa orders Lucas to change into his clothes before going outside to play with his brother.
  • April 1, 2012
    NightNymph
    There is a recent commercial - I think for Quik Trip? - where the dad won't have time for breakfast, because he repeatedly sends his teenaged daughter back up to redress for school. The last time he almost thinks they have it, but as the daughter is going out the door, he sees "Ka Pow" on the butt of her jeans, laments "Ka Pow?," and then sighs heavily as yet another trip upstairs will be necessary.
  • April 2, 2012
    DmM
    @Dragon Quest Z: that sounds good as a title.

    Also, doesn't this happen in the music video for the {{P!nk}} song 'Perfect', where the protagonist's mother won't let her go to school dressed like an emo chick?
  • May 4, 2013
    Noah1
  • May 4, 2013
    ryanasaurus0077
    From ET The Extra Terrestrial (bowdlerization taken from its 20th Anniversary Edition): "You're not going out dressed like that! You look like a hippie!"
  • Parental Fashion Veto? That way viewers don't see "inappropriate dress" and think it's limited to gowns.
  • May 7, 2013
    AndyLA
    There's a line in the Beastie Boys song, "(You Gotta) Fight for Your Right (to Party)" which says: "Don't step out of this house if that's the clothes you're gonna wear".
  • May 7, 2013
    Chabal2
    The Far Side has one with a fly leaving for a date, with her father telling her to remove some of that makeup and gallon of pheromones.
  • May 7, 2013
    Larkmarn
    Is this tropeable? I mean, it shows up a lot, but isn't it just a single facet of Overprotective Dad? Plus, no new stock phrases and all.
  • February 15, 2015
    DragonQuestZ
    ^ While you might have a point with The Same But More Specific, this is NOT about a phrase.
  • February 16, 2015
    Arivne
  • February 16, 2015
    DAN004
    Add examples plz.
  • February 16, 2015
    DragonQuestZ
    ^ Okay, I'll add some Rolling Updates shortly.
  • February 26, 2015
    rcmerod52
    • Dorkly once did one of these with Cammy and his father.
  • February 26, 2015
    DAN004
  • February 26, 2015
    DragonQuestZ
    Okay, I'm fine with that. Heck, this is Up For Grabs if anyone wants to manage it.
  • February 26, 2015
    Antigone3
    Ran the updates, but quick question for anyone who's played Mother 3: Is that entry really supposed to say Lucas was told to change into his clothes? US usage, that implies Lucas was running around nude. "Changed his clothes" would indicate that whatever Lucas was wearing wasn't appropriate.
  • February 26, 2015
    DragonQuestZ
    I think the Vader and Leia ones fit better under "Fan Works".

    Also, perhaps we can contact the artist for the second picture for permission to use as a page image.
  • February 26, 2015
    Rainbow
    This was the conflict in the Animaniacs short "Belly Button Blues" about Katie Ka-Boom who had a shirt that showed her belly button. Her parents didn't want her to go out looking like that, and she (as usual) got angry and turned into a raging monster who destroyed the house.
  • February 27, 2015
    Snicka
    ^ In that example, you should Pot Hole Bare Your Midriff, like this: "who had a shirt that showed her belly button".
  • February 27, 2015
    DragonQuestZ
    And was that the conflict or the instigator? In those shorts, the conflict seemed to be just Katy's destructive outburts.

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