Created By: DragonQuestZ on December 21, 2011 Last Edited By: DragonQuestZ on December 28, 2011
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Purple Is Pretty

Purple used as a color of beauty and femininity.

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It's certainly pretty on these Princesses.

These days, some cultures see purple as a feminine color, perhaps the most feminine color, other than pink.

Then again, it's not always the same kind of femininity as pink. This is seen often as the more "graceful" and "mature" color, while pink often is the more "sweet" and "girly" color. But not always.

Now even though this color can be worn by girls of any age, older feminine women are more likely to wear this color long after they stopped wearing pink. So you could say Princesses Prefer Pink, but a Proper Lady prefers violet.

This also tends to be a popular color among some Mary Sues.

A Sister Trope to Pink Means Feminine (and can double it with colors like fuchsia).

Compare Purple Is Pimp (and can overlap if the wearer is an Action Girl, but still in elegant clothes), Purple Eyes, Princess Phase, Purple Is Pink On Steroids.

Examples:

Community Feedback Replies: 9
  • December 22, 2011
    Sackett
  • December 22, 2011
    DragonQuestZ
    ^ That's covered in another ykttw.

    And you're assuming purple means one thing. Colors can mean many things.
  • December 23, 2011
    ChaoticNovelist
    I like this idea. Purple is darker than Pink and like Sackett says its also associated with royalty so I can definitely see it being used this way. For instance as a visual cue to contrast twins or other symbolism.
  • December 23, 2011
    DragonQuestZ
    Any more examples to add?
  • December 24, 2011
    miru
    Blaze the Cat form the Sonic The Hedgehog series.
  • December 26, 2011
    DragonQuestZ
  • December 26, 2011
    ClockStopping
    • The Color Purple. The title is dropped when a character comments that God doesn't like it when people walk by the colour purple in a field without looking at it.
  • December 26, 2011
    DragonQuestZ
    ^ Does that relate to grace and femininity? If not, it's Not An Example.
  • December 28, 2011
    blueranger
    • WWE Diva Ivory's favourite colour was purple and nearly all her outfits were purple. She also had her trademark purple scarf which she carried to the ring with her. She often referred to herself as a lady, calling the rest of the Divas sluts and skanks.

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