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->''"There is something so sensual about fur next to the skin, don't you think?"''
-->-- '''Delysia''', ''Film/MissPettigrewLivesForADay''

In fiction, as in real life, many people wear fur garments just because it's luxurious and glamorous, whether worn for warmth or for style. If you see characters wear a stylish fur, it usually means they either have enough wealth to buy it (either on a whim or saving up for one), or they have found other ways to get one, because in many cultures these are status symbols. Even when those not in the upper classes wear furs, it still indicates that the aggregate wealth of a society is higher than normal.

In Europe, certain furs were so prized that for a time there were [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sumptuary_law Sumptuary Laws]] about [[DressCode who could wear what kind of fur]]. Ermine was among the most prized, used to trim and line [[RequisiteRoyalRegalia royal robes]] and [[PimpedOutCape capes]] (hence the reason the trope ErmineCapeEffect is named so). While the poor also wore furs, it was for utility instead of decoration, so their clothes were made with common pelts like sheepskin and rabbit, and weren't stylized and tailored.

So this trope is also as old in fiction, but visual media like {{film}} is where it's clearly evident. It was used extensively in UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfHollywood just for the visual splendor it brought. At one point furs were so common they didn't provide characterization the way they do today under the HollywoodDressCode. The exceptions were very specific outfits, like the [[PimpDuds classic pimp coat]]. What fur was worn was generally chosen one of two ways. The first was reflecting whatever ConspicuousConsumption style trends were popular for a certain demographic. The second was [[CostumePorn whatever the designer felt like]].

Also, fur can be a dual purpose luxury. When worn in cold weather, it's a utility luxury (as in the picture), and when worn otherwise, it's a sybaritic luxury.

These days furs are less common in media and now has competition from FurAndLoathing, where a woman in a fur coat is either the RichBitch, TheVamp or downright evil, although some savvy costumers can do both if the character is wearing real fur (and expect some commentary on either trope). Other characters who wear fur tend to do it for a single episode or two.

{{Fashion Magazine}}s, in at least one issue in an Autumn month, will have a spread about fur fashion. Any ads for furs would count as UpMarketing, as would ads for other luxury products that also feature models wearing fur.

'''Now since this is about use of fur to pretty up a scene, it's not just ''any'' instance of wearing fur.''' Even if a fur is worn for warmth, it also has to be an excuse to have a nice fur in the scene to count for this trope. Thus an Inuit parka usually doesn't count, unless the parka is designed to be expensive and stylish.

A SubTrope of GarnishingTheStory.

A SuperTrope to:
* FurBikini
* GoingFurASwim
* ItsFakeFurItsFine
* LiveMinkCoat
* NakedInMink

A SisterTrope to: EverythingsSparklyWithJewelry, FluffyFashionFeathers, GoldMakesEverythingShiny (all involve materials to show off wealth in a glamorous way), PeltsOfTheBarbarian (furs and hides that are rough instead of luxurious), HellBentForLeather

Compare AnIceSuit, SexyCoatFlashing, HappyHolidaysDress, SexySantaDress (all of which have many examples with fur).

Contrast FurAndLoathing, CruellaToAnimals.
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!!Examples:

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* PrettyInMink/{{Advertising}}
* PrettyInMink/AnimeAndManga
* PrettyInMink/ComicBooks
* [[PrettyInMink/AnimatedFilms Films - Animated]]
* [[PrettyInMink/LiveActionFilms Films - Live Action]]
* {{PrettyInMink/Literature}}
* PrettyInMink/LiveActionTV
* PrettyInMink/{{Magazines}}
* PrettyInMink/{{Music}}
* PrettyInMink/VideoGames
* PrettyInMink/WebComics
* PrettyInMink/WesternAnimation
* PrettyInMink/RealLife
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[[folder:Comic Strips]]
* In ''ComicStrip/ThePerryBibleFellowship'' a redheaded lady goes to point out a guy at a PoliceLineup, and she wanted to look her best, as she wears a gray fur wrap when she arrives.
* Muffy Ainsworth in the newspaper ''ComicStrip/SpiderMan'' wears a white fur jacket in her flashback to when Spider-Man saved her from an (apparent) vampire who kidnaped and [[HypnotizeThePrincess hypnotized her]].
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[[folder:Fan Works]]
* In a bonus video for ''WebVideo/WeddingPeachAbridged'' (that's drawn instead of using footage from the series), the girls are singing Christmas carols while wearing fur trimmed coats. Yuri also has her hands demurely held in a matching fur muff.
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[[folder:Pro Wrestling]]
* Wrestling/AliciaFox often wears outfits with fur trim.
* Wrestling/JohnMorrison and Wrestling/{{Melina}}, aka MNM, were known for wearing what Wrestling/JimRoss described as roadkill and were very very pretty, if you could overlook the fake tans.
* Wrestling/TrishStratus sometimes liked to wear fur jackets, and [[http://dailywrestlingnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/Trish-Stratus-gifs-001.gif fur hats]] when she walks to the ring.
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[[folder:Tabletop Games]]
* ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'':
** Some magic items require fur as their material, such as the "Cloak of Lordliness", which requires "the finest ermine" when made for a human princes or princess to wear.
** In the "Advanced 2nd Edition" monster manual, the picture for vampire showed [[VampiresAreRich a wealthy noble lady]] wearing a SimpleYetOpulent dress and [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/vampiress_fur_cape_4015.jpg a fur-lined cape]] (that had a HighCollarOfDoom).
** That book above also had the picture for Drow showing a warrior lady, who is high born given her [[CoolCrown spider-shaped tiara]] (their patron goddess is a spider god). She wears [[https://33.media.tumblr.com/bd371cef65eb870807637de6df4754e9/tumblr_niilh3QVCV1rro7quo4_400.gif a cape of white fur and her dress and boots are fur trimmed]].
* ''TabletopGame/{{Exalted}}'': The demon Janequin, Fortune's Fool likes to wear, if not outright CostumePorn, but very expensive fabrics and items, including furs.
* ''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering'': Planeswalker Liliana Vess became [[http://media.wizards.com/2016/images/daily/cardart_EMN_Liliana-the-Last-Hope.jpg Liliana, The Last Hope]], and added a gorgeous fur-trimmed cape to her wardrobe.
** The [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/pages/card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=2559 Folk of the Pines]], in the "Ice Age" set, are dryads who wear coats trimmed with white fur that actually merges with the snow on their trees.
* In the Classic ''TabletopGame/MysteryDate'' the formal dance outfit includes a white fur shoulder wrap.
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[[folder:Theater]]
* In ''Theatre/BornYesterday'', Billie says all she ever wanted was a mink coat, and a radio that could fit in her purse. She thinks she's happy because she now has two. In TheNineties remake, she says she's fine because her old coat was just rabbit fur.
* In ''Theatre/CactusFlower'', Julian presents Toni with a mink stole. She's stunned at the generosity of his gift, though she would have rather received black leather slacks. She decides to send the mink to "Mrs. Winston" along with the original card, whose only words are, "As ever, Julian." Stephanie is so taken with the stole that she buys an expensive evening gown to wear with it to the April in Paris Ball.
* One act in ''Theatre/GuysAndDolls'' starts with the number "Take Back Your Mink", which is the {{trope namer}} of TakeBackYourGift, as it's about a lady refusing to be a slut just for gifts like furs.
* ''Theatre/{{Gypsy}}'': In most versions, there is a white rabbit coat and hat June wears for one of the acts, and a mink coat Gypsy wears that she lets her mother wear at the end. The first film version even had Gypsy wear a dress with a skirt covered entirely with white fox.
* [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rachel_F%C3%A9lix Rachel Felix]] was a successful French actress in the mid 19th century. There is a portrait of her in costume, [[http://41.media.tumblr.com/db7f3e6d58d4bcafe18cc6eefe1f5a9b/tumblr_mmygvoZoL71s6zaeso1_1280.jpg an ermine-trimmed dress and cape]].
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[[folder:Theme Parks]]
* In Ride/DisneyThemeParks the women who play the {{Franchise/Disney Princess}}es get warmer outfits in winter. The collars and cuffs are trimmed with white fur, and Belle wears a short white fur cape.
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[[folder:Toys]]
* Samantha from the Toys/AmericanGirlsCollection has a skating dress trimmed with white fur, and in one of the books she has an outfit with a white fur hat and muff.
* Many of Franchise/{{Barbie}}'s outfits have fur, from the white fur wrap on the "Enchanted Evening" outfit, to holiday dresses having fur trim.
* Some of the Toys/{{Bratz}} outfits have fur trim.
* As do many variants of the Franchise/{{Disney Princess}}es' dresses, such as a set of winter merchandise in 2005 and 2006 which showed the princesses in dresses trimmed with white fur, and carrying white fur muffs.
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[[folder:Web Original]]
* [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/winter_princess_parasol_2809.jpg This picture]] by [[http://flashbunny.blogspot.com/ Anand Duncan]] is a [[WinterRoyalLady winter princess]] in an outfit where not only is her PimpedOutDress decorated with white fur, but also her ParasolOfPrettiness.
* In ''WebVideo/{{Idiotsitter}}'', Billie and Gene don oversized fur coats during "Happy Birthday", while they are also whacked out on peyote. The image of them in their coats and sunglasses, in-doors, is also a promo image for the series.
* The short-lived (so far) sreies ''[[http://www.mis-directed.com/1/post/2011/04/mis-directed-web-series-webisode-1-pilot.html Mis-Directed]]'' is about a brother and sister trying to film a TorturePorn, with the sister Julianna playing ([[BadBadActing sort of]]) the victim while wearing a purple rabbit fur jacket, which she seems to wear specifically to pretty herself up, given she acts like ThePrimaDonna.
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