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[[caption-width-right:200:Queen Gertrude's dress from a 19th century production.]]

{{Pimped Out Dress}}es in {{Theatre}}.
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* The dresses Amneris wears in ''{{Aida}}''.
* Christmas Eve's wedding dress in ''Theatre/AvenueQ''.
* In the stage version of ''Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast'', Belle's dress in the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5gnfy8LoYQ8 "Something There"]] number is pink and red with puff sleeves, ruffle edging on the overskirt and underskirt, and the overskirt bunched to make waves of puffs in the fabric (similar to Belle's gold dress in the movie). Her [[http://www.playbill.com/images/photos/beautyclosing460.jpg gold dress]] is made of gauze, with white hanging sleeves, and a trimming with pink flowers.
* Several of the Creator/CirqueDuSoleil shows; ''Theatre/{{Alegria}}'' and ''Theatre/LaNouba'' come to mind.
* The dress Mina wears when she meets the count in ''Theatre/{{Drakula}}''.
* Phaedra in ''Theatre/{{Jerusalem}}''.
* Many of the characters in Mr.Grumpy's Toy Shoppe have these, most townsfolk do, and you could probably call the dollies that.
* Queen Aggravaine's wardrobe in ''OnceUponAMattress'' consists of dresses that are cut and decoration in outlandish ways. The princess in the story wear fancy dresses, but in pleasing styles.
* The musical ''ThePhantomOfTheOpera'' is loaded with these.
* {{Takarazuka}} productions are rife with this, including PeacockGirl tails, even if worn by a {{Bifauxnen}} player. Just look up some shows on Website/YouTube.
* Sarah's ballgown in ''Theatre/TanzDerVampire'' is [[http://www.tio-academy.de/vamppl.jpg a red dress]] with ruching, flower-shaped bows on the skirt, and black gauze petticoat.
* Stage revivals of ''Film/WhiteChristmas'' sometimes [[http://www.naplesnews.com/news/2011/nov/26/review-broadway-palm-irving-berlin-white-christmas/ will redo]] the [[HappyHolidaysDress holiday dresses]] worn at [[http://www.padutchcountryblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/12/DutchApple.jpg the end]], but others will make their own versions. The {{Broadway}} version stars out with a number that has [[http://www.broadway.tv/images/features/white_christmas_opening_00.jpg carolers in red dresses]] trimmed with white fur, plaid vests, fur hoods, and white fur muffs with holly at the front. The end has [[http://broadwaymusicalhome.com/images/shows/whitechristmas.jpg the Haynes sisters in two different red dresses]], Judy in a dark red dress with beaded trimming and a gauze scarlet underskirt, and Betty wearing a satin scarlet dress with white fur trimming the neckline, tiers of white fur trimming the top of the skirt, and the skirt is ruffled below that. Both dresses have white OperaGloves.
* Glinda wears some in the musical ''Theatre/{{Wicked}}''. [[http://wicked.wikia.com/wiki/File:Glinda-bubble-tour.jpg There is]] her [[TrueBlueFemininity ice blue dress]] with puff sleeves, lace, [[EverythingsBetterWithSparkles glitter]], and the skirt cut in several wavy tiers. Then there is [[PinkMeansFeminine her pink dress]] with a small bustier on top, and a short skirt that is several layers of ruffled gauze.
* The ''ZiegfeldFollies'' were loaded with CostumePorn, including loads of ornate dresses. Of course [[http://ziegfeld-follies.tumblr.com/ there is a tumblr]] showing lots of pictures of these outfits.
** [[http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_mS9WdVL_8No/TUhkl8iqacI/AAAAAAAAADM/yLozue3Xue4/s1600/real+ziegfeld+follies1.jpg This picture]] shows some of the range of what was done on the show. At the center are two dresses in mostly normal styles, and trimmed with flowers, ribbons, ruffles, and ruching. At the left is a more elaborate dress with a lace skirt, flowers, ruffled collar, [[PrettyInMink ermine overskirt, ermine wrap with lace and flower trimming, ermine hat with ruffled bow, and an ermine muff with a large flower on the front]]. At the right is a really off-the-wall outfit that looks like an undergarment or [[GoingFurASwim swimsuit with a long ermine piece draped over it]], with ermine cuffs and a huge ermine hat.
** One of the more modest dresses is [[http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lhfv9dyjwr1qa70eyo1_400.jpg this gauze dress with lace trimming]].
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