[[quoteright:350:[[Disney/TheLittleMermaid http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/ariel_pink_dress_9936.jpg]]]]
[[caption-width-right:350:Just one of the joys [[OurMermaidsAreDifferent she]] finds being human.]]

->''Piece by piece, snip by snip\\
Croup, dock, haunch, shoulders, hip\\
Thread by thread, primmed and pressed\\
Yard by yard, never stressed\\
And that's the art of the dress!''
-->-- '''Rarity''', ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic''

{{Pimped Out Dress}}es in WesternAnimation.
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* [[WesternAnimation/AdventureTime Princess Bubblegum]] [[http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_mbjc26jQfN1rvw0eoo1_500.png plays this trope straight most of the time]], with a seemingly limitless wardrobe of gowns and pouffy dresses, but also subverts it frequently, as she seems just as comfortable wearing a hoodie and leggings, with her hair pulled back in a ponytail. She's probably also the only princess on this list that you'll see wearing a [[MadScientist labcoat]] over her gown.
* A number of dresses show up in ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad'', for various reasons, whether a costume party, or magical holiday fairies. One former tooth fairy, not a ghost of Christmas Past, wears a blue HappyHolidaysDress that has snowflake decorations and gauze layering.
* In the ''{{WesternAnimation/Animaniacs}}'' episode, "King Yakko", Hello Nurse is the kingdom's prime minister, and wears a magenta dress with ermine trim on the skirt, and a blue cloak.
* The majority of the ''Franchise/{{Barbie}}'' DirectToVideo films feature fancy dresses, usually {{pink| means feminine}}, [[GracefulLadiesLikePurple purple]], or [[TrueBlueFemininity blue]].
** ''WesternAnimation/BarbieInTheNutcracker'': Clara's dancing dress is a tutu with a skirt made of several layers of gauze, and a bodice heavily trimmed with flowers.
** ''WesternAnimation/BarbieAsRapunzel'': A purple overdress with a light purple underskirt and bodice, gold brocade edging the bodice, and a layer of lace over the sleeves and the slit in the overskirt.
** ''WesternAnimation/BarbieOfSwanLake'': A purple dress with translucent blue fabric cut like large feathers that drapes over the skirt, flares out from the sleeves, and forms into a pair of wings over her chest.
** ''WesternAnimation/BarbieInThePrincessAndThePauper'': Anneliese wears a pink dress with lots of gauze and silk, and gold trimming on her bodice, and gold brocade on her stomacher. Erika wears a blue dress with lace trimming, pink ribbons, and a flower-embroidered white petticoat.
** ''WesternAnimation/BarbieFairytopia'': The [[OurFairiesAreDifferent fairy girls]] wear dresses that are flower-themed, usually in the form of skirts cut to look like blooming flowers, but some outfits have flowers trimming them.
** ''WesternAnimation/BarbieInTheTwelveDancingPrincesses'': Each princess wears a fancy dress. Most have a frilled hem, short overskirt that is edged with ruffled, a neckline trimmed with lace, and little puff sleeves.
** ''WesternAnimation/BarbieAsTheIslandPrincess'': A blue dress with lots of dark blue brocade on the skirt, a pink gauzy overskirt, a heavily beaded bodice, and a [[PeacockGirl peacock tail]], that was actually loaned from her peacock friend.
** ''WesternAnimation/BarbieAndTheDiamondCastle'': Liana and Alexa get similar dress when they are made {{princess}}es: both having lots of [[EverythingsBetterWithSparkles sparkly brocade]], a gauzy oveskirt, and a CoolCrown. Even their peasant dresses are pretty fancy, being of much brighter colors and smoother fabrics than the other peasants in that world wear.
** ''WesternAnimation/BarbieInAChristmasCarol'': Several, most worn by the Eden, the Scrooge-esque protagonist, but some are worn by others. The most prominent dresses in the marketing and covers the red dress Eden wears with the gold brocade on the bodice and gold GiantWaistRibbon (but worn on the side), and a white dress Barbie wears that is covered with lace and has a multi-tiered pleated skirt. And the ghost of Christmas present wears a green with several rings of decorated ribbons around the skirt, to make it look like a Christmas tree.
** ''WesternAnimation/BarbieAndTheThreeMusketeers'': The heroines wear different dresses, but they are all loaded in their own ways with lace, brocade, frills, and overskirts and petticoats.
** ''WesternAnimation/BarbiePrincessCharmSchool'': At the end, the girls wear glittery dresses, with long flowing skirts, gold trimming, and bodices where almost the entire front is GemEncrusted, looking like the top was cut from a huge jewel.
** ''WesternAnimation/BarbieThePearlPrincess'': Lumina gets a beautiful multicolored mermaid tail.
** ''WesternAnimation/BarbieAndTheSecretDoor'': Barbie's character gets a beautiful multicolored flowery dress.
* In the ''tradition'' of Disney, Don Bluth's movie ''WesternAnimation/{{Anastasia}}'' includes not one, but ''three'' pimped out dresses.
** One is a gorgeous, pale yellow dress with a blue sash, gauze sleeves, and strings of pearls, (and an [[CoolCrown Imperial Russian tiara]]), which Anya dreams up during the "Once Upon a December" song.
** Another is the very simple, dark blue strapless dress that she wears at the Parisien Opera (the train, however, certainly gives this dress its due of sparkles).
** Finally, there is the dress that she wears during the celebration her Grandmama holds, that is similar to the first dress, but with more fancy designs, and hanging sleeves.
* The Queen and Princess of Heart in ''WesternAnimation/TheCareBearsAdventureInWonderland'' have some fancy dresses, some with [[SymbolMotifClothing heart motifs]].
* These show up in the WesternAnimation/ClassicDisneyShorts.
** The DamselInDistress in "The China Shop" wears [[http://www.flickr.com/photos/deathbeforedisco/4000628412/in/photostream/ a blue 18th century dress]] with purple bows and ribbons, and a pink petticoat.
** The girl in "The Moth and the Flame" wears [[http://www.flickr.com/photos/deathbeforedisco/3999863307/in/photostream/ a red dress]] with a short pink skirt, and a collar and hem trimmed with white fur.
** The Cookie Queen in "The Cookie Carnival" is given a [[ItMakesJustAsMuchSenseInContext dress made out of food]]. It has a cupcake paper as a skirt frame, blue and white eclair creme to make the frilly overdress, heart candies decorating the middle of the skirt, and the only non-food related item is a blue GiantWaistRibbon. [[http://www.flickr.com/photos/deathbeforedisco/4000540664/sizes/o/in/photostream/ The concept art]] showed the dress being red and white. And she's not the only one, as "[[http://www.flickr.com/photos/deathbeforedisco/3999775417/ Miss Strawberry Blonde]]" wears a skirt that is a strawberry shortcake where the layers get wider from the top down.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Daria}}'' has a few, some in the show, but most in the credits pictures.
** Quinn's [[PinkMeansFeminine pink]] middle ages dress, with [[PrettyInMink white fur trimming]] in "Fair Enough".
** Erin's wedding dress in "I Don't", with the massive bell skirt, lace, and loads of floral trimmings.
* Some show up in ''WesternAnimation/ChipNDaleRescueRangers''. An odd case is a blue one in worn an opera with an ermine cape and little ermine overskirt. The odd part was the Chip later found and put on a small one [[WeNeedADistraction to distract the episode's villain]].
* The Franchise/{{Disney Princess}}es have a fair amount. Their many fancy dresses could fill out this trope by themselves, but in their merchandising, the dresses are fancied up even further. A few sets trim the dresses with ribbons, [[PrettyInMink white fur, and white fur muffs]] with huge ribbons on them. Another set turns all the dresses [[GoldMakesEverythingShiny gold]]. Another [[GemEncrusted trims all the dresses with jewels]], and that actually comes in two varieties: a set with them just wearing the bejeweled dresses, and a set with them wearing the dresses and similarly bejeweled [[PimpedOutCape white fur Capes]]. Disney also made quite a few paper doll books based on their princesses with outfits they didn't wear in the movie.
** ''Disney/SnowWhite'' had a few. Snow White's iconic dress has the golden skirt, [[TrueBlueFemininity blue bodice]], round white collar, and slashed puff sleeves with red fabric underneath. Even the evil queen got a black and purple dress with white ermine trimming (although the animation doesn't make that clear) and some gold decorations.
** ''Disney/{{Cinderella}}'' is an unusual example of actually showing the pimping-out process, featuring a scene in which her animal friends pimp out her ball gown, unfortunately they used beads and a sash belonging to her stepsisters, who used that excuse to [[DoomedNewClothes tear the dress apart]]. Her iconic silvery dress, with the puffed overskirt, little puff sleeves, and [[NiceShoes glass slippers]], was [[GorgeousGarmentGeneration instead made]] with [[EverythingsBetterWithSparkles magic sparkles]] thanks to her FairyGodmother.
** Ariel gets a few in ''Disney/TheLittleMermaid'': The pink and white luncheon dress with the slashed puff sleeves, her FairytaleWeddingDress, and her dresses in the sequel, ''Disney/TheLittleMermaidIIReturnToTheSea''.
** Belle wears a few in ''Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast''. Her iconic dress is gold with a ribbon trimming the skirt, and the fabric on the skirt and neckline made to bunch up, creating a puff effect. Her pink dress had the frill trimming on the sleeves and hem. Her HappyHolidaysDress in ''Disney/BeautyAndTheBeastTheEnchantedChristmas'' is wine colored with the underskirt, bodice, and sleeve ruffles being golden yellow with brocade, has small roses on the sleeves and neckline, and a GiantWaistRibbon at the back of the waist (that is even bigger in TheMerch).
** Princess Jasmine from ''Disney/{{Aladdin}}'' has a few outfits that fits this trope, most of them cheerfully combining it with BareYourMidriff.
** Even Disney/{{Pocahontas}}, with her modest wardrobe got a paper doll book with outfits of the BraidsBeadsAndBuckskins variety. Made before the direct-to-video sequal, but had a page that said "Later in life, Pocahontas went to London. These are some dresses she would've worn." It showed a couple of dresses in the fashion of that era.
** Princess [[ActionGirl Kida]] of Atlantis from ''Disney/AtlantisTheLostEmpire'' is a notable exception to this trend, as well as to the official Disney Princess line-up, for the sole reason that the movie she was in sunk at the box office.
** ''Disney/ThePrincessAndTheFrog'' has a number of [[FashionDissonance old-fashioned ones]], though most are either explicitly handmade costumes or magically conjured. Charlotte likes to wear pink dresses with puff sleeves and very wide skirts. Tiana wears a few as well, for various reasons. One is a white flapper dress with a white fox stole she wears in an ImagineSpot. Her second dress is blue and has a small bit of trimmings. Her third dress, and first wedding dress, is magically made, and lilly-pad themed, with the bodice and skirt having fabric cut and layered to look like leaves. She then wears a fancy conventional wedding dress and evening gown at the end. During the party she was catering, she also wears an earth-toned dress with purple accents designed to look like medieval court wear.
** Rapunzel in ''{{Disney/Tangled}}'' wears a mildly pimped out [[GracefulLadiesLikePurple purple and lavender]] dress, with a few ribbons, and slashed sleeves. Her wedding dress is more pimped out with lots of lace, a huge veil, [[EverythingsSparklyWithJewelry diamond]] [[CoolCrown tiara]], and tiny puff sleeves.
** Elsa from Disney/{{Frozen}} ''makes her own'' PimpedOutDress from ice and snow.
* The Queen of Hearts in ''Disney/AliceInWonderland'' wears a dress with a [[HighCollarOfDoom high collar]], underskirt with the black and gold chevron design, and the overskirt with white ermine trim (although that's clear just in a still during the opening credits; [[DetailHoggingCover the animation limitations made it look like just a solid white trim in the main film]]).
* Yzma sports villainous versions of this trope in ''Disney/TheEmperorsNewGroove''. At one point, the huge ribbed wing/collar... ''thing''.. attached to her current outfit falls off, and she hastily pushes it out of sight.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Gargoyles}}'' had a ShoutOut to ''Beauty and the Beast'', where Elisa Maza once wore Belle's golden ballgown on Halloween while Goliath wore Beast's dress suit.
* Cinderella in ''WesternAnimation/HappilyNEverAfter'' get's a {{Pink|MeansFeminine}} dress with OperaGloves, an overskirt with brocade trimming, a lighter pink ruffled petticoat, and a heart-shapes stomacher. At the end, she wears a similar [[TrueBlueFemininity blue dress]].
* In ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible: So the Drama'', Kim is seen wearing a mildly pimped-out prom dress, which gets charred by a [[HumongousMecha Diablo's]] laser beams, prompting her to shout, "Do you know how much babysitting I had to do to buy this dress?"
* WesternAnimation/LadyLovelyLocks and her friends [[http://listenup.rubberslug.com/gallery/inv_info.asp?ItemID=332456 wore similar dresses]] that each had medium poofy sleeves, and three rings of frills on their skirts. Otherwise the dresses varied in with the ruffles, ribbons, and other details. Duchess Ravenwaves wore a dark purple dress with puffed sleeves and leaf-like layers of different colored fabric on the sleeves and skirt.
* Despite being equines, the ''Franchise/MyLittlePony'' series and toy line finds ways to dress them up. We saw this from a FashionShow in [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyTVSpecials the second TV special]], to Rarity from ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' being [[TheFashionista a fashion designer]] with a penchant for creating these.
** [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E14SuitedForSuccess "Suited for Success"]] was about making dresses for her friends, but their TakingAdvantageOfGenerosity turned the dresses into ImpossiblyTackyClothes. They made it up to her by completing the dress she designed for herself. In the meantime, Rarity sang a song about making fancy dresses, "Art of the Dress".
** The practicalities of Pimped Out Dresses are lampshaded, Rarity spends one party standing in a corner ordering everyone to keep well away from her for fear of damaging it, any amount of strenuous effort tends to leave them disheveled, and they make sure to take them off before actually getting into a fight (with Rarity seen carefully smoothing them out and folding them up despite an 'in progress' invasion occuring).
* Queen Victoria in ''WesternAnimation/ThePiratesInAnAdventureWithScientists'' wears a light yellow dress loaded with frills on the shoulders, collar, and first petticoat, and [[spoiler:a SteamPunk mechanical second petticoat]].
* When the girls in ''WesternAnimation/PrincessGwenevereAndTheJewelRiders'' are in regular clothes, they can be pimped out. Gwenevere has worn a pink mini dress with gold stars decorating it, and a pink dress with puff sleeves and a three-tiered skirt.
* The eponymous ''WesternAnimation/PrincessSissi'' wears many in the show.
** There is [[http://www.cinemarx.ro/filme/poze/Princess-Sissi-Princess-Sissi-408648,253550.html#photo a yellow dress]] with a blue petticoat, blue ribbons and pink bows on the skirt, and gold decorations on the bodice.
** [[http://www.cinemarx.ro/filme/poze/Princess-Sissi-Princess-Sissi-408648,122596.html#photo A green dress]] with puff sleeves, white ruffles on the hem and neckline, and several strips of yellow frills on the front of the bodice and skirt.
** [[http://www.fanpop.com/spots/princess-sissi/images/26911877/title/screens-screencap A blue dress]] with white trimming and pink bows on the skirt and neckline.
** [[http://www.fanpop.com/spots/princess-sissi/images/26911867/title/screens-screencap A white dress]] with a pink petticoat and neckline, puff sleeves, and a string of pearls worn around the waist.
** Finally, there is [[http://www.cinemarx.ro/filme/poze/Princess-Sissi-Princess-Sissi-408648,253549.html#photo her wedding dress]], with OperaGloves, flowers, frills, and puff sleeves.
* In the video ''PrincessSydney Christmas: Three Gold Coins'', Sydney wears a few dresses, such a a red HappyHolidaysDress with a thick, white fur hem and neckline, and a coronation dress with an ermine cape and ermine-trimmed skirt.
* The eponymous ''WesternAnimation/SheRaPrincessOfPower'' wears a white MiniDressOfPower that has loads of [[GoldMakesEverythingShiny gold decorations]], a gold CoolCrown shaped like wings, and a short red cape.
* In ''WesternAnimation/TotalDramaIsland'', Courtney wears a [[GracefulLadiesLikePurple purple dress]] in the episode "The Princess Pride", that is basically a PaletteSwap of {{Disney/Cinderella}}'s dress, save for the fancy [[EverythingsSparklyWithJewelry diamond]] [[CoolCrown tiara]]. In the episode "Niagra Brawls", she wears a white version of that dress as a FairytaleWeddingDress.
* The ''WesternAnimation/WinxClub'' have fancy dresses and gowns on certain occasions, they have plenty of them to give the Barbie a run for her money.
* Vanellope Von Schweetz gets a frilly, pink, fancy, and heavy dress after her finish line cross in ''WreckItRalph'' resets the game and restores her to her proper position as princess of Sugar Rush. She chooses her regular clothes, however (hoodie, candy cup skirt and mismatched stockings) and role of president.
* Of ''course'' ''Franchise/EverAfterHigh'' would have this.
* In ''WesternAnimation/TheBookOfLife'', La Muerte's dress is covered in embroidery and marigolds, spreads out across the ground and is bordered at the hem with lit candles.