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->''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''

Tropes about dresses (the modern sense, not including robes) and skirts, or having them as an integral part. To costume designers, few things have more potential for CostumePorn than a nice dress or skirt. Of course not all of them have to be fancy. Some can be plain, or even skimpy.

And it's considered one of the most prominent ways to tell men from women, with signs and symbols using a dress or skirt to tell that an abstract figure is male or female. It's also a major reason the trope RealWomenDontWearDresses has that name.

Also are more likely to be DoomedNewClothes than other kinds of garments.

These tropes will likely fall into RuleOfGlamorous or RuleOfSexy.
+ TheBeautifulTropes
+ BejeweledTropes
+ TheCapedIndex
+ CoatsAndJackets
+ FemininityTropes
+ LuxuryTropes
+ MinkBecomesThisIndexMost
+ PrincessTropes
+ TheseTropesAreMadeForWalking
+ TropesInPants
* ActionDressRip
* BattleBallgown
* BloodSplatteredWeddingDress
* DangerouslyShortSkirt
* ElegantGothicLolita (a specific subset of Lolita which is currently the most popular)
* FairytaleWeddingDress
* FrenchMaidOutfit
* FrillsOfJustice
* GiantPoofySleeves
* GirlySkirtTwirl
* HappyHolidaysDress
* LadyInRed
* LadyLegionnaireWear
* LittleBlackDress
* UsefulNotes/LolitaFashion
* MagicSkirt
* ManInAKilt (a rare male version of this trope)
* MiniDressOfPower
* ModestyShorts
* ParachutePetticoat
* PimpedOutDress
* ProperTightsWithASkirt
* {{Qipao}}
* SailorFuku
* SexySantaDress
* ShowgirlSkirt
* SimpleYetOpulent
* SkirtsAndLadders
* SkirtOverSlacks
* TutuFancy
* VirginInAWhiteDress
* ZettaiRyouiki