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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\\
Even KickingAssInAllHerFinery has its limits, so tear off those hobble skirts.
* BattleBallgown\\
A dress made for combat, and cotillions.
* BloodSplatteredWeddingDress\\
The dress is ruined, and that's the least of her problems.
* DangerouslyShortSkirt\\
Some skirts can have a panty shot without even trying.
* ElegantGothicLolita\\
Who like old-timey frilly dresses.
* FairytaleWeddingDress\\
A classical dress for a bride to be a princess on her wedding.
* FrenchMaidOutfit\\
A black mini dress with a white apron.
* FrillsOfJustice\\
Part of a magical girl's dress.
* GiantPoofySleeves\\
Goes great with a dress.
* GirlySkirtTwirl\\
RuleOfGlamorous says ladies should twirl their new dresses.
* HappyHolidaysDress\\
Tis the season for CostumePorn.
* HatesWearingDresses\\
A female character who can't stand wearing dresses and skirts.
* LadyInRed\\
A red dress makes the lady extra provocative.
* LadyLegionnaireWear\\
A skirt-like armor piece.
* LittleBlackDress\\
A simple, but fashionable, outfit.
* UsefulNotes/LolitaFashion\\
Those old-timey frilly dresses.
* MagicSkirt\\
This skirt won't do a panty shot, no matter what.
* ManInAKilt\\
Because plain makes skirts okay.
* MiniDressOfPower\\
Because short dresses are easier to fight in than long dresses.
* ModestyShorts\\
These avoid panty shots with your skirt.
* ParachutePetticoat\\
Somehow a skirt breaks a fall.
* PimpedOutDress\\
Want to show off your wealth? Get a dress with loads of trimmings, and other expensive features.
* ProperTightsWithASkirt\\
Legging can still go with a skirt.
* {{Qipao}}\\
That distinctive Chinese dress.
* SailorFuku\\
That distinctive Japanese schoolgirl uniform.
* SexySantaDress\\
Christmas is no time to leave out the fanservice.
* ShowgirlSkirt\\
A skirt that frames her beautiful legs, instead of hiding them.
* SimpleYetOpulent\\
A dress doesn't have to be obviously fancy to be fancy.
* SkirtsAndLadders\\
Climbing a ladder has a high risk of a panty shot.
* SkirtOverSlacks\\
Pants can still be paired with a skirt.
* TutuFancy\\
Fiction says a tutu can still have CostumePorn.
* VirginInAWhiteDress\\
Her dress color is symbolic of how easily it might get symbolically dirtied up.
* ZettaiRyouiki\\
Long socks, a skirt, and the bare skin between.