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Tropes all about the many ways people can show off wealth, just to make things nicer for themselves.

These can be just because the people want to show off, or because it's socially required of them.

Note some tropes here are not strictly for the most wealthy. Even middle class people can afford the occasional luxury. It's just that wealthy characters are more likely to have several of these instead of one or two.

Compare GarnishingTheStory.

Contrast PovertyTropes.
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!!Tropes:
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Related:
+ TheBeautifulTropes
+ DressesGownsAndSkirts
+ TheGildedIndex
+ RichPeople
++ RichKids
+ RoyaltyAndNobilityTropes
++ PrincessTropes
++ PrincelyTropes
+ RuleOfGlamorous
+ TreasureTropes
]
[[index]]
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Categories:
+ BejeweledTropes
+ MinkBecomesThisIndexMost
+ OpulentOutfits
+ ServantTropes
]
* BigFancyCastle[softreturn]A castle that's impossibly big and expensive.
* BigFancyHouse[softreturn]A home that's big and expensive.
* BlingBlingBang[softreturn]A weapon which also serves as jewelry.
* CityOfGold[softreturn]The entire land is full of wealth and luxuries.
* ConspicuousConsumption[softreturn]Spending loads just to show off wealth.
* CoolBoat[softreturn]An awesome boat.
* CoolCar[softreturn]An awesome car.
* CoolGarage[softreturn]A garage that's far fancier than a garage needs to be.
* CoolHouse[softreturn]A home with awesome features.
* CoolPlane[softreturn]An awesome plane.
* CoolTrain[softreturn]An awesome train.
* CrimefightingWithCash[softreturn]Buying the stuff needed to be a superhero.
* CucumberFacial[softreturn] A high-class spa treatment.
* DistractedByTheLuxury[softreturn]Using these tropes to please a lady.
* ErmineCapeEffect[softreturn]For royalty and nobility who choose to actually live like this.
* EveryManHasHisPrice[softreturn]Using money to open any door.
* EverythingsSparklyWithJewelry[softreturn]Jewelry is glamorous.
* FairytaleWeddingDress[softreturn]A very fancy, old fashioned bridal gown.
* FashionMagazine[softreturn]The fashions they cover usually are luxuries more than everyday clothes.
* {{Fiction 500}}[softreturn]Characters who have absurdly unrealistic and uncountable amounts of wealth.
* FluffyFashionFeathers[softreturn]Feathers are glamorous.
* FrenchMaid[softreturn]A hot maid in a skimpy dress.
* GemEncrusted[softreturn]Sticking jewels on anything just to pretty it up.
* GildedCage[softreturn]A luxurious prison.
* GrapesOfLuxury[softreturn]Being fed by servants.
* GoldMakesEverythingShiny[softreturn]Anything made of, or decorated with, gold.
* GoldTooth[softreturn] Traditionally reserved for people who like to literally put their money where their mouth is.
* HappyHolidaysDress[softreturn]Fancy Christmas-themed dresses.
* HighClassGlass[softreturn]Wearing a monocle.
* IdleRich[softreturn]Affording to do no real work at all.
* IfIWereARichMan[softreturn]A fantasy of luxuries.
* MaidCorps[softreturn]A veritable army of maids.
* {{Meido}}[softreturn]A hot Japanese maid.
* MoneyFetish[softreturn]When money itself it the luxury.
* MoneyToBurn[softreturn]Treating money like firewood.
* MoneyToThrowAway[softreturn]Tossing money into the air.
* MundaneLuxury[softreturn]When everyday comforts seem like an untold luxury to someone.
* OperaGloves[softreturn] When was the last time you heard of an aristocrat or socialite who ''didn't'' wear long gloves with her PimpedOutDress?
* PimpedOutCape[softreturn]Cape with expensive decorations.
* PimpedOutDress[softreturn]Dress costing a lot due to all the trimmings.
* PooledFunds[softreturn]Rejoice among your fortune, literally.
* PrettyInMink[softreturn]Fur is glamorous.
* PrivateMilitaryContractors[softreturn]A private army.
* PrivateTutor[softreturn]A private teacher all your own.
* RecliningReigner[softreturn]A ruler reclines on something.
* RequisiteRoyalRegalia[softreturn]A necessary luxury for royalty, but still a luxury.
* RichIdiotWithNoDayJob[softreturn]Living a rich lifestyle that hides what you really do.
* RollOutTheRedCarpet[softreturn]Indicates the arrival or interior decoration of royalty, the rich, and the famous.
* ScrewTheRulesIHaveMoney[softreturn]Using money as a form of authority.
* SimpleYetOpulent[softreturn]Luxuries that are extravagant without appearing so.
* SommelierSpeak[softreturn]When a person is so familiar with fancy wines that he or she can expound upon the intricate flavor subtleties of all of them.
* StatusCellPhone[softreturn]A phone shows off money and modern technology.
* TheTeamBenefactor[softreturn]The guy who's on the team to pay for everything.
* TheThingThatGoesDoink[softreturn]Lawn ornaments of the wealthy.
* TravelCool[softreturn]Using an awesome vehicle to get around.
* UnlimitedWardrobe[softreturn]Loads of different clothes.
* UnnecessarilyLargeVessel[softreturn]When a starship (or boat) is ''much'' larger than it needs to be, often for ostentatious purposes.
* UpMarketing[softreturn]Appealing to consumers who spend the most.
* WhereDoesHeGetAllThoseWonderfulToys[softreturn]Buying loads of gadgets.
* WineIsClassy[softreturn]Wine is treated as a luxury, or at least proof of being upper crust.
[[/index]]
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