I won't require high-ranking female members of my organization to wear a stainless-steel bustier. Morale is better with a more casual dress-code. Similarly, outfits made entirely from black leather will be reserved for formal occasions.
Evil quite often has a different style compared to heroes and bystanders. Perhaps it's a way to tell the heroes and villains apart, perhaps it's because the artists and costumers think Evil Is Cool
, or perhaps a little bit of all of them.
Regardless, these tropes involve fashion choices villains make (intentionally or otherwise).
Also, some of the more extreme AntiHeroes
are likely to follow these tropes.
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