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Pimped Out Dress:
Being fancy doesn't mean you can't have fun wearing one. Pimped Out Dresses
The Academy Awards. Oh, sure, the Emmys and Tonys have pretty dresses too, but what else is the point of the Red Carpet segment? Certainly not those little interviews. The Red Carpet is made for this trope.
The first three series had quite a few, particularly Elizabeth's dresses in the second series.
Blackadder has a few, notably Buffy's 18th century style Buffy the Vampire Slayer noble lady outfit in the episode " Halloween".
had several, since Bob Mackie did the costuming.
The Carol Burnett Show In , one of the toys was a The Christmas Toy Captain Ersatz of Barbie, and she wears a Happy Holidays Dress that is glittery blue with a white fur cape and hat (then she decides to get changed for the rescue mission).
finds ways to fit in a few, like in a fantasy sequence in the final episode.
Designing Women Ace foregoes her usual bomber jacket for one of these in the serial Doctor Who Ghost Light. Once she's done crossdressing, that is.
had several, as is expected with a historical period drama set in the beginning of twenties century and in Downton Abbey The Roaring Twenties.
The "lady has no taste" version is frequently used on with Mimi. Her wedding gown was covered with giant flower buds that opened at the culmination of the ceremony.
The Drew Carey Show , especially when it came to shoulder pages, or anything that made the dresses sparkle.
Dynasty of course has several, worn by Elizabeth, or others. The first episode (when she's still a princess) notes that her dress with Elizabeth R ermine sleeves is her finest gown.
Firefly Inara Serra is a registered companion, which means she leads a glamorous life. She has a few gorgeous dresses.
In "Shindig", Kaylee played Princess for a Day in a pink and white dress that loaded with flounces and frills on the skirt and has tiny puff sleeves (that according to Mal made her look like "a sheep standing on its hind legs"). However, Kaylee's dress was bought in a shop. This resulted in ridicule from the local Alpha Bitches, until Kaylee demonstrated that she knows things about spaceship engines, which instantly endeared her to the male half of that ball.
There were of course several other dresses worn at the party in "Shindig" including the one it "takes the space of a wink to remove" that had a fancy sash, and a layered skirt with each layer bunched into frills.
had a number of outfits on stage, that started to turn into these when the show caught on and the budget went up.
Hannah Montana Mercedes's Gothic wedding dress in .
Hollyoaks In , Maya wears a Just Shoot Me! pink fairy princess dress, with gauzy wings and a fake ermine trim, when she thinks everyone else is dressing up for Halloween.
Morgana in , as well as Guinevere by the end of series four, and all of the visiting princesses (of which there have been several).
Merlin Many of the outfits in the "Parade of States/Nations" parts of the , Miss USA , and Miss Teen USA Miss Universe Beauty Contests. Unfortunately also applies to child pageants, as can be seen in . Unfortunate in that the dresses are Toddlers And Tiaras often skimpier than they should be.
: The show is set in the late Victorian era and in the beginning of the twentieth century, and many ladies wear gorgeous dresses. Two show's coroners, Drs Julia Ogden and Emily Grace, are seen performing autopsies in beautiful outfits (no scrubs for doctors yet), and whenever the characters go to the theatre or have a dinner party, the trope is played Murdoch Mysteries Up to Eleven.
The Palace In the Christmas Episode of , Miss Yvonne wears a Pee-Wee's Playhouse Happy Holidays Dress that includes Opera Gloves, white feather trim on the gloves and dress neckline, and her hair done up like a Christmas tree.
Any avant-garde challenge on tends to feature this.
Project Runway If there was a fancy event in , then fancy dresses would be worn. Road To Avonlea A publicity still ◊ shows Felicity in a red dress with dark red gauze over the sleeves and bodice, and the gauze is heavily trimmed with white lace.
often involves pimped out dresses tried on, although they aren't always the ones chosen.
Say Yes To The Dress Even the series will feature this trope.
Star Trek In , Kira and Dax wear Medieval dresses for a holosuite program of the Star Trek: Deep Space Nine King Arthur stories.
Lwaxana Troi of has several, given her high noble status, that she quite often reminds people of. Her wedding dress was particularly elaborate. The reaction when she showed up for her wedding in Star Trek: The Next Generation traditional Betazoid wedding garb (that is, completely naked) was marvelous.
The dresses on , and ballroom dancing in general are often like this. If it involves Strictly Come Dancing feathers, glitter and/or sequins, and moderate frills (so the dress looks fancy but can still move), so much the better.
Most of Azkadellia's wardrobe in .
Tin Man is this with about half the outfits, even though they are The Tudors Hollywood Costuming. Frills, puffs, and pearls seems to be the favorite trimming the costumers use.
, including the revival.