'''Basic Trope''': Combat troops wear impractically dressy uniforms.
* '''Straight''': General [[SdrawkcabName Lareneg]]'s combat uniform is outfitted with shiny gold trim.
* '''Exaggerated''': Lareneg's uniform is outfitted with so much gold and jewels it's almost too shiny to look at.
* '''Downplayed''': General Lareneg wears an ordinary uniform but has a distinctively blingy CoolHat.
* '''Justified''':
** Lareneg plans to undermine the enemy's confidence by showing them that his country is so rich they can afford to bling out their army that way.
** The uniform is magical, and [[PowerGlows magic = shiny.]]
** The army are PrivateMilitaryContractors, and the general wants to remind the men [[OnlyInItForTheMoney what they're fighting for]]. Plus, he doesn't want to leave his wealth anywhere the mercenaries might pinch it, so he wears it all.
** Lareneg is a great warrior who wears bling [[BattleTrophy taken from the enemies he has slain]] and would scorn bling obtained in another fashion. His Bling of War thus announces what a badass he is.
** Lareneg lives in a part of history when these kinds of uniforms were the norm.
** Lareneg wants to reassure his soldiers and mercenaries that he's rich enough to pay them on time if he can afford to waste money on fancy armor. If he loses, the enemy will know that he's rich, and thus keep him alive for ransom instead of killing him.
* '''Inverted''':
** Lareneg's uniform consists of ragged, war-torn poor man's clothes, since his unit is on its last legs and was never well-supplied to begin with.
** Lareneg wears his camouflage fatigues to all formal occasions.
* '''Subverted''': EnsignNewbie Lareneg exits his tent wearing gold and jewels. His valet points out that that's his ''[[ErmineCapeEffect ceremonial ]]''[[ErmineCapeEffect uniform]], and he rushes back in to change into his field uniform.
* '''Double Subverted''': ...which is also decorative.
* '''Parodied''':
** Lareneg wears gold, jewels, necklaces, bracelets, diamond rings, and even ''neon lights''.
** Lareneg's medals keep falling off, forcing him to stop whatever he's doing to pin them back on.
** Lareneg and his soldiers all wear impractically fancy uniforms... which ''are'' camouflage, because they fight in a CityOfGold
* '''Zig Zagged''': Lareneg's uniform is showy, meaning he can be used to distract the enemy, but he puts his own life in danger by doing this, so sometimes he swaps out his showy and distracting uniform for something more practical. Sometimes he even [[ElCidPloy puts someone else in his flashy uniform]] to draw fire away from the real thing.
* '''Averted''': Lareneg wears a relatively normal uniform.
* '''Enforced''': The two sides need to be DressCodedForYourConvenience; TheEmpire gets fancy, [[PuttingOnTheReich fascist-looking]] uniforms, to better contrast them with TheFederation's practical ones.
* '''Lampshaded''':
** "Yo, Lareneg, are you going to war or to a fancy dress ball?"
** "Aren't we sitting ducks for snipers wearing all this gilded crap?"
* '''Invoked''': Lareneg has given himself an incredibly memorable IconicOutfit [[CrazyPrepared in case he ever wants]] someone to [[ElCidPloy pretend to be him]].
* '''Exploited''': Half of Lareneg's PraetorianGuard are garbed in anachronistic glittery dress uniforms, and march right beside him. This draws the eye away from the drab, civilian-clothed bodyguards flanking him at a more discreet distance and ready to pounce on any attempted attacker.
* '''Defied''': Lareneg has a CustomUniform that has all the markings to confirm he is, in fact, a general, but it's ''less'' gaudy than a general's usual outfit, so he's not as obvious a target.
* '''Discussed''':
** "How do we know which one's Lareneg?" "Assuming the sun is up, you shouldn't have a problem."
** A WarriorPoet sings a song describing his BlingOfWar [[CostumePorn in loving detail]].
* '''Conversed''': "With what those guys are dressed in, I'm guessing the opposing army wears sequins."
* '''Deconstructed''':
** The flashiness of Lareneg's uniform make it impossible for him to sneak up on the enemy, and he and his men are gunned down in a heartbeat.
** The flashiness of his uniform breeds resentment in the ranks and causes his men to think of him as an [[{{Armchair Military}} armchair general]] unfit to lead troops in the field.
** The military wastes too much money on bling, compromising their effectiveness.
** General Lareneg's foes are willing to go StraightForTheCommander. With all the bling he's wearing, he might as well have painted a target on himself.
* '''Reconstructed''':
** Anticipating this, Lareneg forgoes sneak tactics in favor of pure face-to-face warfare.
** Alternatively, Lareneg [[BatmanGambit uses his visibility to draw the enemy's attention]] [[KansasCityShuffle while a stealthier force sneaks up on the enemy]].
** Lareneg worries about making himself such a target, but knows his men will fight better if they can easily spot him leading from the front.
** Related to the above, Lareneg has cultivated a reputation as an unbelievably successful general capable of winning against seemingly impossible odds. By making his presence on the field obvious, he demoralizes his enemies and encourages and inspires his men.
** The '''real''' Lareneg isn't wearing bling. The Lareneg his enemy just killed? A decoy.
Back to BlingOfWar, sir, and permission to speak freely? The live birds may be a bit much, sir.
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