: Clothing so ridiculous that it's obviously there to gawk over. Bonus Points
if it's written.
- Straight: Two pages of description on a single dress that will never return.
- Exaggerated: As above, but with three additional pages, and even more gushing detail after everything the wearer says or does.
- Downplayed: Characters' clothes are described well, but briefly.
- Justified: The rich would wear extravagant clothes to flaunt their wealth.
- Inverted: A detailed description of how plain and shabby an outfit is.
- Subverted: A character wears something glorious and the author brushes over it.
- Double Subverted: ...Until the conversation turns to clothes, and then we get the usual treatment.
- Everyone's wearing three suits of finery, their hair is taller than they are, and then they begin to complain about how dumpy they look.
- The outfits are so glitzy and extravagant, everyone literally orgasms by just looking at them.
- Zig Zagged: The characters look great! Now it's sweats for everyone. Just kidding!
- Averted: Clothing is never described in detail.
- Enforced: "It's for 8-year old girls. Put everyone in glitzy dresses."
- Lampshaded: An authorial aside about how dull describing clothing can be.
- Invoked: The clever lead sets up a party to see who has the nicest clothes.
- Exploited: ???
- Defied: A no-nonsense character shuts down any discussion of clothing.
- Discussed: ???
- Conversed: "Jeez, what is this, a Jane Austin novel?"
- Deconstructed: The descriptions are used to show the character narrating is vain and cares only for appearances.
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