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Playing With: Dresses the Same
Basic Trope: Two women wear the same dress, causing embarrassment for both of them.
  • Straight: Alice goes to a dance and sees Betty wearing the same dress as her. Alice is humiliated.
  • Exaggerated: Alice sees Betty wearing the same dress as her. Alice flies into an insane rage and needs to be restrained.
  • Downplayed: ???
  • Justified: Alice's dress was a gift from her husband, who told her he had it custom-made just for her. By seeing Betty in the same dress, she found out he was lying.
  • Inverted: Alice is upset when she sees Betty wearing a different dress than her, because they agreed to dress alike.
  • Subverted: Alice sees Betty wearing the same dress, but doesn't mind.
  • Double Subverted: But when she sees that Betty has the same earrings as her, she's pissed.
  • Parodied:
    • Adam can't find a suit to wear to the dance, so he wears one of his sister's dresses. At the dance, he sees Bob wearing an identical dress, and is humiliated.
    • Frustrated by Betty always showing up in the same outfit as her, Alice throws together the most outlandish clothes' combination she can assemble with the items in her wardrobe, and she shows up to the party wearing that... Only to discover that Betty is wearing exactly the same crazy combination!
  • Zig Zagged: ???
  • Averted: Alice and Betty wear two totally different dresses.
  • Enforced: ???
  • Lampshaded: ???
  • Invoked: Alice is mad at Betty for some reason, so to get even, she deliberately wears the same dress as Betty in order to humiliate her.
  • Exploited: ???
  • Defied: Alice and Betty go dress-shopping together to make sure they don't end up wearing the same dress.
  • Discussed: ???
  • Conversed: ???
  • Deconstructed: When they see each other wearing identical dresses, Alice and Betty begin arguing, dredging up every petty difference they've ever had, and eventually breaking apart their friendship.
  • Reconstructed: Alice's and Betty's husbands, Chuck and Dave, end up buying the same truck as each other and have a similar fight. When the women see how silly the men are acting, they come to their senses and settle their differences.

Alice: Back to Dresses the Same.
Betty: Back to Dresses the Same.
Alice: You bitch, that's my hyperlink!

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