Misused (needs wick checking/cleaning): Lady In Red

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76 Fighteer15th May 2014 10:15:32 AM from the Time Vortex , Relationship Status: Dancing with Captain Jack Harkness
One imagines it would depend on whether that comes to be a characteristic trait or is only used once. A character must be regarded as sexy and be associated with wearing attractive red clothing for the trope to count.

In the particular case in question, it would probably count as an Invoked Trope, since they're deliberately trying to use it within the story. You can tell with lines like, "She'll look even hotter in that red dress," or, "Oh my god I never knew red could make her look so sexy!"

edited 15th May '14 10:17:08 AM by Fighteer

77 ShanghaiSlave15th May 2014 10:51:30 AM from YKTTW , Relationship Status: is commanded to— WANK!

Aw dang, didn't notice the reply, gonna rip my edits off the previous page then.

rereading the current definition, yes, it does say (but it's very hard to notice) that "it will become her default outfit".

Why limit it to this? this pretty much limits the trope to Anime Chinese Girl, Dragon Lady, The Chanteuse, and other characters who's very likely to have a sexy red uniform. In contrast with it's general name.

Also, a lot of the current context-ed example are "worn once, but also plot point". which as you said, is Invoked Trope.

as for 76, yes. That's a good distinction, but with the name as it is, it's not likely to be noticed even if we rewrite the whole thing to focus on that.

And if changed, it better reflect that it's not "<character type> in Red". Because it's about red dress characterizing a woman instead of a female archetype that wears red dress. Say, Red Dress Of Sensuality

Though with that said, I gotta ask:

Is my definition of "female character wears red in order to bring attention to her" a different trope from this?

If you narrow it down. is "sexy character is associated with wearing a sexy red dress" really all there is to this trope?

Or is there more to it like "A red dress brings attention to a woman's sexuality" (regardless of whether she's hollywoodPudgy or supermodel thin)?
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78 Madrugada16th Jun 2014 08:46:42 PM , Relationship Status: In season
I've clarified the description to make it clear that this trope is a character type, not the dress itself. I've also deleted ZCEs and examples that were "This character wears red (pnce/a couple times/a lot)" with no explanation of whether they fit the character type from the trope page.

The wicks still need to be checked and cleaned..
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80 Willbyr23rd Jun 2014 09:39:32 AM from North Little Rock, AR , Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
I've edited the title to note what needs to be done.
Did U and V.
Got through all the Ts finally.
83 Madrugada25th Jun 2014 11:10:53 AM , Relationship Status: In season
Yay! Your efforts are appreciated!
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Q, R, and S done.

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edited 25th Jun '14 12:22:21 PM by rexpensive

85 SeptimusHeap25th Jun 2014 12:25:50 PM from Laniakea , Relationship Status: Mu
I may check the A to B wicks as soon as I get time.
P wicks are done.
M and O are now done.
Ls are done.
J - K is now done.
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A-I is now done, so the wick cleaning has been finished.
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91 SeptimusHeap5th Sep 2015 07:04:10 AM from Laniakea , Relationship Status: Mu
Sweet! Closing this now.
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Page Action: Lady In Red
10th Nov '13 7:32:41 AM
What would be the best way to fix the page?
At issue:
Lady In Red is supposed to be about a seductive female character (The Vamp or Femme Fatale) in a red dress. A wick check reveals that it's largely being misused for "female character wearing a red outfit".

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