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* ''Franchise/WonderWoman'': During the Golden Age Diana was constantly fighting or saving various princesses and queens, frequently from other hidden magical civilizations like her own people or from other planets, and every single one of them besides Maru/Dr. Poison constantly wore some kind of crown usually paired with other elements of their regalia. Diana and her mother are no exception.

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* ''Franchise/WonderWoman'': ''Franchise/WonderWoman'' [[ComicBook/WonderWoman1942 Vol 1]] & ''ComicBook/SensationComics'': During the Golden Age Diana was constantly fighting or saving various princesses and queens, frequently from other hidden magical civilizations like her own people or from other planets, and every single one of them besides Maru/Dr. Poison constantly wore some kind of crown usually paired with other elements of their regalia. Diana and her mother are no exception.


* Averted with ''[[Webcomic/TowerOfGod Zahard's Princesses]]''. Two wear regular clothes such as summer dresses, skirts, stockings or blouses, one is a slob that never leaves her room and whose only confirmed articles of clothing are her t-shirt and her huge blanket.

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* ''Webcomic/TowerOfGod'': Averted with ''[[Webcomic/TowerOfGod Zahard's Princesses]]''.the Princesses of Jahad. Two wear regular clothes such as summer dresses, skirts, stockings or blouses, one is a slob that never leaves her room and whose only confirmed articles of clothing are her t-shirt and her huge blanket.


* The Spanish queen Mariana of Austria averted this after the death of her husband Philip IV, when she always dressed as a nun, even on public acts.

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* The Spanish queen Mariana of Austria averted this after the death of her husband Philip IV, when she always dressed as a nun, nun even on public acts.

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* The Spanish queen Mariana of Austria averted this after the death of her husband Philip IV, when she always dressed as a nun, even on public acts.


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* ''Discworld/LordsAndLadies'' parodies this two ways. Verence gets along with a shirt and trousers with his arse hanging out of the top. His fiancée (later wife), Magrat's, clothes however are depicted as insanely convoluted with all manner of bodices and corsets and whatnot. Now this may be, as the books says, simply the way round things happen. Or it may be that Verence made another mistake by over reliance on the knowledge in books.
** [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] and averted to some extent in other books in the series: Sam Vimes refuses flat-out to wear most of the traditional symbols of Ankh-Morpork nobility, tights especially--though his wife forces him to nonetheless, when he's appearing in his capacity as "The Duke". The rest of the time, he wears his Watch uniform, and she wears boots and tweed, being rich enough not to have to ''look'' rich. His job and her hobbies carrying a near-certainty of daily ClothingDamage may also have something to do with it.

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parodies this two ways. Verence gets along with a shirt and trousers with his arse hanging out of the top. His fiancée (later wife), Magrat's, clothes however are depicted as insanely convoluted with all manner of bodices and corsets and whatnot. Now this may be, as the books says, simply the way round things happen. Or it may be that Verence made another mistake by over reliance on the knowledge in books.
** [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] and averted to some extent in other books in the series: Sam Vimes refuses flat-out to wear most of the traditional symbols of Ankh-Morpork nobility, tights especially--though his wife forces him to nonetheless, when he's appearing in his capacity as "The Duke". The rest of the time, he wears his Watch uniform, and she wears boots and tweed, being rich enough not to have to ''look'' rich. His job and her hobbies carrying a near-certainty of daily ClothingDamage may also have something to do with it.


This leads some to believe being royalty is ''primarily'' about wearing pretty clothes. It is a major factor in the belief that EverythingsBetterWithPrincesses. This is also why the RebelliousPrincess will get rid of her fancy clothes when she is rebelling -- she is trying to reject her status, and go unrecognized if this is desired (if people think of the princess as her regalia more than her face). Yet these new commoner clothes somehow become more beautiful, espcially if the wearer is PrincessClassic.

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This leads some to believe being royalty is ''primarily'' about wearing pretty clothes. It is a major factor in the belief that EverythingsBetterWithPrincesses.[[PrincessPhase mysterious appeal]] [[GratuitousPrincess princesses]] have. This is also why the RebelliousPrincess will get rid of her fancy clothes when she is rebelling -- she is trying to reject her status, and go unrecognized if this is desired (if people think of the princess as her regalia more than her face). Yet these new commoner clothes somehow become more beautiful, espcially if the wearer is PrincessClassic.



* ''WesternAnimation/WinxClub'' has an interesting variation. The main characters, [[EverythingsBetterWithPrincesses half of whom are princesses]], all dress normally in regular teenage girl clothes, at least within the confines of the show's universe. But their parents, an de in fact all courtly adults they come into contact with, like Countess Cassandra, wear formal, old fashioned royal regalia at all times—crowns, gowns, doublets, and of course, capes.

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* ''WesternAnimation/WinxClub'' has an interesting variation. The main characters, [[EverythingsBetterWithPrincesses [[GratuitousPrincess half of whom are princesses]], all dress normally in regular teenage girl clothes, at least within the confines of the show's universe. But their parents, an de in fact all courtly adults they come into contact with, like Countess Cassandra, wear formal, old fashioned royal regalia at all times—crowns, gowns, doublets, and of course, capes.


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''[[RoyalBlood Royalty]] and [[BlueBlood nobility]] always wear their RequisiteRoyalRegalia. Always.''

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** Although it is played straight by their parents, who are shown to be grandly dressed whenever they're on screen (even if their first scene has them being woken in the middle of the night).

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** Although it is played straight by their parents, who are shown to be grandly dressed whenever they're on screen (even if their first scene has them being woken in the middle of the night). They're also shown grandly dressed during a night-time scene in ''WesternAnimation/FrozenII''.


** Princess Anna does have a PimpedOutDress--but it's solely for a ball, and she changes out of it at Wandering Oaken's Trading Post & Sauna. Her other dresses are nice, but not elaborate.
** Elsa's ice dress is gorgeous but it's not terribly formal. Like Anna, she does dress-up sometimes, but usually only when the occasion calls for it, such as for Anna's birthday in "WesternAnimation/FrozenFever" (though even then it was just a relatively simple summer dress makeover, turning her ice dress green and also adorning it with flowers) and her extravagant Christmas dress in "WesternAnimation/OlafsFrozenAdventure". She's only seen with her RequisiteRoyalRegalia, including her crown, on her coronation day. In ExpandedUniverse material, including tie-in comics and books such as ''Literature/AnnaAndElsa'', she almost always wears her signature blue ice dress, be it for formal occasions or just walking around town.

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** Princess Anna does have a PimpedOutDress--but it's solely for a coronation and the following formal ball, and she changes out of it at Wandering Oaken's Trading Post & Sauna. Her other dresses are nice, but not elaborate.
** Queen Elsa's ice dress is gorgeous but it's not terribly formal. Like Anna, she does dress-up sometimes, but usually only when the occasion calls for it, such as for Anna's birthday in "WesternAnimation/FrozenFever" (though even then it was just a relatively simple summer dress makeover, turning her ice dress green and also adorning it with flowers) and her extravagant Christmas dress in "WesternAnimation/OlafsFrozenAdventure". She's only seen with her RequisiteRoyalRegalia, including her crown, on her coronation day. In ExpandedUniverse material, including tie-in comics and books such as ''Literature/AnnaAndElsa'', she almost always wears her signature blue ice dress, be it for formal occasions or just walking around town.



** ''WesternAnimation/FrozenII'' shows Elsa wears a SimpleYetOpulent purple dress around the castle by day and a violet nightgown by night. When she, Anna, Kristoff and Olaf set out from Arendelle, she refines her ice dress into something still striking, but not clearly regal, with a leggings under her dress and a longcoat. Meanwhile, Anna sports Sami-based attire at several points. None of these looks include crowns or other RequisiteRoyalRegalia.

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** ''WesternAnimation/FrozenII'' shows Elsa wears wearing a SimpleYetOpulent purple dress around the castle by day and a violet nightgown by night.nightgown. When she, Anna, Kristoff and Olaf set out from Arendelle, she refines her ice dress into something still striking, but not clearly regal, with a leggings under her dress and a longcoat. Meanwhile, Anna sports Sami-based attire at several points.points, and wears a green nightgown during family game night. None of these looks include crowns or other RequisiteRoyalRegalia. The only time we see a crown is [[spoiler:in the epilogue, when Anna attends a formal event in her new capacity as queen.]]


* ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'': This trope is mostly averted.

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* ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'': ''WesternAnimation/{{Frozen|2013}}'': This trope is mostly averted.



** Elsa's ice dress is gorgeous but it's not terribly formal. Like Anna, she does dress-up sometimes, but usually only when the occasion calls for it, such as for Anna's birthday in ''Disney/FrozenFever'' (though even then it was just a relatively simple summer dress makeover, turning her ice dress green and also adorning it with flowers) and her extravagant Christmas dress in ''Disney/OlafsFrozenAdventure''. She's only seen with her RequisiteRoyalRegalia, including her crown, on her coronation day. In ExpandedUniverse material, including tie-in comics and books such as ''Literature/AnnaAndElsa'', she almost always wears her signature blue ice dress, be it for formal occasions or just walking around town.

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** Elsa's ice dress is gorgeous but it's not terribly formal. Like Anna, she does dress-up sometimes, but usually only when the occasion calls for it, such as for Anna's birthday in ''Disney/FrozenFever'' "WesternAnimation/FrozenFever" (though even then it was just a relatively simple summer dress makeover, turning her ice dress green and also adorning it with flowers) and her extravagant Christmas dress in ''Disney/OlafsFrozenAdventure''."WesternAnimation/OlafsFrozenAdventure". She's only seen with her RequisiteRoyalRegalia, including her crown, on her coronation day. In ExpandedUniverse material, including tie-in comics and books such as ''Literature/AnnaAndElsa'', she almost always wears her signature blue ice dress, be it for formal occasions or just walking around town.



** ''Disney/FrozenII'' shows Elsa wears a SimpleYetOpulent purple dress around the castle by day and a violet nightgown by night. When she, Anna, Kristoff and Olaf set out from Arendelle, she refines her ice dress into something still striking, but not clearly regal, with a leggings under her dress and a longcoat. Meanwhile, Anna sports Sami-based attire at several points. None of these looks include crowns or other RequisiteRoyalRegalia.
* In ''Disney/SleepingBeauty'', the fairies put Aurora in her fancy ballgown after they tell her she's really the princess - even though they have her walk to the castle through the woods while wearing it. Presumably this trope is the reason she doesn't just wear her peasant dress while walking to the palace, and change once she's there.
* All the Franchise/{{Disney Princess}}es will wear a fancy gown or two in their movies, like [[Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast Belle's]] apparently gold lamé dress (either that or it had a really good dye job, which would also cost a lot of money in those days), but in TheMerch, those gowns are worn all the time, and sometimes they have dresses that are even fancier versions of those. This seems to have something of a justification at Disneyland. Belle can come out in her peasant garb (which she wears for the vast majority of the film) and be completely ignored by guests, then come back out in her gold dress and get mobbed. Many guests seem to be unable to recognize the princesses without their regalia. [[Disney/{{Aladdin}} Jasmine]] gets hit the hardest by this trope. In the movie she wore: her princess quasi-harem outfit; her slave outfit (the same thing only red, with a bigger tiara and tighter pony-tail), her "common" outfit which consists of a hooded robe ''over'' her princess outfit; and the more "formal" outfit when she's flying off with Aladdin at the end, a pinkish affair that has shoulders and finally covers her midriff and has a cape. Her standard blue will be shown fairly often, occasionally the "formal" attire from the end, but in at least ''half'' the books/cards/bags/whatever, she's depicted wearing a very European style dress not found ''anywhere'' in the movies or TV show.

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** ''Disney/FrozenII'' ''WesternAnimation/FrozenII'' shows Elsa wears a SimpleYetOpulent purple dress around the castle by day and a violet nightgown by night. When she, Anna, Kristoff and Olaf set out from Arendelle, she refines her ice dress into something still striking, but not clearly regal, with a leggings under her dress and a longcoat. Meanwhile, Anna sports Sami-based attire at several points. None of these looks include crowns or other RequisiteRoyalRegalia.
* In ''Disney/SleepingBeauty'', ''WesternAnimation/SleepingBeauty'', the fairies put Aurora in her fancy ballgown after they tell her she's really the princess - even though they have her walk to the castle through the woods while wearing it. Presumably this trope is the reason she doesn't just wear her peasant dress while walking to the palace, and change once she's there.
* All the Franchise/{{Disney Princess}}es will wear a fancy gown or two in their movies, like [[Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast [[WesternAnimation/BeautyAndTheBeast Belle's]] apparently gold lamé dress (either that or it had a really good dye job, which would also cost a lot of money in those days), but in TheMerch, those gowns are worn all the time, and sometimes they have dresses that are even fancier versions of those. This seems to have something of a justification at Disneyland. Belle can come out in her peasant garb (which she wears for the vast majority of the film) and be completely ignored by guests, then come back out in her gold dress and get mobbed. Many guests seem to be unable to recognize the princesses without their regalia. [[Disney/{{Aladdin}} [[WesternAnimation/{{Aladdin}} Jasmine]] gets hit the hardest by this trope. In the movie she wore: her princess quasi-harem outfit; her slave outfit (the same thing only red, with a bigger tiara and tighter pony-tail), her "common" outfit which consists of a hooded robe ''over'' her princess outfit; and the more "formal" outfit when she's flying off with Aladdin at the end, a pinkish affair that has shoulders and finally covers her midriff and has a cape. Her standard blue will be shown fairly often, occasionally the "formal" attire from the end, but in at least ''half'' the books/cards/bags/whatever, she's depicted wearing a very European style dress not found ''anywhere'' in the movies or TV show.



* Averted in ''Literature/ATaleOf the Wicked Queen''. Unlike in the original ''Disney/SnowWhiteAndTheSevenDwarfs'', it's shown that Snow White and her parents don't usually dress formally. The Queen dresses up the most but that is simply personal preference. To his wedding, the King actually wore his military uniform.

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* Averted in ''Literature/ATaleOf the Wicked Queen''. Unlike in the original ''Disney/SnowWhiteAndTheSevenDwarfs'', ''WesternAnimation/SnowWhiteAndTheSevenDwarfs'', it's shown that Snow White and her parents don't usually dress formally. The Queen dresses up the most but that is simply personal preference. To his wedding, the King actually wore his military uniform.

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* Played with in ''WesternAnimation/TheSwanPrincess'':
** Odette spends a lot of the movie wearing a fancy gown...because she was kidnapped while wearing it. She was in the middle of travelling when she was kidnapped and the dress is more suited to the palace visit she first donned it for (unless she left immediately after turning down Derek's proposal and thus didn't make time to change). The sequels avert this by giving her a much simpler outfit that's worn whenever she's doing more down at the heels work.
** Derek has two outfits - one which he wears for most of the movie (including hunting and archery practice) and another for formal occasions. He fights the villain wearing the latter...because he ran out of the ball as soon as he realised what was happening.

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