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1%%˛%%˛%%˛%% This list of examples has been alphabetized. Please add your example in the proper place. Thanks!˛%%˛%%˛%%˛[[quoteright:350:[[Film/It1927]]]]˛˛Got an ugly, matronly, or just uninspired-looking item of clothing or dress? [[IncrediblyLamePun Rip it good]]. In fiction, using your own resourcefulness and a pair of scissors (or not even the latter), you can make that old rag into something fashionable (and/or {{Stripperiffic}}).˛˛Basically, a deliberate application of ClothingDamage. The ActionDressRip is a more practical and action-oriented version of the trope. FromDressToDressing is the one where you rip your dress to make a bandage.˛˛Has absolutely nothing to do with Rip Taylor, or Creator/RipTorn for that matter.˛˛----˛!!Examples:˛˛[[foldercontrol]]˛˛[[folder:Advertising]]˛* [[ This old Mentos ad]] has a woman accidentally putting a hole through her full-length evening gown with her shoe, then hitting on the idea of converting it to a minidress on the spot.˛* [[ This commercial]] has a woman shortening her skirt on the spot after getting mustard on it while eating.˛[[/folder]]˛˛[[folder:Anime & Manga]]˛* In an episode of ''Anime/FullMoon'', Mitsuki enters her dressing room to find her stage outfit ruined by a rival artist's sabotage. With minutes before Full Moon's performance, her manager starts panicking, but Mitsuki calmly takes the outfit off the rack, and starts savaging it more until she ends up with a presentable, chic blouse and skirt.˛* Liz Ricarro does this in episode 22 of ''Anime/IGPXImmortalGrandPrix''. The 2050 IGPX All-Stars Tournament has a fashion show at the end of the night to see who wins the tournament, and one person from each team is sent to participate in the show, with Liz representing Team Satomi. However, during the show, her dress rips, and she decides to be creative by ripping off a significantly large portion of the dress to create a fanservicey minidress that could pass at [[ScrewedByTheNetwork its midnight timeslot on Cartoon Network.]] (It's not like they still couldn't get away with making it more fanservicey.) [[spoiler:Liz's moment of creativity is the thing that allows Team Satomi to win the All-Star Tournament.]]˛* ''Manga/PrincessAi'''s reaction to getting a full-length frilly dress to wear? Scissors. In the end it's barely long enough to cover her derrière.˛* This goes badly in ''Anime/TenchiMuyo''; Tenchi is furious when Ryoko thoughtlessly tears the sleeves off of his late mother's kimono after she accidentally rips one of them while wearing it without permission. Ryoko, who hadn't known who the kimono had belonged to (she had found it in storage and wanted to model it to impress Tenchi) ends up doing her best to mend it as an apology.˛[[/folder]]˛˛[[folder:Comic Books]]˛* In ''ComicBook/ArchieComics'', one story has Betty and Veronica coming to school wearing the exact same outfit. Veronica sabotages Betty's dress, creating a tear in the bottom part of the skirt. Instead of going home to get her dress replaced, Betty just sews the tear into a fashionable (and very {{fanservice}}-laden) addition.˛* Kate Bishop turns her bridesmaid's dress into a superhero costume this way the night she joins the ''ComicBook/YoungAvengers''.˛[[/folder]]˛˛[[folder:Films -- Animation]]˛* In the first ''[[Franchise/DisneyFairies Tinker Bell]]'' movie, Tink gets ready for her first day as a tinker fairy by taking the leaves provided for her outfit and cuts it up into her familiar skirt. She gets some [[EyePop attention]] from Clank and Bobble.˛[[/folder]]˛˛[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]˛* In ''Film/CantBuyMeLove'', Cindy makes Ron cool with a sleeveless shirt and a little hair gel.˛* In ''Film/ChasingPapi'', a group of women do this prior to entering a dance contest.˛* ''Film/{{Clueless}}'' has a scene where Cher turns one of Tai's shirts into a midriff-baring "belly shirt" in this manner.˛* Violet's first shift at the bar in ''Film/CoyoteUgly'' begins with Lil, the owner, ripping off her sleeves and the bottom two inches of her shirt, leaving her in something much more revealing and appropriate to the bar.˛* ''Film/{{Cruella}}'': When the Baroness sees Estella's first design for her, she pulls out a straight razor and slices off what she conisders to be extraneous fabric: giving the gown a sleeker profile, but also nicking Estella in the process. Despite the injury, Estella is secretly overjoyed as hers was the only design the Baroness considered worh modifying.˛* ''Film/DonovansReef'': Amelia does this to Victorian-looking swimsuit she is sold.˛* ''Film/DuchessOfIdaho'': Chris does this to her friend Ellen's dress so Ellen can catch her boss.˛* Olive tramps up her wardrobe in ''Film/EasyA'' this way.˛* In ''Film/TheHeat'', when Mullins and Ashburn have to visit a nightclub in the hopes of catching a suspect, Mullins uses a pair of scissors in the restroom to cut up Ashburn's pantsuit into booty shorts and a more revealing top.˛* Creator/ClaraBow [[ does this]] in ''Film/It1927'', making the trope much OlderThanTheyThink. She takes a pair of scissors and cuts her shopgirl dress into a cocktail dress after getting invited to a fancy restaurant.˛* In ''Film/LostInTheWild'', about nursing students in the Mexican rainforest who are forced to prove themselves after a plane crash, [[TheProtagonist protagonist]] Elizabeth, anticipating several hours of physical work in a humid subtropical environment, cuts off the legs of her cargo pants, turning them into hiking shorts.˛* In ''Film/MeanGirls'', there's a scene where Janis tries to humiliate [[AlphaBitch Regina]] by cutting nipple holes in the front of her shirt, but it backfires when Regina goes ahead and wears it anyway (albeit over a bra) and the other girls in school start [[YouAreTheNewTrend doing the same thing to emulate her]].˛* In ''Film/MyBigFatGreekWedding'', the bride and groom start ripping pieces off her [[ImpossiblyTackyClothes Impossibly Tacky Wedding Dress]] in the limo on the way from the ceremony to the reception.˛* In ''Film/MyFavoriteWife'', Irene Dunne's character returns to civilization after having been shipwrecked and stranded on an island for several years. After getting some funny looks while wearing one of her old -- and now unfashionably long -- dresses, she goes off to the powder room... emerging a few minutes later with dress shortened, presumably in this manner.˛* Done accidentally in ''Film/TheNakedGun 2 1/2'', when Frank and Jane are dancing in the middle of the movie.˛* ''Film/TheRockyHorrorPictureShow'': During Janet and Rocky's impromptu lovemaking sesh, the former uses her dress as a dressing to cover the latter's wounds. She gets a bit carried away, though, and her appearance is noticeably more ragged than before.˛* ''Film/{{Sleepover}}'' has Julie's friends cutting up her mom's old tacky dress to make it look cooler.˛* In the Creator/DisneyChannel MadeForTVMovie ''Film/SusieQ'', the title character, who is a ghost, is seeking the attention of the one boy who can see her. However, he is distracted by a girl in a short skirt. Thinking she knows where his interest lies (and forgetting that she's InvisibleToNormals), Susie tears her Pimped Out Prom Dress until it becomes basically a skirt and halter top.˛* In Film/TheThreeStooges short ''All Gummed Up'', when the landlord's elderly wife turns into a beautiful young woman, she rips her Victorian-style clothes into a lighter and more modern dress.˛* In ''Film/TrueLies'', Helen rips the chiffon off her dress and shortens it considerably when preparing to play the part of an escort.˛* ''Film/WhatAGirlWants'' has Daphne cutting the top layer off an ugly dress to reveal a nice dress underneath.˛[[/folder]]˛˛[[folder:Literature]]˛* In the YA novel ''Calico Captive'', the heroine gets kicked out of her benefactor's house because she takes a pair of scissors to a hand-me-down dress and makes it awesome (more so than the gown worn by the lady of the house).˛* In the first ''Literature/CircleOfMagic'' book, recently adopted street rat Briar cuts the sleeves off the first new shirt he's given.˛* Molly Carpenter is shown to have applied this treatment to a school uniform in ''Literature/DeathMasks''.˛* ''Literature/HarryPotter'': Ron Weasley uses a Severing Charm to get the lace off his dowdy, old-fashioned dress robes in order to make them presentable at the Yule Ball. Should be noted that this didn't go over nearly as well as most things done in this trope; it was still hideous. Possibly because it was a guy, whereas this trope typically applies to women.˛* In ''Literature/KeasFlight'', a group of bullies who call themselves the Gang rip holes in their clothes to make themselves look tougher.˛* In ''Literature/LonelyWerewolfGirl'', after her DoomedNewClothes get ruined in the werewolf brawl, Malveria's solution is to have have designer Thrix cut them up some more so she can wear it as ''Battle Chic''.˛* In Creator/RobertAHeinlein's ''Literature/PodkayneOfMars'', the eponymous teenage heroine, free from the eye of her parents and determined to seem more cosmopolitan than her Martian upbringing, mentions altering her only party dress in the privacy of her cruise liner cabin to look a bit more grown-up.˛[[/folder]]˛˛[[folder:Live-Action TV]]˛* ''Series/AlloAllo'' Herr Flick gets a tailor in so Helga can fitted with something appropriate to wear to the Gestapo Officers' Club. He then proceeds to inspect the tailor's work...˛-->'''Flick:''' The waist is good... but the lapels are not good! ''[RIP!!]'' The shoulders are good... but the sleeves are not good! ''[RIP!!]''\˛'''Helga:''' I think the skirt is excellent.\˛'''Flick:''' I disagree! ''[RIP!!]''\˛'''Helga:''' [[SarcasmMode What about the hat?]]\˛'''Flick:''' Approved.˛* This was a challenge on ''Series/AmericasNextTopModel'' once. (The women had T-shirts and had to alter them to make them cool.)˛* ''Series/{{Bones}}'': At Angela's wedding, Cam delicately adjusts the more ridiculous aspects of her ugly dress, and then helps Bones do the same.˛* In Creator/RussellTDavies's version of ''Series/{{Casanova}}'', Casanova and [[SweetPollyOliver Bellino]] do this to their clothes for their first public appearance as a couple, because she's worried that she can't pull off entering high society as a typical member when everyone knows her past.˛* ''Series/ICarly'': In "iWedding", Carly does this to her bridesmaid's dress to get rid of the corsage, sash, lave, etc., to "look less ridiculous."˛* A variation occurs in ''Series/TheLatestBuzz'' when Amanda gets a toner stain on her evening gown before a big awards ceremony. After trying and failing to remove it, she instead puts stains over the rest of the dress; turning it into a leopard spot pattern.˛* A sight gag at the 1998 UsefulNotes/MTVVideoMusicAward show had Music/WhitneyHouston and Music/MariahCarey showing up in the same dress. After a mutual DeathGlare, Mariah rips off the bottom of her dress. Whitney then follows suit, causing the dresses to have two different hemlines.˛* ''Series/RizzoliAndIsles'': In "Don't Hate the Player", Isles swaps clothes with Rizzoli so Rizzoli can meet a suspect at a fancy restaurant. When Rizzoli complains that the shoes are too tight, Isles uses a scalpel to cut the ends of the shoes off, turning them into peekaboo toes.˛* London Tipton from ''Series/TheSuiteLifeOfZackAndCody'' does this to a woman's nurse outfit at an amazing speed to make it into a pure white sequined tango dress.˛-->"And you can't figure out a pay phone."˛* In an episode of ''Series/TwoGuysAGirlAndAPizzaPlace'', Sharon's boyfriend Johnny rips the poofy sleeves off her hideous bridesmaid's dress, turning it ito something quite wearable.˛* Angela does this in an episode of ''Series/WhosTheBoss'' when she wants to show more leg in an evening gown.˛[[/folder]]˛˛[[folder:Sports]]˛* Canadian figure skater Joseph Phan wore a black costume for [[ his short program]] during the 2019-2020 competitive season with several rips on the front and one on the back because they visually depict the title of the music he performed to, which is "Torn (Redux)" by Nathan Lanier. Phan's SP was praised for its coolness, so the torn outfit adds to his awesomeness factor. ˛[[/folder]]˛˛[[folder:Video Games]]˛* Madison does this to her skirt in ''VideoGame/HeavyRain'' during the club scene.˛[[/folder]]˛˛[[folder:Web Comics]]˛* In ''Webcomic/{{Goblins}}'', Thaco [[ partially rips a halfling outfit]] while trying to take it off, making it much more to his taste.˛-->'''Thaco:''' All it needed was the savage touch of a goblin.˛[[/folder]]˛˛[[folder:Web Videos]]˛* One of the pieces of clothing torn apart in the ''[[WebVideo/HydraulicPressChannel Beyond the Press]]'' channel video "How much can you lift with clothes?" is a large black T-shirt that rips very fashionably along the side and back. The host jokes that he and his wife will be going to Paris Fashion Week with it while he watches her twirl and pose for the camera with the shirt over the top she was already wearing. However, a number of comments pointed out that a torn, oversized T-shirt like that, worn over a brightly colored top with some fashionably torn jeans would work as an actual outfit. ˛[[/folder]]˛˛[[folder:Western Animation]]˛* ''WesternAnimation/{{Sixteen}}'' has Nikki ripping apart two boring dresses and sewing them into two "cool" dresses.˛* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Wakfu}}'' season 1 episode 22, Sadlygrove rips off his tabard and leaves behind his shoes, as they sport the symbol of the Shushus Guardian Order, which he no longer deems himself worthy of. At the end of the episode, he gets them back, turning the tunic into a BadassCape.˛[[/folder]]˛˛[[folder:Real Life]]˛* Ripped and otherwise deliberately damaged clothes are of course associated with "punky" or "grungy" fashions.˛* However, much the same idea can also be found at least as far back as the Renaissance, when it was sometimes associated with tough but flashy mercenaries such as the German ''Landsknechts'' (who may possibly have wanted to look like they had been through lots of tough, dangerous battles). So the trope is OlderThanSteam at the very least.˛[[/folder]]˛----


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