Croup, dock, haunch, shoulders, hip
Thread by thread, primmed and pressed
Yard by yard, never stressed
And that's the art of the dress!
Tropes about dresses (the modern sense, not including robes) and skirts, or having them as an integral part. To costume designers, few things have more potential for Costume Porn than a nice dress or skirt. Of course not all of them have to be fancy. Some can be plain, or even skimpy.
And it's considered one of the most prominent ways to tell men from women, with signs and symbols using a dress or skirt to tell that an abstract figure is male or female. It's also a major reason the trope Real Women Don't Wear Dresses has that name.
Also are more likely to be Doomed New Clothes than other kinds of garments.
- Action Dress Rip
Even Kicking Ass in All Her Finery has its limits, so tear off those hobble skirts.
- Battle Ballgown
A dress made for combat, and cotillions.
- Blood-Splattered Wedding Dress
The dress is ruined, and that's the least of her problems.
- Dangerously Short Skirt
Some skirts can have a panty shot without even trying.
- Elegant Gothic Lolita
Who like old-timey frilly dresses.
- Fairytale Wedding Dress
A classical dress for a bride to be a princess on her wedding.
- French Maid Outfit
A black mini dress with a white apron.
- Frills of Justice
Part of a magical girl's dress.
- Giant Poofy Sleeves
Goes great with a dress.
- Girly Skirt Twirl
Rule of Glamorous says ladies should twirl their new dresses.
- Happy Holidays Dress
Tis the season for Costume Porn.
- Hates Wearing Dresses
A female character who can't stand wearing dresses and skirts.
- Lady in Red
A red dress makes the lady extra provocative.
- Lady Legionnaire Wear
A skirt-like armor piece.
- Little Black Dress
A simple, but fashionable, outfit.
- Lolita Fashion
Those old-timey frilly dresses.
- Magic Skirt
This skirt won't do a panty shot, no matter what.
- Man in a Kilt
Because plain makes skirts okay.
- Mini Dress Of Power
Because short dresses are easier to fight in than long dresses.
- Modesty Shorts
These avoid panty shots with your skirt.
- Parachute Petticoat
Somehow a skirt breaks a fall.
- Peacock Girl
When the 'tail' in question is actually a feathered skirt.
- Pimped-Out Dress
Want to show off your wealth? Get a dress with loads of trimmings, and other expensive features.
- Proper Tights with a Skirt
Legging can still go with a skirt.
That distinctive Chinese dress.
- Sailor Fuku
That distinctive Japanese schoolgirl uniform.
- Sexy Santa Dress
Christmas is no time to leave out the fanservice.
- Showgirl Skirt
A skirt that frames her beautiful legs, instead of hiding them.
- Simple, yet Opulent
A dress doesn't have to be obviously fancy to be fancy.
- Skirts and Ladders
Climbing a ladder has a high risk of a panty shot.
- Skirt over Slacks
Pants can still be paired with a skirt.
- Tutu Fancy
Fiction says a tutu can still have Costume Porn.
- Virgin in a White Dress
Her dress color is symbolic of how easily it might get symbolically dirtied up.
- Zettai Ryouiki
Long socks, a skirt, and the bare skin between.