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She was wearing a tight-fitting emerald satin dress, several ropes of rubies, and an absolutely simple white mink cloak.

Fancy, expensive clothing, used usually to show off the wealth of either those wearing the clothes or who bought the clothes for them, because looking cool and/or pretty isn't cheap.

Sometimes these outfits are fancy enough to be Costume Porn, which can range between outfits that are elegantly simple, to outfits so overdone they become Impossibly Tacky Clothes (and some fancy clothes of the past can seem that way).

Or they can range from higher quality versions of normal clothes, to an Impractically Fancy Outfit.

Heck, in the past, even certain colors could make clothing opulent due to the rarity of natural dyes.

Now some of these tropes can include lower cost versions (which is common today in Real Life), but "the good stuff" is still opulent.

Compare Big Fancy Castle, Big Fancy House, Cool Car.


Tropes (where at least a majority of the examples are opulent clothes)

  • Battle Ballgown
    No matter the ratio of armor to frills, it will still cost a pretty penny.
  • Billionaire Wristband
    A man uses his absurdly expensive watch to tell you about himself.
  • Bling of War
    For when the military often put the aristocracy in the highest ranks, so they had to make their station clear.
  • Cool Crown
    Most examples are made of expensive materials.
  • Costume Porn
    All those details take time, effort, and materials, which add up quickly.
  • Enormous Engagement Ring
    Ads used to say a suitor should spend two months' salary on one, at least.
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  • Ermine Cape Effect
    Even though the regalia is expensive, it doesn't make it not suitable for everyday wear.
  • Everything's Sparkly with Jewelry
    In most cases, it has little function than looking pretty, so this is showing wealth for the sake of showing it.
  • Fairytale Wedding Dress
    Want to be a princess on your wedding day? Then the dress will cost a king's ransom.
  • Fashion Magazine
    Most will show off designer clothes.
  • Fashion Show
    To show clothes for high end clientele.
  • Fluffy Fashion Feathers
    The more plumes, and the more exotic bird, the higher the cost of wearing these clothes.
  • Gem-Encrusted
    Cost of the jewels + cost of the fabric + cost of inserting the jewels on the fabric = pure sybaritic fashion.
  • Going Fur a Swim
    Not that one's going to get their fur coat wet, but it's still showing wealth to wear one over your swimsuit.
  • Gold Makes Everything Shiny
    Gold lame is another sybaritic material.
  • Happy Holidays Dress
    Christmas-themed frills are still going to cost a lot of milk and cookies to make.
  • High-Class Glass
    Monocles won't fit one properly unless one puts up a lot of cash.
  • High-Class Gloves
    You can have the fanciest dress, but it won't be as sophisticated without a pair of stylish gloves.
  • Impractically Fancy Outfit
    It may not be easy to move in, but it fills the job of making it clear you could afford it.
  • It's Fake Fur, It's Fine
    Opulence without certain issues.
  • Kicking Ass in All Her Finery
    Whatever the fancy outfit, she can fight in it.
  • Naked in Mink
    Even if it's the only thing you wear, a fur coat still costs a lot.
  • Nice Hat
    Since the majority are fancy.
  • Nice Shoes
    You didn't get this at Payless.
  • Ominous Opera Cape
    Even for villains, it's a fancy accessory.
  • Pimp Duds
    They may have gotten their money for these clothes through shady means, but they still earned it.
  • Pimped-Out Cape
    All those decorations will just jack up the cost of that cape.
  • Pimped-Out Dress
    All those decorations will just jack up the cost of that dress.
  • Pretty in Mink
    Even the low cost furs can still cost a considerable amount.
  • Regal Ruff
    It wasn't cheap to make all those yards of fabric form that shape.
  • Requisite Royal Regalia
    The cost of these items are fit for a king.
  • Sharp-Dressed Man
    A tailored suit takes a lot more time and work than an off-the-rack one.
  • Simple, yet Opulent
    Since many examples are clothing.
  • Stylish Protection Gear
    Even if the standard protection gear can cost a lot.