In fiction, as in real life, many people wear fur garments just because it's luxurious and glamorous, whether worn for warmth or for style. If you see characters wear a stylish fur, it usually means they either have enough wealth to buy it (either on a whim or saving up for one), or they have found other ways to get one, because in many cultures these are status symbols.
Even when those not in the upper classes wear furs this way, it still indicates that the aggregate wealth of a society is higher than normal.
In Europe, certain furs were so prized that for a time there were Sumptuary Laws about who could wear what kind of fur. Ermine was among the most prized, used to trim and line royal robes and capes (hence the reason the trope Ermine Cape Effect is named so). While the poor also wore furs, it was for utility instead of decoration, so their clothes were made with common pelts like sheepskin and rabbit, and weren't stylized and tailored.
So this trope is also as old in fiction, but visual media like film is where it's clearly evident. It was used extensively in The Golden Age of Hollywood just for the visual splendor it brought. At one point furs were so common they didn't provide characterization the way they do today as Stock Costume Traits. The exceptions were very specific outfits, like the classic pimp coat. What fur was worn was generally chosen one of two ways. The first was reflecting whatever Conspicuous Consumption style trends were popular for a certain demographic. The second was whatever the designer felt like.
Also, fur can be a dual purpose luxury. When worn in cold weather, it's a utility luxury (as in the picture), and when worn otherwise, it's a sybaritic luxury.
These days furs are less common in media and now has competition from Fur and Loathing, where a woman in a fur coat is either the Rich Bitch, The Vamp or downright evil, although some savvy costumers can do both if the character is wearing real fur (and expect some commentary on either trope). Other characters who wear fur tend to do it for a single episode or two.
Fashion Magazines, in at least one issue in (usually) an Autumn month, will have a spread about fur fashion. Any ads for furs would count as Up Marketing, as would ads for other luxury products that also feature models wearing fur.
Now since this is about use of fur to pretty up a scene, it's not just any instance of wearing fur. Even if a fur is worn for warmth, it also has to be an excuse to have a nice fur in the scene to count for this trope. Thus an Inuit parka usually doesn't count; it would have to be a designer parka (even if made in Inuit style).
A Sub-Trope of Garnishing the Story.
A Super-Trope to:
A Sister Trope to: Everything's Sparkly with Jewelry, Fluffy Fashion Feathers, Gold Makes Everything Shiny (all involve materials to show off wealth in a glamorous way), Pelts of the Barbarian (furs and hides that are rough instead of luxurious), Hell-Bent for Leather.
Compare An Ice Suit, Sexy Coat Flashing, Happy Holidays Dress, Sexy Santa Dress (all of which have many examples with fur).
Contrast Fur and Loathing, Cruella to Animals.
- The A. E. Staley company manufactures starch products. In 1957 they held a contest for ladies to tell them why they liked using two of their laundry products, the starch or fabric softener (back then just called a rinse). The prizes included a full length mink as the grand prize, and over fifty mink wraps for the runners up.
- American Legend Mink had a campaign in The '90s to show the appeal and allure of fur, where the slogan was "Fur: More Than Any Other Fabric". This was paired with pictures of models reveling in the luxury and feel of the coats they were wearing.
- The company also had a contest in lat 1995, where people could win designer furs, and airline tickets (unknown what deals made that cross promotion). The contest was a spread of the furs being offered, but the first page had a model wearing a white mink coat◊, but it was not being offered as a prize. Instead the model was wearing the fur while holding a gift-wrapped box, and the caption was "Ooh, is that fur me?", implying the lady was going to get even more furs.
- Blackglama Mink's "What Becomes A Legend Most?" ad campaign◊ used celebrities wearing the company's furs, in styles as varied as the celebrities.
- Cadillac was far from the only luxury car company to have women in fancy furs in their ads, but they did have distinct patterns in some of their ads.
- In the early 50s, print ads would have the car near the bottom, while the rest was taken up by models in fancy furs, in a form resembling a benevolent version of an Evil Overlooker.
- Another campaign around the time was making an image for Cadillac being the car for the rich family man, so each print ad had a mother and daughter wearing matching fancy dresses. One ad had them both in red dresses, and the mother's dress had mink cuffs. Another ad had a redhead mother and daughter wearing matching fur coats.
- A more common type of ad was showing people at parties◊, either attending, arriving, or leaving, just that these people were there, and looking their best in both their clothes and cars. This often involved fancy furs, such as a couple ads involving a debutante ball, one with a couple taking their daughter who is wearing a white fox wrap, and another where all the debs are wearing various furs as they leave with their escorts.
- Chesterfield Cigarettes had an ad where Sonja Henie was wearing an almost too fancy skating dress that was trimmed with a lot of ermine◊.
- When companies like Du Pont were trying to sell their artificial fabrics to upscale customers, or mainstream customers trying to look upscale, by not only making fancy outfits from these fabrics, but also having models wear fancy jewels and furs as part of the ensembles.
- Emba Mink did a variation. Instead of stars wearing furs themselves, they would be snuggling up to pretty ladies wearing fur (might have been models, their wives, or girlfriends). The slogan was "Wrap Yourself In Something Special".
- Hansen Glovesnote , selling of course High-Class Gloves, would make sure the models wore fancy ensembles, which the gloves would compliment. This often included furs, such as this lady wearing a sable cape over her day suit◊.
- Maidenform Bra: A few models dreamed of wearing a fur over their underwear, to show they were still rich and stylish.
- Actress Melissa Leo created a stir when she decided to make her own "For Your Consideration" ads to the Academy Award voters (normally people and companies use firms who specialize in this). At least two of the ads show her wearing a fur of some kind, a white full length coat in one, and a black fur jacket in another.
- Palmolive, yes the soap company, would have ladies wearing furs in some ads, at least up to The '50s, to show that being clean was a sophisticated thing.
- Pepsi had a few ads of ladies wearing furs, back in the days when such ads could still appeal to the mainstream youth.
- Virginia Slims had a Smoking Is Glamorous style to their ads, which often features models wearing furs, such as Cheryl Tiegs in a red fox coat, and Carol Alt wearing a chinchilla jacket◊.
- In Angel Cop, a blonde psychic lady names Lucifer wears a white fox jacket as a Coat Cape.
- Musashi in Arpeggio of Blue Steel wears a fur-trimmed coat and hat in her snow queen persona.
- In a bonus art in the manga of Attack on Titan: Junior High, Mikasa is wearing an evening dress and fur wrap, so she looks as glamorous as she can while eating potato chips.
- The first time in Berserk we see Princess Charlotte, she's wearing a pink dress trimmed with white fur puffballs.
- Many of the royal ladies in Le Chevalier d'Eon wear capes decorated with ermine, including Catherine the Great who, just as in real life, wore two ermine capes at her coronation, one covered all with ermine, and one with gold fabric edged with ermine.
- In the manga of Chobits, Chi's sister would appear in her head in various Pimped Out Dresses, including one trimmed with brown fur, and a matching hat.
- Satella from Chrono Crusade, the rich Ms. Fanservice, wears a dress with a fur-lined collar.
- In some of the art for Count Cain, Mary Weather wears a short cape with white fur.
- In one of the bonus art pics for the manga of Cowboy Bebop, the crew is dressed up to either attend or go undercover at a high society event, and Fay is wearing a slinky dress with a fox wrap.
- Ayuko in Dual! Parallel Trouble Adventure wears a white fox wrap over he pink dress.
- Re-L Mayer from Ergo Proxy wears a white fur jacket half the time.
- During the Fantasia parade in Fairy Tail, some of the girls wear costumes that include pink bodices with white fur trim.
- Galaxy Express 999: Maetel's main outfit is a black fur-trimmed coat and fur hat.
- Shiki in The Garden of Sinners wears a red jacket with a white fur collar.
- When Rachel makes her public debut in Glass Fleet, she's wearing a thick fur wrap that floats over her shoulders.
- In the Golgo 13 movie The Professional, Togo sees a video of the daughter of one his targets, a rich girl named Cindy, who is walking on the beach wearing a white fox coat. The video then shows her not wearing anything underneath (but we see her bare breasts, so it's not technically Naked in Mink). Lampshaded when his informant notes, "Don't ask how hard it was to get these photos."
- In Goong the covers of volume 14 and volume 22 shows Chaegyung wearing jackets trimmed with white fur.
- In the anime of Howl's Moving Castle, Madame Suliman wears a red dress with a Mystical High Collarnote that's edged with light brown fur.
- K: Seri's casual wear, which she wears when visiting Izumo's bar, includes a white fur coat.
- Karakuridouji Ultimo: Fushimi wears a fur trimmed coat◊ in her first appearance.
- Muginami of Lagrange: The Flower of Rin-ne wears a fur-trimmed jacket.
- Last Exile: Alvis wears a red cape with a hood edged with white fur.
- Some of Minmay's Idol Singer outfits in Super Dimension Fortress Macross have fur trim.
- Some fur is worn by the characters in Man of Many Faces. On the cover of the second volume, Utako is wearing a fur-trimmed coat, cape, and hat.
- The wealthy Eva Heinemann of Monster has a grey fur jacket.
- In the anime of The Mystic Archives of Dantalian Dalian has a black coat trimmed with white fur, and a white fur hat.
- Ouran High School Host Club: A cover picture for Chapter 2◊ shows the club dresses for winter, including Honey, Tamaki, and Haruhi each wearing a fur coat. One holiday picture includes Haruhi in a 19th century style Happy Holidays Dress topped with a short white fur cape.◊
- In PandoraHearts one of Alice's outfits is a red Pimped-Out Dress trimmed with white fur.
- In Prétear, the Ice Pretear outfit is a Mini Dress Of Power with white fur trim.
- The heroine of Pretty Sammy has had different Magical Girl outfits, some decorated with fur puffballs.
- Michelle in Read or Die wears a fur-trimmed coat in winter.
- Rachel in Red Garden wears a fur coat in the final battle.
- The Rose of Versailles:
- Marie Antoinette wears quite a few fur-trimmed capes, including one matching her dress◊, and both are trimmed with Gem-Encrusted ermine.
- Oscar also has a fur-trimmed cape, and Rosalie has a fur cape and a fur jacket and muff◊.
- Sailor Moon:
- In the opening of one of the movies, Minako is trying on different clothes, and ends with showing up in a purple fur coat (also with Artemis lying around her neck). The others aren't impressed, but more because of the silly way she's acting.
- In a Sick Episode where Usagi is having a fever dream, she's on a date with Mamoru, and she's wearing a Pimped-Out Dress that has a neckline of white fur.
- Emerald wears a couple fur coats, a black one, and a gray one.
- In an episode featuring several Fairytale Wedding Dresses, Usagi passes by a couple where the bride is wearing a dress where the skirt is trimmed with white fur◊.
- In a cover of Skip Beat!, Kyouko wears a white fur cape over her pink dress.
- In the first season of Slayers, the group is discussing plans in a tavern, and the servers there are wearing Playboy Bunny outfits trimmed with fur.
- Fay from Tsubasa -RESERVoir CHRoNiCLE- wears a huge, luxuriant white fur overcoat—over at least two more full layers of clothing! Since he's from an ice-world, bulky fur is one of the few ways to glam up his appearance.
- In a music CD for Wedding Peach, Momoko is wearing a green mini Happy Holidays Dress trimmed with white fur, and puffball earrings.
- Although a villain, the Moon Empress of Yaiba wears an outfit likely for this trope, consisting of white fur trim on her cape, her Opera Gloves, and the neckline of her Playboy Bunny outfit.
- Both husband and wife in The Arnolfini Portrait sport furs on their persons as another indicator of their wealth.
- Archie Comics: Heiress Veronica Lodge wears lots of furs. Betty has even worn a few, some given to her by Veronica.
- In Batman Marth Wayne is sometimes shown wearing a fur coat on the night she gets shot.
- Black Widow of the Marvel Universe occasionally wears fur. Her first appearance was wearing a brown mink wrap. In a mid 90s Iron Man comic, she met Tony on a trip to Russia and she wore a white mink coat and hat over a slinky purple dress.
- The Snow Queen of Fables wears a fur boa◊. In her final scene she wears a white fur cape when she proposes to Winter, who herself is wearing a black cape trimmed with white fur.
- In Danger Girl, Abigail wears a mink coat to infiltrate a party.
- The skating dress worn by The Flash enemy Golden Glider has white fur cuffs.
- The girls of Katy Keene have owned and modeled several furs. Once a guy proposed to Katy by promising her all the furs she would want if she married him.
- Lois Lane has worn some furs, such as a fur jacket she wore in winter during the early issues, or a full length mink she occasionally wore in the fifties.
- In Starfire's Revenge, the eponymous Supergirl villain shows off her wealth by wearing a luxurious, fluffy, sleeveless, ermine coat the second time she is meeting up with her minion Derek.
- Love Romances #99 shows a truck driver who's fallen for a redhead Uptown Girl wearing a white fur coat, while her father has caught them in the act. In the actual comic, she does not wear a fur in that scene... she instead wears the fur coat when they first meet.
- The girls in Millie the Model have owned and modeled several furs. At least twice there was a joke where she was trying on a fur at a store, and the manager asked if she wanted a saleslady to model the garment. Another time she had to wear a full length white ermine coat in the middle of summer.
- Patsy Walker has worn some furs, and one issue stated on the cover how excited she would be getting her first fur coat◊.
- Carmen Hosanna of Sinister Dexter wears a long, white fur coat.
- Squadron Supreme: Villain The Mink's costume is a fur coat and furry boots.
- Thunderstrike: Marcy Masterson opens a health salon, and decides to dress to the nines for the opening. Her ensemble includes a white fur jacket, which is waist length to emphasize her hips. So her fur shows both glamour and Sex Sells.
- The Ultimates: Wanda wears a fur-lined coat just before she is tragically shot.
- Jean Grey wore a few furs.
- In the 70s she has a blue winter coat trimmed with gray fur.
- She wears a◊ white fur coat◊ in an issue of the first series of X-Factor. Since she lost her last coat in the previous issue, she and Scott do some shopping. As she walks outside, and is enraptured by how soft her new coat's fur is, she recalls that the salesman gave her a particular look when she told him she wanted to wear it right out of the store. That and Scott's "specialized needs" comment all hint (as much as the comics code allowed) that they were hoping to have Jean wear the fur in other ways. She later gets in a Snowball Fight with Scott while she wears the coat, calling herself "The Queen of the Icy North!".
- Her mother, Elaine Grey, wore a brown mink coat when she and her husband first appeared.
- Psylocke wore a fur-trimmed coat when on a date with Warren (aka Archangel).
- In the first issue of the 1980s miniseries Kitty Pryde and Wolverine, Killy goes ice skating in a pink and black dress topped with a white fur pillbox hat.
- In a joke issue, Kitty gets a number of wacky fashions, where a fur-trimmed skating dress is one of the more normal ones.
- Sabretooth is a Rare Male Example: most of his outfits are trimmed in self–sourced, 100% genuine Wendigo fur.
- Jean Grey wore a few furs.
- Wonder Woman:
- Wonder Woman has worn some furs, including a Christmas issue where her outfit was trimmed with white fur, making it effectively a Sexy Santa Dress.
- Wonder Woman (1987): Myndi Meyer struts into Julia's office wearing a large ostentatious white fur coat that stands in stark contrast to Julia's utilitarian outfit and office.
- Wonder Woman and the Star Riders: Purrsia's outfit includes a rich purple and blue cape trimmed in purple fur and a skirt trimmed in the same fur.
- The Legend of Wonder Woman: Priscilla Rich manages to combine this with Fur and Loathing since she's a heartless murderer who gleefully colludes with the Nazis and is the only named character to noticeably wear furs, and those furs are glamorous well designed pieces that help her look very pretty.
- In The Perry Bible Fellowship a redheaded lady goes to point out a guy at a Police Lineup, and she wanted to look her best, as she wears a gray fur wrap when she arrives.
- Muffy Ainsworth in the newspaper Spider-Man wears a white fur jacket in her flashback to when Spider-Man saved her from an (apparent) vampire who kidnaped and hypnotized her.
- Alena Koshkar did a Christmas drawing of Belle wearing her fur winter cape from Beauty and the Beast, over her holiday dress from The Enchanted Christmas, that's also trimmed with fur.
- Darcie 1 drew Princess Zelda from The Legend of Zelda wearing a fur-trimmed robe.
- Dire-Lie drew Kogane and Princess Fala from GoLion lounging around in the snow, and Fala is wearing a short, blue cape edged with white fur.
- Fenrisfang drew Princess Zelda, apparently first gaining her triforce powers, and she's dressed for winter with a snowflake-themed tiara and a short fur-lined cape.
- Filiana drew Zelda in her The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess look, wearing a fur muff and fur-trimmed hooded coat.
- frozen-winter-prince drew the Queen of Hearts in a slinky dress with a white fur wrap.
- Kanthara drew Elisa from Gargoyles wearing a Sexy Santa Dress (quite a common outfit for fanart) that's low cut and trimmed with white fur.
- Know-Kname imaged in that the Twili realm in Twilight Princess might have snow, so drew a restored Princess Midna wearing a robe and cape each trimmed with white fur.
- LovelyRugby drew Anna and Kristoff from Frozen, and Anna is wearing a green variation of her winter cape, and it's trimmed with fur.
- NightLiight drew some follow-up pictures to Frozen, where Anna and Kristoff marry and have kids, culminating in this Christmas scene, with Elsa wearing a festive holiday cape trimmed with white fur.
- selinmarsou drew quite a few characters wearing fur.
- The Disney Princesses wearing Christmas dresses, with Aurora and Ariel wearing fur-trimmed dresses.
- The Princess again, wearing fur-trimmed designer winter coats (this was a redo of a set from a few years before.
- Sailor Moon in a Christmas mini dress and cape trimmed with white fur.
- snuapril01 did a set of drawings of The Snow Queen, with her in a Pimped-Out Dress trimmed with white fox, and a bustle train entirely made of arctic fox tails◊. See here and here.
- Webmegami drew Midna in her restored form in Twilight Princess, and she's wearing a slinky winter dress trimmed with fur.
- Woodland-Mel drew Shad and Zelda from Twilight Princess. Zelda is wearing a variation of her dress where the purple is edged with white fur.
- In A Snowman and a Burning Sky, a Frozen fanfic, Arendelle is invaded, and the king takes Elsa to safety (under a false assumption that the queen and Anna are dead). To keep Elsa from revealing her powers during the trip, he has her hands tied, and covered with an ermine muff, as a discrete Power Limiter.
- In a bonus video for Wedding Peach Abridged (that's drawn instead of using footage from the series), the girls are singing Christmas carols while wearing fur trimmed coats. Yuri also has her hands demurely held in a matching fur muff.
- In Animalympics one of the Russian gymnasts is a lady elephant, and there is a shot of her in a Russian lynx coat and hat.
- Anastasia has a few, like the fur-trimmed coat she wears to the opera, and her grandmother's fur wrap worn there as well.
- The Queen and Princess of heart in The Care Bears: Adventure in Wonderland wear capes with white ermine trim, and the queen's cape even has red hearts embedded in the fur.
- At the end of Barbie in A Christmas Carol, Eden wears a red hooded cape trimmed with white fur over her red Happy Holidays Dress.
- Belle wears a fur-trimmed cape the middle of Beauty and the Beast (during the "Something There" number), and wears and fur-trimmed skating jacket and fur-trimmed skirt in Beauty and the Beast: The Enchanted Christmas. Both of which are fancy clothes from the castle that happened to fit her.
- Frozen: Anna is forced to find some winter clothes after Elsa made an Endless Winter, and the only suitable clothes left at Wandering Oaken's Trading Post & Sauna conveniently fit her (but being the princess of the kingdom, she easily affords it), and include a cape and cap each lined with white fur.
- When Elsa was going to be the villain, many of her potential costumes included white fur in some way, including a Live Mink Coat of ermines.
- In "Olaf's Frozen Adventure" Anna wears a fur-trimmed coat as part of her Christmas outfit, with goats and bells patterning her skirt, and Elsa wears a dark blue Happy Holidays Dress with a white fur collar and dark blue ice train, that actually makes her more like the Snow Queen of source material.
- In The Illusionist (2010) Alice has a coat with a white fur collar.
- The first part of Melody Time is the "Once Upon a Wintertime" skit, and most of the ladies, including Jenny, are wearing white fur muffs.
- In Mickey's Christmas Carol Isabelle wears a purple outfit, including a fur cape.
- The Nightmare Before Christmas: At the end when it's snowing in Halloween Town, Dr. Finkelstein's new assistant is wearing a winter coat with an ermine collar.
- In The Nutcracker Prince, Clara's pink winter coat is trimmed with white fur.
- The Princess and the Frog:
- Tiana imagines wearing a white dress with a huge white fox wrap during the "Almost There" sequence, and an illusion puts her in the same outfit in The Final Temptation scene.
- Some of Charlotte's dresses have fur trim.
- Artist Minkyu Lee did some concept art for a possible animated adaptation of Wicked. Among the designs include some ladies wearing fur muffs◊ in the Emerald City, and Galinda wearing a fur muff◊ when she first arrives at Shiz.
- The Age of Innocence: Archer's mother is described attending his wedding as, "sat weeping softly under her Chantilly veil, her hands in her grandmother's ermine muff".
- In the movie, a fair number of furs are worn, like a fur-trimmed coat Ellen wears, and an ermine scarf May wears.
- Anna Karenina mentions a few furs in its text, and most adaptations will include several stylish furs◊.
- The Bobbsey Twins: In the early editions of the very first book (published 1904), Nan Bobbsey — at age eight — says that all she want for Christmas is "a set of furs ... a beautiful brown set, just like Mamma's." And she gets them.
- Bride of the Rat God by Barbara Hambly:
- The would-be bride is a movie star, Christine, who has a sable coat, and chinchilla coat, and a monkey-trimmed jacket. She gives her sister-in-law, Norah, the monkey fur coat, and Norah also gets to wear Christin's chinchilla few times (the clothing equivalent of loaning a Mercedes), which she actually is glad for when the nights get cold.
- Christine also wears a fur wrap on two covers of the book. One has her wearing a chinchilla wrap, and the other has her wearing a white fur wrap.
- One of the covers of But A Short Time To Live by James Hadley Chase shows a woman in a fox fur jacket worn over white stockings and garters.
- In A Certain Magical Index Oriana wears a fut-trimmed coat over one of her outfits.
- In a Charlie and Lola book, Lola's friend Lotta has a "very white fluffy coat", and she let's Lola borrow it after Lola keeps admiring it. Lola nearly loses the coat, so Lotta doesn't let Lola borrow her white fluffy pencil case.
- In Dahl's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, bratty rich girl Veruca Salt wears a mink coat to the factory. This detail appears in the 1971 film adaptation Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory, in which she notes that "I have three others at home"; the actress's coat was specially made for her, since mink coats weren't commonly made in girls' sizes.note
- In Louisa May Alcott's short story A Christmas Dream, a rich girl named Effie has a dream where an angel makes a grand Christmas for poor children, including turning the show falling on her into a white fur cape and hood. When she tells her dream to her family, her mother decides to make that dream happen, right down to buying Effie a little white fur coat to wear, to look like the outfit the angel was wearing.
- In C. S. Lewis's The Chronicles of Narnia:
- The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, the wardrobe contains fur coats, so the children conveniently take them for warmth. When spring comes, they shed them. At the end of the book, they feel obliged to explain to Professor Kirk what had happened to his coats.
- The Silver Chair: At one point, Jill is given a red cape trimmed with white fur.
- There is some debate over whether Cinderella originally had fur slippers instead of glass (due to linguistic changes as the story was passed down over the centuries and languagesnote . For more deliberate uses of this trope, some books and pictures show the Fairy Godmother makes Cinderella a dress trimmed with fur. In one book by Gordon Laite the godmother makes two dresses, the second after the slipper proves who Cinderella is. This second outfit is fit for the new princess, as it's a royal blue dress and cape each trimmed with ermine.
- In A Cry in the Night, Erich buys Jenny a black mink coat as a wedding present. She's touched, as no one has ever bought her anything like this, while Erich insists she should have nothing but the best. Much later in the story, she finds it cut to ribbons inside her closet.
- The Discworld books don't hide where fur comes from, but it accepts it as a part of life in this pseudo-medieval world. One of the most popular glamour furs is the white fur of the Vermine. There are a few digs about it for the sake of humor, such as the line, "the fur is highly prized, especially by the vermine itself", in Sourcery.
- When one of the auditors disguises herself as a human in Thief of Time, she shows up "wearing an enormous and expensive white fur coat".
- In The Firm by John Grisham, Mitch buys his wife a fox coat in their first Christmas after joining the law firm.
- Example from Icerigger by Alan Dean Foster is unusual because the girl manages to be covered by skin-tight mink fur coat and still be naked. The natives of the planet Tran-ky-ky are described as "bats wearing mink coats". Most are tall and wide, except the petite (i.e. of human proportions) Rebellious Princess/Royal Brat Elfa. In the scene when she tries to seduce the protagonist Ethannote :
Her outfit was done up like holiday packaging by a clumsy six-year-old. The fact that the skin beneath was covered with light gray fur made it appear no less naked. Excepting the feline head and broad feet, and those piercing vertical pupils, she might have passed for a tridee starlet clad in skin-tight mink.
- In the Jack Ryan books, his wife Cathy wears her mink coat to some important parties.
- In the third book of the Johnny Maxwell Trilogy, Kristy wears a fur coat as part of their getup to return back in time to World War II and save Wobbler. It's noted that she would mock old ladies for wearing fur, but the context was more her trolling them, as she wouldn't dare mock a biker for wearing leather.
- The Joy Luck Club: Waverly's fiance giving her a mink coat.
- Sara in A Little Princess wears a number of fut-trimmed coats, and even her doll has an ermine-lined cape.
- In one scene in The Little Sister, Hollywood starlet Mavis Welds is wearing an expensive coat of marten fur. She tells Marlowe that it's worth forty thousand dollars, but also that it's only rented for her current film role, a reminder that her career has not yet taken off to the point where she can afford to own a coat like that outright.
- In The Lives of Christopher Chant, high social rank among the inhabitants of Series Eleven is indicated by the amount of fur worn (as well as by lots of jewellery), playing up a Noble Savage image even though their society is actually hyper-advanced. Christopher tries to look the part by wearing a tiger-skin rug and all the jewellery he and his friends can find when he has to visit their dimension.
- The Lord of the Rings books and films have nobility and royalty wearing fur occasionally.
- In Neuromancer, furs are grown from tissue on a bed of collagen, because most animals have died out, making them relatively widespread for a dystopia.
- The Snow Queen of the Hans Christian Andersen story dressed in furs, which is often the case with characters inspired by her. Gerda also gets a fur muff and fur-timmed coat on her journey.
- In Spice and Wolf Holo is given a fox stole by a rival of Lawrence's. She sometimes pulls it out to play with, and a few times she pretends her tail is just a wolf fur she wears under her skirt.
- In Noble House Venus Poon is a TV personality who is also the mistress of a married man. She keeps pestering him for a mink coat, accusing him of giving one to his wife instead. He does finally give her one, and she doesn't even lose it in the mudslide, as it was at the dry cleaners.
- It's also mentioned that many of the women attending the horse race are wearing mink, though it's the middle of summer (since again this trope is about the glamor).
- Red Harvest: The only time the narrator describes Dinah as pretty is when she's wearing a fur coat.
- The Roald Dahl short story "Mrs. Bixby and the Colonel's Coat" is about an adulterous woman trying to keep the mink coat she got from her lover without raising her husband's suspicions. It was adapted into an episode of Alfred Hitchcock Presents.
- The Snow Queen: The eponymous Winter Royal Lady wears a fur coat. Gerda gets a fur coat and muff on her journey, and most adaptations with show either Gerda or the Snow Queen wearing fur of some kind.
- In A Song of Ice and Fire, the nobles and royals wear furs for glamor even before the coldest winter arrives.
- A Clash of Kings downplays this with Ser Axell Florent who Maester Cressen noted "remained homely even in russet and fox fur".
- A Golden Book of the carol The Twelve Days of Christmas showed a lady being given the mentioned gifts by her True Love. And each day they are wearing different outfits◊, some decorated with fur◊, usually ermine◊.
- Leopold von Sacher-Masoch's Venus in Furs combines this trope with a heavy dose of domme and the title character's only duty as the narrator's Mistress being to swathe herself in sumptuous furs, regardless of the temperature. Played as a kink, but referencing the historical luxury and power overtones of wearing furs.
- Whateley Universe example: Rich Bitch Solange in her custom-made furs in "Ayla and the Great Shoulder Angel Conspiracy". Kodiak even thinks about getting her to wear her fur and nothing else that evening...
- The Widow of Desire is a Cold War spy thriller written in The '80s, about how a Russian furrier living in the US is murdered, and his American wife learns it was because he was involved in trying to bust apart a Soviet coup attempt. A white Russian Lynx coat even ends up being a MacGuffin.
- In the pun-overdosed world of Xanth, there are fur trees instead of fir trees, and the pelts are periodically harvested.
- In the thrid novel Centaur Isle, Princess Irene is given a silver-lined fur by the centaurs. She absolutely adores it, and Dor secretly likes how she looks wearing it.
- Budget Living: the 1st anniversary issue featured a model wearing a white rabbit jacket as part of her winter ensemble, in both a fashion spread and the cover. In keeping with the magazine's theme of affordable luxury (just in a tongue-in-cheek way), her fur, costing a few hundred dollars, was noted to be far more affordable than a modern art piece of a metal rabbit, costing thousands.
- A 1999 issue of Harpers Bazaar had an article about Kirsten Dunst, and it started with a picture of her modeling a designer white rabbit dress◊.
- Los Angeles magazine featured Shelly Hack from Charlie's Angels in the December 1979 issue, and her article put her in several furs, including a lynx coat on the cover.
- LIFE on November 11, 1957, had a fashion article about dresses with fur. This included a black velvet blouse with a full length white ermine skirt◊ by Pierre Balmain.
- The December '90 issue of Penthouse had the model wearing a white fox coat◊.
- Movieline often featured actresses in furs. Some were even Naked in Mink, like Jennifer Lopez (in a white fox wrap) and Elizabeth Hurley (in a chinchilla stole) so they could be on the Fanservice Covers.
- Jolene Blalock appeared in a fashion spread called "Oscarmania" to show outfits designers thought were worthy of being worn to the Academy Awards. And some fur wraps were worn◊ over the fancy evening gowns.
- Many of the models in Playboy wear furs, some appearing on covers, like a sable coat◊ in the December '85 issue, and a white fox coat and hat◊ on the February '90 issue.
- Santa Claus's iconic outfit is typically trimmed in white fur, as shaped by newspapers and magazines throughout the 19th and early 20th centuries.
- Vanity Fair is partly about style, so fur is sometimes featured, and celebrities are also covered, so the two are sometimes combined.
- Charlize Theron posed for a 1999 issue wearing a white fox coat and nothing else. The cover called her "White Hot Venus".
- Sofía Vergara was in a May 2015 issue. She wore a blue fox wrap with both a red evening dress (for the cover) and a one-piece swimsuit.
- Vogue, like many other high fashion publications, often has a spread about fur in at least one issue a year.
- The US November 1994 issue had a spread called "Rethinking Mink", which featured a bunch of outfits supposedly being done in fresh styles. Even though the actual style most of the furs was reminiscent of The '50s, the rest of the clothes did try to give the impression of throwing off old styles (such as a Fun T-Shirt under a full length mink coat).
- US November 1995: The spread called "After Effects" had a few furs noted to wear "apres-ski", and there was a spread some pages back for clothes to wear while skiing.
- US September 1999 had at least two spreads with fur. "Glam Slam" had outfits in white and silver, which included a few furs, such as a rabbit jacket, fox jacket, and white ermine wrap. "The Class Menagerie" was all about fur, or animal prints. "Slouching Towards Bohemia" was an article instead of a fashion spread, but it did start with a double page picture of a couple of models laying down at a picnic, and one of the women was wearing a full-length rabbit skirt.
- UK October 2002 had Gwyneth Paltrow on the cover, who modeled a white rabbit coat, though the picture was a close-up on the collar framing her face (and the top of her cleavage).
- US September 2014 had three spreads in a row. "Playing It Cool" was about furs and fur-trimmed coats to try to look like you have a cool attitude. "City Swagger" had furs in 4 of the 6 outfits, all meant to make ladies look as fashionable as possible while waking down cosmopolitan streets. "Call of the Wild" noted that the furs features could be worn during a "polar vortex", referring to the sudden cold snap from earlier in the year.
- In ABBA, the girls wore some furs for some videos, including a fox coat in the video for "Money Money Money".
- The girls in AKB48 wear fur-trimmed dresses in holiday videos, which include Sexy Santa Dresses. In the video for "Merry Christmas", the girls wear short Happy Holidays Dresses with red fur puffballs in the dancing scenes. In the street scenes, one of the girls wears a white fur jacket.
- Anne Murray wears a silver fox coat for much of the video for her song "Now & Forever".
- Ayumi Hamasaki has worn furs in some of her videos and concerts.
- In the video for the Big Bang song "Forever With You", the girl wears a white fur jacket and hat, and the two guys wear fur-trimmed jackets.
- Britney Spears wore some furs for her videos, and some for public appearances, such as a white fox wrap◊ over a white dress when at the 2000 Grammys, and a sable-trimmed dress◊ for a magazine shoot.
- Christina Aguilera wore a white rabbit coat◊ in the video for rapper Nelly's "Tilt Ya Head Back".
- Alison Mosshart of The Dead Weather wears a brown fur jacket.
- The album cover and video Music/Enya's "On my way Home" have her wearing a fur-trimmed coat and an ermine hat.
- Faith Hill has worn some fox wraps in her videos, such as a scarlet fur wrap as a movie star in "I Love The Way You Love Me" and a silver fox wrap in "There You'll Be".
- Hello! Project: Iida Kaori wears a brown rabbit coat over her shoulders in the video for "I Wish". Some of the costumes in the PV for Renai Revolution 21 are also fur lined.
- Idina Menzel: For a photo shoot in 2013 she wore a blue faux fur wrap◊, and for a 2014 holiday concert at Bloomingdale's, she wore a black fur jacket.
- In the Jay-Z song "Jigga What, Jigga Who" Amil sings the chorus and she appears in the video wearing a white fox fur jacket.
- Jennifer Lopez loves wearing furs in her red carpet appearances, and in the video for "Jenny From the Block" she wore a few furs, including bouncing around in a chinchilla coat.
- The Jenny Lewis song "Rabbit Fur Coat" uses it as a metaphor when singing about her troubled past, but at the end does sing about the symbolic coat favorably.
- In the Kesha for "Take It Off", she grabs a white fur coat from a car and wears it briefly.
- Koda Kumi wears a hooded brown fur coat in the video for "Showgirl".
- Lil' Kim is very fond of wearing fur, which can be seen in several of her videos, album covers, and public appearances.
- Lou Reed and the Velvet Underground did the musical version of ''Venus in Furs", where masochism goes hand-in-glove with the right sort of fetish clothing:
Downy sins of streetlight fancies
Chose the costumes she shall wear;
Ermine furs adorn the imperious,
Severin, Severin, awaits you there
- Madonna wore several fur in her videos an appearances.
- She wore a white faux fur wrap in the "Material Girl" video.
- A white mink jacket in the video for "Music".
- She wore a long white fox wrap at the 1991 Academy Awards.
- Mary J. Blige wore a white fur wrap for the cover of a Christmas album.
- Monique Van Vooren had an album "Mink in Hi-Fi", and the cover was her in a white mink wrap, surrounded by a pile of other mink clothes.
- Miley Cyrus wears a full length white and gray fox coat in the music video for "We Can't Stop", and has also worn it in several live performances since, such as her Jingle Ball performances in the winter of 2013.
- She also wore a white fur coat during her performance at Times Square in 2013-14 for New Year's Rockin' Eve With Ryan Seacrest.
- Nouvelle Vague's video for their cover of "Eisbär" ("Polar Bear") features the singer laying on a polar bear rug. This is a song that goes something like "I'd like to be a polar bear, at the cold pole." Hmm...yes, so she says as she strokes the fur.
- Pentatonix: Kirstie wore a white fur jacket on the album cover of "That's Christmas To Me".
- Reba McEntire wore a white fox wrap in the video for "Does He Love You" and a white mink coat for the cover of her album "Merry Christmas to You".
- "The Glamorous Life" by Sheila E. includes furs in both the lyrics and the video.
She wears a long fur coat of minkEven in the summer time
- Alicia Fox often wears outfits with fur trim.
- John Morrison and Melina, aka MNM, were known for wearing what Jim Ross described as roadkill and were very very pretty, if you could overlook the fake tans.
- Trish Stratus sometimes liked to wear fur jackets, and fur hats◊ when she walks to the ring.
- Dungeons & Dragons:
- Some magic items require fur as their material, such as the "Cloak of Lordliness", which requires "the finest ermine", sewed with silver thread, when made for a human princes or princess to wear.
- In the "Advanced 2nd Edition" monster manual, the picture for vampire showed a wealthy noble lady wearing a Simple, yet Opulent dress and a fur-lined cape◊ (that also had a High Collar of Doom).
- That same manual also had the picture for Drow showing a warrior lady, who is high born given her spider-shaped tiara (their patron goddess is a spider god). She wears a cape of white fur and her dress and boots are fur trimmed◊.
- Exalted: The demon Janequin, Fortune's Fool likes to wear, if not outright Costume Porn, but very expensive fabrics and items, including furs.
- Magic: The Gathering:
- Planeswalker Liliana Vess became Liliana, The Last Hope◊, and added a gorgeous fur-trimmed cape to her wardrobe.
- The Folk of the Pines, in the "Ice Age" set, are dryads who wear coats trimmed with white fur, that actually merges with the snow on their trees.
- In the Classic Mystery Date (1965) the formal dance outfit includes a white fur shoulder wrap.
- In Born Yesterday, Billie says all she ever wanted was a mink coat, and a radio that could fit in her purse. She thinks she's happy because she now has two. In The '90s remake, she says she's fine because her old coat was just rabbit fur.
- In Cactus Flower, Julian presents Toni with a mink stole. She's stunned at the generosity of his gift, though she would have rather received black leather slacks. She decides to send the mink to "Mrs. Winston" along with the original card, whose only words are, "As ever, Julian." Stephanie is so taken with the stole that she buys an expensive evening gown to wear with it to the April in Paris Ball.
- One act in Guys and Dolls starts with the number "Take Back Your Mink", which is the trope namer of Take Back Your Gift, as it's about a lady refusing to be a slut just for gifts like furs.
- Gypsy: In most versions, there is a white rabbit coat and hat June wears for one of the acts, and a mink coat Gypsy wears that she lets her mother wear at the end. The first film version even had Gypsy wear a dress with a skirt covered entirely with white fox.
- Rachel Felix was a successful French actress in the mid 19th century. There is a portrait of her in costume, an ermine-trimmed dress and cape◊.
- In Disney Theme Parks the women who play the Disney Princesses get warmer outfits in winter. The collars and cuffs are trimmed with white fur, and Belle wears a short white fur cape.
- Samantha from the American Girls Collection has a skating dress trimmed with white fur, and in one of the books she has an outfit with a white fur hat and muff.
- Anastasia had a doll of her in a skating dress (based on a Deleted Scene), and she's wearing a white fur hat and muff.
- Many of Barbie's outfits have fur, from the white fur wrap on the "Enchanted Evening" outfit, to holiday dresses having fur trim◊.
- Some of the Bratz outfits have fur trim.
- Wany variants of the Disney Princesses' dresses have fur, in the merch, website, and magazines, such as a set of winter merchandise in 2005 and 2006 which showed the princesses in dresses trimmed with white fur, and carrying white fur muffs.
- Some characters in the Ace Attorney games wear fur, such as Angel Starr in her gray fur coat.
- In the live action movie, Maya gets a jacket with a large gray fur collar.
- In All Points Bulletin Aces wears a fur jacket, Foxtail and Sofia wear a fur-lined coat, and one of the female designs wears a white fur wrap and red dress with a white fur hem.
- Ruby of Alundra 2 wears a mini dress trimmed with white fur.
- Arc Rise Fantasia: Adelle's outfit has white fur trim, and some white fur puff balls.
- Aveline is the heroine of Assassin's Creed III: Liberation, and her "Lady" persona includes a nice hat that matches her Pimped-Out Dress, and the hat is decorated with fox tails and black feathers.
- Black Widow has a Super Spy costume in Avengers Academy that has a mink fur hat and hood.
- Baten Kaitos: A mink coat is one of the armor cards.
- Millie's outfit in Origins has shoulder guards trimmed with fur.
- In Battle Chess, the queen piece is often shown wearing an ermine-trimmed gown. Heck, the Sexy Packaging that gives her a skimpy robe also gives it more ermine trimming than the in-game model, which just has ermine trimming her skirt hem).
- One of the outfits in Bayonetta 2 is the "Sunday Best" set, which has either a white Pimped-Out Dress, in the style of The Gay '90s, with a silver fox wrap (or maybe platinum fox?) or a pink dress with a white fox wrap. In the opening of the game Bayonetta is wearing the white outfit when she is going shopping at Christmastime, and the pink outfit during the epilogue when she is going post-christmas shopping. In those cutscenes both outfits are Doomed New Clothes, but they can be played in the game just fine.
- In BioShock 1, one of the upper class lady models (either as enemies or some of your allies) wears a fur-trimmed cape, even when she's a nurse.
- The logo for the "Ice Princess" cold storage company is a lady wearing a skating dress topped with a fur jacket and hat.
- Some of the plasmid posters in BioShock 2 show an affluent couple with the lady wearing a silver fox cape and stroking its fur◊.
- Eliza in Brave Frontier wears a thick fur wrap as part of her An Ice Suit.
- Agnes in Bravely Default has a white dress and cape trimmed with black fur as her starting outfit.
- Bridge to Another World: Alice In Shadowland is a Hidden Object Game based on Alice in Wonderland. In the backstory, Alice became the Queen of Hearts, and she wears an ermine wrap with her dress.
- Some of the upper class characters in Brigandine wear fur-lined capes.
- Soma Cruz of Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow wears a fur-collared trenchcoat. Might have been to match thematically with another fur-collared character from Castlevania: Lament of Innocence.
- In Clockwork Tales Of Glass And Ink, one of the first characters who helps you is a barmaid, and when she's out in the snow after the robot first attacks, she's wearing a fur-lined jacket◊.
- Some of the Dark Parables have characters in nice furs. The eponymous queen in Rise of the Snow Queen wears a fur trimmed coat, which she keeps along with her winter powers after her Heel–Face Turn.
- The healer ladies of the Disgaea games wear dresses trimmed with white fur.
- Princess Sapphire of Disgaea 3 has a silvery white jacket with a matching fur collar and hem.
- Dragon Quest:
- Several outfits in the games, although until Dragon Quest VIII, most were just in the artwork instead of in-game.
- Dragon Quest V: Debora wears a white fur wrap like a boa.
- In Dreamfall: The Longest Journey, Zoe wears a fur-trimmed coat when she's in Arcadia.
- In Dream World Lysiana wears a fur-trimmed cape over her slinky dress.
- Alydriah's An Ice Suit in EpicDuel is a coat, hat, and muff of white fur, trimmed with gray fur◊.
- A couple characters in Eternal Poison wear fur. Marie wears a white coat with a white fur collar. Amelie's outfit is trimmed with fur.
- A number of outfits in the Etrian Odyssey games are trimmed with fur. In the third game, the princesses dresses are Battle Ballgowns trimmed with fur on the skirt.
- Fate/stay night: Gilgamesh combines this with Fur and Loathing, and expresses the Rich Bitch part to the hilt. In later incarnations without his pimping coat, he's not as flamboyant or dangerous.
- Lulu's dress in Final Fantasy X has a fluffy, brown fur neckline, that just barely prevents public exposure.
- The Shiva summon in Final Fantasy XII: Revenant Wings wears a blue fur boa.
- Vanille in Final Fantasy XIII wears a brown fur Showgirl Skirt... from a bear she personally killed, showing she's not only pretty in mink, but also pretty and dangerous.
- In Fighter Within, Sabina is a Russian former fashion model, who then became a former cop, and now wants to be a movie star, and her outfit includes a short white fur jacket.
- Fire Emblem: Awakening: Say'ri's armor includes a white fur collar.
- Freedom Force: Nuclear Winter's minions are ladies in cute ice outfits that have short, hooded fur-trimmed capes.
- Gaia Online is a dress-up site, and there are fur items. Even a few whose descriptions acknowledge where the fur came from... sort of.
- Leopard Couture: Don't be concerned for the leopard. His license said he was a donor.
- In n GoldenEye (Wii) Xenia wears a purple jacket with gray fur trim◊ in cold weather.
- In Golden Trails 3 The Guardians Creed, Uptown Girl Giselle is the romantic interest of the main character, and on some covers she is wearing a white fur cape◊ over her blue dress (this can also be seen in a brooch during a puzzle).
- Jizzy, a pimp in Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, boasts of mink fur being used almost casually in his home, as carpeting, and wallpaper.
- One of the streetwalker NPC models in Las Venturas wears a mink jacket.
- In the second half of Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories, Louise changes her costume to a white mini dress and a pink fox jacket◊ after the Vances seem to be moving up in their crime businesses.
- Guild Wars: The Norn Armor sets are fancy outfits trimmed with white, black, or brown fur. See here, and here.
- Disney's Guilty Party: Olivia Dickens, the matriarch of the detective family, wears a long, white fur coat.
- In the second Half-Minute Hero game, the princess of the Shoot 'Em Up sub-game wears an orange dress trimmed with white fur.
- The first armor for ladies in Hexyz Force is a fur cape, which isn't visible, but is described as "luxurious" by the flavor text.
- Several of the stage outfits in The Idolmaster have fur trim.
- In the upscale blocks in L.A. Noire, lady NPCs can be seen in fur-trimmed coats.
- In one case, a boxer cheats the mob and his ill-fated girlfriend tries collecting his winnings. She does the errand in a leopard-trimmed coat with a matching hat and pair of shoes.
- The Last Story: Some of the NPC ladies in the palace wear large fox fur collars on their grand dresses.
- In Layton Brothers: Mystery Room Goldie Potsby-Mahn is the wife of the victim in a case, and she wears a long white fur coat.
- Some of the outfits in League of Legends have fur trim.
- Annie's "Frostfire" outfit is a fancy blue coat with white fur trim.
- The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess: A lady is complaining about the cold when Zora falls froze over, and says she misses her fur coat.
- Legends of the Hunted is a compilation of various point & click adventure games, and like other similar compilations, the games have little to do with the title, and their covers show scenes not in any of the games. In this case, the cover scene is a snowy forest with a wolf next to a woman in a long, elegant white cape with a white fur hood.
- The queen in Living Legends Frozen Beauty wears an ermine-trimmed cape, and you also see the ghosts of her victims, some of them wearing fur-trimmed dresses.
- Vanessa in Luminous Arc is a fire witch who wears a red outfit trimmed with white fur at the shoulders.
- Luna, the blue-haired goddess in Lunar: The Silver Star isn't this due to her yellow peasant dress with white fur at the hem (given she's living in a village in the cold regions), it's that on the back cover of the original game, she's also wearing a silver fur cape.
- In the winter editions of Mario and Sonic at the Olympic Games, the ladies such as Peach, Daisy, and Amy wear dresses trimmed with white fur (although not every version has detailed enough graphics to show the fur shading).
- Maximo: Ghosts to Glory: Aurora Lee, the ice sorceress, wears a blue coat trimmed with white fur.
- In Max Payne 3, a bar lady in a flashback is wearing a fur jacket. She's also available as a character in multiplayer matches, and is just known as "Hoboken Bar Girl".
- Priscilla Dolphan in Mitsumete Knight has a blue and yellow dress, and yellow shoulder cape, each with white fur trimming.
- Mystery Of The Opera HD: There is a poster of a performance of "La Traviata" with Charlotte in costume wearing a red dress and a brown fur-lined cape.
- Ninja Gaiden Sigma II: Ayane's alternate outfit includes a white fur wrap around her neck and white fur trim on her gloves.
- Cate Archer wears a fur trimmed coat in both No One Lives Forever games, the second being a winter coat with chinchilla cuffs and a hood. Both coats belongs on a designer runway more than on secret agent missions.
- Orcs Must Die!: The elemental weaver wears a thick, brown fur collar◊.
- The Persona series:
- Yukari's winter outfit in Persona 3 is a pink sweater dress trimmed with white fur.
- Mitsuru, now the head of a major Japanese corporation in Persona 4: Arena, wears a huge white fur coat over her Spy Catsuit. As it's a fighting game, the coat also covers Badass Longcoat and Kicking Ass in All Her Finery.
- The witches of Phantom Brave have fur-trimmed dresses and hats.
- The Pokémon Cinccino is dressed up like this, but justified in that's actually its own long fluffy tail and head fur.
- Some of the outfits in the Princess Maker games, including fur trimmed capes in royal endings, particularly the "rabbit princess" ending in 3 where she wears a white Fur Bikini.
- Professor Layton and the Diabolical Box: Flora wears a short cape trimmed with white fur◊.
- The various outfits in Ragnarok Online often include fur, such as the fur-lined caped for the wizards (even lining their mystical high collars).
- Samurai Warriors 3: One of the Character Customization outfits includes a cape and hat trimmed with white fur.
- Sengoku Basara: Oichi's outfit is loaded with black fur trimmings◊.
- Shadow Hearts: Covenant: Princess Anastasia has a fur hat and coat. A rare justified example - when she joins the party, it's winter... in Russia.
- The Ship: Murder Party: The socialite, one possible Player Character, wears a white fox neck wrap.
- One of The Sims many expansion packs contains fur coats.
- Smite: Hel's light outfit is trimmed with white fur◊].
- Amy in Soul Calibur IV wears an Elegant Gothic Lolita Mini Dress Of Power with a brown fur neckline. A few other outfits have fur trim.
- Spyro: A Hero's Tail: The Ice Princess wears a Whole Costume Reference to an ermine-lined dress worn by Anne Boleyn.
- In Syberia Kate wears a fur-lined jacket when it's colder than usual.
- Assassin Anna Williams from Tekken is an Action Fashionista who includes fur coats in her outfits.
- TimeSplitters: Lady Jane wears different fur-trimmed jackets in the games she appears in.
- Trouble Witches: Snowberry White wears a cape trimmed with white fur, matching earmuffs, and puffballs on her boots.
- Ultima IX: The Tapestry of Ages shows Minax from the second game wearing a green middle ages style dress that has hanging sleeves lined with gray fur.
- In the opening of Valhalla Knights 2, a goddess tries to destroy humanity, but she's defeated by a priestess in a fur-trimmed robe.
- Who Shot Johnny Rock starts out with a lady in a red dress and brown fox wrap asking the Player Character detective to solve her boyfriend's murder.
- In Xenosaga III, Shion wears a jacket with a fur collar.
- 9th Elsewhere: In the first strip Carmen's latest foster mother is wearing a fur jacket as she tries to convince Carmen to come to her own welcome party.
- Bound Adventures:
- The series has most of the nobles and royals wearing fur trimmed capes.
- Princess Irina has ermine trimming on most of her garments and accessories. She also has an ermine-lined Showgirl Skirt.
- In Darken Jill wears a short fur cape when the group goes adventuring in the snowy mountains.
- Dominic Deegan:
- One of Amelia's dresses was trimmed with fur.
- Miranda Deegan's mother had a fur muff, and she wore it in a way to show she was a Proper Lady.
- Drowtales: Snadhya'rune loves wearing◊ outfits trimmed with white fur◊ (and damaging them is her Berserk Button). Even her sister wears such robes◊.
- In El Goonish Shive, the stereotypical Femme Fatale in the Detective Block "storyline" in EGS:NP wears a fur lined coat.
- Erstwhile: In the "Sweetheart Roland" comic, the title character at one point wears an ermine cape.
- Fluffy Bunny Domination:
- A toy wand she got had two white fur puff balls attached, making her imagine she could use it to turn into a Magical Girl, with a similar ball as a bunny tail.
- She had an Imagine Spot of having a sugar daddy, and wearing a red dess and silver fox wrap. Unfortunately the context of that fantasy made it not appealing to her.
- Girl Genius:
- Agatha wears a sumptuous fur coat and matching hat when waiting for a Corbettite train at a desolate train station in the snow.
- When Jenka shows up in Paris, she is wearing a rather impressive ensemble, which no longer covers her mouth and includes a fur stole. The fancy dress also makes her virtually unrecognizable to Agatha.
- Karate Bears in this strip like to steal stoles.
- Knights of Buena Vista is a Campaign Comic covering Frozen (2013), and during Elsa's coronation it turned out that her cape was supposed to be lined with ermine, which Elsa sold for loads of cash. She justifies it by claiming it was too warm in the year to wear all that, and Anna's player mentions that she likes to wear her furs in summer. Anna later re-buys the ermine from Oaken for lining her winter outfit, which includes an ermine petticoat under the skirt just to help her freezing lower half.
- Lackadaisy: Mitzi often wears a fluffy fur stole, draped beneath her shoulders for an alluring appearance as the head of her deceased husbands failed but still hanging on criminal empire.
- Benn'Joon of Looking for Group wears a Pimped-Out Cape that is trimmed with white fur. Later she gets a full length white fur coat for adventuring in the mountains.
- Lore Olympus: In episode 7, Hades gives Persephone a white fur jacket to ward off the chill of the Underworld. He bought it for Hera, but she didn't like it, so he just held on to it, and fortunately it also fit Persephone.
- Noblesse: Rozaria wears a black coat trimmed with white fur.
- Poison Ivy Gulch: Played for laughs when young boy Ace gives saloon girl Lorraine a nice fur coat; he reveals the fur came from a local's dead mule!
- In Sinfest, Sapphire is a succubus who liked to wear a mink coat when walking to and from her job at the strip club.
- This picture◊ by Anand Duncan is a winter princess in an outfit where not only is her Pimped-Out Dress decorated with white fur, but also her Parasol of Prettiness.
- In Idiotsitter, Billie and Gene don oversized fur coats during "Happy Birthday", while they are also whacked out on peyote. The image of them in their coats and sunglasses, in-doors, is also a promo image for the series.
- The short-lived series Mis-Directed starts with a brother and sister trying to film a Torture Porn, with the sister Julianna playing (sort of) the victim while wearing a purple rabbit fur jacket, which she seems to wear specifically to pretty herself up, given she acts like The Prima Donna.
- The characters in Alvin and the Chipmunks often attend events where Socialites are wearing furs.
- In a fantasy sequence, Alvin imagines his oldest fan to be a young adult woman (since the In-Universe fanbase is prepubescent girls) wearing a white fox wrap draped over her slinky dress. He is practically drooling over this mental image.
- A few furs in American Dad!, notably Haley's online game avatar, which is a Chainmail Bikini with a white fur collar, two things not to be expected from a Granola Girl.
- In Avatar: The Last Airbender some characters wear fur just for style, such as Mai's fur-trimmed robe, and Toph's fur puff balls on her headdress (the water tribes wear pelts as a cultural dress, not a luxury).
- In The Legend of Korra the first First Lady of Republic City wears a white fur wrap with her formal dress.
- Many of the rich ladies in Batman: The Animated Series, and a few in Batman Beyond, wore a fur-trimmed coat or fur wrap.
- Beverly Hills Teens has some, usually as a fur rug draped over chairs.
- Bianca's most common fur is a brown fox wrap with her party dress. She also wears a renaissance-era Pimped-Out Dress with a fur neckline when auditioning for a play.
- Nicky has a white fur coat and a skating dress trimmed with white fur.
- A few in The Cleveland Show, including a coat Donna wore in a Blaxploitation film she did years before, and Rallo got in trouble for wearing nothing but a mink coat and underwear for a school picture.
- Daria: Quinn's Pimped-Out Dress for a school play was trimmed with white fur to fit the High Middle Ages look of the scene.
- In the "Thronecoming" episode of Ever After High, Apple White wears a Pimped-Out Dress with white fur sleeves.
- The Flintstones: In one episode Fred is having some sort of problem, making him almost completely lethargic. Wilma buys an expensive fur coat of "genuine Siberian mammoth", knowing the cost will make Fred freak out. Betty grabbed a "sabertooth tiger stole" at the same time.
- When Bender gets a Gender Bender (no pun intended), he dates Calculon, who gives Bender a fur coat among many gifts. At other times Bender is no stranger to the pimp coat.
- A white fur jacket is a gift from the head of the Robot Mafia to his wife in Into the Wild Green Yonder. She was seeing Bender at the time, and he just relished the chance to "nail a dame in a fur coat".
- Galtar and the Golden Lance: Rava, the niece of the Evil Overlord wears a white fur mini dress◊.
- Goldie Gold and Action Jack: Goldie Gold is "the world's richest girl" who loves to go on adventures, and her standard outfit for this included a white fur jacket. She also has a winter outfit with an ermine-trimmed parka.
- In an episode of Goof Troop, Pete takes Peg to the movies as a date, and Peg puts on a pink jacket with a white fur collar.
- In one episode of The Jetsons, George and Mr. Spacely were in a competition where the prize was a mink coat, which each man wanted to give to his wife. They ended up in a tie and had a tug-of-war with the coat itself, causing it to tear. This worked out, since one wife ended up with a mink jacket and the other used the bottom half as a mink stole.
- In My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic, Rarity the fashionista is often seen wearing a fur coat in winter. In the Distant Finale, she appears wearing a fur despite it being spring to show how successful she had been in the intervening years.
- Princess Gwenevere and the Jewel Riders: The outfits Gwenevere and company wore in the snowy mountains were fancy dresses and capes trimmed with fur.
- The main character of Princess Sissi has a white winter coat trimmed with fur.
- In the holiday episode of Sofia the First, Sofia wears an ice blue Happy Holidays Dress, but keeps her Graceful Ladies Like Purple theme with a cape and hat trimmed with white ermine, while her mother and stepsister also wear fur-trimmed coats.
- In Star Wars: Clone Wars, Amidala wears Stylish Protection Gear on an ice planet, with a fur cape.
- Strawberry Shortcake's Berry Bitty Adventures: In the episode "On Ice", one of the girls was making pimped out dresses for a spring Fashion Show. When there was a cold snap, she made the dresses trimmed with white fur.
- Raven in Teen Titans wears a fur-trimmed cape and tights when in extreme cold.
- In Thunderbirds Lady Penelope has a long mink coat she sometimes wears.
- The Tick: Fashion model Mindy Moleford has a fur-trimmed coat she wore in the episode where Mole King successfully wooed her.
- Totally Spies!: Several outfits have fur trim, to the girls' parkas, to a cheerleading squad wearing fur-trimmed dresses.
- Winx Club: Headmistress Faragonda's sleeping gown is lined with fur and the matching shoes have furballs on them. In the comics her winter coat has fur as well.
- Catherine the Great of Russia was born in Germany, and for when it was really cold (and yes, it was really cold, because she lived during a "little ice age" in a place not famous for its forgiving climate), she also had an outfit with an ermine skirt.
- Céline Dion has worn a couple, like a white fox wrap for a magazine shoot◊, and a white mink jacket to go with her Fairytale Wedding Dress.
- Princess Diana even had a white mink jacket she wore a few times.
- Queen Elizabeth II got a mink wrap as a gift for her wedding. She wore it, and other fur wraps, quite often going out (probably because they were light compared to all the regalia she wore). This might have influenced how the fur wrap became such a common style of fur in The '50s.
- Eva Perón loved wearing furs, and one of her iconic outfits is her in a mink coat and a square-ish hat.
- When Kim Richards attended the LA premiere of the first film adaptation of Escape to Witch Mountain, she wore a "little white rabbit jacket", and when she saw lots of fans on the street, she recalled:
"I remember being a little girl, so scared... My mom said, 'Kimmy, what do you think they want?' 'I think they want to get my coat,' I didn't realize it was me."
- NFL Quarterback Joe Namath was famous for wearing one on the sidelines.
- Joan Rivers did a comedy album called "What Becomes a Semi-Legend Most", as a take on the Blackglama campaign, and she wore a black mink on the cover.
- Her daughter Melissa Rivers wore a sable muff as part of her wedding outfit.
- Kirsten Dunst wore a white rabbit fur dress◊ for a magazine shoot in 1999.
- Mae West loved wearing furs in her films and real life, and bought a white rabbit, cape, and muff with her first paycheck from stagework. She also could wear dresses with thick fur trimming the flared hem, and move around fairly easily.
- Mary Tudor wore some dresses trimmed with fur, such as a dress with puff sleeves and white ermine trimming◊ she wore a year before she became queen.
- Is a common decoration for a Pimped-Out Dress throughout history, whether trimming, edging, lining, or covering.
My lady 2 ' was in dark green velvet trimmed with ermine, and an ermine petticoat — a present from her son, but it would have better suited the slender-waisted daughter Fanny, who had a scarlet damask...
- Take this description of a dress from 1742:
- Ermine petticoats, as well as other fur petticoats, were not that uncommon a winter accessory for centuries, like in this picture◊ from 1694.
- Parisian designer Pierre Balmain made a white ermine blouse in 1954 as a joke, as if to say "who would wear something this extravagant◊?". Well it turns out women like Marlene Dietrich and The Duchess of Windsor bought it, so he made other all ermine items for a few years, such as a full-length white ermine skirt in 1957◊.
- Robert Mondavi started his famous Napa Valley winery after he was fired from the nearby Charles Krug Winery by his own mother and brother (the Mondavi family owned and operated it). Why was he fired? He bought a mink coat for his wife after they were invited to attend a state dinner at the White House. His brother Peter accused him of embezzling money from the winery to pay for the coat, and dispute was so intense the two middle-aged men eventually got in a fistfight over it.
- Tara Reid has worn a few furs, including a white mink jacket◊ during her infamous Wardrobe Malfunction (which her fur ironically could have covered up).
- Vanessa Hudgens has worn some furs, like a white mink jacket to the Paris premiere of The Mysterious Island.
- For Coming of Age Day in Japan, young women often wear Kimonos with fur stoles.
- The director of the first Silent Hill movie recalled first meeting Jodelle Ferland, and how cute and glamorous she looked, while still pulling off the Creepy Child act.
The film's director, Frenchman Christophe Gans, said when he first met Jodelle she was wearing a white fur coat and pink sunglasses and was just as giggly as she could be.
Then, Gans said, Ferland changed her voice to an evil tone and told him she had always wanted to play the devil.
- The original owners of said fur can be quite adorable themselves, ie minks, rabbits, etc.