Tropes about, or related to, beautiful people and things. If you see one of these tropes, a major aspect involves being as pleasing to the eye as possible.
Sure beauty might be only skin deep, but as always, Tropes Are Tools.
- Bejeweled Tropes
Pretty gems and jewels.
- Cosmetics Tropes
Makup enhances beauty when applied correctly.
- Costume Tropes
Clothing is often designed to be appealing.
- Dresses, Gowns and Skirts
Most dresses are meant to be pretty.
- Femininity Tropes
Being beautiful is a major aspect.
- Improbable Appearance Tropes
Being beautiful can ignore reality in fiction.
- Luxury Tropes
The most beautiful things are often the most expensive.
- Magical Girl Tropes
These shows like pretty things.
- The Makeover
To make one prettier.
- Mary Sue Tropes
These characters are often the most beautiful.
- Mink Becomes This Index Most
Furs are usually meant to be appealing.
- Opulent Outfits
They aren't costly to look ugly.
- Princess Tropes
A princess is usually beautiful in fiction.
- Rule of Glamorous
Being beautiful helps our suspension of disbelief.
- Aloof Dark-Haired Girl
A lady is tall, dark-haired, pretty, and aloof.
- Amazonian Beauty
Big, strong, and hot.
- Angelic Beauty
Their beauty is literally heavenly.
- Agent Peacock
He's not going to let this job get in the way of being stylish.
- Attractive Bent-Gender
She's drop-dead gorgeous even though she's really a he.
- Attractiveness Discrimination
Judging people on if one finds them pretty or not.
- Attractiveness Isolation
Because she's pretty, people think she's too good for them, even when she'd be their friend.
- Attractive Zombie
Well as least she wants you for your brains.
- Beast and Beauty
A monstrous-looking character and a beautiful-looking character are a romantic couple.
- Beautiful All Along
A pretty person is either disguised, cursed, or just wore their hair the wrong way (and had glasses).
- The Beautiful Elite
The ruling class are also the prettiest.
- Beautiful Slave Girl
And... she's attracting the attention of her master.
- Beauty, Brains and Brawn
The first member of this Power Trio can have many skills, but is still the prettiest.
- Beauty = Goodness
When fiction casts the ugly people as villains.
- Beauty Is Bad
Being attractive doesn't make you nice.
- Beauty Is Best
Attractiveness is considered above other qualifying factors.
- Beauty Is Never Tarnished
Fiction makes sure one's looks never get scuffed up.
- Beauty Mark
A small face mole is considered a beauty enhancer.
- Beauty to Beast
Used to look good, now one is a monster.
- Big Beautiful Man
Being overweight doesn't mean one still can't otherwise look nice.
- Big Beautiful Woman
The curves and big bones just add to her looks.
- Bishie Sparkle
Anime sparkles represent beauty.
Literally means "beautiful boy", but still includes adult men, especially if both are from anime or manga.
- Brainless Beauty
Looks don't substitute for an education.
- Circassian Beauty
If she's from the Caucasus Mountains, she's the pinnacle of feminine beauty.
- Costume Porn
Nine times out of ten, detailed costumes are pretty costumes.
- Crystal Landscape
This Scenery Porn is Gem-Encrusted.
- Cuteness Equals Forgiveness
Looking pretty means it's all okay.
- The Dandy
This guy values looks and fashion.
- Elegant Classical Musician
You aren't playing Carnegie Hall looking like a schlep.
- Ermine Cape Effect
Royalty makes sure their portraits always look their best, including wearing their regalia, so fiction shows them in regalia all the time.
- Everyone Loves Blondes
When blondes are seen as more beautiful than other hair colors.
- Everything's Better with Sparkles
Sparkles make everything pretty.
- Everything's Sparkly with Jewelry
Jewels having no practical purpose, but certainly a stylish one.
- Fair Cop
You have the right to stop undressing them with your eyes.
- Fairytale Wedding Dress
A bride wants to look like a beautiful princess on her wedding.
- Fashion Model
They are meant to look good, to help make the clothes look good, so that the customers will hope they look good as well.
- Femme Fatale
Her looks could get away with murder (if not already).
- Fluffy Fashion Feathers
Plumes and down on stylish clothes just look appealing.
- Gold Makes Everything Shiny
Gold adds visual flair.
- Gorgeous Gorgon
You'll turn to stone even before you turn to stone.
- Gorgeous Greek
People from Greece are portrayed as attractive.
- Gorgeous Period Dress
Everyone dressed grand in that part of the past.
- Hair Decorations
Help make a girl look even prettier.
- Handsome Lech
An attractive Casanova Wannabe.
- Happy Holidays Dress
It's the most glamorous time of the year, so dress like it.
- Hello, Attorney!
Guess Vogue and GQ run the bar exam.
- Hello, Nurse!
Characters are clearly attracted to her on sight.
- Heroes Want Redheads
Heroes find redheads attractive a lot of the time.
- Hired for Their Looks
Especially if they have few proper qualifications for the job.
- Hollywood Beauty Standards
Fiction makes people more good-looking than in real life.
- Hospital Hottie
What Hello, Nurse! looks like it should mean.
- Hot Consort
Whether a chief, king, or empress, your spouse or concubine(s) should be among the most beautiful people in the land.
- Hot God
Makes you get on your knees for several reasons.
- Hot Guy, Ugly Wife
Well, clearly he doesn't think she's ugly.
- Hot Librarian
Because good literacy is beautifying.
- Hot Men at Work
Women on the street should be catcalling them.
- Hot Scientist
They fill out a labcoat so nicely.
- Hot Teacher
The teacher is making some of the students hot and bothered.
- Hot Witch
Wicked or not, she's still a looker.
Classic masculine handsomeness.
- I Am Not Pretty
Denying one's looks (whether true or not)
- I Just Want to Be Beautiful
Aspiring to be attractive.
- Indifferent Beauty
If other people find them attractive, they just shrug.
- Informed Attractiveness
Characters are very open about finding certain people attractive.
- Inhumanly Beautiful Race
Our 7 is their 1.
- Lipstick Lesbian
This hot girl has the hots for other girls.
- Little Black Dress
Being pretty, in a simple, but timeless and stylish, way.
- Long-Haired Pretty Boy
Long hair just makes this dude look better.
- Long Hair Is Feminine
Past the shoulder adds to conventional attractiveness.
- Looks Worth Killing For
Their beauty justifies the means.
- Lovely Assistant
Yes her eyes are up there, but I'm putting the ace of diamonds in the deck well over here.
- Mad Scientist's Beautiful Daughter
Seems good looks, and the urge to conquer the universe For Science!, like to alternate generations.
- Men Are Strong, Women Are Pretty
A prevalent double standard for gender roles.
- Mermaid Arc Emergence
Emerging from water in a beautiful, sometimes even sexually so, way.
- Model Couple
They were paired for this ad because their looks complement each other.
- Obliviously Beautiful
Doesn't get when people find them hot.
- Parasol of Prettiness
A classical sign of feminine beauty.
- Pimped-Out Dress
The decorations are meant to make the dress, and lady, even prettier.
- Pretty Boy
Young men, or older, who have unconventional good looks.
- Pretty in Mink
A luxury fur garment is meant to look good.
- Pretty Princess Powerhouse
Being pretty, and royalty, doesn't mean she can't kick ass.
- Progressively Prettier
As the series, franchise, etc. goes on, this person looks more and more attractive.
- Proud Beauty
Sexy and they know it.
- Raven Hair, Ivory Skin
Pretty, coiffed dark hair makes this pale lady even prettier.note
- Requisite Royal Regalia
Wouldn't help make the wearer look regal if the items were plain or ugly.
- Ridiculously Photogenic
Even their DMV pictures come out nice.
- Screw the Rules, I'm Beautiful!
I'm hot, so I can get away with it.
- Seductive Mummy
Mummification either didn't take away her looks, or is altered by magic.
- Sexy Santa Dress
So one can be hot with Christmas cheer.
- Sharp-Dressed Man
A tailored suit means he rich, so he must be more attractive.
- She Cleans Up Nicely
This person was surprisingly easy to make pretty.
- Sliding Scale of Beauty
Tropes Are Flexible explicitly applied to beauty.
- Smoking Is Glamorous
The Beautiful people make a cigarette look beautiful.
- So Beautiful, It's a Curse
When beauty has its drawbacks.
- Statuesque Stunner
A lady is pretty and tall.
- Stylish Protection Gear
Your spacesuit, Hazmat Suit, diving gear, etc. is designed look stylish, while still functioning perfectly.
- Tall, Dark, and Handsome
A popular trio of traits in some forms of fiction.
- Tarnishing Their Own Beauty
A beautiful character intentionally downplays or outright ruins their beauty for plot reasons.
- True Beauty Is on the Inside
What you find attractive about this person isn't their looks.
- The Ugly Guy's Hot Daughter
Either this girl had a hot mom, or her dad's looks skipped a generation.
- Ugly Guy, Hot Wife
Well at least the wife wasn't judging on looks (unless she's a Gold Digger).
- Ugly Hero, Good-Looking Villain
When fiction doesn't cast the ugly people as villains.
- Unkempt Beauty
You don't need to have a beauty regimen to look nice.
- Vain Sorceress
Something about magic that attracts the narcissistic.
- What Beautiful Eyes!
They never need to say "My eyes are up here."
- When She Smiles
If your smile is rare, that makes it look even more attractive.
- World's Most Beautiful Woman
Certified by an impartial committee, this woman's looks surpass all others.