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  • The Queen of Hearts in Alice in Wonderland wears a dress with a high collar, underskirt with the black and gold chevron design, and the overskirt with white ermine trim (although that's clear just in a still during the opening credits; the animation limitations made it look like just a solid white trim in the main film).
  • In the tradition of Disney, Don Bluth's movie Anastasia includes not one, but three pimped out dresses.
    • One is a gorgeous, pale yellow dress with a blue sash, gauze sleeves, and strings of pearls, (and an Imperial Russian tiara), which Anya dreams up during the "Once Upon a December" song.
    • Another is the very simple, dark blue strapless dress that she wears at the Parisien Opera (the train, however, certainly gives this dress its due of sparkles).
    • Finally, there is the dress that she wears during the celebration her Grandmama holds, that is similar to the first dress, but with more fancy designs, and hanging sleeves.
  • The majority of the Barbie Direct-to-Video films feature fancy dresses, usually pink, purple, or blue.
    • Barbie in the Nutcracker: Clara's dancing dress is a tutu with a skirt made of several layers of gauze, and a bodice heavily trimmed with flowers.
    • Barbie as Rapunzel: A purple overdress with a light purple underskirt and bodice, gold brocade edging the bodice, and a layer of lace over the sleeves and the slit in the overskirt.
    • Barbie of Swan Lake: A purple dress with translucent blue fabric cut like large feathers that drapes over the skirt, flares out from the sleeves, and forms into a pair of wings over her chest.
    • Barbie in the Princess and the Pauper: Anneliese wears a pink dress with lots of gauze and silk, and gold trimming on her bodice, and gold brocade on her stomacher. Erika wears a blue dress with lace trimming, pink ribbons, and a flower-embroidered white petticoat.
    • Barbie Fairytopia: The fairy girls wear dresses that are flower-themed, usually in the form of skirts cut to look like blooming flowers, but some outfits have flowers trimming them.
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    • Barbie in the Twelve Dancing Princesses: Each princess wears a fancy dress. Most have a frilled hem, short overskirt that is edged with ruffled, a neckline trimmed with lace, and little puff sleeves.
    • Barbie as the Island Princess: A blue dress with lots of dark blue brocade on the skirt, a pink gauzy overskirt, a heavily beaded bodice, and a peacock tail, that was actually loaned from her peacock friend.
    • Barbie & The Diamond Castle: Liana and Alexa get similar dress when they are made princesses: both having lots of sparkly brocade, a gauzy oveskirt, and a Cool Crown. Even their peasant dresses are pretty fancy, being of much brighter colors and smoother fabrics than the other peasants in that world wear.
    • Barbie in a Christmas Carol: Several, most worn by the Eden, the Scrooge-esque protagonist, but some are worn by others. The most prominent dresses in the marketing and covers the red dress Eden wears with the gold brocade on the bodice and gold Giant Waist Ribbon (but worn on the side), and a white dress Barbie wears that is covered with lace and has a multi-tiered pleated skirt. And the ghost of Christmas present wears a green with several rings of decorated ribbons around the skirt, to make it look like a Christmas tree.
    • Barbie and the Three Musketeers: The heroines wear different dresses, but they are all loaded in their own ways with lace, brocade, frills, and overskirts and petticoats.
    • Barbie: Princess Charm School: At the end, the girls wear glittery dresses, with long flowing skirts, gold trimming, and bodices where almost the entire front is Gem-Encrusted, looking like the top was cut from a huge jewel.
    • Barbie: The Pearl Princess: Lumina gets a beautiful multicolored mermaid tail.
    • Barbie and the Secret Door: Barbie's character gets a beautiful multicolored flowery dress.
  • The Queen and Princess of Heart in The Care Bears: Adventure in Wonderland have some fancy dresses, some with heart motifs.
  • In The Book of Life, La Muerte's dress is covered in embroidery and marigolds, spreads out across the ground and is bordered at the hem with lit candles.
  • The Disney Princesses have a fair amount. Their many fancy dresses could fill out this trope by themselves, but in their merchandising, the dresses are fancied up even further. A few sets trim the dresses with ribbons, white fur, and white fur muffs with huge ribbons on them. Another set turns all the dresses gold. Another trims all the dresses with jewels, and that actually comes in two varieties: a set with them just wearing the bejeweled dresses, and a set with them wearing the dresses and similarly bejeweled white fur Capes. Disney also made quite a few paper doll books based on their princesses with outfits they didn't wear in the movie.
    • Snow White had a few. Snow White's iconic dress has the golden skirt, blue bodice, round white collar, and slashed puff sleeves with red fabric underneath. Even the evil queen got a black and purple dress with white ermine trimming (although the animation doesn't make that clear) and some gold decorations.
    • Cinderella is an unusual example of actually showing the pimping-out process, featuring a scene in which her animal friends pimp out her ball gown, unfortunately they used beads and a sash belonging to her stepsisters, who used that excuse to tear the dress apart. Her iconic silvery dress, with the puffed overskirt, little puff sleeves, and glass slippers, was instead made with magic sparkles thanks to her Fairy Godmother.
    • Ariel gets a few in The Little Mermaid: The pink and white luncheon dress with the slashed puff sleeves, her Fairytale Wedding Dress, and her dresses in the sequel, The Little Mermaid II: Return to the Sea.
    • Belle wears a few in Beauty and the Beast. Her iconic dress is gold with a ribbon trimming the skirt, and the fabric on the skirt and neckline made to bunch up, creating a puff effect. Her pink dress had the frill trimming on the sleeves and hem. Her Happy Holidays Dress in Beauty and the Beast: The Enchanted Christmas is wine colored with the underskirt, bodice, and sleeve ruffles being golden yellow with brocade, has small roses on the sleeves and neckline, and a Giant Waist Ribbon at the back of the waist (that is even bigger in The Merch).
    • Princess Jasmine from Aladdin has a few outfits that fits this trope, most of them cheerfully combining it with Bare Your Midriff.
    • Even Pocahontas, with her modest wardrobe got a paper doll book with outfits of the Braids, Beads and Buckskins variety. Made before the direct-to-video sequal, but had a page that said "Later in life, Pocahontas went to London. These are some dresses she would've worn." It showed a couple of dresses in the fashion of that era.
    • Princess Kida of Atlantis from Atlantis: The Lost Empire is a notable exception to this trend, as well as to the official Disney Princess line-up, for the sole reason that the movie she was in sunk at the box office.
      • Megara and Esmeralda, too. Meg stays in a light pink toga for the entire film, and Esmeralda wears a glittery red dress for exactly one scene before swapping back to her normal clothes. She also spends the entirety of the climax wearing nothing but a chemise.
    • The Princess and the Frog has a number of old-fashioned ones, though most are either explicitly handmade costumes or magically conjured. Charlotte likes to wear pink dresses with puff sleeves and very wide skirts. Tiana wears a few as well, for various reasons. One is a white flapper dress with a white fox stole she wears in an Imagine Spot. Her second dress is blue and has a small bit of trimmings. Her third dress, and first wedding dress, is magically made, and lilly-pad themed, with the bodice and skirt having fabric cut and layered to look like leaves. She then wears a fancy conventional wedding dress and evening gown at the end. During the party she was catering, she also wears an earth-toned dress with purple accents designed to look like medieval court wear.
    • Rapunzel in Tangled wears a mildly pimped out purple and lavender dress, with a few ribbons, and slashed sleeves. Her wedding dress is more pimped out with lots of lace, a huge veil, diamond tiara, and tiny puff sleeves.
    • Elsa from Frozen makes her own Pimped-Out Dress from ice and snow.
  • Yzma sports villainous versions of this trope in The Emperor's New Groove. At one point, the huge ribbed wing/collar... thing.. attached to her current outfit falls off, and she hastily pushes it out of sight.
  • Queen Tara's gorgeous petal dress in Epic . In fact, it actually seems to come as a package deal with being queen. When a new one is crowned, she magically gets a similar dress.
  • Cinderella in Happily N'Ever After get's a Pink dress with High Class Gloves, an overskirt with brocade trimming, a lighter pink ruffled petticoat, and a heart-shapes stomacher. At the end, she wears a similar blue dress.
  • Queen Victoria in The Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists! wears a light yellow dress loaded with frills on the shoulders, collar, and first petticoat, and a Steam Punk mechanical second petticoat.
  • Vanellope Von Schweetz gets a frilly, pink, fancy, and heavy dress after her finish line cross in Wreck-It Ralph resets the game and restores her to her proper position as princess of Sugar Rush. She chooses her regular clothes, however (hoodie, candy cup skirt and mismatched stockings) and role of president.


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