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Basic Trope: A character is remembered mainly for one outfit.

  • Straight: Alice is known best for her long red dress with gold sparkles, red opera gloves and red high heels outfit she wore in several of the most well-loved episodes, and she is almost always seen in it in fan art and Shallow Parodies.
  • Exaggerated: Alice wears the red dress for ten minutes in one episode that fairly few people saw, and yet it is the only outfit anyone thinks of when they think of Alice.
  • Downplayed:
    • Alice has a Limited Wardrobe and has very few other outfits. The red dress is most well known, but other outfits are somewhat iconic too.
    • Most parodies/fan artworks use the red dress and heels but omit the gloves.
    • Alice is known as well for the red dress as for her green shirt, blue short skirt and gray sweater ensemble.
  • Justified: Alice never wears anything other than the red dress.
  • Inverted:
    • Alice, being the show's nudist Ms. Fanservice, isn't remembered for wearing any outfit.
    • Alice wears completely different clothes in every episode.
  • Subverted: Alice becomes associated with the red dress in the first few seasons, but in later seasons she is known for her green shirt/blue skirt ensemble.
  • Double Subverted: But in the Grand Finale, she wears the red dress for the final scene.
  • Parodied: We see a Limited Wardrobe gag that shows that Alice owns nothing but the iconic red dress.
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  • Zig-Zagged: Some seasons Alice is better known for her red dress, other seasons push the green shirt and blue skirt.
  • Averted: In the second episode Alice wears the red dress, she loses the heels, then rips the dress and throws it away.
  • Enforced: The producers are trying to sell Alice figurines in the red dress.
  • Lampshaded:
    Bob: Do you own any clothes besides dresses like that?
    Alice: I do, I just think people are more likely to remember me if they see me in something like this.
  • Invoked: It's Alice's favorite outfit and she wants to wear it as much as possible.
  • Exploited: Anyone looking for Alice — with good, ill, or neutral intent — need only look for the red dress.
  • Defied: When the producers learn that Alice's red dress is becoming iconic, the producers decide to retire it to make sure she isn't bound to one outfit.
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  • Conversed: ???

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