|Obtain three bridal candidate outfits.|
|Dressed to the Nines|
|Obtain all nine bridal candidate outfits.|
Final Fantasy VII Remake includes dress mechanics that alter the dresses worn by Cloud Strife, Tifa Lockhart, and Aerith Gainsborough in Chapter 9, "The Town That Never Sleeps". Based on player actions during and before this chapter, Cloud, Tifa, and Aerith will wear one of three dresses each in Wall Market. The player cannot partake in battles while wearing the dresses.
Each of the three characters' dress outcome is determined during a different chapter in the game. Tifa's dress is determined by actions taken in Chapter 3, "Home Sweet Slum", while Aerith's dress is decided in Chapter 8, "Budding Bodyguard", and Cloud's is decided in Chapter 9, "The Town That Never Sleeps". After the first playthrough, to change the dress, the player will need to select a prior chapter, save after completing it, and then select "The Town That Never Sleeps" to see the options change.
Many of the decisions regarding the dresses Tifa and Aerith wear also alter affection mechanics, and players can complete both objectives at once.
The dress mechanics resemble those of the original Final Fantasy VII, in which collecting items by completing objectives throughout Wall Market in "To Corneo Hall" alters whom Don Corneo will pick as his "bride"; getting the best dress for Cloud resulted in him being picked.
Obtaining three of the dresses unlocks the bronze [[Final Fantasy VII Remake trophies trophy]] Snappy Dresser, and obtaining all nine unlocks the bronze trophy Dressed to the Nines.
Tifa's three dresses are "mature", "sporty", and "exotic". The mature dress, her default, is an indigo minidress with matching heels and large golden moon earrings, similar to the dress she wore in the original game. The sporty dress is a black leopard print cheongsam with her hair up in "odango" buns, while the exotic dress is a short black kimono-style dress with various flowery accessories.
To choose the sporty or exotic dress, the player must complete all Odd Jobs in Chapter 3, "Home Sweet Slum", to unlock the quest "Alone at Last", in which Cloud speaks to Tifa in her apartment. She will ask Cloud what type of dress she should wear for their night out later, and the options are "Something mature", "Something... sporty?", or "Something exotic?" To get the mature dress, the player can simply skip all the sidequests, or skip "Alone at Last".
Aerith's dresses are a long layered red dress with numerous red flowers in her hair, similar to what she wore in the original Final Fantasy VII. Her other options are a pink dress, and a basic pink dress. Which dress she wears depends on how many Odd Jobs in Chapter 8, "Budding Bodyguard", were completed. Completing all six will give Aerith the long red dress, completing at least three will give her the pink dress, and completing fewer than three will give her the basic pink dress.
In "Budding Bodyguard", some sidequests are quicker to complete than others. If the player only wishes to complete three on replaying the game, "The Mysterious Moogle Merchant", "Kids on Patrol", and "A Verified Hero" are possibly the easiest to complete.
Cloud's dresses differ wildly, and depend on the sidequests completed in Chapter 9, "The Town That Never Sleeps". He can either wear a black and blue dress, a lavender dress, or a simple black dress.
The simple black dress is the easiest, and is unlocked by skipping all sidequests. The black & blue dress, and the lavender dress, depend on which sidequest path is completed by Cloud, which in turn depends on what course Cloud selects from Madam M during "Madam M's Desire". Selecting the poor man's course guarantees the sidequests "The Party Never Stops" and "A Dynamite Body". Selecting the luxury course guarantees the quests "The Price of Thievery" and "Shears' Counterattack". Selecting the standard course gives a chance for either. "Burning Thighs" is a third sidequest unlocked in either case.
If the player completes "The Party Never Stops", "A Dynamite Body", and "Burning Thighs", Cloud will wear the black and blue dress. If "The Price of Thievery", "Shears' Counterattack", and "Burning Thighs" are completed, Cloud will wear the lavander dress.
Cloud will also wear special earrings if the player does well in the Honeybee Inn rhythm minigame.
Obtaining all dressesEdit
After a first playthrough, chapter selection will give the player the ability to see all three dresses for each character. It is only required to select and replay chapters 3, 8, and 9, meaning after completing a chapter and saving, the choices are then updated for all subsequent chapter. The chapter must be completed entirely for this to work, after which, the player can switch to the next relevant chapter to alter the outcomes.
It is possible to see all three dresses for by only completing three playthroughs of each chapter. In two of these playthroughs, the player must complete all of Chapter 3, "Home Sweet Slum"'s sidequests, selecting a different choice for Tifa's dress, and complete all of Chapter 9, "The Town That Never Sleeps"'s sidequests, selecting a different choice from Madam M to alter Cloud's dress each time. On one playthrough of each chapter, the player can forego sidequests entirely to get the default options.