I don’t understand. Why would a princess wear this?
Sure, the orange form fitting jumper is attractive. It’s vibrant. It reveals her athletic figure. But besides being unbecoming of royalty, where would she wear this? She wouldn’t wear this underneath a dress; the orange laces would stick out. This is her casual wear. Well, OK. It only begs the question where would she wear this? Around the castle? In her room? Is this her gym clothing?
Let’s say it’s a tracksuit. She wears this to stay in shape. OK. Why then is she wearing a white bell-sleeved blouse? Wouldn’t it make sense for her to wear something akin to a sports bra if it’s for working out? For that matter, why wouldn’t she wear track shoes? The frilly shirt, with the orange jumpsuit, looks gaudy. Could Garnet be a secret bohemian hipster, clashing styles together before it became cool? Will it ever be cool? The modern doesn’t clash well with the traditional. In fact, the styles look confusing, perhaps just as confused as Garnet is.
Garnet’s entire costume looks missing. It’s almost as if something else should complete the design. Well, at the beginning of the Final Fantasy IX, Garnet does wear a short White Mage-esque cloak. Think back to that image. Now it makes sense why she’s wearing red leather gloves and red ankle boots. It’s to match the red triangles along the hood and waist and red cuffs. Garnet’s original clothing was a stylish rendition of the White Mage. But Vivi burns it off her during a play with fire magic. Now, Garnet wanders around the world in a costume she never intended the world to see. But the game makes habit of showing Garnet’s perfect figure – from behind – after resurrecting her with a phoenix down. This might be the true purpose of her orange leotard. Now that she’s queen, she can wear whatever she wants.