Each member of the Straw Hat Pirates has proven their ability to be fashion forward, but there is one member of the crew whose fashion sense is unmatched.
A piece All fans can agree that the Straw Hats are definitely a fashionable team. The main characters, and even some major supporting characters, have all undergone numerous outfit changes throughout the series. Aesthetic character changes tend to happen alongside the introduction of new story arcs and locations, meaning the Straw Hats always manage to travel in style.
Luffy’s crew is known to dress up for the occasion and look good while doing it. From the hot sandy deserts of the Arabasta Kingdom (also known as the Kingdom of Alabasta) to the snowy tundras on the northeastern side of Punk Hazard Island, the Straw Hats appear everywhere in their most iconic outfits. Each member of the crew has sported a number of their own unique, stylish looks over time, but the one character who has consistently held the title of best dressed in each arc is none other than Nico Robin.
The seventh member and archaeologist of the Straw Hat Pirates Is… a cowgirl?
Nico Robin joined the Straw Hat Pirates during episode 130, “Beware of Her Scent! The Seventh One is Nico Robin!” She made a surprise appearance aboard the Going Merry, just as the arc of “Arabasta” was closing. Robin was wearing a lavender button up long sleeve shirt with purple long pants and a pair of purple boots. This first outfit change appeared to be a more modest take on what became known as her trademark look; a cowboy outfit including a purple corset, a matching miniskirt, a white fur coat paired with a white cowboy hat and white high-heeled boots.
Robin’s signature look is the one she was seen wearing, disguised as Miss All Sunday, during her debut in the final episode of the “Whiskey Peak” arc. Although her purple cowgirl look is a well-known and beloved classic, it’s just one garment in a long list of iconic looks worn by the stylish archeologist. Another fan-favorite look, and arguably Robin’s best outfit, is the short, black, long-sleeved leather dress and high-heeled boots she wore during the memorable arcs “Water 7” and “Enies Lobby”. Robin’s precocious outfits left nothing to be desired, but somehow, Robin’s style seemed to get better and better, starting at the start of the time skip.
Nico Robin’s post-time upgrade included her trademark new shades
After reuniting with her crewmates during the first episode of the “Return to Sabaody” arc (the second half of the “Fish-Man Island” saga), Robin donned a long salmon sarong skirt, decorated with seaweed and designs colorful flowers. a navy blue leather vest with short sleeves, high heeled pumps and a lavender pink backpack. Like the other Straw Hats, her appearance changed to fit the new direction Eiichiro Oda took with his art style and character designs after spending two years in A piece the story. As the Straw Hat Pirates embarked on their journey to Punk Hazard Island, Robin changed into an elegant maroon long-sleeved V-neck dress with a cut not too dissimilar to the famous short dress, with the low-cut, black cut she wore during the “Dressrosa” arc events.
From her iconic cowgirl hats to the sunglasses she wore on her forehead, all of Robin’s outfits have been applauded by A piece fans and casual viewers alike. The attention to detail that Oda pays when illustrating the Straw Hat outfits has not gone unnoticed, and while each member of the crew is designed to dress to impress, Robin’s heightened fashion sense is undeniable.