I've always loved those "floating panels" in shoujo manga, where characters, after an outfit change, appear at full height (often surrounded by symbolic flowers, but not always!) so the audience can appreciate the full outfit, before carrying on with the story!
Shoujo anime also have a lot of lovely outfits (albeit simplified for easier animation!), the artists often take great care in lovingly depicting the outfits, and even in simpler styles, the colours and styles make them cute.
Moriya Ririka (Nurse Angel Ririka SOS)
Princess Luna (Angel's Hill):
Sprites above are from Cherish (now defunct) and the gingham background tile is by Rotferkel.