What happened to the robes in the Harry Potter movies? In the first couple of movies they wore their robes all the time, but by the end of the movie series there was little to no use of robes by the main cast, even thought they should have been wearing them the majority of the time.

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    They still wear them during classes, we just start following them out of classes more, where they're not required.
    – phantom42
    Apr 20 '15 at 19:32
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    Out-of-universe, apparently PoA director Alfonso Cuaron wanted to show the characters' personalities through their clothes Apr 20 '15 at 19:35
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    By the end of the series they were engaged in full-time warfare. Perhaps robes weren't the most practical choice for battle! ;) Apr 20 '15 at 19:40
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    @Slytherincess you gotta die with style.
    – Voldemort
    Apr 20 '15 at 19:54
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    @Voldemort -- Please let us know where the Dark Lord buys his threads! Apr 20 '15 at 20:19

Jason Baker's comment is correct.

Cuarón also made the characters feel a bit more contemporary via their wardrobe. In the previous films, the students had worn school uniforms and robes the majority of the time; in Azkaban, there was a shift. The young characters were now seen in normal, everyday clothes as a further reflection of their personalities and maturation. Too, they could individualize their uniforms a bit

Harry Potter: From Page to Screen: The Complete Filmmaking Journey by Bob McCabe - Page 104 - Prisoner of Azkaban analysis

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    And this is where i gave up all hope on the movies. :(
    – Himarm
    Apr 20 '15 at 20:04
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    @Himarm - Why? I love the Harry Potter movies! Draco looks good in Prada ;) Apr 20 '15 at 20:15
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    in my opinion he ruined the look of the wizarding world, even in later books harry was still wearing the hand me down clothes from the durslys, if he had nice slacks, and button up shirts why is he still wearing jeans that don't fit. I hate when people take artistic "license" to completely step all over what is already set in stone, movie 3 really turned me off to the rest of the movies. But thats just me and i know tons of people loved the movies anyway, im just a purist. I know the females especially liked the movies due to Draco :P
    – Himarm
    Apr 20 '15 at 21:20
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    I liked Draco in Prada too. I just had to hug him.
    – Voldemort
    Apr 20 '15 at 21:42
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    @JanusBahsJacquet -- I see what you did there! Our pug dog is named after Oliver Wood :D And, no, it's definitely Draco who brings the girls to the yard. J.K. Rowling finds this a very disturbing trend. Apr 20 '15 at 23:23

They mainly stopped wearing robes in the movies because I think that they tried to investigate in their spare time (ie the weekends, because otherwise they would have their normal classes)- so essentially they didn't exactly stop wearing robes, I was just that they didn't have to.

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