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Robes of Royalty
Based on Zohar Shelach 169b
The righteous are robed in the breath of the Divine Spirit in the Garden of Eden and they are similarly shrouded with the robe of malchut also in this world. Thus Mordechai and Esther were clothed "in apparel" of malchut, as were the children of Israel when they accepted the Torah, until they sinned.
The Fanciest of Fancy Dress
After fasting and praying for three days, Queen Esther had purified and refined her physical body so that she was worthy to receive spiritual garments even in physical reality. When Esther entered in front of King Ahasuerus, he saw this outer appearance of spiritual light and she found much favor in his eyes.
Like Purim
Like Purim
Just as on Yom Kippur, the High Priest adorns himself with four white garments, Esther too "donned her royal garb…and stood in the inner courtyard of the king."