The following tales are similar to the Emperor's New Clothes fairy tale, AT-1620: Emperor's New Clothes. Since Andersen's tale is an original story written by him, it does not have directly related tales in folklore. However, the tale is very similar to AT-1406: The Merry Wives' Wager in which one of the characters is tricked into believing he is wearing clothing when he isn't. Scholars believe Andersen based his version of the tale on a Spanish tale he had read.
I have included the English language tales of this type which have been gathered by title by D. L. Ashliman in his A Guide to Folktales in the English Language.Sometimes I include tales of other classifications when I deem them relevant to the theme. The tales come from many cultures and are similar to the Emperor's New Clothes story in various ways. I have placed the tales in alphabetical order with bibliographic information and links to texts of the stories if a text is available on the internet.