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4th Mar '18 6:16:41 PM nombretomado
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* One of the "Princesses on Parade" in ''Film/TheSwanPrincess'' wears one of these.

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* One of the "Princesses on Parade" in ''Film/TheSwanPrincess'' ''WesternAnimation/TheSwanPrincess'' wears one of these.
31st Jan '18 12:20:35 AM Joyce13
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* In ''Queen's Own'', Talia wears a formal outfit to Elspeth's investiture as Heir that looks elegant, but has been subtly modified so that she could fight in it, and has several concealed weapons.

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* In ''Queen's Own'', ''[[Literature/HeraldsOfValdemar Queen's Own]]'', Talia wears a formal outfit to Elspeth's investiture as Heir that looks elegant, but has been subtly modified so that she could fight in it, and has several concealed weapons.
27th Jan '18 8:06:28 AM __Vano
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[[folder: Mythology and Religion]]
* Greek Athena is typically depicted as wearing a helmet (as a cap so that it doesn't obscure her head) and a varying amount of armor over her dress.
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22nd Jan '18 9:05:12 AM eroock
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->''7. My slinky sorceress' robe will have a chain mail foundation garment, at minimum.''
-->-- ''[[http://nift.firedrake.org/EEmpress.htm Evil Empress Guide]]''

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->''7. My ->''"My slinky sorceress' robe will have a chain mail foundation garment, at minimum.''
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-->-- Rule #7 on the ''[[http://nift.firedrake.org/EEmpress.htm Evil Empress Guide]]''
16th Jan '18 11:49:25 AM Calllack
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** In ''VideoGame/FireEmblemEchoesShadowsOfValentia'', the women in the [[http://fireemblem.wikia.com/wiki/Saint Saint]] class wear [[http://fireemblem.wikia.com/wiki/File:Echoes_Saint_Concept.png long and puffy dresses]] plus {{breast plate}}s to battle. Their Over Class/Promotion, the [[http://fireemblem.wikia.com/wiki/Exemplar Exemplar]], take the trope UpToEleven by adding a BadassCape and a golden shield.

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** In ''VideoGame/FireEmblemEchoesShadowsOfValentia'', the women in the [[http://fireemblem.wikia.com/wiki/Saint Saint]] class wear [[http://fireemblem.wikia.com/wiki/File:Echoes_Saint_Concept.png long and puffy dresses]] plus {{breast plate}}s breast plates to battle. Their Over Class/Promotion, the [[http://fireemblem.wikia.com/wiki/Exemplar Exemplar]], take the trope UpToEleven by adding a BadassCape and a golden shield.
7th Jan '18 9:46:50 AM nombretomado
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* Paintings of JoanOfArc often show her in armor with a skirt (even though one of the ways the English got her nailed for heresy was her insistence on wearing pants (both because of practicality of riding and to prevent rape while imprisoned).

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* Paintings of JoanOfArc UsefulNotes/JoanOfArc often show her in armor with a skirt (even though one of the ways the English got her nailed for heresy was her insistence on wearing pants (both because of practicality of riding and to prevent rape while imprisoned).
7th Oct '17 6:39:30 AM Eps05
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** However, the outfit ''General'' Gkika wears is a [[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20111230 lot more reasonable]]. Battleaxe included.
17th Sep '17 12:00:06 PM nombretomado
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A dress that is lightly to heavily armored, and thus would fit in both a social gala and an epic melee. The form of the dress [[TropesAreFlexible can range from]] a frilly gown and petticoats also accessorized with armor and/or weapons, to basically a suit of armor with a skirt.

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A dress that is lightly to heavily armored, and thus would fit in both a social gala and an epic melee. The form of the dress [[TropesAreFlexible [[Administrivia/TropesAreFlexible can range from]] a frilly gown and petticoats also accessorized with armor and/or weapons, to basically a suit of armor with a skirt.
17th Sep '17 11:26:47 AM DustSnitch
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Naturally the ladies wearing these kinds of dresses are almost always {{Action Girl}}s, particularly [[LadyOfWar Ladies Of War]], {{Badass Princess}}es, or other tropes related to SilkHidingSteel (although this trope makes the "hiding" moot). If any other girl ends up wearing this, expect her to fall over almost immediately, if she can even move.

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Naturally the ladies wearing these kinds of dresses are almost always {{Action Girl}}s, particularly [[LadyOfWar Ladies Of War]], {{Badass Princess}}es, {{Pretty Princess Powerhouse}}s, or other tropes related to SilkHidingSteel (although this trope makes the "hiding" moot). If any other girl ends up wearing this, expect her to fall over almost immediately, if she can even move.
23rd Aug '17 7:26:31 PM PaulA
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* In ''[[Literature/TheHalfbloodChronicles Elvenborn]],'' the protagonist's mother has a dress made of a million bazillion tiny metal plates with diamonds over them. Though she isn't shown fighting in it, it is implied to be very old and come from a dangerous time. The protagonist, who is a military expert, theorizes that "it could turn a blade."

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* In ''[[Literature/TheHalfbloodChronicles Elvenborn]],'' ''Literature/{{Elvenborn}}'', the protagonist's mother has a dress made of a million bazillion tiny metal plates with diamonds over them. Though she isn't shown fighting in it, it is implied to be very old and come from a dangerous time. The protagonist, who is a military expert, theorizes that "it could turn a blade."
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