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24th Jul '17 11:06:53 AM gb00393
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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'': Cersei has a dress with a plate of metal in it as armor.

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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'': Cersei has a dress with a plate of metal in it as armor.armor, which she sports in the last half of "Blackwater" although it's abundantly clear that it's all just for show.
17th Jun '17 6:19:26 PM LadyNorbert
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* The [[VideoGame/DragonAgeInquisition Lady Inquisitor]] receives one of these in ''[[Fanfic/TwiceUponAnAge All This Sh*t is Twice as Weird]].'' It's actually a set of armor made from dragonskin, but the design causes her to delightedly describe it as "a battledress."[[note]]The design is based on the Taken Shape armor found in the game.[[/note]]

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* The [[VideoGame/DragonAgeInquisition Lady Inquisitor]] receives one of these in ''[[Fanfic/TwiceUponAnAge All This Sh*t is Twice as Weird]].'' It's actually a set of armor made from dragonskin, but the design causes her to delightedly describe it as "a battledress."[[note]]The design is based on the Taken Shape armor found in the game.''Trespasser'' DLC.[[/note]]



** The film version of ''Film/PrinceCaspian'' has Susan actively participating in more battles than the book, wearing chainmail, leather, and a long skirt, and making her a fully-fledged Lady of War.

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** The film version of ''Film/PrinceCaspian'' has Susan actively participating in more battles than the book, wearing chainmail, leather, and a long skirt, and making her a fully-fledged Lady of War.LadyOfWar.



* One of the "Princesses on Parade" in ''TheSwanPrincess'' wears one of these.

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* One of the "Princesses on Parade" in ''TheSwanPrincess'' ''Film/TheSwanPrincess'' wears one of these.
26th May '17 3:58:03 PM GlitteringFlowers
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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/Titania_(class) Titania]], 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 to battle. Their Over Class/Promotion, the [[http://fireemblem.wikia.com/wiki/Titania_(class) Titania]], com/wiki/Exemplar Exemplar]], take the trope UpToEleven by adding a BadassCape and a golden shield.
20th May '17 1:56:02 PM nombretomado
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* Lenneth, Hrist, and Silmeria from the ''ValkyrieProfile'' series all have outfits that fit this trope.

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* Lenneth, Hrist, and Silmeria from the ''ValkyrieProfile'' ''VideoGame/ValkyrieProfile'' series all have outfits that fit this trope.
11th May '17 8:19:26 PM LadyNorbert
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* The [[VideoGame/DragonAgeInquisition Lady Inquisitor]] receives one of these in ''[[Fanfic/TwiceUponAnAge All This Sh*t is Twice as Weird]].'' It's actually a set of armor made from dragonskin, but the design causes her to delightedly describe it as "a battledress."[[note]]The design is based on the Taken Shape armor found in the game.[[/note]]



* In the "Literature/{{Mistborn}}" series by Brandon Sanderson, the main character, Vin, is fitted for ball gowns that are designed to allow for a range of motion, silent movement, and with hidden pockets. She still prefers ''not'' to have to fight in them, since they tend to wind up destroyed if she does, but being CrazyPrepared she's just more comfortable if she has the option open.

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* In the "Literature/{{Mistborn}}" ''Literature/{{Mistborn}}'' series by Brandon Sanderson, the main character, Vin, is fitted for ball gowns that are designed to allow for a range of motion, silent movement, and with hidden pockets. She still prefers ''not'' to have to fight in them, since they tend to wind up destroyed if she does, but being CrazyPrepared she's just more comfortable if she has the option open.



* 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/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."



* ''Literature/TheGirlInTheSteelCorset'': The eponymous steel corset is to be worn under fancy dress, and it doubles and light armor.

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* ''Literature/TheGirlInTheSteelCorset'': The eponymous steel corset is to be worn under a fancy dress, and it doubles and as light armor.



* Princess Zelda in ''VideoGame/HyruleWarriors'' is an active playable character and as such an active combatant. As such, wears a battle dress with plate gauntlets and greaves. [[http://www.zeldadungeon.net/wiki/images/b/b9/Hyrule_Warriors_Artwork_Zelda_Baton.png See for yourself]]

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* Princess Zelda in ''VideoGame/HyruleWarriors'' is an active playable character and as such an active combatant. As such, wears a battle dress with plate gauntlets and greaves. [[http://www.zeldadungeon.net/wiki/images/b/b9/Hyrule_Warriors_Artwork_Zelda_Baton.png See for yourself]]yourself.]]
* The Taken Shape is the best armor available in ''VideoGame/DragonAgeInquisition'', although it's only found in the ''Trespasser'' DLC. It's probably not intended to be this, since it can be worn by literally any character regardless of gender or race, but the nature of the design gives it a distinctly dress-like appearance.



* The Lorica Segmentata of UsefulNotes/TheRomanEmpire is a segmented armor placed on a red tunic, soft from the inside and hard at the outside. Being a tunic, it is already skirt-like even without the armor pieces.
* The Surcoat is a cloth piece placed on chainmail armor, it covers the metal parts from sunlight to prevent burning, as well as being decorative.

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* The Lorica Segmentata of UsefulNotes/TheRomanEmpire is a segmented armor placed on a red tunic, soft from on the inside and hard at on the outside. Being a tunic, it is already skirt-like even without the armor pieces.
* The Surcoat is a cloth piece placed on chainmail armor, armor; it covers the metal parts from sunlight to prevent burning, as well as being decorative.
9th May '17 8:23:44 PM Reflextion
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* Some of the higher level [[AnAdventurerIsYou tank armor sets]] in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIV'' qualify as unisex Battle Ballgowns - such as the [[http://xivdb.com/screenshots/item/11385/9f82b195b129c873f433df17ad62491a.png Valerian Terror Knight's set,]] or the [[http://xivdb.com/screenshots/item/11217/5e7a1b6c04257d7113e09b41be595ec0.png Orthodox Fending set,]] combining heavy armor plating with long, flowing skirts.

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* Some of the higher level [[AnAdventurerIsYou tank armor sets]] in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIV'' qualify as unisex Battle Ballgowns - such as the [[http://xivdb.com/screenshots/item/11385/9f82b195b129c873f433df17ad62491a.[[http://img2.finalfantasyxiv.com/accimg2/0e/96/0e96c72f546ab0440126f9327aa41d55690a3463.png Valerian Terror Knight's set,]] or the [[http://xivdb.com/screenshots/item/11217/5e7a1b6c04257d7113e09b41be595ec0.png [[http://img2.finalfantasyxiv.com/accimg2/5e/fe/5efe826f3d1094c8fc017dbb0a86388b8d181786.jpg Orthodox Fending set,]] combining heavy armor plating with long, flowing skirts.
9th May '17 10:10:57 AM GlitteringFlowers
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** In ''VideoGame/FireEmblemEchoesShadowsOfValentia'', the women in the [[http://fireemblem.wikia.com/wiki/Saint Saint]] class wear armored dresses to battle. Their Over Class/Promotion, the [[http://fireemblem.wikia.com/wiki/Titania_(class) Titania]], take the trope UpToEleven.

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** In ''VideoGame/FireEmblemEchoesShadowsOfValentia'', the women in the [[http://fireemblem.wikia.com/wiki/Saint Saint]] class wear armored dresses [[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/Titania_(class) Titania]], take the trope UpToEleven.UpToEleven by adding a BadassCape and a golden shield.
9th May '17 9:58:01 AM GlitteringFlowers
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* ''VideoGame/FireEmblem'' has two rather recent examples:

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* ''VideoGame/FireEmblem'' has two some rather recent examples:


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** In ''VideoGame/FireEmblemEchoesShadowsOfValentia'', the women in the [[http://fireemblem.wikia.com/wiki/Saint Saint]] class wear armored dresses to battle. Their Over Class/Promotion, the [[http://fireemblem.wikia.com/wiki/Titania_(class) Titania]], take the trope UpToEleven.
1st May '17 3:38:47 PM Sleeping_Beauty
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* Princess Zelda in ''VideoGame/HyruleWarriors'' is an active playable character and as such an active combatant. As such, wears a battle dress with plate gauntlets and greaves. [[http://vignette3.wikia.nocookie.net/zelda/images/f/f6/Zelda_Rapier_(Hyrule_Warriors).png See for yourself]]

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* Princess Zelda in ''VideoGame/HyruleWarriors'' is an active playable character and as such an active combatant. As such, wears a battle dress with plate gauntlets and greaves. [[http://vignette3.wikia.nocookie.net/zelda/images/f/f6/Zelda_Rapier_(Hyrule_Warriors).[[http://www.zeldadungeon.net/wiki/images/b/b9/Hyrule_Warriors_Artwork_Zelda_Baton.png See for yourself]]
24th Apr '17 3:58:32 AM jormis29
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** The eponymous heroine of ''PrincessCrown''.

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** The eponymous heroine of ''PrincessCrown''.''VideoGame/PrincessCrown''.
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