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23rd Apr '16 4:35:15 PM WillKeaton
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* Some of Refia's outfits in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyIII'', like the [[http://img1.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20110115113800/finalfantasy/images/f/f5/Refia-Knight.png Knight]] and [[http://img2.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20110115113758/finalfantasy/images/c/cc/Refia-Dragoon.png Dragoon]], have a short skirt attached to the armor, perhaps to set her apart from her male companions.
* In ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyTactics'', some of the generic female job classes have this look, particularly heavily armored classes like the [[http://img1.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20111202162738/finalfantasy/images/8/86/FFTKnightFemale.png Knight]] and [[http://img3.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20111202171531/finalfantasy/images/e/ed/FFTDragoonFemale.png Dragoon]].

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* Some of Refia's outfits in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyIII'', like the [[http://img1.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20110115113800/finalfantasy/images/f/f5/Refia-Knight.png Knight]] and [[http://img2.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20110115113758/finalfantasy/images/c/cc/Refia-Dragoon.png Dragoon]], Dragoon,]] have a short skirt attached to the armor, perhaps to set her apart from her male companions.
* In ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyTactics'', some of the generic female job classes have this look, particularly heavily armored classes like the [[http://img1.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20111202162738/finalfantasy/images/8/86/FFTKnightFemale.png Knight]] and [[http://img3.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20111202171531/finalfantasy/images/e/ed/FFTDragoonFemale.png Dragoon]].Dragoon.]]



* 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.png Valerian Terror Knight's set]], set,]] or the [[http://xivdb.com/screenshots/item/11217/5e7a1b6c04257d7113e09b41be595ec0.png Orthodox Fending set]], set,]] combining heavy armor plating with long, flowing skirts.
23rd Apr '16 4:34:00 PM WillKeaton
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* Some of the Barrier Jackets (customizable magical armor suits) worn by female mages from the ''Franchise/LyricalNanoha'' series. Take [[http://nanoha.wikia.com/wiki/File:FlyingDragonFlash.jpg Signum]], for example.

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* Some of the Barrier Jackets (customizable magical armor suits) worn by female mages from the ''Franchise/LyricalNanoha'' series. Take [[http://nanoha.wikia.com/wiki/File:FlyingDragonFlash.jpg Signum]], Signum,]] for example.



* ''VideoGame/SoulCalibur IV'', [[http://soulcalibur.wikia.com/wiki/Ashlotte Ashlotte's outfit]].

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* ''VideoGame/SoulCalibur IV'', [[http://soulcalibur.wikia.com/wiki/Ashlotte Ashlotte's outfit]].outfit.]]



* ''VideoGame/WildArmsXF'' has [[http://images1.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20100623051909/wildarms/images/7/7f/Untitled.jpg Alexia]], who wears a PimpedOutDress accessorized with plate mail into battle.

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* ''VideoGame/WildArmsXF'' has [[http://images1.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20100623051909/wildarms/images/7/7f/Untitled.jpg Alexia]], Alexia,]] who wears a PimpedOutDress accessorized with plate mail into battle.
14th Apr '16 8:19:54 AM GlitteringFlowers
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* ''VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening'' introduced the [[CombatMedic War Cleric]] class, a female-only class that promotes from the standard Cleric and Troubadour classes. The outfit [[http://img3.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20130119123312/fireemblem/images/d/d0/Cleric.jpg War Clerics]] wear consists of a normal dress covered with leather armor, gauntlets, a helmet, and a metal farthingale-like structure around the skirt.

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* ''Franchise/FireEmblem'' has two rather recent examples:
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''VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening'' introduced the [[CombatMedic War Cleric]] class, a female-only class that promotes from the standard Cleric and Troubadour classes. The outfit [[http://img3.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20130119123312/fireemblem/images/d/d0/Cleric.jpg War Clerics]] wear consists of a normal dress covered with leather armor, gauntlets, a helmet, and a metal farthingale-like structure around the skirt.skirt.
** The Shrine Maidens and Priestesses from ''VideoGame/FireEmblemFates'' [[http://fireemblem.wikia.com/wiki/File:FE14_Shrine_Maiden_(Generic).jpg wear]] [[http://fireemblem.wikia.com/wiki/File:FE14_Priestess_(Generic).jpg outfits]] that look like a cross between this trope and traditional {{miko}} robes. It's further empathized with [[http://fireemblem.wikia.com/wiki/File:FE14_Shrine_Maiden_(Sakura).jpg Princess]] [[http://fireemblem.wikia.com/wiki/File:FE14_Priestess_(Sakura).jpg Sakura's]] unique models.
31st Mar '16 8:39:37 AM Eievie
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->"7. My slinky sorceress' robe will have a chain mail foundation garment, at minimum."

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->"7.->''7. My slinky sorceress' robe will have a chain mail foundation garment, at minimum."''


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-->''A steel corset--thin, shiny bands with embossed flowers and leaves, held together with tiny hinges to allow ease of movement. Little gears and other decorative pieces of steel were soldered over some of the larger gaps between bands. The garment looked like an industrial metal flower garden. "The spaces are small enough that bullets and most blades won't be able to get through, and if someone hits you the bounder's going to break a knuckle or two."''
23rd Mar '16 7:58:01 AM 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.
13th Mar '16 9:26:56 PM GrammarNavi
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* In "The Sleeping Beauty" of the ''TalesOfTheFiveHundredKingdoms'' series, the princess wears dresses with plated corsets, leather collars, and special pockets for weapons.

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* In "The Sleeping Beauty" of the ''TalesOfTheFiveHundredKingdoms'' ''Literature/TalesOfTheFiveHundredKingdoms'' series, the princess wears dresses with plated corsets, leather collars, and special pockets for weapons.
7th Mar '16 7:03:07 AM Eievie
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* [[PersonOfMassDestruction Tohka]] wears one in ''LightNovel/DateALive''. It is even called an "Astral Dress". [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Date_A_Live_Volume_1_2639.jpg here]][[spoiler: It changes when she taps here SuperPoweredEvilSide...but it still fits this trope.]]

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* [[PersonOfMassDestruction Tohka]] wears one in ''LightNovel/DateALive''. It is even called an "Astral Dress". [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Date_A_Live_Volume_1_2639.jpg here]][[spoiler: It changes when she taps here SuperPoweredEvilSide... but it still fits this trope.]]






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



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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'': Cersei has a dress with a plate of metal in it as armor.



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17th Jan '16 10:40:48 PM Mhazard
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* 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.
17th Jan '16 10:30:07 PM Mhazard
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* The Lorica Segmentata of UsefulNotes/TheRomanEmire 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.

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* The Lorica Segmentata of UsefulNotes/TheRomanEmire 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.
17th Jan '16 10:29:46 PM Mhazard
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* The Lorica Segmentata of UsefulNote/TheRomanEmire 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.

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* The Lorica Segmentata of UsefulNote/TheRomanEmire UsefulNotes/TheRomanEmire 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.
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