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15th Feb '17 9:20:47 PM TheBigBopper
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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 dress 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 can range from]] a frilly dress gown and petticoats also accessorized with armor and/or weapons, to basically a suit of armor with a skirt.
13th Jan '17 8:15:26 AM Morgenthaler
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* [[Series/XenaWarriorPrincess Xena's]] [[spoiler: wedding dress]] in "Soul Possession" was both stylish, practical and [[http://media.photobucket.com/image/xena%20wedding%20soul%20possession/Gabbyfan/Xena/soulpossession-wedding.jpg pretty damn cool]].

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* [[Series/XenaWarriorPrincess Xena's]] ''Series/XenaWarriorPrincess'': Xena's [[spoiler: wedding dress]] in "Soul Possession" was both stylish, practical and [[http://media.photobucket.com/image/xena%20wedding%20soul%20possession/Gabbyfan/Xena/soulpossession-wedding.jpg pretty damn cool]].
13th Jan '17 8:15:07 AM Morgenthaler
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* In the "{{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 "{{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 "[[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 "[[TheHalfbloodChronicles "[[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."
15th Dec '16 9:38:27 AM lordlundar
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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]]
5th Dec '16 11:15:07 AM Morgenthaler
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Naturally the ladies wearing these kinds of dresses are almost always {{Badass}} {{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 {{Badass}} {{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.
1st Dec '16 6:01:45 AM frikkenkids
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* Fallout 4 allows ballistic weave to be applied to some clothing including various sequined dresses. The weave makes the dress much more effective than most of the armor in the game and puts the wearer into high heals in a post-apocalyptic wasteland.

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* Fallout 4 ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 4}}'' allows ballistic weave to be applied to some clothing including various sequined dresses. The weave makes the dress much more effective than most of the armor in the game and puts the wearer into high heals in a post-apocalyptic wasteland.
1st Dec '16 5:58:07 AM frikkenkids
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* Fallout 4 allows ballistic weave to be applied to some clothing including various sequined dresses. The weave makes the dress much more effective than most of the armor in the game and puts the wearer into high heals in a post-apocalyptic wasteland.
22nd Nov '16 11:22:21 AM kouta
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* ''TabletopGame/Exalted'' has the artifact silken armor. It's ordinary clothing made out of a magical silk that offers the protection of light armor, allowing for this look.

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* ''TabletopGame/Exalted'' ''TabletopGame/{{Exalted}}'' has the artifact silken armor. It's ordinary clothing made out of a magical silk that offers the protection of light armor, allowing for this look.
22nd Nov '16 11:21:12 AM kouta
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* ''TabletopGame/Exalted'' has the artifact silken armor. It's ordinary clothing made out of a magical silk that offers the protection of light armor, allowing for this look.
6th Oct '16 6:47:57 PM nombretomado
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* In the art for the ''{{Everquest}}'' pen & paper RPG book, the studded leather armor is drawn like an armored dress.

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* In the art for the ''{{Everquest}}'' ''VideoGame/{{Everquest}}'' pen & paper RPG book, the studded leather armor is drawn like an armored dress.
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