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26th Jul '16 10:10:27 AM Willbyr
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A SubTrope of PimpedOutDress and CostumePorn.

A SisterTrope to LadyLegionnaireWear, KickingAssInAllHerFinery.

Compare StylishProtectionGear, ScaryImpracticalArmor, or PoweredArmor.

Contrast ChainmailBikini, {{Stripperiffic}}.

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A SubTrope of PimpedOutDress and CostumePorn.

CostumePorn. A SisterTrope to LadyLegionnaireWear, KickingAssInAllHerFinery.

Compare StylishProtectionGear, ScaryImpracticalArmor, or PoweredArmor.

PoweredArmor. Contrast ChainmailBikini, {{Stripperiffic}}.









* A [[SuperRobot Super Robot]] PowerArmor version exist in ''InfiniteStratos'' in form of [[http://mugen-ryu.matrix.jp/image/uchigane.jpg Uchigane]], a RedShirt training unit of sort. The shape is reminiscent of old-style Samurai Armor, but it has extremely feminine design (with open top for FanService reason). It's also listed as [[StoneWall Defense/ Balance]] type.

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* A [[SuperRobot Super Robot]] PowerArmor version exist in ''InfiniteStratos'' ''LightNovel/InfiniteStratos'' in form of [[http://mugen-ryu.matrix.jp/image/uchigane.jpg Uchigane]], a RedShirt training unit of sort. The shape is reminiscent of old-style Samurai Armor, but it has extremely feminine design (with open top for FanService reason). It's also listed as [[StoneWall Defense/ Balance]] type.
25th Jul '16 9:11:38 PM TheBigBopper
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* ''Film/{{Ironclad}}'': When the enemy gets inside the castle, Lady Isabel changes into an elegant and surely custom-made dress incorporating armor, wearing it into battle without even tying back her long hair. It's not a practical design, there's no explanation of who made it for her, and such a garment never existed; it's just pure RuleOfGlamorous.
30th Jun '16 5:16:07 PM Doug86
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* [[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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* [[XenaWarriorPrincess [[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]].
14th Jun '16 11:45:31 PM Gamermaster
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* Asuna shows up wearing this in several ''{{Negima}}'' artworks soon after getting her artifact. Before long, she was wearing them in the series proper.

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* Asuna shows up wearing this in several ''{{Negima}}'' ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'' artworks soon after getting her artifact. Before long, she was wearing them in the series proper.



* Victoria Dahlgrün from ''Manga/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaViVid'' has a Knight Armor which is designed like a BattleBallGown, fitting her character as an {{Ojou}} and descendent of the Thunder Emperor from the Ancient Belkan Era.

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* Victoria Dahlgrün from ''Manga/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaViVid'' has a Knight Armor which is designed like a BattleBallGown, fitting her character as an {{Ojou}} and descendent of the Thunder Emperor from the Ancient Belkan Era.
14th Jun '16 2:12:47 AM Doug86
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* ''Franchise/FireEmblem'' has two rather recent examples:

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* ''Franchise/FireEmblem'' ''VideoGame/FireEmblem'' has two rather recent examples:
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.
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