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8th Apr '17 10:01:13 AM nombretomado
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* When the Hero first meets Katrina in ''QuestForGloryIV'', she's dressed rather demurely, with a hood and cloak partly concealing her. Later on, she discards the cloak when she switches into full FemmeFatale mode. Compare [[http://www.fief.org/kathleen/qg4/katrina.jpg here]] and [[http://a4.ec-images.myspacecdn.com/images01/61/590dd6676087147afb44682a8aed9086/l.jpg here]]. If the top wasn't a corset it would fall right down, and probably the only thing keeping her from popping out of the top of it is magic.

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* When the Hero first meets Katrina in ''QuestForGloryIV'', ''VideoGame/QuestForGloryIV'', she's dressed rather demurely, with a hood and cloak partly concealing her. Later on, she discards the cloak when she switches into full FemmeFatale mode. Compare [[http://www.fief.org/kathleen/qg4/katrina.jpg here]] and [[http://a4.ec-images.myspacecdn.com/images01/61/590dd6676087147afb44682a8aed9086/l.jpg here]]. If the top wasn't a corset it would fall right down, and probably the only thing keeping her from popping out of the top of it is magic.
8th Mar '17 5:12:02 PM nombretomado
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* In ''Jinx High'' by MercedesLackey, the villainess commissions a costume straight out of the American Revolutionary period for the school dance. The bodice is cut so low that one of her boyfriends has almost complete access to her boobs while she's wearing it (handy when you need to distract said boyfriend while the mind control spell takes effect).

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* In ''Jinx High'' by MercedesLackey, Creator/MercedesLackey, the villainess commissions a costume straight out of the American Revolutionary period for the school dance. The bodice is cut so low that one of her boyfriends has almost complete access to her boobs while she's wearing it (handy when you need to distract said boyfriend while the mind control spell takes effect).
3rd Feb '17 9:53:16 AM ChesterPolarbear
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An off-the-shoulder neckline that is so far off those shoulders that the wearer seems to be one deep breath away from a WardrobeMalfunction (which almost never actually happens). Held up mostly by gravity and good posture.

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An off-the-shoulder A neckline that is so far off those shoulders low that the wearer seems to be one deep breath away from a WardrobeMalfunction (which almost never actually happens). Held up mostly by gravity and good posture.
26th Jan '17 8:08:43 AM ChesterPolarbear
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The actual outfit is not important for this trope. It could be a bathing suit, a SpyCatsuit, a MiniDressOfPower, a LeotardOfPower, a SexySantaDress, or even a PimpedOutDress, FairytaleWeddingDress, or HappyHolidaysDress. All that matters is that its neckline seems to be held up by magic (or duct tape). This trope can even overlap with VictoriasSecretCompartment, though that will strain the viewers' WillingSuspensionOfDisbelief even further than it strains the fabric.

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The actual outfit is not important for this trope. It could be a [[WalkingSwimsuitScene bathing suit, suit]], a SpyCatsuit, a MiniDressOfPower, a LeotardOfPower, a SexySantaDress, a halter top, T-shirt or even a PimpedOutDress, FairytaleWeddingDress, or HappyHolidaysDress. All that matters is that its neckline seems to be held up by magic (or duct tape). This trope can even overlap with VictoriasSecretCompartment, though that will strain the viewers' WillingSuspensionOfDisbelief even further than it strains the fabric.
25th Jan '17 5:20:22 PM ChesterPolarbear
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* The [[BareYourMidriff half t-shirt]] that Kris Munoe's wearing in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vXTMUHbnAa0 this scene]] from the "Mother Goose is Running for His Life" episode of ''Series/CharliesAngels''.
7th Jan '17 4:01:04 PM nombretomado
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* [[SamuraiDeeperKyo Izumo no Okuni]]. Of course, given that she's also seen hovering in midair at times, she's probably levitating the kimono to hold it in place.

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* [[SamuraiDeeperKyo [[Manga/SamuraiDeeperKyo Izumo no Okuni]]. Of course, given that she's also seen hovering in midair at times, she's probably levitating the kimono to hold it in place.
20th Dec '16 6:57:37 PM DesertDragon
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This trope lends itself best to still images or animation, but it can be done in live action. In RealLife, sleeveless bodices with gravity-defying decolletage are held in place by transparent straps or hidden adhesive. Another method is to make the top itself rigid and corsetlike. Strips of plastic or metal are sewn into the seams to hold the shape, called "boning" -- a term left over from when corsets and hoop skirts were made with whalebone -- and yes, [[HehHehYouSaidX all the jokes have already been made]].

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This trope lends itself best to still images or animation, but it can be done in live action. In RealLife, sleeveless bodices with gravity-defying decolletage are held in place by transparent straps or hidden adhesive. Another method is to make the top itself rigid and corsetlike. Strips of plastic or metal are sewn into the seams to hold the shape, called "boning" -- a term left over from when corsets "boning," owing to the bodice's skeletal structure and hoop skirts the fact that they were made with whalebone -- and whale bone originally (and yes, [[HehHehYouSaidX all the jokes have already been made]].
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5th Dec '16 3:50:34 PM lucy24
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* In the stage version of Theatre/WestSideStory, Maria nags at Anita about her new dancing dress.
--> '''Maria''': Make the neck lower.
--> '''Anita''': Next year.
--> '''Maria''': Next year I will be married to Chino and no one will care if it is down to ''here!'' [''indicating the floor'']
--> '''Anita''': Down to ''where?''
--> '''Maria''': Down to ... here. [''indicating her waist'']
5th Nov '16 8:48:28 PM ImpudentInfidel
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* Matriarch Benezia from ''Videogame/MassEffect''

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* Matriarch Benezia from ''Videogame/MassEffect''''Videogame/MassEffect''. Her ex-wife reminisces fondly about it in the sequels.
31st Oct '16 2:37:31 PM LongTallShorty64
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* For a large portion of the second half of ''Jewel Robbery'' (1932), Baroness Teri von Horhenfels (Kay Francis) wears a gown which is backless, off the shoulders, and has a low front neckline. There are no visible means of support, yet the gown stays firmly in place. One possible answer is that the tops of the sleeves are tightly held to her upper arms, perhaps with elastic, and this is the support for the gown as a whole.

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* For a large portion of the second half of ''Jewel Robbery'' ''Film/JewelRobbery'' (1932), Baroness Teri von Horhenfels (Kay Francis) wears a gown which is backless, off the shoulders, and has a low front neckline. There are no visible means of support, yet the gown stays firmly in place. One possible answer is that the tops of the sleeves are tightly held to her upper arms, perhaps with elastic, and this is the support for the gown as a whole.
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