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3rd Feb '18 2:40:04 PM thatother1dude
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* Averted with ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'', in which anyone can wear anything regardless of gender; however, the same item of clothing in the inventory becomes a wholly different thing on a female character, with regard to appearance, as opposed to a male.
** For an example, go to [=WowHead=] or another ''World of Warcraft'' database and look up "Black Mageweave Leggings". On a female character, these will look like a pair of [[ZettaiRyouiki sexy black thighhighs]]. On a male character, they look like...sweatpants.
** Similarily, ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion'' gets around this problem by having clothes that transform depending on what gender the wearer is, which means that most clothing for the lower body slot shows up as pants on a man but a skirt on a woman. And since any NPC's clothes are items that can be taken from them if they're killed, it's entirely possible for you to kill a random townswoman ([[VideoGameCrueltyPotential and don't say you haven't]]), steal her skirt, and put it on as pants. Don't ask how that works.
** A similar thing happens in ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim.'' Though, thanks to the modding community, additional armors for females vastly outnumber unisex or male custom armors, especially when it comes to "armors" that can be described as sexy.
3rd Feb '18 2:28:54 PM thatother1dude
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* This isn't just a video game trope. If you have a series where multiple characters have an UnlimitedWardrobe or generally avert the "LimitedWardrobe" rule, male characters tend to have rather stationary attire or outright barely change clothes.
3rd Feb '18 2:08:05 PM thatother1dude
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* Averted in ''VideoGame/{{Splatoon}}'', unsurprisingly considering it's made by the same team as ''Animal Crossing''. All the attire is unisex, though many male hats involve hiding their hair-tentacles under them. There is an issue though with the Squid Girl cosplay outfit being considered "ugly" on males as they tried to masculinize it instead of going with crossplay.
3rd Feb '18 1:40:35 PM thatother1dude
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It can be very restricting if this is a Web site where male avatar bases can't wear female clothing.

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It can be very restricting if this is a Web site where male avatar bases can't wear female clothing. Usually a contrast to GenderedOutfit, where the same clothing looks different depending on the sex of the wearer, but both can be at play at once if the female version of outfits are more varied.



* Averted in ''VideoGame/TheWorldEndsWithYou'': Given a high enough Bravery stat, ''any'' character can wear ''anything''. GameplayAndStorySegregation, however, prevents hilarity from ensuing.

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* Averted in ''VideoGame/TheWorldEndsWithYou'': Given a high enough Bravery stat, Since three of the four playable characters are male, the majority of clothing is unisex. And since the game lacks fully GenderRestrictedGear, ''any'' character can potentially wear ''anything''. GameplayAndStorySegregation, however, prevents hilarity from ensuing.
16th Jan '18 6:47:25 AM DarkHunter
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** The female protagonist of ''VideoGame/PokemonSunAndMoon'' both has more clothing options and hairstyles than the male playable character.

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** The female protagonist of ''VideoGame/PokemonSunAndMoon'' attempted to even this out somewhat, but the female protagonist still has both has more clothing options and hairstyles than the male playable character.protagonist.
25th Oct '17 3:53:09 PM Pichu-kun
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** '''VideoGame/PokemonXAndY'' notably suffer from this trope. While male and female characters have access to a roughly equal number of articles of clothing, males are mostly restricted to {{Palette Swap}}s of a handful of patterns for each type of clothing (i.e. shirts, pants, etc.), in contrast to the diverse pool of options available to female characters. There are also twelve possible hairstyles for female characters, but only four for male ones.

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** '''VideoGame/PokemonXAndY'' ''VideoGame/PokemonXAndY'' notably suffer from this trope. While male and female characters have access to a roughly equal number of articles of clothing, males are mostly restricted to {{Palette Swap}}s of a handful of patterns for each type of clothing (i.e. shirts, pants, etc.), in contrast to the diverse pool of options available to female characters. There are also twelve possible hairstyles for female characters, but only four for male ones.
25th Oct '17 3:52:05 PM Pichu-kun
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* ''VideoGame/PokemonXAndY'' notably suffer from this trope. While male and female characters have access to a roughly equal number of articles of clothing, males are mostly restricted to {{Palette Swap}}s of a handful of patterns for each type of clothing (i.e. shirts, pants, etc.), in contrast to the diverse pool of options available to female characters. There are also twelve possible hairstyles for female characters, but only four for male ones.

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* ''VideoGame/PokemonXAndY'' ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'':
** '''VideoGame/PokemonXAndY''
notably suffer from this trope. While male and female characters have access to a roughly equal number of articles of clothing, males are mostly restricted to {{Palette Swap}}s of a handful of patterns for each type of clothing (i.e. shirts, pants, etc.), in contrast to the diverse pool of options available to female characters. There are also twelve possible hairstyles for female characters, but only four for male ones.ones.
** The female protagonist of ''VideoGame/PokemonSunAndMoon'' both has more clothing options and hairstyles than the male playable character.
10th Jun '17 7:04:31 PM TurtleTropes
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* ''Videogame/AnimalCrossing'' averts this problem by making most of its in-game clothing unisex. What gendered clothing they do have [[WholesomeCrossdresser can be worn by either gender]], and although villagers sometimes acknowledge your crossdressing, they don't seem to mind it.

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* ''Videogame/AnimalCrossing'' ''Videogame/AnimalCrossing'': ''New Leaf'' averts this problem by making most of its in-game clothing unisex. What gendered clothing they do have [[WholesomeCrossdresser can be worn by either gender]], and although villagers sometimes acknowledge your crossdressing, they don't seem to mind it.
8th Dec '16 1:38:08 PM WaxingName
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* ''Videogame/AnimalCrossing'' averts this problem by making most of its in-game clothing unisex. What gendered clothing they do have [[WholesomeCrossdresser can be worn by either gender]], and villagers don't seem to mind it.

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* ''Videogame/AnimalCrossing'' averts this problem by making most of its in-game clothing unisex. What gendered clothing they do have [[WholesomeCrossdresser can be worn by either gender]], and although villagers sometimes acknowledge your crossdressing, they don't seem to mind it.
27th Jul '16 5:09:47 PM HarpieSiren
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* ''Franchise/TheSims'' zig-zags with this. ''VideoGame/TheSims4'''s base game has considerably less variety in hair and clothes with males than women.

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* ''Franchise/TheSims'' zig-zags with this. ''VideoGame/TheSims4'''s base game has considerably less variety in hair and clothes with males than women.women, however a June 2016 update did away with gender restrictions for hair and clothes.
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