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21st May '18 1:17:42 AM DragonQuestZ
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Also, the length can vary from just above the knees to the equivalent to a DangerouslyShortSkirt.



Also, the length can vary from just above the knees to the equivalent to a DangerouslyShortSkirt.
21st May '18 1:16:36 AM DragonQuestZ
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There is, however, symbolic basis for this trope. As popularized by fashion designer Mary Quant, the miniskirt was a mini dress of power in the metaphorical sense, representing the sexual liberation and freedom of the 1960s. Not only did it allow for freer movement than longer dresses, but it also represented rebellion against more conservative dress codes in the 50s and younger women leading fashion trends. Although the miniskirt is no longer as shocking in present times, and its significance as female empowerment remains controversial due to it also being used as {{Fanservice}}, producers, particularly women, will invoke this trope to show a female character being both feminine and assertive.

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There is, however, symbolic basis for this trope. As popularized by fashion designer Mary Quant, the miniskirt was a mini dress of power in the metaphorical sense, representing the sexual liberation and freedom of the 1960s. Not only did it allow for freer movement than longer dresses, but it also represented rebellion against more conservative dress codes in the 50s and younger women leading fashion trends. Although the miniskirt is no longer as shocking in present times, and its significance as female empowerment remains controversial due to it also being used as {{Fanservice}}, producers, particularly women, will invoke this trope to show a female character being both feminine and assertive.
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20th May '18 11:52:30 PM SheldonDinkleburg
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There is, however, symbolic basis for this trope. As popularized by fashion designer Mary Quant, the miniskirt was a mini dress of power in the metaphorical sense, representing the sexual liberation and freedom of the 1960s. Not only did it allow for freer movement than longer dresses, but it also represented rebellion against more conservative dress codes in the 50s and younger women leading fashion trends. Although the miniskirt is no longer as shocking in present times, and its significance as female empowerment remains controversial due to it also being used as {{Fanservice}}, producers, particularly women, will invoke this trope to show a female character being both feminine and assertive.
18th May '18 5:12:04 PM Malady
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* ''Fanfic/DungeonKeeperAmi'': The very first page contains a lampshade to the Sailor Senshis', who wear sailor fukus to fight monsters.
--> Noting the length of the girl's skirt, or rather the lack thereof, the [Reaper] nodded approvingly. No self-respecting heroine would be caught dead in an outfit like that.
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15th May '18 2:59:47 AM ScrewySqrl
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An ActionGirl, from minor to outright badass, wearing a mini dress, either as a one-piece dress or as a top and miniskirt (BareYourMidriff). Often comes with color-coordinated boots ending just below the knee.

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An ActionGirl, from minor to outright badass, wearing a mini dress, either as a one-piece dress or as a top and miniskirt (BareYourMidriff).(BareYourMidriff optional). Often comes with color-coordinated boots ending just below the knee.
15th Mar '18 6:02:28 PM DragonQuestZ
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In comics it's not as popular as a LeotardOfPower or a skintight suit, but other media take to it just fine, particularly MagicalGirl and MagicalGirlWarrior series. Either expect to see plenty of {{Panty Shot}}s or it will be a MagicSkirt. SkirtOverSlacks, ProperTightsWithASkirt or ModestyShorts aren't unheard of either.

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In comics it's not as popular as a LeotardOfPower or a skintight suit, SpyCatsuit, but other media take to it just fine, particularly MagicalGirl and MagicalGirlWarrior series. Either expect to see plenty of {{Panty Shot}}s or it will be a MagicSkirt. SkirtOverSlacks, ProperTightsWithASkirt or ModestyShorts aren't unheard of either.



While fighting in any kind of skirt or dress is not the most practical idea ever, this trope does reflect reality a little in that A) it's hard to run or kick when you're wearing a tight skirt or dress that's knee-length or longer, and B) a looser, longer skirt or dress might catch on to something. If it is pleated and is wide enough, it will not be hard to run or kick when you're wearing is as with a tight skirt or dress that's knee-length or longer, and if it's short enough it might not catch on to something. However, there have been times when the skirt or dress was not a hindrance and the ActionGirl moved like she was wearing shorts or pants.

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While fighting in any kind of skirt or dress is not the most practical idea ever, this trope does reflect reality a little in that A) it's hard to run or kick when you're wearing a tight skirt or dress that's knee-length or longer, and B) a looser, longer skirt or dress might catch on to something. If it is pleated and is wide enough, it will not be hard to run or kick when you're wearing is as with a tight skirt or dress that's knee-length or longer, and if it's short enough it might not catch on to something. However, there have been times when the skirt or dress was not a hindrance Yet these outfits don't provide much protection, and the ActionGirl moved like she was wearing shorts or pants.
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15th Mar '18 1:48:10 PM PDL
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* The Boxing Franchise/{{Pokemon}} Hitmonchan wears one... Despite the fact that [[OneGenderRace they're an all male species]].
23rd Feb '18 9:12:05 PM DragonQuestZ
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An ActionGirl, from minor to outright badass, wearing a mini dress, either as a one-piece dress or as a top [[note]]that has a whole in front to BareYourMidriff[[/note]] and miniskirt that may or may not. Often comes with color-coordinated boots ending just below the knee.

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An ActionGirl, from minor to outright badass, wearing a mini dress, either as a one-piece dress or as a top [[note]]that has a whole in front to BareYourMidriff[[/note]] and miniskirt that may or may not.(BareYourMidriff). Often comes with color-coordinated boots ending just below the knee.
23rd Feb '18 8:36:59 PM Gargoyle_Kid
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An ActionGirl, from minor to outright badass, wearing a mini dress, either as a one-piece dress or as a top and miniskirt that may or may not [[note]]have a whole in front to[[/note]] BareYourMidriff. Often comes with color-coordinated boots ending just below the knee.

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An ActionGirl, from minor to outright badass, wearing a mini dress, either as a one-piece dress or as a top [[note]]that has a whole in front to BareYourMidriff[[/note]] and miniskirt that may or may not [[note]]have a whole in front to[[/note]] BareYourMidriff.not. Often comes with color-coordinated boots ending just below the knee.
23rd Feb '18 7:28:42 PM DragonQuestZ
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An ActionGirl, from minor to outright badass, wearing a mini dress, either as a one-piece dress or as a top, that may or may not [[Main/BareYourMidriff be like Lion-Os]], and miniskirt . Often comes with color-coordinated boots ending just below the knee.

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An ActionGirl, from minor to outright badass, wearing a mini dress, either as a one-piece dress or as a top, top and miniskirt that may or may not [[Main/BareYourMidriff be like Lion-Os]], and miniskirt .[[note]]have a whole in front to[[/note]] BareYourMidriff. Often comes with color-coordinated boots ending just below the knee.
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