History Main / SeashellBra

6th Dec '17 12:18:09 PM Unversed333
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* Misty from ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' wears a pink one whenever she plays the Magical Mermaid. In her case it's probably just a costume that looks like seashells and probably not too uncomfortable. At least not as uncomfortable as performing an underwater play bare-breasted.

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* Misty from ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' wears a pink one whenever she plays the [[https://static.giantbomb.com/uploads/original/1/12541/789437-kasumi_mermaid_1_.jpg Magical Mermaid.Mermaid]]. In her case it's probably just a costume that looks like seashells and probably not too uncomfortable. At least not as uncomfortable as performing an underwater play bare-breasted.
2nd Nov '17 1:24:52 PM Unversed333
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* ''Series/PowerRangers:Lightspeed Rescue'': PlayedWith Marina, a mermaid and love interest to Chad, wears something similar to a seashell bra.

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* ''Series/PowerRangers:Lightspeed Rescue'': ''Series/PowerRangersLightspeedRescue'' : PlayedWith Marina, a mermaid and love interest to Chad, wears something similar to a seashell bra.
2nd Nov '17 1:22:49 PM Unversed333
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* ''Series/PowerRangers:Lightspeed Rescue'': PlayedWith Marina, a mermaid and love interest to Chad, wears something similar to a seashell bra.
29th Sep '17 7:11:01 PM Pichu-kun
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Since, by definition, a mermaid is a fish from the waist down, only her top half must be covered, and often GodivaHair just won't do. Thus the seashell bra was invented to preserve the modesty of female merfolk everywhere. You probably think this originated with Disney's ''Disney/TheLittleMermaid'', but Disney was using it all the way back in 1953 to depict the mermaids in ''Peter Pan'' (although they looked distinctly less bra-like in those days). Expect bras to also be made out of other marine trappings, such as starfish (though glomping a living creature to one's own body doesn't sound like a good idea in hindsight -- especially if it [[NightmareFuel ejects its stomach and starts digesting your nipples]]) or perhaps seaweed or other vague underwater flora, though the shells are often depicted as somehow clinging magically without any accompanying harnesses or straps, seaweed or otherwise. Also, the bra will almost always be made from scallop shells rather than clam, oyster, conch, or [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:NautilusCutawayLogarithmicSpiral.jpg nautilus shells]] (not unless they are hollowed out).

Of course, not every culture shares the notion that the sight of [[NippleAndDimed female nipples]] somehow corrupts children, hence the [[http://www.retrojunk.com/details_articles/507/ Japanese animated version]]'' of the classic Hans Christian Anderson tale features bare-chested mermaids. It's also possible to avert the whole issue entirely by having [[OrganicBra scales growing around the chest area,]] or to extend the "fish" part of the mermaid up to the bustline like a strapless dress.

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Since, by definition, a mermaid is a fish from the waist down, only her top half must be covered, and often GodivaHair just won't do. Thus the seashell bra was invented to preserve the modesty of female merfolk everywhere. You probably think this originated with Disney's ''Disney/TheLittleMermaid'', but Disney was using it all the way back in 1953 to depict the mermaids in ''Peter Pan'' ''Disney/PeterPan'' (although they looked distinctly less bra-like in those days). Expect bras to also be made out of other marine trappings, such as starfish (though glomping a living creature to one's own body doesn't sound like a good idea in hindsight -- especially if it [[NightmareFuel ejects its stomach and starts digesting your nipples]]) or perhaps seaweed or other vague underwater flora, though the shells are often depicted as somehow clinging magically without any accompanying harnesses or straps, seaweed or otherwise. Also, the bra will almost always be made from scallop shells rather than clam, oyster, conch, or [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:NautilusCutawayLogarithmicSpiral.jpg nautilus shells]] (not unless they are hollowed out).

Of course, not every culture shares the notion that the sight of [[NippleAndDimed female nipples]] somehow corrupts children, hence the [[http://www.retrojunk.com/details_articles/507/ Japanese animated version]]'' version]] of the classic Hans Christian Anderson tale features bare-chested mermaids. It's also possible to avert the whole issue entirely by having [[OrganicBra scales growing around the chest area,]] or to extend the "fish" part of the mermaid up to the bustline like a strapless dress.


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* Mermaidyn from ''VideoGame/YokaiWatch'' has a strapless variant. She just has two seashells over her breasts.
12th Aug '17 4:31:41 PM StFan
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--->'''Shantae:''' Well, Iíve tried wearing all sorts of aquatic creatures and am pretty badly hurt at this point.

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--->'''Shantae:''' -->'''Shantae:''' Well, Iíve I've tried wearing all sorts of aquatic creatures and am pretty badly hurt at this point.
12th Aug '17 1:57:52 PM StFan
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* InvokedTrope in ''Webcomic/MerStory'': because dealing daily with a naked mermaid is too distracting, the protagonist Jason asks Aqua to bring him large seashells, with which he makes what he calls the "classical" mermaid seashell bra. Aqua is more amused than anything.
8th Aug '17 9:58:23 PM Unversed333
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* ''WesternAnimation/JohnnyBravo'': In the episode "Moby Jerk", the rude mermaid Johnny encounters wears a strapless one.
23rd Jul '17 10:50:34 AM Gamermaster
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* [[ShamelessFanserviceGirl Lucoa]] from ''Manga/MissKobayashisDragonMaid'' wears this during the second DVD special when the dragons were dressing up as otters. Kobayashi points out that it ''barely'' has anything to do with otters.
27th May '17 7:18:00 PM angie710
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Of course, not every culture shares the notion that the sight of [[NippleAndDimed female nipples]] somehow corrupts children, hence the [[http://www.retrojunk.com/details_articles/507/ Japanese animated version]]'' of the classic Hans Christian Anderson tale features bare-chested mermaids. It's also possible to avert the whole issue entirely by having [[OrganicBra scales growing around the chest area.]]

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Of course, not every culture shares the notion that the sight of [[NippleAndDimed female nipples]] somehow corrupts children, hence the [[http://www.retrojunk.com/details_articles/507/ Japanese animated version]]'' of the classic Hans Christian Anderson tale features bare-chested mermaids. It's also possible to avert the whole issue entirely by having [[OrganicBra scales growing around the chest area.]]
area,]] or to extend the "fish" part of the mermaid up to the bustline like a strapless dress.
5th May '17 7:57:54 AM MarqFJA
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* Mermaids in ''Series/H2OJustAddWater'' and ''Series/MakoMermaidsAnH2OAdventure'' have scales in exactly the same pattern as a bra, complete with straps, with a brae midriff between that and the scales of their tails. Mermen are bare chested.

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* Mermaids in ''Series/H2OJustAddWater'' and ''Series/MakoMermaidsAnH2OAdventure'' have scales in exactly the same pattern as a bra, complete with straps, with a brae bare midriff between that and the scales of their tails. Mermen are bare chested.
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