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18th Mar '17 10:59:06 PM defciggy
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* Averted with ''Film/TheHungerGames''. The famously buxom Creator/JenniferLawrence refused to tape her huge breasts down to play Katniss because she didn't want to send a message to young girls that they had to be ultra-skinny.

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* Averted with ''Film/TheHungerGames''. The famously buxom Creator/JenniferLawrence refused to tape her huge breasts down to play Katniss because she didn't want to send a message to young girls that they had to be ultra-skinny.
12th Mar '17 5:09:58 PM rjd1922
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* Sometimes, female {{cosplay}}ers dressed as male characters - called crossplayers - will practice this to look more convincing as males. The end result would be a {{Bifauxnen}} quite often. Utilizing {{Sarashi}} to achieve this is fairly common.

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* Sometimes, female {{cosplay}}ers dressed as male characters - called crossplayers {{crossplayer}}s - will practice this to look more convincing as males. The end result would be a {{Bifauxnen}} quite often. Utilizing {{Sarashi}} to achieve this is fairly common.



* Proper fit for a traditionally draped woman's kimono often calls for the help of Ace bandages or {{Sarashi}}. Prewar Japanese fashion favored a Grecian column build that often required waist padding, chest binding, and a hip girdle to achieve, even at the time. Women today are (on average) substantially heavier and curvier, even in Japan, and proper fit is accordingly even more difficult to achieve.

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* Proper fit for a traditionally draped woman's kimono often calls for the help of Ace bandages or {{Sarashi}}.Sarashi. Prewar Japanese fashion favored a Grecian column build that often required waist padding, chest binding, and a hip girdle to achieve, even at the time. Women today are (on average) substantially heavier and curvier, even in Japan, and proper fit is accordingly even more difficult to achieve.
11th Mar '17 3:39:02 PM nombretomado
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* Annette Funicello and the other female [[Series/MickeyMouseClub Mouseketeers]], supposedly at Creator/WaltDisney's personal insistence. Funicello's rapid development in particular became fodder for comedians.

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* Annette Funicello and the other female [[Series/MickeyMouseClub [[Series/TheMickeyMouseClub Mouseketeers]], supposedly at Creator/WaltDisney's personal insistence. Funicello's rapid development in particular became fodder for comedians.
28th Feb '17 7:23:26 AM SwiftSeraph
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* The Flapper era of TheRoaringTwenties: Slim was in, and every rebellious flapper girl suppressed her breasts as much as she could possibly get away with.
** There was even a company called Boyishform that made bras just for this reason; Maidenform was so named as a TakeThat to the whole craze.
* Creator/PattyMaloney once wrote that she had her chest bound whenever she portrayed a little girl.
* When older cast members of the musical version of ''Theatre/{{Annie}}'' would start to develop, many did this in order to avoid being fired from their roles.
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* Creator/PattyMaloney once wrote that she had her chest bound whenever she portrayed a little girl.
* When older cast members of the musical version of ''Theatre/{{Annie}}'' would start to develop, many did this in order to avoid being fired from their roles.
18th Feb '17 3:16:19 AM YourEternalTroper
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* Creator/SelenaGomez in ''Film/RamonaAndBeezus''. While not too much bigger than the average teen actress her age, then 17-year-old Selena's large bust was a bit too big for the [[DawsonCasting 15-year-old she was playing]] and wore bras that made it look smaller.

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* Creator/SelenaGomez Music/SelenaGomez in ''Film/RamonaAndBeezus''. While not too much bigger than the average teen actress her age, then 17-year-old Selena's large bust was a bit too big for the [[DawsonCasting 15-year-old she was playing]] and wore bras that made it look smaller.
31st Dec '16 5:06:05 PM Soufriere
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HiddenBuxom also involves concealing the breasts, but that is more for personal reasons. This tropes is about hiding the breasts for a specific task.

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HiddenBuxom also involves concealing the breasts, but that is more for personal reasons. This tropes trope is about hiding the breasts for a specific task.



* ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf'': In her introductory arc, Ukyo was believed to be a male transfer student at Furinkan. Ranma and the others didn't realize she was a girl, until he grappled her during their fight and [[AccidentalPervert got a suprise handful]] [[ThanksForTheMammary of her melons.]] After giving him a slap, she explained that she started [[{{Sarashi}} binding her breasts]] because she had renounced her womanhood, after being shamed by [[spoiler: Genma renegging on her engagement to Ranma, by abandoning her]].
** During the Ryuugenzawa story arc, Akane disguises herself as a boy to fool the woman-eating Yamata no {{Orochi}}, and this includes binding her own breasts to fit into a boy's school uniform. It works wonderfully, at least until the Orochi gets a direct taste of her and realizes she's really a girl. Later, to save Ranma's life, Akane strips off the uniform's jacket and displays the binding to the Orochi, causing it to chase ''her''.

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* ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf'': In her introductory arc, Ukyo was believed to be a male transfer student at Furinkan. Ranma and the others didn't realize she was a girl, until he grappled her during their fight and [[AccidentalPervert got a suprise surprise handful]] [[ThanksForTheMammary of her melons.]] melons]]. After giving him a slap, she explained that she started [[{{Sarashi}} binding her breasts]] because she had renounced her womanhood, womanhood after being shamed by [[spoiler: Genma renegging [[spoiler:Genma reneging on her engagement to Ranma, by abandoning her]].
** During the Ryuugenzawa story arc, Akane disguises herself as a boy to fool the woman-eating Yamata no {{Orochi}}, Yamata-no-{{Orochi}}, and this includes binding her own breasts to fit into a boy's school uniform. It works wonderfully, at least until the Orochi gets a direct taste of her and realizes she's really a girl. Later, to save Ranma's life, Akane strips off the uniform's jacket and displays the binding to the Orochi, causing it to chase ''her''.



* Ryuunosuke Fujinami in ''Manga/UruseiYatsura'' is forced to wear a tightly-wrapped sarashi by her insane father who '''''really''''' wishes he had a son to the point he insists (loudly) that she is a boy, and making that official by falsifying school records. Any time she points out the obvious, he claims her breasts are "bee-stings" that will heal if enough pressure is applied. In one anime episode, she lost her sarashi and was shown to have one of the largest chests in the school (though the actual size of Ryuu-chan's bust [[DependingOnTheArtist depended heavily on the artist]]).



* Averted with ''Film/TheHungerGames''- the famously buxom JenniferLawrence refused to tape her huge breasts down to play Katniss because she didn't want to send a message to young girls that they had to be ultra-skinny.

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* Averted with ''Film/TheHungerGames''- the ''Film/TheHungerGames''. The famously buxom JenniferLawrence Creator/JenniferLawrence refused to tape her huge breasts down to play Katniss because she didn't want to send a message to young girls that they had to be ultra-skinny.



** The exchange in it's entirety for your amusement:
--> '''Toddy:''' Now we've had two major obstacles to overcome...
--> '''Victoria:''' ''[sobbing]'' My bosom...
--> '''Toddy:''' First, to convince everyone that you're a man...
--> '''Victoria:''' It's been damned uncomfortable.
--> '''Toddy:''' What has?
--> '''Victoria:''' Strapping down my bosom.
--> '''Toddy:''' Now all you have to do is go out there, and you'll be a star for the next 20 years.
--> '''Victoria:''' Toddy, if I have to strap down my bosom for the next 20 years they're going to look like two empty wallets.

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** The exchange in it's its entirety for your amusement:
--> '''Toddy:''' Now we've had two major obstacles to overcome...
-->
overcome...\\
'''Victoria:''' ''[sobbing]'' My bosom...
-->
bosom...\\
'''Toddy:''' First, to convince everyone that you're a man...
-->
man...\\
'''Victoria:''' It's been damned uncomfortable.
-->
uncomfortable.\\
'''Toddy:''' What has?
-->
has?\\
'''Victoria:''' Strapping down my bosom.
-->
bosom.\\
'''Toddy:''' Now all you have to do is go out there, and you'll be a star for the next 20 years.
-->
years.\\
'''Victoria:''' Toddy, if I have to strap down my bosom for the next 20 years they're going to look like two empty wallets.



* Another in-universe example happens in ''Film/ShakespeareInLove'', when Viola binds her breasts and wears a wig and fake mustache so she can charade as a man and act in Shakespeare's next play. [[spoiler:Amusingly, after she ends up going on stage sans all of that to play Juliet, the queen gets everyone off the hook for having a woman on stage by pretending that Viola ''was'' a man, just with a very good female disguise.]]

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* Another in-universe example happens in ''Film/ShakespeareInLove'', when Viola binds her breasts and wears a wig and fake mustache moustache so she can charade as a man and act in Shakespeare's next play. [[spoiler:Amusingly, after she ends up going on stage sans all of that to play Juliet, the queen gets everyone off the hook for having a woman on stage by pretending that Viola ''was'' a man, just with a very good female disguise.]]



* Creator/JennetteMcCurdy from ''Series/ICarly''. In between Season 1 and 2, the actor who played Freddie grew up.. and Jennette grew ''[[UnusualEuphemism outward]]''. After that, the show took to wrapping Sam up in layers of 3 or 4 t-shirts, but she's kept on growing. A few episodes in season 3, they forgot about this, such as the rabbi scene in ''iSaved Your Life'', and it's pretty obvious what they are doing. [[MaleGaze Tropers who were paying attention]] noticed that during one scene where Sam was jumping on a trampoline things were not bouncing realistically due to the amount of strapping.
* Julianna Rose Mauriello has had to have her breasts taped down since puberty on ''Series/LazyTown'' since Stephanie is supposed to be 8 years old (or 9 now, since one year's passing has been acknowledged). She was 17 during the last filming.

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* Creator/JennetteMcCurdy from ''Series/ICarly''. In between Season 1 and 2, the actor who played Freddie Nathan Kress and Miranda Cosgrove grew up.. up… and Jennette grew ''[[UnusualEuphemism outward]]''. After that, the show took to wrapping Sam up in layers of 3 or 4 t-shirts, but she's she kept on growing. A few episodes in season 3, they forgot about this, such as the rabbi scene in ''iSaved Your Life'', and it's pretty obvious what they are doing. [[MaleGaze Tropers who were paying attention]] noticed that during one scene where Sam was jumping on a trampoline things were not bouncing realistically due to the amount of strapping.
* Julianna Rose Mauriello has had to have her breasts taped down since puberty on ''Series/LazyTown'' since Stephanie is supposed to be 8 years old (or 9 now, since one year's passing has been acknowledged). She was 17 during the last filming.



* Annette Funicello and the other female [[Series/MickeyMouseClub Mouseketeers]], supposedly at Creator/WaltDisney's personal insistence.

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* Annette Funicello and the other female [[Series/MickeyMouseClub Mouseketeers]], supposedly at Creator/WaltDisney's personal insistence. Funicello's rapid development in particular became fodder for comedians.



* Soleil Moon Frye discussed this in an interview on a Canadian talk show for teens only a couple of months after ''Series/PunkyBrewster'' was canceled. She suffered from gigantomastia and later underwent a breast reduction.

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* Soleil Moon Frye discussed this in an interview on a Canadian talk show for teens only a couple of months after ''Series/PunkyBrewster'' was canceled. cancelled. She suffered from gigantomastia gigantomastia[[labelnote:*]] (early and later underwent a out-of-control breast reduction.development – in Frye's case, by 13 she was at minimum a DDD, which put considerable strain on her otherwise petite 5'1" frame)[[/labelnote]], and had breast reduction surgery before her 16th birthday.



* From ''Series/GameOfThrones'', Creator/MaisieWilliams. When the series began, Maisie was roughly the same age as her character Arya Stark(11 or 12) and looked it. By season 2, however, [[DawsonCasting puberty had started to kick in big time, though the timeline of the show had barely advanced]]. While it helped that Maisie ''is'' fairly short(5'1"), she quickly became considerably more well developed than Arya most likely would have been, and thus she was almost always costumed in thick, padded shirts or tunics until she got a new, more dress-like outfit in Season 5.
* Done ForScience in an episode of ''Series/MythBusters'', where the myth tested was whether large breasts resulted in bigger tips. Kari did three tests with her [[UnusualEuphemism assets]] in different sizes; one with her breasts their usual size, one with her breasts temporarily "enhanced", and one fitting this trope, where her breasts were taped down to reduce them by two cup sizes.[[labelnote:Conclusion]]There wasn't a real difference in tips between small and normal breasts, but [[BuxomIsBetter larger breasts increased tips by 30-40%]]--from men ''and'' women.[[/labelnote]]
* Ariel Winter in ''Series/ModernFamily'' started out flat chested (it makes sense; she was 11 when the show started) and eventually grew past Sofia Vergara's famously curvy frame(Vergara, though, is 5' 7", while Winter is only 5' 1") . Similarly to Soleil Moon Frye, Winter revealed in August 2015 that she'd had a breast reduction in June that took her from 32F to 34D, citing negative media attention as as one of her primary reasons.
* Done InUniverse in the opening scene of the pilot of ''Series/LoisAndClark'', where Lois Lane enters the Daily Planet office [[SweetPollyOliver in disguise as a bearded man]] for undercoverwork on an assignment. Before removing the beard she reaches under her shirt to unfasten the binding on her chest, and she expresses clear relief once it is off.

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* From ''Series/GameOfThrones'', Creator/MaisieWilliams. When the series began, Maisie was roughly the same age as her character Arya Stark(11 Stark (11 or 12) and looked it. By season 2, however, [[DawsonCasting puberty had started to kick in big time, though the timeline of the show had barely advanced]]. While it helped that Maisie ''is'' fairly short(5'1"), short (5'1"), she quickly became considerably more well developed than Arya most likely would have been, and thus she was almost always costumed in thick, padded shirts or tunics until she got a new, more dress-like outfit in Season 5.
* Done ForScience in an episode of ''Series/MythBusters'', where the myth tested was whether large breasts resulted in bigger tips. Kari did three tests with her [[UnusualEuphemism assets]] in different sizes; one with her breasts their usual size, one with her breasts temporarily "enhanced", and one fitting this trope, where her breasts were taped down to reduce them by two cup sizes.[[labelnote:Conclusion]]There [[labelnote:Conclusion]] There wasn't a real difference in tips between small and normal breasts, but [[BuxomIsBetter larger breasts increased tips by 30-40%]]--from 30-40%]] …from men ''and'' women.[[/labelnote]]
* Ariel Winter in ''Series/ModernFamily'' started out flat chested flat-chested (it makes sense; she was 11 when the show started) and eventually grew past Sofia Vergara's famously curvy frame(Vergara, frame (Vergara, though, is 5' 7", 5'7", while Winter is only 5' 1") .5'1") . Similarly to Soleil Moon Frye, Winter revealed in August 2015 that she'd had a breast reduction in June that took her from 32F to 34D, citing negative media attention as as one of her primary reasons.
* Done InUniverse in the opening scene of the pilot of ''Series/LoisAndClark'', where Lois Lane enters the Daily Planet office [[SweetPollyOliver in disguise as a bearded man]] for undercoverwork undercover work on an assignment. Before removing the beard she reaches under her shirt to unfasten the binding on her chest, and she expresses clear relief once it is off.



* Proper fit for a traditionally draped woman's kimono often calls for the help of Ace bandages or {{Sarashi}}. Pre-war Japanese fashion favored a Grecian column build that often required waist padding, chest binding, and a hip girdle to achieve, even at the time. Women today are (on average) substantially heavier and curvier...and proper fit is accordingly even more difficult to achieve.

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* Proper fit for a traditionally draped woman's kimono often calls for the help of Ace bandages or {{Sarashi}}. Pre-war Prewar Japanese fashion favored a Grecian column build that often required waist padding, chest binding, and a hip girdle to achieve, even at the time. Women today are (on average) substantially heavier and curvier...curvier, even in Japan, and proper fit is accordingly even more difficult to achieve.
21st Nov '16 12:08:20 PM Ithilgore
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* Creator/JodelleFerland in ''DarkMatter'' is [[DawsonCasting supposed to be]] a teenager, and thus she is always padded down and costumed in baggy, concealing clothing to disguise her large breasts.
21st Oct '16 4:46:01 AM Adept
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* This happened to Creator/EvannaLynch in the [[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheOrderOfThePhoenix fifth]] and [[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheHalfBloodPrince sixth]] ''Film/HarryPotter'' movies. While not overly endowed compared to other young actresses her age, she is noticeably bustier than her [[KatieLeung other]] [[Creator/EmmaWatson female]] [[BonnieWright castmates]].

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* This happened to Creator/EvannaLynch in the [[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheOrderOfThePhoenix fifth]] and [[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheHalfBloodPrince sixth]] ''Film/HarryPotter'' movies. While not overly endowed compared to other young actresses her age, she is noticeably bustier than her [[KatieLeung [[Creator/KatieLeung other]] [[Creator/EmmaWatson female]] [[BonnieWright [[Creator/BonnieWright castmates]].
4th Oct '16 5:09:37 PM Zef
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* An early chapter cover art displays female Ranma in this manner, as Ranma is supposed to have a "man to man" fight with Mousse. However, [[CoversAlwaysLie the story itself goes the complete opposite direction]]: Ranma does pretend to be a boy under extremely baggy clothing, but is actually wearing a PlayboyBunny outfit underneath to humiliate his opponent.

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* ** An early chapter cover art displays female Ranma in this manner, as Ranma is supposed to have a "man to man" fight with Mousse. However, [[CoversAlwaysLie the story itself goes the complete opposite direction]]: Ranma does pretend to be a boy under extremely baggy clothing, but is actually wearing a PlayboyBunny outfit underneath to humiliate his opponent.
4th Oct '16 5:09:25 PM Zef
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** During the Ryuugenzawa story arc, Akane disguises herself as a boy to fool the woman-eating Yamata no {{Orochi}}, and this includes binding her own breasts to fit into a boy's school uniform. It works wonderfully, at least until the Orochi gets a direct taste of her and realizes she's really a girl. Later, to save Ranma's life, Akane strips off the uniform's jacket and displays the binding to the Orochi, causing it to chase ''her''.
* An early chapter cover art displays female Ranma in this manner, as Ranma is supposed to have a "man to man" fight with Mousse. However, [[CoversAlwaysLie the story itself goes the complete opposite direction]]: Ranma does pretend to be a boy under extremely baggy clothing, but is actually wearing a PlayboyBunny outfit underneath to humiliate his opponent.
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