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27th Mar '16 3:52:17 PM LondonKdS
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A special note as there are cultural differences: in Asian countries, school girls (and even boys) wear a sweater to cover up their developing figure, especially when they are growing to be more mature and starting to show differences in their bodies. So it is not uncommon to see school girls and boys wear sweaters when it is 30 degrees Celsius or higher. This has nothing to do with sexiness, and the wearers actually want the opposite. It is the authors that draw them to be much more revealing(as fanservice, obviously), but the hidden meaning is still cultural. Most of the Anime and Manga examples are actually girls that are more introvert, traditional and shy. However, it's not unknown for young Muslim women from liberal backgrounds, in both Asia and the West, to wear sweaters in this sense, as it is quite alluring while conforming to the letter of Islamic dress requirements, by not showing any skin between the neck and wrists.

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A special note as there are cultural differences: in Asian countries, school girls (and even boys) wear a sweater to cover up their developing figure, especially when they are growing to be more mature and starting to show differences in their bodies. So it is not uncommon to see school girls and boys wear sweaters when it is 30 degrees Celsius or higher. This has nothing to do with sexiness, and the wearers actually want the opposite. It is the authors that draw them to be much more revealing(as fanservice, obviously), but the hidden meaning is still cultural. Most of the Anime and Manga examples are actually girls that are more introvert, traditional and shy. However, it's not unknown for young Muslim women from liberal backgrounds, in both Asia and the West, to wear sweaters in this the Western sense, as it is quite alluring while conforming to the letter of Islamic dress requirements, requirements by not showing any skin between the neck and wrists.
20th Mar '16 11:12:28 AM howdotheyriseup
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* Zola from ''Webcomic/GirlGenius''.
** Ax Crazy pirate queen Dupree also favors this.

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* Zola from ''Webcomic/GirlGenius''.
A couple of examples in ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'', the most notable being {{AxCrazy}} [[PirateGirl Pirate Queen]] [[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20040123#.Vu7mc-KLTIV Bangladesh DuPree]].
** Ax Crazy pirate queen Dupree [[DarkActionGirl Zola]] also favors this.has this in a [[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20100628#.Vu7n7eKLTIU sleeveless pink variant]].
23rd Feb '16 7:28:00 AM Mochitachan
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* Mabel Pines from WesternAnimation/GravityFalls always uses a long sleeved sweater with a big neck and has a different sweater design for each episode. In the final episode, she made a sweater for everyone in the group.
13th Feb '16 10:22:52 AM LondonKdS
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A special note as there are cultural differences: in Asian countries, school girls (and even boys) wear a sweater to cover up their developing figure, especially when they are growing to be more mature and starting to show differences in their bodies. So it is not uncommon to see school girls and boys wear sweaters when it is 30 degrees Celsius or higher. This has nothing to do with sexiness, and the wearers actually want the opposite. It is the authors that draw them to be much more revealing(as fanservice, obviously), but the hidden meaning is still cultural. Most of the Anime and Manga examples are actually girls that are more introvert, traditional and shy.

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A special note as there are cultural differences: in Asian countries, school girls (and even boys) wear a sweater to cover up their developing figure, especially when they are growing to be more mature and starting to show differences in their bodies. So it is not uncommon to see school girls and boys wear sweaters when it is 30 degrees Celsius or higher. This has nothing to do with sexiness, and the wearers actually want the opposite. It is the authors that draw them to be much more revealing(as fanservice, obviously), but the hidden meaning is still cultural. Most of the Anime and Manga examples are actually girls that are more introvert, traditional and shy.
shy. However, it's not unknown for young Muslim women from liberal backgrounds, in both Asia and the West, to wear sweaters in this sense, as it is quite alluring while conforming to the letter of Islamic dress requirements, by not showing any skin between the neck and wrists.
15th Nov '15 5:19:53 PM nombretomado
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* [[http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://www.rocknvswranch.com/more_images/dale_evans-sweater.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.rocknvswranch.com/rvswr_de-tribute.html&h=360&w=295&sz=21&tbnid=gVLAwQjULXdlMM:&tbnh=121&tbnw=99&prev=/images%3Fq%3D%2522dale%2Bevans%2522&zoom=1&q=%22dale+evans%22&usg=__fNAwuVIb5tuaNqf8a6Sliezq60k=&sa=X&ei=6GmGTaDmJuO90QG1-7nRCA&ved=0CCYQ9QEwAQ Dale Evans]] (third wife of RoyRogers and a singer/songwriter in her own right)

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* [[http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://www.rocknvswranch.com/more_images/dale_evans-sweater.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.rocknvswranch.com/rvswr_de-tribute.html&h=360&w=295&sz=21&tbnid=gVLAwQjULXdlMM:&tbnh=121&tbnw=99&prev=/images%3Fq%3D%2522dale%2Bevans%2522&zoom=1&q=%22dale+evans%22&usg=__fNAwuVIb5tuaNqf8a6Sliezq60k=&sa=X&ei=6GmGTaDmJuO90QG1-7nRCA&ved=0CCYQ9QEwAQ Dale Evans]] (third wife of RoyRogers Creator/RoyRogers and a singer/songwriter in her own right)
27th Oct '15 4:04:39 AM DragonQuestZ
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[[quoteright:280:[[Film/{{Tron}} http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/tron_sweater_girl_8274.jpg]]]]
[-[[caption-width-right:280:As this scene shows, she's not TheIngenue in the movie, yet neither is she TheVamp.[[labelnote:*]]same with her digital counterpart and her SensualSpandex[[/labelnote]]]]-]

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[[quoteright:280:[[Film/{{Tron}} [[quoteright:350:[[Film/{{Tron}} http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/tron_sweater_girl_8274.org/pmwiki/pub/images/tron_pretty_sweater_00.jpg]]]]
[-[[caption-width-right:280:As [-[[caption-width-right:350:As this scene shows, she's not TheIngenue in the movie, yet neither is she TheVamp.[[labelnote:*]]same with her digital counterpart and her SensualSpandex[[/labelnote]]]]-]
11th Oct '15 2:32:09 PM gallium
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* Janet Leigh was dressed this way in several films, including ''Holiday Affair'' and ''Literature/TheManchurianCandidate''. A biography of her ''Holiday Affair'' co-star Robert Mitchum [[http://www.outofthepastblog.com/2010/12/there-is-reason-why-janet-leighs.html revealed]] that ''Holiday Affair'' producer Howard Hughes, who was notorious for his [[BuxomIsBetter obsession with breasts]] and his predatory habits with young starlets, forced Leigh to wear an absurdly tight sweater after she rejected his advances.

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* Janet Leigh was dressed this way in several films, including ''Holiday Affair'' Affair'', ''Film/TouchOfEvil'', and ''Literature/TheManchurianCandidate''. A biography of her ''Holiday Affair'' co-star Robert Mitchum [[http://www.outofthepastblog.com/2010/12/there-is-reason-why-janet-leighs.html revealed]] that ''Holiday Affair'' producer Howard Hughes, who was notorious for his [[BuxomIsBetter obsession with breasts]] and his predatory habits with young starlets, forced Leigh to wear an absurdly tight sweater after she rejected his advances.
11th Oct '15 2:30:42 PM gallium
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A lot of the appeal is that they ''just'' [[FormFittingWardrobe outline the figure]] (why "sweater puppies" is a nickname for a shapely chest) while barely actually showing anything. That makes wearing a tight sweater some of the most tasteful and acceptable fanservice and FetishFuel around (not to mention one of the few of the latter [[InUniverse actually acknowledged in mainstream fiction]]). In the days of UsefulNotes/TheHaysCode, once those sweaters caught on, they were almost up there with the heart-shaped neckline as a way of GettingCrapPastTheRadar. Actresses who embraced this look were known as [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sweater_girl sweater girls]], hence the trope name.

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A lot of the appeal is that they ''just'' [[FormFittingWardrobe outline the figure]] (why "sweater puppies" is a nickname for a shapely chest) while barely actually showing anything. That makes wearing a tight sweater some of the most tasteful and acceptable fanservice and FetishFuel around (not to mention one of the few of the latter [[InUniverse actually acknowledged in mainstream fiction]]). In the days of UsefulNotes/TheHaysCode, once those sweaters caught on, they were almost up there with the heart-shaped neckline as a way of GettingCrapPastTheRadar. Actresses who embraced this look were known as [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sweater_girl sweater girls]], hence the trope name.
name. This especially became a common form of fanservice for actresses who were playing wholesome, innocent characters that wouldn't be expected to wear revealing outfits.
25th Jul '15 9:46:15 PM nombretomado
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* Term of endearment: Bat-Bat calls MightyMouse "you old sweater girl" in the Bakshi episode "Bat With A Golden Tongue."

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* Term of endearment: Bat-Bat calls MightyMouse WesternAnimation/MightyMouse "you old sweater girl" in the Bakshi episode "Bat With A Golden Tongue."
11th Jul '15 2:44:56 AM pvsage
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* Nikki Faber and Stacy Paterno of Series/SpinCity both favor sweaters.
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