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25th Oct '17 10:27:45 PM jamespolk
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* ''Film/{{Pharaoh}}'': MsFanservice Kama ensnares Crown Prince Ramses when she meets him in a temple wearing an outfit best described as bikini bottoms and a translucent gown. She's motivated, as she is a HoneyPot meant to get the new pharaoh to back the Phoenicians against the Assyrians.
1st Oct '17 2:05:23 PM Jeduthun
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ImpossiblyLowNeckline ("What's holding it ''up''?")[[note]]Glue and a prayer, double-sided tape, or enough boning that the damn thing would stand up on its own even without her in it.[[/note]], AbsoluteCleavage and {{Sideboob}} ("What's keeping those two strips in place?")[[note]]Glue and a prayer, double-sided tape.[[/note]], {{Underboobs}} ("That shirt should ride up!")[[note]]Glue and a prayer, double-sided tape -- sensing a theme here?[[/note]], and GodivaHair ("All she has to do is turn her head a ''little''...") [[note]]Glue and a prayer, posture and careful movement, lots of hairspray; and by the way, she's wearing a bodystocking, too.[[/note]] are common forms of this.

Compare WardrobeMalfunction.

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ImpossiblyLowNeckline ("What's holding it ''up''?")[[note]]Glue and a prayer, double-sided tape, or enough boning that the damn thing would stand up on its own even without her in it.[[/note]], AbsoluteCleavage and {{Sideboob}} ("What's keeping those two strips in place?")[[note]]Glue and a prayer, double-sided tape.[[/note]], {{Underboobs}} ("That shirt should ride up!")[[note]]Glue and a prayer, double-sided tape -- sensing a theme here?[[/note]], and GodivaHair ("All she has to do is turn her head a ''little''...") [[note]]Glue and a prayer, posture and careful movement, lots of hairspray; and by the way, she's wearing a bodystocking, too.[[/note]] are common forms of this.

this. Strongly overlaps with VaporWear, when it appears a costume doesn't include any undergarments.

Compare WardrobeMalfunction.
WardrobeMalfunction.
23rd Aug '17 12:16:41 PM DiniV
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* In ''VideoGame/GodEater'' Sakuya's SexyBacklessOutfit is held up only by a pair of strings tied behind her neck and back. With [[https://vignette3.wikia.nocookie.net/godeater/images/7/7d/Tachibana_Sakuya.jpg how much sideboob is showing]], it's a wonder nothing slips out.
** Along similar lines in [[VideoGame/GodEater2 the sequel]], Nana wears a strip of fabric slightly too small to completely cover her breasts, held up by a single suspender. [[https://vignette2.wikia.nocookie.net/godeater/images/f/f5/133.jpg It must be seen to be believed.]] Naturally, it never slips or malfunctions in any way.
9th Aug '17 9:28:33 AM RedScharlach
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* Dear God, ComicBook/EmmaFrost. As a member of the Hellfire Club, her outfit, while skimpy, was believable. (It was white lingerie that looked like anyone could buy at Victoria's Secrets, combined with knee-high boots and a cape.) However, after her HeelFaceTurn, her outfits got more daring and of more improbable design. One good example was when she first joined the ComicBook/XMen where the outfit combined AbsoluteCleavage and ImpossiblyLowNeckline, using a few strategically-placed scraps of clothing to form a reverse "X" with her exposed skin. (Of course, the lingerie was a dress code for the Hellfire Club, but being the [[AttentionWhore type of person she is]], quitting the Club actually gave her a chance to be ''more'' daring.)

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* Dear God, ComicBook/EmmaFrost. As a member of the Hellfire Club, her outfit, while skimpy, was believable. (It was white lingerie resembling the kind that looked like anyone could buy at Victoria's Secrets, combined with knee-high boots and a cape.) However, after her HeelFaceTurn, her outfits got more daring and of more improbable in design. One good example was when she first joined the ComicBook/XMen where the ComicBook/XMen: her outfit combined AbsoluteCleavage and ImpossiblyLowNeckline, using a few strategically-placed strategically placed scraps of clothing fabric to form a reverse "X" with her exposed skin. (Of course, the lingerie was a dress code for the Hellfire Club, but being the [[AttentionWhore type of person she is]], quitting the Club actually gave her a chance to be ''more'' daring.)



** During Inferno Havok's normal costume was shredded into the same form-factor as Madelyne's during a brief FaceHeelTurn. Underpecs?

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** During Inferno ''Inferno'', Havok's normal costume was shredded into the same form-factor form as Madelyne's during a brief FaceHeelTurn. Underpecs?



* Subverted in ''Film/{{Vampirella}}'' -- not very surprisingly, the iconic costume ''did'' have a nasty tendency to fall off, and the filmers had to adapt it into a more practical form. The original version only appears in some promotional photographs.

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* Subverted in ''Film/{{Vampirella}}'' -- not very surprisingly, the iconic costume ''did'' have a nasty tendency to fall off, and the filmers filmmakers had to adapt it into a more practical form. The original version only appears in some promotional photographs.



* In ''Literature/ABrothersPrice'', Jerin manages to convince himself that his nightshirt, which just so reaches his knees and is very thin, is almost as decent as a walking robe. Later on, though, he is very aware that the tight trousers with a codpiece he is expected to wear are a lot more titillating than naked legs.

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* In ''Literature/ABrothersPrice'', Jerin manages to convince himself that his nightshirt, which just so about reaches his knees and is very thin, is almost as decent as a walking robe. Later on, though, he is very aware that the tight trousers with a codpiece he is expected to wear are a lot more titillating than naked legs.



* Likewise {{Discussed}} in ''[[EightWorlds Steel Beach]]'' as part of a larger exposition on why OurNudityIsDifferent in Lunar society. In a closed environment with NoNudityTaboo actual nudity is considered a sign of either stodginess or poverty, neither of which are particularly attractive.

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* Likewise {{Discussed}} in ''[[EightWorlds Steel Beach]]'' as part of a larger exposition on why OurNudityIsDifferent in Lunar society. In a closed environment with NoNudityTaboo NoNudityTaboo, actual nudity is considered a sign of either stodginess or poverty, neither of which are particularly attractive.



* By ''Series/GameOfThrones'''s costumist Michele Clapton's own admission, the costumes of Dorne, the southernmost, hot region of Westeros, are not made of fabric; they are made of this trope.

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* By ''Series/GameOfThrones'''s costumist costumer Michele Clapton's own admission, the costumes of Dorne, the southernmost, hot region of Westeros, are not made of fabric; they are made of this trope.



* In the BBC's impressive library of music films, there is a late 1970's performance of Meatloaf and Karla de Vita performing ''Paradise by the Dashboard Light'' sometime around 1979, from the music show ''TheOldGreyWhistleTest.'' This is an energetically acted song. What makes this clip especially mesmerizing is that Karla is performing in a filmy black top slashed to below the navel in front and open at both sides. She gets within millimetres of inadvertent exposure several times, but perhaps due to strategic tape never quite gets there.

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* In the BBC's TheBBC's impressive library of music films, there is a late 1970's performance recording of Meatloaf and Karla de Vita performing ''Paradise by the Dashboard Light'' sometime around 1979, from the music show ''TheOldGreyWhistleTest.'' This is an energetically acted song. What makes this the clip especially mesmerizing is that Karla is performing in a filmy black top slashed to below the navel in front and open at both sides. She gets within millimetres of inadvertent exposure several times, but times but, perhaps due to strategic tape tape, never quite gets there.



** Ruby is wearing what appears to be a strategically-tied ''bedsheet'' with [[VaporWear no bra]]. The jury's out on whether it's being held up by her rack or by the sheer force of her hotness.

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** Ruby is wearing what appears to be a strategically-tied strategically tied ''bedsheet'' with [[VaporWear no bra]]. The jury's out on whether it's being held up by her rack or by the sheer force of her hotness.



** According to legend Gypsy once got a male audience all hot and bothered simply by slowly unbuttoning the long sleeves of her perfectly modest dress while speaking.

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** According to legend legend, Gypsy once got a male audience all hot and bothered simply by slowly unbuttoning the long sleeves of her perfectly modest dress while speaking.



* The high-kicking can-can was considered obscene because of its debut in the time that underwear was designed with open crotches. The hem and ruffles usually obscured a clear view, but even when not deliberately manipulated by the dancer, could part enough for a brief flash of exposure.

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* The high-kicking can-can was considered obscene because of its debut in the at a time that when underwear was designed with open crotches. The hem and ruffles usually obscured a clear view, but even when not deliberately manipulated by the dancer, the fabric could part enough for a brief flash of exposure.
31st Jul '17 7:47:02 AM mindbound
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** At least in later times [[http://www.roman-empire.net/society/soc-dress.html togas were worn over a tunic]], and the more conservative and traditionalist Romans who preferred the old-fashioned way were considered to be somewhat eccentric.
30th Jul '17 9:07:41 AM Morgenthaler
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* Subverted in ''Film/{{Vampirella}}'' -- not very surprisingly, the iconic costume ''did'' have a nasty tendency to fall off, and the filmers had to adapt it into a more practical form.

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* Subverted in ''Film/{{Vampirella}}'' -- not very surprisingly, the iconic costume ''did'' have a nasty tendency to fall off, and the filmers had to adapt it into a more practical form. The original version only appears in some promotional photographs.
30th Jul '17 9:05:43 AM Morgenthaler
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* Subverted in ''Vampirella'' -- not very surprisingly, the iconic costume ''did'' have a nasty tendency to fall off, and the filmers had to adapt it into a more practical form.

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* Subverted in ''Vampirella'' ''Film/{{Vampirella}}'' -- not very surprisingly, the iconic costume ''did'' have a nasty tendency to fall off, and the filmers had to adapt it into a more practical form.
21st Jun '17 10:25:43 AM MadCat221
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'''The sexiness of an outfit is directly proportional to the possibility that [[WardrobeMalfunction a vital piece of it might fall off]].'''

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'''The sexiness of an outfit is directly proportional to the perceived possibility that [[WardrobeMalfunction a vital piece of it might fall off]].'''
9th Jun '17 3:50:11 PM nombretomado
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This trope is particularly common in ScienceFiction and related genres, where exotic or futuristic landscapes (plus the WillingSuspensionOfDisbelief) make it seem plausible that these outfits could be everyday wear. However in ''WillAndGrace'', Debra Messing occasionally wore outfits that would not be anatomically feasible for a better-endowed woman.

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This trope is particularly common in ScienceFiction and related genres, where exotic or futuristic landscapes (plus the WillingSuspensionOfDisbelief) make it seem plausible that these outfits could be everyday wear. However in ''WillAndGrace'', ''Series/WillAndGrace'', Debra Messing occasionally wore outfits that would not be anatomically feasible for a better-endowed woman.
6th May '17 12:20:00 PM Madrugada
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ImpossiblyLowNeckline ("What's holding it ''up''?"), AbsoluteCleavage and {{Sideboob}} ("What's keeping those two strips in place?"), {{Underboobs}} ("That shirt should ride up!"), and GodivaHair ("All she has to do is turn her head a ''little''...") are common forms of this[[note]]The answer to all these questions is usually "Glue and a prayer", or [[StatingTheSimpleSolution double-sided tape]]. In the case of Godiva Hair, it may also be "Lots of hairspray, and by the way, she's wearing a bodystocking, too."[[/note]].

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ImpossiblyLowNeckline ("What's holding it ''up''?"), ''up''?")[[note]]Glue and a prayer, double-sided tape, or enough boning that the damn thing would stand up on its own even without her in it.[[/note]], AbsoluteCleavage and {{Sideboob}} ("What's keeping those two strips in place?"), place?")[[note]]Glue and a prayer, double-sided tape.[[/note]], {{Underboobs}} ("That shirt should ride up!"), up!")[[note]]Glue and a prayer, double-sided tape -- sensing a theme here?[[/note]], and GodivaHair ("All she has to do is turn her head a ''little''...") are common forms of this[[note]]The answer to all these questions is usually "Glue [[note]]Glue and a prayer", or [[StatingTheSimpleSolution double-sided tape]]. In the case prayer, posture and careful movement, lots of Godiva Hair, it may also be "Lots of hairspray, hairspray; and by the way, she's wearing a bodystocking, too."[[/note]].
[[/note]] are common forms of this.
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