that is the Western counterpart to Meido
. The French Maid costume has some basis in the black and white uniforms once worn by actual maids in the 19th century. Needless to say, the original costumes were almost never as fan servicy
as those found in modern times.
In media, the French Maid costume is used as a type of fanservice, much like the skimpy version of the Happy Holidays Dress
. When it does appear on a maid, she will speak with an over-exaggerated French accent and often be extremely flirty, often with a feather duster.
Compare to Meido
- In Sluggy Freelance, Zoe wore one in her introduction arc to impress the guys. Unfortunately, it turned out Torg was wearing the same costume, prompting him to sulkingly change clothes.