Created By: IFoundAPickleAugust 16, 2009
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Suppressed Mammaries

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My Wife has inspired this one....

We've all seen it, A popular, and to be quite frank probably Jailbait, female TV star is fairly flat-chested or at least not very ...."Pronounced" in her mainstream or main role but then you get her in an awards show or otherwise live event and well....My How She has Grown.

Not to be confused with Obvious Boobjobs, or if a reasonable amount of time has transpired from the live broadcast and the main show they're on.

  • My main Example is Jeanette Mc Curdey(Sp?) from iCarly, She's not exactly buxom on the show, but at the Teen Choice awards she's almost a full cup size larger. I seriously doubt Wonderbra was entirely rsponsible for this.

  • Julianna Rose Mauriello has had to have her breasts taped down since puberty on Lazy Town since Stephanie is still supposed to be eight years old. She's eighteen now. At this point, the show's producers seem creepier than her fanbase.

  • Judy Garland was famously restrained this was done to make her look younger for the role of Dorothy Gale.

  • Probably started in Star Wars, where (at least according to her interview statements) Carrie Fisher's breasts were taped down to prevent Gainaxing under her costume. This stopped later on, since the franchise got noticeably Hotter And Sexier in Return of the Jedi

  • Naoto from Persona 4 does this as part of her Sweet Polly Oliver disguise. One scene implies that her breasts are actually quite large, but you can't tell how large, since she hardly untapes them.

  • Buffy in later seasons of Family Affair.

  • In The Railway Children (1970) on of the female leads (I belive it was Jenny Agutter) had to have her breasts strapped down because she was playing a much younger girl. In Fact this was such a big secret she wasn't allowed to smoke or drink off the set during filming or quite a while after that to keep up the. pretense

Community Feedback Replies: 32
  • August 13, 2009
    Pinata
    Probably started in Star Wars, where (at least according to her interview statements) Carrie Fisher's breasts were taped down. This stopped later on, since the franchise got noticeably Hotter And Sexier in Return of the Jedi.
  • August 13, 2009
    halfmillennium
    Only criticism is that the title might be confusing; I initially thought it meant 'taped' as in 'recorded'. What about Suppressed Mammaries?
  • August 13, 2009
    castaghast
    Seconded. I thought you were describing a time difference that was revealed by growth in breast size. Needs a less ambiguous name.
  • August 13, 2009
    Lurkerbunny
    Julianna Rose Mauriello has had to have her breasts taped down since puberty on Lazy Town since Stephanie is still supposed to be eight years old. She's eighteen now. At this point, the show's producers seem creepier than her fanbase.
  • August 13, 2009
    halfmillennium
    Apparently, it's occasionally done in certain pantomimes and other plays (for example, those based on Peter Pan and Robin Hood) where the protagonist is often played by a young woman. Of course, this is often avoidable by simply giving the role to an actress with smaller breasts.
  • August 13, 2009
    Nasrudith
    Judy Garland was famously restrained this was done to make her look younger for the role.
  • August 13, 2009
    IlGreven
    ...on the other hand, it could also be the time between when the work came out and now that a girl has gotten her puberty growth spurt out of the way. Which makes anyone who trumpets that a 16-year-old starlet "got implants" look like a fool. See Duff, Hilary and Lohan, Lindsay.
  • August 13, 2009
    halfmillennium
    That's not the trope, castaghast explained that. Separate trope.
  • August 14, 2009
    Nyperold
    Seconding Suppressed Mammaries; Obviously Taped sounds like that thing where someone tries to pass something off as live, but fails.
  • August 14, 2009
    Dcoetzee
    There's also the more rhymetastic alternative Suppressed Breasts.
  • August 14, 2009
    IFoundAPickle
    I would change the title If I knew how.

    Also could we add the odd re-edits of Certain Yu-Gi-Oh cards for the U.S Markets? Maiden of the Aqua comes to mind.
  • August 14, 2009
    Pinata
    @I Found A Pickle: If you click the little pencil icon by your original message, it'll allow you to edit. Click in the white space next to "Working Title", then type in the new name.
  • August 14, 2009
    halfmillennium
    Assuming the Yu-Gi-Oh! cards don't feature actual models, that's another trope, a subtrope of Bowdlerise.

    I do think Suppressed Mammaries is a better title. Makes it eligible for Just For Pun.
  • August 14, 2009
    DracMonster
    Another vote for Suppressed Mammaries, punny and has a better rhythm.
  • August 14, 2009
    IFoundAPickle
    Ok

    We have Supressed Breasts, Supressed Mammaries, Any more?
  • August 14, 2009
    blackcat
    Suppressed Mammaries makes me laugh.
    • I seem to remember reading somewhere that Jessica Simpson went through this, but I could also be making that up.
    Also note that make-up and/or makeup artists, brazas or even duct tape and a well cut dress can work wonders for creating boobage.
  • August 14, 2009
    KJMackley
    I think this trope can benefit if it isn't focused specifically on taping down breasts, but just a notable difference between various appearances. For the McCurdy example most Nickelodeon shows film their entire season before it is aired, so the Teen Choice Awards could be upwards of a year after the currently airing episodes were filmed. For a 15 year old that is a big difference.

    And this can happened depending on the type of outfit they normally wear versus some more Fanservice-y outfit they are placed into. Brennan from Bones usually wears very professional and lightly fitting clothing. In the pilot, though, she was seen walking around her apartment in a tight tank top that greatly emphasized her chest. This is certainly different from a character like Cordelia from Buffy and Angel who is always wearing something fanservice-y.

    Where Did Those Come From... or maybe not.
  • August 14, 2009
    random surfer
    I'm curious as to what happened to Mrs. Pickle to "inspire" this...
  • August 14, 2009
    Gammon
    I saw this, thought Suppressed Breats was better, left, had a Swiss Moment, navigated back. Suppressed Mammaries is better.
  • August 14, 2009
    IFoundAPickle
    @Random Surfer,

    Nothing happened to the missus, We were watching the Teen Choice Awards together and she mentioned that Jeannette seemed in our terms (and in reference to the original title) "Obviously Taped"
  • August 14, 2009
    Unknown Troper
    It's probably best that she "suggested" it, rather than directly "inspiring" it...
  • August 14, 2009
    RobinZimm
    ...oh, suppressed memories!
  • August 14, 2009
    Ryusui
    Fixed the YKTTW title. I will not suffer through another round of "Everything's Squishier With Cephlopods (sic)".
  • August 15, 2009
    Comonad
    Naoto from Persona 4 does this as part of her Sweet Polly Oliver disguise. One scene implies that her breasts are actually quite large, but you can't tell how large, since she never untapes them.
  • August 15, 2009
    IFoundAPickle
    I hesitate to add the Persona 4 reference, if only becaus I prefer for the trope to be more on the reveal rather than the practice of supression, but that may change as I mull it over.
  • August 15, 2009
    Unknown Troper
    Her breasts are not only implied to be huge in the hospitable scene but are shown to be during the hot springs sequence.
  • August 15, 2009
    JurassicMosquito
    Judy Garland was famously restrained to make her look younger for which role? She had many, many, many roles. Not all of them sexless. And anyway, that should read, "Judy Garland was famously restrained. This was done to make her look younger for the <some work-identifying words> role." There are several other grammar catastrophes, but that's the one that's really jumping out at me.
  • August 15, 2009
    Fanra
    in Star Wars, where (at least according to her interview statements) Carrie Fisher's breasts were taped down.

    This makes no sense. Are you sure this is true? I mean there is no reason at all for her breasts to be taped down. The only reason this is done is to look much younger (under 18 generally) or Disney digitally did it in Herbie with Lindsey Lohan. Carrie Fisher wasn't supposed to be so young in Star Wars as she was an Imperial Senator and adult. She also isn't really that large breasted, as you can tell from the famous metal bikini, that matches what you can see of her chest in Episode IV in the more concealing clothes.

    Judy Garland was famously restrained to make her look younger for which role?

    The Wizard Of Oz - Dorothy is a child in the book. From The Other Wiki: "Garland was sixteen years old when she performed the role, with a brace on her chest to make her look more youthful. Although her age isn't mentioned in the film, on the set she is twelve years old."

  • August 15, 2009
    KJMackley
    Carrie Fisher's dress for A New Hope was white and she didn't wear normal underwear underneath it because a bra would be easily seen through it. But filming the rescue with her running around a lot they noticed that her breasts were Gainaxing far more than they liked. Taping them down was a compromise.
  • August 16, 2009
    ralphmerridew1
    Buffy in later seasons of Family Affair.
  • August 16, 2009
    Jallen
    In The Railway Children (1970) on of the female leads (I belive it was Jenny Agutter) had to have her breasts strapped down because she was playing a much younger girl. In Fact this was such a big secret she wasn't allowed to smoke or drink off the set during filming or quite a while after that to keep up the. pretense
  • August 16, 2009
    IFoundAPickle
    Thank you all so much I'm launching this tomorrow if there are no objections.

Three days must pass before this YKTTW is Launchworthy or Discardable