Created By: MarqFJA on September 27, 2010 Last Edited By: MarqFJA on April 14, 2011
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Walking Lingerie Scene

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(This YKTTW is currently being reworked. May take a few days.)

Tags: Rolling Updates, Needs More Examples (Priority One), Needs a Better Description (somewhat, but necessary nonetheless)

Arguably the epitome of female Skimpier Is Better Fanservice, this girl doesn't have a Lingerie Scene, because having one implies that she wears something over them in the first place. No, this girl's usual style of clothing has her torso clad in what virtually (though not neccessarily literally) amounts to underwear; in other words, her wardrobe consists of almost nothing but bikini-style tops and bottoms (and the skimpier, the better!), alleged "tubetops" that are more or less strapless bras, body-hugging/sheer-fabric pantyhose, bodysuits and bodystockings that may as well be painted on, ultra-cropped/tight hotpants, "microskirts" that don't even bother pretending to cover her panties, and - if she's daring enough - nipple pasties and c-strings! Expect copious amounts of Partial Nudity, Stripperiffic and Vapor Wear to be thrown in whenever applicable, too.

Such a character would obviously also double as Miss Fanservice and/or Hello, Nurse!; Fetish Fuel Station Attendant is not very far away either. Less flattering portrayals would usually paint such a character as an Attention Whore.

The Distaff Counterpart to the Walking Shirtless Scene. Compare the slightly similar but Superhero-exclusive Underwear of Power.

Examples

Anime

Web Comics

  • Cosplay Girl in Ghastly's Ghastly Comic. She's a self-admitted Attention Whore (and as of this writing the trope image for that page). She goes so far as to only wear skimpy clothing in the Canadian winter... and her nipples are prone to poke somebody's eyes out.
Community Feedback Replies: 19
  • September 21, 2010
    RainyDayNinja
    What is the difference between this and Ms Fanservice?
  • September 21, 2010
    MarqFJA
    Miss Fanservice covers all sorts of fanservice tropes; you don't have to be utterly skimpy-clothed to be Miss Fanservice. You could be one by being a Buxom Babe Shrinking Violet who dresses very conservatively, and yet is subjected to copious amounts of Gag Boobs, Funbag Air Bag, Thanks For The Mammary, and/or Gainaxing, for example.

    Think of Walking Lingerie Scene as a Sub Trope that takes Stripperiffic and Lingerie Scene to their logical extremes, in the same vein as Walking Shirtless Scene to Shirtless Scene. As the first line of the description says, this character type has zero Lingerie Scenes simply because having a Lingerie Scene implies she wears something over the lingerie in the first place.
  • September 21, 2010
    Rhatahema
    I'd drop the bit about being the epitome of Stripperiffic. Stripperiffic, as noted towards the bottom of the description, only applies to characters wearing revealing outfits when it would not be practical. Meaning that street cloths don't count, in most cases. Additionally, Stripperiffic has a large number of subtropes, and if you suggest this is someone who is Stripperiffic "all the time", then this trope could overlap with most of those examples.
  • September 21, 2010
    Rhatahema
    On a second look, Stripperiffic's subtropes seem to be straying from the "not practical" qualifier, so maybe Stripperiffic needs some work...
  • September 22, 2010
    MarqFJA
    I believe there's a limit for how skimpy streetclothes can be, which can be taken as "too skimpy = not practical for streetclothes", and thus falls Stripperiffic. In Real Life, a true Walking Lingerie Scene would be liable to be arrested for her over-skimpiness.
  • September 22, 2010
    Rhatahema
    ^ Well, I've since posted Stripperiffic in trope repair, though there's yet to be any discussion. Regardless of weather or not this qualifies as Stripperiffic, it'd be hard to argue that it epitomizes that trope, as it's trumped by something like the Chainmail Bikini in the impracticality to sexy ratio. Characterizing it as such suggests that Stripperiffic is simply "dressing like a stripper." Your definition doesn't mention anything about impracticality, so why not throw it under Rule Of Sexy instead?
  • September 22, 2010
    arromdee
    This was actually lampshaded in Urusei Yatsura. Lum normally wears a tiger-striped bikini. At one point she is in class taking off her uniform, and everyone is eager to watch her take it off until someone comments that what's left (the tiger striped bikini) is what she usually wears anyway.
  • September 23, 2010
    MarqFJA
    ^^ At least Chainmail Bikini usually tries to act like/pretend it's armor and Hand Wave it's stripperifficness; a typical Walking Lingerie Scene's wardrobe does not even bother with pretending that it's not too skimpy for practical use as street clothes (or other, non-stripper/pornographic use). Is it practical for streetwear to be ultra-skimpy? No? Then that logically falls under Stripperiffic. On second thought, it may be wiser to temporarily switch to "epitome of Partial Nudity" until the discussion runs its course.

    ^ Hmmm, I'm really divided on that one. On the one hand, AFAIK she typically wears either the school uniform (when in school), or wears a Fur Bikini (more commonly). On the other hand, it's just a normal, and rather conservative bikini. Not all bikinis are the same in "skimpiness", you know; microkini, anyone?

    Thoughts, anyone?
  • September 23, 2010
    randomsurfer
    May not count, but...
    • Seinfeld episode "The Caddy" Elanie's old nemesis Sue Ellen Mischke never wears a bra. Elaine gives Sue Ellen a bra as a gift and she wears it as a top in public.
  • September 24, 2010
    JoieDeCombat
    I think, rather than making a new trope, it'd be better to adjust the given definition of Stripperiffic to match its current usage.
  • September 24, 2010
    Taeraresh
    Silk Spectre and Silk Spectre II in Watchmen both have outfits that are pretty much just lingerie. Not sure if they'd count, since they're superheroes, though. Silk Spectre (I) became a superhero pretty much just to boost her modeling career, and Silk Spectre II hates her costume because it's too skimpy and impractical.
  • September 24, 2010
    AlexThePrettyGood
    Cosplay Girl in Ghastlys Ghastly Comic. She's a self-admitted Attention Whore (and as of this writing the trope image for that page). She goes so far as to only wear skimpy clothing in the Canadian winter... and her nipples are prone to poke somebody's eyes out.
  • September 24, 2010
    MarqFJA
    ^^^ There's a Repair Shop discussion going on to fix the trope article, though more like to narrow it down and clarify it as being distinct from Partial Nudity.

    ^^ That's Underwear Of Power; dialing that up to eleven would be the closest Superhero counterpart to Walking Lingerie Scene. We're talking non-superhero clothes here.
  • September 24, 2010
    JonnyB
    Vampirella would probably fit this trope...
  • September 24, 2010
    MarqFJA
    She would... Except that she's a superheroine who takes Underwear Of Power Up To Eleven.
  • September 29, 2010
    MarqFJA
    You know, even though I added Bayonetta as an example, I was and still am not 100% sure that she does qualify. I'll keep it here for the time being.

    • The title character of Bayonetta is technically naked 24/7, as her signature black "bodystocking" (which is already ridiculously Stripperiffic on its own) is literally made of her magically shapeshifting Rapunzel Hair... which she also uses as a vessel for her higher-level attacks, thus frequently "forcing" her into varying states of undress in proportion to the attack's level. Her ultimate attack leaves her completely nude, her naughty bits being only barely concealed by conveniently placed Godiva Hair.

    Thoughts?
  • March 5, 2011
    FrodoGoofballCoTV
    Would these count?

    Web Comics:
  • March 6, 2011
    peccantis
    ^Drowtales link failure, Kin's looks like just Stripperific "battle gear", not lingerie.
  • April 14, 2011
    MarqFJA
    Discarding for now. Will create a new YKTTW once I get around to reworking the concept into proper form.
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