(This YKTTW is currently being reworked. May take a few days.)
Alternate titles: Minimally Covered Breasts
Minimal Breast Coverage
, Maximally Exposed Breasts
Maximal Breast Exposure
Laconic: Theiss Titillation Theory
+ Nipple and Dimed
+ Skimpier Is Better
= Nipple Pasties
This trope is when the nipples and areolae are the only parts of the breasts' frontal area that are covered up in any way, as a deliberate
wardrobe choice on part of the character.
Obviously Always Female
... Unless we consider hermaphrodites
Compare the more extreme variants of Barely-There Swimwear
- In Episode 3 of the hentai game Milk Junkies's Animated Adaptation, Fumie Fusono wears a "wild-west cowgirl" cosplay outfit whose top part consists of star-shaped pasties that are connected to each other with very thin strings, bikini top-style.
- In Major League, there is a cardboard image of the villain with her head put on an image of a stripper, with nipple pasties.
- In Lady Gaga's "Telephone" Music Video, she's wearing tape in the form of an X over her nipples. She also had some on in her Bad Romance Music Video.
- The Real Life invention of pasties, and its Japanese counterpart maebari (adhesive strips).