Created By: MarqFJA on September 29, 2010 Last Edited By: MarqFJA on April 14, 2011
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Nipple Pasties

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

Tags: Needs a Better Title, Needs a Better Description (Priority One), Needs More Examples (low priority), Rolling Updates, No Launching Please

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.

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Community Feedback Replies: 30
  • September 11, 2010
    Sackett
    Is this really a trope?

    Besides I think Nipple And Dimed has this covered already

    I don't think we need this.
  • September 11, 2010
    MarqFJA
    The essence of this proto-trope is applying Nipple And Dimed to an everyday outfit, in the same way as Walking Shirtless Scene is to Shirtless Scene.

    Besides, from Nipple And Dimed's own page: "It's the progenitor of numerous tropes, from Censor Steam to Godiva Hair, to Modesty Bedsheet, to Modesty Towel, to Peek A Boo, to Naked In Mink, to Anime Anatomy." This trope is supposed to be as much a Sub Trope of Nipple And Dimed as they are.

    I admit that it desperately needs a better title, but I unfortunately can't think of one.
  • September 11, 2010
    shimaspawn
    And Nippled And Dimed is just tits are not to be shown in media or pay fines. That's not the same as this at all.
  • September 11, 2010
    MarqFJA
    ^ Isn't it more "nipples" rather than "tits" themsleves?
  • September 12, 2010
    shimaspawn
    Tit is another word for nipple.
  • September 12, 2010
    MarqFJA
    Yeah, but AFAIK "tit" primarily means "breast".
  • September 12, 2010
    Michael
    This is why it's better to use clearly defined terms rather than slang that changes over time and geography.
  • September 16, 2010
    MarqFJA
    True. Bottom line is, Nipple And Dimed is the basis of this trope, but does not equate to it.
  • September 18, 2010
    EponymousKid
    Michael: Because "nipple" is a medical term, of course.
  • September 18, 2010
    MarqFJA
    Actually, the medical term would be papilla mammaria, while the common names are "nipple" and "teat". And no, "teat" does not have an alternate meaning of "breast", though it's understandable that it may be confused for "tit" (which does have that meaning). See here.
  • September 18, 2010
    EponymousKid
    Marq: I was being sarcastic, dope.
  • September 18, 2010
    MarqFJA
    Well gee, that's why they have Sarcasm Mode. ;P

    And I'm disappointed to see that practically nobody here wants to help improve this conceptual trope. It's been a week so far, and yet despite bumping it several times, I'm the only one to provide any actual contributions.

    What, are they using the "Not another breast trope!" excuse?
  • September 19, 2010
    chihuahua0
    It's just that I hadn't watched those kinds of movies.
  • September 21, 2010
    Medinoc
    For the title, I vote for Minimal Breast Coverage.
  • September 21, 2010
    johnnye
    ^^^OK, I'll bite: "Not another breast trope..."
  • September 21, 2010
    MarqFJA
    @Medinoc: That could give the wrong impression of excluding the hypothetical concept of combining it with other chest-oriented Stripperiffic tropes like Absolute Cleavage, Underboobs, etc. It's why I changed the title to Nipple Pasties; I'd like to leave an open window for someone finding a way to implement that hypothetical combo.
  • September 21, 2010
    DragonQuestZ
    Can we get some examples as well?

    In Major League, there is a cardboard image of the villain with her head put on an image of a stripper, with nipple pasties.
  • September 21, 2010
    MarqFJA
    I just had a epiphanic stroke of genius; now splitting off the "Distaff Counterpart of Walking Shirtless Scene" aspect into a separate YKTTW.
  • September 22, 2010
    randomsurfer
    In Lady Gaga's "Telephone" Music Video she's wearing tape in the form of an X over her nipples.

    Pasties Up To Eleven at pastease.com. NSFW obviously.
  • September 22, 2010
    MarqFJA
    Okay, we got enough examples as per requirements... Now we need to expand/refine the description.
  • September 22, 2010
    chihuahua0
  • October 4, 2010
    FuschlatzOReilly
    The title could probably be something better. At first, I Thought It Meant exactly what Anime Anatomy covers.
  • October 4, 2010
    MarqFJA
    ^ Any suggestions, then?
  • October 6, 2010
    Stratadrake
  • October 6, 2010
    TorchicBlaziken
    So, this is Sideboob + Absolute Cleavage + Underboobs + Impossibly Low Neckline?
  • October 7, 2010
    MarqFJA
    ^ Not really; that's one form it can take. A example of the trope's minimum limit would be "the front parts of each breast must be bare, with the nipples covered by pasties."

    BTW, I am actually in the process of reworking this YKTTW (and a few others), as several issues have been pointed out to me that compromise the understandability of what the trope is supposed to be.
  • February 6, 2011
    AnimeOtaku
    One of the clothing options you can buy for female P Cs in Saints Row 2 is pasties.
  • February 7, 2011
    ssfsx17
    Duke Nukem 3D -- The strippers wear these.
  • February 10, 2011
    MoG2
    The Joker had henchbabes with swastika pasties in ASBAR.
  • 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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