Created By: GoatBoy on March 16, 2010
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Hot Chick In A Badass Suit

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Possible alternate name: Sharp Dressed Chick

There are a lot of ways you can dress a sexy chick to make her even sexier. Cheerleader uniform, tube top and mini-skirt(well, if you like your girls a little skanky), or you can invoke the rule of cool = sexy. And the best way to do that is put her in a badass suit.

Examples

  • Probably the Most Triumphant Example is Pam Grier at the end of Jackie Brown(which may explain why she's wearing it on the movie poster).
  • Another example: In one scene in The Dark Knight, Maggie Gyllenhaal is interrogating a guy, while wearing black slacks, a white dress shirt with wide lapels, and a black vest. Pretty much all she needs to complete the look is a rapier. Or two guns.
  • In Charlie's Angels (one or two, I can't remember) Lucy Liu's character wears a power suit that borders on fetish gear while pretending to be a business consultant.
  • Balalaika from Black Lagoon.
  • Miss Parker from The Pretender.
  • Takarazuka thrives on the whole "women in suits = hot" thing.
  • Anyway, there's Irene Adler towards the end of the recent Sherlock Holmes movie.
  • Special Agent Dana Scully, The X-Files.
  • It's a Joss Whedon show, so it's not too surprising, but Clyde in Whiskey's body in the penultimate episode of Dollhouse. Also averted by Adelle DeWitt.
  • Demi Moore in that suit she "wore" on the cover of Vanity Fair?
  • Showed up during the 'Sister' arc of El Goonish Shive, when Ellen - somewhat crazy and believeing herself to be Elliot's 'Evil Twin' - wears a sharp suit when she goes out to cause trouble (she fails miserably at this goal, and instead winds up playing the hero, but regardless...) Dan Shive even admitted in the notations that he had her dress that way 'cuz he thought it was hot. Ah, here's the introductory strip.
  • Rin Asougi from Mnemosyne.
Community Feedback Replies: 16
  • March 12, 2010
    callsignecho
    In Charlies Angels (one or two, I can't remember) Lucy Liu's character wears a power suit that borders on fetish gear while pretending to be a business consultant.
  • March 12, 2010
    foxley
    Miss Parker from The Pretender.
  • March 13, 2010
    Taelor
    Balalaika from Black Lagoon.
  • March 13, 2010
    bluepenguin
    The Takarazuka thrives on the whole "women in suits = hot" thing. Granted, that's a little more into crossdressing territory than the other examples, so it may not count.

    Anyway, there's Irene Adler towards the end of the recent Sherlock Holmes movie.
  • March 13, 2010
    darrenr
    Scully.
  • March 13, 2010
    Homestar09_Mario08
    Samus Aran from Metroid.
  • March 13, 2010
    GoatBoy
    Nnnnot the kind of suit I meant.
  • March 13, 2010
    SilentHunter
    It's a Joss Whedon show, so it's not too surprising, but Clyde in Whiskey's body in the penultimate episode of Dollhouse.

    And also averted by Adelle DeWitt.
  • March 13, 2010
    LeighSabio
    Isn't this Dressed To Kill?
  • March 13, 2010
    GoatBoy
    No, that's vastly different.
  • March 14, 2010
    GoatBoy
    Anyone else?
  • March 14, 2010
    randomsurfer
    Demi Moore in that suit she "wore" on the cover of Vanity Fair?
  • March 15, 2010
    BlackDragon
    Showed up during the 'Sister' arc of El Goonish Shive, when Ellen - somewhat crazy and believeing herself to be Elliot's 'Evil Twin' - wears a sharp suit when she goes out to cause trouble (she fails miserably at this goal, and instead winds up playing the hero, but regardless...) Dan Shive even admitted in the notations that he had her dress that way 'cuz he thought it was hot.

    Ah, here's the introductory strip.
  • March 15, 2010
    Mijin
    I'm no so sure about the description and/or title for this trope. I mean, plenty of the examples so far are really hot, but I don't think that the suit option is always or even usually motivated by trying to make the actress look the most sexy.
  • March 15, 2010
    MidasMint
    A woman's clothing is not a trope. Pam Grier is fugly.
  • March 16, 2010
    Koveras
    Looks like a modern counterpart to Hot Chick With A Sword...

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