Created By: Ryuuma on May 7, 2011 Last Edited By: Ryuuma on May 22, 2011
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My Breasts Are Down Here

Outfit makes a character's breasts impossible to ignore.

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A typical example.

Everyone (almost) appreciates big breasts. And of course, large breasts are an ever-popular choice for female characters. Sometimes the creator doesn't stop with just making a character busty -- they'll give them an outfit that pulls the audience's glance inevitably to her rack. We're not talking about Stripperific, Cleavage Window, Under Boobs, Side Boob, Absolute Cleavage, or Impossibly-Low Neckline here. My Breasts Are Down Here uses visual trickery to pull the gaze, and doesn't depend on the viewer's fascination with breasts.

There are several ways to acheive this, but circle-shaped motifs on/around the breasts is a classic type. Usually paired up with bikini, Breast Plate and Belly Dancer tops (nipple tassels ahoy).


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  • In One Piece we have Nefertari Vivi's first outfit. It was changed to a striped one in the anime.
  • Jinx in Pokemon
  • Haruka Gracia from Basquatch
  • Bouquet from the Blue Dragon anime sports in the second season a pink outfit with a circle pattern just on her impressive chest.
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  • Non fanservicey example: the large woman from Modern Times has two large, suggestive buttons placed on her chest area.
  • Played for laughs in one of the The Naked Gun movies: in that case it had even flashlights on the top in case the pattern wasn't allusive enough.
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  • Xena: Warrior Princess has this, overlapping with Breast Plate.
  • Laurie's "Ohio" T-shirt from Cougar Town.
    "I've never been to Ohio, but I do love this shirt because the 'O's frame my boobs perfectly, and it says 'hi' in the middle!"
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  • In World of Warcraft the Paladin's Tier 8 armor has a chest piece wich creates such an effect if worn by female characters.
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Community Feedback Replies: 41
  • May 7, 2011
    Kuzlalala
    If swirls count too, then Queen Remedi from Final Fantasy Tactics Advance would be an example.
  • May 7, 2011
    Fluffymormegil
    • In World Of Warcraft, the chest piece of the Tier 8 Paladin armour had bright patches which, on a female character, were positioned squarely over the breasts.
  • May 7, 2011
    Whitewings
    Teela in He-Man. Xena
  • May 7, 2011
    neoYTPism
    The title seems a bit misleading as it almost makes it seem like the boobs themselves are ringed (as in, as if it is limited to a circle drawn on with a marker or something) rather than that the circle shape in the clothing around the breast.

    Not sure what else to suggest, though.
  • May 7, 2011
    captainpat
    ^ Headlight? not sure.

    Anyway
  • May 8, 2011
    Ryuuma
    ^^ That's taking the title too literally! Ok, how about Ringed Bra?
  • May 8, 2011
    captainpat
    ^ much better, but I think we need the title to make it clear that it's not a bra per se.
  • May 8, 2011
    Ryuuma
    .... Jeez, I give up, I can't come up with a better title! XD Ok, let's just say that Ringed Bra for now fits. I think that something more specific and close to the trope like "Ringed Chest Outfit" sounds odd.
  • May 8, 2011
    captainpat
    ^ Odd is a hell of a lot better that one that doesn't get the point of across. Breasts trope are notorious for Trope Decay so it's best to be as clear as possible.

    How about "Ornate-Chested Outfit"
  • May 8, 2011
    ElaineRose
    • Queen Merla from Voltron. In case we forgot she was the evil fanservice lady.
  • May 9, 2011
    Ryuuma
    ^^ Sounds good... and what do you think of "Circle-Chested Outfit"?
  • May 9, 2011
    captainpat
    ^ It would work for the first two cases but not the third. It's best not be be specific in the design pattern
  • May 9, 2011
    Ryuuma
    ^ Point taken, ok, let's go for "Ornated-Chested Outfit'' then.
  • May 10, 2011
    jaytee
    Is this really a trope? What do the examples have to do with each other?
  • May 10, 2011
    Ryuuma
    ^... the fact that the characters in the examples sport said outfit that has the above-described characteristics? See it similar to other Fan Service/cloth related Tropes like, dunno... Black Bra And Panties or Sarashi and so on. Honestly I think it can be Troped, with some work.
  • May 10, 2011
    Duncan
    Would Laurie's "Ohio" T-shirt from Cougar Town count?
    "I've never been to Ohio, but I do love this shirt because the 'O's frame my boobs perfectly, and it says 'hi' in the middle!"
  • May 10, 2011
    Ryuuma
    Well depends, does she wear said T-shirt (with said "Boob Framer") or is just mentioned? However is, could be an example.
  • May 10, 2011
    Duncan
    She wears it and says the quote above while wearing it.
  • May 11, 2011
    Ryuuma
    Then Yes. You said it's a "O framer" hence is type 2 (see above). Thanks.
  • May 11, 2011
    peccantis
    Gaze Guiding Breast Wear for title or laconic?
  • May 11, 2011
    Ryuuma
    ... You're a Genius, peccantis!! Really, thanks! ^_^ Ok, that would do.
  • May 11, 2011
    captainpat
    ^^ seconded. as the title

    Anyway I wouldn't necessary call this trope fanservice, it probably belongs under Turn On Tropes.

  • May 11, 2011
    jaytee
    ^^^^^^^I agree that there's a trope in here somewhere, but I don't think it's apparent at this stage. My main problem is the third "type" of this trope. The breast-framing rings on an outfit might be tropeable, but that third option expands it to any piece of clothing with curved lines on the chest? Really?

    Merely sharing a trait is not enough to make a trope. The shared trait is just the tip-off that we're looking at a specific trope. Princess Leia's gold bikini has some swirly shit on the chest-piece, but that doesn't mean it's related in any way but sheer coincidence to Jinx from Pokemon.
  • May 11, 2011
    Ryuuma
    ^ Indeed. So, you think we should remove the third type entirely and keep only the first two? Agree. I'll re-shape it. Of course, you're free to add any possible modification yourself. I've also added a (temporary) picture to give a better idea.
  • May 11, 2011
    jaytee
    I think it's much stronger this way. Still Needs A Better Description (or at least a more in-depth one) but we're getting much closer to the ideal.

    Thanks for indulging my whining! I swear I'm only trying to make things better! :)
  • May 11, 2011
    Rolf
    As always, good idea to sort examples. :)
  • May 12, 2011
    Ryuuma
    ^^ Don't worry, I don't want to make a fuss about it :) ^ I think we should wait for some more examples before sorting. I think that, by now, it's still too thin. However, if you want to sort them, you're welcome.
  • May 12, 2011
    Chabal2
    • Lanfeust: At one point Cixi is wearing a spiral shaped bikini.
    • Would the large woman in Modern Times count? Her overcoat has very big buttons that look like nipples.
  • May 12, 2011
    Ryuuma
    Mh, dunno, the latter was more to set the gag with Chaplin than anything else.
  • May 13, 2011
    Chabal2
    But the fact that they were clearly there to draw attention to that particular area is similar to the other examples.

  • May 13, 2011
    Ryuuma
    Ok, it's not fanservicey as others, but anyway, it fits.
  • May 15, 2011
    neoYTPism
    The laconic makes it sound like her breasts "could" be missed otherwise... is it supposed to imply that?
  • May 15, 2011
    Ryuuma
    Hey, not All Mens Are Perverts, you know. Anyway, yes, it's a little implied. It's more plausible to notice a woman wearing an outfit like the one above-mentioned than one with concealing wear.

    @ peccantis: thanks for the work there. :) Though I still think that the description in the first paragraph is a little "redundant". Otherwise excellent job, thanks again.
  • May 15, 2011
    Ryuuma
    ^ P.S. I've fixed those links.
  • May 15, 2011
    peccantis
    ^^ feel free to re-edit anything I've added/changed, and thanks :>
  • May 15, 2011
    TexasDex
    Definitely an example, played for laughs, in one of the Naked Gun movies, I think it was the first one. The romantic interest of the film wears one that not only points the way to the important areas, it has flashing lights.
  • May 20, 2011
    LogicallyDashing
  • May 20, 2011
    Riddlewizard
    A lot of fancy pendants that women wear for fashion have the additional effect of bringing attention to that area of their bodies.
  • May 20, 2011
    ginsengaddict
  • May 21, 2011
    neoYTPism
    This has 5 hats now.

    The My Breasts Are Down Here title seems good though.
  • May 22, 2011
    Ryuuma
    Yes, the only thing that worry me a little is the eventul confusion that the title may cause, but fine. That will teach them to read the whole description first (XD kidding), ok, I'll change it and launch.

Three days must pass before this YKTTW is Launchworthy or Discardable

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