Created By: FastEddie on October 8, 2013 Last Edited By: FastEddie on August 1, 2014

Making Sexy Wholesome

The various ways to show that a female character is sexy, in a girl next door sort of way.

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Here we have a list of ways that an author can quickly put across the idea that a female character is sexy, in a girl-next-door sort of way. This is surprisingly hard to do without going for the "negative space" version. Saying what she is not, that is. Not vampy, not slutty, not bombshell-ish, and so on.

Best route: Show us, don't tell us. You'll notice that a lot of these techniques have to do with making a physical attribute or fashion choice significant.

Here are tropes used to pull this off:

(This will serve as an index. Examples should be tropes.)
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