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->''"Now a lot of you might be wondering, why didn't I put Disney/{{Be|autyAndTheBeast}}lle on there? Well, it's not that she wasn't beautiful, smart, and a well-developed character. It's just that, well... she didn't show her navel, and on this countdown [[ThePointsMeanNothing that earns you, like, 20 more points]]."''
-->-- '''WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic''', ''[[http://thatguywiththeglasses.com/videolinks/nostalgia-critic/34-nostalgia-critic/910-top-11-hottest-animated-women Top 11 Hottest Animated Women]]'' (referring to why just [[Franchise/DisneyPrincess Jasmine and Ariel]] were second.)

Midriff-baring outfits are popular in RealLife, and have been for centuries, although for a while, it was just in certain cultures and, within those cultures, certain occasions. It's more like 60 years that it's been widely considered acceptable. Even [[BellyDancer belly-dancing]] outfits weren't midriff-baring before the "cabaret style" began with the most famous [[http://www.berkshirefinearts.com/uploadedImages/articles/349_Hesperion-XXI-led-by313091.jpg "Little Egypt"]], a dancer who performed at the Chicago World's Fair in 1893.

But since then, they've been a hit, with outfits ranging from tube tops to two-piece swimsuits. (Also commonly called a crop top, cropped top, belly shirt, half shirt, midriff shirt, tummy top, short shirt, or cutoff shirt; also sometime seen with some halter tops, and dozens of non-American styles.) So this is a trope about costumes showing the curvy area around a woman's waist.

Note that simply showing the belly and a little skin around it, like a slightly open shirt, does not count. But a dress with a large section around the belly cut out does.

WesternAnimation in particular seems to love this, since it's an easy form of {{Fanservice}} that [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar the radar]] invariably misses. Within the past decade, the belly shirt seems to have become some kind of [[TertiarySexualCharacteristics visual shorthand]] for "teenage girl". If someone does this in HighSchool (actually ''in'' school), it's a case of NoDressCode.

This is mostly a female trope, but it can sometimes apply to male characters, if their lower torsos are [[MrFanservice really]], ''[[LGBTFanbase really]]'' amazing. Bare midriffs on men can also be a sign that the man is CampGay or a WholesomeCrossdresser. The male version for the ladies is most often the ShirtlessScene.

This seems to be the only other form of fanservice in UsefulNotes/{{Bollywood}} besides WetSariScene, because anything else would be too controversial.

Can come with a MinidressOfPower, ChainmailBikini, LingerieScene, SexySantaDress, or WalkingSwimsuitScene as long as it is a two-piece.

A SuperTrope to a FurBikini, SeashellBra.

Compare AbsoluteCleavage, {{Underboobs}}, ShowgirlSkirt, ZettaiRyouiki (has a similar effect, but lower on the body).
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* The woman working out in this commercial for [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tbzmUAPXIkE Worx Energy]].
* In this commercial for Washington Sports Clubs: [[http://www.clipland.com/Live/video/5252 A young woman is being peeped in on by her neighbor]]. Noticing the man's attention, she opens her shirt, revealing her sexy lingerie-clad body, and gyrates enticingly.
* Quite a few advert leaflets and such in Newcastle-upon-Tyne in England have a sexy woman in them. In many of those cases, their midriffs are bared.
* Most of the Bowflex commercials.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DJL4yQn_7qQ This]] iconic Tab commercial from 1982.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ih10TA7YzFo This]] Sea and Sky commercial.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZebNc5ncr1w 1970s Australian RC Cola commercial]].
* "A Thousand Quivers" [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=57kX_8gTdM0 Coty Wild Musk]]
* Alexandra Morgan runs strapless in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ur0qPdMhrag this]] commercial for Tom Tom Runner Cardio.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WPbfS19IBGE Promo]] for ''Series/TheYoungAndTheRestless''.
* An ad for Intuos digital drawing tablets has a cartoon redhead with this.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cf4vG1cvIuw Mandalay Bay]] commercial.
* The woman who's [[EroticEating suggestively eating]] a sub in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rCLnBydigpA this]] Jerry's Subs & Pizza commercial.
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* In ''Anime/ALittleSnowFairySugar'', the woman who plays [[spoiler:the bear pianist's human form]] in the play "The Bear Pianist" wears a midriff-baring tank top normally.
* Urd, Peorth, and Hild's loli form in ''Manga/AhMyGoddess'' have all worn midriff-baring outfits.
* As often as not, Tina Foster in ''Manga/AiYoriAoshi''. [[HaremNanny Miyabi]] wore a midriff-baring halter top (often under an even shorter "jacket" and with a miniskirt) early in the manga, including [[http://www.mangafox.com/manga/ai_yori_aoshi/v01/c005/10.html her first appearance]].
* Sylvie in ''Anime/AshitaNoNadja''.
* Runo Misaki and Julie Makimoto in the first series of ''Anime/{{Bakugan}}''.
** Julie still continues to do it.
* Revy from ''Manga/BlackLagoon''.
* A male example would have to be [[Manga/{{Bleach}} Ichigo Kurosaki]], whose street clothes always seem to expose his belly if he does so much as lift his arms.
** Female examples include the Arrancar Halibel, Neliel, Mila-Rose, Lilynette, and Loly, and the Visored Lisa, in whose case it's a SailorFuku many times too small.
** Inoue's new outfit when she and Chad meet up with Ichigo in Soul Society in the Thousand Year Blood War arc has this as well as CleavageWindow, though it's really just very wide straps. (You can see her skin on her side in color pages, and Urahara even says, "If you close it in the front it'll spill out the sides!")
* Pico in the first {{O|riginalVideoAnimation}}VA of the ''BokuNoPico'' series.
* [[http://www.cyberpunkreview.com/images/bubblegum-crisis09.jpg This outfit]] worn by Sylia Stingray in the ''Anime/BubblegumCrisis'' [=OVAs=], sometimes with a suit jacket over it. The first episode was released in 1987, but with the passage of time her fashion starts looking less and less ridiculous.
* Tokiko's swimsuit in ''Manga/BusouRenkin''. Much to her displeasure.
** [[FanService She's the only one]].
* Both Yunyun and Alphard from ''Anime/{{Canaan}}'' dress this way, although in Yunyun's case it stresses her tomboyish nature, whereas with Alphard it is used more to emphasize her extreme {{badass}}ery.
* In ''Manga/CardcaptorSakura'', Sakura Kinomoto has a midriff-baring outfit in episode 7[[hottip:*:The Bat Burglar Costume]] and episode 43[[hottip:*:The Pink Flower Costume]].
* In ''Anime/CodeGeass'', Kallen Kozuki ~Terrorist Version~ wears this early on in the first series. Complete with giant belts, straps, obvious breasts, and ZettaiRyouki!
* Faye Valentine and Ed from ''Anime/CowboyBebop''.
* Mimi Tachikawa in ''Anime/DigimonAdventure02''. This might have something to do with being in the US for a few years.
** Persiamon, Rosemon, Angewomon, Ophanimon, Mervamon, Minervamon and Kazemon also bare their midriffs. Also Emperor Greymon, for a male example.
* Zoey from Dinosaur King.
* ''Anime/DivergenceEve'' and it's second season has Kotoko, both the piloting outfits she wears are very {{Stripperiffic}} starting just below the chest area.
* ''Franchise/DotHack'' has [[GoingFurASwim Ouka]], [[ChainmailBikini Mimiru, BlackRose, Rena]], [[QuicklyDemotedWoman Subaru]], [[TheHighQueen Helba]], [[IronLady Pi]], [[AxCrazy Bordeaux]], [[GenkiGirl Tabby]], and as a rare male example, [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold Haseo]].
* Bra and Pan in ''Anime/DragonballGT''.
** And Bulma during the Invisible Spaceship filler scene in ''Anime/DragonballZ''.
* Mink from ''Manga/DragonHalf''.
* Nadie's outfit in ''Anime/ElCazadorDeLaBruja''.
* In ''Anime/EurekaSeven'', Gidget, Hilda and Talho all have outfits that bare their midriffs to various degrees. Talho, however, switches to a full-body costume later on.
* Lisa Sakakino from ''éX-Driver''.
* Erza Scarlet from ''Manga/FairyTail'' has the ability to change into different armors, many of them showing off her stomach (which some might describe as 'taut').
** Most of Lucy's outfits count, as well as ClothingDamage.
** Cana wears a bikini top.
** Mirajane before the death of her sister used to wear this. However, she continued to wear her modest outfit after her sister turned out to still be alive after all.
*** Her Take Over magic, [[SuperpoweredEvilSide Satan Soul]], has this as well.
** Juvia after being [[BrainwashedAndCrazy possessed]] by Vidaldus Taka.
*** [[spoiler: Pretty much all of the female [[BizarroWorld Edolas]] counterparts minus Wendy, Cana, and Mirajane.]]
*** [[spoiler:Wendy and Mirajane, on other hand, do expose their midriffs in the anime whereas Lucy doesn't.]]
*** And if it's not exposed already [[ClothingDamage it will be]].
** Sting is really fond of tops that only cover his pecs. His first outfit like this was also tight, and a color similar to his skin.
* ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist''
** Envy wouldn't seem nearly as androgynous without their bared midriff.
** Winry in her mechanic overalls, defying just about every safety rule.
* In ''Manga/GakuenAlice'', the main character (10 years old) has a midriff-baring cheerleader's costume in the OP, and bared it again in an ''Series/IDreamOfJeannie''-style costume for the SchoolFestival.
* In ''Anime/GalaxyAngel'', Ranpha initially wears a Chinese dress with a large section cut out to reveal her midriff. In sequels Galaxy Angel Z, A, etc., however, this section is covered up.
** The outfits of both Lily C. Sherbet and Anise Azeat of the Rune Angel Troupe.
* Bertuccio from ''Anime/{{Gankutsuou}}'', which kinda takes the edge off his ScaryBlackMan persona.
* Male example: Shuichi from ''Manga/{{Gravitation}}''.
* Mayor Gathermoon in Gundam SD.
* LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya does this a lot, specifically whenever there's [[BeachEpisode warm weather involved]].
* Shirin from ''VideoGame/HarukanaruTokiNoNakaDe'' wears a midriff-baring kind of outfit.
* Boma from ''HeatGuyJ'' shows off a nice six-pack.
* ''Manga/{{Hellsing}}'''s Doktor, who, apart from being a male example, is also a Nazi. What is most disturbing to fans is that he pulls it off remarkably well.
** Seras also did this in the fourth episode of the TV series.
* The girls of ''Manga/HidamariSketch'' rarely wear outfits that do this outside the context of swimwear, but one time, when they were taking pictures of each other with Sae's new used Polaroid camera, Hiro lent Yuno an outfit that showed her tummy. Sae was surprised she even had something like that (with a skull and crossbones on it), but Miyako guesses that Hiro wanted to be bold, so she bought it, then decided she couldn't wear it.
** Yoshinoya-sensei wore a midriff-baring outfit on stage during the opening ceremony in Volume 4, and later to her class, helping her il[[{{Pun}} lust]]rate the three elective enrichment classes available to second-year students. She invited the ones who had already decided to touch the part of her that indicated the class they wanted: her tummy for 2-D, her breasts for 3-D (!), and her head for information.
* While the girls of ''Manga/IchigoMashimaro'' don't seem to wear these in the main story outside of swimsuits, Nobue and Miu do on some episode pages and interstitial pages.
* ''LightNovel/InfiniteStratos'': Ichika and Charles' IS suit is like this.
* Tayune in ''LightNovel/{{Inukami}}''.
* [[HitmanWithAHeart Kurausoras']] outfit during her final duel with [[LittleMissBadass Argent]] in ''Manga/IonoTheFanatics''.
* A male example in Joseph Joestar, the protagonist of the second part of Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure. A particularly notable case in that he actually predates the BishonenJumpSyndrome phenomenon by quite a few years, though it doesn't come off as any less [[FemaleGaze fanservicey]]. Rohan Kishibe and Guido Mista, who do take advantage of BishonenJumpSyndrome, also count as well.
* Weda from ''[[Anime/JungleWaItsumoHaleNochiGuu Haré+Guu]]'' wears a similar outfit to Lum's.
** Villagers Rebecca and Addy wear midriff-baring outfits as well.
** Played with by Guu herself. She always wears the same long pink skirt and yellow tube top, but it only shows off her midriff in her adult-form.
* [[http://img1.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20121127025242/kaleidostar/images/c/c3/35773362_WZCIPKVFE.jpg Rosetta Passel]] in ''Anime/KaleidoStar''.
* In ''LightNovel/KanojoGaFlagOOraretara'', Megumu's swimsuit in episode 6 has a top and bottom portion. Though he doesn't really need it as a guy, it's played up as if he were a girl, and Nanami hilariously does an EyePoke on Souta when Megumu first takes his shirt off.
* Eva from ''Manga/{{Karneval}}'' bares it. [[http://www.mangafox.com/manga/karneval/v02/c011/9.html And damn she bares it well.]]
** [[{{Bishonen}} Gareki]] occasionally bares his too.
* Éclair from ''Anime/KiddyGrade'' shows off her midriff through a cross-shaped opening in her costume--which also makes it an example of ImpossiblyCoolClothes.
* In ''Anime/KidouTenshiAngelicLayer'', Tamayo Kizaki bares her midriff with her casual clothes and a blue swimsuit.
** Misaki Suzuhara did not bare her midriff in the anime, but she bared with her another swimsuit in the official anime picture that shows a group picture of her, Tamayo, Hatoko, Sai, and Kaede in their swimsuits.
** The round girls of this anime wore a midriff-baring outfits.
** A cameo of Misaki who appeared in the Episode 10 of an anime ''Manga/{{Kobato}}'' wore a midriff-baring blue promotional outfit during the end of an exam along with Tamayo. This is the first appearance of Misaki Suzuhara who bares her midriff in the other CLAMP anime.
* ''Anime/{{Kill La Kill}}'': The main character, Ryuko, does this a lot.
* Lampshaded in ''VisualNovel/KoihimeMusou'', by Aisha, Rinrin and even Shuri, commenting that almost all the generals from the Wu kingdom are showing their bellies.
* In ''Manga/KOn'', the former Light Music Club band Death Devil used to have outfits with this. Also, one of the bands at the Live House show had this in their outfits.
** The main girls rarely expose their midriffs outside of wearing bikinis -- and Azusa hasn't done that, preferring one-pieces, in 4 volumes of manga and 2 seasons of anime -- but Ritsu wears a hula outfit in her ImagineSpot about going to Hawaii, and wears a midriff-baring shirt when going to apply for passports.
* Raichou's MagicalGirl costume in ''LightNovel/KyouranKazokuNikki'' has a big gap, through which she shows off her stomach. In one episode she dresses up Kyouka in a costume that reveals even more in that department.
* Amalla Su from ''Manga/LoveHina'': Her default outfit is rather revealing tribal garb. Kaolla Su (and later the rest of the girls) wears a similar outfit for her wedding dress.
* Konata from ''Anime/LuckyStar'' did this once. Her dad didn't like it because [[TheIngenue young, impressionable]] Yutaka might imitate her.
** In the live concert, Aya Hirano got a two piece cheerleader outfit for "Kaishite Knee Socks" and "Motteke Sailor Fuku".
* Subaru's Barrier Jacket and all of Arf's outfits in ''Franchise/LyricalNanoha''. Also, [[spoiler: Tohma's SuperpoweredEvilSide]] in ''Manga/MagicalRecordLyricalNanohaForce''.
* In ''LightNovel/MadanNoOuToVanadis'', every Vanadis, as well as Limlisha, has this in their standard clothing.
* Somewhat {{lampshade|Hanging}}d in ''Manga/MagicKnightRayearth'': The ship from Chizeta is full of young women wearing such an outfit. When Umi is captured, since her clothes disappear, she's given the same kind of outfit, which makes her complain about her bare tummy.
* Many characters from ''Manga/MagiLabyrinthOfMagic'', both male and female, dress like this, since it's mostly set in hot desert or tropical countries.
** One notable male example being Judar, who wears a [[MrFanservice very revealing]] crop-top to show off his abs.
* ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'' has one of these somewhere, amidst all the other various forms of {{Fanservice}}.
-->'''[[ActionGirl Setsuna]]:''' "[[WeaselMascot Chamo]]! What's the meaning of [[PlayboyBunny this]]!?"\\
'''[[DirtyOldMan Chamo]]:''' "It's a costume. It looks good too."\\
'''Setsuna:''' "My stomach is showing!"
** Of course, that has nothing on the... "[[http://www.mangafox.com/manga/mahou_sensei_negima/v23/c207/12.html outfit]]"... [[SchoolNewspaperNewsHound Asakura]] wears in the Magic World.
** And then there's [[http://www.mangafox.com/manga/mahou_sensei_negima/v26/c239/2.html Theodora...]]
** Yue's outfit bares her midriff after the fight in the Governor's Ball. [[spoiler:Reminding you that her ally was [[NeverSayDie written out]] of existence by a shot that passed ''through'' Yue, destroying that part of her shirt along with Emily.]]
* All of the Mermaids out of Civilian and Idol form in {{Mermaid Melody Pichi Pichi Pitch}} who always wear [[SeashellBra Seashell Bras]] in their Mermaid form.
* Michiko from ''Anime/MichikoToHatchin'' does this a lot, drawing attention to the big tattoo on her stomach.
* ''Manga/{{Mitsudomoe}}'' clearly has a crowning moment of awesome where this trope is demonstrated [[http://img4.sankakustatic.com/wp-content/gallery/safe-ix/mitsudo-moe-loli-sentai-mecha-anime-image-gallery-010.jpg on]] [[http://img1.sankakustatic.com/wp-content/gallery/safe-ix/mitsudo-moe-loli-sentai-mecha-anime-image-gallery-026.jpg several]] [[http://img2.sankakustatic.com/wp-content/gallery/safe-ix/mitsudo-moe-loli-sentai-mecha-anime-image-gallery-047.jpg extremely]] [[http://img1.sankakustatic.com/wp-content/gallery/safe-ix/mitsudo-moe-loli-sentai-mecha-anime-image-gallery-048.jpg memorable]] [[http://img4.sankakustatic.com/wp-content/gallery/safe-ix/mitsudo-moe-loli-sentai-mecha-anime-image-gallery-050.jpg occasions]].
* ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam00'''s Nena Trinity... in addition to ridiculously short shorts.
** But then, one might argue that Nena walks around in her underwear, when not busy killing innocents.
** Johann also does this... though Nena shows more for the purpose of Fanservice.
* ''Anime/NadiaTheSecretOfBlueWater'': Nadia's acrobat outfit.
* Male example: Sai in ''Manga/{{Naruto}}''.
** Ino also shows her midriff in ''Shippuden''. Prior to ''Shippuden'' she subverted the trope, wearing a separate top and shirt that left her midriff exposed... but covered with bandages.
** Fu, the female Seven Tails host.
** [[HotScientist Karin]] is a partial example: her lab coat hangs all the way down on the sides, but is cut to reveal her belly in the front and back.
** Sakura bares hers in the entirety of the third movie, ''Guardians of the Crescent Moon Kingdom''.
** [[ShrinkingViolet Hinata]] bares hers in the sixth ''Shippuuden'' Movie.
* Momoko Asuka in ''Anime/OjamajoDoremi''. Though it's a bit risqué for a fifth grader.
** During one episode of ''Dokkaan'', Hana-chan dons a costume that also has this.
* ''Manga/OnePiece'': Almost all of the female characters in get in on this trope.
** Nami, and to a certain degree Robin, are prime examples.
** Even Dr. Kureha (complete with bellybutton piercing), despite living on a polar island and being ''139''.
* ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' pretty much takes this trope and runs with it:
** Misty wears a midriff-baring top in the anime, but shows a lot more skin in one of the manga series, donning a higher-cut shirt and lower-cut shorts.
** In ''Manga/PokemonSpecial'', Misty wears a tube top and shorts as her default outfit as well.
*** When Black and White get attacked by [[spoiler:Virizon]], her [[ClothingDamage shirt suffers the most damage]], resulting in this trope.
*** White's shirt drops resulting in this trope as she is seen falling on [[http://img1.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20140708045024/pokemon/images/a/a2/Pokemon_Special_White_Midriff_Full_Cover.jpg Volume 4's cover]]
** Jessie's outfit from the anime.
** Flannery as well.
** May in three episodes of ''Manga/PokemonDiamondAndPearlAdventure''.
** Annie and Oakley in ''Anime/PokemonHeroes''.
** Rebecca from ''Anime/PokemonDestinyDeoxys''.
** Lizabeth from ''Anime/PokemonRangerAndTheTempleOfTheSea''.
** Male example: [[CampGay Harley]].
** Elesa and Skyla from Black and White do this.
** Another male example: Soren and Rocko from Best Wishes.
* [[Anime/PrettyCure Cures]] [[Anime/FutariWaPrettyCure Black]], [[Anime/YesPrettyCure5 Dream]] (and [[EvilTwin Dark Dream]]), Milky Rose, [[Anime/FreshPrettyCure Berry]], [[Anime/HeartcatchPrettyCure Sunshine]], and [[Anime/SuitePrettyCure Melody]].
** However, Cure Black's outfit in ''Max Heart'' covered her midriff, causing no small amount of [[FlameWar consternation]] in some [[PeripheryDemographic parts of the fanbase.]]
** Cure Dream also covers up in ''Go!Go!'', but that seems to be a consequence of [[FrillyUpgrade the dresses' new layer]].
* Ahiru in ''Anime/PrincessTutu'' wears a midriff-exposing sweater when she's not in her school uniform -- although on her it has more of a silly effect than a sexy one. The DarkMagicalGirl, Kraehe, also has a dress that covers her chest ([[AbsoluteCleavage barely]]), but not much else, including exposing her navel.
* [[GenderBender Female]] Ranma ties the bottom of her tank top into a midriff-baring knot for absolutely no reason in the second ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf'' movie, ''Nihao My Concubine''. Oversized or not (it's sized for her male side) it certainly didn't stop the {{Gainaxing}}. She did the same thing twice in the manga, tying her tank top and trousers (or boxer shorts) into the shape of a bikini purely for {{Fanservice}}'s sake.
* Elie from ''Manga/RaveMaster''.
* In ''Manga/SailorMoon'', Ves Ves, Cere Cere, and Jun Jun (known better in the [[Anime/SailorMoon anime]] as Besu Besu, Cele Cele, and Jun Jun) of the Amazoness Quartet wear outfits that predominantly bare their midriffs. Only Palla Palla (Para Para) has hers obscured.
** The Sailor Starlights and a good chunk of the female [[MonsterOfTheWeek Monsters of the Week]] do this too.
** Early concept art which had the [[http://mangastyle.net/materials/mat-03.jpg original]] [[http://mangastyle.net/materials/mat-02.jpg five]] with more individual costumes, had this for all of them save Mercury. Moon and Venus with shirts that stopped just short of the belts, Mars with a similar one, though the material was long in the front to pass the waist, and Jupiter going all out with basically a halter-top and the V-waistline.
** In the manga, Minako Aino wore crop tops a couple of times.
* Kirara in ''Anime/SamuraiSeven''. As well as a most of the women from their village.
* ''Anime/SerialExperimentsLain'' makes it very clear this is not "[[PresentDay Present Day Present Time]]!" when you see Lain's friends in midriff-baring outfits, smoking and drinking at the club.
* A male example would be ''Manga/ShugoChara'''s Ikuto's first Character Transformation.
** Also, Amu's Amulet Heart [[spoiler:and Amulet Devil]].
* In the ''Anime/{{Sonic the Hedgehog|TheMovie}}'' OVA, the president's daughter Sara wears a high-cut jacket and yellow tube top in the first half, before switching to a midriff-covering wedding dress in the second.
* Sisters Patty and Liz in ''Manga/SoulEater''.
** One of the Mizune sister's combination forms wears the same conical covering as the smaller components, despite the woman being much larger, which combines this trope with {{Underboobs}}.
** Blair the HotWitch, sometimes.
* Many characters in StarDriver. Including the men.
* Most female characters on the Gargantia fleet except for the assistant to Fleet Commander in ''Anime/SuiseiNoGargantia''.
* Another male example, Arthur from ''VisualNovel/TearsToTiara''. This is somewhat bizarrely mixed with PrettyInMink.
** Morgan as well, though she's really not wearing much more than a [[{{Stripperiffic}} handkerchief]], really...
* Yoko from ''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann'' wears a bikini top and shorts.
** She actually wears so little that during the BeachEpisode, her swimsuit covered ''more'' skin than her usual outfit. MsFanservice indeed.
** Also, Leyte. Her FanNickname is even "Professor Midriff".
* ''[[Anime/TheIdolmaster THE iDOLM@STER]]'': A few of the girls' stage outfits, specially Miki's, Hibiki's and Mami's.
* Kureha and Sakura from ''Manga/{{Tokko}}''.
* Zakuro and Kisshu from ''Manga/TokyoMewMew'' fit this trope a little too much.
* Another male example: although [[Manga/TsubasaReservoirChronicle Fai]]'s default outfit doesn't include this, he shows his belly multiple times in his Hanshin, Piffle, and Infinity World outfits. Sakura's default outfit, as the princess of a desert country, applies too.
* In ''Anime/UmiMonogatari'' this is standard attire for mermaids, though a few humans do so as well.
* Obviously, Lum from ''Manga/UruseiYatsura'', whose IconicOutfit is a tiger-print ''bikini''.
* ''Waiting For The Day After Tomorrow'' has their own MsFanservice in the form of Kotomi who wears midriff tops all. the. time.
* Tsume from ''Anime/WolfsRain''. Fangirls are eternally thankful.
* Doronjo's lackeys Boyacky and Tonzura wear this type of outfit in all iterations of ''{{Anime/Yatterman}}'', though more for laughs than for {{Fanservice}}. Their counterparts in other ''Anime/TimeBokan'' series wear similar getup.
** ''Anime/YoruNoYatterman'' ditches the midriff-baring outfits for the two, though Tonzura's [[http://image.itmedia.co.jp/news/articles/1410/27/l_sk_tatsunoko_02.jpg normal clothes]] carry on the tradition.
* Malik from ''Anime/YuGiOh''. Some found his lilac belly top [[WebVideo/YuGiOhTheAbridgedSeries "simply fabulous"]].
** Also, Amelda/Alister.
** Tea and Mai wear outfits that do this too.
** In ''Anime/YuGiOh5Ds'' when Carly Carmine becomes a Dark Signer, her outfit consists of a black midriff top with a skirt and a cape to boot.
** That JerkAss triple crossing bitch Barbara that Yusei meets in Crash Town. However, bitch or not she's still kinda cute.
*** Kalin Kessler as a Dark Signer to a lesser extent.
* ''Manga/YumekuiMerry'': Merry. Notable in that they're not trying to "sneak" anything past the radar--in fact, the animators appear to be actively trying to put in as many shots of Merry's bellybutton as they can.
* Juri from ''Manga/YuYuHakusho'' wears a one-piece outfit with a large section around her belly cut out.
* Another male example would be Van Flyheight's outfit after joining the Guardian Force in ''Anime/ZoidsChaoticCentury''.
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* After Jenny Quantam from ''Comicbook/TheAuthority'' aged herself to look like a young woman in her twenties, this became her dress code almost exclusively. At one point she got "tired of menstruating" and de-aged herself to look about 11. The bare midriffs stayed, however.
* ''Comicbook/{{Powers}}'' has Deena Pilgrim, who as a detective is allowed to come up with her own dress code. As she remarks to her pissed-off partner Christian Walker early on, while trying to get him to forgive her for going through his things (she thought he had powers): "And I wear these little belly shirts. That's gotta do something for you, right?" It's far less {{Stripperiffic}} than normal for a comic book, but she wears midriff-baring shirts almost exclusively. Some of the regular heroines of the ''Powers'' world go for the more traditional comic book heroine outfits, though.
* ComicBook/{{Huntress}} in ''Comicbook/BirdsOfPrey'' bared her midriff despite a full body costume and cape. Hey, if you did 700 sit-ups a day to maintain those gorgeous abs, wouldn't you? An irritant for many fans who remember the time Huntress got ''shot four times in the stomach.'' The belly window varies DependingOnTheWriter and artist, and Creator/GailSimone said that her costume was going to be changed to not include it a few issues into the 2010 relaunch. Unfortunately, the title was cancelled mid-story. As of Huntress-Year One, her midriff is properly armored.
* The Comicbook/ScarletWitch wears one during the Kurt Busiek/George Perez era of ''Comicbook/TheAvengers''. They attempted to {{justif|iedTrope}}y it with her saying she was going back to her gypsy roots, yet the outfit would have easily made her ancestors blush.
* Stargirl from [[ComicBook/JusticeSocietyOfAmerica the JSA]] has worn a belly shirt since her first appearance in her short-lived solo book.
* After nearly 70 years of wearing a one piece bathing suit, PhantomLady started doing this.
* Several female ''ComicBook/TeenTitans'' seem to be going this route.
* ComicBook/{{Supergirl}} in certain interpretations of her in Franchise/TheDCU.
* Franchise/MarvelUniverse examples from the Main U. (616).
** Comicbook/{{X 23}}, the CanonImmigrant [[DistaffCounterpart female]] [[OppositeSexClone clone]] of Comicbook/{{Wolverine}} exemplifies this trope. Just about every thing she's worn, give or take a few outfits, shows her belly. It came to the point where when the third incarnation of Comicbook/XForce was formed, she was the only girl in the team whose uniform had this. Good thing she didn't inherit Wolverine's propensity for [[CarpetOfVirility chest hair]].
*** Notably, the few times where she had a uniform that isn't an example of this trope (other than her origin story where she was only about 13 or 14) was when it wasn't her creators Craig Kyle and Christopher Yost writing her (Chris Claremont first and later Christos Gage and Dennis Hopeless) so this might be due to AuthorAppeal.
** Surge is also known for this. Makes for awkwardness when her roommate, a Muslim girl, makes a veiled insult in retaliation when Surge calls her out on her clothing.
** The new(er) Scorpion, Carmilla Black has had some form of belly baring in all variations (though the variance isn't much) costumes she's worn.
** Callisto of the Morlocks, maybe one of the pioneers of this look...
** Elsa Bloodstone, especially her original costume (since it was based off her fathers, but since his bared his chest, and being a Marvel Comic they couldn't really bare hers anymore than they already were, the midriff was left more open seemingly to compensate.).
** Dagger, as in: [[Comicbook/CloakAndDagger Cloak &]], always had that dagger shape in the front of her costume that puts her navel prominently on display.
** Jean Grey in ''Comicbook/UltimateXMen''. Rachel has a nearly identical outfit now.
** The Regan Wyngarde version of Lady Mastermind. Though hers is more in the "Dagger" style.
** Julie Power (Lightspeed, formerly of Comicbook/PowerPack), who somehow was allowed to age [[NotAllowedToGrowUp while the rest of Marvel is stuck in eternal agelessness]], wears no material between her ribcage and her belt.
*** Notably, when the rest of the Pack team up with the children of the [[ComicBook/FantasticFour Future Foundation]], Julie is back to wearing her old, full-body costume. This is either an art error or an intentional change to appear "classier" in front of the children.
** The Kate Bishop version of ComicBook/{{Hawkeye}} in the Heinberg/Cheung era of ''ComicBook/YoungAvengers''. In the 2012 ''Hawkeye'' series and the Gillen/[=McKelvie=] era of ''Young Avengers'' she wears a more body-covering costume.
** A rare male example is Comicbook/IncredibleHulk's MarvelNOW costume, which is a suit of armor that shows off his abs when transformed.
** Comicbook/MsMarvel's first costume.
* One of the [[DorkAge many unpopular things]] about the Kelley Armstrong issues of the ''Series/{{Angel}}'' comics was Kate Lochley's new midriff-baring costume, which was both out-of-character for someone who had previously dressed fairly professionally, and [[ChainmailBikini stupid]] for a non-powered human character in a canon full of hand-to-hand combat using edged weapons and claws.
* In the French-Canadian comic book ''LesNombrils'', as could be guessed from its title, bared midriffs are a definite feature of the [[http://www.dupuis.com/Couvertures/G/9782800137728-G.JPG title girl trio.]]
* ''Comicbook/{{Empowered}}'': Sistah Spooky and Ninjette have baring-midriff {{Stripperiffic}} costumes. Same thing for Emp's [[ClothesMakeTheSuperman hypermembrane]] as soon as it start getting shredded... that is, most of the time.
* ''Van von Hunter'''s perpetually amnesiac sidekick, whose outfit consists of a vest that covers her up top to the diaphragm, low-cut trousers with panty-flash splits, boots, and of course The Gloves of Lifting.
* [[Comicbook/{{Hawkman}} Hawkgirl and/or Hawkwoman]], PostCrisis at least. Appropriate, given Hawkman's status as a [[WalkingShirtlessScene Flying Shirtless Scene]].
* In the Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse, throughout ''ComicBook/TalesOfTheJedi'' several ''male'' alien Jedi wore midriff-baring shirts, most notably Memit Nadill and Odan-Urr.
* [[http://www.indyplanet.com/store/product_info.php?products_id=3429 Gemini Storm]]'s Elizabeth Rose.
* Dinah from ''Comicbook/{{Blacksad}}'' has this and [[spoiler: It's significant to the plot.]]
* Ashleigh from ''ComicBook/{{Scion}}''. [[http://comicbookdb.com/graphics/comic_graphics/1/150/9251_20061213175758_large.jpg All]] [[http://comicbookdb.com/graphics/comic_graphics/1/282/138824_20080816121716_large.jpg of]] [[http://comicbookdb.com/graphics/comic_graphics/1/12/9272_20051116232336_large.jpg the]] [[http://comicbookdb.com/graphics/comic_graphics/1/151/32335_20061216012041_large.jpg time]].
* In ''Comicbook/FreddyVsJasonVsAsh: The Nightmare Warriors'', Ash's girlfriend Caroline is shown wearing just a bikini, showing off her midriff. Furthermore, a girl getting mugged by a group of men at a railway station is shown wearing a midriff exposing shirt and three of the nightmare warriors (Tina, Rennie and Stephanie) are all shown wearing shirts that show off their belly and bellybuttons. Later, Maggie Burroughs/Kathryn Krueger is transformed into a new outfit by Freddy which shows off her midriff.
* In the SLG {{WesternAnimation/Gargoyles}} comic, Angela's look changed to fit this trope, whereas previously (as in the animated series) she had a single-piece tunic.
* [[http://img3.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20120122181343/marvel_dc/images/8/88/Aquagirl_Lorena_Marquez_0003.jpg Lorena Marquez]], the second Comicbook/{{Aqua|man}}girl.
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[[folder:Fan Fiction]]
* [[spoiler: Acia Rose]] in ''FanFic/ClashOfTheElements'' does this, as stated by the narrator.
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[[folder:Films -- Animation]]
* ''Disney/TheLittleMermaid'': Ariel, although that's technically "bra only" -- she doesn't seem to wear anything on her fish half.
* Melody in ''Disney/TheLittleMermaidIIReturnToTheSea'' to a lesser extent. Her full clothes ''do'' cover her midriff, but after she becomes a mermaid her shirt turns out to be to short to conceal it without her pants.
* ''Disney/{{Aladdin}}'': Jasmine's outfit, as seen in the picture.
* Nakoma in ''Disney/{{Pocahontas}}''.
* Chel in ''WesternAnimation/TheRoadToElDorado''.
* Teegra from ''WesternAnimation/FireandIce''
* Averted in ''Disney/{{Mulan}}'', right up until it's played straight later on. And crossed with BandageBabe.
* Rare male example: Dr. Facilier in ''Disney/ThePrincessAndTheFrog''.
* Another rare male example: Gideon the cat in ''Disney/{{Pinocchio}}''.
* And another rare male example: Mr. Smee in ''Disney/PeterPan''. In fact, the pirates always hoist him up by his shirt, exposing his belly. In the scene when he first comes out, a pirate grabs him and starts belly-jabbing Smee with his sword, causing Smee to suck his belly in to avoid the sharp and painful sting. However, he's an elderly, plump man, so it's not played for {{Fanservice}}.
* Lola Bunny from ''Film/SpaceJam''.
* Moses' future wife in ''WesternAnimation/ThePrinceOfEgypt'' and technically she was also made a ''GoGoEnslavement'' too.
* Linda from ''WesternAnimation/{{Rio}}'' in her Carnival costume.
* Crysta from ''WesternAnimation/{{FernGully|TheLastRainforest}}''.
* Kida from ''Disney/AtlantisTheLostEmpire'', except at the end of the film.
* Daphne in ''WesternAnimation/AlohaScoobyDoo''. It is believed she is wearing a bikini underneath her midriff shirt and skirt.
* Nani from ''Disney/LiloAndStitch''.
* Jane Porter at the end of ''Disney/{{Tarzan}}''.
* Shanti from ''[[Disney/TheJungleBook The Jungle Book 2]]'', who is depicted here with a ponytail, a yellow choli, and a purple skirt (in the first film, she wore pigtails and a strapless purple dress with a pink sash at the waist).
* The mermaid Princess Mindy in ''WesternAnimation/TheSpongebobSquarepantsMovie''.
* Dolly Gnome from ''WesternAnimation/GnomeoAndJuliet''
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[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]
* In ''[[Film/BillAndTed Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure]]'', Bill S. Preston wears [[http://www.billandted.org/costumebillea.html a sweatshirt cut to expose his midriff]].
* In ''Film/MeanGirls'', this is most of Gretchen's outfits.
* ''Franchise/StarWars''
** Leia's [[GoGoEnslavement metal bikini]].
** Amidala due to convenient ClothingDamage -- when it isn't simply a part of her outfits.
** Aayla Secura was pretty famous for this because Jedi are usually known for wearing concealing robes. Her choice of clothing is a balance between Jedi convention and traditional garb for female Twi'leks, which is even more revealing (although Aayla is more modest in personality than most Twi'leks anyway).
* In ''Film/IHeartHuckabees'', Creator/NaomiWatts spends the majority of her screen time wearing clothes that reveal her midriff, [[FanService among other things]]. [[http://pics.livejournal.com/chocolate_cameo/pic/0000heqg For example...]]
* Near the end of ''Film/{{Goodfellas}}'', we briefly see Creator/LorraineBracco's belly as she [[VictoriasSecretCompartment hides a gun in her panties]].
* Creator/MillaJovovich
** In ''Film/{{Ultraviolet}}'' her midriff is the star of almost every other scene.
** ''Film/TheFifthElement''.
** It took until ''Film/ResidentEvilApocalypse'' for this trope to kick in (for the covers, at least).
* In ''The Lady Eve'' Barbara Stanwyck wears a dress like this as she seduces the leading man.
* Pharaoh Ahkmenrah from ''Film/NightAtTheMuseum'' wears a rather minor version by not showing his navel.
* ''Film/ThelmaAndLouise'': Visual symbolism of Thelma's descent into crime involves her starting to wear a midriff-baring shirt.
* ''Film/MightyMorphinPowerRangersTheMovie''
** Kimberly Hart got stuck wearing a midriff baring skating outfit when Zordon called her and the rest of the Rangers on a mission and she never had time to change out of it.
** Also Dulcea wears a bikini like piece of clothing too. Pretty good looking for a gal that's as old as Zordon.
* In ''Film/SpyKids 2'', Carmen wears a midriff-baring top prior to and during the dinner scenes, and also during the credits.
* In the flashback sequence halfway through ''Film/CrouchingTigerHiddenDragon'', Jen and Lo's SlapSlapKiss phase of their relationship culminates in a passionate love scene that treats the viewers with a lingering glimpse at Jen's bare midriff.
* In ''Film/YesterdayWasALie'', Chase Masterson's character exposes her midriff through the middle-to-late portion of the film.
* In ''Mighty Aphrodite'', Mira Sorvino, as prostitute Linda Ash, bares her midriff in the scene where she and Creator/WoodyAllen, as Lenny, the adopted father of her child, first meet in the film. In that scene Linda has made Lenny comfortable at her apartment, thinking that he is just another client of hers.
* In the ''Film/BringItOn'' series, the cheerleaders do this often, in uniform and out of uniform.
* Dolores del Rio wore a two-piece swimsuit in ''Film/FlyingDownToRio'' (1933), making the two-piece perhaps OlderThanTheyThink.
* In the fourth year anniversary movie for Website/ThatGuyWithTheGlasses, ''WebVideo/ToBoldlyFlee'', due to the plothole, Jesuotaku is changed into Radical Edward from ''Anime/CowboyBebop'' and sports Ed's loose Crop top from part 3 onward.
* ''Film/ManOfTheHouse'' lampshades this during Ranger Roland Sharp's dress code negotiation with the college cheerleaders under his protection, whom he hopes to make dress more modestly. The girls flatly refuse to compromise when he specifies no bare midriffs, insisting that, "...we'll cave on the first two, but we absolutely must maintain navel visibility."
* Creator/HalleBerry:
** Done a lot as Jinx for ''Film/DieAnotherDay''
** ''Film/{{Catwoman}}'': Pretty much during the whole movie.
** Also as "Sharon Stone" in ''Film/TheFlintstones''
* Creator/MaryKateAndAshleyOlsen: Pretty much during the whole movie of ''Our Lips Are Sealed''.
* A good half of Creator/NoomiRapace's wardrobe in ''Dead Man Down'' features midriff-baring shirts and sweaters.
* Julianne in ''Film/MyBestFriendsWedding'' -- during what was supposed to be the wedding scene.
* It's a fair bet that any "Literature/ArabianNights"[=/=][[Literature/SinbadTheSailor "Sinbad"]] movie may feature some "harem girls" -- possibly including the romantic lead -- in this style of costume, by way of semi-justified, family-friendly fan-service.
* ''Film/RevengeOfTheNerds'': The Pi Beta Pi sisters' uniform is a pair of matching blue running shorts with a matching blue cropped t - shirt during the Greek Games.
* ''The Bikini Car Wash Company'': ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin
* In Lindsay Lohan's ''Film/FreakyFriday2003'': Mom in Lohan's body meets a girlfriend at school with a mildly midriff-baring shirt, and yanks it down.
* ''H.O.T.S.'': Both the H.O.T.S and PI sorority girls during the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OqdVrdTLUGU#t=91m42s strip football game]].{{NSFW}}
* Sara in {{Film/Serendipity}} has a few brief but lovely moments of this.
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[[folder:Literature]]
* A [[http://www.scifiguy.ca/2008/10/urban-fantasy-paranormal-book-cover.html notorious cliché]] of the covers of UrbanFantasy novels featuring ActionGirl protagonists.
* Masha from Robert Asprin's ''Literature/MythAdventures'' books aims to prove that one doesn't need a slim figure to wear a bare midriff outfit. Many other characters really wish she wouldn't.
* In the first ''Literature/TheKingdomKeepers'' book, Amanda is noted to dress this way. [[TheBigGuy Charlene's]] Virtual Magic Kingdom avatar dresses this way as well.
* In ''Literature/{{Animorphs}}'' 'In The Time Of Dinosaurs' Rachel discusses the 'bare midriff look.'
* [[TabletopGame/ForgottenRealms Jarlaxle]] is a male example, for his first couple of appearances at least. It helps that the Underdark has a fairly constant temperature.
* Part of Bree Pym's "youthful take on funeral attire" in ''[[Literature/AuntDimity Aunt Dimity Down Under]]'' was a black miniskirt paired with "a clinging black sweater that covered her tattoos but didn't quite cover her tummy."
* Kajiya in ''Literature/DestinedToLead'', even depicted on the cover art. However, she gets a non-midriff bearing outfit in book two, according to WordOfGod.
* Many fairies in the ''Literature/RainbowMagic'' series do this on the covers of their books. Since they look very young, however, it's not very fanservicey.
* [[JustifiedTrope Justified]] in ''Literature/ThePosterChildren'' with Jenny Chambers. Her powers open a portal over her abdomen so she can't wear anything over it if she needs to use it.
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[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* Cerie in ''Series/ThirtyRock''. Yeah...
* Tori in Victorious did this in almost every episode in the last two seasons with tops that showed a modest portion.
* ''Series/DarkAngel'' did this a lot.
* Jeannie's outfit on ''Series/IDreamOfJeannie''. (Although, rather infamously, lingering prudery caused creator SidneySheldon to have Barbara Eden's actual ''belly button'' concealed.)
* ''Series/StargateSG1'': Samantha Carter, once. To be fair with her, she was {{Not H|imself}}erself.
** Also Vala, in "Bounty".
* ''Series/StargateAtlantis'': Teyla Emmagan, quite frequently in her "civilian" clothes.
* ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'':
** Sufficiently primitive civilizations would frequently use this kind of costume.
*** Also sufficiently advanced civilizations.
** Famously, Uhura in "Mirror, Mirror". In homage, the ''Series/StarTrekEnterprise'' MirrorUniverse episode had T'Pol and Hoshi's one-piece jumpsuits modified into a trouser and high-cut shirt outfit.
*** Interestingly, they got around the MoralGuardians of the day, who didn't allow female navels on TV (like Jeannie) by taking the Guardian supervising the episode out to lunch and getting him drunk. True story.
** Also in the same episode, the mirror version of Marlena Moreau.
*** Hell, try any mirror universe episode (e.g. ''Series/StarTrekEnterprise'' "In a Mirror, Darkly")
** A lot of episodes of ''Series/StarTrekEnterprise'' has some TV14 fan service from T'Pol in order to try and attract more viewers in the later seasons especially. It obviously did not work.
* ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'':
** Briefly, Tasha Yar in "[[Recap/StarTrekTheNextGenerationS1E2TheNakedNow The Naked Now]]". She was intoxicated, of course.
** Guest character [[http://tng.trekcore.com/gallery/albums/s2/2x18/upthelongladder106.jpg Brenna Odell]] in "Up The Long Ladder".
* Ginger and Mary Ann of ''Series/GilligansIsland'' had to hide their belly buttons, despite wearing bare-midriff clothing. They managed to get away with it now and then.
* In ''Series/TheSarahConnorChronicles'', about half of [[RobotGirl Cameron's]] wardrobe consists of shirts that do this.
* Mac did this a few times on ''Series/{{JAG}}''.
* The ''Series/CurbYourEnthusiasm'' episode "The Bare Midriff" features a woman, who always does this, despite being pudgy, which disgusts Larry.
* The fitness TV show, ''[[http://www.shimmy.tv/ **Shimmy** ]]'', features lots of belly exposure.
* Creator/JenniferAniston did this quite a bit the first couple of seasons on ''Series/{{Friends}}''.
* ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer''.
** The Season 2 episode "Halloween" had Willow, who up to then was always in very drab, conservative outfits, in a sexy midriff-baring costume as a plot point, and looking quite fit indeed.
** Also Faith wears a few midriff baring shirts when she first shows up.
** In order to showcase that she has changed as a result of a love spell, an episode puts Dawn in a "painted-on" top that bares the majority of her midriff.
** Several of Genevieve's outfits.
* Karone's midriff is exposed the entire time in ''Series/PowerRangersLostGalaxy'' when she takes the place of a fallen ranger. (Plus she's wearing tight leather the whole time.)
* [[http://ancensored.com/clip/Charlie-s-Angels/Cheryl-Ladd/13752 Kris]] [[http://ancensored.com/clip/Charlie-s-Angels/Cheryl-Ladd/9700 Munroe]] and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PNETh2BlPgM Julie Rogers]] on ''Series/CharliesAngels'' regularly wore bikinis. Usually in a BeachEpisode.
* Happens rather often on ''Series/DanceMoms'' with the girls' practice outfits (which tend towards crop tops and bootie shorts), and many of their competition costumes as well, despite the oldest girl being only 13/14.
* ''Series/{{Farscape}}'': In "Back and Back and Back to the Future" (only the third episode), [[Creator/ClaudiaBlack Aeryn Sun]]'s outfit is quite midrifferific. More frequently, Jool's second costume. And Sikozu, a lot. And many single-episode characters, most obtrusively the female locals in "Look at the Princess" and "Thanks For Sharing".
** Chiana maybe. It's not clear if that really is her midriff or just cloth.
** Speaking of Aeryn, how can you leave out the Cher costume from Season 4's "Kansas?"
* ''Series/{{Smallville}}'' covers (or more appropriately doesn't) this a lot with their girls but not limited to the following: Lana Lang, Chloe Sullivan has several outfits like this, Lois Lane, Star Girl, and Kara.
* A lot of female contestants on ''Series/AmericasGotTalent'' wear outfits like this because two of the judges are males and they hope they can get by by using their toned abs.
* A lot of outfits for the girls in ''Series/ToddlersAndTiaras'' do this too.
* The ''Series/{{Charmed}}'' Ones did this pretty often.
* Done by Paige in seasons 1 and 2, then Manny in seasons 3 and 4 on ''Series/{{Degrassi}}''.
* Done by all of the girls on the ''Music/SClub7'' tv show. Justified since it was always hot wherever they stayed, and they frequently hung out on the beach.
* Kelly Bundy was a practitioner of this trope in ''Series/MarriedWithChildren''.
* The girls of ''Series/SavedByTheBell'' did this at various times throughout the series, but Kelly showed her tummy the most often.
* In the ''Danger Island'' serial on ''WesternAnimation/TheBananaSplits'', Leslie Hayden, the plucky daughter of Professor Hayden, wears a red blouse tied at the bottom of her bust, thus exposing her midriff, along with white slacks that never got dirty despite all the action she was in.
* Gabrielle in ''Series/XenaWarriorPrincess'' since the second season, Callisto and various Amazons.
* In an episode of ''Series/SoRandom'', Zora dressed up as some sort of bellydancer.
* Sarah Walker wears a belly dancing outfit in ''Series/{{Chuck}}''.
** Her FanserviceWithASmile outfit while she poses as a Wienerlicious employee counts too.
* In the episode of the Creator/{{PBS}} current affairs documentary series ''Frontline'' called ''Merchants of Cool'', narrator and consulting producer Douglas Rushkoff coins the terms "mook" and "midriff". "Mook" refers to the trend of immature, crass, obnoxious [[{{Manchild}} man-children]] such as in ''The Tom Green Show'' and ''Series/{{Jackass}}''. "Midriff" refers to the female counterpart, sexually precocious nymphettes who trade on their looks such as Music/BritneySpears and Creator/JessicaBiel who well, often wear midriff-wearing outfits in their bid to appear sexy.
* ''Series/OnceUponATime'': Ruby's waitress uniform does this. The irony is that her fairy tale counterpart, Red Riding Hood, is the most conservatively dressed major character in that world.
* In ''Series/KickinIt'', Olivia Holt as Kim sort of does this at the end of the episode Kickin' It On Our Own
* ''Series/ICarly'':
** MsFanservice Carly does this a lot.
** A girl that Spencer meets at Webicon.
** Shelby Marx.
* All of the mermaids of ''Series/H2OJustAddWater'' do this, either in mermaid form or in human form (thanks to them [[BeachEpisode living near the beach]])
* Almost all the younger female stars on ''Series/DancingWithTheStars''.
* In the ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'' episode [[Recap/SupernaturalS09E02DevilMayCare "Devil May Care" (S09, Ep02)]], a young hunter, Tracy Bell, wears a short low cut tank top and plaid shirt tied around her naval.
* An [[MildlyMilitary out of uniform]] 1LT Colleen [=McMurphy=] wore a half shirt all throughout one episode of ''Series/ChinaBeach''.
* Jillian Michaels on ''Series/TheBiggestLoser''.
* The Hee Haw Honeys on ''Series/HeeHaw''.
* In [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nuAWGjJKw0I this segment]] on ''Good Day America'' reporter Anna Gilligan strips down to a bikini at Action Park to try out the Tarzan rope swing.
* Daisy Duke on ''Series/TheDukesOfHazzard''.
* Beth Raines Spaulding [=LeMay=] Winslow Spaulding Bauer Spaulding on ''Series/TheGuidingLight'' in this [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fuwyYK8v1Wo bedroom scene]].(mildly {{NSFW}})
* Of course, the midriffs of the male and female teammates are bared on the survival show ''Naked And Afraid'' because they're [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin stark naked]] all throughout the show.
* Creator/{{MTV}}'s [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bPPfNMX7Njc whipped cream bikini contest]].
* On the ''MightyMorphinPowerRangers'', no, not Kimberly, but Trini was the one who bared her midriff the most. Out of the roughly 90 episodes she appeared in, you can probably count on both hands the number of episodes where her tummy is actually covered. Even her Halloween costume in the Pumpkin Rapper episode was that of an Arabian princess (similar to Jasmine from Disney's Aladdin but in yellow instead of blue).
* Tori, from ''Series/PowerRangersNinjaStorm''. Justified though, because she was a surfer.
* On ''Extra'', Maria Menounos made a bet with AJ Calloway that if the New England Patriots lost Super Bowl XLVI to the New York Giants that she would [[WalkingSwimsuitScene strip down to a bikini]] in Times Square. The Giants won 21-17 and she [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cOHrcNoow3w honored her bet]].
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[[folder:Music]]
* Music/BritneySpears. Knotting up the schoolgirl outfit blouse to expose her midriff in the "Baby One More Time" video was her idea.
* A few characters in the ''Music/{{Vocaloid}}'' series have that kind of outfit.
* Music/ShaniaTwain has this as one of her trademarks in almost every video.
* Music/JanetJackson
* Music/VictoriaJustice
* Music/{{Madonna}} in the '80s.
* Music/{{Shakira}}, being a trained belly-dancer, does this in most of her videos to show off her amazingly toned abs.
* Most female singers since TheNineties, in their ThreeMinutesOfWrithing video clips.
* Music/SelenaGomez wears a crop-top in her "We Own the Night" music video.
* Music/{{Rihanna}}
* Music/ChristinaAguilera
* Music/JenniferLopez
* Music/LadyGaga
* Music/{{Beyonce}} does this a lot.
* Music/NellyFurtado
* Music/GwenStefani
* Fergie of Music/{{Black Eyed Peas}}
* Music/MileyCyrus
* Music/TaylorSwift has been doing it lately. A notable example is the 2014 iHeartRadio Music Festival.
* Japanese guitarist [[http://i47.tinypic.com/24eyffc.jpg Teru]] of Music/{{Versailles}} is a male example.
* Another male example is {{Music/Suede}}'s frontman Brett Anderson in his younger years, as seen, for example, [[http://payload291.cargocollective.com/1/13/430751/8130764/1076443.jpg in this]] classic magazine cover.
* Patty Loveless in the video for "Hurt Me Bad (In A Real Good Way)''.
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[[folder:Other]]
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oQbLTxFk2GA Kathy Smith]] in ''Kathy Smith's Flex Appeal: A Belly Dance Workout''.
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[[folder:Pinball]]
* The princess and the benevolent ''jinn'' in ''Pinball/TalesOfTheArabianNights'' do this, as they are both {{Bedlah Babe}}s.
* "Pinky" does this in the art for Bally's ''Pinball/EightBall''.
* Many of the cheering women in ''Pinball/CaptainFantastic'' do this, as part of the game's AllWomenAreLustful art motif.
* Both Janice Rand and the alternate-universe Lt. Uhura sport this in Creator/DataEast's ''[[Pinball/StarTrekDataEast Star Trek]]'' pinball.
* Melony and Ellen in [=WhizBang=] Pinball's ''[[Pinball/WhoaNellieBigJuicyMelons Whoa Nellie! Big Juicy Melons]]'' combine this with WhoWearsShortShorts
* Creator/{{Bally}}'s ''Pinball/MataHari''. Justified in that she's an exotic dancer ''and'' a HoneyTrap spy.
* Done by the two women identified as "Love" and "Evil" on the backglass of ''Pinball/{{Wizard}}!''
* Proudly flaunted by the astrologer in ''Pinball/StarGazer''.
* Seen on the protagonist of the "Space Sister" table in ''VideoGame/SuperPinballIITheAmazingOdyssey''
* Bonita, one of the consorts in ''VideoGame/JinniZeala,'' wears pink harem pants and a bikini top.
* Sported by the waitresses in ''Pinball/TruckStop'' as part of their [[FanService sexy attendant]] attire.
* Princess Farah in ''Pinball/{{Sinbad}}'', who doubles as a BedlahBabe.
* The genie and the wizard's apprentice in ''Pinball/{{Genie}}''
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* Quite common for females in ProfessionalWrestling.
* Wrestling/StevieRichards often wore a midriff-baring tank top, making him a rare male example.
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[[folder:Roleplay]]
* Shuichi Ueno from ''Roleplay/ASomnolentPenumbra'' wears a polo shirt that exposes his midriff.
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[[folder:VideoGames]]
* Vikki Grimm in the "Videogame/ArmyMen" series.
* Classic example, Tifa from ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII''. Also Yuffie, though admittedly her midriff-baring is more noticeable.
* Male examples in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyII'': WhiteMage Minwu and TheHero Firion, in [[DependingOnTheArtist some renditions of the character]].
* Princess Sara in the remake of ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyIII''. Additionally, Refia's Thief outfit. It's the only job that has clothing for her that [[{{Pun}} fits]] this trope. So if you find yourself wanting to keep her a Thief despite the availability of statistically-better jobs, well, you're not alone.
** Another job that fits is Dancer in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyTactics''.
** Talking about that, let's list the jobs in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyTacticsAdvance'' and ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyTacticsA2'': there's the Viera Archers, Elementalists, and the Gria Raptor.
* [[ViewerGenderConfusion Kuja]] from ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyIX''. He's a male, OK?
* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyX2''. Most dress spheres contain varying levels of {{Stripperiffic}}-ness. Rikku and Paine's default outfits show their navels for all to see.
* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXII'', it's standard fashion for the party aside from Balthier and Penelo -- Vaan, Ashe, Basch and Fran all reveal their midriffs to various extents, Fran going straight for {{Stripperiffic}}. In the sequel ''[[VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIIRevenantWings Revenant Wings]]'', and ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyTacticsA2'', Penelo makes up for being left out in the original game.
* Vanille, Fang and Lebreau of ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIII''. Lightning's uniform usually covers her up, [[http://www.1up.com/flat/Features/Cover_Stories/Final_Fantasy_XIII/FFXIII_poster_02.jpg but with suitable posing]] she not only shows her midriff, but clearly enough to see she has a navel piercing.
* ''VideoGame/DissidiaFinalFantasy'' and it's prequel ''Dissidia 012'', Tifa, Kuja and Vaan return. Lightning is also back and her downloadable outfit shows off her midriff more, [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyV Bartz]] and [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyVI Terra]] also get in on the trope in their own downloadable outfits.
* ''VideoGame/DynastyWarriors'' and ''VideoGame/SamuraiWarriors'': Goodness, is there a female character who ''doesn't'' have a {{Stripperiffic}}, midriff-baring main or alternate outfit?
** Lu Xun is a ''male'' example.
** Ginchiyo Tachibana would be the female subversion. In fact, she's the only female character that wears full chain and plate in the games, which should be noted here if only for the rarity value.
*** Played straight in ''VideoGame/WarriorsOrochi 3'' in which she can wear [[{{Stripperiffic}} Nu Wa's]] outfit via DLC.
* In another male example, Seifer, originally of ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVIII'' fame, bares the lower half in ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsII''.
* Pepper Box in ''VideoGame/EvolutionWorlds''.
* Suzuka from ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWars OG Saga: VideoGame/EndlessFrontier'', even so far as it being her only source of sex appeal, because as far as her chest goes... she's got nothing.
* ''Franchise/ResidentEvil''
** [[http://residentevil.wikia.com/wiki/Image:Claire_Redfield.jpg Claire Redfield's]] outfit in ''VideoGame/ResidentEvilCodeVeronica'' features this.
** Ashley's bonus outfit in ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil4''.
** Rebecca's bonus outfit in ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil0''.
** Jill's bonus outfit in [[VideoGame/ResidentEvil1 the original]].
** "Party Girl" of Echo six in ''VideoGame/ResidentEvilOperationRaccoonCity''.
** A number of female zombies in several of the games. Although this is more of a Fan Disservice since, being zombies, their flesh is rotting.
** Claire's bonus outfit in ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil2''.
** Sherry Birkin's bonus outfit in Resident Evil 6, being her old school uniform which is now WAY too small for her.
* Several ''VideoGame/NeverwinterNights'' outfits fit this trope. One community expansion, the Shadowlords/Dreamcatcher/Demon arc, has a female character (Anera for those following along at home) whose favored suit of armor is a ragged scale mail shirt that leaves her stomach exposed.
* ''VideoGame/JadeEmpire'' has Silk Fox, whose civilian outfit exposes her belly. Then there's the PlayerCharacter Wu.
* ''VideoGame/TheKingOfFighters'': Athena likes to do this. Also Blue Mary, Angel, Vanessa, Leona, Iori and Benimaru. In fact, in various KOF games, three of them have a special ending picture as "Bellybutton-showing team".
* ''VideoGame/BlazBlue'' has both Makoto Nanaya and Mu-12 doing this as well as NPC Kokonoe, but the originator was Bang Shishigami, a rare male example.
** In ''[[VideoGame/BlazBlueChronoPhantasma Chrono Phantasma]]'', Noel dons a new outfit that shows off her belly.
* The [[VideoGame/EliteBeatAgents Elite Beat Divas]]. And their [[VideoGame/OsuTatakaeOuendan Ouendan counterparts]].
* Etna from ''Franchise/{{Disgaea}}'' has an outfit that prominently displays her navel, but then it's hard ''not'' to when [[{{Stripperiffic}} you're wearing what amounts to a two-piece]].
** Male warriors from the first Disgaea game. Second game, they are shirtless.
** Hanako wears a white tube top and pink shorts which also prominently display her belly.
* ''[[VideoGame/NintendoWars Advance Wars]]'' has Sami, Lash and to a lesser degree Rachel wearing outfits that show their bellybuttons, as well as a male example in [[{{Pun}} naval]] commander Drake.
** Of course, Drake's belly button has more to do with his paunch and not caring about niceties like tucking in shirts than {{Fanservice}}.
** Lin in ''Days of Ruin'' also shows her stomach off.
* The SpaceMarine player character from ''VideoGame/{{Doom}}'' is usually depicted as having the abdomen area of his uniform ripped off by demons (same goes for his knee). Because the most well-known image of him is in ''DOOM'''s low-res title screen, most people think that his uniform and armor were issued with an abdominal cutout (which common sense ought to quickly identify as a profoundly stupid design for military gear).
* [[VideoGame/TheWorldEndsWithYou Shiki Misaki]], as least as long as [[spoiler:she looks like her friend, Eri. For that matter, Eri herself]]. Nao. Some of the female shopkeepers (Tigre Punks at Molco and Edoga the Shop at 104, to name a couple. Many of the other [=NPCs=].
* Judith in ''VideoGame/TalesOfVesperia''.
** And Luke in ''VideoGame/TalesOfTheAbyss''.
*** Natalia's and Guy's [[AbsoluteCleavage swimsuit.]]
** Reid from ''VideoGame/TalesOfEternia'', as well. Luke and Reid's cases were lampshaded in an extra DVD with ''[[Franchise/TalesSeries Tales of Fandom 2]]'', in which the main characters of various ''Tales'' games competed to see which was the greatest hero. Luke suggested the exposed navel as a mark of the best hero (Reid and himself having been noted for it).
** Innes in ''VideoGame/TalesOfHearts''. This is not lampshaded nearly as much as what's immediately above.
** Regal in ''VideoGame/TalesOfSymphonia,'' too. Apparently you're not a real man in this series unless you show off ''some'' part of your manly chest.
* Much like Judith above, the very busty Myuria from ''VideoGame/StarOceanTheLastHope''.
* In ''[[VideoGame/MySims My Sims Kingdom]]'', your character's friend Lyndsay wears an outfit that bares her midriff. Your character, if female, can earn outfits over the course of the game, including a duplicate of Lyndsay's, which does the same for that character. On the other hand, it seems that nobody has navels, which may be something to [[{{Pun}} contemplate]].
* From the ''Franchise/SuperMarioBros'' series, Peach and Daisy both wear midriff-baring jerseys in the ''VideoGame/MarioStrikers'' games.
** From the somewhat-related ''VideoGame/WarioWare'' series, Mona's first outfit.
** Tiny Kong's [[SheIsAllGrownUp grown-up]] [[VideoGame/DiddyKongRacing redesign]] shows off her midriff as well.
* Talim from the ''[[VideoGame/SoulSeries SoulCalibur]]'' series. And (considering the series) not in a {{Stripperiffic}} way either, surprisingly enough.
** Seung Mina does this too.
*** Tira in ''III'', as well as Xianghua and Ivy in ''IV''.
* Lilica of ''VideoGame/ArcanaHeart'', especially in one of her win poses where she whips off her [[AbsoluteCleavage vest/sleeveless jacket thing]], leaving her clad only in her sports bra and cycling shorts.
** And Scharlachrot from ''Arcana Heart 3'' has a midriff baring outfit.
* Most characters in the ''VideoGame/GoldenSun'' series don't even show their elbows and knees. Fanservice is probably the only good explanation for Karst's choice in outfit.
* Interestingly, in the ''Franchise/FireEmblem'' series, this occurs not only with female characters but often with males of the Thief or Assassin classes, like Sothe (''FE 9-10'') and Jaffar (''FE 7'').
* Kisala and Lilika from ''VideoGame/RogueGalaxy''.
* Most of the female characters in the ''VideoGame/{{Jak|AndDaxter}}'' series.
* Joanna Dark's outfit ''[[ExposedToTheElements when she is in the fucking snow]]'' in ''[[VideoGame/PerfectDark Perfect Dark Zero]]''.
* ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'''s armor sets will sometimes alter slightly depending on the gender of the wearer, most often in the case of showing off a little midriff for female characters. Of course, a select few sets of armor [[ChainmailBikini take this a step further]].
* ''Franchise/StreetFighter''
** Sakura leans toward crop-top versions of her seifuku in the various games.
** Juri wears a half tank top.
** Karin shows a little bit of her bellybutton in some of her moves, and official artworks.
** Elena wears naught but a bikini.
** Rose's DLC gypsy outfit in ''SF IV''.
** Ibuki's second DLC costume in ''SSF IV'' shows her belly button too.
** Crimson Viper's default and first alternate outfits in ''SF IV'', the alternate moreso than the default.
* ''VideoGame/{{Darkstalkers}}'' has Felicia, who bares her midriff and a WHOLE LOT more.
** Morrigan in her mini-skirt and crop top outfit win pose.
* Viola from ''VideoGame/EternalSonata''.
* Leafos from ''VideoGame/VivaPinata''. (However, while her bellybutton shows in the manual, it doesn't in the actual game.) The post office worker. The hunter, Gretchen Fetchen. Petula, of Paper Pets.
* Albel Nox of ''VideoGame/StarOceanTillTheEndOfTime'' is a male example, which, combined with his bi-color AnimeHair and [[AllGirlsWantBadBoys douchebag personality]], makes for some serious MrFanservice.
* ''Franchise/CrashBandicoot'': Tawna in ''CrashBoomBang'', Liz the Trophy Girl in ''VideoGame/CrashTeamRacing'', and Coco Bandicoot starting with ''CrashNitroKart''.
* [[TheChick Yukari]] and [[{{Ojou}} Mitsuru]]'s [[VirtualPaperDoll swimsuit costumes]] in ''VideoGame/{{Persona 3}}'', consisting of a bikini top and either daisy dukes or a sarong, respectively, as well as the High-Cut Armor/Battle Panties.
** In ''Portable'', the Female Protagonist has her version, a standard bikini, top and bottom.
** In Persona4Arena, one of Mitsuru's DLC colors (based on [[VideoGame/BlazblueCalamityTrigger Litchi Faye-Ling]] has the front of her costume use the same tone as her skin, creating this effect.
* ''VideoGame/DarkChronicle'''s [[ActionGirl Monica]] can [[VirtualPaperDoll earn costumes]] such as a CatGirl bikini (with tiger stripes) or her own [[EverythingsBetterWithPrincesses Princess]] gown, which is something out of Arabian Nights.
* In ''VideoGame/{{Oni}}'', some of Konoko's outfits are like this.
* Try to guess what all three commando units from ''VideoGame/CommandAndConquerRedAlert3'', [[http://cc-series.pl/Uploads/RocketMan/RA3_Yuriko1.jpg Yuriko Omega]](Empire) [[http://images.ea.com/games/redalert3/Actors/JennyMcCarthy/RA3_Tanya2.jpg Special Agent Tanya]](Allies) and [[http://thebeefboy.com/images/fanpage/gina_carano/gina_carano_as_natasha_volkova.jpg Natasha Volkova]] (Soviets) have in common.
* Franchise/{{Pokemon}}:
** In the remakes of ''VideoGame/PokemonGoldAndSilver'' (though they're more like Crystal remakes), ''[=HeartGold and SoulSilver=]'', [[http://archives.bulbagarden.net/media/upload/9/9f/FireRed_LeafGreen_Sabrina.png Sabrina]] from ''Pokémon'' changed to [[http://archives.bulbagarden.net/media/upload/6/65/HeartGold_SoulSilver_Sabrina.png casual wear]].
** Not to mention Flannery, Gardenia, Lucy, Dahlia, Phoebe, Skyla, Shelly (and all female Team Aqua Grunts), Female Swimmers, Battle/Crush Girls, Beauties in ''VideoGame/PokemonRubyAndSapphire'', Misty in ''VideoGame/PokemonRedAndBlue''/''Yellow'' and ''[=FireRed=]/[=LeafGreen=]'', and Karen in ''[=HeartGold=]/[=SoulSilver=]''.
** Rui of ''VideoGame/PokemonColosseum'' has it [[{{Bowdlerise}} in the Japanese version]].
** [[DiscoDan Miror B]]. wore a midriff-baring outfit in ''VideoGame/PokemonXDGaleOfDarkness''.
** In ''VideoGame/PokemonRanger'' we have Pinchers Admin Blue Eyes in Guardian Signs and Sinis Trio member Lavana in Shadows of Almia. Tiffany from the original, however, is a subversion.
** Elesa does this with both of her outfits in ''VideoGame/PokemonBlackAndWhite'' AND ''VideoGame/PokemonBlack2AndWhite2'', however the former isn't as obvious.
** The female player character of ''VideoGame/PokemonXAndY'' can have this with customization options.
*** Her only two tops that bare her midriff are a short parka which goes up just over the navel and a halter top [[http://pokemon.wikia.com/wiki/File:Serena_Pokemon_X.jpeg]] which shows her entire midriff from her chest down.
*** Malva does this as well. X and Y also add in a female "Punk" class that does this. In fact, a lot of Kalos NPC females have this, however, they are much more subtle.
** In the demo of ''Omega Ruby'' and ''Alpha Sapphire'' (remakes of ''Ruby'' and ''Sapphire''), a female Team Aqua Grunt calls attention to her bare midriff as an example of how stylish the Team Aqua uniforms are.
** The female player character of ''Omega Ruby'' and ''Alpha Sapphire'' with her Contest clothes.
*** Even Pikachu do this! In the Pikachu Pop Star costume of the Cosplay Pikachu from ''Omega Ruby'' and ''Alpha Sapphire''. What did you say? She's a Pokémon with fur? She doesn't wear clothes usually and therefore always shows her belly? Ow...
* Krystal in her first appearance in the ''VideoGame/StarFox'' series.
** She also reverts back to this in one of Command's alternate endings but there's a high probability of that game becoming CanonDiscontinuity should a new installment of the franchise be made.
* Zola in ''VideoGame/BlueDragon''. Combined with low-level {{Gainaxing}} because she wears a tube top without a bra.
* Curly Brace from ''VideoGame/CaveStory''.
* In ''VideoGame/RuneScape'', clothes that fit a slightly larger male character slightly loosely used to, when transferred to a slightly smaller female character, suddenly be short of fabric in a way that exposes the midriff. This was changed later.
* Aida from ''Unreal 2: The Awakening''. Her outfit combines Bare Your Midriff with AbsoluteCleavage. You can see this [[http://liandri.beyondunreal.com/w/images/Aida.jpg here]].
* [[http://www.brainygamer.com/photos/uncategorized/2008/05/29/bge_art_02_2.jpg Jade]] from ''VideoGame/BeyondGoodAndEvil''
* ''VideoGame/BrutalLegend'': Pretty much every female character except the Razor Girls - Ophelia, [[spoiler: Drowned Ophelia]], Lita, the Zaulia ([[{{Underboobs}} and how!]]), even a Male example in Lars.
* Nariko in ''VideoGame/HeavenlySword''.
* ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda''
** The Gerudo Warriors all bare their midriffs, wearing stereotypical eastern-arabian clothes.
** From ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTwilightPrincess Twilight Princess]]'': [[spoiler:Human Midna]] and Iza, who runs the boat rental shop also wears something exposing her stomach. And there are even male examples of this too. The aforementioned Iza has a brother named Coro who exposes his midriff as well, and while the next example [[FanDisservice isn't as pleasant]], Fyer and Falbi also pull this off.
** ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaMajorasMask'' has the Gerudo as [[{{Pun}} naval]] amazons, but for another example, there's the Treasure Chest Shop girl. They textured her belly button even though you can only see it if you clip your face through the counter.
** In ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaCdiGames'' (excluding "Zelda's Adventure"), Zelda is wearing a crop top that alternates from being tucked in or showing her stomach. Interestingly, she doesn't seem to have a navel.
* Carmelita Fox, in the ''Franchise/SlyCooper'' games. Note that this is '''Inspector''' Carmelita Fox, who is apparently on duty and possibly in uniform -- and who has been called 'hag' by more than one NPC, which implies she's no spring chicken despite being the love interest of a guy presumably in his early 20s. Neyla shows hers too, but she's only a constable at the beginning, backstory says she was recruited straight out of university, and it doesn't look like she's supposed to be wearing a uniform.
* A minor plot point in ''[[VideoGame/FirstEncounterAssaultRecon Project Origin]]'', where Lieutenant Stokes wears a lightweight tactical vest, and the shirt underneath it doesn't quite extend far enough down cover up her midriff. The plot comes at the end of the game, where [[spoiler: Genevive Aristide shoots her in the gut, right at the spot where her armor doesn't cover her.]]
* Lara Croft in ''Franchise/TombRaider''.
** Zigzagged: In the 2013 reboot, neither her default outfit nor any of the alternate outfits expose her navel.
* [[BlackMagicianGirl Morrigan]] in ''Franchise/DragonAge'', combined with AbsoluteCleavage on her utterly ridiculous vaguely scarf-like construction that she wears in lieu of a shirt. More realistically, the Dalish armor, as worn by females.
* Some of the outfits in ''VideoGame/WeCheer''.
* Basically every major female character and many minor female characters in ''VideoGame/{{Shantae}}''.
* ''VideoGame/{{Xenosaga}}'': [[HotScientist Shion Uzuki]] ditches her [[CustomUniformOfSexy minidress uniform]] for a high-fashion outfit with a shortish shirt and low-rise slacks in Episode II, then, after quitting in time for episode III, goes straight-out {{Stripperiffic}} with her outfit, featuring tight shorts and a very brief top, more emphasised than moderated with a short [[PrettyInMink fur-collared]] jacket.
* ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog'' has a few examples. [[http://sonic.wikia.com/wiki/Tikal Tikal the Echidna]] from ''VideoGame/SonicAdventure'', in ''VideoGame/SonicRiders'' [[http://sonic.wikia.com/wiki/File:Riders_rouge_small.png Rouge the Bat]] has an alternate outfit which invokes this trope, and similarly [[http://sonic.wikia.com/wiki/File:Blaze_6.png Blaze the Cat]] has an alternate outfit in ''VideoGame/MarioAndSonicAtTheOlympicGames''.
* ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion'''s infamous Huntsman's Shirt does this for males and females, though the female version swings more to FurBikini.
* ''VideoGame/{{Skylanders}}'' has Stealth Elf.
* ''VideoGame/EtrianOdyssey III: The Drowned City'' has several examples, but one standout is the astrologist Hypatia. Like all Zodiacs, she wears a full coat... but hers is inexplicably open in the front, giving everyone a clear view of her bare skin.
* In ''VideoGame/SengokuBasara'', originally the ''guys'' were the majority on the chest/midriff-baring front, aside from Kasuga who sports AbsoluteCleavage all the way down past her navel. She was later joined by Magoichi and Maria, which evens out the ratio somewhat.
* Courtney Gears in ''VideoGame/RatchetAndClankUpYourArsenal''.
* Minagi Tohno when she gets hit in the upper area or in her crouching position, it shows a bit in the DoujinGame, ''Eternal Fighters Zero''.
* A rare male example is Riku in his appearance in ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsII'', whose navel is the only thing revealed in his outfit.
* Musashi himself in ''VideoGame/MusashiSamuraiLegend''. Another rare male example.
* Valencia in ''VideoGame/AdventureQuest''.
** In ''VideoGame/AdventureQuestWorlds'', an MMORPG made by the same people who made ''VideoGame/AdventureQuest'', some armors do this to female heroes.
** ''VideoGame/WarpForce'', an expansion to ''VideoGame/AdventureQuest'', [[http://img6.imageshack.us/img6/8917/erith.png Erith Kesai]] also bares her midriff.
* In ''VideoGame/{{Rosenkreuzstilette}} Freudenstachel'', Sichte's top has been ripped at the bottom, exposing her navel. Karl Palesch is also a (male) example.
* The titular Iris and Nel from ''VideoGame/{{Atelier Iris 3|Grand Phantasm}}''.
* Natasha from ''VideoGame/RustyHearts'' wears a midriff-baring [[OfCorsetsSexy corset]] Her compatriot, Roselle Vergerius, [[{{Stripperiffic}} bears a lot more]], even in her censored version.
* ''Videogame/{{Solatorobo}}'' also provides a male example in Calua, who wears armor over his chest, legs, and tail, but forgets to cover his belly. Then there's the [[{{Fanservice}} Queen of the Race photo]], in which Chocolat drags a reluctant Elh into dressing like a cheerleader, much to Red's amusement.
* ''[[Videogame/TheIdolmaster2 The iDOLM@STER 2]]'' - Several of the costumes sport this.
* [[http://extreme.pcgameshardware.de/attachments/397450d1301531304-spieler-frauen-die-beliebtesten-frauen-charaktere-computerspielen-x3saya.jpg Saya Kho]] from the ''[[VideoGame/{{X}} X-Universe]]''. Of course, [[LadyNotAppearingInThisGame in-game she is only seen from above the neck]].
* Most of the female Franchise/{{Mortal Kombat}}ants.
* Alpha Creations Softworks is notorious for its insurmountable levels of {{Fanservice}}. Most notably in this variant.
** ''Fighting Champions'': Yani, Melissa and, for a male example, Axel
** ''Rumble! @ the Campus'': Hell, it seems like all of the females (except Dr. Hikari) are part of this trope, either main or alternate uniform: Kiyo, Jam, Hotaru and a whole lot more...
*** Ditto that with Yani's inclusion in the first two games.
*** Oh, and Hayato is a male example too.
** ''Fight or Die'': Same case as above.
* Fiora and Sharla's default outfits do this in ''Videogame/{{Xenoblade}} Chronicles'', you can also buy a bikini or just have them take off the armor/shirts and just have them walk around in a bra and whatever else.
** If you give Melia the Makna Top even she does this. [[{{Fanservice}} Makes you wonder why.]]
* Pointy-eared, artificial girl Luca from the ''Videogame/StarGladiator'' series (specifically Plasma Sword) exhibits an extreme case of midriff baring.
* Oceana from ''[[VideoGame/EndlessOcean Blue World]]''. (When she's not in her scuba gear.)
* ''[[{{VideoGame/Tribes}} Tribes 2]]'' tends to do this with a lot of the female scouting armors, this even applies to Star Wolf's male scout armor, for someone from an ice world...
* ''VideoGame/{{Terraria}}'' has some of this since the 1.1 update, introducing new female shapes along with the rest of the major content, the most particular example being the Hallowed armor.
* If you're a female in the ''VideoGame/DeadOrAlive'' series, chances are you will have at least one or two outfits that do this. And that doesn't even count the Xtreme games which has all the girls in bikinis.
* Tart in ''[[VideoGame/TearsToTiara2 Tears to Tiara 2]]'' is the only female character to do so. And she's fights on the front lines in battle using a {{BFS}}. Probably has something to do with the Goddess thing.
* Juliet in ''Videogame/LollipopChainsaw''... a lot.
* Vivi the vampiress of ''VideoGame/BrainDead13'' wears a black skimpy outfit that not only bares her belly, but also exposes her cleavage of her GagBoobs, combining it with ImpossiblyLowNeckline.
* The ''VideoGame/{{Neptunia}}'' series has 5pb./Lyrica and Vert, whose HDD outfit is this plus {{Underboobs}}. From mk-2, there's HDD Uni, HDD Nepgear, Falcom and Linda/Underling; and in Victory there is Noire in her regular form and Plutia as Iris Heart.
* Lea in ''Boogie''.
* Both Harley Quinn and Poison Ivy in ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamAsylum'', and in addition, Talia al Ghul in ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamCity''.
* The female Raider and Merc outfits in ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 3}}'' and ''VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas''.
* Quill in ''[[Franchise/RedFaction Red Faction 2]]''.
* ''VideoGame/DungeonMakerIITheHiddenWar'': Several female enemies dress like this, as well as the Dungeon Maker's female apprentice.
* ''VideoGame/CrazyTaxi'': Gena and Cinnamon from Crazy Taxi and Crazy Taxi 2 respectively both wear midriff baring outfits. Several of the male characters from the franchise (Axel, Iceman, Gus, Angel and Bixbite) also leaves their upper-bodies on show.
* ''Videogame/{{Rage}}'': Most of the women in Rage are at least wearing a shirt that stops an inch or two too short, but the ones that particularly qualify for this trope are Sarah (from The Scorchers DLC) and Loosum Hagar, both of whom are wearing what can generously be called a half-shirt, and one of the women in Subway Town who is wearing a tube-top.
* In ''VideoGame/{{Roommates}}'', both Sally and Isabella wear midriff-revealing tops along with [[WhoWearsShortShorts short shorts]]. Sally's stops just short of her shorts, while Isabella's [[{{Stripperific}} barely covers enough of her chest to count as a shirt]].
* In VideoGame/WiiFit, the female trainer wears only a sports bra, exposing her stomach.
* Based on the box art, both the pilot (Bryna) and the gunner (K.T.) of the Star Wolves' mothership in ''VideoGame/{{Star Wolves}} 2''. And, if not for one well-placed leather strap, Bryna would also qualify for [[AbsoluteCleavage absolute cleavage]]. You can see it [[http://cdn3.spong.com/artwork/s/t/starwolves246428l/_-Star-Wolves-2-PC-_.jpg here]]. Bryna is the one that is standing up.
* Oddly done in ''VideoGame/JusticeLeagueHeroesTheFlash''. Due to less than stellar cutscene artwork, WonderWoman winds up baring her midriff. Summoning her in battle, however, and she wears her traditional, navel-protecting armor.
* In the ''VideoGame/GoldenAxe'' series, both Tyris and Sarah have outfits which expose their stomachs.
* Yae in the GanbareGoemon games, when she transforms into a mermaid. She also gets a bikini alternate outfit in GoemonsGreatAdventure.
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* Ivan's [[http://moe.animecharactersdatabase.com/uploads/chars/5092-593093599.png causal clothes]] from ''VisualNovel/LuckyDog1''.
* Phoenix' Peace Officer uniform and her clubbing outfit in ''VisualNovel/CulpaInnata''.
* In ''VisualNovel/AceAttorneyInvestigationsMilesEdgeworth'', Kay Faraday wears a T-shirt who shows her navel in case 4. (It's a flashback case, so she's a little bit younger than she was in the rest of the game.)
* Seems to be the default mode of dress from Selkie females in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyCrystalChronicles''. This includes Belle from ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyCrystalChroniclesTheCrystalBearers'', though her regular outfit exposes less of her midriff than most Selkie women expose of theirs. Still pretty cute.
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[[folder:Web Animation]]
* In ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'', both Blake and Yang's standard outfits leave their stomachs exposed, as does Blake's "Infiltrator" disguise. While Yang shows a lot of skin in general, it stands out more for Blake being the only uncovered part of her other than her face and arms.
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[[folder:Web Comics]]
* Princess Pella Brightwing from ''Webcomic/TwiceBlessed'' shows off her midriff in her forest green [[http://www.twiceblessedcomic.com/?webcomic_post=23 two-piece outfit ]].
* Both Edison Lighthouse and Eleanor, in ''Webcomic/GroovyKinda'', favor ultra-low hiphuggers with at least a bit of tummy showing. The drunker Edison gets, the more she shows. She also has a mysterious navel piercing.
* Any's super-heroine costume does this in ''Webcomic/M9Girls''. She seems shy to be seen like that the first time she wears the costume.
* ''Webcomic/{{MAGISA}}'': [[http://mag-isa.thecomicseries.com/comics/pl/119607 Lucia's costume]].
* Topaz from ''Webcomic/{{Monsterful}}'' does quite a nice job wearing her pajamas on this [[http://www.monsterful.com/chapter07page21.php page]], plus two of her friends a [[http://www.monsterful.com/chapter08page04.php Spider-lady and a Mermaid do the same. ]]
** Lily Osiris when she's possessed by Lawrence on this [[http://www.monsterful.com/chapter08page16.php one.]]
** There's even a male example with [[http://www.monsterful.com/chapter12page06.php Nick Claus.]]
* Fiona from ''Webcomic/SupernormalStep'' is fond of midriff-baring t-shirts.
* ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick''
** Celia's original shrine guardian outfit.
** Haley's original outfit, although her resistance fighter uniform is more concealing, and her new outfit since the desert arc has been... well, more concealing of her stomach, at any rate.
** Julia Greenhilt, too.
* Gwynn from ''Webcomic/SluggyFreelance'' bares her midriff and more in an attempt to [[http://www.sluggy.com/daily.php?date=070213 give Doc Schlock a heart attack]].
** Zoe also seems to favor the bare-midriff look [[http://pics.sluggy.com/daily.php?date=080905 when she's not planning on seeing anyone]].
* Several of Zeetha's outfits in ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'' fit this.
* In ''Webcomic/{{Terinu}}'' this is Gwen's default condition when she's not wearing her [=CyberGlider=] uniform. Though almost every female in the main cast (Joleen excluded) shows their bellybutton at least in the gallery pictures.
* Comparatively common in fashion in the ''Webcomic/{{Drowtales}}'' world along with DetachedSleeves, especially among the Sullisin'rune clan. When both Quain'tana and Ash'waren showed up with bare midriffs [[http://www.drowtales.com/mainarchive.php?order=chapters&id=1021 in one scene]] (spoilers!) the fandom nearly imploded from the LesYay, and a poll was set up to see who had the best belly (Ash'waren won).
* Kin from ''Webcomic/{{Goblins}}''. It looks like Goblinslayer was forcing her to wear that, because as soon as she practically can she grabs a modest neck-to-waist coat.
* Jodie from ''Webcomic/{{Loserz}}'', all the time.
* Angelika from ''Webcomic/OurLittleAdventure'', though lately she's donned a chain shirt that doesn't bare the midriff. She doesn't like the new armor much though.
** She 'returned to the classic costume design' when they returned to Huckleton. She now wears a Mithril chain shirt that ''looks like leather and is brown.''
* When she's not wearing a [[LittleBlackDress painted-on black dress]], Miriam from ''Webcomic/OutThere'' often favors a tank top or T-shirt that extends down to about mid-ribcage. Her friend Sherry, who usually dresses far more modestly, occasionally rocks the belly button as well. [[http://outthere.keenspot.com/d/20100222.html]]
* ''Webcomic/TheInexplicableAdventuresOfBob:'' Bob's shirt [[http://bobadventures.comicgenesis.com/d/20100921.html gets torn]] and he ends up baring ''his'' midriff. He reflects that he liked it a lot better [[Film/AttackOfTheClones when it happened to]] Creator/NataliePortman.
* [[http://brat-halla.com/comic/21-cheat-to-win/ Hel the teacher]] from ''Webcomic/BratHalla''.
* Despite her {{tomboy}}ish tendencies, Shelly of ''Webcomic/WapsiSquare'' is rarely seen in an outfit that does not bare her midriff.
* Nadine from ''Webcomic/DemolitionSquad''
* In ''Webcomic/RustyAndCo'', Princess' first outfit, and the Pixie Chicks'.
* Monique in ''Webcomic/{{Sinfest}}''.
* In ''Webcomic/CommanderKitty'', [[http://www.commanderkitty.com/2010/04/25/plot/ Zenith's first costume does this]].
* In ''Webcomic/ElGoonishShive'', both Susan and Nanase wore this kind of outfit in early comics. Now only Nanase wears it anymore.
* Most of the cast of ''Webcomic/MenageA3'' (of both sexes) are prone to flashing quite a lot of flesh on screen, midriffs included; for example, lead character Zii [[http://www.ma3comic.com/strips-ma3/i_just_blew_it makes her very first entrance in a crop top.]] But the specific style is probably executed with the greatest effect by [[http://www.ma3comic.com/strips-ma3/i_mean_human-alone Senna.]] Well, she ''is'' a lingerie model.
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[[folder:Web Original]]
* ''Website/GaiaOnline'' got an interesting inversion after the ArtShift. Unpopular [[ValleyGirl Island Girl]] Sasha got a more modest look -- and suddenly she has fans.
** Most female ''Gaia'' characters still play the trope straight.
** A subversion comes every year around Halloween these days, though, when little old lady Agatha dresses up as Medusa, including [[FanDisservice the world's saggiest metallic bra]]...
* The ''Rappelz online'' banner ads likely on this page feature plenty of nice tummy shots.
* In the Literature/WhateleyUniverse, one of the many problems with the new costume of [=THE CRIMSON COMET!!!=]. Granted, she just got the superpowers and the curves a couple weeks ago and she hasn't gotten over it yet.
* [[LetsPlay/MarikPlaysBloodlines "My midriff is like the Bermuda Triangle or something. People start going towards it and they're never heard from again!"]] Don't stare directly at it.
* [[GenderInvertedTrope RareMaleExample]] on Jack Slash in ''{{Literature/Worm}}''.
* ''WebVideo/TheAutobiographyOfJaneEyre'': Blanche Ingram's oufit for one party with purple top and black skirt allowed her to show off her sexy belly. See it [[http://youtu.be/WhBJISN2dKc?t=3m20s here]].
* ''WebVideo/FairyTaleFriday'': Literature/{{Thumbelina}} spends most of the story in sports bra, and Literature/{{Cinderella}} rocks a gay pride flag belly-shirt before her transformation.
* Sportscaster Erin Andrews' [[ThePeepingTom peephole video]]: The video shows Ms. Andrews' ritual of ironing and curling her hair in the nude, along with her casual nudity lifestyle. Her [[StalkerWithACrush stalker]] secretly shot the video through peepholes in her hotel rooms at the Nashville Marriot at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN and the Radisson Hotel in Milwaukee, WI..
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[[folder:Western Animation]]
* Hayley from ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad''. Her default outfit shows her midriff (and her navel ring).
* In one episode/short/cartoon in ''WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}}'' called "Belly Button Blues" Katie Ka-Boom wears a midriff bearing shirt that shows off her belly button. Her family all notice it and have different reactions to it, especially her little brother who constantly keeps singing, "I see Katie's belly button! I see Katie's belly button!". It annoys her so much, especially when her DAD mentions her belly button. She becomes enraged and turns to a green monster with an even bigger and MORE hideous belly button!
* ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'': Ty Lee full time, Mai and Azula in the beach episode, Katara and Suki when trying to blend in with Fire Nation clothes, and most female Fire Nation guards. Player!Ty Lee wears this in "[[Recap/AvatarTheLastAirbenderTheEmberIslandPlayers The Ember Island Players]]" play ''The Boy in the Iceberg'', but it does not work so well because the actress is overweight.
* ''WesternAnimation/AvengersEarthsMightiestHeroes'': During "In Gamma World", Wasp and a female SHIELD agent mutate after being exposed to Gamma radiation, causing their costumes to [[ClothingDamage conveniently tear]] in mid-riff exposing areas. Actually Wasp's civilian outfit does this.
* ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyond''.
** Chelsea.
** Maxine in one episode.
* Almost every female character in ''WesternAnimation/{{Braceface}}''.
* ''WesternAnimation/CaptainNTheGameMaster''.
** Princess Lana.
** Princess Zelda when she appeared in it.
* Joan of Arc in ''WesternAnimation/CloneHigh''.
* Yumi Ishiyama and Sissi Delmas of ''WesternAnimation/CodeLyoko'', in both variants of their [[LimitedWardrobe usual outfits]], their sport gears and some party clothes too. In general, crop tops are popular with the female students at Kadic. This trope is even [[DiscussedTrope commented on]] by Tamiya in episode 5, "Big Bug".
** Even ''Odd'' falls victim to the crop top... though he wears a shirt underneath. Except when the animators forget to color the shirt.
* Abby from ''Animation/{{Cubix|RobotsForEveryone}}'', even when it's raining and the wind is blowing!
* ''WesternAnimation/DannyPhantom'': [[PerkyGoth Sam,]] [[AlphaBitch Paulina]], and quite a few female students of Casper High [[NoDressCode dress in navel baring outfits.]] For Danny's RoguesGallery, there's [[EvilDiva Ember]], [[JerkassGenie Desiree,]] [[EmotionEater Penelope Spectra in her second appearance,]] and [[ClingyJealousGirl Kitty]].
* Quinn in ''WesternAnimation/{{Daria}}''. Also Kevin, in a rare male version, and Stacy to a lesser degree.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents''.
** Vicky
** Several of the female students in Dimmsdale Elementary are like this too; the school has a rather lousy dress code for allowing ten year olds walking around with their belly buttons revealing.
* Meg's post-makeover outfit in the ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' episode "Don't Make Me Over".
* Frankie Foster in ''WesternAnimation/FostersHomeForImaginaryFriends''.
* Portia in Friends and Heroes.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}''.
** Amy Wong's default outfit is a sweatsuit with a short-cropped top.
** Nearly all of Leela's outfits, aside from her default tank top and pants, have ''cut-out windows'' exposing at least her belly button. Even her formal wear tends to have these.
** In "A Tale of Two Santas", Amy wears a midriff-baring Santa suit. In the episode "Cold Warriors", the crew goes ice-fishing, and she wears a parka that exposes her belly button.
** In "Crimes of the Hot", Professor Farnsworth wears a see-through bellyshirt for a spot of FanDisservice.
* Hyena in ''WesternAnimation/{{Gargoyles}}'' ended up with a permanently bare midriff after she became a cyborg. Demona and (in the comics) Angela also tend to go around bare-midriffed. Also Queen Titania had an extremely bared midriff, complete with navel gem.
* Aya from ''WesternAnimation/GreenLanternTheAnimatedSeries'' seems to be made to look like this.
* A few background characters on ''WesternAnimation/JimmyTwoShoes''.
* In ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'', "Task Force X" member Plastique has a midriff-baring outfit. The "skin" is actually a latex layer covering a ring of explosives around her midsection.
** Hawkgirl switches to a midriff-baring costume, much like her comicbook counterpart's, in season 2 of ''Justice League Unlimited''. Previously, she had worn a LeotardOfPower.
* ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible''
** Kim did this all throughout her first season, but by the last all of her outfits had changed to avoid this.
** Her dad also [[LampshadeHanging comments on it]] in the episode where she gets her new mission outfit (her classic mission outfit being the final piece of midriff-baring clothing to go), saying "It's been my dream to see you save the world without baring your midriff." before revealing a large, cumbersome suit of PoweredArmor for her to try.
** Also [[DiscussedTrope commented]] by Ron (in Kim's body) during the FreakyFridayFlip episode:
--->'''Kim's mom:''' As a board-certified neurosurgeon, I've got to say, it's just not possible to swap brains.\\
'''Ron-in-Kim's-body:''' Point taken, Dr. P, but how else do you explain my bare midriff?
** Kim's not the only one showing off her navel, Bonnie and the rest of the cheerleading squad, and other background female characters are like this too..
* Luanne in ''WesternAnimation/KingOfTheHill''.
* ''Toys/{{Lalaloopsy}}''
** Mango Tiki Wiki.
** Pickles B.L.T. in her Popular Athletic Outfit (I Thought Pickles would wear a Blue Short-Sleeved Cropped T-Shirt with a Pickle Burger on it and Jean Shorts on).
* Triplicate Girl in ''WesternAnimation/LegionOfSuperHeroes'', and Duo Damsel for part of season two.
* Mike from ''WesternAnimation/MikeLuAndOg''.
* ''WesternAnimation/MyLifeAsATeenageRobot'': Jenny is designed to look like a teenage girl in a tube top and short skirt complete with an exposed belly and screw-shaped bellybutton. It's even made a plot point in "[[GottaCatchThemAll Around The World In 80 Pieces]]", being that her "belly bolt" is the one piece that holds the rest of her body together; without it, she quite literally falls apart.
* ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb''
** Alt!Candace from ''[[WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerbTheMovieAcrossThe2ndDimension Across the 2nd Dimension]]''. Not that anyone would complain...
** Regular Candace has several outfits like this as well.
** We also see Doof in a croptop in one episode, though this is more like FanDisservice. Perry is justifiably horrified at the sight.
** Stacy has [[ChangingClothesIsAFreeAction several]] outfits like this during the "Disco Miniature Golfing Queen" number from "Put that Putter Away".
** Isabella, too, has an outfit that shows off her tummy during the same number from "Put that Putter Away", as well as a Hawaiian Hula outfit, mistaken for a "belly dancer" outfit, in "What Do it Do?".
*** So did Fireside Girl Adyson in "Put That Putter Away".
* Grown up [=AndrAIa=] in ''WesternAnimation/ReBoot''.
* Sabrina in ''WesternAnimation/SabrinaTheAnimatedSeries''. She was then given a belly button in the other show "Sabrina's Secret Life".
* A rare male example with Air Enforcer of ''WesternAnimation/SkysurferStrikeForce''.
* Mary Jane and Cheyenne from ''WesternAnimation/SpiderManTheNewAnimatedSeries''.
* ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars'': Ahsoka, which while not quite as abnormal as it might be for a Jedi considering what's worn by Aayla Secura, still stands out, especially when you consider her age.
* Supergirl in ''WesternAnimation/SupermanTheAnimatedSeries''. She is joined in this trope by Stargirl in ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague Unlimited''
* ''WesternAnimation/SymBionicTitan'': Kimmy's outfit in "The Ballad of Scary Mary" does this, as does Ilana's pajamas in "Tashy 497."
* ''WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2003'': April O'Neil's initial outfit includes this, and is in fact apparently considered appropriate attire for her job as a lab assistant. Either Stockman sees her as a BunnyEarsLawyer, or he is too busy [[spoiler: being evil]] to notice.
* Starfire and Terra in ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans''. Raven in one episode due to ClothingDamage.
* Jessica in ''WesternAnimation/TheBremenAvenueExperience''.
* Roberta Tubbs in ''WesternAnimation/TheClevelandShow''. Her LimitedWardrobe consists of a green tube top.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheJetsons'': Judy Jetson.
* {{Disneyfi|cation}}ed Queen La in ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfTarzan''.
* June's usual attire in ''WesternAnimation/TheLifeAndTimesOfJuniperLee''.
* Tula in ''WesternAnimation/ThePiratesOfDarkWater''.
* Triana Orpheus in ''WesternAnimation/TheVentureBrothers'' in a nice low-key goth girl way.
* Lion-O in the original ''WesternAnimation/ThunderCats'' series is a male example.
** Cheetara and Wilykit in ''WesternAnimation/ThunderCats2011''.
* On ''[[WesternAnimation/TotalDrama Total Drama Island]]'' all the girls (notably [[AlphaBitch Heather]]) except Beth, Eva, Leshawna, Dawn, Jo, Staci, Ella, Scarlett, and Sky. While Courtney and Dakota's regular outfits don't show midriff, it is shown on some of their alternate outfits (sleepwear for both, swimwear for Courtney, and an intern outfit for Dakota).
* Weird example with ''WesternAnimation/TotallySpies'' Being the kind of show it is, it had midriff-baring outfits left and right, but the artists didn't think to give anyone bellybuttons until the third season.
* Strangely enough, ''[[http://tfwiki.net/w2/images2/b/b3/Beachcomber-tfa-model.jpg Beachcomber]]'' from ''WesternAnimation/TransformersAnimated'' is colorized in a way that makes him look like he's bearing his midriff. Whether this was intentional or not, he's still the only character in TFA to do so. No wonder he has such devoted fans.
** [[Franchise/{{Transformers}} Most versions]] of Arcee have a similar look, though it's less prominent in their cases because, unlike Beachcomber, none of them are drawn to look like they're wearing jeans.
* Many female Trollz in ''WesternAnimation/{{Trollz}}'', as their bellybuttons have magical gems that are the source of their magic.
* Princess Amalia in ''WesternAnimation/{{Wakfu}}''.
* ''WesternAnimation/WinxClub'' loves this. Nearly every female member of the main cast wears a midriff-baring outfit as either their default clothes, their transformation clothes, or both. [[LampshadeHanging This is later commented on]] by one of their professors, who expresses disdain for the look:
-->'''Palladium:''' Before we can send you, we have to suit you up in the appropriate attire. You see, the weather on Sparx is quite brutal, so I'm afraid open-toe shoes and exposed midriffs simply will not do.\\
'''Griselda:''' If I had my way, this would be the year-round dress code.\\
'''Faragonda:''' Oh, Griselda.
** That quote was only in the 4Kids dub. It's ironic that out of all companies, this one would blatantly address, given that they've tried to cover it up before, notably giving Nico Robin in ''Manga/OnePiece'' an undershirt...
** And then the Enchantix went and took the last one who wasn't in a mini-dress, Techna, and did it to her too. And made the others' clothes skimpier than before.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{WITCH}}'''s Will, Taranee and Hay Lin's Guardian forms have exposed midriffs.
** Outside of Guardian form, Hay Lin's Season 1 Outfit sorta counts, although you can't see her navel. In Season 2, the girls give up their LimitedWardrobe and each get a couple of trope-relevant outfits.
* Artemis on ''WesternAnimation/YoungJustice''.
* Most of the girls have one such set of street clothes in ''WesternAnimation/XMenEvolution''. Jean has three.
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[[folder:Real Life]]
* Many women wear sport bras without their shirts when they go jogging or work out.
* Before the [[TheEighties early-eighties]], which is when manufacturers began making half t-shirts, young women would bare their midriffs by tying the bottom front into a knot.
* [[TheCheerleader Cheerleaders]]: Many [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TDExZCJJBh4#t=0m17s high school]] and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RgfYL10knnU college]] cheerleaders often do this by wearing [[WalkingSwimsuitScene bikinis and shorts and bikini tops]] during their car wash fundraisers.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mW4ivB2Sx1A#t=0m13s Hooters Girls]].
* [[http://www.metacafe.com/watch/5022881/tiffany_ann_wet_t_shirt_contest Wet T-shirt contests]].
* {{Creator/Jessica Nigri}} in most of her cosplay outfits.
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