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->''Her dress became a pool of cerulean around her feet, revealing a silk teddy that was poetry in black lingerie.''
-->-- ''The Last Kiss Goodbye''

It becomes necessary (or desirable) for a female character to take her clothes off in a non-cable show.

We cut to a shot of her slipping her dress off her shoulders -- then we cut down behind her feet and see the dress tumble to the floor around her legs.

See also SexyDiscretionShot. Often overlaps with ToplessnessFromTheBack, SexyCoatFlashing.

Compare ShapeshiftingExcludesClothing, where such a shot ''also'' involves shapeshifting of the subject, rather than simply removing their clothes. [[noreallife]]



* [[http://youtube.com/watch?v=tiUt1upKSUc This Somper Furs ad]] plays with this trope. When a woman sees [[PrettyInMink how good her fur coat looks]] in the mirror, she grabs the straps of her dress, and the next shot is [[FanService her dress falling to the floor]], indicating she [[NakedInMink is wearing nothing under the coat]].
* In [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vRAxqtWib4c this Anne Klein commercial]] most of Sally's clothes are [[NakedOnArrival already off]]. Rather it's her bra that hits the floor.
* Suzanna Jones taking off her [[WalkingSwimsuitScene bikini top]] at [[PoolScene the pool]] in this [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yf4mjXTEPnE Mandalay Bay commercial]].

[[folder:Anime & Manga]]
* In ''Manga/BlackLagoon'' [[CreepyChild Gretel]] does this. It's [[InvertedTrope intended to be disturbing]]. [[spoiler:We also aren't sure of her gender, ItMakesSenseInContext.]]
* In ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'', Yoruichi pulls this on Ichigo, mostly for her amusement. We only see the first bit of her clothes hitting the ground, and from there it's all Ichigo's increasingly panicked offscreen reactions.
* Diva pulls this one in ''Anime/BloodPlus''. It then turns into FanDisservice when [[spoiler:she rapes and kills Riku...]]
* TokenMiniMoe and humanoid weapon BW-Alpha in ''Anime/CrystalBlaze'' before she transforms.
* In ''Manga/FairyTail'', Erza grabs Lucy's belt and wraps it around her arm in order to prevent some snake poison from spreading, and the next panel we see Lucy's skirt sliding down to her feet along with a very excited ReactionShot from three nearby guys. Why her panties were censored in this exact situation isn't known, since they are shown regularly in the series and even later in the same arc.
* This happens out of nowhere in the ''Anime/{{Negima}}?'' OP.
* In TheMovie of ''Anime/RevolutionaryGirlUtena'', Anthy strips so Utena won't be the only one naked (Anthy was drawing a nude portrait of Utena), and we cut to a shot of her feet as her skirt falls down her legs and to the floor. Everything else is in silhouette.
* The ''Anime/GhostInTheShellStandAloneComplex'' episode "CASH EYE" plays this trope out in a rather interesting way. When it's time for Motoko to advance to the next stage of her mission, the moderately revealing evening gown she's wearing hits the floor... and ''somehow'' reveals a full-body SpyCatsuit underneath.

[[folder:Comic Books]]
* After much parading about in an open, transparent nightgown, [[http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m7r7am1JUp1qihq12o6_1280.jpg Talia al Ghul pulls this trope]] in ''{{Franchise/Batman}}: Bane of the Demon''.
* In ''ComicBook/SupermanAndBatmanGenerations'', Bruce Wayne Jr. (Batman) and Kara Kent (Supergirl) make out in midair above his penthouse while he is dressed in civilian clothes and she is still wearing her Supergirl costume. By the time Mrs. Bruce Wayne comes out to meet with her son on the terrace, Supergirl's costume ends up falling right on top of her.

* Fluttershy reveals herself this way in "[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/93809/a-pleasant-surprise A Pleasant Surprise.]]" It's a really heartwarming, beautiful moment that becomes extremely important in Midnight's character arc.
* In the ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirls'' fanfic ''Courage and Change'', Twilight unzips Sunset Shimmer's dress while they were making out, followed by Sunset letting her clothes hit the ground.

[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]
* ''Film/JamesBond'':
** Memorably gender inverted with Bond's kilt in ''Film/OnHerMajestysSecretService'', with jabot removal substituting for slipping the dress off the shoulders.
** Done as well in ''Film/DiamondsAreForever'', ''Film/YouOnlyLiveTwice''... well, what ''James Bond'' movie is it ''not'' done in?
** More a dressing gown and involving two people doing it, but ''Film/ForYourEyesOnly''.
** In ''Film/TomorrowNeverDies'' with Teri Hatcher's character and the discovery, via a ToplessnessFromTheBack shot, that [[VaporWear she's not wearing a bra]].
** In ''Film/DieAnotherDay'' also, very briefly and matter-of-factly by Miranda Frost, with another ToplessnessFromTheBack shot.
* In ''{{Film/Stardust}}'', Lamia [[ShowingOffTheNewBody shows off her rejuvenated body]] in this fashion.
* ''{{Film/Juno}}'': Cherry boy-briefs hit floor.
* A non-sexual use in ''Film/GoneWithTheWind'', when Melanie removes her nightgown to [[spoiler:mop up the blood of the Union soldier Scarlett killed]].
* This scene in ''Film/TheBigLebowski'':
-->'''Maude:''' Jeffrey.\\
'''Dude:''' Maude?\\
''(robe hits floor)''\\
'''Maude:''' Love me.\\
'''Dude:''' That's my robe.
* Done beautifully in ''Film/TheThomasCrownAffair1999'' remake, by Rene Russo.
* In the ''Film/TheManFromUNCLE2015'' extended version movie, ''The Spy With My Face'', made from the first-season episode "The Double Affair", Senta Berger (playing the thrush FemmeFatale, Serena), walks into the bathroom of her luxury apartment where Napoleon Solo is taking a shower. (Long story.) The camera focuses on her legs and feet as she lets her dress fall to her feet, kicks her high-heeled shoes off, and then follows her nude legs as she walks into the shower. [[SexyDiscretionShot The scene fades out]] as Serena begins running her foot up and down Napoleon's wet, naked leg.
* In Richard Lester's ''Film/TheFourMusketeers'' sequel, Milady (Faye Dunaway) disrobes in this fashion, stepping out of the daintiest of boudoir slippers as well. The camera slowly pans upward from her feet as she moves to dip her toes in the bath, only to find it full of bloody water from Rochefort letting his wounded hand drip into it.
* ''Film/DancesWithWolves'' does this for the love scene between Stands With A Fist and John Dunbar. It would have been more explicit, but notably shy Creator/MaryMcDonnell (sadly) nixed that idea.
* Tippi Hedren, when her nightgown is removed by Creator/SeanConnery in ''Film/{{Marnie}}''.
* Persis Khambatta lets her sari slither to the floor when she has sex in the closet with Creator/SidneyPoitier (where they're hiding from South African secret-police agents) in ''The Wilby Conspiracy''.
* In ''Malibu Beach'': When Dina and Bobby go upstairs to her room to make love, every article of clothing except for her panties and his underpants land on the staircase.

* In the 1820 book poem ''Ruslan and Ludmila'' by Creator/AlexanderPushkin, in a description of a wedding night it says "On carpets of Byzantine splendour / The jealous covers fall" (падут ревнивые одежды на цареградские ковры).
* In the epilogue of ''Wicked Lovely'', Donia undoes the tie holding her skirt together, and it is strongly implied that her and Keenan have sex, but it's never described.
* Alice Wroke executes this, plus SexyCoatFlashing in ''Literature/TheDemonPrinces''. Played with somewhat in that she has to take a minute to set it up. Clothes don't fall off all by themselves, you know.
* In Creator/JackMcDevitt's ''Omega'' (part of his ''Literature/PriscillaHutchins'' series), Digby "Digger" Dunn has fallen in love with Kellie Collier, the captain of the research vessel he's traveling on, and she seems to reciprocate his feelings, but Academy regulations forbid a captain from sleeping with passengers, so she insists they have to wait. But the ship gets diverted for a rescue mission that may add up to a year to their voyage, and Digger is scheduled for a risky landing on an unexplored planet with aliens of unknown temperament. He visits her quarters the night before the landing, and... robe hits deck. End scene.
* Georgia Young does this in ''Literature/HonorHarrington''. After rather forcefully explaining to [[AristocratsAreEvil her husband]] why he shouldn't try and attack Honor directly at the current time she decides he needs a bit of a carrot make sure the lesson sticks.
* In ''[[Literature/ArrivalsFromTheDark The Faraway Saikat]]'', Ivar manages to catch the eye of a [[HumanAlien Kni'lina]] female, who offers to go to his quarters (both races have [[FreeLoveFuture fairly lax sexual mores]]). After a few minutes of examining his quarters, the woman touches a single clasp on her jumpsuit, and it falls right down to the floor (Kni'lina don't wear undergarments). Then, CoitusEnsues (also doubles as ZeroGSpot, as Ivar's bed is in a zero-g field).

[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* ''Series/GameOfThrones'':
** A rare male version of this trope occurs in "The Wolf and the Lion" when Ser Loras Tyrell removes Lord Renly Baratheon's pants (and any undergarment the latter may be wearing) in one swift movement and letting them drop to the floor.
** When Missandei seduces Grey Worm in Season 7.
* Several in ''Series/XenaWarriorPrincess'', including two 'Shipperiffic ones: "The Reckoning" (ohdearpowers...) and "The Bitter Suite".
* A variant on the trope--with knickers--occurs in ''Series/TheLastEnemy''. Included the "Arm Bra"--an above-chest shot with said character holding her bra in her outstretched hand.
* In the pilot episode of ''Series/KungFu: The Legend Continues'', Marilyn (a woman who asks Kwai-Chang Caine for help) is brought to the offices of the crime lord Tan, and is told to take her clothes off. Her dress drops to the floor just before she kisses Tan and then slaps him across the face.
* When Anya "seduces" (in the "loosest" sense of the word) Xander for the first time in ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer''. "Please remove your clothes now." And the amazing thing? "Still more romantic than Faith."
* Done in ''Series/{{Bottom}}'' when Richie is about to lose his virginity to Lady Natasha Letitia Sarah Jane Wellesley Extrong Skiponsong Smythe Smythe Smythe Smythe Smythe Oblomov Boblomov Dob, third Viscountess of Moldavia. The shot focuses on Richie's reaction as each garment hits him.
* On the re-imagined ''Series/{{Battlestar Galactica|2003}}'', Number Six does this all the time.
* Done in episode 4, season 1 of ''Series/VeronicaMars''. Veronica has a flashback scene to a game of Never Have I Ever, where it comes out that she's never skinny dipped. The end of the episode has her dropping her dress on the beach to do so.
* Done at least once by Edie in ''Series/DesperateHousewives''; probably more times...
* Mocked on ''Series/{{Scrubs}}'', when Jordan seduces J.D., we get the BetweenMyLegs shot... of J.D.'s scrubs hitting the floor.
* ''{{Series/NCIS}}''
** The episode "Under Covers". And there was much {{Squee}} until after the opening credits.
** In "Murder 2.0", a woman turns on her shower, DressHitsFloor (more like bra hits floor), her husband puts on mood music, then blood starts spurting from the shower.
* In the season 3 premiere of ''{{Series/Leverage}}'', played comically with Parker, who's trying (badly) to strike mistress poses for Photoshop mock-ups that the crew needs for a job, then in her Asperger's/carefree manner, simply drops the dress, causing Hardison and Sophie to awkwardly look away.
-->'''Hardison:''' [[UnresolvedSexualTension ...why am I looking away?]]
* In ''Series/{{Hunter}}'', there is an episode where a rich woman robbed by a burglar finds him and bargains for return of some jewelry piece. When the robber suggests she is "wired", she drops her clothes to the floor to prove she isn't. [[spoiler: This leads to KarmicDeath of said robber, at the hands of the woman's jealous husband who wrongly assumes she's having an affair -- she is, but not with the burglar.]]
* UsefulNotes/MataHari apparently seducing the Doctor in the ''Series/DoctorWho'' episode "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS32E17PondLife Pond Life]] Episode 1".
* In the ''Series/SirArthurConanDoylesTheLostWorld'' episode "More Than Human", a mistress tries to seduce Roxton by taking off her dress this way in front of him. He walks over to her and [[PleasePutSomeClothesOn puts her dress back up around her]] as she complains. Notable in that it was shot in both a DressHitsFloor and uncensored version.
* ''Series/BabylonFive'': When Londo takes Lennier to experience the "real" Babylon 5, he takes the hapless Minbari to the Dark Star and sits him down right in front of the dancer on stage, moments before her skirt drops to the floor around her legs. Lennier is... fascinated.
* ''Seies/MarriedWithChildren'': In the episode "Ship Happens", [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TD-W0mYv_oA#t=19m57s we see]] a babe suggestively taking off her [[WalkingSwimsuitScene bikini]] top and bottom and then showing them to Al.
* ''Series/{{Copper}}'': Happens when Sarah reconciles with Matthew and meets up with him at his practice in "Aileen Aroon".
* ''Series/TheGlades'': Or 'towel hits floor' in this case. In "Gypsies, Tramps and Thieves", Callie steps out of the shower wrapped in a towel and hears a knock at the door. Thinking it is Jim, she slips off the towel (which tumbles to the floor round her feet) and opens the door. It turns out to be Jim's dad.
* When Emma Thompson performs [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kH8zH2BiwSM#t=22m40s this]] [[YouCanLeaveYourHatOn impromptu striptease]] on ''Doctor in Charge'', her blouse flies into the crowd and her bra hits the man's chest.
* Played very straight on 2x30 of ''Series/MagnificentCentury'', when Prenses İsabella decides enough is enough and she is now ready to seduce her way out. Followed in rapid succession by SceneryCensor, and ToplessnessFromTheBack--and IgnoreTheFanservice.
* ''Series/{{Leverage}}'': Used multiple times (along with ToplessnessFromTheBack) as the models are changing backstage at the fashion show in "The Runway Job".
* Non-sexual version in ''Series/GilligansIsland''. When it's revealed that the detergent Gilligan used to clean clothes ate a hole in Mr. Howell's pants, Gilligan quickly grabs a blanket and covers Ginger with it before telling her he used a lot of it on her dress. Sure enough, the next shot is her dress falling off under the blanket.
* ''Series/MidsomerMurders'': Happens in "The Curse of the Ninth" as young woman prepares to take a shower, unaware that an intruder has just broken into her home.

* Non-visual, but the chorus of Chris Young's "Gettin' You Home" definitely applies:
-->''Walking through the front door\\
Seeing your black dress hit the floor''
* Lorrie Morgan's "Out of Your Shoes" starts off with "You borrowed my favorite dress" and then ends with this trope.
* My Darkest Days -- "Porn Star Dancin'"
-->''She don't play nice, she makes me beg\\
She drops that dress around her legs\\
And I'm sittin' right by the stage\\
With this porn star dancing''

[[folder:Music Videos]]
* The beginning of the video for "Talking in Your Sleep" by The Romantics.
* The Music/KylieMinogue video "On a Night Like This" has this happen twice (both involving her stripping down after she exits a pool).
* The video for "Getting You Home" by [[CountryMusic Chris Young]] ends with this.
* The video for "Versace on the Floor" by Music/BrunoMars contain this with Creator/ZendayaColeman.

[[folder:Video Games]]
* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyX'' did the wetsuit variation again, with Rikku. Though hers was slightly more on-screen. (She was wearing shorts and a top underneath it anyway.)
* In Geralt's interlude with Princess Adda in ''VideoGame/TheWitcher'', as her dress comes down she rips off his wolfshead medallion and throws it to the floor, where it is shown to be vibrating furiously. The added significance of this is that the medallion is tuned to vibrate in the presence of monsters, and Princess Adda had been cursed into a monstrous form in the past.

[[folder:Web Comics]]
* ''Webcomic/TheOtherGreyMeat''. In [[http://togm.webcomic.ws/comics/118 issue 118]], in exchange for his half of the found brains, Beth strips completely for John and is seen in this shot.
* ''Webcomic/TheOverture''. Done by Janis in an attempt to be sexy for Richard. [[spoiler:It works.]]

[[folder:Web Original]]
* Happens in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-wezK5DreLw a joke trailer]] for ''Passion of the Christ 2'' set in the modern day. Skip to 2:05. See the rest of the trailer as well.

[[folder:Western Animation]]
* ''WesternAnimation/KimPossibleMovieSoTheDrama'' has a version of this, except that it is a wetsuit that hits the ground.
* Parodied in ''Tek Jansen'', the ''[[Series/TheColbertReport Colbert Report]]'' show-within-a-show, when Abraxxxia undresses. Due to the complexity of the armour she's wearing, Random Metal Objects Hit Floor for some time. (The last one is ''a tray of muffins'', which... let's just say [[FoeYay it makes sense in context]]. There was a muffin joke on ''Series/TheDailyShow'' that day.)
* Subverted (and mixed with SexyCoatFlashing) on ''WesternAnimation/TheMask'' episode "Flight as a Feather." During a bill-signing ceremony, Mayor Tilton's ex-girlfriend, Cookie (an exotic dancer with an apparent suicide bomber [[IncrediblyLamePun streak]]) crashes the ceremony and storms the stage. The mayor's aide tries to stop her, and she opens her trenchcoat and flashes him, leaving the mayor's aide to growl lecherously and comment, "Dy-no-mite!" Once the dress hits the floor, it turns out Cookie ''is'' fully-clothed -- [[ActionBomb in two megatons worth of explosives strapped around her bust and waist]] before the Mask gives her a hilarious and well deserved ShamefulStrip.
* On ''WesternAnimation/TheCritic'', a lonely Jay imagines the Statue of Liberty doing this, her dress dropping with a loud ''clang''.
** Apparently he's not the first, considering they had to [[CrowningMomentOfFunny put up a sign]].