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->''"Another picture people thought was sexy... I wanted to draw a pose that showed off her shoes, so it turned out like this. Her skirt is kept in place by magic."''
-->-- '''Creator/UmeAoki''', on [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/SS-MagicSkirt.jpg a picture of Yuno]] from ''Manga/HidamariSketch''.
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The odd local laws of physics which apply to a (super)heroine's DangerouslyShortSkirt which cause it to ''always'' cover everything regardless of what ridiculous things she may be doing, like falling legs first or hanging upside down. Note that the skirt always conceals the girl's modesty from [[MaleGaze the audience]]'s point of view (onscreen characters may be clearly in position to get an eyeful) and thus acts as a form of {{censorship|Tropes}}. In Japan it is known as an "iron skirt" due to its [[{{Determinator}} uncompromising]] and [[MadeOfIron impenetrable defense]].

This trope is (somewhat) {{justified|Trope}} when the skirt is quite close-fitting and probably wouldn't fly up over the heroine's hips. On the other hand, when our ActionGirl is wearing a pleated skirt which can flap as it pleases, only divine intervention is keeping it in place Comicbook/{{Supergirl}}, we're looking at you.

In some cases when an up-skirt angle can't be avoided, an additional tactic is to make the area under the skirt shadowed and impossibly dark, as if there were a [[{{Pun}} miniature black hole]] within.

Can coincide with PantyShot if another character is watching from a different position, albeit without the usual {{Fanservice}}. Occasionally this trope gets {{averted|Trope}} by simply [[ModestyShorts giving the character something extra to wear under said impossibly short flappy skirt]] -- usually something akin to cycling shorts, as worn by [[Manga/AhMyGoddess Skuld]], [[Manga/MahouSenseiNegima Setsuna]], [[Anime/FutariWaPrettyCure Cure Black]], [[Manga/HayateTheCombatButler Hinagiku]], and the [[http://www.newsarama.com/comics/060926-Supergirl.html post-Matt-Idelson]] Comicbook/{{Supergirl}}.

And one last way to at least try to explain this is if said heroine is actually falling headfirst at the time; then it can be believed that wind resistance plus inertia keeps the skirt pointing back where the character came from.

It's the thing you must wear for convenience sake if you are an ActionGirl, otherwise you're going to [[ActionDressRip tear the hem off every dress you wear if you want to be able to move.]]

For clothing that mysteriously maintains dignity in the face of TransformationSequence-based ClothingDamage rather than WaifFu, see MagicPants. For a skirt that grants NotQuiteFlight, see ParachutePetticoat.

Compare ImpossiblyLowNeckline. Contrast PantyShot.



[[folder:Anime and Manga]]
* ''Anime/AllPurposeCulturalCatGirlNukuNuku'' uses this in the TV series (obviously caused by the time slot), but not in the OVA series.
* The two [[TriggerHappy high-kick-to-the-face happy]] female leads of ''Manga/AngelDensetsu'' manage not to flash the reader every other panel ''without'' any kind of Magic Skirt. It's all done by skillful camera angles. It's lampshaded a couple of times when someone flashes some other character.
* The DVD box art for ''Manga/BGataHKei'' has Yamada in a pose just like the {{Trope Namer|s}}'s. Her skirt is much shorter than Yuno's, yet it still manages to defy gravity just enough to cover everything.
* Parodied in ''LightNovel/{{Bakemonogatari}}'', specifically ''Nisemonogatari''. The series is usually not shy with the FanService, but one scene has Karen doing a handstand in a short skirt. The skirt stays up in apparent defiance of gravity, then slowly begins falling, stopping just short of revealing anything, then Karen switches to a one-handed handstand so she can hold it up.
* ''Anime/BenTo'''s [[ReiAyanamiExpy Ice Witch]] and the other female combatants. Lots of thigh focus though.
* Hinoki of ''{{Anime/Betterman}}'', despite sporting a pleated skirt that's an inch away from being reclassified as a belt.
* ''{{Manga/Bleach}}'': This is almost always played straight for any male or female characters that either wear short skirts or short kosodes. The one exception occurs during Renji's flashback to how he first met Rukia, where we clearly see the high-kicking Rukia is GoingCommando and the adult she's tripped up is [[PantyShot blatantly]] wearing {{fundoshi}}.
* Saya, at the end of the third opening of ''Anime/BloodPlus''. And again in ''Anime/BloodC'', during the various MonsterOfTheWeek fights.
* ''Manga/CardcaptorSakura'': Sakura; despite short pleated skirts of both the schoolgirl and cheerleader variety and dozens of fanciful battle costumes, Sakura remains covered.
* Kyou and Tomoyo in ''{{VisualNovel/Clannad}}'' as well, which is quite surprising, considering all the high kicks they do. (Though they aren't shown to the viewer, Kyou's flying high-kick does end up giving Sunohara a fleeting glimpse at one point.)
* A variation in ''Anime/CowboyBebop'' with Ed's magic shirt. At one point, Ed is hanging upside-down with her arms over her head, and her shirt (which, it should be added, is quite baggy to begin with) doesn't go down much further past her navel.
* In most versions of ''Anime/CuteyHoney'', Honey's miniskirt allows for {{Panty Shot}}s aplenty, but the shoujo ''Cutie Honey Flash'' put on a spell on her skirt.
* With all the jumping, flying, etc., that Lenalee in ''Manga/DGrayMan'' does, and with how goddamn short the skirt is, it's amazing how little -- if any -- Panty Shots there are of her. [[BigBrotherInstinct There's no wonder as to why]] [[KnightTemplarBigBrother Komui's so protective]]. It seems like there are little to no panty shots of her in-universe as well. Lavi, Allen and Kanda are only shown finding out that she's usually wearing shorts underneath her skirt when they get new uniforms and she lets them see, despite fighting alongside her numerous times. [[FridgeLogic And even though they were with her in Japan after her second uniform, including the skirt, was destroyed and she was wearing shorts....]]
* Chiko from ''Manga/TheDaughterOfTwentyFaces''. Admittedly, her skirt is oftentimes more like a dress in length, but still, considering all the insane acrobatic stunts she does...
* The lead girls from ''Anime/DennouCoil'' never get any panty shots, despite all all the jumping, crouching and climbing they do while wearing short skirts. Kyoko gets one briefly, but even that one is only to show that she's just a little kid.
* Juri's skirt in ''Anime/DigimonTamers'' flaps around freely when standing but is magnetically attracted to her knees when she sits or kneels (and she spends a long time crouching on the ground towards the end of the series). The album art for the Drama CD "Message in the Packet" uses the darkness variant on Shaochung's reflection in a puddle.
* The most impressive display of magic in ''[[VideoGame/DragonAgeII Dragon Age: Dawn of the Seeker]]'' is the enchantment Cassandra uses to keep from flashing the audience while she jumps around killing ogres and dragons in a battle skirt.
* ''Anime/EurekaSeven''
** Eureka's dress, as well as Talho's skirt. [[spoiler:Though Talho later gets an ImportantHaircut and corresponding clothing change that does away with her old {{Stripperiffic}} outfit.]]
** Although some pieces of art show that Eureka wears a pair of short shorts underneath her skirt. Additionally, the dress appears to be some sort of pleather.
** Interestingly enough, this trope is mostly averted by Anemone from the same series, although she does wear shorts underneath.
* ''Manga/FairyTail''
** Lucy Heartfilia has this same problem despite the fact that almost all her outfits include a short skirt. Then, as of the second half of the Edolas arc, this is averted.
** This happens with Erza Scarlet in the anime.
** Ironically, Fairy Tail generally keeps playing this trope straight despite having lots of panty shots in later arcs. Instead, the girls are just drawn from an angle that reveals their panties, but when they fight, jump or it's blowing, the skirt stays down.
* At the end of ''{{Anime/Fractale}}'''s credits sequence, Nessa falls off a rock, landing upside-down. Her dress hovers inexplicably around her knees until the scene ends.
* In ''Manga/FruitsBasket'', Tohru wears a very short skirt as her part of her school uniform (apparently one can decide on the length, due to the fact that Uo and Hana's skirts are longer). Even though it would barely cover her underwear in RealLife, nothing is ever seen, even if she falls down. The [[WordOfGod artist once mentioned]] that Tohru [[ModestyShorts wears shorts under her skirt]].
* ''Anime/FutakoiAlternative'': during the whole first episode, which uses a ridiculous amount of StuffBlowingUp and other activities involving ActionGirl, there is even no PantyShot during the SuperWindowJump.
* Shinosuka from ''Anime/GadGuard''. Especially evident since the camera is frequently behind her while she's flying through the sky on the back of her HumongousMecha and it's ''still'' stuck to her legs.
* Yomi and Kagura in ''Anime/GaReiZero''.
* There were some comments about Yuki Nagato's fight against [[spoiler:Ryoko Asakura]] in ''LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya'' about how her acrobatics never actually led to any panty-flashes. Likewise, Haruhi's dropkick of the Computer Club President also fits this trope. Averted in that both characters have [[RealityWarper powers]] that cover this.
* Rahzel from ''[[Manga/HatenkouYuugi Dazzle]]'' frequently wears miniskirts, and fights in them, but we never get so much as a glimpse of anything underneath. [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] in one FourthWallMailSlot segment.
* As opposed to several of the girls of ''Manga/HayateTheCombatButler'', stating that they wear bicycle shorts to avert this (and once in the background Izumi was facing away from the audience during a kick and the guys who ended up seeing lampshading that they saw), Nagi is given a literal Magic Skirt that's somehow attached to her kicking leg to avert the panty shot while she's facing the audience in a promotional picture.
* Seras Victoria from ''Anime/{{Hellsing}}'' wore a tiny miniskirt, and yet only had one PantyShot in the entire series (the final chapter) despite numerous occasions of her kicking and crouching.
* In ''LightNovel/AriaTheScarletAmmo'', even as Aria is ''dangling upside down from a parachute'' while pulling guns out of garters that are ''well'' below the hem of her skirt, it stays up no matter what.
* Despite what you might think from the gratuitous fanservice of the official artwork, the girls of ''VisualNovel/HigurashiWhenTheyCry'' wear magic skirts and are definitely ''not'' fanservicey. (Unless [[NightmareFetishist you're into]] [[{{Gorn}} that kind of thing]].)
* ''Anime/TheIdolmaster'': Despite all the dance routines, there's not a single Panty Shot during the whole show. Maybe justified since the stage outfits are, well, ''[[CaptainObvious stage]]'' outfits and therefore made to be this way. The only time this is almost averted is with Azusa in episode 15 when she's wearing the same clothes as the workers from the daycare center they're filming at.
** The video game isn't nearly as modest though, especially since you can adjust the camera angle.
*** Still, despite how short some of the skirts are, panty shots in the iDOLM@STER games are very rare unless you purposely adjust settings to see them.
* ''Manga/InuYasha'': Intentionally invoked by the [[Creator/RumikoTakahashi author]] herself who point-blank told the animators to never reveal Kagome's underwear no matter how rough the action became. This author-originated taboo extended to other characters as well. As a result, Kohaku's very short kosode never reveals anything and neither does Kouga's very short fur kilt. An Creator/AdultSwim bump played with this at one point where a viewer asked how this was so. They responded with "TV-14, behold its awesome power!"
* ''Manga/KamikazeKaitouJeanne'' wears one of these. Despite being a [[PhantomThief Kaitou]] who does a lot of impressive acrobatics, we never catch a glimpse of her panties. Maron, too, in the TransformationSequence that involves her jumping from a high place and transforming in mid-air. Apparently the skirt is turned off when Chiaki is around, though, as their very first meeting involves her falling on the floor and him commenting on the "great view". The skirt is mostly active only when she is moving. If she's sitting holding her knees, then the magic magically disappears.
** Subverted in her second transformation, where she now wears ModestyShorts, so the magic of her skirt disappeared again.
* Mai in (the 2006) ''{{VisualNovel/Kanon}}''.
* Chrome Dokuro of ''Manga/KatekyoHitmanReborn'' must have some of these as she never has a panty shot no matter what the skirt's length is, and the one time we DO get to see her bottom she's not even wearing any panties, much less a skirt.
* Agiri from ''Manga/KillMeBaby'' has this when she uses ninpo to stand from the ceiling. It's even lampshaded.
* Miwa in ''Anime/KotetsuJeeg'' has always a very short skirt (especilly her pilot uniform), but never give PantyShot.
* The entire cast of ''Manga/LuckyStar'' -- ''especially'' during the OP animation. Except for the high kick done in the cheerleading routine which gives us a split second shot of everyone's panties.
* With all the powerful magic spells used in ''Manga/MagicKnightRayearth'' one has to wonder how Hikaru, Umi and Fuu don't get ''any'' panty shots at all.
* In ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'', [[BigBad Fate]]'s girls get Magic Skirts after losing their panties to [[PantyThief Jack Rakan]]. It's worth noting that besides this one incident, the manga typically averts this as much as it possibly can. Regardless of whether the girl in question has panties on or not.
* The girls of ''Manga/ManabiStraight'', to ridiculous levels.
* Chen Agi of ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamCharsCounterattack'' wears a mini skirt as part of her military uniform. Not so bad, until you see the scenes where she's bouncing around IN SPACE and she doesn't flash any of the males in the process!
* Miki and Megumi from ''Manga/MutekiKanbanMusume'' never once flash their panties, despite all the high-level martial arts moves they pull off. Megumi has the excuse that she's usually wearing long dresses, but Miki's skirt is fairly short.
* Shiranui's introductory episode in ''Manga/MyBrideIsAMermaid'' features a magic skirt as Shiranui meets Saru. He bows down to kiss her feet and swear fealty to her, but she takes it the wrong way and starts kicking his face. The camera drops to beside Saru's face and the front of Shiranui's skirt magically jumps in between her legs.
* Lampshaded in one episode of ''Anime/NerimaDaikonBrothers'': with Mako planted headfirst in the dirt by Yukika, Hideki wonders if her skirt will succumb to gravity, giving him a peek at her panties. Ichiro tells him not to get his hopes up about what the animators will show.
* Haruka from ''Anime/{{Noein}}'' often wears a very short skirt, but the viewer never even catches a glimpse of what is underneath, even though she is often presented in positions when it would be near-impossible ''not'' to show anything, like running, crouching, climbing, sleeping or being carried.
* The characters on ''{{Anime/Noir}}'' are always covered by their skirts, even when ''upside down''. Apparently, the animators learned the lesson and gave Anime/{{Madlax}} and [[Anime/ElCazadorDeLaBruja Nadie]] hotpants. And Ellis, who wears a loose tunic, is a telekinesis-capable witch, to boot. Evidence indicates that she doesn't wear anything under it, so the Magic Skirt is an absolute necessity.
* The opening sequence for the ''LightNovel/{{Noucome}}'' anime has multiple female characters in short skirts doing handstands, angled so the camera would receive an upskirt look. Not only do their skirts not flip up once upside down, they perfectly mask their panties mid-flip.
* This happens with Nami throughout ''Manga/OnePiece''.
* In ''Manga/PandoraHearts'', Alice's skirt is very short, and with the amount she likes kicking people you'd think that something would show. But, [[InnocentFanserviceGirl surprisingly, nothing does]]. This is seemingly averted with Echo, until a DVD cover revealed that she actually wears incredibly [[ModestyShorts short shorts]] underneath her dress.
* Most of the girls in ''Anime/PetitePrincessYucie'' wear magic skirts -- which is even more amazing if you consider their ''shape''.
* ''{{Anime/Pokemon}}''
** Hikari/Dawn has a short skirt, but she remains covered throughout the series, except for one occasion - "Steamboat Willies!"
** It happens with Team Rocket's Jessie as well. Despite all the jumping, posing, and being blown into the sky, her skirt manages to stay in place. Slightly justified, though, as it is a short pencil skirt, designed to stay in place.
* ''Anime/PrettyCure''
** In ''Anime/FutariWaPrettyCure'', not only there's the Cure Black shorts-under-skirt example above, but also her partner Cure White has a skirt that only ever flies up either to the side or in the direction you're not looking. This is even seen in her civilian form in the second opening, where her skirt actually seems to lengthen for this purpose.
** A similar example happens in ''Anime/FreshPrettyCure''; their underskirts are so frilly that you can't even see panties. [[Anime/YesPrettyCure5 Cure Lemonade]] used a similar method; her teammates and [[Anime/FutariWaPrettyCureSplashStar immediate predecessors]] follow the Cure Black technique. The characters from ''Anime/SuitePrettyCure'' follow the same frilliness ''Fresh'' does.
** ''Anime/HeartcatchPrettyCure'' and ''Anime/DokiDokiPrettyCure'' is very odd in this trope as they go to great lengths to invoke this trope despite other material revealing that, yes, they wear shorts-under-skirt.
* All the characters in the ''Anime/PrettySammy'' series. It looks sort of silly at times, such as when Sammy gets slam dunked into a basketball hoop rear first and her skirt just happens to maintain itself.
* Reiri in the ''Manga/PrincessResurrection'' anime sure ''seems'' like a panty shot waiting to happen, but in practice, her skirt does an excellent job of being in the right place at the right time. Hime's skirt has an easier job since she doesn't fly around -- and let's face it, no one would ''dare'' to peek anyway.
* ''Anime/PrincessTutu'' has a magic...something-to-cover-the-boobs...thing. Seriously, the only possible way for it to stay up is by magic. [[DarkMagicalGirl Princess Kraehe]] wears a backless tutu with no sleeves and AbsoluteCleavage. Since when does two strips of cloth attached to a ring of feathers constitute an outfit?
** This sort of thing is quite common on ballet / dance outfits in reality, by having the "skin" parts be actually skin-coloured fabric (the outfit is actually a completely-covering suit). As for outfits in magical fairy-tale land... eh, [[AWizardDidIt a ]][[spoiler:[[AWizardDidIt Drosselmeyer ]]]][[AWizardDidIt did it]].
* ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'':
** It would seem that part of Mami's magic is keeping her skirt up when hung upside down.
** Madoka herself is shown from below more than once. Since she is wearing ten thousand petticoats, all we see are legs poking out of a sea of ruffles.
** Homura's pleated mini-skirt also possesses magical properties, as it covers her up completely... even when falling feet-first from a skyscraper in the final episode.
* Shampoo's Chinese minidress in ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf''. Nevermind that it's scandalously skin-tight, it's also unbelievably short. This is even spoofed in her introductory arc, when she hangs upside-down from a tree and she has to tuck the hem of her dress between her thighs. Otherwise, the manga and anime aren't really shy about this. Kodachi's first appearance involves a backflip and an obvious panty shot, despite her wearing a long skirt.
* In ''Roleplay/RecordOfLodossWar'', Deedlit would sometimes fly around with a lot of dramatic wind. The wind would blow her hair and cape around, but not her skirt.
* Ogata Rin of ''{{Anime/Rideback}}'' has this. She has a long dress, but the stunts she pulls should've flashed many people already. Although in the first episode, as she rides Fuego for the first time, a man she passes yells, "I can see your panties!" Presumably she flashes lots of people, just not the viewers. There's actually some flashing in the last episode.
* Happens to Moka (''[[{{Fanservice}} only]]'' Moka) of ''Manga/RosarioToVampire'' in the manga version only. Inverted in the anime, when [[MsFanservice Moka]] has many panty shots just walking in her regular school uniform.
* ''Franchise/SailorMoon''
** The [[Manga/SailorMoon manga]] version, to the point it's just ridiculous. Subverted in ''Manga/CodeNameSailorV'', when the resident Game {{Otaku}} pulls Minako's skirt ''just'' to see her panties (or if she's a girl). Of course, taking in consideration that Sailor Moon and Sailor V were serialized in ''Magazine/{{Nakayoshi}}'' (a really strict shoujo manga magazine), Naoko ''had'' to take such precautions to avoid {{Panty Shot}}s. What's even more fun is that the souls of the senshi also wear skirts. Just skirts.
** The [[Manga/SailorMoon first anime]] threw out the magic skirts in favor of normal ones, probably because the fight scenes would be nigh-impossible to animate otherwise. Of course, the girls are wearing [[LeotardOfPower Leotards of Power]] when transformed, so it makes sense that they wouldn't mind as much.
** ''Anime/SailorMoonCrystal'' goes back to the manga version, since it is TruerToTheText.
* ''{{Manga/Saki}}'': Even though the characters wear these short skirts and the series uses angles that should normally give a PantyShot, no panty shots have ever been shown.
* In the anime of ''Anime/SandsOfDestruction'', both Morte and Rhi'a wear {{Dangerously Short Skirt}}s and spend plenty of time jumping and fighting, but their underwear is never seen. In the first episode, Morte even crouches facing towards the camera, but under her skirt is just pitch black. However, when sitting on the ground, she's occasionally shown holding it down between her legs, and a DVD [[BonusMaterial Omake]] notes that a particular fight scene wasn't used in the show because she accidentally flashed her panties at the camera. Episode seven even deals with [[WardrobeMalfunction her skirt accidentally ripping]] unbeknownst to her, and yet nothing is ever shown. The HotterAndSexier [[Manga/SandsOfDestruction manga]] is fond of averting the trope, however, using [[MaleGaze convenient camera angles]] to show the edge of her butt.
* Parodied in the "toxin purging" episode of ''Manga/SayonaraZetsubouSensei'' -- the theme of the episode was the girls losing the "toxic" parts of their personality that made them THEM after a detoxifying soak in a hot springs... so when chronic PantyShot character Kaere trips and her bath-towel comes off, she is shown wearing a full-body wetsuit that would, of course, been impossible to hide under that towel. Fujiyoshi even outright states "we were expecting fanservice for the viewers, but they didn't even use a swimsuit!"
* In ''Manga/SgtFrog'', despite getting attacked and spun around at least once an episode, Natsumi's skirt manages to conceal the goodies. That Vacuum cleaner in the first episode tried its best, though. She also holds her skirt up after getting trapped in Sgt. Frog's snare, causing her to hang upside down by one foot. Not in the manga however. Panty shots (and occasional nudity) abound. That would be because the anime is supposed to be more kid-friendly.
* Kuniko Hojo from ''LightNovel/ShangriLa''. Her short skirt never flashes anything (at least on camera), despite her ActionGirl acrobatic moves. It's widely confirmed she wears polka-dots, though. Subverted for a [[FreezeFrameBonus single animation frame]] in the final episode.
* Hinamori Amu's "Amulet Heart" form from ''Manga/ShugoChara'' features a cheerleading skirt, which is usually a magic skirt... except for the third opening, where Heart gets panty-shotted several times in 10 seconds (you should never wear a skirt while using flying roller-skates). Her other two usual transformations don't fall under this. Some of the Shugo Charas themselves seem to wear Magic Skirts as well, especially Ran, who is the source of Amu's "Amulet Heart" transformation. Averted in the manga.
* ''Anime/{{Sonic X}}'': Cosmo's skirt always covers her nethers no matter what position she happens to be in. Varies for Cream and Amy.
* ''Manga/SoulEater'': In the anime version, Maka's skirt might as well be glued on. No amount of tumbling or backflipping will budge it. In an early episode however, Maka ended up dangling by one foot, and she had to hold her skirt with her hands. In the 3rd ending, nearly all the angles and camera views are prime territory for a panty shot of Maka's; however, you never see anything.
* CuteGhostGirl Dee Ensy Stratmitos from ''LightNovel/SundayWithoutGod'' wears a magic skirt; after all, no flying ghost should leave home without one.
* Ran and Midori from ''Anime/TelepathyShoujoRan'' have these, and they tend to wear rather short skirts throughout the series.
* ''VisualNovel/UminekoWhenTheyCry'' Jessica's skirt is very short, but good luck finding pantyshots. And let's not talk about Ange, whose skirt is even shorter and who is often pulling off various stunts, most apparent in the manga. Beatrice also wears one in human form, and she takes less than elegant poses with it.
* Animators for ''Manga/TheVisionOfEscaflowne'' were specifically instructed not to let Hitomi's constant leaping or running show her unmentionables. This is quite a feat, as the girl is a top track runner and long jumper and enjoys displaying these skills often.
* The girls from ''Anime/WindyTales'' manage to never flash their panties even once, despite the shortness of their school uniform's skirts and all the wind that blows around them, often caused by themselves. Sure, their fairly unique character designs might have something to do with it, but still...
* Franchise/YuGiOh:
** Asuka (Alexis) in ''Anime/YuGiOhGX'' (as well as all the other female students) wears a ridiculously short blue skirt for a uniform. It's more tight-fitting than most anime skirts, but this trope certainly applies, as it never seems to move in the slightest, no matter what she does.
** Just about every girl in ''Anime/YuGiOhZEXAL'' has one. Heartland Academia's school uniform's skirts are the shortest skirts of the entire franchise. Their length is even discussed in one episode. But no panty shots whatsoever.
* Merry Nightmare of ''Manga/YumekuiMerry'' has a skirt like this. The manga actually manages to reveal what kind of panties Merry wears ''without ever giving away a PantyShot'' -- in one scene, a villain slides across the floor and winds up between her feet, and there are stripes reflected in his eyes when he looks straight up.
* The three title ten-year-olds in ''Manga/ZettaiKarenChildren'' have this. Sixteen-year-old Naomi doesn't.

* ''Art/TheApotheosisOfWashington'':
** Mercury is almost entirely nude and entirely unconcerned. Thankfully for any children who visit the capital, some flowing robes cover his groin, but those godly gonads are somehow the only thing left to the imagination.
** Venus is wholly nude except for a robe that isn't so much on her as blowing past her. Conveniently, the robe in the wind covers her genitalia while censoring nothing else.

[[folder:Comic Books]]
* Despite her video game counterpart ''constantly'' giving upskirts, Amy Rose in ''ComicBook/ArchieComicsSonicTheHedgehog'' has one of these.
* The [[UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfComicBooks Golden Age]] and [[UsefulNotes/TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks Silver Age]] {{ComicBook/Catwoman}} expressed this trope when she used to run around Gotham City in a slit-sided skirt.
* In the original ''ComicBook/ElfQuest'' series, there's a brief appearance by the human girl Selah, who wears only a loincloth, and a shell necklace that manages to cover her nipples at all times. Oddly enough, Selah had previously appeared in a related strip "Homespun", where her necklace always conveniently ''avoided'' covering anything. This might be explained by the fact that "Homespun" was originally published in ''Epic Illustrated'', where nudity was virtually compulsory whether called-for or not.
* Similarly, in a ''ComicBook/FantasticFour'' story where Annihilus breaks out of the negative zone and attacks FF headquarters (around issue 250). He attacks frequent love interest Alicia Masters and hangs her by her heels from the ceiling. When discovered, she is suffering from what one reader called "the world's worst case of static cling" as her knee-length skirt sticks to her legs.
* In [[TheForties the 1940s]] back-up comic ''Ginger Maguire, Sky Girl'', the title character was prone to showing her panties and being seen in them frequently. In a splash page of a story, her male pal is holding her upside down by one foot over the side of a plane engine so she can do some sky-writing (with a can of spray paint against a cloud), and Ginger's skirt remains properly placed.
* An issue of Trina Robbins' ''Go Girl'' has the title character holding her skirt in as she is held upside down by her feet.
* ComicBook/BlackWidow demonstrates this in the first issue of ''ComicBook/SecretAvengers''.
* From ''ComicBook/{{Shazam}}'', Mary Marvel was just as bad.
* ComicBook/{{Supergirl}} is an interesting case: for most of her career, she had a Magic Skirt when she wasn't wearing short-shorts in TheSeventies or a blue leotard in TheEighties. Then the 2000s Kara Zor-El lost that ability due to artists going for "[[{{Fanservice}} realism]]", until the editor decided to give her ModestyShorts instead. The ComicBook/{{New 52}} version had a costume redesign and wears a LeotardOfPower with no skirt, but ''ComicBookDC/{{Rebirth}}'''s costume has a red skirt again.
* ''ComicBook/{{Watchmen}}''. Two examples: the second Silk Spectre (but not the first one; her skirt is too short to even qualify) and The Comedian with his dressing gown, which appears to have these abilities even when he's being tossed out a window. Given Dr. Manhattan's lack of clothing throughout most of the book as well as various other explicit scenes, you can probably chalk this one up to artistic flair rather than censorship.
* The ''[[http://www.kyobobook.co.kr/search/SearchCommonMain.jsp?vPstrCategory=TOT&vPoutSearch=1&vPstrKeyWord=why+%C7%D1%B1%B9%BB%E7 Why? Korean History]]'' books. One of the protagonists, Miso Jang(장미소), is commonly drawn with brown hair in a braid, a one-piece striped blue and white dress falling to her knees.[[note]]Sometimes drawn with a hat, some of the books drewn by a different artist draw her with short red-brown hair and a yellow tank top with white shorts[[/note]] Her dress acts like this trope basically, which is covering her underwear, but she is wearing bloomers-like shorts under her dress.
* ''Franchise/WonderWoman'' herself started out with a Magic Skirt, but after the inaugural story, her creator changed it to culottes, which often ''resemble'' a magic skirt, but are really shorts. Also Hippolyte's skirt in ''Franchise/WonderWoman'' #145.
* In the comics version of ''ComicBook/{{WITCH}}'', Hay Lin's skirting in her original Guardian form was a lot more risque than her animated variation (double high-cut slit skirts, stockings and a pair of Mary Janes vs. a single high-cut slit skirt, leggings and boots) and a lot of poses she does in the comic conveniently cover her unmentionables.

[[folder:Comic Strips]]
* The Indian Lotsa Luck in ''Tumbleweeds'' has a Magic Loincloth that stays in place even when he is standing on his head.
* A circa-1938 ''ComicStrip/DickTracy'' comic strip presented Tracy clinging to a collapsed window-washer platform. A lady acrobat hears Tracy and runs off from the police office (where she's being held for questioning) on the same high level. She jumps out, grabs the platform rope, wraps it around her foot and swings upside down to affect a rescue of Tracy. The lady acrobat's skirt falls only as far as her thighs in long shots, but in a medium close-up it falls far enough to show her panties.

[[folder:Fan Works]]
* ''FanFic/ThePiecesLieWhereTheyFell'': Averted - at one point Vix-Lei thinks to herself about how she has to be careful to avoid exposing herself when she sits down, and vows to invest in some actual pants the next chance she gets. [[spoiler:She's thrilled when she gets some as a human, but they don't stay when the six return to Equestria.]]

[[folder:Films -- Animation]]
* Disney's ''Disney/AliceInWonderland'' has Alice hanging by her feet from a tree branch but her skirt stays where it is (yet earlier we see her tumbling down the rabbit hole and we see her calf-length pantaloons).
* In ''WesternAnimation/BatmanAndMisterFreezeSubZero'', Barbara Gordon (a.k.a. Batgirl) is wearing the same early '60s loose dress through the episode. In a chase scene through Mr. Freeze's lair, we see a ground shot of her leaping up to grab an overhead pipe and swing over. The drawing where we should have and could have seen something was deliberately left out. Later, Barbara rides a pully down a wire and her skirt goes only as far as her thighs. Though in the scene where she kicks some ice inside the air vent, her panties could briefly be seen.
* Crysta in ''WesternAnimation/{{FernGully|TheLastRainforest}}''. Same problem as Tinker Bell, only even curvier, with a shorter skirt, and dancing with jazz spins.
* Disney's ''{{Disney/Hercules}}'' gives a rare male version of this trope. The title hero's armored skirt doesn't even reach his knees, and despite all that he gets into, there's never any shots of what's underneath.
* The blue cocktail dress Roxanne is wearing when Titan is tossing her through the sky in ''{{WesternAnimation/Megamind}}''.
* In ''WesternAnimation/MonsterHouse'' Jenny's skirt manages to barely budge despite all the acrobatics.
* The ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirls'' series have all of the main characters (Twilight Sparkle, Sunset Shimmer and [[FanNickname the Humane Five]]) wearing skirts of some sort. These skirts cover everything, even when the characters are frantically dancing, flying through the air, or in Twilight's case, raising her leg to do a horse-like kick on all fours. Rainbow Dash is an exception, though she wears ModestyShorts underneath.
* For ''Disney/PeterPan'''s Tinker Bell, this trope is played straight in the sequel ''Return to Never Land'', and the current (2008-) CGI ''Tinker Bell'' films. It is averted in both the original film and ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsBirthBySleep''.
* Disney's ''{{Disney/Pocahontas}}''. Even when she jumps down a waterfall, her little dress still stays down.
* In ''Anime/ResidentEvilDamnation'' in a fight between Ada Wong and [[spoiler:President Svetlana]] you never see anything despite the crazy flips Ada makes.
* In the opening few minutes of ''WesternAnimation/SupermanBatmanApocalypse'', Supergirl wears nothing but a loose trench coat. While flying for the first time, she turns upside down moving upwards and the coat continues to cover her Kryptonian privates.
* Another male example is ''Disney/{{Tarzan}}'' who wears a loincloth that never flies up even when he's leaping from branch to branch or hanging upside down from one.
* ''Anime/TheGirlWhoLeaptThroughTime'', despite [[ShapedLikeItself leaping]] and falling a lot.
* In ''Film/WhoFramedRogerRabbit'', Jessica Rabbit wore a dress with a long slit up the side that, in one scene where she's thrown from a crashing car, briefly flashes her naughty bits. Once Disney had caught on to what the animators had done, the scene was changed, and it thus came in line with this trope.
* In ''Disney/WreckItRalph'', the title character meets a little girl, Vanellope Von Schweetz, who is hanging upside down by her knees from a tree branch. Vanellope's skirt remains in place. Which makes sense since it's made from a pair of giant, upside-down (well, right-side-up at the moment) peanut butter cup wrappers.
* Joy in ''WesternAnimation/InsideOut'' flies up the Recall Tube on (presumably) a current of air, and then falls back down again, all with her light, floppy skirt staying down around her legs.
* Roxanne in ''WesternAnimation/{{Megamind}}'' has a dress that manages to hug her figure and stay around her legs ''when she's upside down in mid-air''.
* The titular heroine's skirt in ''Disney/{{Moana}}'' isn't too extreme apart from a few situations like when she's bouncing down the rocks in Tamatoa's lair. However, her sidekick Maui has a fairly short skirt made up of individual leaves stuck into a rope around his waist. This alway covers him perfectly, even when he's climbing up rocks or masts or flipping like during ''[[IAmSong You're Welcome]]''.

[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]
* In ''Film/{{Clash of the Titans|2010}}'' (2010), ActionGirl Io's dress follows the trope during the scorpion battle.
* In ''Film/GhostbustersII'', the lawyer representing the district Attorney's office is captured by a ghost, and is held upside-down by one foot (with the other kicking around) and carried out of the courtroom by it. Her skirt stays completely on her legs the entire time. (The novelisation of the movie says that she was struggling to keep her skirt from rolling over.)
* Averted in ''Film/LittleSweetheart''. [[{{Squick}} By a nine year old]] [[spoiler:running for her life]].
* Aversion: Some print ads for the 1976 movie ''Nickelodeon'' had a picture of Jane Hitchcock's character in a hot air balloon's tow rope dangling by one foot, and her skirt is completely draped over her face, showing knee-length pantaloons over black stockings.
* Zig-zag: In the print ad for the 1989 movie ''Film/{{Parenthood}}'', the little girl being held upside down by one foot (Alison Porter) avoids a panty shot by wearing pink tights and having the front of her skirt tucked between her legs.
* In the 2002 live action ''Film/ScoobyDoo'' movie, Velma falls off a scaffold and [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Velma_8925.jpg gets her foot caught in the scaffold's chain, making her hang upside down]] when it goes taut. Her skirt does not fall over as the studio wanted to maintain the "family film" sense. Word is that Creator/LindaCardellini (who played Velma) had her skirt taped to her legs so it wouldn't flip over as she hung upside down. In [[Film/ScoobyDooMonstersUnleashed the 2004 sequel]], Velma jumps into a boat vent funnel and for a couple of frames, this trope is averted.
* In ''{{Film/Troy}}'', Achilles' (Creator/BradPitt) leather skirt somehow manages to completely obscure all private parts, despite Achilles leaping into the air with his legs spread apart.

* In Lauren Henderson's ''Freeze My Margarita'', sculptor turned reluctant sleuth ''Literature/SamJones'' is inspecting the workings above a stage where her sculptures will be fitted, when a friend calls from below that he can see up her skirt. She calmly shouts back that it's much too tight and he's lying.
* Kurousagi's short skirt in ''LightNovel/ProblemChildrenAreComingFromAnotherWorldArentThey'' is literally magical. Its specific gift is to almost let people see what it covers. Key word being ''[[TheissTitillationTheory almost]]''.
** It is later revealed to be this trope ''explicitly'' by its designer Shiroyasha as a work of art in a TakeOurWordForIt kind of way; art is equal parts what is seen and what is left to imagination, hence the Magic Skirt. Once this is explained, Izayoi admires her thought process.

[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' -- the first season, pretty much.
* In the ''Series/DoctorWho'' serial "The Invasion", [[ManInAKilt Jamie]] was required to climb into a helicopter. The crew followed the example of Elizabeth II below and gave him a Magic Kilt by sewing weights into the hem.
* Echo on ''{{Series/Dollhouse}}'' wore a skirt while dancing during the first episode which, to the naked eye, would suggest it's so short it shouldn't cover so much as half of her butt. [[BagOfHolding Magic]] is really the only logical explanation. However, in some bar-heavy neighborhoods that sort of skirt is nothing unusual on a Friday or Saturday night.
* In the ''Series/DrakeAndJosh'' episode "Grammy", Drake gets pulled upside down by one of Megan's pranks. His yellow jacket falls to gravity, but his blue undershirt stays up.
* ''Franchise/PowerRangers'', despite being a huge fan of SkirtOverSlacks, has choreographed fight scenes that play this trope straight. They are in a very small minority, though.
* Spoofed in ''Series/TheBennyHillShow'', where a "murder victim" can be seen rearranging her skirt in the background.
* ''Series/TheBigBangTheory'': When the girls [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HNAvmJoK6mc play Twister]], Bernadette is squatting while wearing tights and a short skirt. WordOfGod from Melissa Rauch says she was only managing not to flash the studio audience by virtue of the wardrobe crew's magic.
* Renee O'Conner, the actress of Gabrielle from ''Series/XenaWarriorPrincess'', had her skirt taped down by staff before she'd do fight scenes.

* The Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus has an act (most recently in their ''Zing Zang Zoom'' circus - 2010) they sometimes do where two people walk upside-down (with harnesses, one supposes) above the audience in an upside-down room setting suspended from the rigging. The female of the two's hair hangs down following gravity, but her skirt hangs "down" relative to her body, thus being a Magic Skirt.

[[folder:Video Games]]
* Newer games in Japan are stricter with upskirt shots than usual, the CG usually has some means to cover up any potential panty shots and PantyFighter ''Manga/IkkiTousen'' only has upskirt shots on the sprites, not the [=CGs=]. ''VideoGame/AgarestSenki'', a game known for fanservice, has all upskirt shots covered. Total undergarment exposure is fine, though.
* The skirts in some ProfessionalWrestling games would follow this style, too. Makes picking your panty design almost redundant.
* Lampshaded with Shii from ''VideoGame/AdventureQuest''. The PC even refers to it as her "impossibly short skirt."
* In ''VideoGame/ArcanaHeart'' and ''Arcana Heart Full'', none of the all female cast will have a panty shot, no matter what the circumstances are. Except with Petra in ''VideoGame/ArcanaHeart 2'', where one of her supers causes one.
* Played with in ''VideoGame/{{Atelier Totori|The Adventurer of Arland}}''. In an interview about a scene where Totori is subject to being harassed by an octopus, people thought it was her panties, but the [[WordOfGod producers]] said they were bloomers.
* Any Creator/BioWare game in which anyone wears a skirt of any sort. The skirt appears glued to the character's legs, and in the case of longer skirts stretches to accommodate a normal walking motion.
** Prime offenders are ''VideoGame/NeverwinterNights'', ''VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins'', and ''VideoGame/DragonAgeII''.
** Especially blatant during the animated Sacred Ashes trailer for ''Dragon Age'', where [[JeanneDArchetype Leliana's]] skirt stays on regardless of how many acrobatics she does. The strange miniskirts that form the bottom half of leather armor on male and female characters in ''Dragon Age'' always remain in place, though at one point Alistair does get [[PantyShot a nice view]].
** However the trope is hilariously affirmed in ''VideoGame/MassEffect2'' when playing the female Shepard after completing the DLC loyalty mission for Kasumi, after which a LittleBlackDress becomes optional wear on board the Normandy. Engage a crewmember such as Miranda in any conversation that involves Shepard sitting down and you're treated to a view of a gaping black void (due to the animation being the same as that for a male Shepard, meaning sitting down on a chair with legs wide apart).
** This, however, is an artifact of how the models are rigged and animated. There's no physics modeling for clothing in many 3D games, so if you want something to move, it has to have a bone attached to it and given an animation.
* Averted with Noel Vermillion and Platinum the Trinity of ''VideoGame/BlazBlue''. Initially, there was some suspicion of them GoingCommando, at least until a group of fans extracted the character sprites from the game which reveal that both Noel and Platinum wear white panties.
* In ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaBloodlines'', Eric [[FanNickname "Spear Dude"]] Lecarde's short tunic stays in place even when completely upside-down AND flying feet-first.
* All skirts in ''VideoGame/CityOfHeroes'' function this way, at least in the "never fall over" department. With all the flips and such that certain characters do, panty shots are frequent, but very hard to catch.
* ''VideoGame/CommandAndConquerRedAlert3'': Yuriko Omega's Obligatory Schoolgirl Skirt goes back and forth. On the one hand, she can hover, do random spins, and flip tanks around without showing the camera anything. (But then, it's a 3/4ths overhead camera, so it's not hard. No word on what the guys on the ground see...) On the other hand, it's pretty easy to get a PantyShot -- when she ''dies''. (For the record, it's pink.) Yes, this means Yuriko panty shots cost two thousand credits each -- WorthIt?
* ''VideoGame/DeadOrAlive'' games usually avert this, treating viewers with a ridiculous number of [[PantyShot panty shots]], but one of Kokoro's costumes in ''Dimensions'' has a skirt that never flies up. It's short enough that you may catch a few glimpses up it, but you can't see anything, likely because the area is shaded in or possibly because she's wearing ModestyShorts the length of the skirt.
* In VideoGame/DoctorWho: The Adventure Games, bored or lascivious camera-angle manipulation reveals that Amy Pond's famously short skirts cast a solid strategic shadow.
* In ''VideoGame/DoubleDragonNeon'', the [[{{Stripperiffic}} scantily-dressed]] Shun has this, due to her [[VaporWear lack of underwear]].
* In the Ash the Archknight sidegame of ''VideoGame/DragonFable'', the first story has a bit where a princess in a long dress, with a slit up the side no less, is being held upside down by a monster. Her dress is, presumably, held up by magic.
* Pretty much every single character in ''VideoGame/EternalFighterZero''.
* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVIII'' allows the player to cast Scan on their own party members and rotate their models up and down, and around. However, Selphie can only rotate around, not up or down, and thus, her panties remain safe. At least as far as Scan is concerned.
* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIII''.
** Lightning has what appears to be a short skirt but she remains covered throughout. Somewhat justified. The box art for the game revealed that she's wearing what appear to be very short biker shorts underneath the skirt.
** Serah's miniskirt also appears to be magical, as it manages to cling to the back of her legs as she jumps onto a platform in a flashback cutscene.
** Averted for a split-second when Vanille's l'Cie brand explodes before her Eidolon Battle, and you can see she's sporting orange panties. It's also possible to play around with the camera and high ground to see up her skirt (it's easier said than done, though.)
* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIII2'', Serah wears a dress of some sort in the second game. You can actually see up it in the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=V94d4jidVag&t=15 ending]], but there is nothing to see, because she wears modesty shorts. Strangely enough, her dress has holes on the hips, showing pure skin so... how can she be wearing ModestyShorts if she supposedly is going commando underneath that sheet of cloth called a dress?
* Ilyana, a playable mage in ''VideoGame/FireEmblem: [[VideoGame/FireEmblemTellius Path of Radiance]]'' (and later, the sequel, ''Radiant Dawn''), has a ridiculously short skirt. While she has plenty of panty shots in the first game (almost every attack!), the only thing that results in one in the 2nd game is attacking through a barrier (barriers you can attack through are only in a handful of levels).
* ''VideoGame/GoldenSun'''s first installment avoided this trope. Mia wore ankle-length skirts, and Menardi wore leggings beneath hers. In the second installment, heroic girls wore knee-length skirts (Jenna) and/or trousers beneath (Sheba), but on the villainous side we had [[MsFanservice Karst]] in a black leather miniskirt which somehow never rode up in the heat of battle.
** ''VideoGame/GoldenSunDarkDawn'' gives some player characters the "mysterious blackness underneath" version, even though they're also wearing leggings/tights... and then there's [[EvilIsSexy Chalis]], whose "skirt" amounts to two short panels hanging freely in front and in back (and the high cut of the sides indicates there's a good chance she's GoingCommando). Chalis is a DarkActionGirl. "Psynergy" is the only possible explanation.
* Baiken in the ''VideoGame/GuiltyGear'' series is one of (if not the) only character not wearing pants that doesn't show her panties at any point despite raising her leg well above her head when doing her tatami mat special. Possibly justified in that it's entirely possible she might not be wearing panties at all, if her lack of a sarashi is any indication. Baiken's outfit doesn't flip up when she kicks or uses the tatami mat because it hangs open at the front, almost all the way to her hip -- one of her legs is completely uncovered [[http://images2.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20090322002116/guilty-gear/images/6/66/Baikenspriteani.gif even when she's standing still]]. Still, her ''opponent'' must be getting an eyeful...
* In a commercial for ''VideoGame/GuitarHero: World Tour'', supermodel Heidi Klum recreates the iconic "Old Time Rock And Roll" scene from ''Film/RiskyBusiness'', but the shirt she wears stays firmly at waist-level, not even revealing whether or not she's wearing the requisite boxers. The trope is immediately subverted in a sequel commercial where Klum ditches the shirt altogether and cavorts in her underwear.
* In the ''VideoGame/HarryPotter'' video games, all the female students at Hogwarts wear skirts which sometimes seem like they could qualify as very long miniskirts. Starting with The Order of the Phoenix, you learn the spell Levicorpus, which hangs your opponents in dueling upside-down by the ankles. When you duel a girl, her skirt still covers her underpants even when this spell in cast! [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k4iZHacaBiU (At around 2:14).]] However, in ''The Half-Blood Prince'', Expelliarmus will knock opponents over and occasionally their legs will be apart. If this happens with a girl, everything starting from a certain point under her skirt will be strategically shaded.
* Averted to the nth degree in ''VideoGame/LeisureSuitLarry III'' in which MsFanservice Passionate Patti has to remove her skirt (and literally everything else) in order to complete a series of adventures.
* One CG in ''VisualNovel/LittleBusters'' features a shot from below image of Kud jumping up to grab a frisbee. Her skirt mysteriously falls in precisely the right way to not reveal anything, and the game seems to assume Riki can't see anything, even though the skirt would presumably be flapping all over the place. It's a little odd given that in other [=CGs=] the game have no hesitations whatsoever about showing {{Panty Shot}}s.
* Any skirt-wearing character in the ''VideoGame/PanelDePon'' series has their upper thigh exposed at the most. The [=CGs=] from the ''Nintendo Puzzle Collection'' sequel ditch this in favor of ModestyShorts.
* ''Franchise/ShinMegamiTenseiPersona''
** Subverted in ''{{VideoGame/Persona 4}}''. Yukiko's summer outfit seems to use the "lots of shadow" variant, but she's actually wearing [[ModestyShorts black short shorts]].
** Played straight in ''{{VideoGame/Persona 3}}'' for Yukari and Mitsuru. Zig-Zagged with the PSP versions female MC, who only has the "lots of shadow" variety when the camera peeks up while preparing for a CombinationAttack with another party member and [[PantyShot provides a Panty Shot]] when falling down from missing an attack or during her critical hit animation when she spins around in the air before making a third strike with her weapon.
* The skirts in MMO ''VideoGame/{{Pirates of the Caribbean Online}}'' are all knee-length, but when a female pirate in a skirt jumps or is knocked prone, her legs seem to just stop at her knees at a solid block of color matching her skirt.
* In ''VideoGame/SaintsRow'' games, even when the Boss wears tiny miniskirts, it's very difficult to get a pantyshot.
* And once again in ''VideoGame/SenranKagura'' where the female cast wears swimsuits which are impervious to ClothingDamage, aside of few games, where you are able to strip them down in special conditions.
* Heather from ''VideoGame/SilentHill3''. I mean, come on, she's going to Silent Hill and she's wearing a miniskirt!
* In ''VideoGame/SkiesOfArcadia'', characters' clothes flutter whenever they use magic. Fina's skirt only goes up to her knees. (Aika's skirt goes up all the way, but she's wearing shorts, and it's questionable if that's really a "skirt" anyway.)
* Zig-zagged with Amy Rose in the ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog'' series post-''VideoGame/SonicAdventure''. The 3D games avert this trope, regularly having the character's panties on display from the constant jumping and fighting she those. The 2D-based games play this trope completely straight, with jumping animations going out of their way to have Amy hold down her skirt while falling. Even in ''{{VideoGame/Sonic Advance|Trilogy}}'', her falling pose in the ending has her holding down her skirt. Averted in a very early beta of ''Adventure''. Amy's dress [[https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/7765312/amydress.png was supposed to lift]] when she fell.
* Despite the number of [[PantyShot panty shots]] in ''VideoGame/SpaceChannel5'', there's one particularly weird instance of this trope when Ulala squats with her knees together and then opens her legs up and her skirt flaps down like an apron before we can see anything.
* Played straight with [[ActionGirl Blaze Fielding]] in the original ''VideoGame/StreetsOfRage''... for the Genesis/Mega Drive. For some reason, even though her sprite is scaled down (very much so in the Game Gear version) the artists for the 8 bit versions decided to add a flash of white to just about every Blaze sprite that wasn't standing or punching. The international versions of ''Streets Of Rage 2/Bare Knuckle II'' redrew a PantyShot jumpkick for Blaze, changing the placement of her legs to hide her crotch.
* ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros''
** Peach and Zelda must buy their magic dresses from the same place. Maybe Zelda uses her own magic on hers, but it still doesn't make much sense. You can see what is in them by rotating the camera though.
** In ''Super Smash Bros. Melee'', if you do Peach's taunt when in one of Donkey Kong's stages (the vertical climb one) when the wind is blowing... ''surprise!''
** ''Smash 4'' finally darkens under Peach's skirt, but not Zelda's. Apparently leggings don't count. Palutena and Rosalina get the same treatment as well, with the characterful addition of not just darkness, but ''Deep Space'' in Rosalina's case, stars and all.
* Cheria from ''VideoGame/{{Tales of Graces}}'' and her DangerouslyShortSkirt exhibits this trope most of the time, but on occasion the camera picks an angle that shows she wears [[ModestyShorts small black shorts]] underneath.
* Occasionally crops up in fighting games. Disregarding the question of why you're in a fighting tournament wearing a long slit skirt and high heels, Anna Williams in the ''{{VideoGame/Tekken}}'' games doesn't have any wardrobe failures if, say, turned upside down for a friendly Tombstone piledriver. Then again, in the same game, Ling Xiaoyu's skirt (if in a pleated schoolgirl one) may or may not follow this, depending on the mood of the game engine. It also seems to vary per character. In ''Tekken 6'' for example, Lili's and Anna's skirts seem to be magically glued, but Xiaoyu's and Asuka's school uniforms easily avert this trope.
* Though they DO happen, considering how crazy the dance moves and short the skirts are, panty shots in ''The idolm@ster'' are surprisingly rare unless you purposely set the camera settings to a low angle. In the second vision games such as iDOLM@STER 2 and iDOLM@STER One For All (which has more detailed graphics and physics) it's justified. Some skirts are really close fitting, some appear to be held in place by hoops, some have ModestyShorts and some skirts [[SubvertedTrope aren't magic at all]].
** THE iDOLM@STER Cinderella Girls Starlight Stage does the miniature black hole version of this trope.
* ''VideoGame/TheKingOfFighters''. If indeed he has a wang (of black stone pulsating with golden light, no doubt), Mukai's... cloth... thing thankfully keeps it in check every time he raises his leg above his head to deliver a special attack (which is often). He kicks high.
* Link in ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTwilightPrincess Twilight Princess]]'' spends a fair portion of the game walking on the ceiling (magnetic walls + iron boots), yet the skirty portion of his tunic stays firmly in place, gravity be damned. His hat, however... Ironic since this is the first time that Link wears actual pants so it wouldn't be indecent.
* In the ''VideoGame/StyleSavvy'' series, ridiculously short skirts would inevitably lead to this, so the games make is so that there is literally nothing underneath the skirt, just hollow empty space the same color as the skirt.
* ''VideoGame/AnimalCrossing'' uses the darkness variant.
* Freya of the ''VideoGame/ValkyrieProfile'' series has a skirt that's about as short as can be without showing anything in a normal pose. Everything somehow remains hidden as she flies around the battlefield, while the camera draws attention to her hips. Depending on the game, she's actually wearing a combination of a leotard and a skirt.
* In ''{{VideoGame/World of Warcraft}}'', many characters, both male and female, wear robe, dress or skirt-like clothing. Any action the character might undergo that would move the character upside down though does not lift up the hem of the garment above the basic position, however, due to limitations in the game's models. Looking up the garment while a character might be floating will just reveal hints of the ankle and blackness. As result of how their feet look, Draenei, Worgen, Tauren and Troll players don't even see footgear on below the hem of the garments.
* Lynne from ''VideoGame/GhostTrick'' has a DangerouslyShortSkirt, but never provides a PantyShot. Not even when she gets inside the small service elevator in the junkyard.

[[folder:Visual Novels]]
* Averted in the ''VisualNovel/ToHeart'' [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HzBCdnuA4xw opening]], with PantyShots. However for the game's kid-friendly sequel ''VisualNovel/ToHeart2'', the heroines' [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qmjn8ncDAs0 skirts]] cover the panties. For example one of them is riding a bike and a scene of a gust of wind in a wheat field.

[[folder:Web Comics]]
* Katara, in ''Webcomic/HowIBecameYours'', displays this when executing a sort of somersault to dodge Mai's knife attacks.
* Anne of ''Webcomic/TheWotch'', whose skirt might very well be magic -- except for one time, where the readers find out that the throwaway gag about Wonder Woman undies made several years before was accurate. A male friend who's present at the scene [[MaleGaze can't seem to keep his eyes on]] the mortal danger that's dangling them both upside down.
* The girls (and women) in ''Webcomic/KevinAndKell'' are more often than not wearing skirts and dresses, so they end up featuring this when the scenery gets physical. One example is Lindesfarner upside down and stopped by getting stuck to a tree; her skirt stays rigidly in place.
* Several characters in ''Webcomic/MegaTokyo'' have demonstrated this effect, including Yuki, Ping, Miho, Kimiko and Junko. However, whenever the characters are "in game," when clothing, including skirts, reacts as it should, providing much pantsu (or stockings, in Miho's case) for the audience.
* In ''Webcomic/ElGoonishShive'', Elliot's super hero form has a skirt as part of the costume (the form has certain [[GenderBender downsides]]). This skirt stays in place even when Elliot is [[http://egscomics.com/?date=2011-04-21 falling out of the sky.]] It is worth noting that the whole costume is part of the spell, so it is also a literal magic skirt.
* {{Lampshade|Hanging}}d in ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick''. Being a stick figure style comic that features quite a few characters who have mastered the Overland Flight spell, this is naturally (and in some cases, thankfully) present. And yet we have Belkar thank a recurring villainess [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0522.html for her choice of wardrobe.]]
-->'''Belkar:''' Oh, and hey, Tsukiko. On behalf of all the men in this city: Thanks for wearing a short skirt while flying. [[IllBeInMyBunk You've given me a lot to think about. Heh]].
* The [[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20061011 giant hologram]] of Agatha in ''Webcomic/GirlGenius''.
-->'''Kalikoff:''' Heh. You can look up her dress. It's really out of focus... but if you squint up one eye... [[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20061016 it gets even more out of focus]].
* Cherri Creeper in ''School Bites'' [[http://schoolbites.net/d/20130116.html definitely does NOT seem to have this power]].
* Melissa Thayer in ''{{Webcomic/Outworld}}'' has a skirt that stays up when she's hanging from a tree.
* In ''Webcomic/TheBirdFeeder'', a variant occurs in [[http://thebirdfeeder.com/comic/218 #218]], "Trapped." As Josh hangs upside down, his cap, which it has been shown is removable, amazingly remains attached to his head.

[[folder:Web Original]]
* ''WebAnimation/LadyLumpsVSBoyBumps'' generally does not shy away from upskirt shots, but in Sonik Kombat, Amy's dress seems to become magic after she [[GoingCommando loses her underwear]]. [[spoiler:Until the penultimate scene, anyway, where it goes back to not blocking anything. Amy is a HalfDressedCartoonAnimal, though, so ironically, that scene is less perverse than it would have been if she still had her underwear!]]
* In ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'', this applies to all characters. According to its creator:
-->'''Creator/MontyOum''': RWBY will be tasteful clean and responsible. I implemented very effective ANTI UPSKIRT TECHNOLOGY! for this show.
** By "ANTI UPSKIRT TECHNOLOGY" he means "five times an episode, there is a situation which should give a PantyShot, but there are only gray blots underneath".
** This lead to a funny moment in the fandom when, in the Volume 4 finale, Ren [[AccidentalPervert ends up looking up Nora's skirt by accident]], the fandom declaring that the technology has failed.

[[folder:Western Animation]]
* The Alice in Creator/HannaBarbera's 1967 special ''Literature/AliceInWonderland, or What's a Nice Kid Like You Doing in a Place Like This?'' simply averts a panty shot by holding her skirt and slip down as she slowly falls feet first down the rabbit hole.
* In "The Poltergeist" episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheAmazingWorldOfGumball'' Nicole Watterson spends a good part of the episode hanging upside down in one of the traps Richard has set for "the ghost" ([[spoiler:Which turns out to be a depressed Mr. Robinson as revealed early in the episode]]). Her gray pleated skirt doesn't move an inch.
* Haley Long in ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDragonJakeLong''. Despite spreading her legs out while sitting on a railing and turning into a monster two times bigger than her, she has no shot -- and none of her clothes ripped. Also notice that in one episode, she jumps with her knees to her chest and it looks like they put her leg through her skirt so that they don't have to open it up.
* Also, in an ''WesternAnimation/AngelaAnaconda'' short, one of Angela's fantasies involve Nanette Manoir falling off a cliff and her skirt doesn't flap up. In the same short, Angela herself almost has a PantyShot, but it wasn't on-screen.
* In a 1969 episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheArchieShow'', Big Ethel averts this. She shown in a sequence hanging upside down in a snare she intended for Jughead, showing knee-length granny bloomers.
* An episode of ''WesternAnimation/AtomicBetty'' has this Canadian cutie superheroine swinging by her knees on a trapeze (rhyme unintended). Her skirt flitters with the force of swinging but never flips over to her face.
* ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'':
** Barbara Gordon in the ''New Batman Adventures'' revamp.
** Harley Quinn gets one at the beginning of the episode "Mad Love".
** In the ''Batman and Robin'' episode "Love Is a Croc", Killer Croc grabs Baby Doll's foot and holds her upside down long ways up from a HVAC fan. Baby Doll's skirt stays firmly in place, [[http://dc314.4shared.com/img/YVhjuLho/s7/0.6601169053773861/BABYDOLL1A.JPG only giving a shot of her panties]] from an aerial view as we see the giant fan below.
* Katana in ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheBraveAndTheBold''. In "The Malicious Mr. Mind", Mary Marvel performs a straight-ahead attack with her foot, but her skirt never goes up. Likewise, when she lands or is flipped head over heels.
* ''WesternAnimation/Ben10AlienForce''
** Gwen is capable of executing karate kicks, flipping, getting caught in a tornado and whisked into the air, sliding down an ice slide to escape from said tornado, and sitting cross-legged in a miniskirt without trouble. Granted, she wears some sort of pantyhose under it, but...
** Julie Yamamoto plays tennis in a short skirt, but when she plays it flutters so slightly (in direct contrast to the same skirts in real life).
* Often Subverted in ''WesternAnimation/BettyBoop'' cartoons, where the animators would repeat a motion over and over using the skirt, only to have it [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar fail ever so often]]. Also in the Cartoon ''Betty in Blunderland'', the lack of a Magic Skirt means Betty has to hold it down while falling down the rabbit hole, until she passes a clothesline and grabs a pin to keep it in place.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheCatInTheHatKnowsALotAboutThat'': In "Whale Song", Nick and Sally do headstands; Sally's dress does not fall over.
* Aelita from ''WesternAnimation/CodeLyoko'' gains a Magic Skirt as a part of her standard outfit once she's materialized on Earth. This is somewhat strange [[{{Fanservice}} considering the show's reputation]]. She then switches to SkirtOverSlacks in Season 4.
* In one episode of ''WesternAnimation/CodenameKidsNextDoor'', Numbuh Three is in a wedding dress, tied at the ankles, with her dress staying firmly in place. Because they couldn't have her dress tied as well, thus holding it up. No, they had to make it obvious and fake.
* On the Complete Animated Series DVD set of ''WesternAnimation/{{Daria}}'', the cast and crew interview segment on disk 8 starts off with some sketches that go by quickly. One of them, if you use the pause button on your DVD player, [[WordOfGod details to the animators exactly how Daria's skirt is supposed to sag when she is sitting, and that it is never to be drawn in a way that you can see the inside of it.]]
* Rare male example in ''WesternAnimation/TheFlintstones''. Neither Fred nor anybody else accidentally exposes himself despite the fact that their skins all stop at about their hips.
* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'', Zapp Brannigan wears a skirt so short that it should not be as all-covering as it is. One can only assume nebula!God intervenes to keep it in place. Worse, in one early episode, it's implied that he's going ''commando'' under there.
* The loincloths that the WesternAnimation/{{Gargoyles}} wear seem to do an unusually good job of keeping their naughty bits covered.
* ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'': In ''Irrational Treasure'', Mabel lies on a bench UPSIDE DOWN. Her skirt stays defiantly upright. Gravity must work differently in Gravity Falls.
* Teela, in ''WesternAnimation/HeManAndTheMastersOfTheUniverse2002''. She's even more of an ActionGirl than her original incarnation, and fights in a very acrobatic style with flips, spins, and kicks, yet manages to maintain her modesty.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheIncredibleHulk1982'' episode "Enter: She-Hulk" depicted Jennifer Walters' clothes being reduced to a tattered shirt whenever she became She-Hulk. Because this was a kids' show, the tattered shirt always covers up her lower body.
* Used somewhat ironically in the 1934 French animated short ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y2gxu7mD-5c La Joie de Vivre]]'', since moments later we see the magic-skirt-wearing characters naked anyway.
* In ''WesternAnimation/JonnyQuestTheRealAdventures'', Jeremiah Surd's female [[TheDragon Dragon]] Julia regularly wore an extreeeemely short skirt, and fought with a high-kicking kung-fu style. There was never an upskirt shot, ever.
* In the ''WesternAnimation/JosieAndThePussyCats'' episode "All Wong In Hong Kong," Alexandra jumps on a trampoline and falls feet first towards a toy bucking horse. As she falls, the front of her skirt stays in place while the hem in the back flips up ever so slightly.
* Giganta in ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague''. Probably why she switched to [[SpyCatsuit catsuits]] in the comics. This was averted in the television show, where Shade makes a remark on how the job just keeps getting better when Giganta grows. Both Creator/{{Seanbaby}} and ''WesternAnimation/HarveyBirdmanAttorneyAtLaw'' have pointed out this exact problem with Apache Chief.
* In an episode of ''WesternAnimation/KaBlam'', June is seen wearing a dress, and then during her musical act, she's flipping on a bunch of hurdles, yet her skirt is always in place (this is probably due to Nickelodeon standards).
* ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible''
** Kim has the good sense to not go looking for a fight in a skirt, but trouble occasionally finds her while in an evening gown, or a cheerleading outfit. When she does get physical in one, this trope applies in all cases but two: a first-season incident that somehow got into the TitleMontage for the first three seasons and a somewhat less subtle incident from the fourth season.
** In the GrandFinale, [[http://vignette2.wikia.nocookie.net/kimpossible/images/c/cb/0824.jpg Warhok grabbed Kim Possible by the leg while she's wearing her graduation gown]]. She's hanging upside-down, yet her dress isn't down around her shoulders. Because Warhok's got a bit of the fabric in his hand.
** There's an episode where Ron and Kim switched bodies. Whenever this trope wasn't in effect, Ron (in Kim's body) could openly be seen holding the skirt down.
--> '''Ron (in Kim's body):''' "Hey! I'm in a skirt here!"
* ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfZelda''
** Spryte the fairy from the old cartoon, who should rightfully have flashed Link every other time she moved. Averted at one point in the first episode. When Spryte fell over due to the earth shaking, it was revealed (in a blink-and-you'll-miss-it scene that [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar flew a high-speed night mission under the radar]]) that she wears [[spoiler:[[VaporWear nothing at all]] underneath her skirt]].
** Link too. In the series, there are several occasions where he is forced to fight wearing only a turquoise shirt and it hides his shame despite him doing flips, kicks and jumping around. This is most prevalent in the first episode. In a later episode this is slightly subverted when his tunic falls down and we see that he is wearing [[GoofyPrintUnderwear boxer shorts]], but these would have been fully visible in several of the previous shots and yet they aren't until that point.
* In the ''WesternAnimation/LegionOfSuperHeroes'' cartoon, Triplicate Girl's underwear are never shown, despite the [[DangerouslyShortSkirt skirt's short length]] and all the [[KickChick high kicks]] she does. Shrinking Violet later swaps costume to a dress in season 2 and the same occurs, even when she is a giant compared to them in one episode.
* A rare male example: the 1960's era cartoon ''WesternAnimation/TheMightyHercules'' has the title character in a short robe that barely covered his essentials. But, even when jumping off Mount Olympus and falling feet-first toward the plains, it did little more than flutter around his legs.
* In the 1951 ''WesternAnimation/MightyMouse'' cartoon ''Sunny Italy'', [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/pearl_8767.jpg Pearl Pureheart is seen dangling by one foot]] and wearing a very short, loose blue dress. Her skirt flips over only partially, keeping her panties concealed. Similarly that same year, a human Pearl Pureheart-type girl in a cartoon called ''Better Late Than Never'' is wearing the same type of dress and plummets from a building feet first. [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/betterlate.jpg Her skirt flies all the way up, showing her matching lacy panties.]] So according to Paul Terry, hanging upside down constitutes a magic skirt but falling feet first doesn't.
* ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'' is one show where all the girls have magic skirts in many notable episodes. Examples are:
** In "Backyard Aquarium", despite being thrown multiple times by whales and squids, Candace was covered up.
** In "Swinter", Candace is falling down into the backyard but her skirt stays in place.
** In "Isabella and the Temple of Sap", Isabella's skirt only flutters so lightly in the wind.
** In "Let's Bounce", when Candace is made lighter than air, it apparently affects her clothes as well. Then it turns out she's wearing a ''skort''.
** In "De Plane! De Plane!", the music segment has the Fireside Girls standing on each other in a big, vertical human circle. Their skirts flutter in the wind, but they're otherwise going straight towards their feet.
* ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls''' dresses cling tightly to their bodies even while they fly around and fight monsters. It's more a stylistic choice than a censorship trope, because due to their young age and simple designs they're already shown in their underwear from time to time. Bubbles and Buttercup have. Blossom hasn't.
* An early 60's syndicated animated special called ''Return to Oz'' has a scene where the Wicked Witch of the West holds Dorothy upside down by her feet outside a castle window. Dorothy's skirt falls just barely enough to show the lace legbands of her panties.
* Kimberly on the "Space Ace" segments of ''WesternAnimation/SaturdaySupercade''. Which is ironic because in the original video game, practically every other shot of her is a PantyShot.
* ''Franchise/ScoobyDoo''
** ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooWhereAreYou'' episode "Haunted House Hang-Up": Shaggy, Scooby, and Velma all fall into a well feet first, and Velma's pleated skirt never goes up.
** An episode of ''WesternAnimation/WhatsNewScoobyDoo'' has Velma and Daphne get caught in a chain in midair with the others. Their skirts stay hanging upward.
** ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooAndTheSamuraiSword'': Daphne's friend Miyumi, wearing a short, pleated school dress -- check. Does backflips and jumps during battle with sensei Miss Mirimoto -- yepper. Panty shot -- ''bzzzzt!'' But thanks for playing.
** Mai Le in episode 18 of ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooMysteryIncorporated''. She gets hung upside down twice and her skirt remains in proper place.
* ''WesternAnimation/SheRaPrincessOfPower'': Despite having a skirt shorter than most tennis players, and She-Ra's main offensive move being a roundhouse kick. Well, there is a panty shot that made it into the Christmas special.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'': Lisa's trademark red sundress; especially egregious as it's a ''dress'' with no waist, which should logically fall all the way down to her shoulders whenever she's upside down.
* In ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'', Lapis Lazuli's long skirt usually is very [[https://vignette.wikia.nocookie.net/steven-universe/images/1/17/Ocean_Gem_171.png/revision/latest?cb=20160615190628 free-flowing]], but it fits more like a [[https://vignette.wikia.nocookie.net/steven-universe/images/6/67/Screen_Shot_2015-03-15_at_2.24.56_AM.png/revision/latest?cb=20150315062649 pencil skirt]] when she sits with her knees up.
* An episode of ''WesternAnimation/{{Superjail}}'' has the flying prison robot arresting a little girl in a hospital gown. It attaches a chain to the girl's foot and carries her off, dangling her upside down. Her hospital gown stays where it is through the flight.
* ''WesternAnimation/SupermanTheAnimatedSeries''
** Lois Lane's short skirt ''has'' to be some kind of Kryptonian ImportedAlienPhlebotinum or some such. Realistically, the entire cast would be familiar with Lois' unmentionables by the end of any episode, especially when you consider how often Lois is seen falling from high places. Doesn't matter if it's straight down legs-first, or end over end, or how she lands when it comes to falls that don't require superheroic intervention, Lois's Super-Skirt will remain glued tightly to her legs.
** Mercy Graves, Lex Luthor's bodyguard. She is always running around doing high kicks, being beaten up and sent flying by people, all in an outfit that looks [[http://www.comicvine.com/mercy-graves/29-9995/all-images/108-209037/pan12/105-934104/ more like a tight top than a full chauffeur's uniform]].
** Lana Lang as well when she shows up.
** Maggie Sawyer. It was anyone's guess what she was supposed to be wearing under her jacket (which was too short to really be considered a trench coat).
** And finally Supergirl, which makes it pretty much every major female character on the show. (Somebody among the creators really had a thing for short skirts.)
* Ilana does this quite a bit in ''WesternAnimation/SymBionicTitan'', as well as the other cheerleaders in "Showdown at Sherman High", except for Kimmy at one point.
* Played straight and literally with Milli from ''WesternAnimation/TeamUmizoomi''. For the "literally" part, Milli's dress can change colors.
* ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans''
** Starfire has a skimpy skirt. Not the best choice of costume for a FlyingBrick... Her skirt even stays straight in on episode where she's pushing a spaceship downwards.
** In the original Comicbook/DoomPatrol's appearance, Elastigirl's power, despite her name, is actually able to grow and shrink. (This is consistent with comics, though the comics version can expand or shrink individual limbs.) She also wears a very short skirt. How does a [[AttackOfThe50FootWhatever giantess]] with a short skirt never flash anyone down below, including the viewer? Gotta be [[AWizardDidIt magic]].
* ''WesternAnimation/TotalDramaIsland'':
** Does this often with Lindsay and Gwen. May be justified by the blocky, simplistic drawing style -- if the clothes moved like regular fabric, it'd look odd.
** Dawn in "Revenge of the Island". She hangs upside-down in episode two, yet her skirt stays in place. In "Finders Creepers", she's caught by the giant spider [[spoiler:(Izzy in a costume)]] and hanging sideways from the web, yet her skirt stays in place, as well as her hair.
** Invoked with Ella (a Disney princess parody chracter) in "Pahkitew Island" by means of her little bird friends.
** From the spinoff ''[[WesternAnimation/TotalDramaPresentsTheRidonculousRace Ridonculous Race]]'':
*** Kitty in the episode "My Way or Zimbabwe", when she and Emma go over Victoria Falls.
*** In "French is an Eiffel Language", despite her DangerouslyShortSkirt, Josee somehow doesn't flash panties while balancing on Jacques' hands upside down.
* An upper body variant. Sam in ''WesternAnimation/TotallySpies'' when hung up to wall with shurikens attached to her upper shirt over her shoulders. Her shirt hardly lifts enough to bare her midriff just a tad more than it already previously did. Realistically, the shirt being hinged would have lifted a great deal and shown a larger amount of midriff.
* Sari of ''WesternAnimation/TransformersAnimated''. She's been hung upside-down on two occasions, and that skirt stays down. At one point, she's sitting on the ground and [[http://tfwiki.net/wiki/Image:Sari%27s_leg.jpg one of her legs appears to be going through a hole in the top of her skirt]].
* Amalia and Evangelyne from ''WesternAnimation/{{Wakfu}}'', despite being both [[ActionGirl quite active]], have magic skirts whether in their normal clothes, nightgowns or even cheerleaders outfits. With the latter, during the Gobbowl match, they perform a "body letters" routine with Yugo to spell "RUEL STROUD", and the skirts stay glued to their backsides even when doing the two "U" with their legs.
* All the girls in ''WesternAnimation/WinxClub'' wear miniskirt (especially in the fairies form) and, despite the action, panties are never visible (with few aversions in the first series).
* Despite having four characters with skirts of some sort, the main heroines of ''WesternAnimation/{{WITCH}}'' always have Magic Skirts, even to the point where one episode has a monster holding a transformed Hay Lin (who has the worst of the designed skirts) upside down, yet the skirt is still up right!
* Kimiko on ''WesternAnimation/XiaolinShowdown''. Lots of flips and tumbling in a short skirt and no show of skivvies.

[[folder:Real Life]]
* [[UsefulNotes/HMTheQueen Queen Elizabeth II]] has skirts with special weights sewn into the lining to prevent them from rising in the wind. Sadly, this tends to be mostly useful for getting in and out of helicopters, rather than superheroics.
* Victorian-era women's bathing suits had a similar design.
* For the men, the [[http://www.utilikilts.com/company/products/kilts/ Utilikilts]] come with a modesty system for this purpose. It's a button and loop system that tether the front and back halves of it together. It'll keep it in place in a strong wind, but if you're ever upside down, good luck.
** Similarly, part of the purpose of the sporran worn with the regular kilt is to provide weight to stop the front of the kilt from blowing up and displaying everything at the slightest provocation.
* Skorts tend to stay down better than a skirt, due to being sewn to a pair of shorts underneath.