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-->''And I started thinking about what would be "awesome" for Bill Engvall? What would leave me in awe and wonder? And it would have to be if I left this stage tonight and went back to my hotel room. And Music/ShaniaTwain met me at my door, wearing nothing but a fur coat, holding a note from my wife that said "have a good time." '''That''' would be '''awesome'''!''\\
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''It ain't gonna happen, but that would be awesome.''\\
-- '''Creator/BillEngvall'''

Going out naked is embarrassing, and could get you arrested. Well if you have nothing else handy, a [[PrettyInMink fur coat, wrap or cape]] will do. It's stylish, covers up all the naughty bits, and is great FetishFuel.

Yet, this is quite often a deliberate seduction move, combining with ReadyForLovemaking. Why is this such a turn on? RuleThirtyFour, of course. And in many ways it's better at implying actual nudity than a thong bikini (but not a wet T-shirt).

And not even a full coat is necessary. In the early days of Hollywood, glamor shots would often have an actress wear a fur wrap, and be shot in a way that looks as though she wore nothing else. For some reason, the Hays office allowed it, probably because they weren't actually naked. But the allusion in those is still clear.

Sometimes this is a ploy to distract one's husband from the fact that a fair chunk of the family finances were just sunk into this fur coat.

Yet other times, there is no seduction, and the fur coat is just an emergency cover up, just often a sexy one.

Now this trope doesn't count if you actually see any nudity. Then it's just a nude shot with the fur as an accessory.

Roland Barthes says this trope exists because the fur reminds us of pubic hair. This wiki, on the other hand, says the trope exists because fur reminds us of (a) lavish ([[FurAndLoathing and]] [[EvilIsSexy corrupt]]) luxury and (b) the intensely enjoyable experience of touching the stuff.

A SubTrope of PrettyInMink.

A SisterTrope to SexyCoatFlashing, GoingFurASwim (a g-rated variation).

Compare FurBikini, GodivaHair (hair instead of fur), NakedApron (which is something similar with a cooking apron), ModestyTowel (ditto with a towel), CleavageWindow, DiamondsInTheBuff, GoingCommando.
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!!Examples

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[[folder: Anime & Manga ]]

* ''Manga/PeacemakerKurogane'': Nothing screams "villain" more than having Suzu seductively wearing nothing but a loose, black fur robe.

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[[folder: Film ]]

* ''[[Film/FortySecondStreet 42nd Street]]'' had a really subtle one. In the BusbyBerkeleyNumber, there was a woman in a fur-trimmed dress, with a huge white fur muff. If you paid close attention, you'd see she was actually wearing a fur trimmed skirt with a white fur wrap. The muff was constantly held over her [[BareYourMidriff midriff]] to make it not so obvious that the wrap was the only thing keeping her you-know-what covered. This was before the Hays Office became as powerful as it was (although it was started a few years before), and may have even led to its rise to power.
* A rare instance with a guy was in ''Lover Come Back'', when Rock Hudson was abandoned naked on the beach by Doris Day (and he deserved it). So he was later picked up by a truck carrying fur coats, and he was forced to wear one to get back into his apartment. Since we now know Rock was gay, this may or may not be HilariousInHindsight.
* At the beginning of ''Film/StirCrazy'', Gene Wilder's character is working as an in-house detective at a department store when he accuses a female shopper (whom he recognizes as a famous actress) of both a.) shoplifting the fur coat she's wearing and b.) having nothing on underneath. In the next scene he's been fired from the job for harassing said customer; we never learn whether he was correct in either of his assumptions.
* Sean Young pulls this with a fur coat in ''Film/NoWayOut''.
* In ''Film/MissPettigrewLivesForADay'', Delysia Lafosse takes off the silk robe she seduced a man in the night before, then puts on a fur coat with nothing else under it just before her boyfriend comes in. And... really enjoys it.
-->'''Delysia:''' There is something so sensual about the feeling of fur against skin!
* In ''[[Franchise/ThePinkPanther The Pink Panther Strikes Again]]'', Olga Beriosova (Lesley-Anne Down) seduces Inspector Clouseau (Peter Sellers) in a scene that is beyond words.
-->"But he has been shot. And I do not carry a gun."
-->"Obviously not, no..."
* Jean in ''Film/TheGreeksHadAWordForThem'' seduces a man this way.
* In ''Film/AFineMess'', Claudia Pazzo (Creator/MariaConchitaAlonso) arrives at Spence Holden's (Ted Danson) apartment wearing a white fox fur coat. Spence asks if he could take her coat and Claudia says, "Sure", while [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/afinemess_fur_3202.jpg shedding the coat]] and [[ToplessnessFromTheBack walked into Spence's bedroom wearing only panties]].
* Michele Carey does this for [[Music/ElvisPresley Elvis]] in ''Live a Little, Love a Little''.
* At one point in ''Film/TheNatural'', Memo Paris shows up in Roy's hotel room wearing a fur coat, which she then drops before joining him in bed.

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[[folder: Literature ]]

* In Leopold Sacher-Masoch's ''Literature/VenusInFurs'', this is featured prominently amidst other FetishFuel.
** Which then inspired a similarly fetish fuel song by [[Music/VelvetUnderground The Velvet Underground]].
** And a song that ''may'' be about this by Music/ElectricWizard. With them, God only knows...
* Arthur Schnitzler's ''Fräulein Else''.
* In ''The Professional Killers'' by Creator/JTEdson, the police raid the house of a burglar and find his girlfriend wearing a recently stolen mink stole and nothing else.

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[[folder: Live Action TV ]]

* The picture comes from the Creator/MarilynMonroe episode of ''Series/QuantumLeap''. Her assistant tries on one of her fur coats, and comes this close to showing that was about all she was wearing.
* On ''Series/UglyBetty'', Wilhelmina first tried to seduce Bradford this way. She also used this trope to counter a fur protester wearing nothing but burlap. Both times she wore one side off the shoulder to make it clear there was nothing underneath.
* There was a series called ''Good And Evil'', and in one scene, the "Evil" character tried to seduce a guy by wearing nothing but a sable coat and flashing him. We only saw her from behind, so it counts as this trope.
* Happened in ''Series/DesperateHousewives'' with Bree arriving at her husband Orson's dental practice wearing only a fur. Cue coat drop. She also did this once for Rex but was wearing red lingerie underneath on that occasion.
* There's footage of Eartha Kitt performing "Santa Baby" back in the day, barely covered by a length of white fur. It can be watched [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xOMmSbxB_Sg here]].
* Carmella does this in ''Series/TheSopranos'' when Tony gets her a full length sable coat, and insists they make love with her wearing the coat.
* An episode of ''[[Series/SledgeHammer Sledge Hammer!]]'' does an homage to Noir Detectives. An early scene has a wealthy client in Sledge's office wearing a fur coat. He offers that she take it off, but she replies that she just came from modeling for the art school down the street and is naked underneath. He responds, "in that case, I insist."
* Kimberly Cryder in ''Series/{{Dallas}}'' wore a sable coat to meet JR, and then took it off just to show what he could have had.
* The temple seduction scene from the ''Series/XenaWarriorPrincess'' episode "Amphipolis Under Siege" is well-known in the Ares/Xena 'Shipper community. Ahem.
* In ''Series/That70sShow'', Kitty tells Donna that when Red left for Korea, she gave him a budoir photo of her wearing nothing but a fur coat.
* In the first episode of ''Series/SpartacusBloodAndSand'', Ilithyia somehow sneaks into a military camp wearing nothing but a fur coat to surprise her husband in his tent.
* An episode of ''Series/MadMen'' had Pete Campbell fantasizing about a woman he had recently slept with surprising him in his office wearing nothing but a fur coat and heels.
* In the ''Series/{{Grimm}}'' episode "Bears Will be Bears", Gilda seduces her boyfriend by [[SexyCoatFlashing suggestively opening a fur coat she's wearing to reveal her lingerie-clad body]].

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[[folder: Recorded And Stand Up Comedy ]]

* In a Tim Allen comedy bit, he tells about his wife trying this on him with a new coat she bought behind his back. His response? "Don't stain it; we're taking it back in the morning." He also made a point that it didn't work in reverse. She'd hardly let buying a sports car slide if he rolled up in it wearing nothing but driving gloves.
* When Creator/BillEngvall was discussing [[YouKeepUsingThatWord the proper meaning of "awesome"]] he brought up what would truly be awesome to him.
-->And I started thinking about what would be awesome for Bill Engvall? What would leave me in awe and wonder? And it would have to be if I left this stage tonight and went back to my hotel room. And ShaniaTwain met me at my door, wearing nothing but a [[PrettyInMink fur coat]], holding a note from my wife that said "have a good time." ''That'' would be awesome!\\
(beat)\\
It ain't gonna happen; but that would be awesome.

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[[folder: Real Life ]]

* According to Princess Diana's (admittedly somewhat "[[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} reality-challenged]]") former butler, he would often smuggle men into the palace in the trunk of his car, to be greeted by the Princess wearing only a fur coat and jewels.
* Marianne Faithfull, in the [[UrbanLegend legendary]] [[Music/TheRollingStones Mars bar incident]], was allegedly only wearing a fur rug. Her autobiography confirms the fur rug, but denies the bit with the [[NoodleIncident Mars bar]].
* A few pin-ups of [[MsFanservice Dita Von Teese]] featured this
* Recounted in ''Not Since Carrie'' by Ken Mandelbaum: The musical ''At The Grand'' closed before it went to Broadway because its star, Paul Muni, refused to sign a new contract after his preliminary one was up. The other actors were pissed, as the show had been doing good business in previews on the road. By way of revenge, during her curtain call at the final show, Joan Diener turned upstage to face Muni (who hated scantily-clad chorus girls and cleavage) and opened her full-length mink coat "to reveal herself naked but for a long stemmed rose between her legs."

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