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->''"No, no. It says itís a shower scene. Iím not supposed to be in the shower scene. It has nudity!"''
-->-- '''Tobias Fünke''', ''Arrested Development''

A character takes a shower or a bath without being naked or is shown in the bath or shower in their underwear, a swimsuit or regular clothes. This may happen during BathtubBonding between a man and a woman. Sometimes no-one seems to mention or even notice that the character is still clothed. The obvious reason: It's a heck of a lot easier to film (for a PG rating!) than if the bather were nude. Frequently results when a DigitalBikini is added to edited anime. Sometimes, it's the result of a ShowerShy character being forced into a situation where he/she needs to shower in a locker room or what have you.

See also FullyClothedNudity, OurNudityIsDifferent.


* Ronald [=McDonald=] wears a literal bathing suit in [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZmBUz5FoI-s this McDonald's commercial]].

[[folder:Anime & Manga]]
* Ikuto insists on this in ''Manga/NagasareteAirantou'' when Suzu wants to bathe with him, making her wear a towel the whole time.
* Pretty much any anime based on a Creator/KenAkamatsu manga. Seen mostly in ''Manga/LoveHina'', but it pops up in the ''Franchise/{{Negima}}'' anime a few times as well.
* Misaki and Usagi take a shower while fully clothed toward the end of the second season of ''Manga/JunjouRomantica''. Season Two was generally less explicit than Season One anyway.
* ''Anime/GalaxyAngelRune'''s HotSpringsEpisode... at least until the {{transvestite}} dorm manager shows up with just a towel and yells at them for going it wrong.
* ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf''
** In the "Bathhouse Battle" chapter/episode, Happôsai wages a desperate battle with Ranma to breach the women's side of a public bath house only to discover Nabiki {{invoked}} this and the girls are wearing bathing suits (a sensible precaution, knowing Happôsai). Note that the traditional Japanese bathing practice of washing before you soak in the tub doesn't require one to be nude in the tub itself.
*** It's actually [[ZigzaggingTrope zigzagged all over the place]] in that episode. At first, most of the girls are naked,including the named characters, as seen when Akane and Nabiki look over the wall. Then, when Happosai finally gets over to the girls' side (and gets Ranma out of his hair momentarily), most of the random girls in the background are unclothed but Akane has donned her swimsuit, as have Nabiki and her unnamed friends. Then, later when Happosai is using [[IKnowKungFaux Bathhouse-Fu]] to knock Ranma around, Akane [[InvokedTrope invokes]] an in-universe DoubleSubversion on Happosai by loudly calling that it must be safe to take their suits off (although the trick is pretty obvious to the audience).
** Later on, when (due to a misunderstanding about Ranma's masculinity) the family has to convince Ranma's mother Nodoka that he IS man enough to want to peek at naked girls in the bath, they set up a whole production to give this impression. There were even strategically-placed soap suds and bubbles as Akane bathed. But when Ranma accidentally barged in (instead of peeking from the door like he was supposed to) and Akane got out of the tub, it turned out she was wearing a strapless one-piece and -- this being a black and white manga -- the soap suds only gave the ''impression'' she was naked.
* Rouge from ''Anime/SonicX'' is shown taking a bubble bath with her gloves on.
* ''Manga/DetectiveConan'': Ran and Conan wear bathing suits in public baths. Save for the first time they went into an ''onsen'', that is. [[AccidentalPervert Poor Conan.]]
* ''Anime/HareGuu'' has a whole episode based on this, after Guu gives Haré the idea that bathing with your clothes on is the newest fad. Haré is just savvy enough not to take [[TheGadfly Guu]] at her word, but his attempts to debunk her story only confirm it thanks to {{Contrived Coincidence}}s in which Haré visits people just as a washing machine overflows or they're cleaning the bathroom. On a trip to the jungle hot springs, Haré tries to put the fad into practice and [[ButtMonkey gets laughed at]]. He tries bathing naked only ''that'' time he realizes too late [[TheChewToy he got into the public pool area]].
* In episode 26 of the anime of ''Literature/MoribitoGuardianOfTheSpirit'' Balsa and Torogai bathe while wearing a sort of giant T-shirt (Torogai) and a flimsy slip (Balsa). This is a period piece and they are in the formal guest baths of the royal palace.
* In episode 9 of ''Anime/KemonoFriends'' several of the LittleBitBeastly Friends jump into the hot spring fully clothed until the TokenHuman among them, Kaban, points out that you're supposed to remove your clothing first. The Friends are shocked to find out their clothes even ''can'' come off and comment once they've removed them that the water is much warmer.

[[folder:Comic Books]]
* In the ''ComicBook/XXXenophile'' story "The Spirit Is Willing", the spirit of a girl who died in the shower notes that the male hero still wears his shorts, and she asks whether he always does so. [[ExplicitContent Apparently not.]]
* In the ''ComicBook/{{Tintin}}'' story ''Tintin and the Picaros'', Professor Calculus is shown bathing in a bath robe and still wearing his trade-mark hat.

* One of the iconic scenes of ''FanFic/FalloutEquestriaProjectHorizons'' is when [[AntiHero Blackjack]] takes a bath in her hotel room wearing a full suit of combat armor, while toting a [[CantBatheWithoutAWeapon shotgun]] and [[TheAlcoholic bottle of Wild Pegasus bourbon.]] [[spoiler: This being the [[CrapsackWorld Equestrian]] [[DeathWorld Wasteland]], and Blackjack being, well, [[CosmicPlaything Black]][[ButtMonkey jack]], the hotel comes under attack by Deus, the [[MadeofIron nigh-invulnerable]] {{Cyborg}} who [[DoomedHometown slaughtered her home Stable,]] and being in a cast-iron tub saves her from his initial shelling of [[WretchedHive Flank]] with his mortars.]]

[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]
* Done by Ed in ''Film/GoodBurger''... because he ''never'' takes his Good Burger uniform off.
* ''Film/WeirdScience'': After creating the perfect woman, two nerds take a shower with her. She's naked, but they keep their jeans and socks on.
* ''Film/TheSting'': When Hooker arrives at Gondorff's home, he finds him sleeping off his drunkenness. He puts Gondorff in a shower fully clothed to sober him up.
* In the horror film ''Sick Nurses'', one of the nurses takes a shower fully clothed. Evidently, the makers of this film ''really'' wanted to avoid nudity.
* Cary Grant does it in ''Film/{{Charade}}''.
* Veronica (Creator/WinonaRyder) does this in ''Film/{{Heathers}}'', in the girls' shower upon hearing that Heather Chandler's death is being venerated.
* Creator/WinonaRyder also is seen doing this in ''Film/GirlInterrupted''. She was thrown into a bathtub with her clothes still on to wake her up.
* The kid in ''Film/BigDaddy''. Likely to eliminate any very UnfortunateImplications of Adam Sandler bathing a little kid. Lampshaded: The child asks why he has to wear a bathing suit, and Sandler responds that he doesn't know the rules for bathing.
* Dr. Gonzo from ''Film/FearAndLoathingInLasVegas'' does this during a bad acid trip. [[NauseaFuel In a tub full of filthy, brown water.]]
* ''Film/RockAndRollHighSchool'': Riff is fantasizing about the Ramones serenading her in her room. She goes to take a bath and is delighted to find Dee Dee fully clothed under the shower.
* In ''Film/CourageMountain'', Heidi is upbraided by the school's teachers for ''not'' doing this.
* Justified in the Sophia Copola film, ''Film/MarieAntoinette'' in which the eponymous Queen bathes in muslin undergarments, which is historically accurate.
* Averted twice in ''Film/HardTicketToHawaii'': Taryn (Hope Marie Carlton) takes off her bikini top before showering to rinse the salt and sand off after her early morning swim and jog. Later she and Donna Hamilton (Donna Spier) are topless in the Jacuzzi when they discover that they intercepted a delivery of diamonds intended for a drug lord.
* In the film of the book ''Literature/{{Holes}}'', Stanley bathes with his swim trunks on (the book doesn't specify if he bathes naked or not). Justified, though, since the shower has no walls and is rumored to have hidden security cameras.
* In the classic SciFi film ''Film/ForbiddenPlanet'' the captain (Leslie Nielsen) encounters the only woman on the planet (Anne Francis) (who's never met men other than her father) while she is swimming. She invites him in but when he says he doesn't have a bathing suit she asks "What's a bathing suit?" and he turns away in embarrassment. This greatest moment of my childhood was instantly ruined when she was visible getting out of the pond wearing .... something. Obviously she wore one, but didn't know what it was called.
* In ''Film/BachelorParty'', when the nerdy neurotic character takes an emergency shower (after discovering that the beauty he just slept with [[spoiler: is named Tim]]), he leaves his underwear on for no apparent reason.
* In ''Film/CasinoRoyale2006'', Bond finds Vesper sitting fully-clothed under a running a shower after she was attacked. Apparently the script originally had her naked, but the actress felt the character would have been too much in shock to undress so they went with that instead.
* Vera Wang advertises her new bridal line in a short film called [[https://youtu.be/b_e91U9cdPU "Hotel Madrid"]] It features one of the models bathing in a wedding dress.
* In ''Film/BatmanVSupermanDawnOfJustice'', Clark Kent hops into Lois's bath with his work clothes still on, presumably for the sake of a [[RuleOfCool really cool shot]].
* Played with in ''Film/TheAfricanQueen''. Rose and Charlie go bathing on opposite sides of the boat, for the sake of decency. Then Rose can't climb back in on her own; there are several {{Fanservice}}-y shots of her stretching her legs out to try, with no visible clothing. Finally she asks for Charlie's help, but insists that he avert his eyes... and when he pulls her up onto the boat, it turns out she was wearing a short shift the entire time, and just has [[FullyClothedNudity the nudity taboos appropriate to the post-Victorian missionary that she is]].

* PlayedWith in ''Literature/HarryPotterAndTheGobletOfFire''. [[TheHero Harry]] is taking a bath without clothes when [[CovertPervert Moaning Myrtle]], a teenage [[OurGhostsAreDifferent ghost]] who haunts the school, shows up. [[ThePeepingTom Apparently, she had been there the whole time and makes a habit of spying on people]]. An irate Harry makes her cover her eyes before he gets out, grabs a ModestyTowel, and then gets back in the bath to hear what she wants to tell him.
* In ''Discworld/TheFifthElephant'', Vimes keeps his underwear on while bathing in a wilderness hot spring. The werewolf who's hunting him makes fun of him over this.
* Literature/PippiLongstocking regularly bathes and swims fully dressed. It's likely she never undresses for anything.
* In ''Literature/TheManInTheHighCastle'', Juliana absent-mindedly gets in the shower without undressing first. Later in the scene, she answers the door naked. Both incidents serve to show how stressed out she is.

[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* In the first regular episode of ''Series/TheRopers'', Stanley thankfully leaves on his bathrobe as he tests his bubble bath water temperature.
* ''Series/ArrestedDevelopment'': Tobias Funke is a [=NeverNude=], so he wears denim cutoffs in the shower.
* The 2006 series of ''Series/RobinHood'' did this and Lampshaded it where [[TheWoobie Much]] gets a servant girl:
-->'''Much:''' You could take a bath? ''(she begins undressing)'' I meant pour your own bath! And wear a bath-shirt!
* ''Series/{{Scrubs}}'': (JD at work)
-->'''J.D.:''' Shower shorts. For the man who has nothing to hide, but still wants to.
* ''Franchise/StarTrek''
** Episode "The Naked Time" of [[Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries the original series]]: when a group of people is infected with an insanity-causing substance, one of them freezes to death while taking a shower with his clothes on.
** This happens again in the second episode of ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration''. No surprise, as it was an updated version of the above.
** In the episode "Genesis", where the crew is "de-evolving" into earlier lifeforms, there is a scene where Counselor Troi is taking a hot bath in her quarters, ''with her full uniform on''. She may have kept it on because she was "de-evolving" into an amphibian life form and was desperately craving heat.
* In ''Series/MartialLaw'', when the BuddyCops go undercover in prison, the black cop goes to the shower in shorts and shirt in fear of PrisonRape.
* Done for laughs in one episode of ''Series/{{MASH}}'' where Hawkeye is so exhausted after a marathon surgery session that he forgets to undress before getting in the shower.
* On ''Series/{{Baywatch}}'', the lifeguards keep their bathing suits on when they hit the showers.
** partially justified in that lifeguards will usually enter the showers in their suits to rinse the salt and sand off, but take them off in mid-shower to what the suit covers.
* Standard procedure in several RealityShows around the world, since the people on the shower know that the scene may be broadcast.

* The music video for the Music/MeatLoaf song "I Would Do Anything For Love (But I Won't Do That)" features the love interest bathing in her underwear and diaphanous gown.

[[folder:Newspaper Comics]]
* One ''ComicStrip/{{Garfield}}'' strip starts with Jon dripping wet. In the third panel, he comments that next week he'll probably go back to taking showers with his clothes ''off''.

[[folder:Video Games]]
* ''VideoGame/TheSims''
** ''The Sims 3'': Sims with the Never Nude trait are, well, exactly what you'd expect.
** In the iPod port of ''Sims'' games, ''everyone'' is a Non-Nude Bather.
* ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoViceCity'': On the VCPR Radio station, an over-protective mother states "My kids know when it's bath time to put on a bathing costume, Nudity leads to Bad, NAUGHTY things."
* In ''VideoGame/{{Fahrenheit}}'' you can have any of the three main characters take a shower at some point in the gamer. However, they do so while wearing their underwear. This is only in the American version though.
* In ''VideoGame/AnimalCrossing'', villagers of the "lazy" type will sometimes complain that they don't have any clothes to take a bath in and asks the player for some.
* In ''VideoGame/RuneFactory3'', everyone wears their swimsuits to the bathhouse.
* In ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyX2'', whoever visits the Mt. Gagazet hot springs does so either in swimsuits, or ''in their regular NPC clothes''.
* In ''VideoGame/TalesOfSymphonia'', if the characters are taken to the hot springs they wear towels even while they are ''in'' the water.
* In ''[[VideoGame/PokemonRubyAndSapphire Pokemon Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald]]'', The player character can get into the Hot Spring in Lavaridge Town but has to get in fully clothed since there is no gameplay mechanic for stripping.
** There's a similar hot spring in the Sevii Islands in ''Fire Red'' and ''Leaf Green''.
* In the ''VideoGame/{{Shantae}}'' series, Shantae can visit a [[TraumaInn bath house to replenish her health]], but she jumps in fully clothed.
* In ''VideoGame/MassEffect3'', Fem Shepard can let Samantha Traynor take a shower, which she does wearing a BlackBraAndPanties. Shepard can join her in there as well.
* In ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim'', south of Windhelm, a few hunters can be seen relaxing in the hotsprings in their underwear.
* Pit in ''VideoGame/KidIcarusUprising'' bathes fully clothed. When asked about this by Magnus, he states that an angel must always be ready for duty. (plus, he doesn't want to steam the sacred buns) When Palutena makes the same inquiry, later on, he admits that it also saves on laundry.
* In ''VideoGame/{{LEGO|AdaptationGame}} Franchise/HarryPotter'', Harry wears underwear in the bath, [[AdaptationalModesty though he is naked (at first) in the book]] (see above). {{Justified|Trope}} because in this version, [[PeepingTom Myrtle]] shows up ''before'' he gets in the water, rather than surprising him after.

[[folder:Web Comics]]
* Justified in a sequence of strips in ''Webcomic/MenageA3'', which isn't normally at all shy about nudity. When the {{Bi|TheWay}}sexual Zii finds herself developing an obsessive sexual crush on her roommate, the InnocentFanserviceGirl [=DiDi=], which is unnerving for both of them, she comes up with a simple solution; [=DiDi=] just can't get naked, ever, in case it drives Zii crazy. She'll even have to shower in swimsuits. The first problem with this turns out to be that the SexGoddess [[http://www.ma3comic.com/strips-ma3/just_wash_yourself_in_swimsuits DiDi isn't much less desirable in her choice of swimsuits than she is naked...]]

[[folder:Web Original]]
* WebVideo/ContraPoints climbs into a tub wearing a slip during her "moon ritual."


[[folder:Western Animation]]
* In ''WesternAnimation/GeorgeOfTheJungle'', Maggie simply jumps into a bathtub still wearing her clothes.
* In ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', Flanders wears a bathing suit in the bathtub. When Homer asks why, he responds "So I don't see my own shrinky-dink." (Homer, slowly: "...Makes sense.")
* In ''WesternAnimation/EdEddNEddy'', whenever we see [[TheNapoleon Eddy]] showering for any reason, he's wearing his underwear or swimming trunks. [[spoiler:The fact that he was physically abused by his older brother for most of his life edges this into FridgeHorror.]]
* On the ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'' short "Hare Tonic", Elmer Fudd rushes into the shower when he thinks he has contracted "the dread disease Rabititus" from WesternAnimation/BugsBunny. The gag is that Bugs is in the shower as well, pretending to be the faucet, but what's also funny is that Elmer still has his briefs on.
* In the ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible'' episode "Rappin' Drakken", a guinea-pig henchman takes a shower in his boxer shorts while testing [[MindControlDevice "Dr. D's BrainWashing Shampoo and Cranium Rinse"]].
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Rugrats}}'':
** In the episode, "Naked Tommy," all the babies except Chuckie spend most of the episode [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin choosing to go around starkers]]. The episode ends after Tommy decides to start wearing clothes again, and he jumps in the bathtub in his shirt and diaper on while Chuckie is bathing naked.
** The babies and Stu also took a shower with their clothes on in the episode, "Regarding Stuie".
* In the ''WesternAnimation/AllGrownUp'' episode "Tweenage Tycoons", Dill wears swimming trunks in the bath (although this could be because he let his pet goldfish bathe with him).
* In one episode of ''WesternAnimation/{{The Adventures of Super Mario Bros 3}}'', Mario and Luigi get roped into babysitting a kid named Junior, with instructions to make sure he takes a bath. The kid wonders into the Mushroom Kingdom, and when the three get back at the end of the episode, they get there just as soon as his parents come back. Junior warns them that they won't be able to babysit again if he doesn't get his bath, so they fill the tub and just chuck him in fully clothed.
* PlayedForLaughs on ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime:'' a paranoid [[NonHumanSidekick Jake]] wears a ModestyTowel ''in'' the shower after finding out that [[VampireMonarch Marceline]] sometimes sneaks into his house, then puts on a second one when he steps out. Note that he's a dog who always looks naked anyway, though technically he claims to wear spider-web pants [[FridgeLogic too thin to see]].
* In the ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'' short "Stan's Tattoo", the twins try to sneak up on Grunkle Stan while he's in the shower. However, Stan is there in his usual day outfit (including his fez), likely because he was anticipating this move.
* In ''WesternAnimation/StarVsTheForcesOfEvil'''s first episode, [[MuggleBestFriend Marco]] grumbles that his reputation for being overly cautious comes from once wearing a helmet in the school shower.
* On ''{{WesternAnimation/Daria}},'' the title character visits a school for gifted, but [[{{Jerkass}} rather elitist]], teens. One guy's FreudianExcuse for hating jocks is that the quarterback of his old school told everybody that he wore a towel in the locker room shower.
* Variant in ''WesternAnimation/DanVs''--[[ExtremeDoormat Chris]] suggests various home remedies for [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold Dan]]'s cold, including bathing in oatmeal (something usually associated with chickenpox, but whatever). When Dan gets out and the oatmeal drips off, he's wearing a towel.
* The ''WesternAnimation/PoundPuppies1980s'' episode "The Fairy Dogmother" had the Pound Puppies summon the titular character [[InconvenientSummons while she was bathing]]. The Fairy Dogmother happened to be bathing while fully clothed.

[[folder:Real Life]]
* This is true of public hot tubs (or indeed any hot tub) where the intention is to soak and not bathe -- except maybe in countries with less in the way of nudity taboos.
* This is normal in some public showers.
* "Never nudes", people who have a phobia of nudity will do this even when alone.
* In the American West, communal bathing used to be common, with men swimming nude and women wearing bathing suits.