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[[caption-width-right:320:The lady on the right is evil, because [[AbsoluteCleavage more of her boobs are showing]].]]

->'''Kabal:''' Whaddaya think? Friend or foe?\\
'''Stryker:''' Foe.\\
'''Kabal:''' Dressed like ''that''?\\
'''Stryker:''' Definitely foe.
-->-- '''Upon sighting [[DarkActionGirl Mileena]]''', ''VideoGame/MortalKombat9''

Just as good and evil can be ColorCodedForYourConvenience, you can also tell them apart as heroes dress sensibly (more or less), and villains dress in skimpier outfits.

Although it's not that common nowadays, this likely started as a form of GettingCrapPastTheRadar. "It's okay if they dress immorally. They're the ''bad guys''! (wink)"

This trope doesn't require the good guys to dress like prudes, nor to never put on revealing clothing (because, you know, {{Fanservice}}). It's just that their regular outfits are significantly less skimpy than what the villains wear (and the heroes can dress like that with an EvilCostumeSwitch).

The exact way an outfit is skimpier can vary. It can be anything from being more form fitting to outright {{Stripperific}}.

This often overlaps with EvilIsSexy, except this doesn't require the villain to actually be sexy, just dressed skimpily ([[FanDisservice there can be a difference]]). Furthermore, that trope often has the villains dress just as sensibly as the heroes, or the heroes to dress just as sexy as the villains (most SuperHero comics). Neither of those is this trope.

It can also overlap with SlutShaming and MadonnaWhoreComplex, as in the villainesses are promiscuous, and their clothes show it.

A SubTrope of DressCodedForYourConvenience.

A SisterTrope to MakeUpIsEvil.

Compare GoodEyesEvilEyes, ObviouslyEvil, GoodColorsEvilColors.

Contrast MinidressOfPower, {{Stripperiffic}} (since good girls can wear both). Also contrast StraightEdgeEvil for villains. Another contrast is ArmoredVillainsUnarmoredHeroes(With the inversion of the hero being in less clothes or less amored, while the villain is in full armor covering most of their skin).


* The DarkMagicalGirl in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aoTP5Aig-wU this]] Shu Uemura's 6 Heart Princess ad wears an 'outfit' that shows off a lot of skin compared to the heroic pink MagicalGirl.

[[folder:Anime & Manga]]
* Inverted in ''Franchise/BlackRockShooter'', where the eponymous ''hero'' is dressed in the skimpy outfit (likely due to the [[AuthorAppeal author's tastes]]), and the villain wears something more sensible. [[spoiler:And played straight when she becomes [[FaceHeelTurn Insane]] Franchise/BlackRockShooter.]]
* Zigzagged in ''Manga/{{Bleach}}''. Although shinigami wear far more conservative outfits than the arrancar, the most standout stripperific baddies (Halibel, Mila Rose, Grimmjow, and Lilinette) are some of the most sympathetic ones. By contrast, [[GirlishPigtails Loly Aivirrne]], who has [[ZettaiRyouiki a schoolgirl-like skirt, thigh-high boots]], and a shirt that reveals her midriff and half of her breasts, remains [[DepravedBisexual one of the]] [[{{Yandere}} most unpleasant characters]] in the series' run (in the manga at least; the anime actually gave her a good measure of redemption). However, [[AntiVillain Neliel]] wore a pantsuit as an Aizen-affiliated Espada, only to wear torn-apart rags upon regaining her memories ''as'' an Espada. The others, like [[MadScientist Szayel Aporro]], [[HeManWomanHater Nnoitra]], [[ShapeshifterGuiltTrip Aaroniero]], and even the Shinigami-born [[ManipulativeBastard Aizen]] wear more clothing than any of the others ever do. Although {{M|sFanservice}}atsumoto may be presented with more overt sexuality, other than a low-cut top, she's still wearing much more than the others mentioned.
* ''Anime/CaptainEarth'': Moco usually wears a revealing bra-like top, hot pants, and not much else. Her battle uniform is even skimpier, and her male counterpart's version shows a lot of skin, too. The heroic women and men have relatively normal clothes, though Hana often plays the InnocentFanserviceGirl.
* In ''Anime/CrossAnge'' this trope gets inverted. All the main characters wear [[{{Stripperiffic}} clothing that covers less than a bra]] and the antagonists wears a lot of clothing. [[JustifiedTrope This is justified]] as nudity is used as a way for the racism and harassment considering the Norma's are the main characters and the antagonists are the sexists.
** When some of the characters get [[BrainwashedAndCrazy brainwashed by Embryo]] they cover a lot of skin in their outfits.
* Played with in various ways in ''VisualNovel/FateStayNight''. This is first played straight with Saber and Rider, one of whom who wears a fully-covered BattleBallgown, and the other a {{Stripperiffic}} mini-dress, and then averted with Saber and Caster, both of whom are fully and totally covered. However, later on, [[spoiler:Rider]] turns out to be actually good, and when [[spoiler:Saber becomes corrupted and turns into TheDragon, her clothes cover her ''[[UpToEleven even more]]''.]] During the final fight between Servants, this trope is actually inverted with [[spoiler:Saber Alter and Rider, who have their roles reversed]].
* In the first half of ''Anime/FreshPrettyCure'', Eas, the sole female in the evil Labyrinth organization, wears a {{Stripperiffic}} black outfit complete with a bared midriff and short shorts, while the heroines wear comparatively modest frilly dresses when transformed. When Eas [[spoiler: makes her HighHeelFaceTurn and becomes Cure Passion, she gets a modest frilly dress of her own.]]
* In ''Manga/{{Genzo}}'', we have Princess Kiku, who dresses like a [[{{Tomboy}} Samurai]], and Genzo as sensible heroes, while the EvilRedhead Maria Kurusu wears only a [[OfCorsetsSexy black corset]], a long skirt, and boots.
* Very much apparent in the ''Anime/GrimmsFairyTaleClassics'' episode "The Iron Stove". The princess wears a long green dress with long sleeves and does not have any cleavage showing. The witch, on the other hand, wears a very short blue dress with virtually nonexistent sleeves, and visible cleavage.
* ZigZagged in ''Anime/HeatGuyJ'': [[TheHero Daisuke]] wears a sensible and breezy-looking white outfit that covers most of his body, and his android partner J wears a long trench coat. Meanwhile, their long-time enemy [[TheMafia Clair]] wears tight-fitting leather pants and a shirt that opens all the way down his chest. However, [[spoiler: Clair isn't the real BigBad of the series--the real one is Shun, Daisuke's KnightTemplarBigBrother, who mostly wears a sensible business suit]].
** The manga gives us a somewhat straighter example: MotherlyScientist Antonia, who works for Daisuke and J, always wears a full-body (if sexy) dress, while MadScientist Trinity, who works for Clair, wears nothing but skimpy underwear under her lab coat.
* Inverted in ''Anime/KillLaKill'', wherein uniforms are used as a tool for subjugating the "clothes-wearing pigs" of the populace. Thus LaResistance that combats the (reasonably dressed) fascist regime is known as ''Nudist Beach'', [[ShamelessFanserviceGirl and its members care very little for indecent exposure laws.]] It turns out to be extremely justified, after TheReveal that [[spoiler:clothing is an alien conspiracy to subjugate and eventually devour humanity. As almost all clothing on earth contains traces of alien Life Fibers, going skimpier means less direct skin contact and weaker mind control]].
** The inversion is also apparent in the Life Fiber-powered Goku Uniforms and the vastly more powerful Kamui, which are ''pure'' Life Fibers. Protagonist Ryuko's Kamui, [[TalkingWeapon Senketsu]], is downright {{Stripperiffic}}, while Satsuki's [[QuirkyMinibossSquad Elite Four]] wear Goku Uniforms that almost completely cover their bodies. Satsuki herself, meanwhile, plays this trope straight with her own Kamui, Junketsu, which is just as skimpy as Senketsu. [[spoiler: Well, it would have been played straight, were it not for the fact that Satsuki was GoodAllAlong]].
** Particularly inverted in episodes 20-21, when Satsuki and Ryuko fight while [[spoiler:Ryuko is BrainwashedAndCrazy and they have exchanged Kamui]]. The villain's outfit is ''comparably'' less skimpy than the hero's, which makes sense given both because [[spoiler:more clothes equals more MindControl, and Ryuko is not entirely human]].
* The girls in ''VisualNovel/LimeIroSenkitan'' and ''VisualNovel/LimeIroRyukitanX'', while their casual and military outfits are form-fitting and on the short-skirted side, compared to the villains, who dress in barely-covering-anything black leather, they look positively modest.
* The first season of ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha''. TheHero wears a long-skirted uniform for her combat outfit, and her allies are either dressed casually or garbed in full military uniform. Meanwhile, TheDragon is wearing what's basically a black swimsuit with a short skirt and interestingly placed red belts, her {{Familiar}} wears even less, and the BigBad shows AbsoluteCleavage. This trope stops applying in later seasons, once Nanoha starts [[DefeatMeansFriendship befriending]] people.
** The Numbers Cyborgs, the BigBad's all female minions from ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaStrikers'' wear LatexSpaceSuit save for 2 members and Agito, whose outfit shows a lot of skin. ''Manga/MagicalRecordLyricalNanohaForce'' has Arnage, who wears a bikini top and short shorts and Curren, who wears some revealing outfits from time to time.
* While the females in ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' all dress modestly no matter their alignment, the male villains tend to reveal their torso far more often then the heroes. The best examples are Zabuza, who only wears pants and Sasuke's infamous long-sleeved shirt which reveals most of his torso.
* ''Manga/OnePiece'' demonstrates a rare example of this trope demonstrated for both sides on the same character. [[spoiler:Kalifa]] from the CP 9 arc initially has a short skirt and shows a little cleavage, but when she [[spoiler:drops her cover]] she adds some fishnet stockings and additional cleavage.
* ''Anime/ProjectAKo'' has the initial villain, B-Ko, wearing a plate bikini power armor when she finally faces A-Ko directly (instead of just using one of her numerous combat robots). She continues to wear it for the attempts they both make to recover C-Ko from the aliens (including D, who comes at them both with a sword, after ditching her trenchcoat to reveal a plate bikini). They also land in a laundry storage room at one point that contains nothing but panties. That seriously need to be washed. B-Ko, meanwhile, spends the entire film wearing her school uniform (albeit slightly worse for wear after a while).
* Present to some degree in ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica''. Kyouko's non-magical outfit is basically just short shorts and a sweater--everyone else [[SchoolUniformsAreTheNewBlack wears school uniforms]] when not in costume--and she's by far the most belligerent character. Homura appears to be the antagonist, yet has the most conservative magical outfit. [[spoiler:This is a clue that she's NotEvilJustMisunderstood.]] TheMovie gets considerably less subtle when [[spoiler:Homura]] goes full villain and gets a borderline-{{Stripperiffic}} outfit to match.
* In ''Manga/SaintSeiyaSaintiaSho'' it's emphasized the dichotomy between the Saintia - chaste, pure and virginal - and the Eris's follower, depicted in attitudes and poses sexy along with her servants.
* Kinda inverted in ''Anime/SenkiZesshouSymphogear''. Chris is introduced as a mostly clothed villain with a visor. (she still has underboob showing, though) In the episode where she begins her heel/face turn, she switches it out for a cleavage, shoulder, and thigh exposing costume.
* ''Manga/SilentMoebius'', where [[TheSquad the AMP]] wears police uniforms (and one Miko outfit) or suits and the villains wear very little leather. [[spoiler: When [[TheHero Katsumi]] gets possessed by a demonic weapon, she also [[EvilCostumeSwitch adopts the leather]].]]
* ''Anime/StarDriver''. Almost all evil characters have openly {{Stripperiffic}} uniforms, while good guys usually dress modestly.
* Generally in all the ''Anime/TimeBokan'' series the heroines wear more modest outfit comparade to villainess.
** In ''Anime/{{Yatterman}}'' for examples, the heroes wear jumpsuits while the main female villain wears a revealing leather outfit. Her ugly cronies also have their [[BareYourMidriff midriffs bared]] [[FanDisservice at all times]].
* ''Manga/{{Yaiba}}'', where the [[MoonRabbit moon]] [[EvilOverlord empress]] Kaguya dresses like a PlayboyBunny (she's apparently an anthropomorphic rabbit, [[spoiler:actually an EldritchAbomination]], possessing a human), while the heroes dress sensibly.

[[folder:Comic Books]]
* Marvel's Hellfire Club, where the ladies dress in fetish gear and Sebastian Shaw likes to bare his chest for action.
* In ''ComicBook/TarotWitchOfTheBlackRose'', the dark witch's outfits are even skimpier than those of her good sister, and that's ''really'' saying something.
* Parodied, along with most of the UsefulNotes/TheDarkAgeOfComicBooks, in Creator/GrantMorrison's one-shot [[Comicbook/DoomPatrol Doom Force]]. The villainess first shows up dressed fairly sexily, which her brother finds disgusting - because she's wearing too much clothing. She obligingly switches to exotic lingerie. The brother, meanwhile, later shows up in a speedo and pasties.
** The parody comes in that her brother basically tells her to wear more revealing clothing because it's supposed to make her more empowered as a woman. Her response:
--->'''Una''': But I'm freezing cold!
* In DC's ''ComicBook/YoungJustice'', Arrowette lampshades this when she fears she's turned evil. "I'll have to get a tight, skimpy black leather outfit that shows off my cleavage. Oh God, I'll have to get cleavage!"
** Turns out to be a BrickJoke: the payoff comes in a later story, ''World Without Young Justice'', in which Bedlam has managed to MakeWrongWhatOnceWentRight so the three YJ founders don't exist. This universe's "Dark Arrowette" is indeed wearing a skimpy black leather outfit. And has cleavage.
* The UnfortunateImplications of this trope are lampshaded in an issue of ''ComicBook/AvengersAcademy'' where the Avengers confront Cyclops' post-''Schism X''-Men team. Hawkeye (IIRC) says of Emma Frost, "I knew someone who dresses like that couldn't stay a good guy!", to which Tigra responds, "What does that make me? Doctor Doom?"
* The comparison shows up when a DC or Marvel good gal gets brainwashed or possessed or simply chooses to be bad.
** Some examples from Marvel comics: The Phoenix (Jean Grey?) as the Hellfire Club's Black Queen in the Dark Phoenix Saga, the Invisible Girl (as she then was known) turning into skimpily and spikily dressed Malice in ''Fantastic Four'' #280, and Madelyne Pryor when she became the Goblyn Queen. Meanwhile, when Emma Frost became a good guy, she started wearing a slightly less skimpy costume in ''Generation X''... although the trope was then subverted in ''ComicBook/NewXMen'' when she stayed a good guy while wearing one of her most outrageously sexual costumes ever.
* Inverted with ComicBook/{{Starfire}}, whose costume is essentially a skimpy swimsuit, and her sister/dark counterpart Blackfire, who wears a full bodysuit.

* This is the case more often than not in the ''Fanfic/{{Shadowchasers}}'' series. Female heroes never wear anything more revealing than a BareYourMidriff outfit (at least, not willingly), while most female villains lack much modesty at all. (Of course, many of them are temptresses by choice or by species, meaning their outfits are more-or-less professional attire.)
* This trope is evident, in the ''[[Literature/TheHungerGames Hunger Games]]'' fanfiction ''Fanfic/SomeSemblanceOfMeaning'', in the outfits that [[TheIngenue Vale]] and [[EvilIsSexy Amber]] wear in their interviews (an elegant knee-length [[VirginInAWhiteDress white dress]] and a "barely there," strapless [[LadyInRed crimson dress]], respectively).
* Attempted in ''Fanfic/ForbidenFruitTheTempationOfEdwardCullen'', where Lauren and her evil cheerleader friends are repeatedly insulted in the narrative for dressing like sluts. On the other hand, Atlantiana's goth outfits are described as pretty skimpy, themselves.

[[folder: Films - Animation]]
* Inverted in ''WesternAnimation/FireAndIce'' with the two most prominent female characters: while the heroine [[DistressedDamsel Princess Teegra]] is [[WalkingSwimsuitScene clad in a tiny bikini all the time]], [[GodSaveUsFromTheQueen Queen Juliana]] wears a long purple dress that is far more modest than Teegra's outfit.

[[folder:Films - Live Action]]
* In ''Film/TheRockyHorrorPictureShow'', Dr. Frank N. Furter often dresses in nothing more than a corset, fishnets, heels, and short shorts (or panties...). When others "succumb" to his power, they start dressing this way.
* [[http://www.comicsbulletin.com/soapbox/125461888840692.htm Princess Aura's metal bikini with shoulders & cape]] from the 1980 film of ''Film/{{Flash Gordon|1980}}'', although some of the heroes were wearing pretty immodest outfits too. Flash himself gets a pretty long ShirtlessScene.
* In ''Film/TheLairOfTheWhiteWorm'', the entire cast is dressed in a manner fitting people living in the English countryside. That is, except for Lady Marsh, who wears very little and happens to be an evil vampire worshiping an EldritchAbomination.
* [[http://images.wikia.com/harrypotter/images/d/d9/Bellatrix89.jpg Bellatrix Lestrange]] from the ''Film/HarryPotter'' films counts, at least in ''Order of the Phoenix''.
* In ''Film/XMenFirstClass'', Emma Frost reveals a lot more skin than, say, Moira and Raven. Angel, the stripper/prostitute, is the only one to defect to Shaw's side. (Mystique herself, after defecting to Magneto's side, goes into the nude version seen in the other films.)
* ''Film/TheMarine'': Triton's down-to-earth wife Kate wears a denim jacket, white tank top, and jeans. Bad Girl Angela wears a leather getup with a leopard top. And, if memory serves, heels. [[CombatStilettos In a swamp chase.]] [[http://www.imdb.com/media/rm2336135168/tt0419946 Compare]].
* ''Film/StarTrekIITheWrathOfKhan'': Starfleet personnel wear fairly sensible uniforms. Khan, meanwhile, is wearing something with an open front that just screams "I'm 62 and my pecs are still better than yours will ever be", set off with a stolen Starfleet uniform draped casually over his shoulders like a cape.
* ''Film/MightyMorphinPowerRangersTheMovie'' reverses it; Dulcea dresses like your average JunglePrincess but Rita as always wears a big dress that leaves her face and hands as all that's uncovered.
* In ''Film/{{Labyrinth}}'', the protagonist Sarah [[https://creativetotheheart.files.wordpress.com/2013/07/320650_1257004561807_full.jpg dresses like an ordinary teenager]] except [[http://41.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_llvrbyvyhn1qelclno1_500.jpg when she's]] {{LARP}}ing and [[http://www.davonnajuroe.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/Sarah-Ball-Gown-Labyrinth.jpg during her]] DreamBallet sequence. Most of the goblins who wear clothes are also dressed modestly, and the ones who don't are subject to NonhumansLackAttributes (and considering that the goblins are virtually all UglyCute {{Muppet}}s, they wouldn't provide much {{fanservice}} anyway). [[BigBad Jareth]], on the other hand, is portrayed by Music/DavidBowie in a pair of PaintedOnPants that serve to emphasise his...''ahem''...[[FanNickname Area]].
* Star Wars usually inverts this, with Jedi and rebels sticking with light clothing and the occasional bit of outright Stripperific costume, while the villains are bundled up like it's winter in Seattle or wear all-enveloping robes or suits of armor they never remove. A villain removing clothing is a sign of redemption or hidden virtue on several occasions, and Luke's clothing adds layers and becomes more all-concealing as he slips toward TheDarkSide.
** This is likely related to [[BeautyEqualsGoodness what engaging in villainy does to your physical appearance]] underneath the clothes.

* ''[[Literature/ViridianSaga Awoken]]'' takes this almost to the point of SlutShaming. Miss Epistola is described as being dressed in skimpy clothing in nearly every scene -- even when working as a substitute science teacher, she's wearing a slinky dress under her lab coat. She is, of course, the BigBad of the story, and during the climax her outfit gets downright {{stripperiffic}}; the protagonist Andi compares her to [[ThirdPersonSeductress a video game character]]. Andi herself, meanwhile, often expresses shame when caught with little clothing on. Given that the book is a StealthParody of ''Literature/{{Twilight}}'' and other [[YoungAdultLiterature YA]] ParanormalRomance novels, it's more a mockery of this trope than anything else.

[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* The ''Series/TinMan'' recent [[Creator/{{Syfy}} Sci Fi Channel]] original film with Neal [=McDonough=] and Creator/ZooeyDeschanel, the evil sis had some costumes.
** Let's just say there was a reason why the flying monkeys in this version were nicknamed "boobmonkeys".
* The MirrorUniverse in ''Franchise/StarTrek'' did this right from the start in "Mirror Mirror", with female uniforms based around BareYourMidriff and male uniforms showing slightly more chest, and continued to depict it in the Mirror episodes of ''Deep Space Nine'' and ''Series/StarTrekEnterprise''. Varied in the Mirror episodes of ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'' with the two Kiras; while Mirror Kira's black leather catsuit shows even less skin than normal Kira's red uniform it's still a lot more openly sexual. Averted in ''Series/StarTrekDiscovery'', in which the Mirror Universe costumes are not particularly revealing. According to WordOfGod, the showrunners were deliberately trying to avoid SexIsEvil.
* One gets the sense that ''Series/{{Charmed}}'' was trying to use this trope, only the female lead characters were so {{Stripperific}} that it would have been hard to make the female demons [[UpToEleven even more so]]; therefore, the Charmed Sisters are only marginally less sexy than the female demons. Male demons would seem to be a straighter example of this trope, at least in the later seasons, when you had fellows like Zankou using leather outfits as a symbol for their status as evil demons.
* Compare Colonel Deering (good) with Princess Ardala (bad) in ''Series/BuckRogersInTheTwentyFifthCentury''.
* ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' gives a controlled example with vampire/human Willow, [[EvilTwin the same character except for alignment]]. Upon discovering how tight her vampire self's corset is, human Willow comments, "I guess vampires really don't have to breathe." She later delivers the gem: "I'm a bloodsucking fiend! Just look at my outfit!"
** This is also beautifully phrased in this iconing, {{Foreshadowing}} line:
--> '''Willow:''' This is me as a vampire? I'm so evil, and skanky... and I think I'm kinda gay.
** Subverted with Dark!Willow, who sports an outfit far more conservative than [[WhiteShirtOfDeath the saddest shirt]] [[BloodSplatteredInnocents in the history of television.]]
** Vampire!Xander is also a RareMaleExample of the trope. He sports a sleeveless wife-beater tank, while human Xander (at least at this point of the series) was never shown in a sleeveless shirt (save his single FanService moment on "[[Recap/BuffyTheVampireSlayerS2E20GoFish Go Fish]]", which was explicitly out of character).
** There was also [[DarkActionGirl Faith]], who, while not exactly {{Stripperific}}, tended to show a lot more cleavage than Buffy (and wear generally tighter outfits).
*** Averted in later seasons. After she [[spoiler: became good]], she wore the exact same clothes she normally did.
** Human Drusilla, who was very religious, was a lot more chaste (as Angel's puts it) than her vampire self, or say, [[AbsoluteCleavage the outfit Darla wore at the same time.]]
* ''Series/StargateSG1'' played with this trope a bit. While Carter and Dr. Frasier were always well covered up, the female Goa'uld were generally pretty {{Stripperific}}.
** Although the same was true of the allied female Tok'ra - notably Anise, who's rubber top barely avoided bat-nipples.
** In the episode "The Warrior", a lot of the males wore similarly skimpy outfits when not in the uniforms they were made to wear by their former masters.
* As with the [[Anime/SailorMoon anime]], in the live sction series of ''Series/PrettyGuardianSailorMoon'', it's hard to miss Queen Beryl's generous chest. It's especially noticable compared to the scouts' modest street clothes and SailorFuku.
* This happens with some of the seasons of ''Franchise/PowerRangers'': compare the suited heroes and heroines to villainesses such as [[Series/PowerRangersTurbo Divatox]] and [[Series/PowerRangersLightspeedRescue Vypra]].

[[folder:Music Videos]]
* In the video for "You Belong with Me" by Music/TaylorSwift, when the nerdy girl takes off her glasses and reveals that she was BeautifulAllAlong at the HighSchoolDance, she is wearing a modest white dress. The AlphaBitch character, also played by her, is in a skimpy red dress.

[[folder:Professional Wrestling]]
* Back when she first debuted in 1999, [[Wrestling/StephanieMcMahon Stephanie [=McMahon=]]] wore tasteful formal and semi-formal outfits. When she first [[FaceHeelTurn turned heel]] to join up with Wrestling/TripleH and [[Wrestling/DGenerationX [=DeGeneration=] X]], she switched that look for tank tops and leather hot pants. Exemplified with her 2003 HeelFaceTurn and she was wearing business suits and modest clothing.
* Wrestling/{{Sable}} may have had skimpy outfits occasionally as a face (The Slammys, her infamous hand-print bikini) but in the ring she almost always wore fairly modest gear. However after her FaceHeelTurn she frequently wrestled in just short-shorts and a very revealing bra. Her trademark SpyCatsuit also made a lot more appearances when she was heel.
* Inverted with Wrestling/{{Ivory}} when she joined the MoralGuardians {{Heel}} PowerStable Right To Censor.[[note]]A TakeThat to the RealLife Parents' Television Council, who had been making trouble for [=WWE=].[[/note]] Ivory wrestled in a non-flattering blouse and bow tie and a very impractical ankle-length black skirt. Thus her opponents would always be more exposed than her. At ''Wrestling/SurvivorSeries 2000'', announcer Wrestling/JimRoss compared her to Lillith from ''Series/{{Cheers}}''.

[[folder:Tabletop Games]]
* The [[SpaceElves Eldar]] from ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}''. The good-[[BlackAndGrayMorality ish]] Craftworld Eldar tend to wear long robes and full body armour. Their evil cousins, the Dark Eldar, wear comparatively little to show off their lithe bodies and combat prowess: this is ''especially'' true for the [[DarkActionGirl Wyches]].
* ''Warhammer'''s Elves exhibit some degree of this. The noble and good High Elves tend to wear long robes, cloaks, silk trousers and ornate armour, and while most of their evil Dark Elf cousins often wear just as much (albeit darker, and with more spikes, blades and chains), many Dark Elf Sorceresses and the frenzied Witch-Elf cultists tend to wear very little indeed. The Wood Elves, however, avert this, as their morality is mercurial and shifting, yet many of their more wild warriors - especially the Wardancers - wear just as little as the Witch Elves.
* ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' gets in on it sometimes, especially with the more humanoid AlwaysChaoticEvil races and monsters. Heroic characters get depicted on the more-or-less sensible side of things (with exceptions, of course), while evil ones like the [[HornyDevils succubus]] or especially the drow are downright {{Stripperiffic}} bondage fantasies. Justified for succubi, who trade in temptation, and with the drow - a spellcaster covering up is like saying she doesn't trust her own abilities to protect her, and is admitting to weakness.
* A {{Justified}} example on the ''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering'' plane of Innistrad, which is basically [[PlanetOfHats Gothic Horror Plane]]. The human heroes wear lots of clothes and high collars, both to keep out the perpetually chilly weather and to provide an extra layer of protection for their tender flesh and blood. The werewolf villains wear next to nothing because their clothes rip up every time they transform, while vampires deliberately wear skimpy costumes as a way of showing off their immunity to cold and their lack of fear of other vampires.
* Of the female Icons in ''TabletopGame/ThirteenthAge'', the good and neutral ones - the Elf Queen, High Druid and Priestess - have at most a low neckline or bit of midriff on display, but the evil Diabolist is clad in a sort of bikini thing to show off her runic tattoos, and two of the Three - the Blue and the Black - wear nothing at all, but then, they are dragons.

[[folder:Video Games]]
* The ''Franchise/FinalFantasy'' series is a fan of this.
** ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyIII'' gave us the Cloud of Darkness, a woman wearing a cape, paint...and that's it. All other female characters in the game are significantly more dressed up.
** ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyIV'' plays with this as pretty much every female boss can't be bothered to wear more than a bikini (especially Barbariccia), while the female leads are wearing actual clothes. Adult Rydia pushes this though.
** In ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'', both Cloud and Sephiroth are supposed to be wearing uniforms from the same military organisation. Cloud's outfit is cloth trousers, a tank top and short combat boots. Sephiroth wears [[CustomUniformOfSexy leather pants, tall leg-hugging boots and a leather coat open to show off the kinky studded body harness under it.]] Then there's the ultimate evil, Jemova, who is first witnessed as a [[GrossupCloseup headless pair of breasts]]...
** ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVIII''
*** Rinoa, the hero's girlfriend and good girl, versus Sorceress Ultimecia, the game's ultimate villain. Rinoa may be prettier, but evil gets [[AbsoluteCleavage a dress where the neckline ends at the]] ''[[AbsoluteCleavage crotch]]''. And then it's slit up [[UpToEleven a little further for good measure.]]
*** Also, Edea's dress shows a fair bit of cleavage while she is the villain, but when she turns good, her dress changes to something that covers her chest. [[spoiler: Then again, she's possessed by Ultimecia when wearing the black dress, so she's probably been borrowing her fashion sense.]]
*** Sorceress Adel wears nothing but a skirt. This is FanDisservice, however, as Sorceress Adel has the build of a man.
** ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyIX'' gives us Kuja, a [[DudeLooksLikeALady man with an effeminate appearance]] who wears a thong and a [[BareYourMidriff midriff-baring top]].
** Inverted in ''VideoGame/LightningReturnsFinalFantasyXIII:'' The human enemies show very little skin, but there are some {{Stripperiffic}} outfits available for Lightning.
* This also carries over into the spin-off ''VideoGame/DissidiaFinalFantasy''. Just compare the Cosmos and Chaos female characters. Terra wears a fairly normal outfit, albeit with a miniskirt, though she is wearing tights underneath. Shantotto, as someone ([[TokenEvilTeammate marginally]]) on Cosmos's side, wears a full uniform. Cosmos herself is wearing a long white gown. Meanwhile, the Chaos side only has two women - and they're Ultimecia and the Cloud of Darkness.
** It gets a little amusing in the {{Prequel}} game, ''Dissidia 012'', where we see that several heroes were on Chaos's side in the previous war. [[spoiler:Terra]] loses the leggings and skirt in favor of a white leotard and a hip scarf, and [[spoiler:Tidus]] seems to have developed an [[WalkingShirtlessScene allergy to shirts]]. [[spoiler:Cloud]] actually gains more clothing with much fancier armour, but also adds more jewellery, and [[spoiler: Jecht]] is exactly the same despite being a good guy.
* Inverted in ''KnightsOfTheOldRepublic 2'', in which the more light-side of your female party members (Mira and the Handmaiden if the player is male) expose a lot more skin over the course of the game than the darker pair (Visas and Kreia). The Twin Suns, two female Twi'leks that are minor bosses on Nar Shadda, play this trope straight by wearing less than any female party member, except for the Handmaiden in her underwear.
* In ''VideoGame/LuminousArc'' series, the first {{stripperiffic}} female ''antagonist'' character you meet WILL HeelFaceTurn. Subverted with the second female antagonist that appear will have a much less revealing outfit [[spoiler:eg. Priel, Elicia and Yorg]]. [[spoiler:Valerie]] will switch to a much more revealing outfit when she reveals her true identity.
* ''Franchise/MassEffect'':
** In [[VideoGame/MassEffect the original]], the player's teammate Liara wears a perfectly ordinary tunic of the sort many female [=NPCs=] are comfortable wandering around in public wearing. Her mother Benezia, suffering from a case of MoreThanMindControl, has an ImpossiblyLowNeckline to show off her ''huge''... [[Creator/MontyPython tracts of land]].
** ''VideoGame/MassEffect2'' plays with this. Amongst Shepard's crew, their nicest female allies ([[WrenchWench Tali]], [[PhantomThief Kasumi]], and [[HotScientist Liara]]) run around in sensible clothes, the more morally questionable ones ([[FemmeFatale Miranda]] and [[PrinciplesZealot Samara]]) have ''extremely'' close-fitting outfits (with AbsoluteCleavage in Samara's case), and the only thing the psychotic [[AxCrazy Jack]] wears from the waist up is tattoos and a leather strap that's only just wide enough to cover her nipples. Further, when Jack mellows in the next game, she shows considerably less skin.
** Male crewmembers show shades of this. [[HitmanWithAHeart Thane]] shows off a strip of bare chest (for medical reasons), [[AxCrazy Grunt]] has bare arms, and [[PsychoFOrHire Zaeed]] has one bare arm to show off his [[TattooedCrook tattoos]]. The three of them are amongst the most Renegade members of Shepard's team.
* ''Franchise/DragonAge'':
** Played with in ''VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins'' with [[BlackMagicianGirl Morrigan's]]. Her AbsoluteCleavage outfit contrasts with the nice modest Chantry robes [[JeanneDArchetype Leliana]] shows up wearing. While Morrigan is a bit mean and a ruthless anarchist, she is still one of the heroes. While one of your clues that [[MyMasterRightOrWrong Ser Cauthrien]] can be reasoned with is that she wears perfectly ordinary heavy armor, almost everybody is dressed sensibly if you ignore the pure fanservicey skintight robes that every woman not in armor wears.
** Likewise played with in ''VideoGame/DragonAgeII'': you have the sweet [[FishOutOfWater Fish out of Water]] [[TheIngenue Ingenue]] Merrill wearing a plain, practical Dalish outfit and the sexy GoodBadGirl pirate Isabela wearing a tunic and not much else, but both of them are among the heroes. The villains wear mage robes, Chantry robes, or [[spoiler:in Meredith's case, full plate armour]].
* In ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid'', Solid Snake wears a skintight SpyCatsuit. His EvilTwin, Liquid Snake, walks around only in tight trousers and a coat undone at the front. He has no shirt. The game takes place in Alaska.
* ''VideoGame/LunarTheSilverStar''.
** Luna wears a peasant dress at first, then practically nothing after her (apparent) FaceHeelTurn.
** While all the women of the Vile Tribe shown in ''Silver Star Story Complete'' and beyond wear skimpy clothes, it should not be a shock which one of them chooses to make a FaceHeelTurn later in the game considering that she's the most conservatively dressed of the three.
* I-NO of ''VideoGame/GuiltyGear'' is...improperly dressed. Works for "That Man", who appears to be TheManBehindTheMan. Althoughh the heroine, Dizzy, is wearing ''[[InnocentFanserviceGirl even less]]'', Dizzy doesn't have a winpose where she takes her clothes ''off''.
* Downplayed with the player characters in ''Champions of Norrath''. While they're all technically good guys, you can play as a Dark Elf Shadow-Night, and the female version of that class is one of the two ''most'' covered female characters. The most skimpily dressed one is the Desert Mage, who is the only one with AbsoluteCleavage.
* While every female in ''VideoGame/BloodRayne'' is some degree of {{Stripperiffic}}, Rayne's costume is somewhat protective compared to Ephemera's [[OfCorsetsSexy skin exposure]] and Feral's [[VaporWear animated tattoos]]. In the first, [[spoiler:Rayne's mentor, Mynce, shows more leg, and later is revealed to be a traitor]]. [[spoiler:Subverted, however, at the end of the game as Mynce is not actually a traitor but reveals herself as a DoubleAgent just before she's killed by the BigBad.]]
* ''VideoGame/GoldenSun''
** The original has [[WhiteMagicianGirl Mia]], [[BlackMagicianGirl Jenna]], and [[MysteriousWaif Sheba]] all dress modestly, with nary a hint of cleavage to be seen (Mia's a [[JustifiedTrope justified case]], as she comes from a snowy mountain region). The villainous [[MsFanservice Karst]], on the other hand, runs around in a [[BareYourMidriff midriff-baring top]], [[ZettaiRyouiki mini-skirt, and thigh-high boots]]. Her big sister, [[PlayingWithFire Menardi]], however, wears [[SubvertedTrope a dress that's every bit as modest as the heroines']].
** ''[[VideoGame/GoldenSunDarkDawn Dark Dawn]]'' continues the tradition with [[BlowYouAway Karis]], Sveta, and [[ShrineMaiden Himi]] all wearing practical, modest outfits while still managing to look good. And then there's Chalis, who... well, [[http://goldensunwiki.net/images/b/ba/GSHeart.jpg see for yourself.]]
* While the ''Franchise/MortalKombat'' franchise as a whole tends to have all females wear skimpy clothing regardless of alignment, ''VideoGame/MortalKombat9'' has Stryker [[InvokedTrope invoke the trope]] by immediately assuming [[DarkActionGirl Mileena]] is a foe thanks to her very {{Stripperiffic}} outfit. Note that while Mileena is, indeed, evil, her outfit seems to be standard attire for female warriors of the Outland, and a few of them like Kitana aree decent.
%%** ''VideoGame/MortalKombatX'' tones down the skimpiness a little, while also bringing a few characters that follow this rule. Cassie Cage, one of the new female characters who we can assume for now is one of the good guys, is actually ''fully covered'', while D'vorah (again, we can only assume a villain) shows a lot of skin. (But less than the females in the last game, actually.)
%% Don't bring speculation here. Only add info that's actually confirmed.
* ''VideoGame/LeagueOfLegends'' plays around with the trope:
** While quite a few of the females are {{Stripperific}} on both ends of the spectrum, all the well-dressed female champions are good. Compare the morally good, armored from head-to-toe Kayle and sensibly dressed Riven, to the evil, battle bra touting Morgana and Elise.
** Inverted with the male characters. Good male champions can range from armored-like-a-tank Garen to [[MrFanservice pleasing to female gaze]] Yasuo and Varus. Nearly all of the amoral male champions such as Darius and Viktor are almost fully covered
* Played with a bit in ''VideoGame/LaPucelle''. Princess Eclair normally wears a BattleBallgown, while her SuperpoweredEvilSide wears revealing black lingerie. However, the circumstances where Dark Eclair first shows up seems to suggest that that's just Eclair's normal sleepwear.
* In ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog'', Rouge, the vain, selfish AntiHero, dresses in clothes that show off everything she's got to maximum effect, and HarmlessVillain Wave has a bared midriff and may not even wear a shirt; while Amy, Cream, and Blaze dress up modestly, and Tikal, being undead, doesn't even have anything to show off. Shade is evil but is fully clad in armor.
* Inverted in ''VideoGame/StarFoxAdventures''. Resident ActionGirl Krystal is the {{Stripperiffic}} MsFanservice in ChainmailBikini, while BigBad General Scales normally dresses in full uniform or armour.
* Mostly inverted in ''VideoGame/TombRaiderAnniversary''. Lara Croft's default outfit consists of a tank top and short shorts, while Natla's clothing is much more conservative and does not show her legs. That is, until the final boss battle, where it is played straight.
* In ''VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas'', female members of the Fiends gang dress like pole dancers. Your companions Veronica and Cass dress like they might have to work outdoors in a harsh climate.
* In ''VideoGame/ImmortalSouls'', Isis Corporation Agents wear Badass Suits, John and Raven wear skintight but fully concealing clothes, and the Templars wear full-body PowerArmor. Meanwhile the Black Witch and Juliet are {{Stripperiffic}} via ClothingDamage for the former and OfCorsetsSexy for the latter, as well as Juliet's female gang members also dressing equally sexy.
* In ''VideoGame/BrainDead13'', this is played straight in Vivi's Funeral Salon in that Lance, the bumbling hero, is fully clothed, while Vivi is a big-breasted villainess in a black, skimpy, [[BareYourMidriff midriff-baring]] outfit.
* In ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemElibe Fire Emblem: Blazing Sword]]'', all of the female villains with the exception of Limstella show some amount of cleavage in their artwork. On the heroes' side, all of the player's female units are modestly clothes and aren't (with the exception of Lyn) too well-endowed with the [[HeelFaceTurn potential]] exception of Vaida, who starts off as an enemy anyway.
* Would seem to be the case in ''VideoGame/FireEmblemFates'': Princess Hinoka of Hoshido wears a modest dress with practical armor and only shows a small amount of leg as a Pegasus Warrior, while Princess Camilla of Nohr wears black lingerie to display her ample assets. Then it's subverted twice: Hoshido has Orochi, Rinkah and Rhajat (the former two show quite a bit of skin while the latter wears SensualSpandex), while Nohr has the modestly-dressed Flora, Selena and Beruka. Secondly, either side can be hero ''or'' villain depending on which path you take [[spoiler:and neither in the ''Revelation'' path]].
* ''VideoGame/{{Splatoon}}'':
** The playable Inklings (both male and female) wear a mix of shorts and whatever top they are equipped with, all of which are sensible for both genders. The EvilCounterpartRace Octolings, on the other hand, are only female and wear shorts along with a tank top armor [[BareYourMidriff that shows quite a bit of navel]]. To drive this point home, the unlockable Octoling Armor doesn't show nearly as much skin when worn by an Inkling of either gender.
** [[VideoGame/Splatoon2 The sequel]] has the final battle being [[spoiler:Evil Callie vs you and Marie. Callie in this form wears a revealing black and purple outfit that shows a lot of skin while Marie and TheProtagonist are covered up]]. It's also [[AvertedTrope Averted]] with Marina, the first good guy Octoling who wears an outfit even more revealing than the villainous members of her species.
* ''VideoGame/{{Bayonetta}}'' is an inversion: The titular heroine wears a skin-tight outfit made of [[GodivaHair her hair]], the same material she uses to channel her spells/powers, which means she tends to flash much skin, if not going all out naked, in combat. Her oppositions, meanwhile, are usually fully-covered from neck down [[spoiler:(And in fact, moments before her HeelFaceTurn, Jeanne strips down to the same hair outfit that Bayonetta wears)]]. The same holds true for [[VideoGame/Bayonetta2 the sequel]], where her main enemy, the Masked Lumen, shows absolutely no skin until he finally gets unmasked.
* ''VideoGame/{{Overwatch}}'':
** The very first trailer and the "Alive" animated short featured rivalry between fully dressed, heroic Tracer against [[AbsoluteCleavage cleavage-baring]] evil sniper Widowmaker.
** Normally, Mercy is fully covered and definitely on the heroic side. However, in the Junkenstein's Revenge mode, where she was the BiggerBad, she wore a HotWitch costume with exposed cleavage and thighs.
* Inverted in ''VideoGame/PokemonSunAndMoon'', Kukui is one of the main characters and sports a WalkingShirtlessScene, the main protagonist as a Male can have a ShirtlessScene when surfing and the female can show off her [[BareYourMidriff stomach]] with custom outfits. [[spoiler:Lusamine on the other hand is completely covered up]]. Plumeria at first play this trope straight [[spoiler:but then it's revealed that she was GoodAllAlong due to her actually being really friendly and only followed orders from Guzma because she had too as she never wanted to do any kidnapping]]. Wicke is played straight as she's actually one of the kindest characters in the game and while her outfit is slightly aimed for {{Fanservice}} it covers up a lot of skin.
* ''VideoGame/ValkyriaChronicles:'' Villain Selvaria's outfit has a high neckline, but it shows enough of her back for us to see that she can't be wearing a bra. Heroine Alicia wears a jacket that gives full coverage on front and back.
* In the more recent ''VideoGame/FireEmblem'' games, dark mages (who are mostly villainous and tend to be played for {{Heroic Comedic Sociopath}}y if they end up on the heroes' side) have very skimpy outfits consisting mainly of underwear worn over sheer bodysuits. This is ''mostly'' gender neutral (behold, [[https://vignette.wikia.nocookie.net/fireemblem/images/e/e0/FatesDarkMagePortrait.png/revision/latest?cb=20150703010953 Fates' generic dark mage portrait]]), but it's worth noting that most of the named dark mages are women and the sole "sensible" dark mage (Henry) is a man.

* While ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'''s lead female, Haley, usually gets by with nothing sexier than a bare midriff, her EvilCounterpart Sabine is prone to do things like engage in battle wearing a schoolgirl outfit (granted, Sabine is a succubus). Other female antagonists, notably Tsukiko, also dress skimpily.
* ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'': compare [[http://mspaintadventures.wikia.com/wiki/White_Queen White Queen]] and [[http://mspaintadventures.wikia.com/wiki/Black_Queen Black Queen's]] harlequin outfits: [[http://mspaintadventures.wikia.com/wiki/File:01613.gif White]], [[http://mspaintadventures.wikia.com/wiki/File:Glorious_Monarch.gif Black]]
* The main characters in ''Webcomic/AtArmsLength'' wear reasonable shirt and pants combos into battle (save for Kiley, who wears a tube top), but their arch nemesis Temujin looks like she bought her outfit from the barbarian section of Victoria's Secret.
* In ''Webcomic/{{Misfile}}'', Ash's [[http://www.misfile.com/?date=2005-09-19 good angel wears a toga, while her bad angel...]]
-->'''Ash:''' W... What the hell are you ''wearing''?
-->'''Bad angel:''' This is the traditional evil conscience female uniform. It's supposed to represent your feminine sexual inhibitions unleashed...
* In ''Webcomic/EnsignSueMustDie'', Ensign Sue wears the normal Enterprise uniform for a medical officer, which is pretty all-covering (of her top half, at least- it still has only a miniskirt for the bottom part), and her mirror universe counterpart Empress Sue wears a [[BareYourMidriff navel-exposing]] tank top and short skirt.

[[folder:Web Original]]
* ''Theatre/AVeryPotterMusical'', once he gets his body body back, Voldemort wears nothing but a cape, tight pants, and tap shoes for the rest of the play. EvilIsSexy, indeed. His outfit is actually far more revealing than Bellatrix's (who dresses modestly except for a pretty high slit in her skirt).
* On ''WebVideo/AtopTheFourthWall,'' Linkara [[http://thatguywiththeglasses.com/videolinks/linkara/at4w/5906-top15worst notes]] that while men gain more clothes from a FaceHeelTurn, women always become skimpier. He uses [[CharacterizationTags evil!]] [[{{Shazam}} Mary Marvel's]] miniskirt as a prime example.
* ''WebOriginal/ProtectorsOfThePlotContinuum'' Agents wear bulky black military fatigues. Compare this with the skimpy or overly ornate clothing of the average MarySue...

[[folder:Western Animation]]
* ''Franchise/{{Transformers}}'':
** ''WesternAnimation/TransformersAnimated'': Compare Arcee and Blackarachnia's designs and see which parts of their bodies resemble exposed skin.
** Applies to Blackarachnia all by herself in ''WesternAnimation/BeastWars''. Compare her original body to her post-HeelFaceTurn EvilCostumeSwitch and try to spot the "skin". And then there's Airazor, who seems to be a fairly modest Maximal from the get-go.
* ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'' offers what could be considered an {{inver|tedTrope}}sion. The female villains are usually dressed more conservatively than Starfire, who flies around in a [[BareYourMidriff midriff baring]] shirt and a short skirt, and Raven, who, under the cloak, wears a ridiculously tight looking [[LeotardOfPower leotard.]]
** Comic book Starfire takes this a step further, they had to put more clothes ON her for the cartoon. She's even naked occasionally in the comics.
* ''WesternAnimation/WinxClub'' actually inverts this with the Winx Girls and the Trix, though in the first season, it was played straight with the girls' civilian clothes.
* {{Inverted|Trope}} in the ''Westeranimation/JusticeLeague'' episode "A Better World": fascist Wonder Woman has short hair and wears a full-body suit, in contrast to normal Wonder Woman's luscious locks and {{leotard|OfPower}}.