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->''"Just the way she walked was illegal in thirty-seven States."''
-->-- '''[[Literature/TheWarAgainstTheChtorr A Day for Damnation]]'''

When a woman walks with hips wiggling back and forth. She's more than likely to be wearing something tight and/or short enough that your eyes [[MaleGaze are drawn to]] her gorgeous [[ShesGotLegs legs]] and hind quarters. Commonly done while wearing high heels, although it's also possible to do this walk without high heels.

This is often used as part of a HelloNurse introduction or WalkThisWay gag. You can be sure TheVamp will walk like this.

In a FashionShow, this is one of the most common ModelingPoses used.

Compare ShowgirlSkirt (another blatant way to show off legs). Contrast SillyWalk.



* A Reebok [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MMc2hBxzLvg advert]] for trainers is nothing but this. Apparently they have "micro instabilities" that help you tone your bum and hips. Some have had to watch it a couple of time before they [[WhatWereTheySellingAgain understood what it was actually selling]].

[[folder:Anime & Manga]]
* ''{{Manga/Club 9}}'': Haruo the prospective hostess gets training from her already professional friend in this.
* ''Anime/IrresponsibleCaptainTylor''. Harumi walks like this from the [[SamusIsAGirl moment she takes off her spacesuit]]. This lasts until she enters Tylor's cabin and finds it blacked out -- suspecting an ambush, she leaps for cover and grabs for a gun hidden in a thigh holster, showing the audience her HospitalHottie act is [[FemmeFataleSpy covering for something else]].
* ''Anime/MawaruPenguindrum'': Himari's hat ([[MindScrew long story]]) has one hell of a sexy walk when possessing Himari.
* Parodied in ''Manga/OnePiece'' by [[QuirkyMinibossSquad Quirky Miniboss]] "[[CodeName Miss Doublefinger]]", whose hips swing dramatically from side to side with each step (or between ''every panel'' when she appears in the manga).
* ''Anime/QueensBlade'': Melona does this all the time. Especially during the end credits.
* ''Manga/SkipBeat'': When Kyouko has to play a charismatic AlphaBitch character she learns to walk like this in preparation for her role.
* ''Manga/UruseiYatsura'': Sakura's first day as the school nurse has what looks like the entire student body on the front lawn to watch her walk in... which makes Ataru's reaction all the more interesting.

[[folder:Films -- Animation]]
* ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'': Elsa struts towards her ice castle balcony at the climax of [[IAmBecomingSong "Let It Go"]]. This was partly meant to be [[RuleOfSymbolism symbolic]] of her finding self-confidence (why she also spreads her arms proudly), and partly because it looks good with her [[GorgeousGarmentGeneration brand new]], slinky PimpedOutDress.
* Sluefoot Sue in the "Pecos Bill" segment of ''Disney/MelodyTime'', emphasized by her large bustle.
* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirlsRainbowRocks'':
** The Dazzlings from the movie [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2aMexypkD3E strut their stuff in such an overtly sexual manner]]. There are shots of one of them walking past the camera, HartmanHips [[DistractedByTheSexy swaying with wild abandon]]. But, of course, they ARE sirens after all.
** Rarity seriously shake her hips on leaving her boutique in the short "Life Is a Runway". And all of her impromptu models too, once on the runway. Of course, that's how {{fashion model}}s are supposed to move.
* Jessica Rabbit walks this way in ''Film/WhoFramedRogerRabbit'' during her stage performance in the Ink and Paint Club. The entire audience is mesmerized.

[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]
* Creator/MarilynMonroe had a famous sexy walk, which she displayed in several films. In ''Film/SomeLikeItHot'', Jerry (Jack Lemmon) comments: "Look at that! Look how she moves. That's just like Jell-O on springs. She must have some sort of built-in motors. I tell you, it's a whole different sex!" Apparently she accentuated it by shortening the heel of one of her shoes, which forced her to adjust her legs more.
* The Belgian cult film ''Any Way the Wind Blows'' has a scene of a [[SexySecretary tall blonde office assistant]] walking down a sunny street in slow motion, her lover following close behind, supported by a [[IntercourseWithYou rather suggestive soundtrack]]. The walk itself is not emphasized, but literally everybody stares as she goes by. The scene goes on for two whole minutes.
* ''Film/TheGirlCantHelpIt'': Creator/JayneMansfield as Jerri Jordan. Looking at her walk causes a milkman to spill his milk, an ice man to melt his block of ice, and another man's glasses to spontaneously fracture.
* Another male version, this time from ''Film/HarryPotter'': In preparation to play seven characters disguised as Harry, Creator/DanielRadcliffe observed his castmates' body language and noted that Creator/RupertGrint has a wiggly, sexy walk. Which he presumably imitated as Ron-Harry.
* The musical ''Theatre/HowToSucceedInBusinessWithoutReallyTrying'' has a blast of raunchy music that plays every time SexySecretary Hedy [=LaRue=] goes into her walk.
* Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse
** Creator/ScarlettJohansson gets a rather nice one in ''Film/IronMan2'' when she first appears in her [[spoiler:Black Widow outfit]].
** Loki has [[https://i.pinimg.com/originals/ce/84/65/ce84653059994d3be20a5fc8f233eb83.gif a rather]] [[https://i.pinimg.com/originals/98/fc/45/98fc45201d3788f02385d22e73e97306.gif sensual gait]] [[https://78.media.tumblr.com/c4d15ad2f639f1726c6ade24358b9f99/tumblr_otiz1wdH0B1spgwzwo3_500.gif for a man;]] he [[https://www.pinterest.ca/pin/582231058049220934/ struts like a model on a catwalk.]] It accentuates his tall, lissome figure--Loki is a ProudBeauty who takes pleasure in parading himself, which includes this particular walk. Tumblr has even dubbed it "[[FanNickname The Loki Strut]]," and there are almost as many posts swooning over his sexy swagger as his gorgeous looks. It's yet another detail of Loki's physicality which highlights his [[InTouchWithHisFeminineSide androgyny]].
** ''Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy'': Nebula always walks like this when she is not fighting or running.
* Bethany attempts to teach Martha how to walk like this in ''Film/JumanjiWelcomeToTheJungle''. Success could be described as 'mixed', at best.
* In ''Film/MissCongeniality'', Grace receives coaching on how to do this, which is called "gliding" in the film. Humorously, the person teaching her is Victor Mellings, a middle-aged man.
-->'''Victor:''' It's all in the buttocks! Don't I look pretty?\\
'''Grace:''' It takes a ''very'' secure man to walk like that.
* ''Film/MysteriousSkin'': Rare male version; Joseph Gordon-Levitt is a good example.
* ''Film/ShaolinSoccer'': The pretty girl who walks down the street while Sing and Fung talk about martial arts. Played with in that she trips on a BananaPeel and falls flat on her behind.
* In ''Film/ThreeWiseGirls'', the floor boss at the clothing store asks to see Cassie's walk. Cassie (Creator/JeanHarlow) delivers a hip-swiveling walk that is pretty sexy but isn't very suitable for fashion modeling.
--> "This is not a burlesque show."
* {{Invoked}} in ''Film/JumanjiWelcomeToTheJungle'' when WeNeedADistraction. Except that, given the character in question has no experience ''doing'' a SexyWalk, she ends up sort of staggering uncomfortably.

* In ''Literature/TheAeneid'', Aeneas recognizes Venus in disguise "By her stride". Kind of awkward, seeing as she's his mother.
* ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'': Adora Belle Dearheart can walk "like a snake trying to sashay".
* In the French police novels series ''[[http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/San-Antonio_(s%C3%A9rie) San-Antonio]]'', a sexy woman walking by is sometimes described as "trying to write some calculation with her ass, the like of 'I put down 8 and carry over 1'...".
* In the ''Literature/TriggerArgee'' stories (part of the ''Literature/FederationOfTheHub'' series), Argee apparently has one; one person even mentions that it's known among her friends as "the Argee lilt" (referring to the motion of her hips). This is plot-relevant when other characters are trying to find a convincing body double for her.
* In ''Literature/RallyRoundTheFlagBoys'', Comfort Goodpasture, to her father's distress, learns to walk like Creator/MarilynMonroe even before she becomes interested in boys.

[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* ''Series/{{Arrowverse}}'': [[EvilTwin Black]] [[DarkActionGirl Siren]] does this ''a lot''.
* ''Series/MadMen'': Most women display it (even the housewives), but it's most in play when Joan is on the screen. Makes sense, given that she's ''Creator/ChristinaHendricks''.
* ''Franchise/StarTrek'':
** ''Series/StarTrekVoyager'': Seven of Nine. Her outfit was designed by the Holodoc, and she was too naive to know any better.
** ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'': Also played for laughs with Tasha Yar.
** ''Series/DeepSpaceNine''. Kira's MirrorUniverse EvilCounterpart, particularly noticeable in "Resurrection" where she dresses up like Major Kira to pull a heist, and the only means of telling them apart is Mirror Kira's vampish walk.
* ''Series/FamilyMatters'':
** Played with. Carl is going to go undercover as a woman, and has to learn how to walk like one, so enlists his wife for help. Then they make out. Then Steve walks in.
** Played with in another episode; Steve Urkel is having some kind of FilmNoir fantasy, with him as the PrivateDetective and all the other cast members filling various noir roles. Predictably, since it's Steve's fantasy, Laura is the Vamp. Every time she walks, a sound track of drums going boomp-bada-boomp-bada-boomp plays. At one point Steve snaps at her with "[[CrowningMomentOfFunny Would you sit down?!]] [[LeftTheBackgroundMusicOn I can't think with those drums playing!]]"
* ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'':
** [[NewsParody Weekend Update]] covered a recent list of the sexiest women in comics, and Jessica Rabbit made the list. Jessica Biel walked in as Mrs. Rabbit, complete with drums.
** The parody of ''Series/MadMen'', featuring Jason Sudeikis and Kristen Wiig as 1960s-era A-Holes who meet the characters of ''Mad Men'' [some played by the actual actors; others impersonated by the cast members]) and had Creator/CaseyWilson as Creator/ChristinaHendricks's character Joan. It was lampshaded when she said, "I'm leaving. Wanna watch?" and every character (except Bill Hader as [[{{Gayngst}} Sal]]) were fixated on her.
* Caprica Six of ''Series/{{Battlestar Galactica|2003}}'' often walks this way around Gaius Baltar.
* In ''Series/TerminatorTheSarahConnorChronicles'', Creator/SummerGlau carefully and intentionally gave Cameron a sexy walk. It should be noted that Cameron, being a RobotGirl, plays this up when she calculates that doing so will help her get what she wants.
* Rimmer of ''Series/RedDwarf'' gains a (fortunately brief) sexy walk in "Balance of Power" when his hologrammatic form is merged with Kochanski's hips. And one breast. Six series later, Kochanski's sexy walk reappears -- with [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2a_Hg54V5Os Kryten.]]
* Ginger on ''Series/GilligansIsland'' walks this way more often than not. Played for laughs on the episode where one of the male cast needed to dress up as Ginger (ItMakesSenseInContext), and they had to see which one of them could do the best sexy walk.
* ''Series/TheXFiles''. PlayedForLaughs in "First Person Shooter". Mulder is interrogating a stripper. When she leaves, Mulder leans sideways to check her out as she walks down the corridor. Scully, with an amused look on her face, leans sideways to block his view.
* In an episode of ''SerieS/ILoveLucy'', Lucy walks in an exaggerated version of this as part of an attempt to convince Ernest Ford she was a sinful city woman and he should go home. Ernest says "You have a hitch-up in your get-along."
* In an episode of ''Series/{{Matlock}}'', Matlock's law partner Michelle bets she can use her sexuality to get some tickets from Matlock. She does a sexy walk, he notices, asks her to repeat it, and when she does, references the ''I Love Lucy'' episode and quotes Ernest.
* In season 3 of ''Series/TwinPeaks'', the FBI take along the attractive [[FairCop Agent Tammy Preston]] when they go see the Coopelganger in prison. Afterwards her boss Gordon tells her to go wait in the diner so he can have a private talk with his colleague Albert in the parking lot. She does a very sultry walk, which [[EatingTheEyeCandy doesn't go unnoticed]].
-->'''Albert:''' I'm feeling better now.

* The entire point of the {{Music/KISS}} song "Strutter".
* Music/BobSeger's "Her Strut".

[[folder:Video Games]]
* Fran from ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXII''. She comes from an entire ''race'' of bunny girls who [[AllThereInTheManual managed to evolve in such a way that high heel help them balance]]. Her steel thong does not help, nor do its [[MaleGaze magic camera-attracting powers]].
* In ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIII'', Vanille does a real hip-swaying one, that bounces her [[PrettyInMink fur skirt]] and [[WhipItGood attached whip]] side to side.
* [[MsFanservice Miranda]] from ''VideoGame/MassEffect2'' has a tendency to do this.
* ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid'' has a scene where you must identify Meryl in disguise by her Sexy Walk.
* Ellia from ''VideoGame/EternalDarkness''. Take your thumb off of the run button, and walk as Alex. Damn fine.
* ''{{VideoGame/World of Warcraft}}'': Roll a female draenei, and you'll see why "/waggle" has become a [[Memes/VideoGames meme]]. (Although, in that case, it's not a matter of high heels; it's a matter of being unguligrade.) Hell, half the females in ''World of Warcraft'' walk like this -- Night Elf and Blood Elf women, and to a lesser extent [[CuteMonsterGirl orc and troll ones as well]]. Not to mention the warlock's summonable [[HornyDevils Succubus minion]]. Draenei just happen to be exception in that the female half of their entire race happen to stick their butts out. Always.
* ''VideoGame/TalesOfXillia'' has [[CatGirl Presa]] walk with a more defined swing in her hips, compared to the other female characters, including Milla. Her {{Stripperiffic}} outfit helps in keeping the eyes low to notice this.
* ''{{VideoGame/Bayonetta}}''. Bayonetta swings her hips a foot in either direction when she walks normally. Her stance is so exaggerated that even when standing still her feet are placed on the opposite sides of her center of mass.
* ''VideoGame/NeverwinterNights'': The opposite sex party member in "A Harper's Tale" will complain about how distracting walking behind your character is. He/she immediately turns down an offer to walk in front, however.
* ''VideoGame/CityOfHeroes'' recently introduced the ability to "walk", giving each "body type" (male, female, and huge) it's own unique swagger. The female version is... almost back-breaking to watch, but DAMN it looks sexy.
* ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind Morrowind]]'' , ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion Oblivion]]'', and ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]]'' all have at least one GameMod that allows this.
* The female character models in ''VideoGame/SyphonFilterTheOmegaStrain'' do this, most noticeably in a crouched stance.
* Ashelin of the ''Franchise/JakAndDaxter'' series certainly counts. This, combined with [[BareYourMidriff a few]] [[FemmeFatale other elements]] makes it difficult to pay attention to the actual dialogue in any story-relevant cutscenes that she's in.
* Alicia Claus in ''VideoGame/BulletWitch''.
* Vanessa in ''VideoGame/PN03'', though it also applies to her entire combat arsenal of sexy acrobatics and striptease/poledance style attacks.
* Bad Girl in ''VideoGame/NoMoreHeroes'' does two. One involves dragging her [[BatterUp bat]] as she walks, giving the walk a more "innocent" look. The other is holding the bat like a walking stick and putting her other hand on her hip, giving the walk a "sultry" look.
* Litchi Faye-Ling from ''VideoGame/BlazBlue'' as demonstrated [[http://img215.imageshack.us/img215/532/litchiwalk.gif here]]
* This is [[Franchise/DevilMayCry Trish's]] standard walk in ''VideoGame/MarvelVsCapcom3''. On the other hand... even ''Comicbook/{{Deadpool}}'' walks like this during his Level 3 Hyper Combo -- until you hit him then [[BreakingTheFourthWall you get Life Bar in your face, the love of the Hyper Combo Bar, and a home run]].
* ''VideoGame/FirstEncounterAssaultRecon'': Alma does one sneaking up behind Beckett in a destroyed Subway train.
* Carmen in ''VideoGame/ThePath'' goes trudging through the forest dressed like she's off to the club, seducing any animals that may be watching, no doubt.
* Pretty much all the on-screen women in ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamCity''. Special mentions go to Catwoman, who is a ThirdPersonSeductress, and Talia al Ghul, whom the game has you follow at one point with her assets prominently framed.
%%* Aya in ''VideoGame/{{Onechanbara}}''
* In the ''VideoGame/SaintsRow'' games where you can chose a woman in the CharacterCustomization, her slowest walking speed does this.
* Mathilda in ''VideoGame/MadWorld''
* ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 3}}'' has this with female NPC's and the female version of the player character. The sauntering is rather exaggerated when running. ''VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas'' decreases the hip sway when running, but increases it somewhat when walking.
* In ''VideoGame/DragonAgeII'', one of the random conversations your party members can have involves [[TheIngenue Merrill]] trying to get [[ReallyGetsAround Isabela]] to teach her how to do this.
* Kat in ''VideoGame/HaloReach'', as well as the female Noble Six.
* ''Franchise/AssassinsCreed'':
** Altaïr Ibn-La'Ahad of ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedI'' is not only legendary in-universe but also among the female followers of the series. His slowest walking speed comes with a nice view of those glorious hips and shoulders.
** ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedII'' retains a milder version of this with Ezio, the Kenways tone it down even further but it's still there and the women all have it post ACI. Altaïr will always have the most prominent SexyWalk of them all, though.
* In ''VideoGame/ChampionsOnline'', characters have the option of different animation sets to use for movement, including walk style. A set that includes a saucy hip-swaying walk is one of the options for female characters.
* A surprising ''male'' version of this trope is in ''VideoGame/LeagueOfLegends''. Jhin, the Virtuoso does what can be best described as the male version of this as his default movement animation, casually strutting around and occasionally twirling his gun around.
* The "Femme" is is one possible walking style for female characters in ''[[VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoV Grand Theft Auto: Online]]''.
* Vivi, the vampire lady from ''VideoGame/BrainDead13'', is always moving this way.
* 2B, the female protagonist in ''VideoGame/NierAutomata'' also swings her hips in a alluring fashion when walking normally. Though that is more notable when you [[ClothingDamage self-destruct her dress]], leaving her to walk in a LeotardOfPower.
* ''VideoGame/{{Destiny}}'' has this for female characters in third person.
* ''VideoGame/StreetFighterV'': Menat's [[https://twitter.com/HiFightTH/status/902677791946162176 walk animation]] is this trope combined with WalkLikeAnEgyptian as she struts around on her tiptoes, with a lot of emphasis placed on each step, causing her hips to sway a lot.
* ''VideoGame/Injustice2'': Starfire performs one as part of [[https://youtu.be/3FZIxj1KI_Y?t=1m16s her victory animation]].

[[folder:Web Animation]]
* A male version, PlayedForLaughs, shows up in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J8YW1Xymp6M this fan video]] of ''VideoGame/MegaManLegends''.
* Yang walks like this as she enters a club during her trailer in ''{{WebAnimation/RWBY}}''. As she walks in, we first see her in silhouette to emphasize this.

[[folder:Web Comics]]
* ''Webcomic/{{Zoophobia}}'': Tentadora's entrance [[http://zoophobiacomic.com/?p=884 here]].

[[folder:Western Animation]]
* Francine Smith from ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad'' in the episodes "My Morning Straitjacket" and "Rubberneck" where she wear skimpy outfit and catches the eye of many men.
* Hello Nurse and Minerva Mink from ''WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}}'' does this a lot.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheAvengersEarthsMightiestHeroes'': Black Widow and Maria Hill are both examples.
* The scene in the ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'' episode "Pretty Poison" with Poison Ivy's hip-swaying walk out of the restaurant (in a dress inspired by Jessica Rabbit) catching the eyes of some men.
* Circe in ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueUnlimited'' during her VillainSong "Lulu's Back In Town" montage.
* ''WesternAnimation/ReBoot'':
** Hexadecimal is rather famous for her slinky walk, with one particularly well-known shot of it being used in the opening credits for Seasons 1 and 2. In fact, at one point in the Playstation game, Hex attempts to seduce Bob by masquerading as Dot, but her walk ends up giving her away.
** Mouse in "The Great Brain Robbery" episode when she walks past Megabyte. The virus himself is unable to resist [[MaleGaze staring at her swaying butt.]]
--->'''Mouse:''' Let's get this show on the road, my meter's running.\\
'''Megabyte:''' ''Indeed.''
* ''WesternAnimation/RockyAndBullwinkle'': Natasha walks almost as a crudely-animated parody of this.
* Attempted by Sanjay's neighbor at the end of the ''WesternAnimation/SanjayAndCraig'' episode "Brett Venom, M.D.". FetishRetardant UpToEleven.
* The title character in the {{Creator/Columbia Cartoon|s}} ''The Miner's Daughter'' attempts one, but due to her rail-thin figure and clodhopper feet, it doesn't quite come off.

[[folder:Real Life]]
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xa_1j83A5zY This]]. Done by a contestant during the Miss Universe pageant of 2011, and is nicknamed "the Tsunami Walk". Won 3rd place, but WorthIt.