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[[caption-width-right:180:This skirt only covers ''just enough''.]]

This is a skirt that wraps only partly around a lady's waist, thus making a crescent instead of a full circle.

While a regular skirt is designed to cover up the legs, and slit and wrap skirts cover the legs unless the lady moves right, this kind of skirt doesn't really cover the legs (unless you look at it from the right angle). The point is actually [[ShesGotLegs to frame and showcase the legs]], while accentuating with the dramatic ''swoosh'' of a fine and lush skirt.

It should also be noted this trope could work with a simple dress or even a PimpedOutDress.

Florenz Zeigfeld is probably partially responsible for developing this style with his ''Zeigfeld Follies'' showgirls "glorifying the American girl" from the late 19th C and early 20th C.

'''The key to telling if a skirt like this is to look at the waist.''' The skirt has to wrap between 1/3 to 3/4 of the way around the waist to count. Anything less or more doesn't count (like [[StarWars Leia's]] [[ReturnOfTheJedi slave girl]] [[GoGoEnslavement outfit]]).

This can be done with SkirtOverSlacks, as it's still showcasing the legs and the pants (although tights are preferred, but not necessary).

Usually a SubTrope of ImpracticallyFancyOutfit, and almost always a kind of {{Fanservice}}.

Compare BareYourMidriff, ShesGotLegs, LadyLegionnaireWear.

Contrast AllEncompassingMantle.
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[[folder: Anime and Manga ]]
* Ken Akamatsu really likes this, going by the number of crescent-shaped skirts he throws into the costumes of the girls in ''MahouSenseiNegima''
* Alcyone in ''MagicKnightRayearth'' wears a white skirt over her armor, paired with a white cape. Umi's fully powered outfit is a belted sleeveless coat that drapes like this.
* Signum's Barrier Jacket in ''MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha''.
* Misty's magician's assistant outfit in ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' is based on Goldeen (a pokémon like a goldfish), and [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/misty_may_001.jpg has the tails draping to form such a skirt]].
* Mew Lettuce in ''TokyoMewMew''.
** Also Ringo, in the game.
* Glenda wore one in a fantasy sequence in ''PetitePrincessYucie''. It was basically a red, frilly skirt over her normal outfit.
* Seen from time to time on Manga/CardcaptorSakura. Most notable is her costume from the second movie, the gown worn in a school play. The skirt balloons out around her and trails behind, and her exposed legs are accentuated with asymmetrical red ribbons, including a garter.
* ''Anime/YuGiOh'' Dark Magician Girl's little pink skirt is a bit like this.
* [[ShesGotLegs Hagall]] has one in ''Manga/AhMyGoddess''.
* [[AllThereInTheManual The Princess of the Crystal]], aka Himari's possessor, in ''Anime/MawaruPenguindrum'' has one of these on her PimpedOutDress. It's also the first part of it to go as she makes her speech OnceAnEpisode.
* The SimpleYetOpulent dress Stella wears to the awards show in ''{{Anime/Interstella 5555}}'' does go all the way around the waist, but the front is a ''lot'' shorter than the back, to invoke this trope.
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[[folder: Comic Books ]]
* In ''The Marriage Of [[Series/HerculesTheLegendaryJourneys Hercules]] And [[Series/XenaWarriorPrincess Xena]]'' comic, Xena is under a HatePlague to kill Hercules (they faked a wedding to find out about a local curse on newlyweds), and is given a red [[HellBentForLeather leather]] outfit with a brown fur skirt.
* [[http://d1466nnw0ex81e.cloudfront.net/iss/400w/182/191821/875461.jpg A cover]] for ''ComicBook/KatyKeene'' showed her wearing RaygunGothic outfits, the middle one having a green skirt.
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[[folder: Film ]]
* Satine's [[PinkMeansFeminine "Pink Diamonds"]] dress in ''MoulinRouge'' has a skirt of [[FluffyFashionFeathers pink feathers]].
* Miss Kitty the Showgirl Mouse in ''TheGreatMouseDetective'' wears one of these during the "Let Me Be Good to You" musical number... in an animated {{Disney}} movie, no less.
* The Grand Councilwoman from ''Disney/LiloAndStitch''.
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[[folder: Live Action TV ]]
* Often worn in the ''Victoria's Secret Fashion Shows'', including one [[http://msnbcmedia4.msn.com/j/ap/nyr15508121942.widec.jpg Tyra Banks]] wore that was [[PrettyInMink trimmed with white fox]].
* Centauri female court dress in ''Series/BabylonFive''.
* Kahlan's supposedly practical traveling clothes in ''LegendOfTheSeeker''.
* ''Series/MissionImpossible'': Casey wears one while posing a magician's assistant in "The Pawn".
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[[folder: Music Videos ]]
* The wedding dress in the music video for Music/GunsNRoses' "November Rain."
* [[http://z.about.com/d/golondon/1/0/9/D/-/-/Showgirl_Performance.jpg Some of the outfits]] that KylieMinogue wore in her "Showgirl" concert.
* [[Music/{{Vocaloid}} Miku's]] costume in the "Synchronicity" series.
* Inna in "Sun is Up" and "Wow".
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[[folder: Theater ]]
* {{Takarazuka}} productions often have this, usually by backup dancers wearing gauze skirts.
* The [[ChorusGirls harem dancers]] in the ''SecondhandLions'' musical.
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[[folder: Toys ]]
* ''Franchise/MastersOfTheUniverse'': The "Ready In Red" outfit for She-Ra lets her wear her cape like this.
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[[folder: Video Games ]]
* The fairy familiar in ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaSymphonyOfTheNight''.
* Many outfits in ''RagnarokOnline''. In fact, a lot of {{MMORPG}}s seem to have this for some class outfits for ladies.
* ''[[EverQuest Everquest 2]]'', while normally avoiding the women wear skimpy clothes cliche of [=MMORPGs=], offers one of these skirts to female characters as a prestige item.
* All ''over'' the place in the designs for ''VideoGame/DissidiaFinalFantasy'' -- and they're all ''male'', to boot: Warrior Of Light, The Emperor, Onion Knight, Squall Leonhart, Sephiroth, Kuja, and even ''Jecht.'' Most of them are at least wearing pants as well - unfortunately, that doesn't include Kuja.
* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyX2'' has the Gunner Class/Job/Dresssphere which features this. It's also Yuna's default outfit.
** It also appears in ''[[VideoGame/DissidiaFinalFantasy Dissidia Duodecil Final Fantasy]]''.
* Vanille in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIII'' wears a [[PrettyInMink brown fur]] version. It's a hunting trophy.
** Lightning's new outfit in ''VideoGame/{{Final Fantasy XIII-2}}'' has a skirt of FluffyFashionFeathers.
* Maria Traydor of ''StarOceanTillTheEndOfTime'' wears one of these, although the effect is closer to a BadassLongcoat.
* The [=RAcaseal=] class (android gunner girls) from ''PhantasyStar Online'' has one of these skirts, made from decoratively dangling metal plates. It's also cut in a way that combines this with MiniDressOfPower.
* Most of the waist options for armor in ''NeverwinterNights'' work out to these.
* Dawn Star in ''JadeEmpire'' has a perfectly sensible shirt...and then her clothing below the waist consists of underwear and four evenly spaced wide ribbons that flutter behind her when she is running.
* [[spoiler:Neo Metal Sonic]] wears one in ''VideoGame/SonicHeroes'', though it's probably meant to be a cape attached at the waist rather than the shoulders.
* Saika Magoichi of ''VideoGame/SengokuBasara 3'', who wears trousers underneath, so it's probably just for dramatic effect.
* Mesmers in ''GuildWars'' are especially in love with this trope. Close to half of the female Mesmer armor sets consist of what would be an ankle-length, A-line dress or coat were it not cut to reveal a miniskirt beneath and show almost the entire leg. Elementalists and Necromancers also partake liberally of this trope (with [[http://wiki.guildwars.com/wiki/File:Elementalist_Elite_Luxon_armor_f.jpg Elementalist Elite Luxon armor]] being particularly notable).
* Some of Cassandra's costumes in ''[[SoulSeries Soul Calibur]]'' have this.
* Milly of ''BatenKaitos Origins''.
* Judith of ''VideoGame/TalesOfVesperia''.
* The showgirl in ''VideoGame/BloodyGoodTime'' wears a pink leotard with pink feathers as the skirt.
* ''VideoGame/TheLastStory'' has this as the skirt part in SkirtOverSlacks on some of the armor sets.
* Rosa in ''DeathSmiles''.
* Ruby from ''Omega Five''.
* Eliza in ''VideoGame/{{Skullgirls}}''.
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[[folder: Visual Novels ]]
* ''VisualNovel/UminekoWhenTheyCry'' has nearly every female demon and furniture wear a ShowGirlSkirt. [[VillainousCrossdresser And one male demon]].
* In ''VisualNovel/HigurashiWhenTheyCry'', Shion's uniform at Angel Mort has this. Ryukishi07 seems to have a thing for them...
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[[folder: Web Original ]]
* From the ''GlobalGuardiansPBEMUniverse'', the [[{{Necromancer}} Bone White Queen]], the AnthropomorphicPersonification of Disease and the consort of the Blood Red King, wears a (naturally) bone-white Showgirl Skirt as part of her costume.
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[[folder: Western Animation ]]
* ''{{ReBoot}}'': Hexadecimal trades her cape for one of these when she assumes her [[spoiler: Sprite]] form in Season 4.
* Shows up in, of all places, ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' when Pinkie Pie puts on a show for the Buffalo and the Appleloosan homesteaders in "Over a Barrel". The characters weren't too impressed with her [[TastesLikeDiabetes cutesy song about sharing and understanding]], but fan reaction to Pinkie's dance hall girl outfit was predictable.
* In ''{{Transformers}}'', any female Transformer will have her kibble become this while in robot mode.
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[[folder: Real Life ]]
* Named for Vegas Showgirls, who often wear this skirt.
* [[http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3153/2858518689_67cd52e5c1_o.jpg This picture]] of MarilynMonroe. It's just not as obvious unless you can tear your eyes away from the FurBikini.
* Child pageants will even have this, among other questionable costumes.
* If anyone has ever seen Northmead High School perform at Rock Eisteddfod...
* At least 2/3 of the female performers/background-singers at 2010's Eurovision Song Contest wore these.
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