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When a top is short enough or strategically cut to show the undersides of the breasts it's known as Underboobs. This is the standard outfit for females in loose-fitting armor in pulp fantasy. It is possibly the [[AwesomeButImpractical most impractical outfit for fighting, ever]], as it leaves vital organs exposed. Particularly when the top is loose-fitting.
This sort of top needs the aid of tape to stay in place, other than in drawn examples.

A type of FanService, naturally. Will always imply VaporWear and is almost always coupled with BareYourMidriff.

Underboobage is also known as ''shitapai'', neathage, reverse cleavage, or Australian cleavage ([[DontExplainTheJoke as in, "Down Under".]] Geddit?).

The underside of a breast is almost never seen in public in RealLife (seeing as how ''breathing'' wrong could risk exposure) and thus audiences aren't used to seeing it, in theory making it sexier for being unexpected and rarely shown.

Compare AbsoluteCleavage, ImpossiblyLowNeckline, {{Multiboobage}} and {{Sideboob}}. See also TheissTitillationTheory.

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[[folder: Anime & Manga]]
* ''{{Manga/Bleach}}'':
** [[DarkSkinnedBlond Harribel]], the Hot Arrancar Espada displays this.
** Also the former Espada [[spoiler:Neliel]], though it only appears because of her suddenly transforming from her [[spoiler: child]] form to that of an [[spoiler: adult]] Arrancar. In contrast to Halibel, her day wear while she was an Espada was, by female Arrancar standards, an extremely modest pantsuit.
** Lieutenant Rangiku Matsumoto's bikini during the anime filler BeachEpisode #228.
* Sei from ''Anime/BurstAngel''.
* Amane in episode 8 of ''Anime/TenchiMuyoGXP'' is full of this trope.
* Belldandy in ''Manga/AhMyGoddess - The Movie''. While receiving [[spoiler:an antivirus "vaccine" from Heaven]], her clothes and bodily form begin to dissolve starting at her midriff, [[spoiler:revealing the virus contained within her body core]].
* Kan'u Unchou from ''Manga/IkkiTousen'' had her school outfit too short.
* Lucy in ''Manga/FairyTail''. A lot.
** [[spoiler: Knightwalker as well]].
* The outfit Theodora from ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'' wears under her [[AllEncompassingMantle cloak]] qualifies.
* Naru of ''Manga/LoveHina'' had this during the Pararakelse arc.
* Yoko's bikini top in ''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann''.
* Miyo Takano in the first episode of ''VisualNovel/HigurashiNoNakuKoroNi Rei''.
* From ''Anime/MacrossFrontier'', one of [[TheOjou Sheryl Nome]]'s favorite IdolSinger outfits consists of a hat, a miniskirt (with suspenders,) boots, and a tube top.
* Maiya Kokuchouin in ''Manga/GetBackers.''
* Chris Tasker from ''{{Zoids}} New Century'' has an outfit with an open front down to past her navel.
* ''Anime/CodeGeass'':
** Kallen during the festival episode where she had to wear a plush costume.
** Also, Anya, [[PetitePride though she's so flat one would hardly notice]]. You can just barely see it in R2's first opening.
* In ''Manga/SoulEater'' when four of the Mizune sisters combine together they turn into a woman whose outfit shows some underboob. Though technically this part would be covered were it not that one of the Mizune sisters was killed.
* Quite often in the later manga volumes of ''Manga/{{Kochikame}}'' when portraying Reiko and Maria in skimpy outfits within chapters or concept art.
* ''Franchise/LyricalNanoha''
** Arnage of Huckebein from ''Manga/MagicalRecordLyricalNanohaForce''.
** Sister Shante's Barrier Jacket in ''Manga/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaVivid''. [[NaughtyNuns Not exactly a very holy attire]].
* Mimete of The Witches 5 from ''Manga/Sailor Moon's'' S series.
* Nadia of ''Anime/NadiaTheSecretOfBlueWater'' tends to reveal the underside of her breasts when she adjusts her bandeau top, which naturally catches Jean's eye, which in turn triggers Nadia's {{Tsundere}} tendencies.
* In ''Anime/DogDays'', Yukikaze and Adelaide's swimsuits both feature this.
* In ''Anime/KillLaKill'', Ryuko Matoi sports this when her sentient uniform Senketsu transforms into its armor form.
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[[folder:Comics]]
* An early cover for the comic ''AnimalMystic'' featured the heroine in an outfit with a circle cut out of the midriff to display reverse cleavage.
* Madeline Pryor of the Comicbook/{{X-Men}} during her stint as the Goblyn Queen.
* [[http://media.photobucket.com/image/Major%20Bummer%20fly%20girl/lammal412/FlyGirl2.jpg Fly Girl]] from Creator/DCComics' ''Major Bummer'' series.
* The story "Shadowjack" in ''TheIllustratedRogerZelazny'' has this with one of Vara's costumes.
* Several of PowerGirl's particularly hideous costumes had this as a feature, until she went back to the usual [[CleavageWindow Boob Window]].
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[[folder:Live Action TV]]
* The Making of ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'' mentioned how showing this was absolutely forbidden by the network censors, and scripts mentioning [[TheissTitillationTheory costumes]] frequently got notes back warning against showing the area below the nipple. "Perhaps the censors think moss grows there."
* ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'': Tasha Yar in "The Naked Now".
* One of the Dabo Girls in ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine''.
* A ''Series/StarTrekVoyager'' episode features the return of two Ferengi who have been stuck in the Delta Quadrant since [[Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration their last appearance]]. The two swindlers make their appearance with a couple of slave girls, one of which shows this trope.
* The Orion Slave Girls of ''Series/StarTrekEnterprise''.
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[[folder:Music]]
* The album cover of ''Chocolate and Cheese'' by ''Music/{{Ween}}''.
* ''Music/{{Vocaloid}}''
** Sometimes Meiko or Haku is seen sporting one of these shirts.
** Megpoid's extend designs.
* The cover of ''Music/BloodhoundGang's'' GreatestHitsAlbum, ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Show_Us_Your_Hits Show Us Your Hits]]''.
* [[http://www.thefump.com/fump.php?id=1545 "Underboob"]] by Possible Oscar praises this.
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[[folder:Music Videos]]
* The opening scene of David Lee Roth's video for ''California Girls'' has a couple of models in a store in the upper half of tank tops. When WesternAnimation/BeavisAndButthead see the video, Butt-Head remarks how he likes it when he can see "the bottom of the thingies".
* "Don't speak" by No Doubt features an underboob shot of singer Gwen Stefani.
* The video of "BadRomance" features Music/LadyGaga in a jeweled...thing on top, with a kind of rhinestone fishnet sheet on the rest of her upper body.
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[[folder:Video Games]]
* The Zaulia in ''VideoGame/BrutalLegend''.
* Dizzy from ''VideoGame/GuiltyGear''.
* Christie Monteiro's outfit in ''VideoGame/{{Tekken}} 5'', as she was supposed to be dressed as a Brazilian dancer. Capoeira's nickname is "The Brazilian Dance of Death", not that ''actual'' capoeira fighters dress like dancers...
* Death from the ''VideoGame/MagicalDrop'' series.
* The ''VideoGame/SoulSeries'':
** PsychoForHire Tira and her... green... bodysuit... thing.
** Seong Mi-Na has been sporting underboobage since ''III''.
* ''Franchise/MortalKombat'' has Mileena sporting this trope.
* In ''WWF No Mercy'', one of Terri Runnells' 4 costumes had underboobs.
* Makoto from ''VideoGame/BlazBlue'' shows this when wearing her combat outfit. Mu-12 displays a bit of this too.
* ''VisualNovel/AoiShiro'' has Kaya's whose coat plays the trope straight.
* ''VideoGame/LeisureSuitLarry 6'': Cavaricchi Vuarnet's (the fitness instructor) T-shirt. [[spoiler:If you keep grabbing at it, eventually you'll trigger an EasterEgg where Larry lifts the T-shirt... and she [[HaveANiceDeath kills you right after.]]]]
* Poison from ''VideoGame/FinalFight''. Never mind that she's actually a guy with breasts implants who may or may not have gotten a sex change operation.
* Leslie from ''VideoGame/ArcRiseFantasia'' had this in her original character design, but this was covered up in a slight revision of her outfit later in development.
* The Sorceress of ''VideoGame/{{Diablo}} II'' has such an outfit while she is not wearing any armor.
* Whiptail in ''VideoGame/HeavenlySword'' wears a costume that shows the underside of one of her breasts.
* [[HospitalHottie Anesthesia's]] Flight Attendant-themed Superstar Outfit in ''VideoGame/RumbleRoses'' sports some.
* In the sequel to ''VideoGame/NoMoreHeroes'', Charlie [=MacDonald=] shows up with an entire troop of cheerleaders with shirts short enough to display this very prominently.
* ''VideoGame/DeusEx'' has several (oft-repeated) female models showing underboob.
* One of the group collages in the official art for ''VideoGame/AzureDreams'' (used on the cover of the OST among others) has Nico display this.
* [[PosterGirl Alisa]] of ''Videogame/GodEaterBurst'' wears a sleeveless crop top that leads to this. In the sequel manga ''The 2nd Break'' and ''God Eater 2'', her new uniform still does this because it conveniently has to be zipped downwards and can't be zipped further down her chest. This was lampshaded by her InstantFanclub.
* [[GenderBlenderName Hermes]] [[AsLongAsItSoundsForeign Gberardini]] from ''ChaosCode'' has a top with a cut out.
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[[folder:TabletopGames]]
* Several of the ''TabletopGame/{{Malifaux}}'' miniatures, especially Taelor, Lady Hammerstrike.
* ''TabletopGame/{{Shadowrun}}''
** ''The Neo-Anarchists' Guide to Real Life'' had a prostitute wearing a tank top with this feature.
** ''Magic in the Shadows''. An illustration portrays a spirit of the voudoun loa Erzulie this way.
* ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' adventure G1-3 ''Against The Giants''. In the "Glacial Rift of the Frost Giant Jarl" section, there's an illustration of a female fighter with this odd style choice.
* Avalanche Press' [[TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons d20]] supplement ''Aztecs: Empire of the Dying Sun''. ALL of their early 2000's d20 supplements featured some gratuitous T&A slapped on top of some moderately well-researched material, but this was one of the more improbable looking covers.
* Last Unicorn Games' ''DuneChroniclesOfTheImperium'' Core Game. An illustration of a harem on page 8 showed a slave girl with this.
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[[folder:Web Comics]]
* Ferretina, the Weasel Queen from ''Webcomic/GirlGenius''.
* Rayne from ''Webcomic/LeastICouldDo'' ends up having a threesome with a woman showing this trope.
* When Dixie, of ''ComicStrip/WhatsNewWithPhilAndDixie'', is in her Ninja persona, her outfit includes underboobs.
* [=DiDi=] in ''Webcomic/{{Menage A 3}}'' strip, when she had to borrow a shirt from her much smaller friend, Sandra.
* Ultima, Radical's doppelganger from ''GamingGuardians''.
* ''Webcomic/{{DevilBear}}'', Cayenne flashes a rock band.
* Shelly of ''Webcomic/WapsiSquare'' doesn't wear much when playing basketball with the guys.
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[[folder:WebOriginal]]
* After her HeroicBSOD, Fury, from the ''GlobalGuardiansPBEMUniverse'', took to wearing a black-thong-bikini-and-halter costume. The "halter" part was little more than a strip of black cloth that showed off the underboob quite nicely.
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