'''Basic Trope''': A tough girl wears a segmented skirt to make it clear she means business.
* '''Straight''': ActionGirl Alice wears a segmented skirt made from strips of studded leather, while her slightly more girly friend Betty wears a MinidressOfPower.
* '''Exaggerated''': Alice wears a full suit of armour with a metal segmented skirt, Betty wears an elaborate and impractical PimpedOutDress.
* '''Downplayed''': Alice wears a dress skirt with four slits in it to make it easier to move in, Betty wears flowing robes.
* '''Justified''': Alice's skirt is an extension of her armour; a semi rigid skirt is less restricting than a similarly re-enforced pair of breeches.
* '''Inverted''': Betty wears a segmented skirt as part of her dancer outfit, while the much more macho Alice wears a MiniDressOfPower.
* '''Subverted''': Alice turns out to be the [[TomboyAndGirlyGirl girly girl to Betty's tomboy]].
* '''Double Subverted''': Those weren't their usual outfits; normally Betty wears the skirt.
* '''Parodied''': Alice wears a full Roman legionnaire uniform ([[BreastPlate with changes]]).
* '''Zig Zagged''': Alice and Betty avert LimitedWardrobe and wear different outfits, although Alice tends towards this trope most of the time.
* '''Averted''': Neither Betty nor Alice (or any other female character on the show) wears a skirt.
* '''Enforced''': The executives want to put [[RuleOfSexy all the female characters in skirts]], so this trope's used to make Alice's outfit look less girly.
* '''Lampshaded''': "We already know you're the tough one Alice, there's no need to dress like a Roman to prove it!"
* '''Invoked''': Alice wears a segmented skirt to look more intimidating and more alluring at the same time (thus giving her two ways of influencing people).
* '''Exploited''': Carl the Bandit targets Alice when he ambushes her and Betty on the road, guessing that she's tougher and it's best to take her out of the fight early.
* '''Defied''': Alice and her friends grew up watching a show where the heroine dressed this way and just insisted on something else to avoid the jokes.
* '''Discussed''': "The lady with the skirt made of leather straps. She's the one we need to watch out for."
* '''Conversed''': "Have you noticed that the tough girls always wear armoured skirts?"
* '''Implied''': A suit of armour with this trope and a female body shape can be seen on a rack with other suits, but nobody is ever shown wearing it.
* '''Deconstructed''': The skirt is pretty much just a series of leather strips. Alice is chewed out by her mentor for sacrificing protection just to avoid looking too tomboyish.
* '''Reconstructed''': Alice gets another skirt which much more closely resembles armour and provides adequate protection without getting in the way of her SheFu and starts wearing a pair of shorts under it for warmth and {{modesty|Shorts}}.
* '''Plotted A Good Waste''': Alice walks past a portrait of a Roman Legionnaire she was said to be descended from while deciding on her battle outfit. The camera focuses on the skirt of his uniform for a moment...but she ends up just wearing combat trousers.
* '''Played For Laughs''': Alice's skirt is skimpy and part of a ChainmailBikini. She has to keep grabbing the segments to avoid exposing herself.
* '''Played For Drama''': Alice's choice of outfit represents the fact that she wants to be respected as a warrior, but is also worried about being thought of as OneOfTheBoys.
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