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->"''You know what's holdin' that dress up, doncha? A city ordinance!''"
-->-- '''Red Skelton'''

There are low-cut outfits... and then there is Absolute Cleavage. This is when a dress or top is specifically cut to show the entirety of the wearer's cleavage and the top half of her stomach...or the bottom half, if they really want to court tabloid immortality.

A SpyCatsuit is frequently [[ZipMeUp one zipper away]] from this {{trope}}. Slightly justified in that, if you're dumb enough to wear a tight-fitting catsuit on a spy mission, unzipping the front will give you a lot more mobility in the arms and shoulders.

There may be a visible bra underneath, and sometimes there is an invisible one[[note]]There are special bras that create absolute cleavage without getting in the way: either "plunge bras" where the central wire is bent in a deep "U" shape down to the navel, or ones consisting of adhesive cups with no bands.[[/note]], but [[VaporWear generally there isn't]]. In any kind of real-world or live-action context, the latter case generally requires some form of adhesive to avoid a WardrobeMalfunction.

Absolute Cleavage can also be the unintentional result of a Wardrobe Malfunction. This can be PlayedForLaughs or for FanService or both, and is quite common in RealLife as well (where it is much appreciated by {{Paparazzi}}).

Compare {{Sideboob}}, {{Underboobs}}, ImpossiblyLowNeckline, CleavageWindow. Its [[DistaffCounterpart Spear Counterpart]] can usually be found on the WalkingShirtlessScene. Any woman who ends up in an outfit like this is probably MsFanservice.

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* The female characters in Advertising/{{Orangina}} feature both this and {{Sideboob}}.
* Alexandra Morgan wears a [[BareYourMidriff strapless sports bra]] in a commercial for Tom Tom Runner Cardio.

[[folder:Anime & Manga]]
%%* The character designer Uno Makoto use often this in his works:
%%** ''Anime/DragonautTheResonance'': All female dresses.
%%** ''Anime/{{Witchblade}}'': all the female characters in their [[SuperMode witchblade form]].
%%** ''Gravion'': Most of [[MsFanservice Mizuki's]] outfits.
* In ''Manga/AhMyGoddess'', one of Urd's signature dresses features this, her being the seductress of TheThreeFacesOfEve. She apparently got her dress sense from her mother, demon queen Hild.
* In ''Manga/{{Beelzebub}}'', Yolda the demon manages this with a '''corset''', as one of the things that distinguishes her from Hilda. [[spoiler:Which Hilda uses to her advantage when she pretends to be Yolda.]]
%%* ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'': Matsumoto Rangiku, who uses it to her advantage.
%%* ''Manga/BlueDrop'': Pretty much all of the Arume uniforms.
* Cecile of ''Anime/CodeGeass'' dresses up rather provocatively in one episode during a formal meeting. In the next episode, Milly dresses up like this during the pre-wedding ceremony between Prince Odysseus and Tianzi.
* Rosemon X-Antibody from ''Franchise/{{Digimon}}'', with the only thing covering her upper body being a tiny red vest.
%%* Some of Eriko's outfits from ''LightNovel/DragonCrisis'' include this.
%%* Vorona from ''LightNovel/{{Durarara}}'' can't seem to find the energy to zip up her biker suit...
%%* Nyuu/Lucy from ''Manga/ElfenLied'', though her breasts are much smaller in the anime.
* ''Manga/FairyTail'':
** Angel and Ultear like this. It's more notable with Ultear because up until she donned it she'd been wearing a gorgeous, ''tame'' kimono.
%%** Mirajane also when [[spoiler:she activates [[EvilIsSexy Satan Soul]].]]
%%** Erza sports this in her Sea Empress Armor
%%** Lucy wears her spa robe in this fashion.
%%** Also Juvia and Erza in the fourth OVA.
%%** Flare Corona has a SexyBacklessOutfit with this as well.
%%** Gonk!Virgo has this as well, because she's just ''too fat for her blouse to hold it all in''.
%%** Kyouka and Seilah of Tartarus.
* Inori Yuzuriha from ''Anime/GuiltyCrown'' has a few outfits that provide this. Most notably: the skin-tight, red outfit she wears in the beginning, the black outfit of feathers in her Egoist music video in Episode 1, and the skin-tight white suit.
%%* Fasalina from ''Anime/GunXSword''.
* ''Anime/HeroicAge'': Nilval Nephew and Prome O. Prome's outfit is almost certainly reliant on BarbieDollAnatomy to avoid indecency.
%%* Early ''Manga/InuYasha'' villain Yura of the Hair makes use of this trope.
%%* Adelheid Suzuki from ''Manga/KatekyoHitmanReborn'' has this after activating her Simon Ring.
* ''Anime/MacrossFrontier'': A male example: [[DudeLooksLikeALady Brera]] [[ViewerGenderConfusion Sterne]], whose outfit has a ''gaping hole'' from the collarbone to as low beneath the abdomen as one could possibly get without something popping out.
* ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha'': Presea Testarossa's outfit, [[EvilIsSexy after she went completely crazy and evil]], is a black cape over a body-length black dress that displays both her cleavage and navel.
* ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'' has Princess Theodora, who somehow manages to have both this ''and'' {{Underboobs}} on the same outfit.
* ''Manga/MakenKi'': Applies to both Minori's and Aki's oufits. Minori's breast are so big that she can only pull the zipper of her sweatshirt halfway up, and the neckline of Aki's blouse is almost as low because of [[GagBoobs the gargantuan size]] of HER breasts.
* ''Manga/HeavensLostProperty'' : Ikaros's default angeloid uniform has this, along with Astraea and [[spoiler: Hiyori Kazane and most of the second generation angeloids]].
* ''Manga/MyHeroAcademia'': Yaoyorozu's hero outfit has a plunging neckline that nearly reaches her waist. In this case it's {{justified|Trope}} because her power is to generate objects from her skin, and so designed her outfit to reveal as much skin as possible without being completely indecent.
* In ''Manga/{{NEEDLESS}}'', Riru has absolute cleavage so absolute that there is barely anything covering her boobs at all.
* ''Manga/OnePiece'':
** Amazon Lily boasts a large number of these, more prominently [[ScrewTheRulesImBeautiful Boa Hancock]]. Nico Robin also fits the bill in certain outfits.
** In Chapter 664, [[spoiler: during his FreakyFridayFlip with Tashigi, Vice Admiral Smoker retains his habit of wearing his shirts open, much to Tashigi's annoyance]]. It has to be seen to be believed.
* Princess Kraehe of ''Anime/PrincessTutu'' has a dance outfit that [[ExaggeratedTrope really takes]] this [[UpToEleven to its logical extreme]]. Her bodice is entirely backless and sideless, with two narrow straps of black fabric rising from the waistline to cover her boobs. Now quick, without knowing another thing about her or her design, would you suppose [[SensibleHeroesSkimpyVillains she was a villain]]?
* Risty from ''Anime/QueensBlade'' gains this after doing an EvilMakeover to the point where the only thing holding it on has to be magic.
* ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf'': In ''"Nihao My Concubine"'', the girls get kidnapped and taken to the island of Togenkyo. But as Nabiki and Ukyo explain, instead of being treated as hostages, the guards treated them like royalty and even let them choose their own gowns. Nabiki and Ukyo's parted down the middle and had split-seams showing plenty of leg.
%%* Pirotess in ''Anime/RecordOfLodossWar''.
* Pretty much all of the female characters in ''Anime/RioRainbowGate'' are guilty of wearing skimpy outfits. However, it is the main villain, Cartia, that walks around with not only the biggest breasts, but a dress that showcases most of her cleavage.
%%* Kaolinite from ''Franchise/SailorMoon'' sports one of these. Queen Beryl and Sailor Aluminum Siren as well.
* Kyo Komachi of ''Anime/TenchiMuyoGXP'' wears a [[PimpedOutCape lavish]] [[NoShirtLongJacket pirate coat]] as a top with only a belt to keep it closed.
* [[GenderFlip Merlin]] from ''Manga/TheSevenDeadlySins'' wears a long coat that is completely open and only covers a portion of her topless breasts.
* Kureha from ''Manga/{{Tokko}}''. Her standard outfit is an [[NoShirtLongJacket unzipped leather jacket]] with no shirt or bra underneath. Also counts as the top version of a MagicSkirt, since any forward movement should by rights blow it open.
* The SchoolNurse Mikado in ''Manga/ToLoveRu'' often wears a pink top that slightly shows the top of her breasts.
* ''LightNovel/TrinityBlood'': Sister Monica Argento. Apparently in the post-apocalyptic vampire world, the dress code for [[NaughtyNun nuns]] has loosened somewhat.
* In ''Manga/UruseiYatsura'', Oyuki usually sports a white Kimono, but for informal events she'll often take it off revealing an orange Absolute Cleavage swimsuit-type outfit.
* Sprocket from the ''VideoGame/ViewtifulJoe'' anime kept featuring this, despite how often she'd try to zip her suit up.
* Mai from the manga version of ''Manga/YuGiOh'' wears a corset top with a gap in the front held together by laces. In [[Anime/YuGiOh the anime]] it's less revealing, though.

* ''Franchise/TheDCU'':
%%** [[Characters/GLGreenLanternCorps Arisia]]
** ComicBook/{{Catwoman}} frequently wears these sort of outfits. During her time as the "Kingpin of Gotham" she seemed to wear them almost exclusively.
** ComicBook/{{Starfire}}. Most versions of her costume are sling swimsuits with boots.
%%** [[Characters/WonderWoman Donna Troy]].
%%** Jennifer Morgan's sorceress outfit from ''Comicbook/TheWarlord''.
** ComicBook/PlasticMan, ComicBook/{{Vibe}}, and the more TotallyRadical versions of ComicBook/{{Nightwing}}'s costume, are among the few male examples.
** ComicBook/{{Vixen}} from the ''Franchise/{{Justice League|OfAmerica}}''. Vixen’s costume has changed with the times but her most famous outfit is a yellow/orange body suit with a long cleavage.
%%** Franchise/WonderWoman villainess Dark Angel.
** The memorably skimpy costume of [[UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfComicBooks Golden Age]] heroine Comicbook/PhantomLady.
** From the ComicBook/{{Legion of Super-Heroes}}:
*** Princess Projectra and Phantom Girl, with the latter also offering up a CleavageWindow.
*** Dawnstar. She usually wear a yellow body that show much cleavage and legs.
* Sydney of ''ComicBook/DangerGirl'' always has her cleavage unzipped.
* Franchise/MarvelUniverse:
** ComicBook/BlackCat. After years of poorly defined powers she, like most comic book Heroines/Villainesses, acquired the MostCommonSuperPower. Naturally, this renders her [[SpyCatsuit Cat-Suit]] [[ZipMeUp unzippable]] above the navel (that is, when she's drawn by Terry Dodson). When Tommy Ohtsuka drew her in the Manga/MarvelMangaverse, the zipper (if there even was one) rests eight centimeters ''below'' the belly button.
** The costume worn by Dagger in the team of Comicbook/CloakAndDagger has Absolute Cleavage in the shape of a dagger.
** Aleta from the ''Comicbook/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy'' wore a similar outfit throughout most of the run of the series.
** When ComicBook/EmmaFrost first joined the Comicbook/XMen, her costume was an unholy mix of Absolute Cleavage and ImpossiblyLowNeckline, due to being a few strategically-placed scraps of clothing that formed a reverse "X" with her exposed skin.
%%** Lady Lotus from the WWII book ''ComicBook/TheInvaders''.
** The attire of Bêlit, the she-pirate that accompanies Conan in several stories from Marvel's ''ComicBook/ConanTheBarbarian''.
** When she still had Red She-Hulk power, ComicBook/BettyRoss wore black leather suit that exposes her cleavage.
* The [[UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfComicBooks Golden Age]] -- later revived by Eclipse Comics -- series ''ComicBook/{{Airboy}}'' included former villainess Valkyrie.
* Lampshaded in ''Comicbook/TheBoys''. After discovering that Franchise/JusticeLeagueOfAmerica analogues the Seven are super-pricks, their newest member Starlight is told that their corporate sponsors are redesigning her much-less-revealing outfit into this while the Superman analogue the Homelander ''draws the new neckline on her current costume'' with a Sharpie. ''While she's wearing it.'' Doubly creepy because the Homelander, among others, had recruited her via the CastingCouch.
* Morticia in ''ComicStrip/TheAddamsFamily''. Adaptations such as [[Series/TheAddamsFamily the 1960's TV series]] tend to raise her neckline somewhat, but some adaptions (like [[Theatre/TheAddamsFamily the Broadway play]]) have her dress like this.
%%* ''DurhamRed'', particularly in later strips.
%%* Olga Lawina in the Dutch comic strip ''ComicBook/{{Agent 327}}''.
%%* ''ComicBook/{{Vampirella}}'''s signature red outfit, bordering on the {{Stripperiffic}}.
* ''ComicBook/SatansHollow'': The Devil's Queen is mostly covered by exoskeleton-type armor, except for her front, which has most of her body exposed from her clavicle down to her pelvis.

[[folder:Fan Works]]
* ''FanFic/MyImmortal'': Ebony wears dresses like this.
* ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/4753440/12/Harry-Potter-and-the-Four-Founders Harry Potter and the Four Founders]]'':
-->'''Neville''': I noticed Lavender's dress too.\\
'''Ron''': Yeah, that was a nice dress.\\
'''Neville''': Didn't know they made dresses with bodice lines that low.\\
'''Ron''': Almost see her navel, I could.
* ''Fanfic/PacificWorldWarIIUsNavyShipgirls'': New Jersey's default outfit is a dress with a neckline plunging to her waist.

* "Dear, do you think this dress' cleavage goes too low?" "Do you have hair on your chest?" "Of course not!" "Then it's too low."

[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]
* ''Film/CasinoRoyale2006'': Vesper Lynd wears such a dress, which ends up ruined when she [[ShowerOfAngst takes a shower]] fully clothed after a fight scene. Bond states earlier that the point of the outfit is [[ShowSomeLeg to distract the other players]].
* ''Film/{{Legend 1985}}'': Lily's "Bride of Darkness" dress.
* ''Film/DeathBecomesHer'': That one gown Lisle wears, the one held together by one sole button in front of her crotch. And this is just about the largest and least revealing piece of clothing she is seen in throughout the movie.
* ''Film/TheBrothersGrimm'': The [[EvilIsSexy sorceress']] red dress.
* ''Film/YesterdayWasALie'': The dresses worn by Hoyle and Singer in the art museum.
* Ghanima's wedding dress in the miniseries of ''Children of Dune''.
* Adrienne Barbeau in ''Film/{{Creepshow}}''.
* Almost all of Creator/AmyAdams's wardrobe in ''Film/AmericanHustle'', which is set in TheSeventies.
* In ''Film/TheLegendOfFrenchieKing'', all of Maria's outfits are noticeably unbuttoned to show cleavage.
* ''Film/{{Millennium}}'': The nearly unbuttoned men's dress shirt that Cheryl Ladd's [[http://ancensored.com/clip/Millennium/Cheryl-Ladd/45948 wearing]].
* The [[ModestyTowel towel]] that Honey Shane wears around her neck in ''H.O.T.S''.
* In ''Film/AmericanMary'', Mary wears a sexy green dress that exposes hers in the party scene.
* In ''Film/HorribleBosses'', [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bCuD1ZPhoho Dr. Julia Harris]] [[ShamelessFanserviceGirl wears]] an unbuttoned lab coat with [[VaporWear nothing underneath]].
* ''Film/SpiritsOfTheDead'': One of the many many sexy outfits that MsFanservice Frederique (Creator/JaneFonda) wears is what's basically a swimming suit that is cut in the front down past her navel.

* YT from ''Literature/SnowCrash'' wears a zipper-front jumpsuit, and unzips it further than modesty would have suggested to discomfit a (slightly) DirtyCop who's not sure if he's up for some PrisonRape or not.
-->'''YT:''' Make up your fucking mind.
* ''Franchise/ConanTheBarbarian'': The attire of Bêlit, the she-pirate in one of the most classic tales by Robert E. Howard, ''Literature/{{Queen of the Black Coast}}'', is described as being only a "broad silken girdle", i.e. she is a rare case of a female {{Walking Shirtless Scene}}. This was obviously not carried over to the comics adaptations by Roy Thomas and John Buscema for Marvel comics, where she wears something similar to the description of this trope. Whereas in the Finnish comic adaptation by Petri Hiltunen, her attire is faithful to Howard's text.
* A [[DistaffCounterpart Spear Counterpart]] in the ''Literature/VillageTales'' series, SupremeChef Teddy "The Hipster Chef" Gates, outside the kitchen, can hardly manage one shirt button. Which is [[InsatiableNewlyweds just fine]] with his husband, retired Premier Leaguer turned activist Edmond Huskisson.
* During Rogue Squadron's insertion into Coruscant in ''[[ComicBook/XWingSeries Wedge's Gamble]]'', Erisi Dlarit wears a rather loose outfit featuring this, only gathered at the waist by a belt. In the words of the narrator, anyone with [[HoldYourHippogriffs the brain of a Kowakian monkey-lizard]] could figure out what she looked like naked.
* In Roger Hall's ''You're Stepping on My Cloak and Dagger!'' he mentions a notary public who wore a dress so low-cut that one of his buddies referred to it as an "Umbilical Special."

[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* ''Series/ManhattanLoveStory'': Normally conservative Dana wears a surprisingly revealing dress to a frenemy's wedding, looking more like extra-wide suspenders than anything else.
* Commandant Mele-on-Grayza in ''Series/{{Farscape}}'' There was a reason Crichton nicknamed her "Commandant Cleavage" after all. When called out on it by Akhna (the female Scarran War Minister), Grayza replied "Would you have a weapon in your armory and leave it unused out of squeamish good taste?"
* Supreme Commander Servalan of ''Series/BlakesSeven''.
* Grace from ''Series/WillAndGrace'' has an outfit or two like this. Except her lack of, er, endowments come up.
--> '''Will:''' "What are you dressed for? Open-heart surgery?"
* Creator/{{Elvira|MistressOfTheDark}}
--> '''Elvira:''' "If they ever ask about me, tell them I was more than just a great set of boobs. I was also an [[ShesGotLegs incredible pair of legs]]!"
--> '''Elvira:''' "It's me again, yours truly, Elvira, the gal with the enormous...uh...''ratings''"
* Unsurprisingly, ''Series/{{Manswers}}'' once asked how skimpily a woman can dress before she's legally naked. The absolute limit consisted of two vertical ribbons in front and one slender thong in back; the ribbons' elongated-vee arrangement constituted [[UpToEleven this trope]]. Specifically, the garment (such that it exists) must completely cover the nipple and areola, as well as completely cover the vulva and anus, plus pubic hair. Less/no hair, technically less fabric needed.
* [[MsFanservice Trillian]] wears a top with this in ''Series/{{The Hitchhikers Guide To The Galaxy}}''.
* ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' pulls this on the DVD even before the pilot episode, with a seductive and dangerous looking Creator/SarahMichelleGellar crawling towards the viewer.
* ''Series/{{Sherlock}}'': Irene Adler wears a [[http://kristinkoga.files.wordpress.com/2011/12/sherlock-201-06548.jpg see-through green kaftan]] like this...for about two seconds, whilst looking for another outfit. Then she decides to go naked.
* Margaery Tyrell in ''Series/GameOfThrones'' has a wardrobe consisting almost entirely of dresses that expose most of her when they don't involve comically high collars. Cersei lampshades it by snarking that a single fabric sample should be enough material for Margaery's wedding dress.
* Serena "MsFanservice" van der Woodsen airs said cleavage rather a lot on ''Literature/GossipGirl''.
* Debralee Scott had a WardrobeMalfunction on the GameShow ''Password Plus'' that revealed a braless breast.
* While Mayor Regina Mills is pretty conservative on ''Series/OnceUponATime'', [[EvilIsSexy Evil Queen Regina]] is another story and then some. See also the Mother Superior/[[FanNickname Boob...]] ''[[Literature/{{Pinocchio}} Blue]]'' [[Literature/{{Pinocchio}} Fairy]].
* In the ''Series/StargateSG1'' episode "Reckoning," Ba'al's nameless emissary to the other Goa'uld System Lords wears an outfit with this, despite not having much cleavage to speak of.
* In ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'' the Duras Sisters, Lursa and B'Etor, sometimes wear outfits that cross this with CleavageWindow.
* ''Series/LostGirl'': In the first season, Bo wears this more often than not, often with a black bra visible underneath. In later seasons she still displays a lot of cleavage, but it's usually not of the absolute kind.
* Detective Beckett in ''Series/{{Castle}}'' usually dresses quite conservatively at work, but in one episode she had to dress appropriately to infiltrate an underground night club, and improvised a party dress out of her jacket. The resulting cleavage not only completely exposed her bright red bra, but also her bare stomach below it.
* ''Series/RizzoliAndIsles'' has an example of (presumably) unintentional Absolute Cleavage: in a scene where Jane and Maura are discussing what Jane is going to wear to a party, Jane is sitting on her bed in her bathrobe, and doesn't notice that the robe has come open to her waist. Fortunately, she is wearing a bra underneath.
* ''Series/TheBionicWoman'' has Jaime Sommers wearing a generously low-cut blue blouse like this in the episode "Brain Wash." However, it's sort of PlayedForDrama with the implication that the blouse is one reason why Callaghan thinks Jaime is trying to steal her boyfriend (it's not -- the boyfriend [[spoiler:is evil and Jaime was simply investigating him, and just happened to be wearing it that day]]).
* It's an excellent way to annoy British MoralGuardians:
** Music/RitaOra and Creator/BrieLarson have demonstrated this on Creator/TheBBC's early-evening ''The One Show''.
** According to a tabloid interview, actress[=/=]model Amanda Holden was ''trying'' to provoke complaints with some of her costume choices on ''Series/BritainsGotTalent''. She succeeded, although those complaints were rejected by the official watchdog.
* [[BlondeRepublicanSexKitten Tomi Lahren]] sometimes wears dresses like this, though there's [[UsefulNotes/{{Pettanko}} not much on display.]]
* ''Series/{{Gotham}}'' has a love affair with this trope. [[Creator/MorenaBaccarin Lee's]] outfit from S3 [[spoiler:while infected with the Tetch virus]], [[spoiler:Barbara]]'s pantsuit from S4, and Sofia Falcone's suits (so far) had this in common.
* ''Series/TheGifted'': The outfit Lorna wears at the end of the first season has this.
* On the Albanian network Zjarr Television's show ''360'' [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jS_-9Q8mVOE This]] is how female news anchors [[VaporWear dress]].

* Quite a few female musicians favor this outfit. Music/KylieMinogue is a clear example with her massive cleavage in the "Can't Get You out of My Head" video. Other examples include Music/BritneySpears' Elvis suit and Creator/LindsayLohan's loose dress.
* The white one-piece Music/BritneySpears is wearing in the video for '3'.
* Music/CelineDion (yes, Celine Dion) wears a futuristic outfit that features this in the music video for "Then You Look At Me", the AwardBaitSong from ''Film/BicentennialMan''.
* Music/{{Pink}} has one in the start of the video for "Just Like a Pill".
* Music/LadyGaga wears these a few times, and in the case of her "Telephone" video, it's questionable if they even count as shirts.
* Trina in the music video for "Pull Over".
* Moran Mazor, Israel's entry in the 2013 Eurovision dsipalyed her assets in such a dress.
* The dress worn by the "beauty" in the "Literature/BeautyAndTheBeast"-inspired video for Music/MeatLoaf's "I'd Do Anything For Love (But I Won't Do That)" is a full-length dress which is gaped open in the front and just barely held in place with lacing, to give it this effect.
* The [[EveryoneLovesBlondes blonde girl]]'s blouse has all but two buttons unbuttoned with the blouse being tied at the waist in the video for "Caught Up In You" by ''[[ThirtyEightSpecial 38 Special]]''.
* Music/JenniferLopez, the current page picture, delivered a LampshadeHanging[=/=]SelfDeprecation of it during the 2013 Grammys while wearing a (comparatively) [[http://cdn.skim.gs/image/upload/c_fill,dpr_1.0,f_auto,fl_lossy,q_auto,w_940/v1456342277/msi/jennifer-lopez-awards-show-dresses_awt0qu.jpg more conservative outfit]]. In fact, the 2000 Grammys dress that illustrates this page proved to be an inspiration for Website/{{Google}} to create their image search engine.
* [[Music/AlisonKraussAndUnionStation Alison Krauss]] is known for occasionally sporting dresses that show a lot of cleavage.
* Cheryl Ladd wears a half-unbuttoned satin jacket with nothing underneath on the cover of her self-titled album.
* In a [[https://goo.gl/images/ksMzti Halloween photo shoot]] from 2017, Cristina Scabbia of Music/LacunaCoil poses as a [[Franchies/TheAddamsFamily Morticia Addams]]-like vamp, wearing a dress with cleavage that goes down to her navel and exposes most of her chest and stomach, with a black bra underneath.

* "Pinky" from ''Pinball/EightBall'' wears her top like this, combining it with BareYourMidriff.
* Many of the women in ''Pinball/CaptainFantastic'' have either this or [[FormFittingClothing impossibly tight shirts]].
* The original version of ''Pinball/StarTrekBally'' had a female crewmember flaunting her cleavage in the upper-right corner of the playfield.
* The magician in ''Pinball/TheatreOfMagic'' features hers on the backglass.
* All of the Mellon girls in ''[[Pinball/WhoaNellieBigJuicyMelons Whoa Nellie! Big Juicy Melons]]''.
* The two women hanging onto the gambler in Creator/SternPinball's ''Pinball/HighRollerCasino'' aren't shy about showing off theirs.
* ''VideoGame/JinniZeala'' features a male example, as Zeala has a shirt that is open from the collarbone all the way down to his waistline.
* The EvilSorceress of ''VideoGame/RuinerPinball'' wears a bustier to emphasize her cleavage... which is then cut down to her navel for further emphasis.
* ''Pinball/{{Farfalla}}'' is famous for its [[FairySexy sexy butterfly fairy]], complete with see-through gown and absolute cleavage.
* The female warriors of ''Pinball/LaserWar'' wear breast-separating jumpsuits that leave their centers exposed.
* In Creator/{{Capcom}}'s unreleased ''Pinball/{{Kingpin}},'' Trixie, the {{Moll}} of the mob boss, [[LadyInRed wears a red dress]] that emphasizes her cleavage... which she further emphasizes with a pearl necklace that goes down to her waistline.

[[folder: Podcasts]]
* When Cacophony is introduced in ''Podcast/{{Jemjammer}}'' she is described as wearing a tunic with a ''very'' deep V-cut.

[[folder:Print Media]]
* Kim Cattrall appears on the cover of the April, 2003 issue of ''FHM'' wearing only a pair of [[BlackBraandPanties black panties]] and a white dress shirt that's totally unbuttoned. Some variation on this is very common in most men's magazines, and even many women's as well, though the men's are more openly fanservice-y.
* Many [[HandOrObjectUnderwear handbra poses]] fit this {{Trope}}.
* Since launching in 1970 the Canadian ''Sun'' newspaper chain has featured daily glamor photos dubbed the Sunshine Girl. Based upon the topless photos published by some UK tabloids, the Canadian publications aren't allowed to have nudity, so this trope is often invoked as a result (especially on occasions when actual professional models, Playmates, strippers and porn stars sneak in amongst the amateurs). Maintained even in the online and calendar versions.

[[folder:Pro Wrestling]]
* This is played very frequently in Wrestling/{{WWE}} and Wrestling/{{TNA}}.
** Of all people, [[Wrestling/StephanieMcMahon STEPHANIE MCMAHON]] did this as frequently as any other WWE Diva.
** Wrestling/{{Lita}}, after she hooked up with Wrestling/{{Edge}}, started wearing this sort of top. Even her "wedding dress" was made this way.

[[folder: Radio]]
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UJNKMPIx8rg#t=7m51s The top]] to the [[WalkingSwimsuitScene bikini]] that Cindy Margolis is wearing when she plays the [[StripPoker Strip Homeless Game]] on ''Radio/TheHowardSternShow''.

* ''Theatre/{{Elisabeth}}'': Frau Wolf, the brothel madam, in the Essen and Stuttgart productions wears the lacy-bra variant with an otherwise Victorian dress.
* Discussed in ''Theatre/WestSideStory''. When Anita refuses to lower the neckline of a white communion dress that Maria wants to wear to the dance at the gym by even one inch, Maria complains that she will be married next year "and no one will care if it is down to here," indicating her waist.

[[folder:Video Games]]
* From the ''Franchise/AceAttorney'' series:
** The culprit in case 2 of ''[[VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorney Justice For All]]'' sports this in a [[FanService frequently-seen]] photo taken of her in a blood-spattered half-open kimono at the scene of the crime.
** Cammy Meele from ''VisualNovel/{{Ace Attorney Investigations|MilesEdgeworth}}'' sports this.
* ''VideoGame/ArcanaHeart'': Lilica Felchenerow wears one with a sports bra underneath.
* Rayne in ''VideoGame/BloodRayne 2''. A little more cleavage and the rating would have gone up.
* Gloria's outfit from ''[[VideoGame/DevilMayCry Devil May Cry 4]]''. To a lesser degree there's also Trish [[spoiler: (who is also Gloria)]] and Lady.
* Comicbook/{{Catwoman}} gets one of these in ''VideoGame/MortalKombatVsDCUniverse'' and ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamCity''.
* In ''VideoGame/{{Catherine}}'', the host of the [[FramingDevice Golden Playhouse]], Midnight Venus, wears an extremely low-cut suit jacket with nothing underneath.
* In the cancelled sequel to ''VideoGame/CelDamage'', this was how Dominique Trix was going to dress.
* Players have many ways of achieving this look in ''VideoGame/CityOfHeroes''.
* ''VideoGame/{{Darkstalkers}}'' character Morrigan's iconic outfit technically "only" possesses an ImpossiblyLowNeckline and a cut-out right below said neckline that, combined, reveal her entire cleavage ''and'' the top part of her stomach.
* In ''VideoGame/DeadOrAlive'', many costumes have this, [[BestKnownForTheFanservice of course]]. Notably, Leifang's leather shorts and top, which used to be zipped up to her neck, and many of Christie's outfits.
* Asheara's outfit in ''VideoGame/DiabloIII'', while much less revealing than what she wore in ''VideoGame/DiabloII'', features a form-fitting tunic apparently only held "together" by her belt.
* The ''DJ MAX'' series has Elle, the mascot of ''DJ MAX Portable 2''. And in ''DJ MAX Technika'', when you play the "First Set" course, you are, before each song, treated to a very nice shot of her.
* ''VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins'': [[BlackMagicianGirl Morrigan's]] outfit, consisting of an oddly patched-together skirt and a mage's hood that looks more like she draped a scarf over her shoulders. Adding to this, her entire back is exposed and seemingly only a few strings are keeping the thing together. In ''[[VideoGame/DragonAgeInquisition Inquisition]]'', she is somewhat more modest, but still has a plunging V-line, partly as a CallBack to Leliana's fashion advice.
** The second game's Varric has a nice male example, showing off his CarpetofVirility.
* ''VideoGame/{{Drakensang}}'' has this on the BigBad Malgorra, in an [[UpToEleven extreme variation]].
* ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'':
** Throughout the series, the statues of the [[OurGodsAreDifferent Daedric Prince]] Azura variously fluctuate between this trope, BarbieDollAnatomy, and NippleAndDimed. Her appearance in ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIDaggerfall Daggerfall]]'' is actually topless. In ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind Morrowind]]'' and ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion Oblivion]]'', her statues are topless but lacking in details. (Her avatar which appears in ''Morrowind'' and ''Tribunal'' is much more modestly dressed.) Her statues in ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]]'' and ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsOnline Online]]'' are this trope specifically.
** The Daedric Prince [[ImAHumanitarian Namira]] appears like this in her ''Daggerfall'' avatar and her ''Oblivion'' statue.
** In ''Skyrim'', the avatar of the Daedric Prince [[TheSacredDarkness Noctural]] (who appears during the ThievesGuild quest line) wears a robe that shows off her cleavage, split down to her waist.
* In ''VideoGame/FableII'', if you're playing a female hero and put on the Bandit Shirt, you get this.
* In ''VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas'', some of the female Great Khan outfits have this.
* ''VideoGame/FearEffect''. Hana's green party gown in ''Fear Effect 2''. As Rain said, "You're wearing that?! Why don't you just walk in there naked."
* ''Franchise/FinalFantasy'':
** Ultimecia of ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVIII'' wears a dress rather like J. Lo's example at the top. In ''[[{{VideoGame/DissidiaFinalFantasy}} Dissidia]]'' it's so low that you can see she's GoingCommando and apparently... [[{{Squick}} um...]] shaves.
** ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyX2'': Yuna's default outfit has this, but the best example is the Lady Luck dressphere, as well as the NPC Leblanc.
* Aversa's outfit in ''VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening'' is a form-fitting version that goes just below her navel. This can also apply to the female Avatar if you choose build 3.
* ''VideoGame/FireEmblemFates'':
** Nyx is a subversion. Her top is cut in a way that shows off her cleavage, but there isn't much there, [[ACupAngst to her displeasure]].
** [[RareMaleExample The *male* Dark Mages]], whose uniforms include leaving their torsos all but bare thanks to this trope. It's especially notorious with [[MrFanservice Odin]], who in addition to wearing a DM uniform is [[HeroicBuild VERY ripped]] underneath, so his very well-toned abs are completely on sight.
* ''VideoGame/JazzJackrabbit'': Eva Earlong in the opening screen.
* Linda Vermillion from ''VideoGame/{{Killer7}}'' had an outfit like this.
* Zyra, the Rise of Thorns from ''VideoGame/LeagueOfLegends'' is "dressed" only in an arrangement of large leaves which expose her torso all the way down the middle of her body to below her navel. [[FridgeLogic Although this raises the question of why she even HAS a navel considering]] [[WhenTreesAttack she's actually a plant who constructed herself a humanoid body to live in.]] Nami's default skin is also a textbook example of this.
* A rare male example but one of the DLC costumes for Rean in ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfHeroesTrailsOfColdSteel II'' has him wearing a long coat that's buttoned right at his stomach, leaving a large V.
* The Sexy Rider Suit in ''VideoGame/LollipopChainsaw'' qualifies.
* ''VideoGame/LostOdyssey'''s Ming has a leather corset-thing under a cropped top that features a wide expanse of her cleavage almost down to her navel. How her cleavage doesn't pop right out is a mystery. We even get a cutscene that could be an excuse for a closer look.
* In ''VideoGame/MarvelAvengersAlliance'', the devil's daughter Satana runs around in a halter-top outfit that shows cleavage from her neck to her navel.
* In ''VideoGame/MassEffect2'', the Justicar Samara's "combat armor" features this.
* ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid'': Sniper Wolf was dressed this way. ({{Lampshade|Hanging}}d and {{justified|Trope}} in ''Webcomic/TheLastDaysOfFoxhound''. It turns out that her then reasonable jumpsuit shrunk in the wash (which may or may not have been done on purpose by Decoy Octopus). She was pissed because they were at Shadow Moses and she was freezing with it on. Later, there was The Boss during the final battle in ''VideoGame/{{Metal Gear Solid 3|SnakeEater}}'' and EVA during almost the entire game. Though in the case of The Boss, her open suit was meant to show off the scar running down her front. Also, Naomi and Big Mama in ''VideoGame/{{Metal Gear Solid 4|GunsOfThePatriots}}'' (though since Big Mama was [[spoiler:EVA, to the surprise of some]], this somewhat makes sense). Naomi's cleavage was later explained by WordOfGod in [[https://twitter.com/HIDEO_KOJIMA_EN/status/438173280675971072 this tweet]] to be a reference to the outfit worn by Faye Dunaway in ''Film/TheToweringInferno''.
* ''Franchise/MortalKombat'':
** In ''VideoGame/MortalKombat3'', Kitana, Jade, ''and'' Mileena wore an outfit consisting of a leotard like this, the two sides held in place by straps across the bust. (Indeed, skimpy outfits that look alike except for colors seem to be standard-issue uniforms for Shao Kahn's female minions, and they got even ''skimpier'' in later games.)
** Every Female Character gets one of these in ''VideoGame/MortalKombat9''. It gets a little ridiculous how their vast tracks of land can stay in those costumes when there is more cloth in their mask than their tops. (Sonya is no exception, despite the fact that her top [[MakesJustAsMuchSenseInContext is supposed to be a bulletproof vest.]])
* In ''VideoGame/{{Neptunia}}'', Nisa dresses like this despite being flat-chested. HDD Uni and HDD Vert have this as well. In Vert's case, it's slightly more egregious for her in Neptunia Victory.
* The fan-made ''VideoGame/NeverwinterNights'' module "Aribeth's Redemption" includes an item (female characters only, not that you are allowed to play one) entitled the "Armor of Impossible Cleavage." It consists of an ordinary suit of gold chainmail with a foot-wide strip of nothing down the entire torso. The person who wears it is a priestess of the setting's goddess of physical beauty and sex.
* Silvia Christel from ''VideoGame/NoMoreHeroes''. Appropriate, as she's named after a porn star.
* Mai Hem in ''VideoGame/PerfectDark Zero'' has this in mission 4, with a wraparound top that shouldn't be able to stay on.
* In the first ''VideoGame/{{Risen}}'', [[PirateGirl Patty Steelbeard]] wears a cleavage and midriff-bearing vest.
* ''VideoGame/RumbleRoses'' has Rowdy Reiko after the {{Proud Warrior Race|Guy}} [[ActionGirl Girl]]'s FaceHeelTurn has cleavage almost down to her crotch.
* Costumes with this are available in the ''VideoGame/SaintsRow'' games.
* Kasuga of ''VideoGame/SengokuBasara'' has this as part of her {{Stripperiffic}} catsuit, which actually defies the laws of physics by staying on her.
* In ''Videogame/SenranKagura'', [[KickChick Katsuragi]] wears a completely unbuttoned shirt that somehow manages to cover up her lady-bits as she's kicking people.
* Klein from ''VideoGame/ShiningForceNeo'' is a rare male example.
* Rufus from ''VideoGame/StreetFighterIV''. Especially considering that [[FanDisservice it goes to the point where you can see his pubic hair]]. A straight example is Hakan's wife, in ''Super SFIV''.
* In ''VideoGame/StreetFighterV'', Lara's plunging neckline is even more daring than Chun-Li's alternate outfit in the previous game.
* In ''VideoGame/TalesOfTheAbyss'', Natalia has an alternate costume that's cut as low as the page image. The rest of the party comments on this. Natalia herself [[InnocentFanserviceGirl doesn't seem to actually realize it]], as she's too excited about wearing the SpyCatsuit of a popular ClassyCatBurglar character she read stories about when she was little. In the Japanese UsefulNotes/PlayStation3 version, [[VideoGame/TalesOfVesperia Judith]] also has an alternate outfit that is an evening dress with this. The difference being that she knows the [[MsFanservice eff]][[TheTease ect]] she has.
* In ''[[VideoGame/TearsToTiara2 Tears to Tiara 2]]'', AxCrazy Izebel and {{Ojou}} Elissa have these in their outfit. The former use a [[BladeOnAStick spear]], the latter a [[DroptheHammer hammer]].
* ''VideoGame/TombRaiderLegend'': Lara Croft wears a slinky LittleBlackDress with this in one level.
* ''VideoGame/TwoWorlds'' has this in the case of Kira. The odd part about this is that Kira is the male protagonist's ''sister'', making her an odd choice for the obligatory FanService girl.
* In ''VideoGame/{{WildStar}}'', raid gear for Spellslingers features this... on both genders. Odd, as it's by far the skimpiest gear available in a game that otherwise averts the ChainmailBikini beautifully.
* ''VideoGame/TheWitcher3WildHunt'' {{lampshade|Hanging}}s this when [[ActionGirl Ves]], who wears a ''very'' open silk shirt beneath an undone padded jack with little bits and bobs of plate here and there, gets chewed out for rushing into combat by her superior officer [[ColonelBadass Vernon Roche]] without any proper armor.
* ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'':
** Some armor pieces are prone to this - especially cloth armor chest pieces, like [[http://www.wowhead.com/item=2582/green-woolen-vest this tailor-craftable low-level item]]. Even though all female player characters wear bras when "naked", the bra magically disappears as soon as they put on a top.
** Most of the robes that female spellcaster classes start the game with are very low cut. This used to be not so noticeable, since the starting equipment included a shirt as well. Then the shirts were removed from the starting equipment, resulting in lots of low-level female characters with absolute cleavage.
** Almost all female night elf [=NPC=]s wear tops with deep V-necks and nothing underneath, the only exception being those wearing full armor (though even some plate armor has low necklines).
* [[TheHero Rean Schwarzer]] from ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfHeroesTrailsOfColdSteel II'' has a DLC of his coat that buttons near his stomach. Everything else is in full view. He's also a male example of this trope.

[[folder:Visual Novel]]
* ''VisualNovel/MajorMinor'' gives us Dazz, a female wolf who wears an open coat top with no undershirt, but somehow manages to keep it positioned so it doesn't slip. No wonder Acheron was [[DistractedByTheSexy distracted by her]].

* ''Webcomic/{{Angels 2200}}'': Hammer's zipper keeps riding lower and lower [[spoiler:during her escape attempt from the Ellie Arroway]].
* In ''CKarrus'', Juline's [[VaporWear tanktop often leaves her completely exposed]].
* {{Enforced|Trope}} when Tanna -- normally a tomboy learning to track and shoot and disgusted by girly stuff -- of ''Webcomic/EarsForElves'' is played for fanservice by wearing high elf clothing in the first Q&A page. She is not exactly impressed[[note]] To quote, "What the shit is this?!!"[[/note]] with her new outfit. This version of her (nicknamed the "Anti-Tanna" by the artist) has a small reprise during the announcement for the second Q&A series.
* In ''Webcomic/{{Endstone}}'', Cole has to be crazy to wear a dress like [[http://endstone.net/comic/issue-2-webpage-26/ this.]]
* ''Webcomic/{{Erfworld}}'': Resident MsFanservice Wanda once showed up wearing this. [[spoiler:She's wearing the outfit from Thriller, and didn't zip it up all the way.]] Later, her evil sorceress outfit qualified too.
* ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'': Agatha briefly appears in a mostly unbuttoned white shirt that shows her ample cleavage when she wakes up after the events in Sturmhalten.
* In ''Webcomic/TheKAMics'' when Gertrude & Brunhilda got some "space suits", Gertrude's outfit demonstrated this trope.
* A woman in a ''Webcomic/KevinAndChad'' comic titled "Sooperheeroz" has a nice pair.
* Rebecca in ''Lady of the House''.
* ''Webcomic/LookingForGroup'': Benny sports this sort of outfit all the time. How does she keeps it from slipping? AWizardDidIt. Probably Benny.
* ''WebComic/MuhPhoenix'': Black Widow usually exposes a lot of cleavage in order to distract the enemies (though nobody mentions that she can also distract her allies). By her own admission, [[TheLoad this is the only thing she's good for]].
* Crops up frequently in the sex comedy ''Webcomic/{{Oglaf}}'', most notably with the thief Vanya.
* In ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'', Haley being persuaded to sport an Absolute Cleavage was taken as proof by Sabine that Nale intended to sacrifice her.
* [[Webcomic/ParanormalMysterySquad Steph]] gets this along with a PantyShot.
* Olivia from ''Webcomic/{{Sidekicks}}'' wears a black one-piece after turning into the villain Iblis.
* Monette in ''Webcomic/SomethingPositive'' once wore an Absolute Cleavage shirt in support of the Boobquake campaign.
* [[http://www.spinnyverse.com/comic/562015 Preview art]] for [[UsefulNotes/TheDarkAgeOfComicBooks 90's]] Webcomic/{{Spinnerette}} combines this with CleavageWindow and a LeotardOfPower.

[[folder:Web Original]]
* Obligatory ''Website/GaiaOnline'' example in Sam's old outfit, a set of coveralls unzipped in the front to show her bra. Handwaved as "They didn't have any in my size."
* Marina Orlova, a.k.a. [[http://www.youtube.com/user/hotforwords?feature=watch Hot For Words]], uses this to great effect in many of her videos.
* Many of the downblouse videos fit this {{Trope}}.
* On ''Miami T.V.'' [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dxYqQ53mCuM this]] is Jenny Scordamaglia's [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e-zfn1RjjZA#t=5m31s trademark]]. She leaves her [[VaporWear blouse totally unbuttoned]] and closes it by tying the bottom front into a knot.
* In Website/{{Pixiv}} community, this is denoted as "下ろしチャック" [[note]]Zipped down[[/note]]. The tag is for characters wearing zipped down catsuits which show both their chests and stomach.
* ''Literature/WhateleyUniverse'': Valley Girl of the West Coast League was seen in a "a shimmering purple ‘fuck me senseless’ minidress with a V neckline that came all the way down to her solar plexus.", as reported in [[http://whateleyacademy.net/index.php/9-original-canon/177-ayla-and-the-grinch-a-christmas-story Ayla and the Grinch (A Christmas Story)]].

[[folder:Western Animation]]
* Dala in the ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheBraveAndTheBold'' episode "Shadow of the Bat!".
* Occurs when Catwoman zips down her catsuit in ''WesternAnimation/DCShowcaseCatwoman''.
* Vixen wears this kind of outfit as her superhero uniform (true to her comic book origins, as mentioned above) in ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague Unlimited.''
* In the ''WesternAnimation/KingOfTheHill'' episode "Hanky Panky," Debbie Grund is seen wearing an extremely low-cut dress (and death-defying boobs) to the formal dinner at which Hank accepts his Blue Flame of Valor Award.
* ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls'': Miss Bellum was supposed to be dressed this way... until Creator/CartoonNetwork complained and she had to be re-designed -- at least on the model sheets. Once the design was approved, the story artists [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar drew the top of her blouse as wide open as they wanted]]. The animators often drew it ''even more'' open!
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'':
** In "The War of the Simpsons", Maude Flanders spot a good-looking cleavage in her red dress. Indeed, a drunk Homer tricks her into digging for nuts so he can ogle her cleavage.
** [[FanDisservice Ma Skinner]] wore Lopez's outfit in "Gump Roast". When asked by the host what's keeping it on, Sideshow Mel answers in her stead.
--> '''Sideshow Mel:''' ''"[[FanDisservice The collective will of every man in this room!]]"''
* Dr. Mrs. The Monarch in season 3 of ''WesternAnimation/TheVentureBrothers'' Taken to extremes with Molotov Cocktease, whose ClingyCostume is split down to the waist (slightly further than that in [[SexyBacklessOutfit the back]]...).