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[[caption-width-right:250:Just one of the ways [[PimpedOutCape her cape is pimped out]].]]

Any part of an outfit that floats independently from the rest of the clothing. Done almost entirely for RuleOfCool, as there is little practical purpose for this.

Sometimes this is justified by magic or AppliedPhlebotinum, but even when it's not, this trope usually appears in fantastic or futuristic settings.

In Far East Asian mythology (China, Japan, Korea) one trait the gods have, which is mostly associated with female gods, is the ability to defy gravity. This is reflected in art, where you'll see the gods have flowing hair and stoles (called ''tenne'') that float in the air.

A HolyHalo counts as this, when depicted as a floating circlet.

Compare ImpossiblyCoolClothes (which can even overlap with this).

Not to be confused with clothing that gives the wearer anti-gravity abilities.

[[AC:{{Anime}} and {{Manga}}]]
* The goddess in ''[[AudioPlay/SaintBeast Saint Beast: Seijuu Kourin Hen]]'' has a gravity defying cloak. (Actually, pretty much a different coloured version of the page pic, random floating balls and everything.)
* Quite a few costumes in ''Franchise/DotHack''.
* Sugino has a floaty stole in ''Manga/{{Tactics}}''.
* When Rachel first shows her face in public in ''Anime/GlassFleet'', she wears a thick [[PrettyInMink fur wrap]] that hovers over her shoulders.
* Yugi of ''Anime/TenchiInTokyo'' wears a cape of sorts that hovers around her.
* The rings on Kyubey's ears in ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'' don't actually touch the ears at any point.
* The ShouldersOfDoom on the eponymous PoweredArmor of ''LightNovel/InfiniteStratos'' are in fact separate units that hover in midair. While usually they [[FloatingLimbs inexplicably remain in place]] relative to the body, [[http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k197/tahu1809/351542-infinite_stratos___03___large_02.jpg some armors]] are capable of using them as a form of AttackDrone.
* The members of Ryuugu royal family of merfolk in ''Manga/OnePiece'' all have floating stoles. In particular, for Princess Shirahoshi, it's merged with her bra.

* In ''LightNovel/TrinityBlood'', Seth's metal...circle thing floats around her shoulders.
* ''{{Literature/Dragaera}}'': The Imperial Orb, a powerful magical artifact and the RequisiteRoyalRegalia of the Dragaeran Empire, orbits the head of the Emperor or Empress.

* ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' has Ioun stones that float around your character's head. Aside from the grey variety, they provide magical bonuses. They're also ColorCodedForYourConvenience.

* Some of the capes worn by the generals in ''[[VideoGame/DragonForceSega Dragon Force]]''. Including Tieris, pictured above.
* The overskirt worn by the mages in ''VideoGame/PhantasyStarOnline''.
* Celine's shower curtain thingy and her hat-brim halo in ''VideoGame/StarOceanTheSecondStory''.
* ''VideoGame/{{Warcraft}}''
** Magical vests (and chains) worn by Kel'thuzad
** Kael'thas has three green orbs floating around him called Verdant Spheres and ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'' players can loot one for themselves after beating him.
** As well as some of the armor pieces characters can wear in ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft''. One example is the [[http://www.wowhead.com/item=59120 Poison Protocol Pauldrons]], which seem to be three straps of leather surrounding an orb of blue fire on either shoulder. When looked at on the character, they don't actually touch the chest at all.
* Salome from ''VideoGame/MakaiKingdom''.
* Pronyma of ''VideoGame/TalesOfSymphonia'' actually weaponizes this [[CutscenePowerToTheMax once]].
* ''VideoGame/LeagueOfLegends'' has a few champions with weird floating neckpieces. One of them is a telekinetic so it makes sense. The other not so much.
* Dahlia Hawthorne from ''VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorneyTrialsAndTribulations'' has the floating stole, signifying that there is something otherworldly about her.
** Same goes for Nahyuta Sahdmadhi from ''VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorneySpiritOfJustice''.
* [[VideoGame/{{CyberBots}} Jin Saotome's]] scarf in ''VideoGame/MarvelVsCapcom''.
* The divine stole mentioned in the description (called a hagoromo in Japanese) shows up a few times in ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}''. Oddly, never with actual gods.
* [[http://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Caitlin Caitlin]] from ''VideoGame/PokemonBlackAndWhite'' has hair, bows, and a transparent cape that does this. Justified in that she's [[PsychicPowers psychic.]]
* In ''VideoGame/RuneFactory4'', the three butlers Volkanon, Vishnal, and Clorica all have some sort of lacy armband that just floats next to their sleeve.
* Most of the supernatural characters in ''VideoGame/SoulNomadAndTheWorldEaters'' have some variation of this.
* In ''VideoGame/{{Evolve}}'', you can select a player icon from a predetermined list. Players who have mastered a monster's abilities can add a floating crown to [[http://i.imgur.com/PHZmMgn.jpg the icon representing that monster]].
* In [[VideoGame/DevilSurvivor Devil Survivor ]], Amane's clothes float when she's possesed by Remiel.
* In ''Videogame/BlazBlue'', Amane's ScarfOfAsskicking floats above his head when he isn't using it to smack and drill opponents.
* In ''Videogame/{{Okami}}'', Sakuya's stole floats above her head like a Japanese mystical figure would.
* ''VideoGame/KantaiCollection'' has Destroyers Murakumo, Hatsuharu and Nenohi, along with Light Cruisers Tenryuu and Tastuta having futuristic pieces of gear floating around them. Granted, [[CreatorThumbprint they were all designed by the same artist]].
* The Didact's armor in ''VideoGame/Halo4'' features levitating pieces, a design trait Forerunners are very fond of.

* The rings on clothing in ''WesternAnimation/TheJetsons''.
** This is given {{Homage}} in other series, like ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}''.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddparents'': the Floating Crowns (mentioned in the theme song). And part of Timmy's hat.
* The Mayor's hat in ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls''.
* The hats in ''WesternAnimation/TheMrMenShow''. Except for Mr. Lazy's hat, that is.

* Marcus from ''Webcomic/{{Hellp}}'' wears a beanie with a pom on a string that floats like it's made of helium, giving him a bit of an IdiotHair look.

* Rank tabs in ''Webcomic/SchlockMercenary'' hover above the wearer's shoulders.
* The [[FanNickname Floaty Buttcovers]] in the far future of ''Webcomic/UnicornJelly''.