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->'''Wedding Peach:''' "I stand for poofy dresses, flowers, ribbons, and all that is girlie!"
-->-- ''WebVideo/WeddingPeachAbridged''

While feminine simply means any attribute associated with women, culturally the term tends to encompass things like beauty, grace, elegance, and ways women are often expected to carry themselves. Unfortunately the latter often involves things like demureness and timidness, which has also led to women being expected to be weak. Yet that isn't always the case. In RealLife, and in fiction, it's sometimes accepted that women can be feminine, yet still strong.

And of course some women [[ExploitedTrope take advantage of these associations]].

Regardless of the exact form (such as whether one is "girly" or "mature"), these are the tropes about femininity.

Contrast {{Tomboy}}, MasculinityTropes.
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Related:
+ AcceptableFeminineGoalsAndTraits
+ TheBeautifulTropes
+ DressesGownsAndSkirts
+ GirlyGirl
+ MagicalGirlTropes
+ TheMakeover
+ PrincessTropes
+ PurityPersonified
+ RuleOfGlamorous
+ RuleOfRomantic
]
!!Tropes
[[index]]
* AllGirlsLikePonies
* BeautyBrainsAndBrawn (the first is feminine)
* TheChick (a character in a team with traits considered feminine)
* ClassyCatBurglar
* CoyGirlishFlirtPose
* EnglishRose
* EveryProperLadyShouldCurtsy
* TheFashionista
* FemmeFatale (femininity used for dark purposes)
* FeminineWomenCanCook
* FemininityFailure
* FilleFatale
* FlowerInHerHair
* FragileFlower
* GirlinessUpgrade
* GirlishPigtails
* GirlsLoveStuffedAnimals
* GirlyBruiser
* GirlySkirtTwirl
* GracefulLadiesLikePurple
* GrandeDame
* HairDecorations (since they are to show the wearer is feminine)
* HarpOfFemininity
* HeartBeatDown
* HighClassCallGirl (being feminine is part of the job)
* {{Housewife}}
* TheImmodestOrgasm
* InnocentFlowerGirl
* InTouchWithHisFeminineSide
* KickingAssInAllHerFinery (in that the lady still looks and dresses feminine)
* KindlyHousekeeper
* TheLadysFavour
* LadyLegionnaireWear
* LegCling
* LightFeminineAndDarkFeminine
* LipstickAndLoadMontage
* LipstickLesbian
* LongHairIsFeminine
* MamaBear (when protecting her kids, it's okay to loosen femininity requirements)
* MasculineGirlFeminineBoy
* MeeknessIsWeakness
* MegaTwintails
* MenAreStrongWomenArePretty
* TheModestOrgasm
* NaginatasAreFeminine
* OjouRinglets
* ParasolOfPrettiness
* PinkHeroine
* PinkMeansFeminine
* PrincessClassic
* PrincessPhase
* ProperLady
* RealMenWearPink ({{Def|ied trope}}ying the notion that anything feminine ruins masculinity)
* RealWomenDontWearDresses (femininity is treated as something that signifies a weak character)
* RegalRinglets
* SheCleansUpNicely
* SheFu
* SilkHidingSteel
* SouthernBelle
* TextileWorkIsFeminine
* TheThreeFacesOfEve
* TomboyAndGirlyGirl
* TomboyWithAGirlyStreak
* TownGirls (the femme one)
* TrueBlueFemininity
* VanityIsFeminine
* VasquezAlwaysDies (the un-feminine lady is often doomed)
* WomenAreDelicate
* YamatoNadeshiko
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