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

While "feminine" simply means "any attribute associated with women", culturally, the term tends to encompass things like beauty, grace, elegance, and the 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 both RealLife and 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
* FilleFatale
* FemmeFatale (femininity used for dark purposes)
* FemmeFataleSpy
* FeminineWomenCanCook
* FemininityFailure
* FilleFatale
* FlowerInHerHair
* FragileFlower
* GirlinessUpgrade
* GirlishPigtails
* GirlsLoveStuffedAnimals
* GirlyBruiser
* GirlySkirtTwirl
* GonkyFemme .An feminine woman looks unfeminine.
* GracefulLadiesLikePurple
* GrandeDame
* HairDecorations (since they are to show that 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
* NoGuyWantsAnAmazon (be [[RealWomenDontWearDresses feminine]] or don't get the male LoveInterest)
* OjouRinglets
* ParasolOfPrettiness
* PinkHeroine
* PinkMeansFeminine
* PrincessClassic
* PrincessPhase
* ProperLady
* RealMenWearPink ({{def|ied trope}}ying the notion that anything feminine ruins masculinity)
* RealWomenDontWearDresses (femininity treated as something that signifies a weak character)
* RegalRinglets
* SheCleansUpNicely
* SheFu
* ShyBlueHairedGirl
* SilkHidingSteel
* SouthernBelle
* TextileWorkIsFeminine
* TheThreeFacesOfEve
* TomboyAndGirlyGirl
* TomboyWithAGirlyStreak
* TownGirls (the femme one)
* TrueBlueFemininity
* VanityIsFeminine
* VasquezAlwaysDies (the un-feminine lady is doomed)
* WomenAreDelicate
* YamatoNadeshiko
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