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[[caption-width-right:300:Amidala, a beautiful [[UnlimitedWardrobe clotheshorse]], even in extreme conditions.]]

A character known for style is getting into a situation that requires some protection, but protective gear in RealLife just isn't fashionable. And sometimes the writers are aware that the character has to wear some kind of protective clothing, so they go with StylishProtectionGear.

The actual situation requiring protection doesn't matter. It could be extreme cold, extreme heat, or wading through toxic chemicals. What matters is that the protective gear looks like plausible protection, but still nice to look at.

It can overlap with ImpossiblyCoolClothes, depending on how convincing the outfit is at looking like it protects. More often, this overlaps with ImpracticallyFancyOutfit, but not always.

A SubTrope of CostumePorn.

A SuperTrope to EnvironmentSpecificActionFigure.

Compare BlingOfWar, PimpedOutDress, HappyHolidaysDress, ScaryImpracticalArmor, AnIceSuit, PimpedOutCape, BattleBallgown, KickingAssInAllHerFinery.

Contrast {{Stripperific}}, ExposedToTheElements, ChainmailBikini.
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!!Examples:

[[AC:ComicBooks]]
* Nite-Owl's fluffy owl-suit from ''ComicBook/{{Watchmen}}''. Yeah, it looks like it could work, but it's clearly there mainly for thematic reasons.
** Also, we can see a few other specialised owl-suits in the Owl-Ship for diving, protection from radiation and the like, in the style of action figures like the ''Franchise/{{Batman}}'' toys mentioned below.
* In the ''CaptainAmerica'' comics, there was one story where Cap and his then girlfriend/partner Diamondback had to go scuba diving. Diamondback somehow obtained mauve flippers that exactly matched her costume.

[[AC:{{Film}} - Animated]]
* In ''{{Disney/Frozen}}'', Elsa accidentally puts her kingdom in an EndlessWinter, and her sister Anna goes to find her. Anna then has to ditch her summer clothes for winter gear. The only winter clothes a store has not only conveniently fit her, but are quite nice looking.

[[AC:{{Film}} - Live Action]]
* ''Film/BatmanForever'' features an experimental "fireproof" batsuit.
* The latest ''Film/StarTrek'' has the cold weather gear.
* Used as a joke in ''{{Zoolander}}''. When male model Derek Zoolander moves back to coal mining country to reconnect with his family, he goes to work in the coal mines wearing specially-tailored, color-coordinated work clothes and a shiny new helmet.

[[AC:{{Literature}}]]
* Ham from the ''DocSavage'' novels was quite the fashion plate. Although never inappropriate for the environment he was going into, his adventuring gear was usually tailored.
* [[TheDresdenFiles Harry Dresden's]] duster looks stylish and awesome as hell....and it's got enough protection spells woven on it to outclass Type IV ballistic plates.
** It is also enchanted to be fire-proof and acid-proof. Harry cleans it by ''throwing it into the fireplace''. The one thing it isn't is suitable for a Chicago summer.
* ''Literature/TheHungerGames'' has the Mockingjay outfit for Katniss, designed by Cinna [[spoiler:before his death for Katniss to use as the face of the resistance.]] It was quite effective, [[spoiler: able to stop a bullet fired at close range as well as having a small pocket for the nightlock pill, even accessible while bound.]]

[[AC:LiveActionTelevision]]
* LampShaded in ''TheMightyBoosh'' several times. In the episode "Tundra", Howard Moon turns up in the kind of thick furs you'd expect someone to wear in the arctic- and Vince Nior wears a red jumpsuit ("the human coke-can").
* In ''Series/{{Pixelface}}'', Alexia has an aerobics outfit that exactly matches her normal SpyCatsuit.

[[AC:Professional Wrestling]]
* TheGimmick of Colony Extreme Force, besides being {{evil counterpart}}s to Wrestling/{{Chikara}} main stays The Colony, is this trope. And in case you missed it, it is even in their names in the case of Orbit Adventure Ant and Arctic Rescue Ant (who even has snow goggles).

[[AC:TabletopGames]]
* ''{{GURPS}}: Ultratech'' has two pages of rules devoted to creating stylized body armor.
* In general, artifact armor in ''{{Exalted}}'' will either fit this trope, or ScaryImpracticalArmor.

[[AC:Toys]]
* Astronaut {{Franchise/Barbie}} has [[http://ris.fashion.telegraph.co.uk/RichImageService.svc/imagecontent/1/TMG4269658/p/1986Astronaut_1240305a.jpg a pink and gold]] spacesuit.
* Half of all Franchise/{{Batman}} toys consist of environment or mission specific costumes, like [[http://www.amazon.co.uk/BATMAN-FOREVER-ICE-BLADE-FIGURE/dp/B002K89HJK this one]] or [[http://gofigureactionfigures.com/product450.html this one]] from ''Film/BatmanForever''.

[[AC:VideoGames]]
* Inverted for Ashley in ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil4''. Her normal and other alternate costume wouldn't look out of place on a fashion runway, but the only costume that stops enemies from dragging her away or attacking her is an unsexy suit of armor.
* Nuclear Winter and his army of ladies from ''FreedomForce''.
* Snake's Sneaking Suit in ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid'' is ostensibly designed to keep him warm in Alaska while allowing him full freedom of movement.
* According to the artbook for ''GearsOfWar 3'', Prescott's armor was designed to look like something a politician would wear on a tour of a war zone, compared to the more utilarian gear of his, um, Gears.

[[AC:WebComics]]
* Athleta & Ms. Terial's [[http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/The_KAMics/5115750/ winter outfits]] in ''[[{{The KAMics}} Fashionably Heroic]]''.

[[AC:WesternAnimation]]
* the page picture comes from ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsCloneWars''. Amidala's suit does seem like it could work on [[SingleBiomePlanet an ice planet]], but what makes it this trope is the short, but voluminous [[PrettyInMink fur-trimmed]] PimpedOutCape, with the two furry puff balls (an accessory that is strictly for fashion, not utility).
** It does get use as a decoy for droid fire though, [[ImpossiblyCoolClothes and doesn't even get singed]].
* ''WesternAnimation/TheBatman'' does this on occasion. In Mr. Freeze's debut episode, Batman breaks out a white and blue thermally protected suit.
* ''WesternAnimation/GoldieGoldAndActionJack'', Goldie's ermine trimmed parka for going out in the cold.
* In the ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'' episode "Snowblind", and others where it's cold, Raven wears a fur-trimmed cape and tights. See [[http://i48.tinypic.com/33cuckn.jpg here]], [[http://i48.tinypic.com/2l8zs7o.jpg here]], [[http://i46.tinypic.com/33wruvl.jpg here]], and [[http://i45.tinypic.com/5jv2gm.jpg here]].
** As said pictures demonstrate, Robin and Beast Boy also swap out for a more winterized version of their usual outfits, albeit more subtly. As for Cyborg, "stylish" depends on what you think of him looking like an angry Michelin Man.
** Notably, Starfire averts this with the justification that her kind is far more tolerant to extreme cold.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSecretSaturdays'' have matching arctic survival outfits. What really cements their spot in this trope, however, is that this includes one for their pet Komodo dragon. With a furry bobble on the tail.
* The fur-trimmed, but still pretty, outfits worn in the mountains in ''WesternAnimation/PrincessGwenevereAndTheJewelRiders''.
* In ''WesternAnimation/ConanTheAdventurer'', the entire cast got special outfits when they traveled north or into the mountains.
* ''WesternAnimation/ThePerilsOfPenelopePitstop'' gives the heroine this whenever she needs it.
* The team in ''WesternAnimation/JonnyQuestTheRealAdventures'' gets cool-looking stuff like swim gear and parkas. Notably, Jessie [[PinkMeansFeminine gets the pink colored outfits]].
* The Team's polar stealth outfits in ''WesternAnimation/YoungJustice''. While Robin, Artemis and [[spoiler: Zatanna]] are bundled up, the rest of the team just have recolored outfits.
* In ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'', Rarity often eschews drab camouflage for more [[ComicallyMissingThePoint scintillating colors]].
* ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooMysteryIncorporated'': In "The Midnight Zone", Mystery, Inc. don scuba gear that closely matches their usual outfits, even down to the neckwear with Velma's suit having a turtleneck and Fred's an ascot.
* In ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooAndTheSamuraiSword'', Mystery, Inc. don karate uniforms with trim that matches the colours of their usual outfits. Plus they have one that fits the dog.

[[AC:RealLife]]
* The US Army is trying for this with their new protective goggles, designed by Oakley, so soldiers will actually wear them, rather than leaving them on their helmets like they did with the (very ugly) previous models.
** Technically the ones strapped to the helmet are unwearable because they're strapped to the helmet. It warps the frames so they fit the helmet rather than the soldier's face.
** This is actually quite common in modern personal protective equipment. Safety lenses designed to look like fashionable sunglasses are just as easy to find in stores now as the garden-variety tinted ones are.
** Similarly, [[CoolShades Aviator Shades]] are so called because Ray-Ban designed them specifically with pilots in mind (the very large lenses are designed to block sunlight from all angles). Their popularity in the civilian world was partly driven by their use by American military pilots (and by General DouglasMacArthur). In fact, it can be said that this trope is a major reason that CoolShades is a trope to begin with.
* This trope is clearly kept in mind for how quite a bit of motorcycle rider gear is designed and marketed, as most people would rather buy ''cool'' protective gear than ''boring'' protective gear. Whether it's a badass leather jacket or a striking black-and-neon high-visibility jacket with abrasion-resistant armor inserts, they're always designed to be as awesome-looking as possible.
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