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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 and LatexSpaceSuit.

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

Contrast {{Stripperific}}, ExposedToTheElements, ChainmailBikini, PeltsOfTheBarbarian.


[[folder: Anime and Manga ]]

* ''Manga/CardCaptorSakura'' has Tomoyo design one for Sakura sometimes when she's capturing Clow Cards. When trying to catch the Lightning card, she designed a dress made mostly out of rubber material.
* ''Manga/DarkerThanBlack'': After some enemy agents seemingly kill AntiHero Hei with a few bullet rounds to the back of his BadassLongcoat, Hei's NonHumanSidekick [[TalkingAnimal Mao]] [[WeNeedADistraction pops up behind them]] to reveal that the coat isn't meant to be a fashion statement - it's bulletproof.

[[folder: Comic Books ]]
* 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.
* ''ComicBook/CaptainAmerica'' comics,
** Cap ''always'' wears a helmet when using his motorcycle; good thing it's a CoolHelmet that matches his costume.
** 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.

[[folder: 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.

[[folder: Film - Live Action ]]
* ''Film/BatmanForever'' features an experimental SONAR batsuit.
* In ''Film/KingsmanTheSecretService'', the Kingsmen's wickedly stylish suits are all bulletproof.
* The latest ''Film/StarTrek'' has the cold weather gear.
* Used as a joke in ''Film/{{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.
* ''Film/TheHungerGamesMockingjayPart1'': Katniss Everdeen's Mockingjay suit - designed by a professional stylist, no less.

[[folder: Literature ]]
* Ham from the ''Franchise/DocSavage'' novels was quite the fashion plate. Although never inappropriate for the environment he was going into, his adventuring gear was usually tailored.
* [[Literature/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.]]
* Similarly to the ''Dresden'' example above, ''[[Literature/PercyJacksonAndTheOlympians The Titan's Curse]]'' features an invulnerable shield made from the skin of the Nemean Lion-which just so happens to take the form of a camel-colored duster.

[[folder: Live Action Television ]]
* LampShaded in ''Series/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.
* In ''Series/TheNewAvengers'', Purdey had a gold silk karate gi, which really stood out compared to Gamnit's plain white one when they were sparring.
* The TV version of ''Series/WonderWoman'' could do an InstantCostumeChange with a spin, and could quickly swap it for a wetsuit version of roller skate version, complete with helmet.
%% * The nephilim in ''Series/{{Shadowhunters}}'' indulge in some rather eye-catching leather gear.

[[folder: 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).

[[folder: Tabletop Games ]]

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


[[folder: 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''.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheRealGhostbusters'' received ever-gaudier flightsuits and other costumes throughout their life on the shelves.

[[folder: Video Games ]]
* 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 ''VideoGame/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 ''VideoGame/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.
* Some of the armor options in ''VideoGame/MonsterHunter'' has appearance and style that plausibly matches its environmental protection. Lagombi armor, for example, it a rather ornate set of furs that cover from head to toe, and offers immunity to freezing environments.

[[folder: Web Comics ]]
* Athleta & Ms. Terial's [[http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/The_KAMics/5115750/ winter outfits]] in ''[[Webcomic/TheKamics Fashionably Heroic]]''.
* In ''Webcomic/{{Darken}}'', Duchess Jill d'Avron is only ever seen in SimpleYetOpulent dresses that follow this trope... [[http://darkencomic.com/?webcomic_post=20051128 somehow]]. She's also absolutely [[KickingAssInAllHerFinery deadly]] with her {{Combat Hand Fan}}s.

[[folder: Western Animation ]]
* 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.

[[folder: Real Life ]]
* 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 UsefulNotes/DouglasMacArthur). In fact, it can be said that this trope is a major reason that CoolShades is a trope to begin with.
* Similarly to the shades, combat boots, both with and without steel/composite toes, can be found in rather stylish designs, marketed by companies such as Nike and Converse in addition to more traditional companies like Bates. Sometimes half the fun of being in uniform is seeing [[CustomUniform just how stylishly you can distinguish yourself while remaining within regulations.]]
* 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.
* Tilley Endurables, a Canadian company already famous for its tough broad brim warm weather hats, also defies the Canadian stereotypical tuques by making winter hats as well that look nothing less than thick insulated fedoras with a stylish brim and folding ear and forehead flaps for windchill.