'''Basic Trope''': Showing your bare belly for {{Fanservice}}.
* '''Straight''': Alice wears a midriff-bearing outfit.
* '''Exaggerated''':
** All of Alice's clothing-or even all women's clothing everywhere in the setting-is designed with midriff-baring in mind.
** The open segment of the costume [[{{Underboobs}} starts JUST under the nipple]], and ends JUST above the vagina.
* '''Downplayed''': Alice wears an outfit that reveals her belly button, but not much more.
* '''Justified''':
** Alice is at the [[BeachEpisode beach in a bikini]], or Alice [[OurMermaidsAreDifferent is a mermaid]] who wears a SeashellBra.
** Alice lives in a nudist colony and is showing a lot more than just her midriff.
** Alice's clothes have all been stolen, except for midriff-baring ones.
** Alice lives in a hot climate and needs to keep cool.
* '''Inverted''':
** Alice wears a skimpy outfit that exposes everything except for her midriff.
** Alice wears an outfit that exposes her chest, not her midriff.
* '''Subverted''': Alice's shirt looks like it bares her midriff at first, but closer examination reveals that part of the shirt as skin-colored...
* '''Double Subverted''': ...until that part gets ripped off due to ClothingDamage or RipTailoring.
* '''Parodied''': MsFanservice Alice wears a sexy midriff-bearing outfit, as do WalkingShirtlessScene Bob and, [[FanDisservice unfortunately]], FatBastard Fred.
* '''Zig Zagged''': Alice starts wearing a midriff-baring outfit (Straight). However, it's because there's a heat wave going on in her city (Justified). In the middle of the heat wave, Alice switches to a skimpy outfit that reveals everything above her groin ''except'' her midriff (Inverted). After the heat wave, Alice simply decides to ditch the outfit (Averted).
* '''Averted''': Alice simply doesn't expose her midriff.
* '''Enforced''': School or military etc uniforms show her midriff.
* '''Lampshaded''': Bob calls attention to Alice's bare belly.
* '''Invoked''':
** Alice gets a new navel piercing and specifically wears a midriff-bearing outfit to show it off.
** Alice has feelings for Bob/is attracted to Bob and knows he likes bare midriffs, so she deliberately wears a midriff-bearing outfit to get his attention/seduce him.
* '''Exploited''': Bob sets up a midriff party in order to find his escaped clone.
* '''Defied''':
** Alice intentionally picks an outfit that won't expose her midriff, for that very reason.
** See most schools in RealLife.
* '''Discussed''': Alice and her friends discuss how midriff-bearing outfits are gaining popularity.
* '''Conversed''': "This show is filled with fanservice. Is there any other reason why Alice wears a costume showing her midriff?"
* '''Implied''': Bob complains about Alice's costume, bringing attention to [[NoodleIncident "The one you wore last week."]] When Alice asks what was wrong with the outfit since she was "covered on top and bottom", Bob replies, "But there was no middle."
* '''Deconstructed''':
** Alice comes from a very conservative family that punishes her when they learn that she wears a midriff-baring outfit.
** Alice's midriff-baring outfit attracts the attention of some boys at her school.
** A bad guy stabs Alice in her exposed midriff.
* '''Reconstructed''':
** Alice's family realize they were being strict on her, so they let her keep wearing them, provided she doesn't do it too much.
** Since Alice is the ActionGirl, she quickly teaches the boys a lesson about manners when they make sexual comments about her outfit.
** After recovering, Alice starts wearing more practical armor and relegates midriff-baring outfits to her casual dress.
* '''Played For Laughs''': Alice is an InnocentFanserviceGirl from another country/planet/dimension/whatever that wears a sexy midriff-baring costume and doesn't understand why she gets all the attention she gets from men.
* '''Played For Drama''': Alice is captured by the BigBad, and he [[GoGoEnslavement forces her to wear a sexy midriff-revealing outfit.]]
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