Lampshaded: "We already know you're the tough one Alice, there's no need to dress like a Roman to prove it!"
Invoked: Alice wears a segmented skirt to look more intimidating and more alluring at the same time (thus giving her two ways of influencing people).
Exploited: Carl the Bandit targets Alice when he ambushes her and Betty on the road, guessing that she's tougher and it's best to take her out of the fight early.
Defied: Alice and her friends grew up watching a show where the heroine dressed this way and just insisted on something else to avoid the jokes.
Discussed: "The lady with the skirt made of leather straps. She's the one we need to watch out for."
Conversed: "Have you noticed that the tough girls always wear armoured skirts?"
Implied: A suit of armour with this trope and a female body shape can be seen on a rack with other suits, but nobody is ever shown wearing it.
Deconstructed: The skirt is pretty much just a series of leather strips. Alice is chewed out by her mentor for sacrificing protection just to avoid looking too tomboyish.
Reconstructed: Alice gets another skirt which much more closely resembles armour and provides adequate protection without getting in the way of her She-Fu and starts wearing a pair of shorts under it for warmth and modesty.
Plotted A Good Waste: Alice walks past a portrait of a Roman Legionnaire she was said to be descended from while deciding on her battle outfit. The camera focuses on the skirt of his uniform for a moment...but she ends up just wearing combat trousers.
Played For Laughs: Alice's skirt is skimpy and part of a Chainmail Bikini. She has to keep grabbing the segments to avoid exposing herself.
Played For Drama: Alice's choice of outfit represents the fact that she wants to be respected as a warrior, but is also worried about being thought of as One of the Boys.