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Playing With: Lady Legionnaire Wear
Basic Trope: A tough girl wears a segmented skirt to make it clear she means business.
  • Straight: Action Girl Alice wears a segmented skirt made from strips of studded leather, while her slightly more girly friend Betty wears a Minidress of Power.
  • Exaggerated: Alice wears a full suit of armour with a metal segmented skirt, Betty wears an elaborate and impractical Pimped-Out Dress.
  • Downplayed: Alice wears a dress skirt with four slits in it to make it easier to move in, Betty wears flowing robes.
  • Justified: Alice's skirt is an extension of her armour; a semi rigid skirt is less restricting than a similarly re-enforced pair of breeches.
  • Inverted: Betty wears a segmented skirt as part of her dancer outfit, while the much more macho Alice wears a Mini Dress Of Power.
  • Subverted: Alice turns out to be the girly girl to Betty's tomboy.
  • Double Subverted: Those weren't their usual outfits; normally Betty wears the skirt.
  • Parodied: Alice wears a full Roman legionnaire uniform (with changes).
  • Zig Zagged: Alice and Betty avert Limited Wardrobe and wear different outfits, although Alice tends towards this trope most of the time.
  • Averted: Neither Betty nor Alice (or any other female character on the show) wears a skirt.
  • Enforced: The executives want to put all the female characters in skirts, so this trope's used to make Alice's outfit look less girly.
  • 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.

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