'''Basic Trope''': A girl's miniskirt always covers everything, no matter what she's doing.
* '''Straight''': ActionGirl Alice fights wearing a MiniDressOfPower, yet has few, if any, {{Panty Shot}}s.
* '''Exaggerated''':
** Alice's skirt completely covers her panties at all times, even when she's viewed from directly beneath.
** Every female hero wearing a DangerouslyShortSkirt has the [[MagicSkirt spell]].
* '''Downplayed''': In the one scene when Alice wears a short skirt, it stays in place despite a strong wind.
* '''Justified''':
** Alice's skirt is very tight, so it doesn't move much.
** Alice can control [[BlowYouAway the wind]] and/or [[GravityMaster gravity]] well enough that keeping her skirt in place is no problem.
** Alice's MiniDressOfPower is specially designed to be "intelligent"- the fibres automatically stiffen so as not to fall about her and reveal something whilst still loosening at the right time to let her move freely.
* '''Inverted''': Alice's skirt shows her underwear all the time, even when a normal skirt would fall down to hide them.
* '''Subverted''': After staying in place for the entire series, Alice's skirt finally flies up during her big climactic fight in the final episode.
* '''Double Subverted''':
** ...and reveals that Alice has [[ModestyShorts been wearing shorts under her skirt]] the whole time.
** Then, there comes a CensorShadow and her skirt goes back to "MagicSkirt" mode.
* '''Parodied''':
** Alice is keeping her skirt up... with [[DuctTapeForEverything duct tape]]!
** Even though she's been fighting crime in a miniskirt for years, nobody has ever found out that Alice [[GoingCommando never wears underwear]].
** The skirt can be visibly seen moving, by itself, in perfect synchronization with the camera.
** Alice as she performs jumps and flips in a TV studio, where cameras are everywhere--and in response, Alice's skirt suddenly morphs into a pair of shorts.
* '''Zig Zagged''': Alice manages to fight without flashing anyone, but her skirt flies up whenever a gust of wind blows.
* '''Averted''': Alice's skirt moves realistically, underwear shots and all.
* '''Enforced''':
** Alice has been [[LimitedWardrobe wearing the same tiny miniskirt]] for [[LongRunner all seven seasons]], and the resulting {{Panty Shot}}s were never a problem before. But this season, the show is in a pre-{{Watershed}} time slot, and the MoralGuardians say that means flashing panties is now a no-no.
** The localization team is adapting a well-known {{Eroge}} and needs to reduce the frequency of {{Panty Shot}}s to reach a wider audience. However, [[MsFanservice Alice's]] [[{{Stripperiffic}} revealing]] [[MinidressOfPower costume]] is an iconic part of the game and a major plot point, and changing it may [[TheyChangedItNowItSucks invoke a negative reaction]] from some of the fans. Instead, the animators edit the offending frames just enough to make sure that she's always covered.
** Trying to maintain interest in a show already crowded with MsFanservice characters giving frequent gratuitous {{Panty Shot}}s, the writers introduce Alice, who wears a miniskirt that's even shorter than anyone else's yet somehow never quite reveals anything, then drop subtle hints indicating that she [[VaporWear never wears any panties]]. Once the fanbase catches on, [[TheissTitillationTheory suspense and speculation]] push the ratings higher than ever.
* '''Lampshaded''': After witnessing Alice in action, Bob marvels at the skill it must take to fight in a tiny skirt and still keep everything covered. She responds that the skirt simply does that on its own, as if there's some mysterious invisible force working to protect her modesty.
* '''Invoked''':
** Alice's teammates complain about getting constantly flashed during every fight and demand that she do something about it. The next day, they're pleasantly surprised to see that Alice's skirt now inexplicably stays in place and keeps her covered at all times. When asked how she accomplished it, Alice cheerfully reports that she decided to simply [[VaporWear go without underwear]] and let [[BreakingTheFourthWall the censors]] take care of protecting her modesty, since now there's no way they can afford not to.
** Alternatively, Alice's skirt has literal magical powers to avoid a PantyShot.
* '''Exploited''': Alice writes the MacGuffin's secret activation code on her underwear, knowing that's the one place that no one will ever see it.
* '''Defied''': Resentful of getting constantly upstaged by Alice and annoyed at her inexplicable ability to keep her underwear hidden at all times, [[TheRival Brenda]] decides to get revenge by hiding a large fan under the podium before Alice's big speech. When she turns it on, Alice's skirt and [[MarilynManeuver goes flying]] and finally shows everybody her [[GoofyPrintUnderwear cute little pink polka-dot panties]].
* '''Discussed''': After being [[InvokedTrope forced by her sponsors]] to wear a [[{{Stripperiffic}} highly impractical]] [[DangerouslyShortSkirt miniskirt]] and [[BareYourMidriff crop top]] in the fighting tournament, Alice complains that now [[BestKnownForTheFanservice people only think of her as "that girl who flashes her panties in every round"]]. Bob points out that [[ThisIsReality if they were on TV]] she might not have to worry about that sort of thing.
* '''Conversed''': While watching the [[SoBadItsGood hilariously]] [[VideoGameMoviesSuck awful]] live-action adaptation of Bob's [[PantyFighter favorite fighting game]] ''[[BilingualBonus Shin pyon-pyon IV]]'', Alice points out to him that it must have taken plenty of editing to keep all the actresses from constantly flashing their panties.
* '''Deconstructed''': Determined to compete in the [[InevitableTournament fighting tournament]] but [[ContractualPurity not allowed to risk damaging her wholesome public persona]] or change her [[DangerouslyShortSkirt highly impractical costume]], Alice is forced to [[TruthInTelevision sew heavy weights into the hem of her skirt]] in order to enter.
* '''Reconstructed''': In the final match, Alice's opponent uses a [[SecretArt secret]] [[SupernaturalMartialArts technique]] that [[GravityMaster magnifies the gravity in the arena]], leaving her unable to fight back. But just when everything looks hopeless, the hem of Alice's skirt [[ClothingDamage rips open]] and all the weights fall out, allowing her to make a comeback. Even though she never bothers to replace her hemweights before the next arc, her skirt continues to behave itself and the issue never comes up again.
* '''[[Administrivia/TropesAreFlexible Other Variations]]''':
** Alice's sidekick Betty, [[Anime/{{Cowboy Bebop}} has a shirt which doesn't go past her navel when upside down]].
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