"Her dress, it's just like my insurance plan: hardly covers anything."
The next day Tiana went to work wearing a revealing outfit that could qualify for being She Cleans Up Nicely and Stripperiffic if this story were ever mentioned on TV Tropes.
— Princess And The Frog 2: Air Quality Alert by Stupid Sequel
Kid Devil: He has a point. A belly shirt is hardly a uniform.
Brenda: Seriously? She wears— Who fights in a belly shirt?
Kid Devil: My point exactly! And those skirts are ridiculous combat gear.
"And before anyone cries out that these kind of outfits, "distract the enemy," allow me to point out the fact that any villain worth his money isn't going to give a rat's ass if they're in body armor, much less these outfits — they're going to be running like hell and shooting back at whoever's pursuing them because they don't want to get CAUGHT. They'll shoot at a superhero whether she's starkers or fully-covered because they know what'll happen if they don't."
— Linkara, Sultry Teenage Super Foxes review
Motoko: Why is it that women who fight in sci-fi and fantasy stories are always half-clothed?
Sci-Fi Club President: W-well, you see Gettou-kun....Those stories don't happen in the same world we live in. In those worlds, the average temperatures are a lot higher. That's why they're always half-clothed (or naked).
Motoko: Ah, so that's it.
"And her special ability is somehow not dying while only wearing half the armour of the other guys."
— Unskippable, on Huxley
"It may not look it, but this is actually our battle uniform. It affords little protection, but it does provide mobility — and it's fashionable!"
— A female guard, Final Fantasy IV
"Lesson One: Don't mistake concealment for cover."
— Andrea Dalton, Code Geass Lelouch of Brittania
Durkon: Tha's na leather armor! Leather armor be stiff an' boiled ta deflect blows.
Salesman: Of course, men's leather armor. Women's leather armor pretty much amounts to any attractive outfit that has one or more leather items in it. I once sold a winsome young lass a leather headband that was more effective than plate.
"It’s becoming really depressing that things actual strippers wear would be more functional that what comic book protagonists have on their bodies."
— Aaron Diaz, in a blog post about superhero redesigns
"And you have to wear these dreary uniforms. I mean who could look good in this?"
—Guest Star Rachel Welsh explaining the downside of being a silver metal cat suited space commander to Mindy on Mork and Mindy
Kokonoe: "No advice for you until you explain yourself... or rather, your shelf..."
Makoto: "You want me to explain furniture?"
Kokonoe: "No, you twit! I'm talking about your ta-tas! Headlights! Sweater puppies! Your BOOBS!" *bounces around from A-Cup Angst* "Who goes out dressed like that?! How do you live, knowing you're one strong breeze or sudden cough away from a massive wardrobe malfunction?! Between Litchi's cleavage and your underboob action, we're looking like a damn H-game up in here!"
— Makoto's Help Me!! Professor Kokonoe!! segment, BlazBlue: Continuum Shift Extend
"Women make better warriors than men!" declared B'Lar Nah. "You pathetic males can only do battle in camouflage uniforms or powered exoskeletons, while we women always fight in tight, skimpy outfits! note An exposed bosom is a sign of courage amongst the K'mon!" she cried, brandishing her impressive weapons. "Many times I have fought alone to defend my honor against entire armies of hungry males — and that was before I'd even met the enemy!"
— Plan 7 of 9 from Outer Space by Odon
Bysshe wears women's clothing but reluctantly and only for this shot, and the curl of her lip betrays disdain of the bizarre, flare-waisted swimming costume that so titillates the crowds. Later, she would write of the severe wind-burns she suffered in cannon-flight due to the totally inadequate protection of that flutter of black silk.
— The Radiant Car Thy Sparrows Drew by Catherynne M. Valente
Castle: Alexis? What...are you...doing here...dressed like that?
Alexis: We're Havakura...it's a tribe of female assassins who—
Castle: —don't wear clothes??
— Castle, "The Final Frontier"
"Exposed flesh is strictly for non-lethal situations. I have worn chainmail underwear and nothing else but boots, but only in the bedroom. What can I say? Some people have funny ideas about armor."
— Babylon Steel, Dangerous Gifts
Igno: Oh, what's [Kill la Kill] about?
Kohaku: Um...girl steps up to take down crazy fascist empire. >.>
Lust: That's what that show was about? I thought it was about a skimpy costume.
Kohaku: It's about both, shaddup. >_<
"Are you sure this is clothing?"
—Agnès, Bravely Default