So if we do end up splitting the examples, with "Zettai Ryouiki" being the trope page for "stocking lengths as shorthand for specific personalities", would those examples be replicated in a page that doesn't include that specific aspect? And where would that leave Japanese examples like Faye Valentine from Cowboy Bebop, whose use of the trope has more to do with Stocking Filler
than the whole "budding sexuality" symbolism? And while we're on that, where would examples—mostly Western—where the look is associated with stuff like prostitution/sluttiness (see: Pretty Woman
) go *
? Or are we actually thinking of axing examples instead of splitting them?
Being in the west the concept is generally "those are clothes we put on our feet and legs" making it no more trope worthy than say a sweaters or T-shirts,[...]
I don't think this is true, actually—or else we wouldn't have gotten articles linking Emma Roberts' use of thigh-high stockings+short pants in specific connection with Julia Roberts' use of thigh-high boots+skirt in Pretty Woman
. It might be more common than it once was, but it's still something you very deliberately choose to wear, and doing so is still considered notable.