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* ''Anime/DragonBallZ'' has the combat armor worn by Vegeta as well as many other make characters in Freeza's employ. It is a skintight bodysuit to show muscles with shoulder and breastplates over top, but the actual armor pieces get continually smaller until they're done away with completely in the Buu arc. Somewhat justified as it's designed to accommodate several different species, some of whom can transform.
** It’s a double standard as when the combat armor is worn by female characters e.g [[Anime/BardockTheFatherOfGoku Fasha]], [[Anime/DragonBallSuperBroly Gine and Sheelai]] the chest plate becomes more literal curving outwards and the bodysuits hugs the figure even more. Justified in Fasha’s case though, she had a LeotardOfPower.
* In ''Manga/{{Berserk}}'' Casca’s battle gear hugs her body (especially her lower body) very tightly, which makes it confusing when Casca is mistaken for SweetPollyOliver since her figure is clearly feminine. Later on Casca just wears a brown robe, yet it still clings around her breasts and rear.

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* ''Anime/DragonBallZ'' has the combat armor worn by Vegeta as well as many other make characters in Freeza's Frieza's employ. It is a skintight bodysuit to show muscles with shoulder and breastplates over top, but the actual armor pieces get continually smaller until they're done away with completely in the Buu arc. Somewhat justified as it's designed to accommodate several different species, some of whom can transform.
** It’s a double standard as when the combat armor is worn by female characters e.g [[Anime/BardockTheFatherOfGoku Fasha]], [[Anime/DragonBallSuperBroly Gine and Sheelai]] Cheelai]] the chest plate becomes more literal curving outwards and the bodysuits hugs the figure even more. Justified in Fasha’s case though, she had a LeotardOfPower.
* In ''Manga/{{Berserk}}'' Casca’s battle gear hugs her body (especially her lower body) very tightly, which makes it confusing when Casca is mistaken for SweetPollyOliver since her figure is clearly feminine. Later on [[spoiler: After losing her sanity due to a [[RapeAsDrama traumatic event]] [[GoMadForTheRevolution in the Eclipse]]]], Casca just wears a brown robe, yet it still clings around her breasts and rear.


Another reason, particularly where superhero comics are concerned, is that artists are trained to draw human figures. It is faster and easier to add colors that imply spandex clothing than to actually draw the folds and wrinkles that come with wearing realistic clothing. In other words, most of the time (and this goes for male characters as well as female), what you're seeing are nudes with strategic coloring.

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Another reason, particularly where superhero comics are concerned, is that artists are trained to draw (naked) human figures. It is faster and easier to add colors that imply spandex clothing than to actually draw the folds and wrinkles that come with wearing realistic clothing. In other words, most of the time (and this goes for male characters as well as female), what you're seeing are nudes with strategic coloring.





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* Almost every character in ''WebAnimation/MattNDusty'' is victim of this. Then again, it's part of the art style so it's forgivable.
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* Shield’s breasts in ''Webcomic/{{Unit-M}}'' cause this to happen [[http://unitmcomics.thecomicseries.com/comics/4 in]] [[http://unitmcomics.thecomicseries.com/comics/27 any]] [[http://unitmcomics.thecomicseries.com/comics/30/ outfit]]. Her preferred [[http://unitmcomics.thecomicseries.com/comics/43/ catsuit]] sports some pretty extreme boob socks.

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* Shield’s breasts in ''Webcomic/{{Unit-M}}'' ''Webcomic/UnitM'' cause this to happen [[http://unitmcomics.thecomicseries.com/comics/4 in]] [[http://unitmcomics.thecomicseries.com/comics/27 any]] [[http://unitmcomics.thecomicseries.com/comics/30/ outfit]]. Her preferred [[http://unitmcomics.thecomicseries.com/comics/43/ catsuit]] sports some pretty extreme boob socks.



* Almost every character in ''WebAnimation/{{Matt n Dusty}}'' is victim of this. Then again, it's part of the art style so it's forgivable.

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* Shield’s breasts in ''Webcomic/{{Unit-M}}'' cause this to happen [[http://unitmcomics.thecomicseries.com/comics/4 in]] [[http://unitmcomics.thecomicseries.com/comics/27 any]] [[http://unitmcomics.thecomicseries.com/comics/30/ outfit]]. Her preferred [[http://unitmcomics.thecomicseries.com/comics/43/ catsuit]] sports some pretty extreme boob socks.


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* ''Anime/DragonBallZ'' has the combat armor worn by Vegeta as well as several other characters in Freeza's employ. It is a skintight bodysuit with shoulder and breastplates over top, but the actual armor pieces get continually smaller until they're done away with completely in the Buu arc. Somewhat justified as it's designed to accommodate several different species, some of whom can transform.

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* ''Anime/DragonBallZ'' has the combat armor worn by Vegeta as well as several many other make characters in Freeza's employ. It is a skintight bodysuit to show muscles with shoulder and breastplates over top, but the actual armor pieces get continually smaller until they're done away with completely in the Buu arc. Somewhat justified as it's designed to accommodate several different species, some of whom can transform.transform.
** It’s a double standard as when the combat armor is worn by female characters e.g [[Anime/BardockTheFatherOfGoku Fasha]], [[Anime/DragonBallSuperBroly Gine and Sheelai]] the chest plate becomes more literal curving outwards and the bodysuits hugs the figure even more. Justified in Fasha’s case though, she had a LeotardOfPower.
* In ''Manga/{{Berserk}}'' Casca’s battle gear hugs her body (especially her lower body) very tightly, which makes it confusing when Casca is mistaken for SweetPollyOliver since her figure is clearly feminine. Later on Casca just wears a brown robe, yet it still clings around her breasts and rear.
** On the flip side Guts’s basic garments have trouble hiding his HeroicBuild.


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* In ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' Tsunade’s main outfit is designed to show off her figure and AbsoluteCleavage, though even then normal clothes can’t [[https://vignette.wikia.nocookie.net/narutopediasr/images/a/a0/Latest-1420453206.png/revision/latest?cb=20150105102007 hide]] her curves either, it takes full battle armor to do that. Averted with Hinata in Shippūden she just manages to be HiddenBuxom with her bulky jacket.
** Also Sakura and Ino’s clothing in Shippūden doesn’t show too much skin but it hugs their bodies tightly.


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* In ''Manga/OnePiece'' normal clothing worn by attractive female character tends to cling as not to hide their curvaceous bodies. It takes full robes to hide them e.g Nami Vivi in Alabasta. Interestingly this trope only came into fruition during the ArtShift as Nami’s original clothes [[https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn%3AANd9GcTotwn0dE441NngBFvVpks7NtkBq6u9r5NMzh28q__eMcnZXO7k wasn’t titillating]] in the slightest, but cue the same outfit [[https://desu-usergeneratedcontent.xyz/a/image/1449/80/1449809722753.png drawn years later]]... it’s almost painted on.
** Averted with most male characters in One Piece as bulky clothing will often [[ClarkKentOutfit hide]] their muscular physiques.


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* Damn near the [[LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters whole cast]] in ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure'', their [[https://www.themebeta.com/media/cache/728/files/chrome/images/201706/11/833f0a9e3cd7409471a0a242ee84a0ab.jpeg stylish clothes can’t conceal fabulous bodies]].


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** A certain abridged series suggested Seras doesn’t actually wear a bra.


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* The S.H.I.E.L.D jumpsuits in the [[Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse MCU]] have this effect on female characters see [[https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn%3AANd9GcRzhxWUNLerzL0eNo7UZk-qjOXxAgVp8r9LIsALJz6yQl8CTc8n Black Widow]] or [[https://i.pinimg.com/736x/c9/94/b3/c994b35200b14db8dfb1809debc3ad2e--maria-hill-naim.jpg Agent Hill]].
** On the flip side beefcakes such as [[https://cdn.flickeringmyth.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/thor-and-loki-ragnarok-600x300.jpg Thor]] and [[http://media.liveauctiongroup.net/i/23024/21760282_4.jpg?v=8D23499AB524F00 Captain America]] have trouble concealing their muscles outside their superhero gear. Only the smaller Peter Parker averts this trope succeeding in a ClarkKentOutfit.


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* Crops up in ''Franchise/ResidentEvil'' frequently even when the female character’s clothing is practical for the environment, the gear still hugs their bodies to extent where their curves are visible. [[https://vignette.wikia.nocookie.net/neoencyclopedia/images/5/54/Jill_Valentine.png/revision/latest?cb=20140530025958 Jill]] and [[https://gamefragger.com/images/pictures/3476L.jpg Sheva]] in particular get PaintedOnPants in [[VideoGame/ResidentEvil5 RE5]].
** Averted with Claire and Ada in the [[VideoGame/ResidentEvil2 RE2 Remake]] as their initially bulky clothing [[HiddenBuxom hides]] their assets well enough... until ClothingDamage and [[TheCoatsAreOff clothing removal]] reveals their figures.
** Gender reversal, Chris and Wesker’s musculature in [=RE5=] cannot be hidden by their tops.

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* ''Manga/ShokugekiNoSoma'', being an {{ecchi}} series, makes nearly all the outfits of female characters (especially the bustier ones) unrealistically form-fitting. A notorious example is the chef jacket which still somehow shows off the female students/chefs' bust shape perfectly.


* The ''Film/{{Batman}}'' films did this, leading to the [[ExaggeratedTrope most extreme form yet of this trope]]: the bat-nipples in ''Film/BatmanForever'' and ''Film/BatmanAndRobin''.

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* The ''Film/{{Batman}}'' 90s ''Franchise/{{Batman}}'' films did this, leading to the [[ExaggeratedTrope most extreme form yet of this trope]]: the bat-nipples in ''Film/BatmanForever'' and ''Film/BatmanAndRobin''.

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* In ''VisualNovel/DokiDokiLiteratureClub'', the school uniform blazers are distinctly clingy around the girls' chests, as if designed to show off their cup sizes. This may contribute to Yuri and Natsuki's respective issues on the subject.


* The ''Franchise/MetalGear'' series follows this trope with main characters' spy suits.

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* The ''Franchise/MetalGear'' ''VideoGame/MetalGear'' series follows this trope with main characters' spy suits.


* ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'': Korra seems to wear a reasonable outfit for a waterbender, although it is apparently custom fitted and the shirt appears just about skin tight. It doesn't only conform to the shape of her breasts like a female superhero outfit. From the back, even her ''scapulae'' are visible.
* Somehow, Shiro of ''WesternAnimation/VoltronLegendaryDefender'' has managed to find a set of plainclothes more form-fitting, than the LatexSpaceSuit that is his Paladin uniform.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'': Korra seems to wear a reasonable outfit for a waterbender, although it is apparently custom fitted and the shirt appears just about skin tight. It doesn't only conform conforms to the shape of her breasts like a female superhero outfit. From the back, outfit, and even shows her ''scapulae'' are visible.
shoulder blades from the back.
* Somehow, Shiro of ''WesternAnimation/VoltronLegendaryDefender'' has managed to find a set of plainclothes more form-fitting, form-fitting than the LatexSpaceSuit that is his Paladin uniform.


* Incredibly form-fitting clothes crop-up from time to time in ''Manga/OnePunchMan'', and are available for both men and women. Tatsumaki and Fubuki's black dresses are so tight they underline every details of their [[MsFanservice bodys]] to the point they conform to their navels. [[JapaneseDelinquant Metal Bat]], [[OldMaster Bang]] and Garou wear turtleneck sweaters that show perfectly [[MrFanservice their well-defined muscles]]. Garou put it even further when covered neck-to-toe only in some black bandage thing that remain perfectly skintight even after it get [[ClothingDamage increasingly torn]] in successive battles.

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* Incredibly form-fitting clothes crop-up from time to time in ''Manga/OnePunchMan'', and are available for both men and women. Tatsumaki and Fubuki's black dresses are so tight they underline every details of their [[MsFanservice bodys]] to the point they conform to their navels. [[JapaneseDelinquant [[JapaneseDelinquents Metal Bat]], [[OldMaster Bang]] and Garou wear turtleneck sweaters that show perfectly [[MrFanservice their well-defined muscles]]. Garou put it even further when covered neck-to-toe only in some black bandage thing that remain perfectly skintight even after it get [[ClothingDamage increasingly torn]] in successive battles.


* Incredibly form-fitting clothes crop-up from time to time in ''Manga/OnePunchMan'', and are available for both men and women. Tatsumaki and Fubuki's black dresses are so tight they underline every details of their [[MsFanservice bodys]] to the point they conform to their navels. [[JapaneseDeliquant Metal Bat]], [[OldMaster Bang]] and Garou wear turtleneck sweaters that show perfectly [(MrFanservice their well-defined muscles]]. Garou put it even further when covered neck-to-toe only in some black bandage thing that remain perfectly skintight even after it get [[ClothingDamage increasingly torn]] in successive battles.

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* Incredibly form-fitting clothes crop-up from time to time in ''Manga/OnePunchMan'', and are available for both men and women. Tatsumaki and Fubuki's black dresses are so tight they underline every details of their [[MsFanservice bodys]] to the point they conform to their navels. [[JapaneseDeliquant [[JapaneseDelinquant Metal Bat]], [[OldMaster Bang]] and Garou wear turtleneck sweaters that show perfectly [(MrFanservice [[MrFanservice their well-defined muscles]]. Garou put it even further when covered neck-to-toe only in some black bandage thing that remain perfectly skintight even after it get [[ClothingDamage increasingly torn]] in successive battles.

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* Incredibly form-fitting clothes crop-up from time to time in ''Manga/OnePunchMan'', and are available for both men and women. Tatsumaki and Fubuki's black dresses are so tight they underline every details of their [[MsFanservice bodys]] to the point they conform to their navels. [[JapaneseDeliquant Metal Bat]], [[OldMaster Bang]] and Garou wear turtleneck sweaters that show perfectly [(MrFanservice their well-defined muscles]]. Garou put it even further when covered neck-to-toe only in some black bandage thing that remain perfectly skintight even after it get [[ClothingDamage increasingly torn]] in successive battles.

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* ''ComicBook/{{Thunderstrike}}'': Marcy wears a fancy red dress for the opening of her health salon, which clung to her figure. This had the benefit of showing off her figure, hinting that one could look that good joining her salon.

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