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"You know what's holdin' that dress up, doncha? A city ordinance!"
Red Skelton

There are low-cut outfits... and then there is Absolute Cleavage. This is when a dress or top is specifically cut to show the entirety of the wearer's cleavage and the top half of her stomach...or the bottom half, if they really want to court tabloid immortality.

A Spy Catsuit is frequently one zipper away from this trope. Slightly justified in that, if you're dumb enough to wear a tight-fitting catsuit on a spy mission, unzipping the front will give you a lot more mobility in the arms and shoulders.

There may be a visible bra underneath, and sometimes there is an invisible one,note  but generally there isn't. In any kind of real-world or live-action context, the latter case generally requires some form of adhesive to avoid a Wardrobe Malfunction.


Absolute Cleavage can also be the unintentional result of a Wardrobe Malfunction. This can be Played for Laughs or for Fanservice or both, and is quite common in Real Life as well (where it is much appreciated by Paparazzi).

Compare Sideboob, Underboobs, Impossibly-Low Neckline, Cleavage Window. Its Spear Counterpart can usually be found on the Walking Shirtless Scene. Any woman who ends up in an outfit like this is probably Ms. Fanservice.



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    Anime & Manga 
  • In Ah! My Goddess, one of Urd's signature dresses features this, her being the seductress of The Three Faces of Eve. She apparently got her dress sense from her mother, demon queen Hild.
  • In Beelzebub, Yolda the demon manages this with a corset, as one of the things that distinguishes her from Hilda. Which Hilda uses to her advantage when she pretends to be Yolda.
  • Cecile of Code Geass dresses up rather provocatively in one episode during a formal meeting. In the next episode, Milly dresses up like this during the pre-wedding ceremony between Prince Odysseus and Tianzi.
  • Rosemon X-Antibody from Digimon, with the only thing covering her upper body being a tiny red vest.
  • Fairy Tail:
    • Angel and Ultear like this. It's more notable with Ultear because up until she donned it she'd been wearing a gorgeous, tame kimono.
  • Inori Yuzuriha from Guilty Crown has a few outfits that provide this. Most notably: the skin-tight, red outfit she wears in the beginning, the black outfit of feathers in her Egoist music video in Episode 1, and the skin-tight white suit.
  • JoJo's Bizarre Adventure has some male examples.
    • Kakyoin in Part 3 is seen wearing pajamas in some scenes, and they expose a good portion of his chest.
    • Giorno and Bruno in Part 5 take it to boob-windows territory.
  • Macross Frontier: A male example: Brera Sterne, whose outfit has a gaping hole from the collarbone to as low beneath the abdomen as one could possibly get without something popping out.
  • Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha: Presea Testarossa's outfit, after she went completely crazy and evil, is a black cape over a body-length black dress that displays both her cleavage and navel.
  • Mahou Sensei Negima! has Princess Theodora, who somehow manages to have both this and Underboobs on the same outfit.
  • Maken-ki!: Applies to both Minori's and Aki's oufits. Minori's breast are so big that she can only pull the zipper of her sweatshirt halfway up, and the neckline of Aki's blouse is almost as low because of the gargantuan size of HER breasts.
  • Heaven's Lost Property : Ikaros's default angeloid uniform has this, along with Astraea and Hiyori Kazane and most of the second generation angeloids.
  • My Hero Academia: Yaoyorozu's hero outfit has a plunging neckline that nearly reaches her waist. In this case it's justified because her power is to generate objects from her skin, and so designed her outfit to reveal as much skin as possible without being completely indecent.
  • In NEEDLESS, Riru has absolute cleavage so absolute that there is barely anything covering her boobs at all.
  • One Piece:
    • Amazon Lily boasts a large number of these, more prominently Boa Hancock. Nico Robin also fits the bill in certain outfits.
    • In Chapter 664, during his "Freaky Friday" Flip with Tashigi, Vice Admiral Smoker retains his habit of wearing his shirts open, much to Tashigi's annoyance. It has to be seen to be believed.
  • Princess Kraehe of Princess Tutu has a dance outfit that really takes this to its logical extreme. Her bodice is entirely backless and sideless, with two narrow straps of black fabric rising from the waistline to cover her boobs. Now quick, without knowing another thing about her or her design, would you suppose she was a villain?
  • Risty from Queen's Blade gains this after doing an Evil Makeover to the point where the only thing holding it on has to be magic.
  • Ranma ½: In "Nihao My Concubine", the girls get kidnapped and taken to the island of Togenkyo. But as Nabiki and Ukyo explain, instead of being treated as hostages, the guards treated them like royalty and even let them choose their own gowns. Nabiki and Ukyo's parted down the middle and had split-seams showing plenty of leg.
  • Pretty much all of the female characters in Rio -Rainbow Gate!- are guilty of wearing skimpy outfits. However, it is the main villain, Cartia, that walks around with not only the biggest breasts, but a dress that showcases most of her cleavage.
  • Kyo Komachi of Tenchi Muyo! GXP wears a lavish pirate coat as a top with only a belt to keep it closed.
  • Merlin from The Seven Deadly Sins wears a long coat that is completely open and only covers a portion of her topless breasts.
  • Kureha from Tokkô. Her standard outfit is an unzipped leather jacket with no shirt or bra underneath. Also counts as the top version of a Magic Skirt, since any forward movement should by rights blow it open.
  • The School Nurse Mikado in To Love-Ru often wears a pink top that slightly shows the top of her breasts.
  • Trinity Blood: Sister Monica Argento. Apparently in the post-apocalyptic vampire world, the dress code for nuns has loosened somewhat.
  • In Urusei Yatsura, Oyuki usually sports a white Kimono, but for informal events she'll often take it off revealing an orange Absolute Cleavage swimsuit-type outfit.
  • Sprocket from the Viewtiful Joe anime kept featuring this, despite how often she'd try to zip her suit up.
  • Mai from the manga version of Yu-Gi-Oh! wears a corset top with a gap in the front held together by laces. In the anime it's less revealing, though.

  • Catwoman frequently wears these sort of outfits. During her time as the "Kingpin of Gotham" she seemed to wear them almost exclusively.
  • Starfire. Most versions of her costume are sling swimsuits with boots.
  • Jennifer Morgan's sorceress outfit from The Warlord has a neckline that plunges to her navel, and a skirt that is slit to her hip.
  • Plastic Man, Vibe, and the more Totally Radical versions of Nightwing's costume, are among the few male examples.
  • Vixen from the Justice League. Vixen’s costume has changed with the times but her most famous outfit is a yellow/orange body suit with a long cleavage.
  • Sydney of Danger Girl always has her cleavage unzipped.
  • Marvel Universe:
    • Black Cat. After years of poorly defined powers she, like most comic book Heroines/Villainesses, acquired the Most Common Super Power. Naturally, this renders her Cat-Suit unzippable above the navel (that is, when she's drawn by Terry Dodson). When Tommy Ohtsuka drew her in the Marvel Mangaverse, the zipper (if there even was one) rests eight centimeters below the belly button.
    • The costume worn by Dagger in the team of Cloak & Dagger has Absolute Cleavage in the shape of a dagger.
    • Aleta from the Guardians of the Galaxy wore a similar outfit throughout most of the run of the series.
    • When Emma Frost first joined the X-Men, her costume was an unholy mix of Absolute Cleavage and Impossibly-Low Neckline, due to being a few strategically-placed scraps of clothing that formed a reverse "X" with her exposed skin.
  • The attire of Bêlit, the she-pirate that accompanies Conan in several stories from Marvel's Conan the Barbarian.
  • When she still had Red She-Hulk power, Betty Ross wore black leather suit that exposes her cleavage.
  • The Golden Age — later revived by Eclipse Comics — series Airboy included former villainess Valkyrie.
  • Lampshaded in The Boys. After discovering that Justice League of America analogues the Seven are super-pricks, their newest member Starlight is told that their corporate sponsors are redesigning her much-less-revealing outfit into this while the Superman analogue the Homelander draws the new neckline on her current costume with a Sharpie. While she's wearing it. Doubly creepy because the Homelander, among others, had recruited her via the Casting Couch.
  • Morticia in The Addams Family. Adaptations such as the 1960's TV series tend to raise her neckline somewhat, but some adaptions (like the Broadway play) have her dress like this.
  • Satan's Hollow: The Devil's Queen is mostly covered by exoskeleton-type armor, except for her front, which has most of her body exposed from her clavicle down to her pelvis.
  • In Lady Rawhide: Other People's Blood, Pirate Girl Scarlet Fever wears a yellow silk shirt that is open all the way down the front and knotted at her navel.

    Fan Works 

  • "Dear, do you think this dress' cleavage goes too low?" "Do you have hair on your chest?" "Of course not!" "Then it's too low."

    Films — Live-Action 

  • YT from Snow Crash wears a zipper-front jumpsuit, and unzips it further than modesty would have suggested to discomfit a (slightly) Dirty Cop who's not sure if he's up for some Prison Rape or not.
    YT: Make up your fucking mind.
  • Conan the Barbarian: The attire of Bêlit, the she-pirate in one of the most classic tales by Robert E. Howard, Queen of the Black Coast, is described as being only a "broad silken girdle", i.e. she is a rare case of a female Walking Shirtless Scene. This was obviously not carried over to the comics adaptations by Roy Thomas and John Buscema for Marvel comics, where she wears something similar to the description of this trope. Whereas in the Finnish comic adaptation by Petri Hiltunen, her attire is faithful to Howard's text.
  • A Spear Counterpart in the Village Tales series, Supreme Chef Teddy "The Hipster Chef" Gates, outside the kitchen, can hardly manage one shirt button. Which is just fine with his husband, retired Premier Leaguer turned activist Edmond Huskisson.
  • During Rogue Squadron's insertion into Coruscant in Wedge's Gamble, Erisi Dlarit wears a rather loose outfit featuring this, only gathered at the waist by a belt. In the words of the narrator, anyone with the brain of a Kowakian monkey-lizard could figure out what she looked like naked.
  • In Roger Hall's You're Stepping on My Cloak and Dagger! he mentions a notary public who wore a dress so low-cut that one of his buddies referred to it as an "Umbilical Special."

    Live-Action TV 
  • Manhattan Love Story: Normally conservative Dana wears a surprisingly revealing dress to a frenemy's wedding, looking more like extra-wide suspenders than anything else.
  • Commandant Mele-on-Grayza in Farscape There was a reason Crichton nicknamed her "Commandant Cleavage" after all. When called out on it by Akhna (the female Scarran War Minister), Grayza replied "Would you have a weapon in your armory and leave it unused out of squeamish good taste?"
  • Blake's 7. Supreme Commander Servalan in "Pressure Point" has a white dress with a jeweled lizard clutching at her exposed cleavage.
  • Grace from Will & Grace has an outfit or two like this. Except her lack of, er, endowments come up.
    Will: "What are you dressed for? Open-heart surgery?"
  • Elvira
    Elvira: "If they ever ask about me, tell them I was more than just a great set of boobs. I was also an incredible pair of legs!"
    Elvira: "It's me again, yours truly, Elvira, the gal with the enormous...uh...ratings"
  • Unsurprisingly, Manswers once asked how skimpily a woman can dress before she's legally naked. The absolute limit consisted of two vertical ribbons in front and one slender thong in back; the ribbons' elongated-vee arrangement constituted this trope. Specifically, the garment (such that it exists) must completely cover the nipple and areola, as well as completely cover the vulva and anus, plus pubic hair. Less/no hair, technically less fabric needed.
  • Trillian wears a top with this in The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy.
  • Buffy the Vampire Slayer pulls this on the DVD even before the pilot episode, with a seductive and dangerous looking Sarah Michelle Gellar crawling towards the viewer.
  • Sherlock: Irene Adler wears a see-through green kaftan like this...for about two seconds, whilst looking for another outfit. Then she decides to go naked.
  • Margaery Tyrell in Game of Thrones has a wardrobe consisting almost entirely of dresses that expose most of her when they don't involve comically high collars. Cersei lampshades it by snarking that a single fabric sample should be enough material for Margaery's wedding dress.
  • Serena "Ms. Fanservice" van der Woodsen airs said cleavage rather a lot on Gossip Girl.
  • Debralee Scott had a Wardrobe Malfunction on the Game Show Password Plus that revealed a braless breast.
  • While Mayor Regina Mills is pretty conservative on Once Upon a Time, Evil Queen Regina is another story and then some. See also the Mother Superior/Boob... Blue Fairy.
  • In the Stargate SG-1 episode "Reckoning," Ba'al's nameless emissary to the other Goa'uld System Lords wears an outfit with this, despite not having much cleavage to speak of.
  • In Star Trek: The Next Generation the Duras Sisters, Lursa and B'Etor, sometimes wear outfits that cross this with Cleavage Window.
  • Lost Girl: In the first season, Bo wears this more often than not, often with a black bra visible underneath. In later seasons she still displays a lot of cleavage, but it's usually not of the absolute kind.
  • Detective Beckett in Castle usually dresses quite conservatively at work, but in one episode she had to dress appropriately to infiltrate an underground night club, and improvised a party dress out of her jacket. The resulting cleavage not only completely exposed her bright red bra, but also her bare stomach below it.
  • Rizzoli & Isles has an example of (presumably) unintentional Absolute Cleavage: in a scene where Jane and Maura are discussing what Jane is going to wear to a party, Jane is sitting on her bed in her bathrobe, and doesn't notice that the robe has come open to her waist. Fortunately, she is wearing a bra underneath.
  • The Bionic Woman has Jaime Sommers wearing a generously low-cut blue blouse like this in the episode "Brain Wash." However, it's sort of Played for Drama with the implication that the blouse is one reason why Callaghan thinks Jaime is trying to steal her boyfriend (it's not — the boyfriend is evil and Jaime was simply investigating him, and just happened to be wearing it that day).
  • It's an excellent way to annoy British Moral Guardians:
    • Rita Ora and Brie Larson have demonstrated this on The BBC's early-evening The One Show.
    • According to a tabloid interview, actress/model Amanda Holden was trying to provoke complaints with some of her costume choices on Britain's Got Talent. She succeeded, although those complaints were rejected by the official watchdog.
  • Tomi Lahren sometimes wears dresses like this, though there's not much on display.
  • Gotham has a love affair with this trope. Lee's outfit from S3 while infected with the Tetch virus, Barbara's pantsuit from S4, and Sofia Falcone's suits (so far) had this in common.
  • The Gifted: The outfit Lorna wears at the end of the first season has this.
  • On the Albanian network Zjarr Television's show 360 This is how female news anchors dress.

  • Quite a few female musicians favor this outfit. Kylie Minogue is a clear example with her massive cleavage in the "Can't Get You out of My Head" video. Other examples include Britney Spears' Elvis suit and Lindsay Lohan's loose dress.
  • The white one-piece Britney Spears is wearing in the video for '3'.
  • Céline Dion (yes, Celine Dion) wears a futuristic outfit that features this in the music video for "Then You Look At Me", the Award-Bait Song from Bicentennial Man.
  • P!nk has one in the start of the video for "Just Like a Pill".
  • Lady Gaga wears these a few times, and in the case of her "Telephone" video, it's questionable if they even count as shirts.
  • Trina in the music video for "Pull Over".
  • Moran Mazor, Israel's entry in the 2013 Eurovision dsipalyed her assets in such a dress.
  • The dress worn by the "beauty" in the "Beauty and the Beast"-inspired video for Meat Loaf's "I'd Do Anything For Love (But I Won't Do That)" is a full-length dress which is gaped open in the front and just barely held in place with lacing, to give it this effect.
  • The blonde girl's blouse has all but two buttons unbuttoned with the blouse being tied at the waist in the video for "Caught Up In You" by 38 Special.
  • Jennifer Lopez, the current page picture, delivered a Lampshade Hanging/Self-Deprecation of it during the 2013 Grammys while wearing a (comparatively) more conservative outfit. In fact, the 2000 Grammys dress that illustrates this page proved to be an inspiration for Google to create their image search engine.
  • Alison Krauss is known for occasionally sporting dresses that show a lot of cleavage.
  • Cheryl Ladd wears a half-unbuttoned satin jacket with nothing underneath on the cover of her self-titled album.
  • In a Halloween photo shoot from 2017, Cristina Scabbia of Lacuna Coil poses as a Morticia Addams-like vamp, wearing a dress with cleavage that goes down to her navel and exposes most of her chest and stomach, with a black bra underneath.


  • When Cacophony is introduced in Jemjammer she is described as wearing a tunic with a very deep V-cut.

    Print Media 
  • Kim Cattrall appears on the cover of the April, 2003 issue of FHM wearing only a pair of black panties and a white dress shirt that's totally unbuttoned. Some variation on this is very common in most men's magazines, and even many women's as well, though the men's are more openly fanservice-y.
  • Many handbra poses fit this Trope.
  • Since launching in 1970 the Canadian Sun newspaper chain has featured daily glamor photos dubbed the Sunshine Girl. Based upon the topless photos published by some UK tabloids, the Canadian publications aren't allowed to have nudity, so this trope is often invoked as a result (especially on occasions when actual professional models, Playmates, strippers and porn stars sneak in amongst the amateurs). Maintained even in the online and calendar versions.

    Pro Wrestling 
  • This is played very frequently in WWE and TNA.
    • Of all people, STEPHANIE MCMAHON did this as frequently as any other WWE Diva.
    • Lita, after she hooked up with Edge, started wearing this sort of top. Even her "wedding dress" was made this way.


  • Elisabeth: Frau Wolf, the brothel madam, in the Essen and Stuttgart productions wears the lacy-bra variant with an otherwise Victorian dress.
  • Discussed in West Side Story. When Anita refuses to lower the neckline of a white communion dress that Maria wants to wear to the dance at the gym by even one inch, Maria complains that she will be married next year "and no one will care if it is down to here," indicating her waist.

    Video Games 
  • From the Ace Attorney series:
  • Arcana Heart: Lilica Felchenerow wears one with a sports bra underneath.
  • Rayne in BloodRayne 2. A little more cleavage and the rating would have gone up.
  • Gloria's outfit from Devil May Cry 4. To a lesser degree there's also Trish (who is also Gloria) and Lady.
  • Catwoman gets one of these in Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe and Batman: Arkham City.
  • In Catherine, the host of the Golden Playhouse, Midnight Venus, wears an extremely low-cut suit jacket with nothing underneath.
  • In the cancelled sequel to Cel Damage, this was how Dominique Trix was going to dress.
  • Players have many ways of achieving this look in City of Heroes.
  • Darkstalkers character Morrigan's iconic outfit technically "only" possesses an Impossibly-Low Neckline and a cut-out right below said neckline that, combined, reveal her entire cleavage and the top part of her stomach.
  • In Dead or Alive, many costumes have this, of course. Notably, Leifang's leather shorts and top, which used to be zipped up to her neck, and many of Christie's outfits.
  • Asheara's outfit in Diablo III, while much less revealing than what she wore in Diablo II, features a form-fitting tunic apparently only held "together" by her belt.
  • The DJ MAX series has Elle, the mascot of DJ MAX Portable 2. And in DJ MAX Technika, when you play the "First Set" course, you are, before each song, treated to a very nice shot of her.
  • Dragon Age: Origins: Morrigan's outfit, consisting of an oddly patched-together skirt and a mage's hood that looks more like she draped a scarf over her shoulders. Adding to this, her entire back is exposed and seemingly only a few strings are keeping the thing together. In Inquisition, she is somewhat more modest, but still has a plunging V-line, partly as a Call-Back to Leliana's fashion advice.
    • The second game's Varric has a nice male example, showing off his Carpetof Virility.
  • Drakensang has this on the Big Bad Malgorra, in an extreme variation.
  • The Elder Scrolls:
    • Throughout the series, the statues of the Daedric Prince Azura variously fluctuate between this trope, Barbie Doll Anatomy, and Nipple and Dimed. Her appearance in Daggerfall is actually topless. In Morrowind and Oblivion, her statues are topless but lacking in details. (Her avatar which appears in Morrowind and Tribunal is much more modestly dressed.) Her statues in Skyrim and Online are this trope specifically.
    • The Daedric Prince Namira appears like this in her Daggerfall avatar and her Oblivion statue.
    • In Skyrim, the avatar of the Daedric Prince Noctural (who appears during the Thieves' Guild quest line) wears a robe that shows off her cleavage, split down to her waist.
  • In Fable II, if you're playing a female hero and put on the Bandit Shirt, you get this.
  • In Fallout: New Vegas, some of the female Great Khan outfits have this.
  • Fear Effect. Hana's green party gown in Fear Effect 2. As Rain said, "You're wearing that?! Why don't you just walk in there naked."
  • Final Fantasy:
    • Ultimecia of Final Fantasy VIII wears a dress rather like J. Lo's example at the top. In Dissidia it's so low that you can see she's Going Commando and apparently... um... shaves.
    • Final Fantasy X-2: Yuna's default outfit has this, but the best example is the Lady Luck dressphere, as well as the NPC Leblanc.
  • Aversa's outfit in Fire Emblem Awakening is a form-fitting version that goes just below her navel. This can also apply to the female Avatar if you choose build 3.
  • Fire Emblem Fates:
    • Nyx is a subversion. Her top is cut in a way that shows off her cleavage, but there isn't much there, to her displeasure.
    • The *male* Dark Mages, whose uniforms include leaving their torsos all but bare thanks to this trope. It's especially notorious with Odin, who in addition to wearing a DM uniform is VERY ripped underneath, so his very well-toned abs are completely on sight.
  • Jazz Jackrabbit: Eva Earlong in the opening screen.
  • Linda Vermillion from Killer7 had an outfit like this.
  • Zyra, the Rise of Thorns from League of Legends is "dressed" only in an arrangement of large leaves which expose her torso all the way down the middle of her body to below her navel. Although this raises the question of why she even HAS a navel considering she's actually a plant who constructed herself a humanoid body to live in. Nami's default skin is also a textbook example of this.
  • A rare male example but one of the DLC costumes for Rean in The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel II has him wearing a long coat that's buttoned right at his stomach, leaving a large V.
  • The Sexy Rider Suit in Lollipop Chainsaw qualifies.
  • Lost Odyssey's Ming has a leather corset-thing under a cropped top that features a wide expanse of her cleavage almost down to her navel. How her cleavage doesn't pop right out is a mystery. We even get a cutscene that could be an excuse for a closer look.
  • In Marvel: Avengers Alliance, the devil's daughter Satana runs around in a halter-top outfit that shows cleavage from her neck to her navel.
  • In Mass Effect 2, the Justicar Samara's "combat armor" features this.
  • Metal Gear Solid: Sniper Wolf was dressed this way. (Lampshaded and justified in The Last Days of FOXHOUND. It turns out that her then reasonable jumpsuit shrunk in the wash (which may or may not have been done on purpose by Decoy Octopus). She was pissed because they were at Shadow Moses and she was freezing with it on. Later, there was The Boss during the final battle in Metal Gear Solid 3 and EVA during almost the entire game. Though in the case of The Boss, her open suit was meant to show off the scar running down her front. Also, Naomi and Big Mama in Metal Gear Solid 4 (though since Big Mama was EVA, to the surprise of some, this somewhat makes sense). Naomi's cleavage was later explained by Word of God in this tweet to be a reference to the outfit worn by Faye Dunaway in The Towering Inferno.
  • Mortal Kombat:
    • In Mortal Kombat 3, Kitana, Jade, and Mileena wore an outfit consisting of a leotard like this, the two sides held in place by straps across the bust. (Indeed, skimpy outfits that look alike except for colors seem to be standard-issue uniforms for Shao Kahn's female minions, and they got even skimpier in later games.)
    • Every Female Character gets one of these in Mortal Kombat 9. It gets a little ridiculous how their vast tracks of land can stay in those costumes when there is more cloth in their mask than their tops. (Sonya is no exception, despite the fact that her top is supposed to be a bulletproof vest.)
  • In Neptunia, Nisa dresses like this despite being flat-chested. HDD Uni and HDD Vert have this as well. In Vert's case, it's slightly more egregious for her in Neptunia Victory.
  • The fan-made Neverwinter Nights module "Aribeth's Redemption" includes an item (female characters only, not that you are allowed to play one) entitled the "Armor of Impossible Cleavage." It consists of an ordinary suit of gold chainmail with a foot-wide strip of nothing down the entire torso. The person who wears it is a priestess of the setting's goddess of physical beauty and sex.
  • Silvia Christel from No More Heroes. Appropriate, as she's named after a porn star.
  • Mai Hem in Perfect Dark Zero has this in mission 4, with a wraparound top that shouldn't be able to stay on.
  • In the first Risen, Patty Steelbeard wears a cleavage and midriff-bearing vest.
  • Rumble Roses has Rowdy Reiko after the Proud Warrior Race Girl's Face–Heel Turn has cleavage almost down to her crotch.
  • Costumes with this are available in the Saints Row games.
  • Kasuga of Sengoku Basara has this as part of her Stripperiffic catsuit, which actually defies the laws of physics by staying on her.
  • In Senran Kagura, Katsuragi wears a completely unbuttoned shirt that somehow manages to cover up her lady-bits as she's kicking people.
  • Klein from Shining Force Neo is a rare male example.
  • Rufus from Street Fighter IV. Especially considering that it goes to the point where you can see his pubic hair. A straight example is Hakan's wife, in Super SFIV.
  • In Street Fighter V, Lara's plunging neckline is even more daring than Chun-Li's alternate outfit in the previous game.
  • In Tales of the Abyss, Natalia has an alternate costume that's cut as low as the page image. The rest of the party comments on this. Natalia herself doesn't seem to actually realize it, as she's too excited about wearing the Spy Catsuit of a popular Classy Cat-Burglar character she read stories about when she was little. In the Japanese PlayStation 3 version, Judith also has an alternate outfit that is an evening dress with this. The difference being that she knows the effect she has.
  • In Tears to Tiara 2, Ax-Crazy Izebel and Ojou Elissa have these in their outfit. The former use a spear, the latter a hammer.
  • Tomb Raider: Legend: Lara Croft wears a slinky Little Black Dress with this in one level.
  • Two Worlds has this in the case of Kira. The odd part about this is that Kira is the male protagonist's sister, making her an odd choice for the obligatory Fanservice girl.
  • In WildStar, raid gear for Spellslingers features this... on both genders. Odd, as it's by far the skimpiest gear available in a game that otherwise averts the Chainmail Bikini beautifully.
  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt lampshades this when Ves, who wears a very open silk shirt beneath an undone padded jack with little bits and bobs of plate here and there, gets chewed out for rushing into combat by her superior officer Vernon Roche without any proper armor.
  • World of Warcraft:
    • Some armor pieces are prone to this - especially cloth armor chest pieces, like this tailor-craftable low-level item. Even though all female player characters wear bras when "naked", the bra magically disappears as soon as they put on a top.
    • Most of the robes that female spellcaster classes start the game with are very low cut. This used to be not so noticeable, since the starting equipment included a shirt as well. Then the shirts were removed from the starting equipment, resulting in lots of low-level female characters with absolute cleavage.
    • Almost all female night elf NPCs wear tops with deep V-necks and nothing underneath, the only exception being those wearing full armor (though even some plate armor has low necklines).
  • Rean Schwarzer from The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel II has a DLC of his coat that buttons near his stomach. Everything else is in full view. He's also a male example of this trope.

    Visual Novel 
  • Major Minor gives us Dazz, a female wolf who wears an open coat top with no undershirt, but somehow manages to keep it positioned so it doesn't slip. No wonder Acheron was distracted by her.

  • Angels 2200: Hammer's zipper keeps riding lower and lower during her escape attempt from the Ellie Arroway.
  • In C Karrus, Juline's tanktop often leaves her completely exposed.
  • Enforced when Tanna — normally a tomboy learning to track and shoot and disgusted by girly stuff — of Ears for Elves is played for fanservice by wearing high elf clothing in the first Q&A page. She is not exactly impressednote  with her new outfit. This version of her (nicknamed the "Anti-Tanna" by the artist) has a small reprise during the announcement for the second Q&A series.
  • In Endstone, Cole has to be crazy to wear a dress like this.
  • Erfworld: Resident Ms. Fanservice Wanda once showed up wearing this. She's wearing the outfit from Thriller, and didn't zip it up all the way. Later, her evil sorceress outfit qualified too.
  • Girl Genius: Agatha briefly appears in a mostly unbuttoned white shirt that shows her ample cleavage when she wakes up after the events in Sturmhalten.
  • In The KA Mics when Gertrude & Brunhilda got some "space suits", Gertrude's outfit demonstrated this trope.
  • A woman in a Kevin And Chad comic titled "Sooperheeroz" has a nice pair.
  • Rebecca in Lady of the House.
  • Looking for Group: Benny sports this sort of outfit all the time. How does she keeps it from slipping? A Wizard Did It. Probably Benny.
  • Mage & Demon Queen: The lamia Melathia's huge tracts of land are covered by a top that is only slightly less revealing than pasties.
  • Muh Phoenix: Black Widow usually exposes a lot of cleavage in order to distract the enemies (though nobody mentions that she can also distract her allies). By her own admission, this is the only thing she's good for.
  • Crops up frequently in the sex comedy Oglaf, most notably with the thief Vanya.
  • In The Order of the Stick, Haley being persuaded to sport an Absolute Cleavage was taken as proof by Sabine that Nale intended to sacrifice her.
  • Steph gets this along with a Panty Shot.
  • Olivia from Sidekicks wears a black one-piece after turning into the villain Iblis.
  • Monette in Something*Positive once wore an Absolute Cleavage shirt in support of the Boobquake campaign.
  • Preview art for 90's Spinnerette combines this with Cleavage Window and a Leotard of Power.

    Web Original 
  • Obligatory Gaia Online example in Sam's old outfit, a set of coveralls unzipped in the front to show her bra. Handwaved as "They didn't have any in my size."
  • Marina Orlova, a.k.a. Hot For Words, uses this to great effect in many of her videos.
  • Many of the downblouse videos fit this Trope.
  • On Miami T.V. this is Jenny Scordamaglia's trademark. She leaves her blouse totally unbuttoned and closes it by tying the bottom front into a knot.
  • In Pixiv community, this is denoted as "下ろしチャック" note . The tag is for characters wearing zipped down catsuits which show both their chests and stomach.
  • Whateley Universe: Valley Girl of the West Coast League was seen in a "a shimmering purple ‘fuck me senseless’ minidress with a V neckline that came all the way down to her solar plexus.", as reported in Ayla and the Grinch (A Christmas Story).

    Western Animation 
  • Dala in the Batman: The Brave and the Bold episode "Shadow of the Bat!".
  • Occurs when Catwoman zips down her catsuit in DC Showcase: Catwoman.
  • Vixen wears this kind of outfit as her superhero uniform (true to her comic book origins, as mentioned above) in Justice League Unlimited.
  • In the King of the Hill episode "Hanky Panky," Debbie Grund is seen wearing an extremely low-cut dress (and death-defying boobs) to the formal dinner at which Hank accepts his Blue Flame of Valor Award.
  • The Powerpuff Girls: Miss Bellum was supposed to be dressed this way... until Cartoon Network complained and she had to be re-designed — at least on the model sheets. Once the design was approved, the story artists drew the top of her blouse as wide open as they wanted. The animators often drew it even more open!
  • The Simpsons:
    • In "The War of the Simpsons", Maude Flanders spot a good-looking cleavage in her red dress. Indeed, a drunk Homer tricks her into digging for nuts so he can ogle her cleavage.
    • Ma Skinner wore Lopez's outfit in "Gump Roast". When asked by the host what's keeping it on, Sideshow Mel answers in her stead.
  • Dr. Mrs. The Monarch in season 3 of The Venture Bros. Taken to extremes with Molotov Cocktease, whose Clingy Costume is split down to the waist (slightly further than that in the back...).