The belief that girls who attend Roman Catholic schools are sexy and/or promiscuous by their very nature. (After all, how else do you end up with all those Naughty Nuns?) Any accurate resemblance to reality is purely accidental.
As Roman Catholicism teaches that sex is to be strictly reserved as part of marriage, it is widely believed that children in Catholic families or attending Catholic schools are not taught about sexuality in a way that promotes an informed understanding of themselves, their bodies, or sexuality in general.
This feeds into an idea that, since Catholic girls supposedly know nothing about these things, they would therefore be a lot easier to seduce than more "enlightened" girls who "know better". Alternatively, even those who know differently may feel that a Catholic girl striving to be innocent is a desirable virgin, making for a greater challenge to seduce, and thus a "greater prize" if she can be wooed into the bedroom.
There's also the notion (sometimes Truth in Television but usually just wishful thinking, given the fetish-fantasy nature of the trope) that a seemingly chaste schoolgirl may only be going through the motions of chastity and religiosity for the benefit of parents, teachers, and clergy, similarly to a Seemingly-Wholesome '50s Girl, and is just itching for a chance to reveal her less-than-holy side the moment no one's looking. All of that repression leads to a simmering cauldron of typical teenage hormones just looking for a chance to boil over in a plethora of exciting ways in an attempt to rebel.
And of course, for some there's good old nostalgia, as plenty of Catholic school alumni can fondly remember their own hormonal teenage years. Alternately, those who actually attended a Catholic school for a decent stretch of time may be much less prone to this trope: seeing a uniform (especially one involving skirts and dress shirts) on both attractive and unattractive girls, possibly even one's own family members, for years on end can make one lose interest in the uniform rather quickly.
Regardless of the (admittedly squicky) reasoning behind it, the trope has led to the fetishization of the standard "schoolgirl uniform", Catholic or otherwise, frequently modified to Stripperiffic specifications. This outfit usually consists of a button-up shirt, sometimes worn with a tie (in more exploitative media, the shirt is worn without a bra, and knotted so high up that the girl in question is simultaneously baring her midriff completely and showing off a lot of cleavage); usually a blazer or jacket of some kind, frequently a couple of sizes too small; a short, pleated skirt that may or may not be in some kind of plaid; knee-high socks or stockings; and often pigtails. Expect panty shots to be a frequent occurrence...unless of course, she's not wearing any. Needless to say, any girl who actually shows up to class like this would be thrown in detention faster than you can say "Jailbait." The uniform will sometimes be depicted as being worn even outside of school.
In Britain, where the trope is not associated with Roman Catholicism to the same extent (due to uniforms being much more common in both private and state primary and secondary schools), this look is known as the "St. Trinian's Girl", after a series of Boarding School cartoons adapted into movies by that name. The trope is also more broadly regarded as squicky in the UK since the style of uniform is more strongly associated with the real children who wear it there. Most schools with this kind of uniform opt for an office-wear dress code rather than actual uniforms for the sixth form (final two years, so 16-18 year old) students, making this style of uniform a more specifically child-like look. This trope has an Eastern equivalent in Joshikousei, a fetishizing of Japanese schoolgirls wearing another distinctive uniform. This trope's Spear Counterpart is arguably the Mormon Missionary: young men often from sheltered backgrounds living in close quarters with other young men doing God-knows-what behind closed doors (most likely religious study but don't tell that to a fetishist). Though in this case, the outfit itself usually isn't sexualized, but the idea of a repressed young person with simmering sexuality below a prim and proper exterior is all too familiar.
This trope is slowly becoming discredited, since many real Catholic schools have changed their uniforms to unisex khakis and polo shirts, especially as more schools realize that what looks pure and innocent on a 9-year-old takes on a different context (whether intentional or not is irrelevant) when worn by a 16-year-old after the "summer growth spurt."
- Referenced in the Exam Battle side stories of Sailor Moon, as Rei goes to one such school and gets some attention from men purely due to the uniform (even if it's a sailor outfit), while Minako got scoffed at by her public school uniform, much to her chagrin.
- This is wannabe superheroine School Girl's shtick in Critter, although her mentor Critter forces her to tone down the sexual element.
- Empowered: While these girls are indeed beautiful, they got their looks by selling their souls. Yes, all of them.
- An issue of New X-Men had X-23 dressed in a provocative school girl outfit.
- Xombi: Young superheroine Catholic Girl, and by implication, her ally and mentor, Nun Of The Above (who is presumably a former Catholic School Girl).
- In the Discworld of A.A. Pessimal, the canonical setting of the Convent School of the Spiteful Sisterhood of Seven-Handed-Sek (SHS) is expanded upon and is revealed to have the Discworld's equivalent of Catholic Schoolgirls. Compared to the Assassins' School,note SHS is more mainstream and typical of the sort of general education the Disc gives to its daughters. Who are tended by kindly and caring nuns with a deep commitment to educating their charges and turning out well-adjusted young ladies. It's not their fault they get girls like Shauna O'Hennigan and Rebecka Smith-Rhodes-Stibbons.
- In Rocketship Voyager, Half-Human Hybrid B'Elanna Torres was raised in a Catholic convent on Venus after her Brazilian father took off back to Earth. Tom Paris tries hitting on her and is shot down.
"Crash and burn, space-jockey!" gloated a Maquis at the adjourning table. "Don't feel bad. That dame's as prickly as a Martian cactus."
"Maybe." Paris was too experienced a Lothario to give up at the first knockback. "Half-Venerian, half-Brazilian, and raised as a convent girl. Could be interesting..."
- 5ive Girls : This Syfy original movie revolves around "sinners" who are sent to a Catholic reform school and are forced to wear naughty schoolgirl outfits. The events of the movie turn two of them into lesbians for some reason. Bizarrely, this may even be justified, since everyone involved is either part of a conspiracy with a demon or being manipulated by someone who is, and the girls are being groomed for sacrifice.
- The teen girl protagonist of the Mexican film Amar Te Duele, is shown to be attending an exclusive all-girls Catholic school, as expected, in other scenes, her classmates are shown drinking heavily and doing drugs.
- Bedazzled (2000) (2000) Elizabeth Hurley's Devil wears a schoolgirl outfit, as one of a whole series of Fanservice-type costumes.
- Cabin Fever 2 plays this trope for maximum squick in a scene featuring a stripper in a midriff-baring, miniskirt-wearing Catholic schoolgirl costume and bearing a burst cold sore (an early sign of the flesh-eating disease featured in the film, for those of you playing at home). Her performance goes overall fine, until she takes off her top and reveals that her breasts are ''covered'' in pustules. (One of her spectators indicates that he would still tap that.)
- Catholic Ghoulgirls: This no-budget film features these as the main heroines. It also features some arrestingly hammy action poses.
- The late 19th C. equivalent occurs in Colette. Willy develops a fetish for women dressed as Claudine in her schoolgirl smock.
- The Craft: The girls all attend a Catholic School, and their uniform seems to be worn quite conservatively for the most part, but when Bonnie's scars are healed, she drops the tights (in favour of a Grade C Zettai Ryouiki), tie and blazer to invoke this on purpose.
- Cruel Intentions: Both Sarah Michelle Gellar and Reese Witherspoon do the Catholic Schoolgirl thing.
- Deadtime Stories: "Little Red Running Hood" opens with Rachel taking off her school uniform and running her hands all over body as she fantasizes about her boyfriend.
- D.E.B.S.: And Girl-on-Girl Is Hot, in a tiny-budget film about a secret government all-girl spy training academy, whose uniform is like this whether studying or on a mission. Their sworn enemy, Lucy Diamond falls for the best student after seeing her in their uniform.
- Dogma: Salma Hayek as Serendipity is wearing a schoolgirl uniform and working as a stripper when the protagonists first meet her.
- In Election, Tammy Metzler ends up being sent to a Catholic girls' school by her parents (a prospect that actually delights the teen lesbian, though she begs her parents not to make her go there). At one point we see her trying on a uniform and being visibly turned on by it.
"Catholic school was great! I mean, the teachers kind of sucked, and they were supposedly way more strict, but you could get away with murder."
- Half of Fire with Fire (1986) is set in a Catholic girl's school, but the schoolgirls wear the more modest variation of the outfit. Some of them are a bit naughty, though.
- Cha-Cha from Grease is a Catholic school girl and has the sluttiest reputation of all the female characters in the film.
- Tom Stahl's wife does a cheerleader routine before having sex with him in A History of Violence.
- The posters for Jennifer's Body featured Megan Fox in a Catholic schoolgirl outfit, although she doesn't wear that costume anywhere in the film.
- The Kentucky Fried Movie: This is the entire point of the parody sexploitation film trailer Catholic High School Girls in Trouble. The iconic clothing doesn't actually make an appearance, mostly because there is very little clothing involved at all.
- Kill Bill: Gogo Yubari, one of O-Ren Ishii's Elite Mooks, dressed in a more realistic Catholic schoolgirl uniform. Interesting, considering she was Japanese, and thus more likely to appear in Sailor Fuku. Possibly another hint at how "off" she was.
- Referenced in A Life Apart Hasidism In America when one Hasidic woman says that the Hasidic school uniform skirts extend at least four inches below the knee and claims that the longest Catholic school skirts are five inches above the knee. She's obviously ill-informed.
- In Lizzie Borden's Revenge, Vanessa spends the movie a very short plaid skirt, and white blouse knotted underneath her breasts, white knee socks, and black high heels.
- Loving Annabelle: All of the school girls wear the stereotypical uniform, while none of them we see actually follows Catholic rules on sexuality (Annabelle being a prime example, with her same-sex affair).
- Mallrats: Tricia Jones, the 15-year-old sex researcher, dons a schoolgirl uniform.
- Mystery Road: Inverted. Jasmine (who is shown wearing what appears to be a Catholic school uniform and makes a religious comment) is the only one of the teen girls in the film who isnt sexualized or involved in drugs and prostitution.
- This is parodied by Mia Kirshner's character in Not Another Teen Movie. Also a meta-example, as her character in Exotica (set in a strip club) also wore a Catholic school girl outfit◊.
- Pretty Persuasion: Discussed between two male teachers who actually work at a catholic girls school. Also, while the teacher who is later accused of statutory rape by the Fille Fatale protagonist is in fact completely innocent of that crime, he does ask his adult girlfriend to dress up as a student.
- Scary Movie series.
- Referenced in Scott Pilgrim vs. The World, when Scott admits with a certain scandalized pride that Knives is an actual Catholic schoolgirl, with the uniform and everything.
- The St. Trinian's series is set in British Boarding Schools for young ladies. While all the younger students are crazy-evil the sixth formers (aged 16-18 (legal age in the UK being 16)) all wear their uniforms as small as possible.
- Diane, in Trainspotting. Subverted in the fact that Renton has no idea she's underage when she picks him up (out of uniform, natch) at a club.
- In the opening of Transporter 2, Frank is unsuccessfully carjacked by a Zettai Ryouiki girl in a pleated tartan skirt. After wiping the floor with her carjacking gang, he suggests she's got some homework to do. She runs off.
- The 'cool girls' on When Evil Calls wear their uniforms so they resemble St. Trinian's girls; especially Molly, the school's resident sex bomb. Karen deliberately invokes this when she attempts to seduce Mr. Dale by perching on the edge of his desk in an extremely short plaid skirt with the top buttons of her blouse undone under her tie.
- Wild Things gives Denise Richard's character a non-plaid variant for the threesome scene. It's not there for long.
- William Shakespeare's Romeo + Juliet has the rowdy Montague boys Lecherous Licking their own nipples and shouting "I am a pretty piece of flesh!" at a busload of Catholic schoolgirls. The girls shriek in delight and the old nun at the wheel steps on the gas to get them out of visual range as quickly as possible.
- The World's End: Friday nights at The Mermaid are called "School Night". All the girls dress like this; the boys dress like Catholic schoolboys, too. Even Basil gets in on the act, dressed as a professor in cap-and-gown. Apparently this was all the Network needed to do to get DNA from Peter, Andrew and Gary.
- In Zombies! Zombies! Zombies!, Harley's stripper costume is an abbreviated schoolgirl uniform.
- A bus from a Catholic school for girls crashed, killing all onboard. They gathered up at the pearly gates and Saint Peter came out with a bowl of holy water. He asked the first girl if she had ever acted inappropriately with a boy, and the girl said she had kissed one once. St. Peter said she merely had to dip her lips in the water and she would be free to enter. The next girl had touched a boy once. St. Peter said she merely had to dip her hand in the water and she would be free to enter. Suddenly there was a ruckus at the back of the line as a girl pushed her way forward. Saint Peter said, "There is no hurry, everyone will get a turn." The girl responded, "I just want to gargle before Cathy has to put her butt in it."
- In Stephen King's Hearts in Atlantis, one of the main characters, Pete Riley, remarks that Catholic school girls give the best handjobs; he's changed his mind about a lot of things, but that's not one of them.
- In Simon R. Green's Hex and the City, a Nightside novel, John Taylor sees the succubus Pretty Poison dressed in a girl's school uniform. As succubi appear differently to each individual, as fits their personal sexual fantasies, John Lampshades this trope by musing that he must've seen too many St. Trinian's films as an adolescent.
- In the Kate Daniels novel Magic Strikes, Kate asks Raphael if he has a costume kink: nurse, French Maid Costume, et cetera. He responds instantly with "Catholic schoolgirl". He then starts imagining his crush wearing a Catholic school uniform and tunes out of the conversation with Kate.
- In Wicked Lovely, Aislinn and co go to a Catholic school. It isn't gone into much, given that the series tends to be pretty cynical/dark/serious in tone, but Leslie definitely fits this stereotype. At least until she was raped. The guys who harass Aislinn in the first book also comment on this, pulling on her skirt, etc.
- Alias: Jennifer Garner dressed as a Catholic schoolgirl.
- On As Time Goes By, Sandy goes to a policeman's ball where the women dress as St. Trinian's girls and the men as policemen. Jean and Lionel find this squicky until they see that that Sandy has decided to dress as a fourth former, and the policemen are dressing as Keystone Kops.
- The Big Bang Theory: In the episode "The Anything Can Happen Recurrence" it's mentioned that Bernadette sometimes dresses up as a Catholic schoolgirl for sex with Howard. At the end of the episode, Amy tries to make up with Sheldon for lying to him by dressing as one herself - unsuccessfully.
- In one episode of Boy Meets World, Shawn gets excited when he finds on the subway a group of Catholic schoolgirls who "ditched their nun" (and yes, they were wearing the uniform).
- Played for laughs between Danny Reagan and his partner in Blue Bloods:
Jackie: I used to wear one of those. Christian Leadership Award four years running.
Danny: What happened?
Jackie: I discovered boys. Then I was hiking up that short skirt...
Danny: Great, now I have to think about you in that uniform all day.
- Buffy the Vampire Slayer
- Darla, a vampire who's at least four hundred years old, dresses like a Catholic schoolgirl because she is taunting Angel for being in love with teenage Buffy, despite the fact that Sunnydale High doesn't require uniforms. Darla's also wearing that outfit to get boys. As in 'to get dinner'. Check out the opening sequence of the pilot episode, when she's wearing that same outfit to lure a leather-jacket-clad tough guy into a place where she can bite him. It's a great take on the usual Death by Sex scene in slasher films. If you don't know Darla's a vamp, it's got a huge HSQ.
- 21-year-old Buffy dresses in a plaid skirt while dressing younger in order to seduce 17-year-old jock RJ in "Him".
- Similarly, in its spin-off series Angel, Lilah dresses as a schoolgirl to jointly seduce Wesley and mock him for being in love with the bookish geek girl, Fred. She succeeds in seducing Wesley, but when he tells her to leave the glasses on, the expression her face suggests he may as well have said Fred's name during the height of passion, it stung that much.
- In the season 8 comics, one of the slayers wears one to lure a vampire to get information from him.
- The Athenian Academy uniforms in Caprica. Technically, they're not Catholic but Greek polytheists but in virtually every other way it applies. Plus, at least two of the girls were monotheistic, though not Christian, much less Catholic.
- While not Catholic, the school uniform in Deep Love is very similar to this and one of the johns in the first episode was very adamant when he said Reina and Ayu had to be in their school uniform.
- Defied in Degrassi. First Clare wore something approaching your standard schoolgirl uniform. But it was played as childish, not sexy. Fiona's time in a New York prep school included her attempt to redesign them to be this, but we never got to the endpoint on that. When Degrassi itself experimented with using school uniforms they were designed to be as unflattering as possible. This Truth in Television; as is the fact that the girls seem to have wasted no time figuring out how to shorten the skirts without permanently doing so.
- The main cast of Derry Girls, though as this is set in Catholic-majority Ireland this is the standard. They're not particularly promiscuous, except for Michelle, at least in her personality and general image (she refers to guys she likes or at least hot guys in general as "absolute rides", for one).
- Doctor Who had Time Lady companion Romana wearing a very St. Trinian's style uniform in the "City of Death" serial. Lalla Ward, judging by interviews and the production notes, came up with the idea and didn't realize it was a fetish.
- Glee is set in a public school, but Rachel Berry tends to favor this kind of attire. And is routinely mocked for it.
- Gossip Girl: most of the girls have a very...unique...take on the Constance Billiard uniform. One reviewer commented that the St. Jude's boys must feel like they're on the set of a porno every single day.
- Grange Hill: Mostly averted. The students (except for the sixth form, 17 & 18 y/o) all wear school uniforms, but as they're played by actual school-aged children, they dress appropriately in actual school uniforms. A few of the 15 and 16 y/o girls do seem to get away with wearing high-heeled Mary-Janes, but that's the extent of it.
- The school teaching staff, however, held a sponsored "teachers dress in your old uniform" day to raise a little extra money for essential equipment. Two of the three female teachers wore their old school uniforms, of which one actually looked too little girl and cutesy to count for this trope, but the second was practically was a textbook definition of the trope. (The third female teacher came in her old-fashioned "cap and gown" teaching attire from when she started in an old Grammar School.)
- Greg The Bunny has an episode in which a girl uses the Catholic Schoolgirl meme to lure Seth Green into a compromising position and blackmail him.
- In Grounded for Life, Lily has to go pick up uniforms as part of her school's switch to a uniform dress code. As Lily tries on a uniform and shows it to her dad and his brother, she laments "Who's gonna find me attractive in this?" Sean and Eddie look at each other as if they're both thinking "Don't say it. Let it drop!"
- House: In "House's Head," he has a hallucination in a sensory deprivation tank of Cuddy in a schoolgirl outfit. She isn't in it for long though.
- The Kids in the Hall once had a sketch where a diner was next door to a Catholic high school, and the two guys working there were always ogling the girls who came in, that is, until one of them, played by a pre-fame Neve Campbell, is arrested for killing her teacher...for ogling her.
- Lingo: The female co-host of this Game Show once wore a classic schoolgirl uniform.
- The L Word: This happened in one episode for some reason.
- One MTV spring break special hosted by Jerry Springer had two college guys admit to fantasizing about Britney Spears' "...Baby One More Time" video for this trope. Jerry, of course, teases them but does satisfy their fantasy by having two girls in schoolgirl uniforms come out and dance for them.
Jerry: So your fantasy is you wanna wear one of those skirts?
- On My Name Is Earl, Patty the Daytime Hooker went to Catholic school back in The '80s, and she transformed her uniform into the "sexy" version. 20 years later, she tries to invoke the trope again, but it doesn't really work due to the toll that time (and working in The Oldest Profession) has taken on her body.
- Kate states that she spent twelve years at Catholic school. Tony asks her if she still has the pleated skirt. She's also wearing it when Dinozzo imagines her, post-death.note When Dinozzo's imagination has an imaginary wind blow the imaginary skirt up around her imaginary waist showing her imaginary, and very skimpy, panties, imaginary-Kate is not amused!
- Abby has also been known to dress up like that.
- Mischa Barton did it in The O.C.. Not surprisingly, it was Sweeps Week.
- On The Office (US), Michael comments on the hot picture of a Catholic schoolgirl hanging near Stanley's desk.
Stanley: "That's my daughter. She goes to private school and I'm taking the picture down right now."
- Gretchen in an episode of Prison Break. Obligatory gif◊.
- Saturday Night Live:
- Subverted by Molly Shannon's "Mary Katherine Gallagher" character. Mary Katherine is a Catholic schoolgirl, all right, and wears the standard uniform, but though she may at times imagine herself to be hot, the other characters (and the viewers) certainly don't.
- Although Hogwarts, of the Harry Potter franchise, is obviously not a Catholic school, one memorable SNL sketch spoofing the Potter series featured guest host Lindsay Lohan as Hermione and played up the uniform fetish aspect.
- Alexei Sayle, in his show Stuff once said that his Jewish secondary school was next door to a catholic girl's school 'Or, as we called it, the Virgin Megastore'.
- The Sweeney. DS Carter makes some lurid comments about the attractiveness of girls in school uniforms in "Taste of Fear". On another occasion, Jack Regan is meeting an informant in the park when a couple of schoolgirls walk by and one of them bends over to pick something up. Seeing how Regan is Distracted by the Sexy the informant quips: "I could be arrested for doing what you're thinking!"
- In That '70s Show, Starting in Season 5, Donna goes to a Catholic high school and has to wear the uniform for perfectly legitimate reasons. Doesn't stop the boys from going crazy over it (and even seems to appeal to Jackie).
Donna: Man, what is with you guys and this uniform?Fez: It makes us want to corrupt you.
Red: I'm going to have to lock him in his room and pull his eyes out.
- Even Red makes note of her uniform when he sees Eric drooling.
- The uniform is very not-Fanservice-y, with a knee-length skirt and shapeless blouse/sweater combo, and looks utterly hideous on Laura Prepon's rather zaftig figure.
- In another episode, Kelso states that he likes Catholic school girls because "they were never taught about sex so they don't know what not to do".
- The girls uniforms in Tower Prep.
- The most memorable usage of this outfit in Two and a Half Men is most definitely not fanservice. In one episode, Charlie and Alan go to their mother's house to talk to her about something. She repeatedly tries to blow them off over the intercom, saying that she's busy. They're persistent, and she eventually comes to the door dressed like this. Their reaction is pretty much what you'd expect.
- However Alan's 20 something girlfriend Kandi does indulge in this fetish for him, something which gains Charlie's approval ("Good choice"). He dresses as a priest for her.
- The X-Files:
- In the episode 'Signs and Wonders', Mulder and Scully go to a church that practices snake handling and the following conversation takes place...
Scully: Snake handling... didn't learn that in Catechism class.Mulder: That's funny, I remember a couple of Catholic school girls that were experts at it.
- It might also be worth mentioning that Scully was raised Catholic... and she had an affair with one of her professors in medical school.
- In the episode 'Signs and Wonders', Mulder and Scully go to a church that practices snake handling and the following conversation takes place...
- The adult news magazine Exotic featured an article about the Catholic schoolgirl fetish and its reasons being.
- Playboy actually got a lot of angry mail from some people for this cover in 1996 that seemed to show a model in such an outfit. (They later claimed it wasn't a Catholic school uniform or even an imitation of one and had been custom-tailored.)
- Alicia Silverstone and Liv Tyler first appear in Roman Catholic schoolgirl uniforms in the video for Aerosmith's "Crazy". Later in the video, they appear in less. Aerosmith is led by Liv Tyler's father, Steven Tyler.
- The Hugo nominated "Fuck Me, Ray Bradbury", courtesy of Rachel Bloom, plays this trope for all it's worth. Happy Birthday, Ray!
- The otherwise bewildering and impenetrable video to the Blue Öyster Cult single "Joan Crawford Has Risen from the Grave", which features a lot of Catholic Schoolgirls in various stages of demurity, semi-dress, and vampirism, pursued by a seedy pervert with a stunning resemblance to keyboards man Allen Lanier.
- The BOC also use this trope in the album track "Unknown Tongue", in which a devout Catholic Schoolgirl pursues the mysteries of the Stigmata.
- The Cocky Sticks' minor club hit "I'm a Catholic Girl, Of Course I Swallow."
- Halsey: A downplayed example, more cute than sexy, in her "Colors" video.
- Ice Cube's "Givin Up the Nappy Dugout".
- Billy Joel's "Only the Good Die Young" is a partial subversion, in that Roman Catholicism could be seen as a stumbling block to the singer getting the goods. But only partially, because that stumbling block only makes the girl more attractive to the singer.
- Lyn-Z Way of Mindless Self Indulgence often wears a slightly-less Stripperiffic version of this outfit during live shows.
- Alanis Morissette's "Forgiven".
- "Catholic Schoolgirls Rule" by the Red Hot Chili Peppers is the Trope Namer.
- Shakira and her backup dancers in the video to "Pure Intuition".
- The video for Sleigh Bells' "Infinity Guitars".
- Every female human being under the age of 22 is dressed in a Roman Catholic schoolgirl uniform at the beginning of the video for Britney Spears' "Baby, One More Time...". Not so coincidentally, every female human being of any age had an automatic Halloween costume that year. Thanks, Britney!
- Frank Zappa's "Catholic Girls".
- Stacy Keibler showed up on the runway wearing a Roman Catholic schoolgirl uniform. Her appearance was the height of hotness. The reactions from the middle-age-or-older men around the runway were the height of terrifying.
- WWE has put on several "schoolgirl" matches, which give their female wrestlers an excuse to dress like this and beat each other with school-themed weapons like yardsticks to the delight of the audience.
- Escape From St. Mary's: The group of girls you talk to wear uniforms without using this trope, but the fashion show features students modeling uniforms to the sounds of "I'm Too Sexy."
- I=MGCM: St. Charles academy has schoolgirl uniforms that are already sexy, especially with a short skirt, and they don't seem to have strict rules about dress codes. Lilly has her Custom Uniform of Sexy, which is tight and has exposed cleavage, especially when she's being a Gyaru Girl. Marianne, one of the St. Charles schoolgirls and Lilly's best friend, is revealed to secretly draw NSFW doujins as well as general mangas.
- Vampire: The Masquerade Bloodlines: several characters wear variations on schoolgirl outfits, and some versions of the female protagonist can also don similar garb. It's explicitly being used as fetishwear and stripper outfits.
- Varicella: If you look in palace courtesan Miss Sierra's wardrobe, a Catholic school uniform is one of her fetishistic outfits.
- Downplayed in Princess Evangile. On one hand, it is an H-Game that features schoolgirls studying in a private school founded by a Catholic mission, so this inevitably happens once the protagonist picks a romantic route towards the end. On the other, many of the girls who study there are not promiscuous whatsoever, having never seen any young men their age up until protagonist Masaya's acceptance into the school as part of an "experiment".
- In Banzai Girl, Jinky Coronado and her friends spend a lot of time battling monsters and aliens in their very short school uniforms.
- In Birthday Gift, Anna tries to seduce a new student, Ginger. She's halfway there by the first... meeting.
- The private school version rules in Eerie Cuties.
- An exchange from El Goonish Shive...
Nanase: As far as my mother is concerned, Ellen, you are a heterosexual whom attends Catholic school.
Ellen: A naughty Catholic schoolgirl?
- Subverted in Everyday Heroes by Carrie, who is a devout Catholic, but goes to a public high school and dresses like everyone else.
- The Order of the Stick: The trope is invoked by Sabine who decides that killing Roy while dressed as a schoolgirl will be a major turn-on for Nale.
- Wapsi Square: When the Golem Girls first appear, they are dressed this way. And drunk.
- The Bad Catholic Girls, of John Kricfalusi's The Goddamn George Liquor Program.
- Hot For Words, the youtube "phenomenon", has host Marina Orlova dressing up in this uniform with alarming frequency.
- The Nostalgia Critic: In a Rare Male Example, the knowledge that the Critic went to catholic school (and you know how he grew up) put some really dirty thoughts into fan's heads.
- Sailor Moon Abridged, episode 12/13:
Serena: Who died and made you school security?Raye: Satan.Serena: But you go to a Catholic school!Raye: Catholic girls taste better.
- The characters in SOTF-TV each get alternate outfits inside their daypacks, usually either Fanservice-y, humorous or both. Naturally, a character (specifically, Mikaela Warner) gets this costume.
- Archer: Archer had two prostitutes dressed as schoolgirls. Noodle Incidents ensued, apparently.
- In the Britney Spears-Christina Aguilera match on Celebrity Deathmatch, both wore an outfit like this, although the fight went from Fanservice to Fan Disservice (as they tended to do on the show) rather quickly.
- Fruity of MTV's Downtown dated a Catholic schoolgirl who turned out to be utterly psycho.
- In Family Guy, Lois does sexual roleplay by dressing like one and doing a Coy, Girlish Flirt Pose.
- Hey Arnold!'s Olga Pataki.
- The denomination of Pennys high school in Major Lazer is debatable, but she and her classmates definitely have the uniforms and the attitudes.