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No bra, no problem.
Sometimes, when you need to create a human-looking alien, a female member of a race of Unscaled Merfolk, or a Draconic Humanoid, bras or simple breasts coverings may look awkward, as she isn't supposed to wear any clothes at all. Well, what should a writer do? The answer is, in this case, covering the mammaries with a natural fleshy appendage, wide enough to hide cleavage and nipples from a view from above. In a few cases, it can also cover a good part of the belly and the waist, forming a shell-like composition. Usually it will be thick enough to hide the nipples underneath, which consequently leads to Nipple and Dimed. Bonus points if the creature either looks like an adolescent or appears in children media.

This trope may be used to avoid Fan Disservice moments.

Subtrope of Clothing Appendage. Sister trope of Seashell Bra and Barbie Doll Anatomy. Compare it to Non-Mammal Mammaries and Exposed Extraterrestrials. Can sometimes overlap with Nonhumans Lack Attributes. Not to be confused with Fur Bikini, though it can overlap in case the character's nonhuman biology is based on a fur/hair-covered mammal (e.g. a Catgirl).



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    Anime & Manga 
  • Kino the matango (mushroom girl) in Daily Life with Monster Girl has "frills" covering her private parts that are actually a part of her body.
  • Lisanna Strauss in Fairy Tail, has magic that lets her take on the form of animals. During the Tartaros arc she uses it to create a bra and underwear when she suffers from a lack of clothing, although technically she just transformed those parts of her body into a cat. She's still 100% percent nude, just part cat.

    Film — Animated 
  • Ursula, along with her sister Morgana, from The Little Mermaid franchise: her waist, buttocks and breasts are covered by a patch of black skin that forms a sweet-heart neckline. Furthermore their backs lack the black covering, making their skin look like part of a slinky evening dress.

    Film — Live Action 
  • In both the original Clash of the Titans and the 2010 remake, Medusa has black plates covering her nipples.
  • Marishka, Alena, and Verona (a.k.a Dracula's brides) from Van Helsing have their chests covered with ridged leathery white skin whenever they turn into vampires. Justified, as their human forms possess Stripperific clothes.
  • In the X-Men film series, shapeshifter Mystique is nude when not shapeshifted. She has scaly parts over her naughty bits.

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