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Basic Trope: Part of an outfit that floats independently of gravity.

  • Straight: Bob's Scarf Of Asskicking hovers over his neck and shoulders.
  • Exaggerated: Bob's whole attire hovers over his body.
  • Downplayed: Bob's wristband hovers just enough to easily slide about.
  • Justified:
    • Bob has latent telekinesis that causes small objects to float into the air, most commonly his various clothing items.
    • Bob's Badass Cape is actually an advanced shield, the anti-gravity effect used to make it absurdly fast.
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    • Bob's floating accessories have been stopped in time, thus in actuality suspended falling.
    • Alice's magically floating 'clothing' is mass she shed to remotely manipulate.
    • Alice's sense of touch is too sensitive to wear much normally, thus uses anti-gravity clothing to bypass it.
  • Inverted:
    • Bob's clothing is incredibly clingy to his body.
    • Bob's clothing have their own personally greater gravity.
    • Bob's clothing is the only thing normally affected by gravity.
  • Subverted: Bob's cape seems to hover separately from gravity, but in actuality the connecting parts between it & Bob's outfit is simply invisible.
  • Double Subverted: ...Yet when those connectors all get broken away, Bob's cape continues to float in defiance of gravity.
  • Parodied: Alice, taking great pride in her magic has her entire attire floating away from herself. Looking downright Stripperiffic as a result, Alice confidently strolls out of her lab- And is instantly reduced to nudity just by sneezing.
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  • Zig Zagged: ???
  • Averted: Clothing simply doesn't float mysteriously over one's body, either because there's no reason to or the technology wasn't invented.
  • Enforced: "We need Bob to understand that Alice isn't quite human. Why not have some of her accessories floating in defiance of gravity?"
  • Lampshaded:
    • "How do you keep your cape stationary? Must be difficult keeping that in place separate from yourself."
    • "Why do Bob and Alice, uh, 'wear' floating clothing?" "Could be any number of reasons really, but it certainly looks impressive."
  • Invoked:
    • Bob wants to put off a regal, mysterious air so he researches antigravity technology so he can work it into his outfit.
    • Alice, an apprising Magical Girl Warrior, understands the downsides of capes and thus makes hers floating & detached.
  • Exploited:
    • Bob uses his gravity-defiant cape as a springboard and makeshift platform.
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    • Drake aims his sticky bomb for the easier magically floating cape than Bob himself.
    • Alice deliberately targets villains using anti-gravity clothing to easily get herself new clothes.
  • Defied: Alice refuses to wear an anti-gravity dress under the concern it might malfunction whilst wearing it.
  • Discussed: "I hate to admit it, but Emperor Evulz' Telekinetic Sword is really cool! Do you think he as an anti-gravity cape to go along with it?" "That's ridiculous! The floating sword turned out to be rather powerful, but why would he need a levitating cape?!"
  • Conversed: "Where's the logic in anti-gravity clothing? Seriously, that's even worst than capes!" "Well, an anti-gravity cape makes for a good springboard for starters, and a floating crown would be a small target."
  • Implied: Alice's necklace always seems a little too up, though as its a family heirloom some just assume the chain has locked up.
  • Deconstructed:
    • To actually maintain the anti-gravity of anti-gravity clothing, the 'wearer' has to constantly keep some focus on it. Thus, Alice and Bob are unable to fight with their full power just to keep up the floating clothes.
    • The technology necessary to make anti-gravity clothing is better used for other things, and even if used in clothing the resultant would be so unwieldy & massive you couldn't take it anywhere.
  • Reconstructed:
    • Though Bob and Alice have to constantly exert focus to keep their anti-gravity clothing floating, doing so has trained them to more efficiently use their powers. Thus, they're able to fight easily after having done this for so long.
    • Through technological advancement, anti-gravity technology has been shrunk down in size. Thus, allowing reasonably sized clothing to be enhanced with the technology.
  • Played For Laughs: Alice, her allergies acting up, ends up sneezing regularly throughout the day causing her to briefly turn Stripperiffic as her anti-gravity clothing gets pushed back by the force.
  • Played For Drama: Anti-gravity technology was never meant for casual use, thus Alice trying to apply it to her clothing means she's constantly in danger of Wardrobe Malfunction in the midst of battle.

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