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Basic Trope: A girl wears a miniskirt or shorts and long socks and/or boots that bare the skin of her thighs but cover her knees.

  • Straight: Kimiko comes to school dressed in socks and/or boots that are above the knee and a short skirt.
  • Exaggerated: Kimiko's skirt barely covers her underwear and her stockings cover her entire thighs.
  • Downplayed: Grade C or below, where while the skirt is short, the socks/boots are below the knee.
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  • Justified: Standard issue school uniform during winter for the girls is a skirt and long socks.
  • Inverted:
    • Kimiko comes to school dressed in a skirt that reaches her ankles and ankle socks.
    • Short leggings that visually suggest the reverse - uncovered legs and the gap is covered by leggings.
  • Subverted: The stockings go all the way up, but are flesh-colored on top.
  • Double Subverted: She gets true Zettai Ryouiki in a later scene.
  • Parodied: Kimiko is a male with a Gender-Blender Name and a strange costume.
  • Zig Zagged:
    • Alice wears a long dress which splits from her side and exposes her legs and over knee socks that would have given her a Grade B.
    • Alice has Fashionable Asymmetry below her short skirt: she wears Grade A socks on one leg and Grade E on the other.
  • Averted:
    • Kimiko wears completely different clothing.
    • Her skirt goes far past her knees, stockings are short.
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  • Enforced: The director is a Boot/sock fetishist.
  • Lampshaded: "Every time I put on these thigh-high socks and this really short skirt, a lot of guys hit on me. I wonder why?"
  • Invoked: "I think I'm gonna wear this miniskirt and these thigh-high socks and see how many guys I attract."
  • Exploited: Kimiko wears a short skirt and thigh-high socks specifically for an attempt to attract the attention of one or more classmates.
  • Defied: Kimiko's mum forbids her to wear a short skirt and knee high socks to prevent her from attracting unwanted attention.
  • Discussed:
    • "Wow, that girl is so hot when she puts on that skirt and those socks!"
    • "The guys from my class find me attractive only when I put on a miniskirt and thigh-high socks."
  • Conversed: "Man, I love these anime and manga with cute girls in super short miniskirts and knee high socks. Their pictures are so racy!"
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  • Implied: Kimiko was never shown, but her boyfriend comments on her clothing choice in delight.
  • Deconstructed:
    • School uniform protest from parents who worry that it'll sexualize their daughters..
    • Kimiko wears long socks not to attract other students, but to hide her unshaved legs.
  • Reconstructed: The school changes its uniform, and this is only used outside of school as a popular clothing of choice.
  • Played For Laughs: Kimiko won a beauty contest wearing this outfit, even when the theme is completely different (e.g. swimsuit).
  • Played For Drama: Kimiko got her date, but does he love her for who she is, or for what she wore? Kimiko continued to wear this outfit in fear other clothings would lead to a breakup.

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