so I’ve been thinking a lot lately about armor for people with curves and big breasts, and a trend I’ve noticed among “anti-boobplate” circles where the positive examples highlighted tend to work best for people with flat or smaller chests. It’s definitely a conversation we should be having, since most boobplate looks ridiculous, and as it’s been pointed out by many, many people all mostly quoting the same article, could kill you if you fell forward. However, I worry sometimes that people take these arguments to their logical extremes, and lump breasts and curves in with the problem, or make boring outfits in the name of “practicality.”
So I wanted to draw some armor that is at least believable, if not practical, and works with a curvy figure without sexualizing it. Would this actually work in real life as real armor? Probably not? But I’m not sure that’s the most important thing to focus on, unless you’re making a gritty, realistic, historically-accurate work. For fantasy? COOLNESS is what counts. I’m all for seeing non-sexualized, diverse ladytypes with functional armor, as long as the coolness factor doesn’t get lost!