Just felt I should once again point out, for all the herpa derpa praktikool posters in this thread, not all cultures (current, historical or indeed fictional) see practicality as the most important thing during battle.
The fact of the matter is that we are more likely to accept two men deliberately disrobing to fight in bare feet than a woman fighting in steel high heels.
Practicality is very rarely a concern outside of first and developing world military structures. In fact, historically, MORALE and DISCIPLINE was more important BY FAR than practicality in garb, for a great many hundreds of years.>>16130475 without taking the context of the setting into consideration.
This poster has the right idea, but even if the setting doesn't explain away silly costumes - the CULTURE most certainly does, and always will.
And you know what, if a culture features beautiful teenage girls inhibiting their combat prowess with outlandish sexy outfits, I honestly don't mind.