So, Demon Knights 2 written by Paul Cornell with artist Diogenes Neves has a new (I think) character called Exoristos in an outfit I should hate, and absolutely would in a lot of comic books. Breastplate that’d poke her in her exposed midriff if she sat down, bracers as her only other armour, and a skirt and totally bare legs to fight dragons in? Terrible ideas all of them! And yet in this very specific case, it’s totally working for me. Context is everything!
The dragon breastplate looks kinda cool, she’s got her hair back and she’s drawn pretty beefy. That’s actually really important to me because it makes suspending my disbelief at her silly outfit way easier, she may not dress appropriately but she’s built for the beating up dragons part. And of course, it’s acknowledged that it’s not a particularly effective battle outfit twice (once followed up by a dick joke), so it’s not like the creators are going “pff yeah this is TOTALLY PRACTICAL!” like what sometimes happens and never ceases to annoy me. It helps too that while Exoristos and Madame Xanadu both have impractical outfits, the other female characters in the story are way more covered up and armoured, and nobody is wearing high heels.
Oh and of course any comic book that has the immortal Vandal Savage literally beating a dragon to death with another dragon while talking about how tasty they are does get a lot of leeway in the ridiculous department. The more over the top a comic book is, the more the costumes can get away with, and this is pretty high on the over the top meter.