In fantasy art, women's body armor is often depicted in ways that may appear unrealistic. This may come as a shock to some of you, but in the opinion of some critics, the popular chainmail bikini is designed to appeal to male visual taste, not practical protective abilities.
This is, of course, a great misunderstanding. Artist Stjepan Sejic explains the science behind this popular trope. Read the whole piece here and get educated.
-via Geek Art Gallery