“Why Can’t We Have Boob Shapes in Plate Armor?”

We interrupt your regularly scheduled nerd news for a hugely important discussion on one of the pressing (literally!) issues of the day. Why female armor in fantasy should not, for all practical intents and purposes, mirror the female form.

Lunchbox Photography
Not technically plate armor. Does it matter?

Briefly stated:

A female warrior is charging into battle. In the midst of this, she trips! Or is pushed over, or takes a blow to the chest! So long as the force is on the front of her torso it really doesn’t matter for the conclusion:

She feels a sharp pain in her chest and hears the cracking of bone! Oh no, what’s gone wrong? Well she doesn’t have time to think about that, because she is now dead.

Her sternum just fractured

I think you owe it to yourself to read the full argument. It has pictures.