Quote from Lithl »Let's not forget that "breast"plate would be more costly to produce than actual breastplate armor (both in effort and materials), and would actually endanger the wearer, since it would deflect blows towards the heart rather than away.
"Breast"-Armor would totally be a thing , if women would actually prominently wear armor in high numbers :
Having slightly round breast shapes isnt even bad, deflecting is not really the "main" job of a armor (its main job being to protect you from "cuts" and blows with its inner cushion), the armor itself is protection, and wearing the armor is a statement itself too.
In old Rome, men would wear armor thats shaped like a muscular men, because it looked cool, women would do the same to follow what would look cool for them.
Men made giant COCK pieces of armor to make their dicks look gigantic for gods sake.
A proper armor is totally fine protection, the breast shaped parts are no "real" problem at all, especially not for a proper smith, if thats what commonly is wished for by a lot of female warriors, you would TOTALLY get breast shaped armor made for them, just like men want to have ridiculous shaped armor made for them (even for their dongs).
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Yes i am very well educated on this topic (Hey dont look at me, its "purely educational")
So proper breast shaped armor, totally fine and looks AWESOME in a fantasy setting.