Well, where I commute I don't see that many women wearing chain mail bikinis and I don't think it's a self-esteem issue. Regardless, I'm not in favor of making female characters look like "disgusting hags" as you put it although I'm not very keen on this non sequitur positing that attraction is only attained through nakedness. It's mostly combat situations that become hilarious to me when certain characters forgo protection for stylishness (and there isn't any magic or spellcasting involved either). It's less of a bother when you're in town or at a pub for sure.
Last edited by korotama; 25/01/2008:16 PM. Reason: typos