This week, all week: let's celebrate the technological advances of a universe that has created every single possible science-fictiony thing from sentient robots to laser swords, a universe which has invented a replacement for wheels on tanks as well as rifles that don't shoot straight and armor that doesn't protect you, and yet, doesn't seem to have invented complete shirts for its women. Yes, it's the Star Wars Universe, a fictional reality that has an entire entry for "belly button" in its specialized Wikipedia. Crop off your tops and get ready for Belly Shirts of the Star Wars Universe!
First up: pretty much the trope-namer, Queen Senator Padmé Elizabeth Amidala! Some are born with belly shirts; Amidala has belly shirts thrust upon her. Well, not so much thrust. Clawed.
Panels from Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones #3-4 (May 2002), script by Henry Gilroy, pencils by Jan Duursema, inks by Ray Kryssing, colors by Digital Chameleon, letters by Steve Dutro
Still, we can be thankful that none of Padmé's impressionable children picked up on this habit of...
Panels from Star Wars: Return of the Jedi #2 (November 1983), script by Archie Goodwin, pencils and inks by Al Williamson and Carlos Garzon, colors by Christie Scheele and Bob Sharen, letters by Ed King
NOW CUT THAT OUT LEIA