Things that could only happen in an RPG game, I'm sure:
Quest x: get a nice leather armour.
Quest y: get a +1 defense rated "revealing" armour.
As if you started with the kind that would be just perfect for an adventure wondering the countryside. Then cut it down until it was basically a leather bra and suspenders.
Aptly by the time the sets were completed, my Miqo'te gladiator went from looking like a knight napping under a tree to a bandit slut in need a whirp.
That said, FF14 in the course of hasa hard day's questing and several suits of armor: the game has generally shown equipment that looks like something you would want to wear on a battlefield instead of going down the boobplate route; it's just that I find it amusing that the leather version of boobplate was a +1 to the more conventional armour.