Today, Gal Gadot returns to the big screen as Wonder Woman to join the Justice League gang. She'll be joined by Jason Momoa as Aquaman, Ben Affleck as Batman, Ezra Miller as The Flash, and Henry Cavill as Superman. Of course, next to a cast of supermen, Wonder Woman holds her own and then some—as does her super-suit.
The costumes worn by female superheroes, both in Hollywood movies and on the pages that inspired them, are notoriously criticized for hypersexualizing the female form. Most recently, Justice League's looks for Wonder Woman's fellow Amazons have been bashed on Twitter for being more skin-bearing than they appeared in Wonder Woman's titular film earlier this year.
The male gaze is slowly—glacially—being joined by female-told or at least female-led stories in the comic book world. But throughout superhero history, some superheroine costumes have also been claimed as symbols of empowerment, strength, and testaments to their wearers' badass capabilities. These looks also help their brave owners do brave things, like save the world. (And there's nothing wrong with feeling fly as hell while kicking butt—we all know how powerful a little fashion armor can be.)
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