From Chic Chainmail to Galactic Breastplates

By: Marissa Brassfield - Published: Aug 15, 2009   Updated: Mar 24 2011
These armored fashions are fierce--in a Roman gladiator sort of way. From jeans with armored knees to jeweled headgear that looks like a knight's helmet, protecting your vital organs has never looked so good.

Not all of these armored fashions channel the medieval era, however. Next-gen bulletproof vests and body armor used in the military are also included in this cluster.