Futuristic bikinis? In silver foil on TOS and then more practical white on TNG. Also proof Star Trek is equal opportunity when it comes to objectifying guest stars.
The costumes from Star Trek, particularly TOS, (that's the original series to non trekkies), show case some seriously trippy 60s fashion.
|Gold and see through are common TOS themes Image Source|
|No costume had one piece where two would do, also bizarre hats and tunics are a popular choice for the men of many planets Image Source|
I recently noticed some seriously awesome get ups in one of my favorite episodes The Conscience of the King. This had to be at least my fifth viewing of this episode but somehow I never quite realized before how absolutely wild the costumes on the leading lady are, and unusual for Star Trek there are quite a few costume changes.
In the episode Kirk is contacted by a child hood friend who is sure he has found Kodos the Executioner, a monstrous bad guy who put to death thousands of people, supposedly to prevent the starvation of the more deserving residents of Earth Colony Tarsus IV. Kirk and his friend were two of a very small group of survivors who saw what Kodos looks like. Twenty years later the suspected Kodos is masquerading as a Shakespearean actor. Kirk is unsure if he has found the real Kodos and so he sets out to investigate. Naturally, because he is Kirk a big part of the investigation involves seducing Kodos's daughter Lenore, who gets to sport some really amazing clothes.
When Kirk first meets Lenore at a cocktail party she is wearing an outfit that is downright conservative by Star Trek standards, a one sleeved blue baby doll number with apliqued flowers and spangly ice skater tights.
is quite simple. However, when Kirk and Lenore decide to take a romantic walk on the planet surface the costume department out does themselves. In order to ward of any chills, Lenore accessorizes with a black tulle cape that cascades from her hair.
Later when Lenore beams aboard the enterprise she sports another unforgettable get up. A faux fur mini dress with a giant tiger eye brooch and those same ice skater tights, clearly her signature accessory. Oh and gloves too because this outfit really needs gloves:
|From this image I am getting the impression that Yeoman Rand isn't so sure this look works|
If it weren't for the green feathers on the sleeves this get up would hardly qualify as Star Trek apparel. However, while the outfit in this scene might disappoint, the dialogue does not.
Lenore to Kirk:
"And this ship. All this power. Surging and throbbing, yet under control. Are you like that, Captain?"
Kirk to Lenore:
"Worlds may change, galaxies disintegrate, but a woman always remains a woman."