Remember folks, the Armor Class notes are old-school: Like the armor featured, the less the better! ;)
AC 9 -- Furs/Skins (loincloth):
AC 8 -- Leather (battle-harness):
AC 7 -- Studded Leather (battle-harness or bondage-gear w/ metal studs):
AC 7 -- Ring-mail (ring bikini):
AC 6 -- Scale-mail (coin bra):
AC 5 -- Chainmail (chainmail bikini or codpiece):
AC 4 -- Breast Plate (metal bra or codpiece):
AC 3 -- Platemail (larger metal bra or codpiece):
Here you go folks! Heroes that look sexy, but don't have to suffer from just base AC. Yes they don't cover much, but the protection is symbolic to a character's archetype. There is still an issue of encumbrance... As if anyone takes the time to bother with the bean-counting. And of course is post is just for shits n' giggles, so don't get your panties in a knot.
I should note that the famous "chainmail bikini" shown on Red Sonja (who is not a character cannon to the world of Robert E. Howard's Conan) has more of a coin-mail suit, which is more appropriate on belly-dancers and harem girls, then on a warrior-woman. When she was first introduced in the Conan comics, she sported a simple (and fictional) mail shirt, but one of the artists shown her in a sexy pin-up spread. Much like the shirtless barbarian hero of Conan (who did use real armor) and all of his clones, the chainmail bikini became so popular, the fashion became as apart of her image, which in turn, became iconic with the Sword & Sorcery genre as a whole.