While the vanilla armor is very inspired and well made, it’s quite bland and boring after a while. There’s not much variety, but armor also has a split fan base. There’s the lore friendly side that alters or adds armor that isn’t sexy or revealing, then there’s the fan base that loves the sexy and revealing “armor”. I for one love both sides and each side has creative and gorgeous pieces for your Dovahkiin to don on him or her. There are so many armors that I love that this will have to be a multi part series, but it will be broken up unlike the previous Skyrim modding feature.
In this feature I will actually post two variations of each armor unlike the previous feature. I will post the original author’s mod plus the new variation that’s usually updated by another mod author in this case original body plus the new Bodyslide version. If anyone isn’t up to date with Bodyslide it allows you to create your own mesh and then adjust the armor for that mesh where before we were stuck with set body types such as UNP or CBBE and it was up to mod authors to tailor their armor to those types. This is catching on and is actually starting with Fallout 4 where as Skyrim had this feature very late and many armors are still being converted.
Ancient Draugr Armor UNP + UUNP Bodyslide
by NSK13 and Gamefever
Ancient Draugr armor isn’t just sexy but more lore friendly for those willing to venture over. The mesh links are ripped so your Dragonborn looks like it just got out of a fresh battle. The mesh and textures are gorgeous with highly detailed chain links and weathering to make it look like it was picked freshly off a dead Draugr. NSK13 did a wonderful job with the original and Gamefever preserved the beauty of this armor and updated it for UUNP Bodyslide.
Argent Iron Armor UNP and CBBE v3 + UUNP Bodyslide
by KURESE and LordMikukiSan
Argent Iron armor brings back memories to back when Skyrim wasn’t even a year old yet. This was one of the first sexy armors for CBBE and UNP, but also kept it lore friendly. The original armor was beautiful with brushed metal that almost looked like it came out of an anime but still felt lore friendly, it was a great melding of the two. Three years later LordMikukiSan takes that armor and kicks it up a notch by updating it to UUNP Bodyslide and updating the textures some. Both mods are great, and while the new one looks updated we have to give the original credit where its due.
Black Lace MiniDress Dream_Girl and UNP + MiniDress UUNP Bodyslide
by Lord Dark Elf and da_bahamut
Say what you will about this not being armor, but there are armor properties it kind of counts right? Well no matter, the original armor gave us some sexy lingerie to fight in or roleplay in with the Hearthfire DLC if you will. No matter how you look at this mod, the fact that it’s beautifully crafted says wonders for how deep Skyrim’s modding pit goes. Lord Dark Elf gave us a mod for a rarely used body type, Dream Girl, and da_bahamut convereted it and updated it to UUNP Bodyslide with some extras. Win/Win right?
Blades Bikini Amor
If you don’t die laughing from the description then you will be able to feast your eyes on this gorgeous high-def mod. I’m sure the Blades didn’t prance around in bikini armor protecting Tiber Septim, but why can’t we pretend? That’s the fun part about Skyrim. I’m sure there are thousands of nay sayers out there but I love this mod so much. The original Blades armor is still intact here just sexified. If you play Skyrim with a frown and demand it be real then you aren’t having fun.
Brand New Glass Armor
Say what you will about sexy armors, but this one retains the original vanilla spirit of the armor and adds a high fantasy feeling to it. The textures are high-res and it looks gorgeous in various different lighting environments. Glass armors are surprisingly rarely ever modded and it’s not to see someone doing it.
Cassandra Frost Witch UUNP Bodyslide
Mages normally don’t get cool armors but this one is both awesome sexy and fantastic all wrapped in one package. The original armor helped boost the 7B body type that was already struggling in gaining popularity for a while and now NSK13 turned it into a whole new outfit and updated it for Bodyslide. This is a must have for any magick player.
NSK13 is one of the best armor makers on the Skyrim Nexus and he hit it home again with another mod that’s both sexy and lore friendly. The Nightingale armor was already cool in vanilla Skyrim, but NSK kicked it up to 11 with a great light armor outfit and awesome helmet. What sends it home is the amazing lighting effects on the outfit itself. You have to try it on to believe me.
Crimson Twilight Armor
Crimson Twilight is a fantastic lore friendly armor that is both practical and a little sexy. Using all of the popular body mods available, Crimson Twilight has a gorgeous shade of red with beautiful decorations and high-res texture that is great for screenarchers. This is one of my favorite mods for my 7B character and can’t have a Skyrim setup without it.
Daedric Reaper Armor + UUNP Bodyslide Variant
by NSK13 and gamefever
NSK13 is one of my top armor authors and Daedric Reaper armor shows why. Being lore friendly and still sexy this armor is just jaw droppingly gorgeous. With beautiful decorations and various changes to the ornamentation of the original armor, we get a very unique Daedric armor that I can’t play without. Gamefever was kind enough to make a UUNP Bodyslide variant to keep these armors up to date with current body mods.
Demon Hunter Armor CBBE v3 UNP+ UUNP Bodyslide Variant
by jmenaru and LordMikukiSan
The Demon Hunter armor was one of my favorites when originally released around the time Dawnguard was released. I played through the entire DLC with this armor and loved it. LordMikukiSan was kind enough to keep this armor up to date with a UUNP Bodyslide variant that looks fantastic.
Diano Armor CBBE v3 UNP + UUNP Bodyslide Variant
by KURESE and LordMikukiSan
These two are at it again, or were. Diano armor was one of the first popular armor releases for CBBE and UNP not even a year into Skyrim’s release. I used this armor quite a bit for my CBBE character, and LMS has updated the mod and brought it to 2016 with a UUNP Bodyslide variant. The armor is gorgeous, dark, intimidating, and great for screenarchers.
Dragonbone Barbarian Armor
Dragonbone armors are great in Skyrim, and shockero not only made them 100% better, but sexier as well. These armors are still lore friendly and retain the Skyrim look and feel. They are high-res and I can’t imagine a Skyrim setup without it!
by ms jacksh and LordMikukiSan
This Elisyum armor is fairly unique in that it’s lore friendly and sexy and doesn’t look like standard armor. This allows your character to look like a fallen angel or goddess with wings and a flowing robe with gold adornment. I love this armor mod a lot and is great for screenarchers looking for a specific look for their shot. It looks great in motion and I always recommend downloading this to armor mod lovers like myself.
Emfy Cleric Robes + UUNP Bodyslide
by NSK13 and gamefever
These two are at it again with some fantastic new light armor. These robes are highly detailed and sexy with a mix of chainmail and cloth. The decorations are gorgeous and looks great in action. These robes are great for thieves, light armor uses, and archers.