Glamour Spotlight: Healers #40

While I originally thought I’d make a glamour for every role with the 2B leggings and boots combination, after putting together several of them, I felt like I didn’t have anywhere else to go for healers. I’d been experimenting with a look built around the Holy Rainbow Shirt with the pairing, and for a little while I thought I might actually be going back to one of the earliest healer glamours on the site, relying on that shirt’s nice default color scheme. After fussing around with that for a little while, though, I remembered that there’s no dye that properly matches the purple on the shirt’s vest, which makes it much harder to work with.

I still felt like doing something new, though, since I didn’t stay enamored with the Craftsman’s Coverall Top (from my most recent healer look) for that long. Even if I wasn’t going to be using the 2B Leggings, I figured I should still get Alahra’s healer updated using the new boots, since it was as a Scholar that her personal thigh-gap style really became solidified, culminating in one of my most fondly remembered glamours all the way back in Heavensward. As I sat down to really work out a new glamour, I suppose nostalgia for Heavensward overcame me, and I ended up with a new twist on that old favorite.

Glamour Components (Requirements: AST/SCH/WHM 60, Female)
Weapon: Omnilex Atma
Head: Reading Glasses
Body: Scion Adventurer’s Jacket (Midnight Blue)
Hands: Makai Moon Guide’s Fingerless Gloves (Midnight Blue)
Legs: Far Eastern Maiden’s Bottoms (Midnight Blue)
Feet: No.2 Type B Boots (Midnight Blue)

At first, I started working with the jacket in White (with everything else to match), settling on the Faire Kohakama for a skirt alongside 2B’s boots and the Makai gloves to round things out, since I’ve always thought they go quite well with the jacket. Once I got into my portrait studio, though, I was able to see that none of the whites were really lining up across the whole glamour, which sent me back to my glamour dresser trying to figure out a new color. Since I was already feeling nostalgic, I decided to get my old Omnilex out of storage, settling on Midnight Blue to go along with it.

That posed a new challenge, though. While the Faire Kohakama looked mostly fine, their stockings don’t entirely dye, leaving some white peeking out over the top of the boots that I couldn’t get used to. As per my usual, I settled on finding another skirt, but nothing I tried (from the classic Valentione Skirt to something more recent like the Anemos Orator’s Bottoms) really seemed to work alongside this new pair of boots. Eventually, I gave up on that idea and started looking at shorts instead, initially favoring the Makai Moon Guide’s Quartertights. Those didn’t feel quite right, though, and after a little exploration, I stumbled on the answer.

While I had pointed out the unique Far Eastern Maiden’s Bottoms in my review of the set, I’d never actually managed to put them to use in a glamour myself. I’ve experimented with them in the past, but generally avoided them since they’re slightly too long for my normal choice of boots, making the unique tights more of a detriment than a draw. 2B’s boots are shorter than average for a pair of thighboots in FFXIV, though, making them the perfect compliment for my tastes and the Maiden’s Bottoms. I can’t wait to see what other pieces the boots might open up for me now that I’ve (mostly) gotten the 2B leggings out of my system (though Patch 5.15’s remodeling of them with some body pieces is a real shame that I hope they revert).

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