Leelee Sobieski: This was my second time wearing armour. When I filmed Joan of Arc I had to wear 60 pounds of metal. This armour was a lot lighter, and I even got the chance to help in its design. I wanted it to fall a certain way. It’s just as romantic for me to dress up in armour as it is to dress up in a period dress. As a woman, you don’t get many opportunities to put on armour. From complex.com
As Ms. Sobieski mentioned in her interview that The Name of the King was her second outing in armour, this is a picture of her first - as Joan of Arc. Like many other portrayals of women fighters in full plate armour, it is perfectly rational, except for the flowing locks, which provide an opportunity for an opponent to grab / yank and may get trapped in the armour. Otherwise there isn't much concession to femininity in the costume.
(江山美人 / Jiang Shan Mei Ren)
Can anyone say C09 Dark Elf helmet? No, I mean really Citadel Dark Elf! Amazing. I think this would be classed as studded leather. Someone working in the costume dept. was a big fan of Citadel Miniatures dark elves, either that, or my ignorance of oriental armour means that I'd missed out on the references that the citadel miniatures designers were referencing. While the ornate, decorativeness might be seen to be quite feminine, the male armour has exactly the same level or elaboration, so with regards to signifying femininity, we're only left with the face and the subtle female body shape.
For anyone reading this who doesn't have a clue what a citadel dark elf is, here's a CO9 pre-slotta classic witch elf:
More can be seen on the Collecting Citadel Miniatures wiki. I won't bother describing the armour here, suffice to say chain-mail and cleavage isn't very practical.