I have really appreciated how practical the female versions of armor have been in Morrowind, Oblivion and Skyrim. At least, up until the vampires in Dawnguard. Breast windows, Bethesda? Really?
For contrast, see the Dawnguard's light armor (the heavy armor is mostly a color change.)
And there's glass armor (which just happened to be what I was wearing when I decided to do this comparison.)