Jeff Wasson’s self-proclaimed “wife” in plate armor made from 1050 hardened steel. From the website:
Notice that her breastplate covers her ribcage and stops at the narrowest part of her waist. Below that a fauld of hooped lames covers her hips, flexing and allowing her to bend.
The breastplate is very rounded and has a crest running down the center. Both of these attributes allow it to deflect blows, and give the wearer plenty of room to breath. The pauldrons overlap the breastplate and have reinforcing plates.