Heroine chic -- What leading ladies Gwyneth Paltrow and Liv Tyler are wearing in this summer's superhero films

When it comes to fashion, no girl wants to be upstaged by her guy. But what do you do when his favorite outfit is head-to-toe latex? We turn to the heroines of this summer’s superhero flicks to see how they’re stealing back the spotlight.

Bat Babe
The sharp tailoring sported by Rachel Dawes (Maggie Gyllenhaal) could give her Dark Knight beau a run for his batsuit.
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Hulking Honey
Yes, her boyfriend’s the one with the secret identity, but Betty Ross (Liv Tyler) still knows how to keep things under wraps with a classic tan trench coat in The Incredible Hulk.

Hell’s Belle
A snappy black leather jacket and some goth-chic accessories are a perfect match for the fiery personality of Hellboy‘s main flame, Liz Sherman (Selma Blair).

Iron Maiden
Draped in a down-to-there evening gown, exec assistant Pepper Potts (Gwyneth Paltrow) helped Iron Man smash the bad guys — along with a few box office records.