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If only Adriana Lima's red mini was minty green. The Double Mint people could easily stick her in an impromptu ad with a clever "double the fun" angle.
Then again, it's the scarlet shade that takes this from a 10 to a 12 on the racy scale. We generally say that a style should highlight one feature above all, but in the case of this Brazilian beauty's Matthew Williamson frock, we'll make an exception. There's just as much to gawk at on the bottom as there is on the top, but both areas are treated with the utmost class, for a teeny-tiny dress.
It's hard to make a cleavage-showing, cut-out neckline look sophisticated, especially against a super short skirt. Part of what keeps this design out of streetwalker territory is the peplum shape. It makes for a cute and flirty feel versus a straight, all-sexy cocktail vibe. The bedazzled bar against the chest has a similar effect. This neckline could just be a plunging V, but the modified shape is more modern and less revealing.
We're not trying to say that Adriana doesn't look as hot as humanly possible in this body-hugging dress, we're just saying that she carefully dances the line between tasteful and tacky. Very carefully.