Jessica Alba is always surprising us. When we saw her last, she was wearing a buttoned-up frock by Tory Burch with a prim white collar and long sleeves (albeit covered in sequins).
But yesterday Alba had it both ways: conservative with a bit of sex appeal, too. At the opening of the Armani Hotel Milano, Alba wore Armani, of course, from the designer's Fall 2011 couture collection, although we can't determine exactly which runway look it is.
Alba appears to have customized her look (which is the point of haute couture, after all), pairing one of Armani's deeply cut black tops with a skinny black skirt trimmed with a floral print.
When we first glanced at the actress' ensemble, we scoffed -- "Hello, side boob!" But the look, daring yet conservative, is totally growing on us.
Check it out in the slideshow below (hit "Fullscreen" for big photos!) and tell us what you think!
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