Melody Thornton schools everyone in subtlety. (Getty)
Pantslessness is pretty much standard for women in music these days, at least among ladies vying for the top of the pop charts. The flesh-flashing has become borderline blasé, forcing ladies to move into dicey territory for the sake of titillation: Just a few weeks ago, trendsetter Rihanna stepped out in a completely sheer shirt that showcased her pierced nipples.
Melody Thornton, a former Pussycat Doll, took Rihanna's cue to the next absurd level at the ELLE
Women in Music Event in Hollywood on Wednesday evening. The singer, who has been promising a solo album for some time now, showed up in a completely sheer dress that nearly matched the caramel hue of her skin. She wasn't shy with her poses, either: Lady knows how to pull a stunt. Anyone surprised she's got a new music video out today? Right.
Fans expecting nudity are going to be disappointed: Thornton cries into the camera for most of the video. She needs to think up a better PR strategy to show off those pipes...