Lindsay’s Court Date Dress

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La Lohan never fails to attract attention when she makes an entrance!

Amidst throngs of reporters, fans, and curious onlookers, Lindsay Lohan showed up for her arraignment on felony grand theft charges with every intention of owning the spotlight Wednesday in Los Angeles. Sporting a figure-hugging white knit Kimberly Ovitz mini dress paired with black pumps, Chanel 5182 sunglasses, newly-colored tresses, and a spray tan, there was no way you could miss her.

The mid-thigh length dress was universally criticized byfashion and news sites across the web. likened it to Sharon Stone'sinfamous "Basic Instinct" outfit, while E! Online asked, "Was ita fashion misdemeanor?" In an interview with the "Today" showWednesday, defense attorney Mark Geragos advised, "I tell my clients todress like you're going to church or temple." Clearly, Lindsay didn't getthat memo.

As opposed to the somber suits and neutral colors Lohan has donned to previous court dates, this time the embattled actress's outfit looked more appropriate for a celebrity product launch party or a night out on the town.

Seriously, what was she thinking? The "Mean Girls" starlet was spotted getting her hair done for over two and a half hours Tuesday night at a fancy Beverly Hills hair salon, so she obviously put some thought into her appearance. Perhaps Lindsay's lily white outfit -- which at $575 has sold out at every online boutique that carries Ovitz's designs -- was her way of proclaiming her innocence? Because she had to have known there was no way her ensemble was going to fly under the radar.

Photos: More of Lindsay's White-Hot Court Dress

The actress was formally charged earlier in the day for stealing a necklace worth $2,500 from a jewelry store in Venice Beach, California, on January 22, 2011. As she's still on probation for a 2007 drunken driving case, Lohan, 24, could potentially faces several years in state prison if convicted of the crime. Lindsay pled not guilty to the charges leveled against her, and her attorney, Shawn Chapman Holley, also denied Lohan lifted the merchandise, though the actress has been previously accused of stealing multiple times over the past two years. Lohan's bail was set at $40,000, and her next hearing is scheduled for February 23.

Check out some of Lindsay's past court ensembles: