Heidi Klum Trades in a Thongkini For an Ab-Baring Minidress

While her career gained prominence in the 1990s, Heidi Klum has proven that she's just as fabulous as she was during her prime time as one of the industry's biggest supermodels. Most recently, she's embraced body-baring silhouettes (especially the popular thongkini trend), and her latest look is no exception. On Wednesday, July 12, Klum took to Instagram to show off her toned body in a cutout dress while vacationing with husband, Tom Kaulitz, in Sardinia, Italy. The "Project Runway" alum chose an unconventional yet stunning look for boat day: a Jean Paul Gaultier minidress.

As she relaxed amidst deep blue waters and the sun caressed her skin, Klum donned the figure-flattering piece that featured a stomach cutout, off-the-shoulder detailing, and a depiction of the legendary Mona Lisa painting by artist Leonardo Da Vinci. In vein of keeping things "mini," she accessorized with a red 4G box leather bag by Givenchy that seamlessly matched her fiery nails and oversize round '70s style sunglasses. The German-American model also sported gold jewelry, including three gold body chains that cascaded her abs, which she wore earlier in the day with a black string bikini while lounging by the beach.

As one of the original swimsuit mavens (think: her iconic 1998 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit cover), Klum's managed to pull off every swimwear style in the book, from micro stringy pieces and crochet bikinis to logofied sets. She even went topless in just a black thongkini bottom during a vacation in Cannes last month. The 50-year-old has recently produced other noteworthy fashion moments, including a Jean Paul Gaultier half-bikini, half-couture gown while attending the designer's Couture show in Paris, along with the yellow Zuhair Murad dress she wore for the 2023 Cannes Film Festival.

Scroll up to click through Klum's latest moment in her Jean Paul Gaultier Mona Lisa minidress.