There's Milla Jovovich in three stripes of duct tape in that movie, how can you not love the costume design?
Like some people, I found the costume to be one of the most distracting parts of the film. It does nothing to enhance her character, it just shows off flesh. This is sort of how I feel about pointless sex scenes just to get some T&A for an attractive lady into a film. It certainly doesn't do anything to make the movies better, it's just padding and pandering.
It's kind of like Megan Fox in the first Transformers. Her only real role was to be there, look sexy, and occasionally make a pouty face. She had hardly any dialogue that served a purpose, most of the information about her came from other people.
Main difference is that Milla's character was the center of the whole film. I guess they were following the idea behind Lara Croft's original design. "If you're going to be looking at somebody for a while, they should be as attractive as possible." Which, I kid you not, is what the game's developers said.
EDIT: Oh gods, I need to stop reading this topic. There's movie I could sit and argue against being good (or for being good) and I have more to do with my time right now. :p