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Erin Andrews ruffled Elisabeth Hasselbeck's feathers with this getup. Photo: ABC

Long-legged sportscaster and "Dancing With the Stars" leading lady Erin Andrews has let it be known that Elisabeth Hasselbeck's prim opinions of her sexy ballroom costumes are about as welcome as the stalkers who harassed her during the past year.

Andrews told People she was "disappointed" in "The View" co-host's suggestion that her revealing dance-floor attire would have pleased her stalkers -- and spared one of them six months of prison time if he had only put off his peeping until showtime.

The comments, Andrews said, "were a slap in the face to victims of stalking and sexual predators."

Today, Emmy-winning "DWTS" costume designer Randall Christensen told StyleList exclusively that he just may go "sexier" with Andrews to put Hasselbeck in her place.

"Watch out now," he said. "I am taking this as a challenge, because trust me, I could do more with her."

When Christensen first heard Hasselbeck's comments, he was shocked. "Hello, did the woman just crawl out of a cave? Has she seen the show? The costumes are all sexy," he said.

"Erin isn't wearing more or less than anyone. If anything, I've been tame with her, because the woman would look sexy in a sack... Erin can't help but be sexy -- she's tall and beautiful and has the body of a model."

And sometimes, that can mean trouble. In March, a man was sentenced to prison for taping Andrews through a hotel peephole as she undressed and then posting the footage on the Internet. Andrews has also received e-mail death threats while competing on "DWTS."

On Tuesday's episode of "The View," Hasselbeck said she thought Andrews's costumes have been unusually revealing over the past three weeks.

Among her outfits: a black bra top under a white blouse secured by a button (below), and, on April 26, a nude mesh dress with strategically placed purple sequin appliqué and feather skirt (top left). StyleList was in the audience for that show, and we can report that Andrews's costume showed almost no skin.

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One of the costumes Hasselbeck thought was unusually revealing. Photo: ABC

According to Christensen, when the dancing partners met with him to discuss next week's costumes, they were clearly upset by Hasselbeck's statements.

But, he says, "It's what I would expect from that woman. Some of the things that come out of her mouth are kind of absurd."

Not surprisingly, Hasselbeck has since apologized to Andrews. Feeling bad after Tuesday's show, she went home and discussed her comments with her 5-year-old daughter, Grace.

"She said to me, 'Mommy, why don't you just call Erin and tell her you're sorry?'" Hasselbeck said on "The View" today.

"So, thankfully, I listened to her -- she's a wise little girl -- and I did. So, I'm really sorry, and I wanted to offer that publicly too, even though I did follow that advice."

In related news, Miley Cyrus is also making headlines with her $25,000 corset.