The Bachelorette Sam Frost oozes sex appeal in sweeping red gown as new shots are released...  but fans are distracted by her LEG

A new image of Sam Frost in Bachelorette mode has been released and the blonde beauty looks red hot.

The 26-year-old shared a promotional shot on her Instagram on Sunday night in a strapless dress, the same one seen in the promo clip for the upcoming series.

However, with the new Bachelorette perched on a wooden box in the long gown, which features a thigh-high split, her foot has been distracting fans on social media.

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Red hot to trot! A new image of Sam Frost in Bachelorette mode was posted by the reality TV star on Instagram on Sunday night. However, with the new Bachelorette perched on a wooden box in the long gown, which features a thigh-high split, her foot has been distracting fans on social media

Red hot to trot! A new image of Sam Frost in Bachelorette mode was posted by the reality TV star on Instagram on Sunday night. However, with the new Bachelorette perched on a wooden box in the long gown, which features a thigh-high split, her foot has been distracting fans on social media

Sitting on the hotel bag carrier giggling as she flicks through a magazine, Sam appears to have her left leg crossed over her right knee.

However, the shot almost looks like it's her left leg creeping out of the dress and her foot, sporting nude Stuart Weitzman heels, is pointing the wrong way.

Fan, Ruth Egan, first pointed out the optical illusion by commenting: 'So confused by your leg'

Soon after that many others followed, with one joking: 'she seems to have two left feet which is kind of cool' 

Thigh-high split: As the 26-year-old sat in the gown with a thigh-high slit, her feet distracted fans from her dress

Thigh-high split: As the 26-year-old sat in the gown with a thigh-high slit, her feet distracted fans from her dress

'Is your foot on backwards?' Some fans were confused by the optical illusion, while others mocked the shot

'Is your foot on backwards?' Some fans were confused by the optical illusion, while others mocked the shot

'Two left feet': Another fan made a joke from the comments

'Two left feet': Another fan made a joke from the comments

'Gorgeous photo! But is your foot on backwards???' one fan asked, before another quipped 'Ah the old backwards foot strikes again'.

But one fan appeared to put it together, telling the others: 'it looks wrong like its the other leg. Foot is pointing the wrong way!' 

The now iconic dress for Australia's first Bachelorette is by Veronica Al Khoury Couture, the same designer who dressed Sam for her first Logie Awards in April.

Sam walked the red carpet with the show's host Osher Gunsberg and this year's Bachelor Sam Wood. 

Australia's first lady! Showing off her trim pins, The Bachelorette rocked the frock in the promo clip for the upcoming show, which aired during The Bachelor's premiere episode last month

Australia's first lady! Showing off her trim pins, The Bachelorette rocked the frock in the promo clip for the upcoming show, which aired during The Bachelor's premiere episode last month

Same designer: The red strapless dress in the promotional shots was made by Veronica Al Khoury Couture, the same designer that dressed the reality TV starlet for her first Logie Awards in April (Pictured with the show's host Osher Gunsberg and this year's Bachelor Sam Wood)

Same designer: The red strapless dress in the promotional shots was made by Veronica Al Khoury Couture, the same designer that dressed the reality TV starlet for her first Logie Awards in April (Pictured with the show's host Osher Gunsberg and this year's Bachelor Sam Wood)

The simple strapless a-line purple gown landed the reality TV star on a number of Best Dressed lists.

Previously, the only shot for the upcoming reality TV series was a shot of Sam in a sleeveless baby pink dress holding a rose.

This shot was used to announce that the rumours of the series were true.

However as things heat up ahead of the show's debut, shots of Sam in the red dress have been increasingly used. 

The Bachelorette Australia is due to hit screens later this year on Network Ten. 

First shot: Sam posed in a baby pink dress, while holding a red rose to announce herself as the country's first Bachelorette

First shot: Sam posed in a baby pink dress, while holding a red rose to announce herself as the country's first Bachelorette