Janis holds up a little bag and tells Arlo, "I found a really cute skirt!" Arlo apathetically says, "Cute." Janis happily yells, "Yes!" Janis asks Arlo, "Why? What's wrong?" Arlo asks, "Why don't you ever buy anything erotic?"
When my wife describes an article of clothing as ‘cute’ it usually means it looks drop dead sexy on her. If she describes a friend’s outfit as cute is usually means she’s being kind in the description