There have always been wardrobe malfunctions since the beginning of theater and performances. However, in the past the costume's were not quite as... revealing as we are seeing with most of the female celebrities. It's a wonder we don't see every crevice during the ultra-sexy moves that are choreographed to engage the audience in a highly sexual way.
Janet Jackson's wardrobe malfunction during the 2004 Super Bowl is possibly the most publicized of all wardrobe malfunctions. After all, there were about 90,000 viewers watching at the time. According to ESPN, Janet's breast was exposed for nine-sixteenths of a second, which is a nano-moment in time, yet by now everyone in the world has seen the incident.
Dancing with the Stars always seems good for at least one malfunction per season, but luckily for the celebrities, nothing too extreme has been exposed. According to Lea Thompson, who was a DWTS contestant and interviewed on Kearth101 radio, "they have someone come around and check your boobies every show ... you do not want a Janet Jackson incident happening. I thought I fell out, but they make sure if you fall out, nothing will happen."
Not every celebrity has a huge team of wardrobe professionals who can develop back up wardrobe designs, so malfunctions are bound to happen. We selected the top 17 on our list. As you can see, it's the ladies that have to worry about their "special parts" becoming exposed.
Although Beyonce has had more than one, this peek-a-boo malfunction exposed a part of her body she was not counting on. The performance was in Philadelphia in 2013 when her body suit unsnapped or unhooked or something happened between her legs that wasn't preplanned. The expression on her face looks sort of tell-tale as she realizes the suit was not covering her very private - for Jay Z only - body part. Unfortunately her dance number included quite a few moves that didn't help the situation.
This past year, she experienced yet another wardrobe snafu when she and Jay Z were on stage at the Global Citizen Festival in NYC. Her breasts completely - and we mean completely - fell out of her Dolce & Gabbana blouse.
15 Sofia Vergara
The 2012 Emmy's is where this Colombian godess had her most famous wardrobe malfunction, can we recall the the green dress that gave out at the rear? Well the Emmys seem to be somewhat cursed for Sofia, as earlier this year she had another notable malfunction. After rotating on a platform during the awards ceremony, she continued onto the evening's festivities. While she was dancing with DWTS Derek Hough, one of her "girls" was exposed during a deep dip. Oops. She didn't let it ruin her fun.
14 Lily Allen
13 Mariah Carey
It takes a keen eye to catch this malfunction, and with todays technology and keen eyes always ready for a mishap, spotting this malfunction was bound to happen. The dress was was covering her well and began slipping during her performance. It's like seeing a marble or something slippery on stage and you can't take your eye off it because you're anticipating someone is going to fall. Well, watching this dress fight to stay up was probably much the same thing.
12 Eva Longoria
Closing in on 40, Eva Longoria still looks hotter than ever. This actress can wear almost any style and it will look stunning, however all celebs must be careful when chosing an outfit for the red carpet as every movement is closely monitored by the media. When attending the Cannes Film Festival last year, Eva's couture gown ended up exposing more than her gorgeous gams. This malfunction happened while tryign to adjust her dress. She had another incident at last year's Golden Globes and another one on the David Letterman Show. Is Eva vying for a little extra attention these days to get back on the public radar?
11 Maria Menounos
There were much more graphic shots of Maria's bikini malfunction than this, but we thought we'd take the high road and show her fantastic body while she was playing volleyball on a beach in Miami. During an interview with the Huffington Post, she recalled the bikini disaster as being "the most embarrassing moment of my entire life. I finally came out [of the water] and I'm like, 'These people are not stopping. I'm like, Wow, is Britney Spears behind me? What's going on? Oh no, my vagina's out. That's it.' "
10 Paris Hilton
9 Salena Gomez
Back in 2013, Gomez seemed to have a couple wardrobe malfunctions including one while performing at the 103.3 AMP Radio Birthday Bash in Boston on June 30th. The pop queen was so into her performance that she accidentally flashed her nude colored underwear. It was her Versace gown that flew open while performing, not once but a few times. The singer didn't let the flash stop her though, instead she kept on performing with just as much passion.
8 Elizabeth Hurley
Yowsa. It looks like Elizabeth Hurley didn't do a quick ladies room check before she came out on stage. Luckily she had on underwear or this could be been super embarrassing for both Hurley and Bloomingdales. She was obviously not aware that her dress had clung to itself from static electricity. According to a story in the Dailymail, the dress continued to rise as Elizabeth spoke to the crowd. When she finally realized what was happening, she was horrified. She likely moved forward with style and grace.
7 Jennifer Aniston
Reports from hollywoodlife.com and proof from pictures show that Jen's nipples were showing while wearing her signature LBD (little black dress) at the Toronto Film Festival premiere of her latest film, Cake. It was difficult to determine whether the exposure was intentional or whether she thought the super sheer black material provided enough coverage. She was bra-less, and hundreds of photographers were able to get shots of this 'look' because it is Jennifer - the celebrity that photographers love to follow.
6 Anne Hathaway
Getting out of a car in an expensive couture gown can not be all that easy, particularly when the auto is an SUV. We are not entirely sure what we are seeing here, but it looks like Anne's privates are being exposed among the black silk and unusual-looking, but chic, boot-like shoes. From other photos online, she does not appear to be wearing panties at this NY premier of Les Miserables.
5 Rosario Dawson
This is simply a matter of a dress being designed without function. The slit is so high on Rosario's dress that no matter which way her body turns, her va-jay-jay was bound to show. It looks uncomfortable and is past the point of being sexy. Such a beautiful woman with so many fashion choices (sigh) and she selected this stunning Elie Saab gown to wear to the Cannes Film Festival's premiere of "As I Lay Dying" at the Palais des Festival.
4 Britney Spears
Evidently, Britney is another celebrity who has a difficult time getting out of autos with ease. And there are always plenty of cameras on-hand to take advantage of this difficult situation, particularly when wearing a tight evening gown.
But some of her malfunctions are just sort of sloppy. While out at Starbuck's a few years back, she fixed her strap and showed boobage. It seems some celebs just like to show their fans a little flesh.
3 Kim Kardashian
2 Kristen Stewart
1 Nicki Minaj
Here's a new one. Nicki told reporters that her dress was unzipped for the MTV VMA Awards because there wasn't enough time. If there was a zipper competition and the contestants had to see who could zip up their dress the fastest, how long would that competition last? Less than 30-seconds? But the truth came out when Nicki appeared on the Ellen Show .
According to an MTV clip of that Ellen Show, Nicki explained she was doing a quick dress change in between numbers and while her staff held curtains around her. Her words, "... and it was pitch-black and I couldn't see anything and right before it was time for me to walk out, they went to zip it up and nothing. And right there I thought I died." So the zipper failed.