There’s no denying that everybody — except for the star involved — enjoys a good celebrity wardrobe malfunction.
The term itself entered the pop culture lexicon back in 2004 after the unforgettable moment when one of Janet Jackson’s girls popped out to say hello during the Super Bowl XXXVIII halftime show. Remember that? Of course you do. It was history in the making. And since then, countless celebrities have followed in the singer’s footsteps allowing for the common fashion faux pas to remain relevant in today’s society.
How peculiar, however, that those in the limelight manage to reveal a little too much at the most high profile of opportunities, isn’t it? But whether it’s for the sake of publicity or an honest accident — we don’t care because we all secretly love an unwelcome cameo appearance from Paris Hilton‘s left butt cheek or Britney Spears‘ hoo-ha. Oh, come on…admit it! And with the help of paparazzi, many celebrities have practically made a second career out of being caught on camera showing more than they’d ostensibly intended. In fact, I know quite a few paps personally who have working relationships with some said stars who purposely call their photog friends when they feel like “accidentally” showing off a little extra skin in order to get back on the map — after all, as the saying goes — “there’s no such thing as bad publicity,” right? Damn right.
So, I’d like to say I’m doing the rich and famous a favor by exposing their embarrassing states of disarray just one more time. Here are the top 15 most shocking celebrity wardrobe malfunctions to have ever graced the red carpet. You’re welcome.
15. Sofia Vergara
Peek-a-boo! Sofia Vergara‘s delicious derriere made a daring decision when it decided to take on a mind of its own at the 2012 Emmys. The Modern Family star’s tight tush managed to pop right through her dress, snapping the zipper right in half! But while most celebs might act embarrassed over the whole ordeal, Vergara wasn’t “torn” up over the situation, and even took to her Twitter to share a close-up image of her wardrobe malfunction. “Yes!!!! This happened 20 min before we won!!!! Jajajajja. I luv my life!!!!,” the actress wrote as a caption alongside the sultry snap.
But the 44-year-old Colombian beauty wasn’t done bragging about her bare booty just yet. Soon after the mishap, she revealed to People that it’s nearly impossible to avoid wardrobe malfunctions during those fancy events. “It’s very easy [for a dress to rip] because you get out of the car, you go up, you try to go to the restroom. When you’re on the red carpet, a lot of people step on your dress and pull it. After awhile, that’s what causes the stitches to get loose because usually you have those long gowns. You can never really control it, but you just hope for the best,” she told the publication.
14. Iggy Azalea
Iggy Azalea had a red carpet oopsies during her arrival at the 2013 European Music Awards. The Australian performer flashed some serious flesh in a very revealing black dress. The sultry slit was cut straight up all the way above her hip bone — that’s one serious slit! But much like Sofia, Iggy also wasn’t bothered by the drama surrounding her wardrobe malfunction. The 26-year-old aggressively defended herself on Twitter, saying, “Lol! That’s my ass from the front not my p****!!!!” she tweeted, adding, “Bahahaha! I glued my panties to my p**** before I went out I’m not that stupid. Enjoy it tho.”
Azalea even re-posted the photo, with the catty caption, “And yeah I’m posting it just to let you know I don’t give a f*** about a bikini line and the line that joins my ass to my leg. Enjoy.” Well, I guess a “wardrobe malfunction” is in the eye of the beholder.
13. Laura Govan
Laura Govan got game! The reality star literally let it all hang out while strutting her stuff at The Wedding Ringer red carpet premiere in January 2015. The former Basketball Wives: LA star had tongues wagging as photographers captured images of the 37-year-old while her boob popped right out of her dress. But Govan really didn’t seem to mind as she purposely revealed her private part without an attempt to fix it while she posed for the hungry paps.
The buxom brunette went braless sporting a silver and black micro-mini dress which appeared to be several sizes too small for her — the perfect concoction for a celebrity red carpet wardrobe malfunction! It’s safe to say this sassy star took the idea of a wardrobe malfunction to a whole new level as she attained a full-on nip slip and appeared to be loving every minute of it. Hey, whatever makes you happy, Gloria!
Oh me! Oh my! Hide your eyes! To no avail Rihanna‘s badonkadonk stole the show at the 2014 Met Gala. The singer took showing some skin to a whole new level debuting a major amount of crack as she stepped out in a golden gown sans underwear. The sexy star’s get-up boasted an exceptionally low plunging back complete with two small chains draped delicately across her derriere.
It’s hard to tell if the Barbadian beauty’s wardrobe malfunction was accidental or on purpose. We’re gonna have to go with the latter on this one — sorry, Ri! But Rihanna’s no stranger to celebrity red carpet wardrobe malfunctions, of course. The 28-year-old is known for her outlandish and revealing wardrobe choices, having been spotted braless and pantiless on many occasions.
Just to name a few — in 2013, the young starlet flashed the crowd her undergarments during a kick off show for her “Diamonds Are Forever” tour in New York. And just this year Ri was photographed having left her bra at home during a night out on the town in London with Justin Bieber. You do you, Rihanna!
11. Cara Delevingne
Usually it’s her flawless figure or perfect pout that gains her attention, but Cara Delevingne turned heads for a totally different reason at the September 2015 Pan premiere in London. The model-turned-actress left very little to the imagination when she bent over to greet some fans on the red carpet, accidentally flashing her bare bum.
Sporting a super-short, feathery dress with see-through mesh panels, the 23-year-old was overcome with excitement over her big acting debut which led her to jump the barricade to intermingle with her followers. Thus, causing an unintentional wardrobe malfunction. But when Cara was finally informed that her bum was out and about, the normally laid-back star took it all in good graces.
In the most professional way possible, Delevingne brushed off the incident and went about her job effortlessly as she casually smoothed out her skirt and kept walking as if nothing ever happened. Bless you, Cara.
10. Jennifer Lawrence
Jennifer Lawrence bared all in a see-through black top at the 2016 GLAAD awards, and we’re not complaining. The braless buxom blonde suffered a super awkward wardrobe malfunction as her shirt turned totally see-through under the bright lights of the paparazzi flashes. But the mishap didn’t stop the Hollywood A-Lister from looking as fabulous as usual — if anything, it only made her red carpet look even more fierce.
J. Law completed her head-turning ensemble with a black bedazzled choker matched with a set of sexy smokey eyes. And like many stars, Lawrence is no stranger to wardrobe malfunctions — the actress suffered a nip slip at the November 2014 premiere of Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1. One year prior to that, the starlet managed to flash some serious upper thigh action while posing on the red carpet at the 2013 SAG Awards. Red carpet wardrobe malfunctions sure seem to be Jennifer Lawrence’s bread and butter. Yum.
9. Paris Hilton
We’ll never put it past Paris Hilton to show off some major skin. During her 33rd birthday bash, the hotel heiress reminded everyone the reason she became famous in the first place. The sex tape vixen left her underwear at home as she strutted her sexy self on the red carpet while paparazzi snapped famous crotch shots.
Hilton clearly prides herself on embarrassing moments like these, and quite frankly, it’s how she’s managed to stay in the spotlight after all these years. This isn’t the first time Paris has hit the town without any undergarments. The racy starlet made headlines back in 2014 when she decided to go commando in a sheer black dress at a pre-Grammy party.
And who could ever forget the infamous moment she pulled a full-on “Britney” while climbing out of her car in Beverly Hills back in 2002 — flashing her goods spread eagle style to the swarms of paparazzi posted outside her vehicle. Some people just never learn their lesson.
8. Scout Willis
Fame comes at a cost, and if you really want attention in Hollywood without having any real talent, you have to make a statement, like going braless in a see-through top, apparently. That’s what Demi Moore and Bruce Willis‘ 22-year-old daughter Scout did at the Nylon and BCBGeneration’s Young Hollywood Party in May 2014.
The celebrity spawn decided it would be smart to show up to the Los Angeles event having left her brassiere, at home which in turn resulted in a major nip slip. Aside from showing her nipple, Willis kept her clothes casual at the party. She completed her look with a printed kimono and a pair of light-washed jeans.
Wardrobe malfunctions seem to run in the family — just one week prior, her big sister, Rumer Willis, showed up flashing her hot pink undies in a risqué cut-out skirt at ELLE’s 5th Annual Women in Music concert celebration in LA. Get it together, Willis sisters!
7. Emma Stone
Emma Stone didn’t win an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress award for her role in Birdman, but she did garner attention for another reason at the 2015 star studded event. The 28-year-old suffered a major wardrobe malfunction that night which will surely go down in Tinseltown history. Donning a stunning green gown dripped in beads and sequins, the not-so-graceful starlet accidentally flashed her undies while posing for paparazzi on the red carpet.
Her face when she figured out she was having a fashion faux pas? Priceless. But we gotta give it up to the star for holding her own during such an unwelcomed experience. The actress opened up about her insecurities with body image issues during an interview with Seventeen magazine. “It can be really challenging in today’s world for anyone — especially girls and women — to feel good about their bodies. No matter how things look from the outside, we can all be super critical of ourselves and of our image in the mirror,” Stone revealed to the publication, adding, “I’ve seen articles or comments that have addressed my weight, or ‘caving to pressure to be thin.’ Keeping weight on is a struggle for me — especially when I’m under stress, and especially as I’ve gotten older.” It looks like Emma has come a long way — you go, girl!
6. Eva Longoria
She was flawless as usual at the 2013 Golden Globes, but for a moment Eva Longoria‘s right boob took center stage. The A-Lister suffered a wardrobe malfunction at the yearly ceremony when one of her girls mad an unexpected appearance. The classy star and a male friend attempted to quickly correct the situation, but not before paparazzi managed to snap the perfect shot. God bless those darned shutterbugs. But despite Longoria’s disastrous blunder, we’re happy to see she’s looking more curvy.
The actress revealed she had been having problems with eating after her divorce from Tony Parker in 2011. “[It was] the time I got the most compliments, because I was so skinny. I was not eating. I was depressed. I was sad. My diet was coffee,” she told Dr. Oz during an appearance on his talk show. “People kept saying, ‘You look amazing. Divorce agrees with you. And I was like, ‘I don’t feel good. I have no energy.’ I didn’t know I was depressed. I mean, I knew it was a sad moment in my life, but I wouldn’t categorize myself as depressed.”
5. Kelly Brook
Talk about a double whammy! This list wouldn’t be fair if Kelly Brook didn’t make it. The actress fell victim of a very unfortunate event as she suffered a total of two wardrobe malfunctions all at once! How is that even possible?! The star took to the red carpet at the 2014 National Television Awards when she was spotted showing off her nips in a sheer top while simultaneously flashing her coochie for the camera.
You’d think having access to top notch stylists and closets full of designer clothes, celebrities would never have to suffer these embarrassing indignities. Kelly is living proof that that is absolutely NOT true. But Kelly has no shame when it comes to showing off her bare body. In 2015 the English starlet shared a saucy snap with her 600,000 followers on Instagram wearing nothing but a pair of sky-high heels, her panties and a cropped cardigan so small my three-year-old niece could rock it.
4. Jennifer Garner
If she can’t keep it classy, no one can. Even Jennifer Garner couldn’t manage to avoid a mega mishap while posing at the 2014 premiere of Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day. Well, at least she was rocking Spanx! J. Garn’s Spanx fail is definitely one of the top most memorable celebrity red carpet wardrobe malfunctions of all time, but I think it’s safe to say this one was not on purpose.
The mother-of-three still looked dashing in an elegant Valentino number and a pair of black Jimmy Choo ankle-strap heels. “I’m in New Balance sneakers every day. I try not to be because I get made fun of by my husband and friends, but it’s not natural for me to think about how I look on a daily basis,” Jen told Allure in June about her fashion sense.
“I’m not someone who should be in a beauty spotlight. I was one of those people who wore pajamas to class every day in college, and I would still be that way if I could! … I’m kind of my own walking beauty disaster.”
3. Emma Watson
Emma Watson showed us what we’ve been missing under Hermione’s sweater all these years. The Harry Potter hottie showed up to the red carpet premiere of Perks of Being a Wallflower where she exposed a little more skin than she had probably intended. The 26-year-old flaunted her fit physique in a daring nude dress exposing her nipple. But thank goodness for breast petals, or else Watson would have found herself in an X-rated scenario. And while it’s quite obvious that many celebrities participate in intentional wardrobe malfunctions, eyewitnesses at the star-studded event revealed that the A-List actress was completely oblivious to her lack boob coverage.
This incident just counts for one in a long line of embarrassing events for Watson. The star encountered her first wardrobe malfunction when she accidentally exposed her undies at the Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince premiere in July 2009. “This was a small wardrobe malfunction that happens,” she later said. “I don’t actually remember it happening. At least I was wearing underwear!”
2. Lady Gaga
Lady Gaga wasn’t so ladylike when she appeared on the red carpet of the 2011 CFDA Awards. In the most avant-garde nip slip to ever hit Hollywood, Mother Monster gave us all a good long hard look at her boobs. The eclectic singer received the Fashion Icon Award at the star-studded event and apparently thought it would be a brilliant idea if she repaid the organization by showing off a little boobage. Thanks…we think?
Gaga sure didn’t go unnoticed on this unforgettable night. She wore a custom Mugler outfit that donned a bustier that was precariously placed directly under her breasts, perfectly propping her girls in “perk-fect” place. Gotta love ourselves some good ole’ Gaga! But LG’s demeanor that night was quite opposite of her outrageous outfit. When she went up on stage to accept her award, a soft-spoken, maybe even teary-eyed Gaga admitted she was nervous. “All of you made me feel like a star before I was,” she told the audience. “As much as this award means to me personally … I just want you to know how much this means to young Americans.”
1. Tara Reid
What’s a celebrity wardrobe malfunction list without Tara Reid? This star is the absolute queen of nip slips, crotch shots, and crack attacks. But the stars’ clothing catastrophe in 2004 at P. Diddy‘s 35th birthday party in NYC trumps them all. Reid’s career-defining nip slip went down when her sexy silk dress simply slipped off her left shoulder. The actress’s lady parts made headlines all around the world creating such a fiasco that she had to release a statement on behalf of her breasts.
“People act like it was the worst crime in the world. It was a mistake, you know,” the American Pie star said in a statement, adding, “But you would think my boob had popped out and shot Gandhi! My hooters are under control. I’m taped up now, totally. I’m using double tape. Double double tape. My boobs are going nowhere again.” The event was labeled by many media outlets as the most embarrassing wardrobe mishap ever.
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