15 Stars with Famous Wardrobe Malfunctions

That’s Embarrassing! 15 Stars with Famous Wardrobe Malfunctions

There’s always the tendency to view celebrities as Gods: perfect, glamorous, and unable to do wrong, but then there are moments that remind us that celebs are just like the rest of us. Take, for example, the “wardrobe malfunction” which seems to occur a lot more often than you’d think.

Bask in the second hand embarrassment from these stars who were caught clothing compromised in our list of 15 famous wardrobe malfunctions.

Lil Kim


Lil Kim is no stranger to wardrobe malfunctions.  The Brooklyn-born rapper has been recorded at several concerts and snapped in photos with her b0obs slipping out. She even had such a misfortune during an episode of Dancing with the Stars back in 2009 after her performance. The show’s host discreetly informed her and then stood in front of her as she adjusted her shirt.

Anne Hathaway

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Les Miserables wasn’t the only thing showing at its premiere on December 10th, Anne Hathaway’s feminine parts were, too. The star, wearing a long Tom Ford gown with a very high split, exited her car forgetting she wasn’t wearing underwear. Her loss, the paparazzi’s gain. Sad but true.

Janet Jackson

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As memorable Superbowl half time shows go, this one is for the books. All was well, Janet was jamming to a medley of her songs, Justin Timberlake was rocking to “Rock Your Body,” and when he reached that final line “bet I’ll you have n a k e d by the end of this song” Janet’s bare boob was saying “hello” to the crowd. What was intended to be JT ripping off a detachable piece to reveal a red lace that covered her boob, ended up being JT ripping off the detachable piece and the lace to reveal her entire boob, instead. Not quite “n a k e d” but close enough.

Jennifer Lawrence

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Even high-end celebrity designers can make faulty dresses, or so it appeared as Jennifer Lawrence headed to the stage to accept her SAG Award, snagging her Dior dress on someone’s chair. As she headed to the stage several inches of her upper thighs were exposed, leaving people to think that she had ripped the dress. Turns out, it was a tiered dress, and when she grabbed it to keep it from dragging on the floor she only grabbed the top tier leaving the sheer bottom layer exposed.

Katerine Heigl

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At the 2011 ShoWest Awards a usually dignified Katherine Heigl had a less than dignified moment when the strap to her dress suddenly broke right in the middle of her acceptance speech for “female star of the year award.”  The visibly blushing star found it hard to get through the rest of the speech while holding her nearly exposed breast, that was, until Access Hollywood’s Billy Bush saved the day and held her strap in place while she finished up.

Kim Kardashian

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Kim K. may really need to consider dressing one size up. It seems she’s always busting out of her dresses. The back of her dress ripped on the way to do Jimmy Kimmel Live in June 2012 and then again the same scenario occurred with the crushed velvet Gucci wrap dress she wore to a Midori event  in the Fall. Both times she needed to be stitched up quick.

Sofia Vergara

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Everyone’s favorite Colombian split open the back of her dress at the 2012 Emmys, exposing her derriere. She quickly used her fiance’s jacket to tie around her waist and assembled her style team to fix the rip.  Handling the situation with humor as always, Sofia laughed off the incident by tweeting a picture to her fans.

Zooey Deschanel

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So, she’s strolling down the red carpet at the 2013 Emmys, looking like a Disney Princess, when suddenly her baby blue ball gown gets caught on Lucy Liu’s long sequined gown. Liu, who was giving an interview with Ryan Seacrest at the time, gracefully finished the interview while Zooey detached herself.


Kelly Rowland

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We all know Kelly Rowland can get a little raunchy during her shows, but audience members got a little more than they were expecting when her boobs worked their way out of the bottom of her bra as she was dancing. It was no big deal to the star, though. Following the performance she tweeted: “New Jersey crowd was amazing!! hope you enjoyed the show and didn’t mind the peekaboo LOL!!! #kanyeshrug #stuffhappen.”

Paris Hilton

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It seems photogs are always snapping a “peekaboob” photo of Paris Hilton. Several of those incidents were while she was on the beach in a bikini, but she’s not foreign to the red carpet or after party wardrobe malfunction either.

Olivia Wilde


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The always classy Olivia Wilde suffered a little wardrobe mishap on the red carpet for the Cowboys and Aliens UK premiere in 2011. The actress had a Wardrobe Malfunction when the front panel of her partially see-through dress shifted to the side, exposing one of her little lady lumps. Noticing the mishap, she quickly covered herself with her hands made a cringing expression before adjusting herself.

Kanye West

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Kanye exited the car with some suspiciously dropped trousers as he and Kim headed to his apartment after a dinner date at N62 restaurant in New York last year. West quickly tried to adjust his pants but not before the paps snapped a couple shots. His lady Kim K., who seemed not to even notice what was going on behind her, took to the press to set the record straight that there was no funny business going on. His pants had gotten caught on a hook on the car door as he was getting out the car.

Britney Spears

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Before there was Anne Hathaway and her unfortunate but oddly endearing panty-less reveal, there was Britney Spears and her sad and cringe-worthy commando cro-tch shots on not one but several occasions. All while exiting a car. Me thinks female celebs should be a little bit more mindful when leaving the car in a paparazzo crowded area. Or just wear undies…

Adrienne Bailon

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If Adrienne Bailon didn’t realize this was a poorly designed dress just by looking at the silly little poof on the front, she certainly found out on the red carpet of the Plot to Escape Event when a gust of wind blew the front poof up, showing everybody that the tiny Latina was not wearing underwear. She later addressed the incident saying how embarrassed she was.

 Jonah Hill

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Just strolling along…Oh, this? Yeah, these pants were made this way. You wouldn’t know anything was wrong just by looking at Jonah Hill’s face but look a little lower and you’ll see a long rip on the seam of his pants as he left the 2012 BAFTA Awards. Surely he must have felt a draft.

  • John Felix Koziol

    She wore less than this when she was in that outfit (If you want to call it that.) for the role of Mystique in the “X-Men” movie that she was in and you’re calling this a wardrobe malfunction?! C’mon!

    • ffnogoodnik

      hmm, you are confusing Katherine Heigl and Rebecca Romijn

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