Wardrobe malfunctions are probably the most maligned of all celebrity mishaps. From nip slips to down-below peep shows, these little catastrophes can instantly splash a celebrity across the tabloids for all the wrong reasons. But that doesn’t make them any less of interest to us. StyleBlazer takes a look at some of the worst celebrity wardrobe malfunctions in Hollywood history after the jump.
No place to start, but right at the beginning. OK, so there’s no way that Marilyn Monroe’s infamous dress blow-up atop a subway grate was the first wardrobe malfunction. But it set the course for years upon years of other assets being flashed by some of Hollywood’s most notable names. Marilyn, always the trailblazer.
Probably one of the most infamous nip slips of our time, Tara Reid unwittingly let it all hang out while walking the red carpet at Diddy’s 35th birthday party in 2004. When the strap on her slinky black dress fell off her shoulder, she stood, breast-out, for several seconds before her publicist came to the rescue.
Yes!!!! This happend 20 min before we won!!!! Jajajajja. I luv my life!!!! http://t.co/UQLKIrKz
— Sofia Vergara (@SofiaVergara) September 24, 2012
Sofia Vergara is well-known for her robust assets, but they were put on full display during the 64th Primetime Emmy awards. Wowing in a green, sparkly Zuhair Murad dress, Vergara stunned on the red carpet but right before “Modern Family” picked up the statue for Best Comedy, the above happened. Guess few dresses can contain those curves.
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Now rapper Nicki Minaj has certainly had her share of wardrobe malfunctions. But the one that makes our list is her recent fashion mishap at the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards. Unable to zip up her dress before heading out on stage to perform “Bang Bang,” Minaj covered what she could and headed out on stage. While this was definitely a terrible incident, we give Minaj all the props in the world for her boldness in getting the job done.
Yikes! Kelly Rowland gave fans a little something extra while performing at the 4sixty6 Lounge in West Orange, NJ. During her number, Rowland’s dancing must have been too much for her costume to handle as it gradually rode up and exposed her chest.
Spanx is Hollywood’s dirty little secret. OK, so maybe it’s not that dirty (or that much of a secret), but you’d be shocked to find out which of Tinsletown’s biggest celebs rock some assistance underneath their clothes. Case in point: Jennifer Garner’s wardrobe malfunction (an unintended Spanx reveal) at the premiere for “Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day.”
Another repeat offender on the wardrobe malfunction list, Mariah Carey had a brush with bareness during a live performance on “Good Morning America.” The sight of Lara Spencer helping MC hold up her sparkly pink gown had us rolling. We were almost bummed to see her change into a replacement outfit.
Wow. All we could really mustard was a wow when we saw former “Basketball Wives LA” star Laura Govan’s unfortunate costume catastrophe at the premiere for “The Wedding Ringer.” While some have begged the question if she exposed herself on purpose (since she posed for multiple photos boob-out), but we can’t bring ourselves to think that someone could be that desperate.
It’s the nip slip that will forever live in infamy. Janet Jackson. Justin Timberlake. A raunchy performance gone wrong. Is there really much else to say?
Britney Spears has certainly had a lot of interesting moments in front of the camera. And she clearly couldn’t escape this illustrious history when she headed west to star in her own Vegas show. During only her second performance at Planet Hollywood, Spears’ leotard popped open. But she gets a round of applause for continuing with her performance as one of her back-up dancers attempted some triage on her outfit.
The beautiful Jennifer Lopez made millions of mens’ dreams come true when she inadvertantly exposed her nipple during an appearance on German show “Wetten Dass.” As she leaned over, it appeared that J. Lo had a bit of a nip slip.
Next to Pam Anderson (more on her later), this has to be the least surprising wardrobe malfunction in Hollywood history. With a booty that juicy, it was only a matter of time before Kim Kardashian showed more skin than she intended. As she was greeting audience members during an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel, the zipper on Kardashian’s black, leather bodycon dress broke. While her team was able to avoid a full-out peep show on set, Kardashian wasn’t shy about sharing her mishap with her Twitter followers.
It certainly wasn’t a pretty sight with actress Kirsten Dunst. While partying in London, Dunst showed off some of her naughty bits as she was attempting to exit her car.
There’s about a 50 percent chance that every time Pamela Anderson walks out of the house that she could have a wardrobe malfunction. What material can contain those things?!? So it’s the least shocking statement in the world to say Anderson has had a nip slip or two or three …
RiRi showed off her tatas (but not on purpose) while throwing it down at the British Fashion Awards afterparty at the Oscar Wilde Bar in the Hotel Cafe Royal in London. Her dress precariously hanging on by a thread (look at the photo, it’s literally a thread), it wasn’t a surprise that it made its way down a bit for a subtle nip slip.
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So the photo above goes in the close call bucket (how Kesha’s naughty bits didn’t see daylight is still a small miracle to us), but Kesha has certainly hopped on the wardrobe malfunction train before.
The lovely attendees at the Cannes Film Festival got an extra show back in 2013 when Eva Longoria had a dress mishap that left her exposed on the red carpet.
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Anne Hathaway met her wardrobe malfunction maker during the premiere of her Oscar-winning film “Les Miserables.” Her outfit was bad enough, but it was made even worse when she was exiting her car and it was clear as day that she was not wearing any undies. Let this be a lesson to ya, Anne.
En route to the London premiere of “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay,” Jennifer Lawrence looked absolutely stunning in a cleavage-baring white gown. But unfortunately the fashion tape she was using decided not to cooperate and J. Law was left with her boob hanging out. But, always one to not take herself too seriously, Lawrence seemed barely phased by the incident.
The stunning Milla Jovovich found herself on the receiving end of an unfortunate wardrobe malfunction during a benefit for Mikhail Gorbachev when her lace-topped dress slipped just a wee bit too low. The result, a very subtle, but just as hard to miss nip slip.
This little lady is another one who has a number of wardrobe mishaps on her resume. But one of the worst (and one of our favorites) was the hot mess above.
Bikini mishap struck the beautiful Maria Menounos while she was frolicking on the beaches of Miami, playing a little football with actor Michael Chiklis. But she must have gotten a little too into the game, as her bikini shifted and gave onlookers and photographers more than anyone bargained for.
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Though probably the most covered up of all our wardrobe malfunctions, Nicole Scherzinger’s chest region was in full view while at the National Television Awards back in 2013. Though her beautiful black gown seemed relatively tame when she first step foot on the red carpet, the minute the bulbs started flashing Scherzinger’s dress appeared largely sheer.
This outfit was a recipe for disaster. And it was just a terrible outfit. But when the precarious bunch of fabric that was covering Adrienne Bailon’s nether region at the Escape to Total Awards event in New York shifted in the wrong direction, it was hello little lady!