40+ of the Most Embarrassing Celebrity Fashion Fails That No One Can Forget

40+ of the Most Embarrassing Celebrity Fashion Fails That No One Can Forget

Celebrities are similar to us as they can undergo bad days and wardrobe mistakes. Despite having access to expensive clothes, glam squads, and the luxurious life in Hollywood, celebrities are not immune to experiencing awkward fashion mishaps. This shows that wardrobe malfunctions can happen to anyone. Therefore, there is no need to feel distressed if you have encountered an embarrassing wardrobe malfunction, as celebrities can definitely understand the experience.

Katherine Heigl

Katherine Heigl experienced an inconvenient wardrobe malfunction that caused a distraction from the award ceremony she was attending. The mishap occurred while she was accepting the ShoWest Award for Female Star of the Year, where one of her dress straps snapped, leading to the upper part of her dress slipping off.

Fortunately, Katherine was aided by Access Hollywood host Billy Bush, who helped keep her dress in place during her speech.

Harry Styles

Women often face criticism and judgment for accidental nip slips, so shouldn’t men also be subject to the same treatment? Harry Styles unintentionally exposed his nipples when he posed for a picture with a fan and his shirt accidentally moved.

To be just, it is worth mentioning that the singer is known for having an astonishing four nipples (yes, that’s true), which makes it understandable that keeping all of them hidden can be a difficult task.

Paris Hilton

It is reasonable to assume that Paris Hilton, being a highly occupied individual, owns an abundance of shoes in her wardrobe. Nevertheless, even individuals who do not possess a thriving profession tend to make a fashion blunder while hurriedly leaving the house in the morning.

It’s not surprising that Paris wore different shoes by mistake during her appearance on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon. However, she realized it during the commercial break and exchanged one of the shoes. Nevertheless, the mismatched footwear didn’t look bad at all!

Dakota Johnson

Most of us can relate to the situation where clothes seem to fit perfectly while we’re standing, but appear different when we start moving. The same thing happened to Dakota Johnson at The Late Late Show With James Corden. She wore a dress that turned out to be much shorter than she had expected when she sat down.

The performer immediately shielded her thigh using her hands, but James offered his coat. Dakota acknowledged James’s gallantry by stating, “I’m fine, it’s not like nobody has seen it before.” Well, her statement is accurate!

Lil Nas X

Lil Nas X did not perform his pole dance routine during his Saturday Night Live performance of “Montero (Call Me by Your name)”, disappointing his fans. However, this decision was made to ensure that the audience did not witness something unexpected or inappropriate.

As the singer approached the pole to showcase his dance moves, his pants suddenly ripped open. Therefore, Lil Nas had to cover his private parts with his hand for the rest of the song.

Cardi B

Cardi B faced health issues resulting from multiple cosmetic surgeries and was advised to cancel many of her shows. However, she was determined to continue performing and when she finally got the chance at the Bonnaroo music festival, she made sure to complete her set without any hindrance.

Despite her jumpsuit tearing, the rapper chose to come back on stage wearing a hotel bathrobe, which fitted the stylish surroundings, and continued to perform rather than spending time on changing her outfit.

Gigi Hadid

At times, fashion can be unusual, and models must have the ability to strut on the runway wearing extravagant outfits. Gigi Hadid showed her professionalism during the Marc Jacobs 2020 NYFW event by walking on her tiptoes instead of heels.

Before hitting the runway, the model’s heel got broken. Instead of switching to flats, Gigi opted to walk on her tiptoes throughout the show to maintain the outfit’s appearance.

Meghan Markle

Despite being a renowned celebrity and former member of the royal family, Meghan Markle is still very relatable. Recently, during an event, she forgot to remove the price tag from her dress like we all have done at some point. There is a humorous theory that this may have been a deliberate act to facilitate shopping for others.

Meghan has a remarkable sense of fashion that inspires people to buy what she wears, indicating that leaving the tag on the dress may have been her strategy to inform her fans about its source.

Nicki Minaj

There is ambiguity surrounding the incident regarding Nicki Minaj’s dress during her 2014 VMAs performance. Some individuals argue that the dress became unzipped, whereas others assert that it was never properly fastened. Concurrently, many speculate that the wardrobe malfunction was done on purpose to generate media attention.

The latest gossip is a result of the disclosure that Nicki faced difficulty fitting into her dress during rehearsals, despite attempting to diet beforehand. It is advisable for Nicki to choose outfits that complement her body type rather than altering her body to fit into the clothes.

Jessica Alba

In 2006, Jessica Alba went to US Weekly’s Hot Hollywood party. Although it may not be something everyone can relate to, what occurred to her dress during the event is certainly a common experience we have all encountered.

It appears that the straps on Jessica’s dress were not perfectly fitted as one of them slipped off her shoulder, exposing her bra. This particular incident shows that even professional wardrobe stylists may not be able to get dress straps just right. Therefore, if you struggle with adjusting your dress straps, do not feel discouraged as it can happen to anyone.

Jennifer Lawrence

Jennifer Lawrence made sure that her winning the Oscar wouldn’t be forgotten after she stumbled and fell while making her way to receive the award, by tripping over her dress. To avoid this from happening again, during the SAG award acceptance, she held up her dress.

Despite trying to avoid a mistake, Jennifer accidentally uncovered the dress’s sheer underlay when she lifted it, leading some people to assume that the dress was ripped. However, it was fortunate that Jennifer had only revealed the dress’s hidden feature.

Ben Affleck

At times, our brains function on autopilot mode, particularly when we engage in activities that do not demand much mental processing. Because of this, let’s admit that we have all forgotten to zip our pants after using the washroom on more than one occasion.

Well, Ben Affleck was clearly on autopilot when attending the London premiere of Suicide Squad, as his pants were completely undone. It’s okay, Ben — we’ve all been there.

Lindsey Vonn

Olympic skier Lindsey Vonn was able to laugh about her wardrobe malfunction, rather than get upset over it. She even posted a photo on Instagram to let her fans in on the joke! “I love Mondays…especially when you get to the gym and your trainer starts laughing at you because your dog ate your pants…literally.”

In case anyone was wondering, this is the adult version of “my dog ate my homework” — no matter your age, you can always blame your pup for any mishaps.

Cameron Diaz

Cameron Diaz kind of resembled Cinderella when she walked the red carpet at the 2003 premiere of Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle. The actress’s heel broke just as she was stepping onto the red carpet, so she left it behind and walked barefoot.

Of course, she was helped by her co-stars/real-life friends Drew Barrymore and Lucy Liu, which was very on-theme for the ladies — given that Charlie’s Angels is all about women supporting each other.

Kate Moss

Kate Moss proved her resourcefulness when she turned her fashion failure into a success at the 2007 V&A Golden Age of Couture gala. Kate’s dress ripped during the event, so she simply tied it up making the long gown into a chic mini-dress.

Surely, it can’t be just us who prefers Kate’s version of this dress? It seems like the supermodel can switch to fashion designing, whenever she decides to retire from the runway!

Elizabeth Banks

Elizabeth Banks’ dress at the 2009 Cannes Film Festival simply couldn’t handle the actress’s beautiful curves. Elizabeth explained, “The zipper popped in the car […] we made it a ‘keyhole’ but you can tell from my face and body, I am trying to move as little as possible because the zipper was just opening the whole time I walked.”

She continued, “It busted totally open as soon as I sat in the theater, exposing top crack so I wore my husband’s tux jacket the rest of the night.”

Dakota Johnson — Again

It seems that Dakota Johnson has had a bit of bad luck when it comes to fashion mishaps. When accepting her prize at the People’s Choice Awards, Dakota hugged fellow actress Leslie Mann. Unfortunately, Leslie accidentally snagged the zipper on Dakota’s dress while they were hugging, and the top came undone.

As always, Dakota had the perfect response to the situation while simultaneously promoting her movies in the Fifty Shades of Grey franchise — “it’s not like nobody here hasn’t already seen my boobs.”

Kim Kardashian

Kim Kardashian has made her love of shapewear clear and she’s even started her very own line! Therefore, it’s not really surprising that the reality star doesn’t care if her Spanx peeks out every now and then.

While the paparazzi continuously mock Kim for not hiding her shapewear well enough, she usually responds with something along the lines of “whatever.” Knowing how the Kardashians work, this may even be a publicity stunt for Kim’s fashion line, Skims.

Kylie Jenner

Kylie Jenner’s dress ripped as she was getting ready for the 2018 Met Gala. Rather than give up on the look and wear something different, the reality show star decided to embrace the chaos and make the wardrobe malfunction work for her.

Kylie had her team add a zipper to the side of the dress, covering up the ripped part. We have to say that we kind of like it even better than the original!

Margot Robbie

Alexander Skarsgård proved himself to be a proper gentleman when he helped his co-star Margot Robbie avoid a fashion mishap. The zipper on the back of Margot’s dress came undone, which was particularly problematic because parts of her dress were see-through and pretty dependent on things remaining exactly in place.

Luckily, the actors were able to get everything zipped back up before anything was revealed. Ironically, this happened at the European premiere of Tarzan in which Alexander played the titular character, who isn’t exactly known for his chivalry.

Hayden Panettiere

Even the most graceful of us have fallen down the stairs at some point or another. Celebrities are no exception to that rule, as evidenced by Hayden Panettiere tripping over her dress and falling down the stairs at the 2014 Met Gala.

At least she had a good attitude about it and hiked up her dress for the rest of her walk on the red carpet. When she got to the last step, Hayden good-naturedly informed the press, “Hallelujah! I made it up the stairs!”

Kate Middleton

The media has created certain mythical creatures when trying to portray women. For example, there are those women in razor commercials who shave their completely hairless legs. Or the women in those feminine product ads who are delighted to be menstruating.

Then, there are the women who walk across sidewalk grates in heels and don’t get stuck. If that feat seems completely impossible to you, don’t worry — that just means you’re a real person. After all, not even Kate Middleton is immune to this particular blunder – and she’s royalty!

Brad Pitt

During an event promoting the film, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button people couldn’t help but wonder about the curious case of Brad Pitt’s pants. The actor attended the event with his fly wide open, seemingly unaware of the situation.

Well, that’s certainly one way to get the press talking! If this was a publicity stunt, it clearly worked. If Brad had genuinely just forgotten to zip his pants, he can take solace in the fact that it happens to everyone.

Sarah Hyland

Wearing Spanx with an outfit that exposes one’s midriff can be tricky, as you need everything to line up just right. Sarah Hyland was all of us when her Spanx peeked out from underneath her skirt at the 2017 Emmys.

Luckily, the actress knew that this fashion mishap wasn’t worth getting upset over. As she posted a photo of the outfit on her Instagram with the caption, “Kickstarting fall off with a PSL dress and a splash of Spanx.”

Lupita Nyong’o

Lupita Nyong’o narrowly avoided ripping her dress at the 2014 Oscars, when the delicate Prada gown got caught on a decorative plant. Luckily, the actress noticed the issue and untangled her dress before moving on along the red carpet.

Although, even if she did rip it a bit, we doubt that would’ve put too big of a damper on the night. After all, Lupita had just won the Best Supporting Actress Oscar for her role in 12 Years a Slave!

John Stamos

John Stamos was performing alongside the Beach Boys when his pants split in the back. The actor had a good attitude about it, though, and continued the show regardless. However, this particular wardrobe malfunction may not have been all that innocent.

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