Although we think of celebrities as graceful and poised, their high fashion outfits sometimes turn against them at the most embarrassing moments. Unlike our wardrobe malfunctions, these outfit disasters were caught live on camera, and they have been living in our minds rent-free. From classic nip slips to dresses falling apart on stage, these are the most embarrassing wardrobe malfunctions that you won't be able to stop laughing at.
1. Jennifer Lawrence Almost Lost More Than Just Her Balance
While Jennifer Lawrence might be an amazing actress, she is below average when it comes to walking. Wherever she goes, Lawrence somehow finds something to trip over, whether it's accepting an Oscar or posing on the red carpet. During one of her numerous spills, her dress was not very forgiving.
While attending the Berlin premiere of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Lawrence nearly lost more than her just her balance. As she was bending over to get her dress out of the way, she almost exposed herself, but managed to compose herself at the last minute to avoid any spillage.
2. Katherine Heigl's Dress Decided It Didn't Want To Stay Together On Stage
Have you ever had one of those dreams where you're on stage in front of a crowd of people, and you realize you aren't wearing clothes? Well, that almost became a reality for Katherine Heigl as she was accepting an award for "Female Star of the Year."
Heigl's dress wasn't the only thing that turned red when the straps came loose in the middle of her acceptance speech. She held onto her top and struggled through the rest of her speech, but no one could blame her for forgetting a line here and there. Luckily, the presenters helped her keep her dress up until she was safely behind the curtains.
3. Paris Hilton's Birthday Dress Had A Revealing Slit
Paris Hilton has no shame, so this wardrobe malfunction probably didn't bother her. For her 33rd birthday, Hilton decided to show off her tanned legs with a pink dress that had a waist-high slit. Besides just her tan lines, she also showed off way more than even she had likely anticipated.
Hilton managed to keep some of her modesty, but the media speculated that she forgot to wear underwear on purpose. Does anyone expect anything else from Paris Hilton? She loves being the center of attention, and all eyes were definitely on her that night.
4. Lindsey Vonn’s Marilyn Monroe Gone Wrong
Olympic skier Lindsey Vonn looks stunning in almost everything she wears, and this blue floor-length gown was no exception. The breezy dress featured a thigh-high slit that showed off her toned legs but ended up giving her a lot of trouble while she was posing for pictures on the carpet.
Although we all want to have a Marilyn Monroe moment, this didn't go as planned. When the wind started to pick up, the dress revealed her underwear, and she gave everyone a show. At least she remembered to wear nude underwear to match her skin, unlike some other people on this list.
5. Kourtney Kardashian Was Missing A Strap
When you are in the spotlight, all eyes are on you, and people notice everything. When Kourtney Kardashian and her sisters were headed to dinner in LA, Kourtney decided to wear an LBD with a sheer neckline. Although you would think the Kardashians have the most well-made clothing, her dress didn't last through dinner.
One strap of the lining under the sheer top broke and exposed her heart-shaped covering. It still wasn't the most embarrassing fashion moment for Kourtney, so she handled it pretty well. She had to keep her arm close to her body while walking back to the car so that she wouldn't be exposed.
6. Jessica Alba Nearly Avoided A Dress Disaster
Jessica Alba's face says it all. When something starts to go wrong with your clothing, it's like it is happening in slow motion. It's almost as if you can hear each thread tearing. While walking the red carpet, Jessica exposed her bra while adjusting her straps.
Luckily, nothing was exposed, but her face is priceless. See, stars are just like us; their straps fall down, and they have to wear bras too. However, she didn't let a little bra strap slip up ruin her evening. Jessica probably laughed it off and continued to pose for the cameras.
7. Nicki Minaj's Chest Didn't Want To Stay In The Shirt
Nicki Minaj might be the queen of wardrobe malfunctions, as you will see in this list. We don't know if she is wearing clothes that are too tight or the seams are not strong enough, but her clothes are always having problems. While she was backstage, Minaj uploaded a photo to her Instagram with Derek Jeter.
Before she posted the photo, she should have looked at it more carefully to see that she was showing a little more than just cleavage. Sometimes we over-analyze our photos for imperfections, but she should at least scan them for unwanted body parts before posting.
8. Nicky Hilton Didn't Realize She Was Showing More Than Expected
Like her sister Paris, Nicky Hilton has also had her fair share of wardrobe malfunctions in front of cameras. When you're rich and famous, showing off a cheek must be less embarrassing because the people laughing aren't on your level.
When she put on this white dress, she didn't practice walking up the steps because she didn't realize the mesh panel would show off her buns. It seems like they are very low because of the dress, but we would like to believe that it is just the angle.
9. Kim Kardashian Gave The Paparazzi More Than They Expected
Kim Kardashian is always rocking the coolest outfits, but they are pretty risky. Most people question how she wears most of her clothing because it either looks like a wardrobe malfunction waiting to happen or extremely uncomfortable.
When she stepped out of her vehicle in Miami, her wrap skirt showed off her famous Skims shapewear. Maybe she planned this to plug her company, or it was just a marketing coincidence. However, she walks around half-naked most of the time, so this was no big deal.
10. Gigi Hadid's Slit Dress Needed Some Adjustments
Gigi Hadid has said that wardrobe malfunctions happen all the time on the runway, but she never mentioned how she feels when they happen on the streets. As she was walking to an event, her underwear became visible to the cameras.
Gigi had probably never worn this dress before, so she didn't know how it would look when she walked. Most things look stunning on her, but that doesn't mean there won't be malfunctions. She probably practices walking in all her clothes now before going outside.
11. The Nip Slip That Broke The Internet
When we talk about celebrity wardrobe malfunctions, the first one that automatically comes to mind is Janet Jackson's nip slip during the Super Bowl half-time show. During their performance, Jackson's breast came out of her outfit for 140 million people to see.
Jackson has never commented on the situation since it happened, and why should she have to? It was just 9/16ths of a second, and her world came crashing down. Award shows rescinded invitations, and people thought she did it on purpose, but in hindsight, it was Justin Timberlake that pulled on the fabric in the first place.
12. Chrissy Teigan's Dress Caused Her Trouble All Night
Chrissy Teigan is one of those celebrities who has no shame. She will post anything on social media because she keeps it real and doesn't try to act like she is perfect all the time. Although she is open and pushes the boundaries on her social posts, that doesn't mean she doesn't care about this malfunction.
While attending an awards show, Chrissy's dress with a slit up to her waist exposed her private parts, and she wasn't wearing anything underneath it. We don't know if she was mortified or immediately laughed it off, but we are going to guess it was the latter.
13. Emma Watson Dress Got Caught In A Gust Of Wind
When we think of Emma Watson, we think of someone who is poised, classy, and would never show her knickers in public. However, stuff happens, and the wind became public enemy number one yet again. Even when you wear long dresses, the wind can ruin your outfit.
While signing autographs for fans outside the premiere of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, the wind ruffled her dress and showed off her underwear. Unlike some celebrities, at least she was wearing some. Those fans got much more than they expected from the British actress.
14. Hayden Panettiere Forgot To Do A Flash Test
Whenever you wear a thin fabric, do you check to see how it looks in different lighting? Sometimes we check to see if it's see-through in sunlight or if we bend over, but celebrities have more important tests; they need to see if it is flash-proof.
When Hayden Panettiere stepped onto the red carpet, the cameras started flashing, and she didn't realize people could see right through the top of her dress. Luckily, she was wearing something to cover herself slightly, but she didn't notice until the pictures were published.
15. Cardi B Had One Wardrobe Malfunction After Another
Cardi B is known for her energetic performances in wild outfits, and she never disappoints. However, during one of her shows, it seemed like she couldn't catch a break. We have all had those days where everything seems to go wrong, but at least we didn't experience it in front of a crowd of people.
While performing her top hits, Cardi's bedazzle catsuit started to rip up the seem, and eventually, she had to go off stage to grab a robe for the rest of the song. When she was wearing the robe, that also fell down, exposing her bra. It was not a good night for Cardi.
16. Kourtney Kardashian Caught Her Wardrobe Malfunction And Posted It Anyway
Kourtney Kardashian and her sisters have had their fair share of clothing disasters, but we never thought they would post them on their Instagram pages. Kourtney took this adorable photo in a pink sequin mini dress and noticed her underwear was showing in the picture.
Instead of taking a new picture or cropping that part out, she put a pink heart emoji to cover herself up and posted it anyway. We have to admit that it is an adorable photo, and the heart is barely noticeable.
17. Nicki Minaj Had To Hold Her Dress Together On Stage
Once again, Nicki Minaj is having trouble with her wardrobe. She might want to get a better seamstress who will make sure her clothes stay together during performances. While performing with Jessie J and Ariana Grande, Nicki's tight black dress split down the middle.
For the entire song, she was holding her dress together so she wouldn't be practically naked on stage. It must have been hard to remember her verse while thinking about her dress falling apart. Nicki is a pro, so she handled it well and quickly got a new outfit once she left the stage.
18. Arta Dobroshi Did A Little Too Much Twirling
When you wear something flowy, doesn't it make you want to twirl around like you're running through a field of flowers? Maybe that was Arta Dobrashi's first thought when she wore this breezy skirt at the Cannes Film Festival. It looks like she took the twirling too far and showed off a little too much for the camera.
Maybe she was feeling her Marilyn Monroe fantasy and forgot the photographers were watching. She doesn't seem too phased by the amount of skin showing, but she probably had no idea until she saw the photos.
19. Jennifer Garner Showed Off Her Undergarments
We don't know how Jennifer Garner is smiling while she is flashing her whole undergarment to the paparazzi, but Steve Carrell must have said something beyond hilarious to keep her laughing. Our faces would be the color of a tomato in this situation.
She must have grabbed the corner of her dress as she was moving her bag out of the way and showed off her Spanx to the crowd. She has probably had plenty of embarrassing moments in front of the camera, so things like this don't phase her anymore.
20. Keyshia Cole Danced So Hard Her Pants Ripped
Have you ever danced so hard that you rip your pants? It's happened to the best of us, and it happens to performers as well. Keyshia Cole was performing on stage when her overalls ripped. Luckily she was wearing something underneath them to save the day.
Keyshia must have been doing an intense dance number to rip those, but she doesn't seem to notice anyway. She is too into her performance to care about a tiny rip in her pants. Unless it gets bigger, it's really not that big of a deal.
21. Sofia Vergara's Dress Ripped On The Red Carpet
Although Sofia Vergara has never shied away from showing off her assets, she definitely did not expect this issue on the red carpet. Her gorgeous gown was already low cut in the back, but it got even lower once she started moving around.
The seam on her dress started to split, and it was exposing her backside. She laughed it off, and Ellen Degeneres even created a Halloween costume to commemorate that moment. Her assistant ended up sewing her into the dress so she wouldn't walk around with her undergarments showing.
22. Chrissy Teigan's Dress Made Some Unwanted Adjustments
Chrissy Teigan will really post anything on her Instagram page, even if she is exposing her own wardrobe malfunctions. While attending a gala, she wore a white dress that initially had a thigh-high slit. However, throughout the night, the slit continued to rip slowly.
By the end of the evening, Chrissy's dress had an extra five inches added to the slit, and it was exposing more than she wanted. You can tell by her face that she is scared to move her hands, but she made a joke out of it when she posted the photo online.
23. Jessica Simpson Mooned The Audience
Flowy short dresses seem to be a common enemy for celebrities. While Jessica Simpson was performing on Good Morning America, her frilly dress got caught in a gust of wind, and she mooned the audience. Although she recovered, she decided to hold her dress down for the rest of the show.
We are surprised singers don't prepare for possible wardrobe malfunctions like this by wearing more full coverage underwear or spandex. You would think that after a certain amount of shows, they would finally realize that wind and short dresses don't go together.
24. Elizabeth Olsen Also Fell Victim To A Gust Of Wind
When you are wearing a short dress, gusts of wind are not your friend. If you see the forecast calls for wind, you should probably reconsider your outfit, so you don't have the same problem as Elizabeth Olsen. However, some of us might not handle it as well as she did.
As she walked into an event, the cameras caught her dress fly up to reveal her undergarments. However, Olsen made a hilarious face and tried to hold her skirt down as much as possible. We can't say that we would have been able to handle it just as gracefully.
25. Eva Longoria Forgot Her Fashion Tape And Flashed Her Chest
One wardrobe malfunction wasn't enough for Eva Longoria. Low cut gowns are extremely tricky to perfect because fashion tape never does the job you want it to. Even celebrities struggle to find the right way to keep these dresses secure, and Longoria has yet to master it.
While walking the red carpet, Longoria's dress revealed her chest, but the starlet took it with stride. After being on that many red carpets, you must learn to laugh these things off, or no one would be able to make it in that business.
26. Eva Longoria’s Jacket Popped Open
Eva Longoria is a classy woman, and her outfits usually reflect that. When she went on The Tonight Show with David Letterman, she wore a tuxedo jacket with nothing else underneath.
While Longoria was talking about her cookbook, the buttons on her jacket started to pop open. Maybe that's how she really sells the books because David Letterman was having trouble staying focused on the guacamole recipe they were discussing.
27. Adrienne Bailon's Ruffles Didn't Leave Much To The Imagination
Sometimes wardrobe malfunctions aren't always the most obvious things like a nip slip or having an undergarment show; sometimes, they are choosing the wrong thing to cover up your areas. Adrienne Bailon decided to wear this mesh dress that hugged her curvy body, which is likely why she added those ruffles.
She used a poorly placed giant ruffle to cover up her goods, and we are not loving this. It looked even stranger from the front, and she should have thought about this before walking the red carpet. It probably isn't one of her favorite looks to think back on.
28. Mariah Carey's Dress Was Not Cooperating
Throughout the course of her career, Mariah Carey has had a lot of wardrobe malfunctions, but nothing was quite as embarrassing as her moment on Good Morning America. While she was chatting with the host, they started talking about her beautiful gown. Meanwhile, the back of the dress split open.
The host cut to a commercial break so she could change. When they came back, Carey was wearing a new dress, and just as the cameras started to roll, she cursed on live TV because her dress started to fall apart again. Luckily someone swooped in to save her from complete humiliation.
29. Michelle Williams Must Have Forgotten Her Dress Had A High Slit
Celebrities have a whole team of people to get them ready for premiere events, so it makes us question how something like this could have happened. Maybe Michelle Williams was trying to preserve her modesty, or she forgot how high the slit was in her dress, but this is a strange look.
If her boy shorts were nude, it would have made the flow of the outfit better. Instead, she went with a black pair that were very noticeable. The dress was clearly meant to be worn with invisible underwear, but that must not be her vibe.
30. Selena Gomez Flashed Her Spanx To The Crowd
Selena Gomez loves to wear flowy dresses when she performs on stage. Even though she is donning a floor-length frock, she still jumps around, dances, and entertains her fans; however, these concert goers got more than they paid for when her dress started to shift as she jumped.
As Selena was getting into her song, she flashed her Spanx to the crowd. Luckily she was wearing something under the dress. Out of all the things that could happen, this isn't the worst, but her fans definitely did not expect it.
31. Rumor Willis Had A Peek-A-Boo Moment
Rumor Willis loves to push the boundaries when she steps out onto the red carpet. However, she might want to look at her outfit from every angle next time. She must have run out of the house quickly so she would make it to the carpet on time.
It seems that Rumor forgot to check that her private parts didn't show because she couldn't wear underwear with this outfit. There is probably a better solution, but this is not the kind of malfunction you want to have with all those cameras flashing.
32. Gigi Hadid Handled Her Runway Nip Slip Well
When Gigi Hadid steps out on to the catwalk, it is like she is floating. The model makes every outfit look effortless, but that doesn't mean each outfit will cooperate as she struts her stuff. As she closed the Versace show, Hadid's dress started to slip off her chest, but the seasoned model handled it like a pro.
She continued to walk down the runway despite the malfunction. Hadid tweeted that malfunctions happen during every show, and she just ignores them. It must be part of the job to get used to clothes not cooperating when you need them to.
33. Harry Styles Showed That Men Can Also Have Nip Slips
Although nip slips are mainly associated with females, men can fall victim to them as well. As Harry Styles was headed to an SNL after-party, a fan kindly asked if he would stop for a picture. Being the nice person that he is, he agreed, and the fan got way more from the picture than she expected.
As he was posing for the photo, Styles' loose button-down shirt slipped. Although this kind of situation would be more embarrassing for a woman, he didn't seem to care that much. We are sure the fan was excited to see that in her picture that she probably has framed on her nightstand.
34. Cara Delevingne's LBD Gave Her Some Major Troubles
Models are used to wearing clothing that shows off their bodies, but we don't think that was the idea for this LBD that Cara Delevigne was rocking on the red carpet. Although this black fringe mini-dress is to die for, she probably wasn't expecting to climb into a crowd of fans while wearing it.
Delevigne was just trying to be friendly with her fans, but her dress was not having it. She reached up to sign some autographs, and her dress exposed her backside. As a Victoria's Secret model, it is nothing people haven't seen before, but it was surely still embarrassing.
35. Lenny Kravitz Ripped His Pants
When it comes to rocking out, no one goes quite as hard as Lenny Kravitz. As a style icon, he is never afraid to take risks, but his clothes have reminded him that there are some limits to his funky fashions. While performing on his world tour in 2014, Kravitz gave fans a show they would never forget.
In the middle of his guitar solo, Kravitz squatted to get closer to fans, and his pants split open. It was at that moment that he probably regretted going commando. Now everyone knows what he is packing, and we will all remember to wear underwear with leather pants next time.
36. Sarah Hyland's Undergarments Were Peeking Out
While having a bra strap showing or the band of spanks peaking out isn't the worst thing in the world, it is level one on the wardrobe malfunctions scale. When you are walking the red carpet, you want your outfit to be perfect, but it doesn't always happen like that.
While wearing a gorgeous gown with a cut-out on the carpet, Sarah Hyland's Spanx started to show at the top of her waistband. It wasn't a full wardrobe malfunction, but it definitely made some of the pictures worse.
37. Nicki Minaj Can't Seem To Find Shirts That Fit
Nicki Minaj can't seem to get her shirts to stay on her chest. We know the struggle of having to constantly pull things up, but when she is on stage, that is not an easy thing to do. While she was performing in a cropped bra top, it kept slipping lower and lower as she moved around the stage.
Before she knew it, her top was falling off, and she exposed herself to the crowd. When she is dancing and jumping around, she has to have the girls secured, but that is hard when you want to wear tiny tops for bigger chests.
38. Dakota Johnson Held Her Dress Together While Accepting An Award
As someone who rose to fame by starring in Fifty Shades of Grey, Dakota Johnson's chest has been seen by most people around the world. However, when she was accepting an award, it was not the place or time she wanted to show off those parts of her body.
When she walked on stage to hug Leslie Mann and accept her award, something popped on the back of her dress, and she had to hold it together throughout her acceptance speech. The other ladies on stage also lent helping hands until she could get someone to fix it behind the scenes.
39. Camila Mendes Ripped Her Jeans And Blamed Her Brazilian Booty
For all the big booty girls out there, you can relate to the struggle of finding jeans that fit perfectly. Even the rich and famous have problems with denim, like Riverdale's Camila Mendes. She was enjoying a fun day with her friends when she heard that heart-stopping ripping sound.
As she stood up, Camilla's jeans ripped on both sides right under her cheeks. Luckily, this look is in style, so people might think they were made like that. She posted the photo on Instagram to show her fans the struggles of having a big backside and wearing jeans. #relatable.
40. Chloe Grace Moretz Had A Hulk Moment While Signing Autographs
In Marvel movies, when Bruce Banner transforms into the Hulk, his clothes start to rip at all the seems, and he busts out of them as he transforms. We don't think Chloe Grace Moretz was turning into the Hulk, but her clothes made it look like she wanted to.
While signing autographs, the seam of her jacket ripped, but she didn't notice right away. Chloe has probably been hitting the gym more often, and her new muscles can't be contained in the tight blazer. Let those guns breathe, Chloe!