A 12-Step Guide to Recovering from a Wardrobe Malfunction

Brought to you by new expert Lenny Kravitz.

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In Hollywood, wardrobe malfunctions are like jury duty summons: you know it's probably going to happen, you just don't know when. And it's kind of terrifying. But it doesn't have to be! Just like appearing in court, there is a proper procedure when it comes to doing the wardrobe malfunction thing, all you have to do is follow the rules. Allow Lenny Kravitz to demonstrate (opens in new tab):

1. Wear impossibly, almost alarmingly, tight leather garment.

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2. Gesture, dance, shred, or squat wildly, like you just don't care.

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3. Pause at least 3-5 seconds before noticing your leather garment has shifted, ripped, or completely fallen off your body.

4. Expose body part the world doesn't normally see. If said part is adorned with body jewelry, skip step 5 and proceed directly to step 6.

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5. Don't care.

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6. Proceed with performance or awkward getting-out-of-the-car maneuver.

7. Make sure the entire thing is captured in photos or on video and widely distributed via social media.

8. Be cool.

9. Receive hilarious, perfect text message from one of your famous friends.

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10. Create your own hashtag.

11. Tweet the whole thing in a metaphorical mic drop.

12. Be Lenny Kravitz.

Sally is the Editor in Chief of Marie Claire where she oversees coverage of all the things the Marie Claire reader wants to know about, including politics, beauty, fashion, and celebs. She came to Marie Claire from ELLE.com, where she was the Executive Editor. Before that, Sally was at NYMag.com's the Cut and graduated with an English major from Boston College. Her favorite Harry Potter is 'Order of the Phoenix.'