The 40 Biggest Celebrity Wardrobe Malfunctions Ever

Sometimes the wind is just not your friend.

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Celebrities can only be so prepared (double-sided sticky tape, static guard, etc…) when it comes to wardrobe malfunctions—which is why there have been a lot of them, some worse than others. (We blame the wind 80 percent of the time.) Stars have suffered from every crazy incident possible, from dresses flying up on the red carpet to clasps simply coming loose and the cameras were there to catch them all. Ahead, the 40 most NSFW wardrobe mishaps we’ve seen so far.

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Gwyneth Paltrow, 2001

The A-lister and Goop mastermind wore a chic satin blazer to the VH1/Vogue Fashion Awards, but she had a near nip slip when she turned sideways to walk the red carpet.

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Sarah Jessica Parker, 2002

Sarah Jessica Parker had a major Marilyn Monroe moment while shooting Sex and the City in New York. (Luckily, she was wearing cute underwear.)

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Anne Hathaway, 2003

Anne Hathaway’s nipples were clearly visible through the dress she wore to the premiere of School of Rock. Though, what's really the problem? #FreetheNipple, right?

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Janet Jackson, 2004

Who could forget the moment when Justin Timberlake ripped Janet Jackson’s top, exposing her breast, during the Super Bowl XXXVIII halftime performance? The event was deemed “Nipplegate,” and everyone was confused as to whether or not this was a premeditated wardrobe malfunction for publicity.

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Paris Hilton, 2005

The heiress and reality star was partying at the Shelborne Hotel on New Year’s Eve and some fellow attendees spotted her nipple. Paris didn't seem to mind, though; she partied on.

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Svetlana Metkina, 2007

Oops! Russian actress Svetlana Metkina’s breast popped out of her strapless dress while attending the American Foundation for Aids Research party at the 2007 Cannes Film Festival.

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Lindsay Lohan, 2008

The wind was not kind to Lindsay Lohan when she walked the red carpet at the MTV Movie Awards in L.A. A large gust came through, sending her purple dress flying up to reveal her slip and black underwear.

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Sugababes, 2008

The Sugababes walked the runway during the Fashion For Relief show during London Fashion Week, and poor Sugababe Heidi lost a shoe mid-stroll.

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Elizabeth Banks, 2009

This one's going to require a trip to the tailor: While attending the 62nd International Cannes Film Festival, the zipper on the actress and producer's dress split down her back.

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Emma Watson, 2009

Fans caught a glimpse of Emma Watson’s nude underwear as she walked the red carpet for Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince. As Watson later told David Letterman, “At least I’m wearing underwear.”

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Janelle Monet, 2010

Janelle Monet was performing on stage at BET’s Rip the Runway and, ironically, her pants ripped right down the back revealing the singer's underwear.

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Katherine Heigl, 2010

Katherine Heigl suffered a huge malfunction when the strap of her red dress snapped while she was on stage at ShoWest in New York.

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Lady Gaga, 2011

Lady Gaga is the queen of outrageous outfits, so it was no surprise when she showed up to the CFDA Fashion Awards in this black corset with tulle train. But, the corset didn't quite stay in place, revealing the singer's boobs mid-runway walk.

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Paula Abdul, 2011

The wind is no one's friend, especially if you're wearing a dress. Paula Abdul had to momentarily pause after stepping out of her car for the The X Factor auditions in Los Angeles because her skirt was lifted up by the breeze.

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Nicki Minaj, 2011

Nicki Minaj had her first major wardrobe malfunction on live TV while performing on Good Morning America. The singer’s left boob popped out of her shirt. Minaj denied rumors that the nip slip was staged for attention.

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Lydia Bright, 2011

Lydia Bright, an attendee at the The Duke of Essex Polo Trophy at Gaynes Park, was shocked when a gust of wind from the helicopter propellers sent her dress flying.

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Micaela Schaefer, 2012

Micaela Schaefer attended the premiere of Men In Black 3 in Germany wearing a dress made out of VHS tape. The tape clearly isn't the best material for a dress, as it revealed her black thong when the wind blew.

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Sofia Vergara, 2012

Sofia Vergara’s dress ripped down the back 20 minutes before Modern Family won the Emmy for “Outstanding Comedy.” The actress wasn’t shy about the malfunction, tweeting photo of the mishap. Her emergency wardrobe team quickly fixed the tear, and she made it to the stage just in time.

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Stefanie Scott, 2013

Actress Stefanie Scott was quite surprised when her dress blew upward while walking down the red (or, in this case, purple) carpet at Nickelodeon's 26th Annual Kids' Choice Awards. Perhaps she should take a cue from Kate Middleton and put weights in the hem of her dress?

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Lupita Nyong'o, 2014

Lupita Nyong'o was celebrating her Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role award for 12 Years a Slave, when the hem of her custom-made Prada gown snagged on a plant.

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Kate Middleton, 2014

Only a future queen would look this graceful as the wind lifts up her skirt. While most of us would immediately fret, the Duchess of Cambridge seemed prepared with another layer underneath. Still, we had a mini-heart attack just looking at this incident!

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Erin Holland, 2015

Erin Holland experienced a minor wardrobe malfunction when the zipper down her backside split at the Australian premiere of Jurassic World.

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Britney Spears, 2015

Britney Spears has been deemed the queen of wardrobe malfunctions, so she knows just how to handle them. While performing in Las Vegas, the entire zipper of her tight jumpsuit broke and her dancers tried—for quite some time—to nonchalantly fix it while Spears, pro that she is, continued to perform.

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Elizabeth Olsen, 2015

Elizabeth Olsen accidentally flashed the crowd her nude undergarments while attending a Miu Miu event in Paris. She quickly used her clutch as a shield...though not before photographers caught her surprised look.

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Cara Delevingne, 2015

Cara Delevingne leaned over the barricades for a quick chat at the premiere of Pan in London. But that meant her minidress became even shorter and exposed part of her buttocks to the cameras.

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Dakota Johnson, 2016

Dakota Johnson suffered a wardrobe malfunction while accepting her People’s Choice Award: Her Armani Prive top came undone when actress Leslie Mann hugged her. The Fifty Shades of Grey star joked, “Well, it’s not like nobody here hasn’t already seen my boobs.”

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Margot Robbie, 2016

While attending the London premiere of The Legend of Tarzan, Margot Robbie’s Miu Miu gown came undone. Her co-star, Alexander Skarsgard, came to the rescue and caught it before this moment became too NSFW.

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Xenia Tchoumitcheva, 2016

Xenia Tchoumitcheva attended the European Premiere of Suicide Squad in London and accidentally revealed she...wasn't wearing anything under her dress when she spun around.

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Chrissy Teigen, 2016

Chrissy Teigen accidentally flashed her “hooha” (as she refers to it) at the 2016 AMAs. She took to Instagram to apologize in the most Chrissy Teigen way possible: In her caption wrote, “Apologies to anyone harmed mentally or physically by my hooha.”

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Dayane Mello, 2016

Dayane Mello walked the red carpet at Cannes for The Young Pope and wore a dress with the highest slit anyone's ever seen. The cameras caught everything, including the fact she skipped wearing underwear.

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