Totally Unexpected Celeb Wardrobe Malfunctions

It can be easy to think our favorite celebrities are untouchable. After all, they often live lives of luxury and have access to some of the best designer threads on the market. Surely nothing can go wrong? It turns out that even celebrities have lived through a wardrobe malfunction or two in their time – and now they feel more human than ever.

Cardi B

Many of us know that Cardi B is famous for her theatrical and energetic performances. So what happens when she goes so hard that her outfit completely falls off?

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Someone was there to capture her reaction as the rapper realized her catsuit had just ripped all the way up the middle. Amazingly, Cardi performed the rest of her routine in a robe.

Hayden Panettiere

The Met Gala showcases some of the best stars and their designer gowns for the year. Hayden Panettiere was on the guest list in 2014 but quickly learned the carpet on the stairs is only temporary.

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Unfortunately for the actress, she realized that as her dress, shoes, and carpet became one. Thankfully, Hayden laughed it off and even wagged her finger at the press for snapping the moment.

Kristen Stewart

Hands up if you’ve ever wanted to take off your heels and rock some flats instead? You’re not alone, as Kristen Stewart proved on the red carpet.

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While walking the carpet with bare feet isn’t the usual thing to do, the actress had already had enough of trying to make it through the night in high heels and decided she was better off without them.

Margot Robbie

Margot Robbie was supposed to be enjoying her time on the red carpet at the premiere of ‘Tarzan,’ but her dress had other ideas. It seems the zipper somehow came all the way down, and the actress couldn’t get it back on her own.

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Luckily for Margot, her co-star was close by to help zip her back into her gown.

Gigi Hadid

Supermodel Gigi Hadid has showcased some incredible gowns over the years that many of us could only dream about. Although her gold number looked great, Gigi soon learned that long sleeves might not be such a great idea.

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That’s because these sleeves were so long that she accidentally stood on one and almost ripped it off her gown for the world to see.

Hayden Panettiere

One thing many stars have learned the hard way is that not everything looks great in front of flashing cameras. Hayden Panettiere was about to learn just that after wearing a sheer dress on the red carpet.

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Although it looked great at home, the material was so thin that the flashes from the cameras meant everything of Hayden’s was on show.

Behati Prinsloo

Thankfully, some Victoria’s Secret models have a true angel by their side. That was the case for Behati Prinsloo when she walked the red carpet with her husband, Adma Levine.

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While her dress started to slip down around her chest, Adam was there to cover Behati from the press as she got her gown back into place. We all need an angel like Adam.

Alysia Reiner

It looked as though Alysia Reiner was set to be the bell of the SAG Awards ball back in 2015. That would have been the case if the actress had tried to walk in her gown before she hit the red carpet.

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The problem? It turned out the dress was too tight for her to walk, meaning Alysia needed help the entire night as she stumbled around the crowds.

Marion Cotillard

How would you handle dropping your earring in front of the world’s media?Amazingly, Marion Cotillard knew just what to do back in 2018.

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All she needed to do was a little bend and snap to get her jewelry back where it was supposed to be. It might have been a wardrobe malfunction, but Marion handled it all with ease.

Chrissy Teigan

Perhaps you’re wondering how Chrissy Teigan ever thought she would pull off this incredibly high-slit dress? You’re not alone – and it didn’t take long for the model to have a pretty whopping wardrobe malfunction.

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Thankfully, her husband John was there to try and help cover up all the important bits before Chrissy flashed the cameras a little too much skin.

Dakota Johnson

It’s one thing to have a wardrobe fail on the red carpet. It’s another to have it on stage in front of everyone at the awards. Sadly, that was the case for Dakota Johnson, but the actress didn’t let it hold her back.

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It turns out Dakota’s zipper broke. Her response? She held it together while the other women rushed to help out the actress in need.

Liang Jingke

We guess actress Liang Jingke never planned on having such an eventful evening when she arrived at the Venice Film Festival in 2016. It turns out her dress had other ideas.

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Not only did Liang trip over her long gown, but she also struggled to get back to her feet and had to rely on two strapping men to lift her back up.

Ariana Grande

Ariana Grande has often been praised as one of the fashion queens of the world. Did you know it took a lot of practice to earn that title? That’s right; Ariana was battling her own dress back in 2012 at the Teen Choice Awards.

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It seems her netting and short dress didn’t want to stay put in the wind as Ariana posed on the red carpet.

Jade Thirwall

Little Mix have often showcased plenty of fashionable outfits on stage and the red carpet. While they’re used to wearing all kinds of designer threads, Jade Thirwall wasn’t prepared for just how much would be on show in this gown.

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Of course, Jade kept her cool as she discreetly covered up and headed somewhere to fix her dress with the girls.

Sienna Miller and Keira Knightley

Sienna Miller and Keira Knightley didn’t think about much when they posed for photos on the red carpet. That was until it was time for them to leave, and they realized there was a problem.

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It turned out Sienna’s gorgeous bracelet was tangled in Keira’s hair. The pair put on quite the show as they tried to untangle themselves before they could move.

Chrissy Teigan

We know that Chrissy Teigan is a treasure that needs to be protected at all costs. One of the many reasons on the list is because Chrissy knows how to laugh at herself on social media.

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The model was behind the scenes when the slit on her dress suddenly ripped all the way up to her navel. Thankfully, someone was there to capture her reaction.

Helen Mirren

Although Helen Mirren has more practice on the red carpet than we could ever imagine, the Hollywood legend still trips up every now and then – literally.
Helen was at the Berlin International Film Festival in 2015 when her platform heels turned against her.

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Whoever would have thought someone could look so graceful as they fall up the stairs? Only Helen Mirren.

Nicki Minaj

It seemed as though all of Nicki Minaj’s nightmares came true at once during one memorable performance.

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Not only was she on stage with Ariana Grande and Jessie J, but the rapper was also the center of attention when her dress split all the way down the middle. Nicki dropped the mic and tried to cover herself up. We think her face says it all.

Bella Hadid

Some stars know how to keep their composure no matter what happens. That was the case for Bella Hadid as her dress started to reveal more than she had planned.

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The model knew that she was moments away from flashing the cameras, but what did she do? Grabbed the slit in her gown and continued to smile for the media.

Afef Jnifen

Tunisian model Afef Jnifen caused a stir on the red carpet in 2017 when she arrived in a billowing gown. Sadly, that was the problem: Afef’s dress wanted to flow in the breeze while she tried to pose for some photos.

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In the end, the model was left with plenty of Marilyn Monroe-inspired snaps as she battled to keep her dress under control.

Keyshia Cole

Have you ever gotten so carried away that you ripped your pants? While it’s something most of us want to avoid, it was a reality for Keyshia Cole as she danced her way into a wardrobe malfunction.

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Thankfully, Keyshia was wearing something else and was having too much fun with her performance to notice the small hole that, amazingly, didn’t get any bigger.

Elsa Hosk

Working as a Victoria’s Secret model means Elsa Hosk is used to wearing all kinds of incredible outfits and keeping her composure. However, the Venice Film Festival in 2019 threw a wrench in the works.

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Elsa’s earring suddenly fell out and landed on the red carpet, but that was no worry for the model as she gracefully bent down to retrieve the missing jewelry.

Katherine Heigl

Although Katherine Heigl should have been reveling in her award win, the actress was more concerned about the fact she nearly revealed all to the world. The worst part? Katherine’s wardrobe malfunction took place halfway through her speech, meaning there was nowhere to hide as she tried to fix the problem.

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Thankfully, the actress laughed it off with relative ease.

Nadia Bartel

We need to travel across the world to Australia to find Nadia Bartel and her wardrobe fail. The Australian blogger was interviewing people on the red carpet when she realized something was wrong.

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It turned out Nadia’s split in her dress was so high that one wrong move meant she would reveal just about everything to the surrounding cameras. Oops.


Most of us would do anything to get some new Rihanna music in our lives. While she hasn’t been in the recording studio recently, RiRi is still no stranger on the red carpet.

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Unfortunately, even making waves in the world of fashion doesn’t mean she’s safe from a malfunction every now and then. How can someone look so graceful as their dress is falling off?

Jennifer Garner

We guess Jennifer Garner didn’t know her dress was exposing her undergarments as she posed for a shot on the red carpet. It seems her skirt got caught on her purse as Jessica tried to move her arms out the way.

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While it might not have been the ideal snap for Jessica, it goes to show that even top Hollywood actresses also use Spanx.

Ashley Graham

Back in 2017, model Ashley Graham was one of the many seen on the red carpet at the Time 100 Gala. Ashley was full of her usual confidence as she posed for photos, but that all changed when she tried to walk away.

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Apparently, the train on her dress was just a little bit too long, and she almost face-planted in front of everyone.

Jennifer Lawrence

If there is one thing we’ve learned over the years, it’s that Jennifer Lawrence has to be one of the most accident-prone stars that Hollywood has ever seen. One of her many blunders came in the form of this wardrobe malfunction in 2011.

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The problem? Jen’s heel was so pointy that it got stuck in the train of her dress, and she needed help to get untangled.

Sarah Jessica Parker

Many of us have been fans of Sarah Jessica Parker for years. However, she almost gave her fans a bit too much of a show in 2009 as the actress showcased a bright pink number.

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Sadly, the actress realized that her dress was on the shorter side after Hugh Grant had some wandering hands. Apparently, she was conscious about her gown for the rest of the night.

Emma Watson

Let’s face it; Emma Watson knows how to laugh at herself. The actress showcased her skills at the premiere of the latest ‘Harry Potter’ movie when her heels somehow got tangled in the fluffy material on her dress.

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While some stars would panic about the predicament, Emma simply laughed it off as she tried to untangle her shoes from her outfit.

Rihanna and Stella McCartney

The Met Gala was in full swing in 2014 as stars from across the world gathered for the event. Two of the people on the list were none other than Rihanna and Stella McCartney.

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The singer was posing for photos with the fashion designer when Stella accidentally got caught in RiRi’s dress. The result? A huge heel-shaped hole in the gown.

Jessica Biel and Madonna

It seems that long dresses might not always be a good idea on the red carpet, especially if there are plenty of other people around. Jessica Biel probably regretted her outfit for the night after Madonna accidentally stood on the back of her gown and almost ripped the entire skirt right off.

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In the end, Jessica had to carry the train around for the rest of the night.

Monisha Lew-Fatt

We’re not sure how Monisha Lew-Fatt ever thought this gown would go down without a hitch. The bold dress featured barely-there panels that covered everything necessary.

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Of course, it didn’t take long for a few wrong moves to show off more skin than Monisha planned. Thankfully, she still looked stunning in her photos once her dress was back in place.

Janet Jackson

There are wardrobe malfunctions, and then there’s Janet Jackson. The singer is behind one of the most famous of all time after her performance at the Super Bowl with Justin Timberlake.

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For some reason, JT decided to grab the top of Janet’s outfit and pulled back, revealing one entire side of her chest to millions of people watching at home.

Virginie Efira

Not all wardrobe malfunctions result in embarrassing photos. This snap of Virginie Efira shows that some can lead to pretty tender moments. The actress was on the red carpet with her co-stars when her shoe came undone.

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It wasn’t long before Niels Schneider rushed to her aid and got Virginie back on her feet – with safe shoes – in no time.

Yulia Rybakova

Things didn’t end well for Yulia Rybakova as she appeared at the Cannes Film Festival in 2018. The model was walking the red carpet when someone accidentally stood on the train of her dress.

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The problem? It ripped the front of Yulia’s gown, and she didn’t know until someone pointed it out – long after the media caught the moment on camera.

Ariel Winter

Everything seemed to scream glamour as Ariel Winter arrived at the Emmys in 2017. The actress showcased a glistening gown complete with two huge slits up the side.

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While it looked good on paper, Ariel found it pretty tough to walk around as the slits continually showed off more than she wanted and gave everyone a show as Ariel tried to keep covered up.

Paris Hilton

It seems that Paris Hilton was more concerned with celebrating her 33rd birthday than she was about keeping covered up. It didn’t take long for people to spot Paris had been working on her tan while wearing not so much.

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There was one thing on many people’s minds: did Paris know that she’d forgotten to wear anything underneath her pink dress?

Jessica Alba

We think it’s safe to say that Jessica Alba’s face sums up how she feels about his almost wardrobe malfunction. Even though nothing was accidentally exposed, Jessica was quick to grab the strap on her little black dress before it slipped any further.

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If anyone were going to handle an accidental slip with such style, it would be Jessica Alba.

Karolina Kurkova

This Victoria’s Secret model was enjoying her time in front of the cameras before disaster struck. Karolina Kurkova’s dress was complete with a long flowing cape that tied the entire look together.

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While it might have looked impressive, Karolina nearly took a tumble backward and lost her gown when someone accidentally stood on the cape as she tried to walk away.

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