From an accidental nip-slip to a full-blown Marilyn Monroe, chances are you’ve had your share of embarrassing fashion incidents. Here are some of the most common wardrobe malfunctions that elicit that familiar sweaty, red-faced reaction. Try not to get secondhand embarrassment.
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The skirt tucked into underwear
If you haven’t yet experienced this accident, you are a lucky woman. Whether it happens in a crowded college bar (guilty as charged) or at an important work function, mooning the world is never fun. Especially if you’re wearing a teeny tiny thong.
The undone fly
While this might be more scandalous for men, catching yourself with the fly of your jeans unzipped is pretty mortifying. A good reason to always wear pretty underwear, right?
The most uncomfortable pair of shoes ever
We’ve all been there. You’re happy because you bought the cutest pair of new high heels, and of course, you don’t bother to break them in before wearing them on your big night out. Cue throbbing blisters, a terrible topple down the stairs, and oh yeah, the fact that you’re hobbling painfully rather than strutting your stuff. How about you stop torturing yourself, buy some comfortable shoes, and keep them in your purse so you never have an OMG moment like this again? Or, heck, just wear the comfy shoes and stop destroying your feet.
Anything that ever happened while you were wearing white pants
Admit it: White pants are never a good idea. Not after Labor Day, not when you’re having your period and, well, not ever. The potential for spillage and other unmentionables is just too great to risk, no matter how good those pristine capris might look on the J. Crew model.
The lost bikini top
Whether it happened at a high school pool party, while careening down a water slide or in a particularly rough wave on an otherwise idyllic vacation, losing your bikini top while swimming is one of the most humiliating wardrobe malfunctions ever to attack womankind. The accidental boob bare plus the embarrassment of coming out of the water topless equals a mortifying moment. Hands over boobs multiplied by must find a towel. Good going, girl. At that point, it’s all you can do.
It’s cool, lady friend. It sucks at the time, but no one else is going to remember the exact moment when the top button on your blouse popped off during a PowerPoint presentation. A sense of humor goes a long way when you’ve had (or are having) a wardrobe malfunction.
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