How to Avoid Embarrassing Wardrobe Malfunctions

A wardrobe malfunction is every woman’s worst nightmare. A slight exaggeration maybe, but not by much.

I’ve always thought that only actresses had major wardrobe malfunctions –until I saw one myself at a party that I attended last night. While it may be common for some actresses to have their share of embarrassing wardrobe malfunctions, I’ve never thought that normal people can experience such humiliation in public.  Indeed, it’s a dreadful experience that can happen to any woman – celebrities and ordinary mortals alike.

However, unlike other embarrassing experiences, it can easily be avoided.  So unless you’re an exhibitionist who loves to show your goods to the public, make a mental note of these tips so the next time you’re attending a party or an important event you won’t find yourself becoming the talk of the town because of an unfortunate wardrobe malfunction incident.

Beware of sheer

Sure, sheer may look sexy on you, but it can also bare everything that you have.  Remember that sheer is see-through.  So if you want to prevent showing your undergarments to everyone, add a skin-tone camisole for an extra layer.

Don’t go commando

Anne Hathaway, Lady Gaga and other celebrities fell prey to the perks of going commando by flashing their unmentionables to the public and having crotch shots taken by the paparazzi.  If you’re wearing a flouncy skirt, a tight fitting dress or a dress with a high slit, wear underwear or Spanx, so if ever there’s a naughty wind or if you forgot to close your knees, you’ll still be covered.

Prevent nip slips and side boobs

Nip slips and side boobs are probably the most common type of wardrobe malfunctions that we see among celebrities on red carpet events.  This predicament can best be avoided with a simple double-sided fabric tape.  Yes, you heard me right.  Fashion models and celebrities swear by the power of double-sided tape.  Use this to see to it that your dress doesn’t slip off and give you a “peek-a-boob”.  Wearing tape will ensure that your dress stays in its proper place.  Also, to avoid a “nip slip”, make sure that you wear a snug and properly fitted bra. wardrobe malfunctions

Deodorant Marks

White deodorant marks on your black or dark-colored clothes are just not wonderful to look at.  Don’t let deodorant marks spoil your perfect dress.  Make sure that you apply just the right amount of deodorant, and that you only put your dress when the deodorant has dried and been absorbed by your skin, so as to avoid an unwanted stain.  Better yet, use spray deodorants because they don’t cause stains like roll-ons can do.

Pay attention to bra strap flash

Bra strap flashes are the most common wardrobe malfunction; even among ordinary individuals.  It’s really not a fashionable look, especially if your bra doesn’t match the color of your dress or top – it’s also not something everyone wants to see.  In order to avoid this, use a double-sided tape on your bra strap to keep it in place.

You can also wear a strapless bra or a stick-on bra especially, if you’re wearing an off-the-shoulder dress (just make sure that your strapless bra is properly fitted so it won’t fall off!).

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Hi, I'm Amy, the Beauty section editor for Independent Femme! I've worked at a cosmetics distribution company for a number of years and learned my way through beauty tricks by making a ton of mistakes along the way. I'm here to ensure you don't make the wrong choices some of my former clients and I made!

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