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Celebrity Fashion, Wardrobe Malfunctions

Wardrobe Malfunction: Kristen Stewart leaves the labels on the soles of her shoes

Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson And Taylor Lautner

Look, Twilight fans! It’s Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson And Taylor Lautner, all having their hand and footprints taken outside  Grauman’s Chinese Theatre in Hollywood! But wait, what’s this:

Kristen Stewart attends a handprint ceremonyAh, that would be the price stickers on the soles of Kristen Stewart’s Brian Atwood shoes: one of our pet peeves.

Price stickers on the soles of shoesIn this case, it’s probably not actually Kristen’s fault: we would imagine that, as with most celebrities, the shoes were probably borrowed for the occasion, hence the stickers still being on the soles. (Although, in that case, the PR/stylist should still have removed them: it’s not like they’re going to still be able to sell them – at least, not at the price on the label – after they’ve been worn, is it?) This does, however, bring up two more of our favourite fashion gripes:

1. Borrowed shoes on celebrities

Look, we know you want to look good on the red carpet, and that even you celebs don’t have an endless amount of money to buy new clothes with, but for the love of God, just wear your own shoes! You’ll look better in a cheaper pair which a) actually fit you and b) don’t still have the stickers attached to them than you do in a designer pair that are three sizes too big and very obviously borrowed. (This isn’t directed just at Kristen, by the way: just a general gripe.)

2. Shoe manufacturers who stick labels on the soles of shoes

If we’re paying $400 for shoes, we don’t want to have to spend an hour peeling the labels off the soles (and isn’t that just the WORST? You know when it comes off in tiny little pieces and you have to pick away at it forever? GOD.) Actually, even if we’ve spent $50 on shoes, we don’t want to do that. STOP PUTTING STICKERS ON THE SOLES. There are other ways, you know! If you’re a high-end boutique or department store, you can place a little price card somewhere near the shoe on display. Even Matalan – MATALAN, for God’s sake – tie the price to the insole using a piece of elastic which just snips off once you’ve bought them, leaving the sole completely free. And if Matalan can do it, we’re sure everyone else can, too. (Actually, don’t Primark also do this? We think they do.)

Aaand breathe.

Kirsten sensibly changed out of the Brian Atwoods for the actual taking-of-the-footprint. We must say, it’s nice to see her looking happy, no? Such a pretty, pretty girl. We’ve also included shots of Taylor and R-Patz, just because it’s Friday and we love them you.

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Wardrobe Malfunctions

Paris Fashion Week Haute Couture Spring/Summer 2011 – Jean-Paul Gaultier – Runway

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It’s the mother of all wardrobe malfunctions, folks!

Oh no, our mistake: it’s just the Jean Paul Gaultier show at Couture Fashion Week. Whew! You may laugh now, but mark our words, you’ll all be wearing this kind of thing soon. In other news, hair is spiky, bags are even spikier, and models are smokin’. No, we mean that literally.

Also, if someone could send us the stripey dress, we’d be much obliged…

Take a look at the gallery, and tell us what you think!

Dresses, Wardrobe Malfunctions

Daylight Robbery: Akris tulle inset dress

You can tell from the model’s expression in this picture that she is thinking, “OK, just keep still, one wrong move and the photographer is going to get flashed with something I really don’t want to flash”’.  She would be right too.

We just hope this dress comes with a plentiful supply of fashion tape to prevent any wardrobe malfunctions.  Twist too far to the right or left and you’ll be flashing a whole lot more than you intended.  Perhaps you are supposed to wear something underneath it?  Saks Fifth Avenue seem to think this dress is acceptable styled in the way it is.  Clearly their stylists have not heard the ‘low cut or short length’ rule.  But they also think it is acceptable to charge $3,500 (£2,321) for half a dress.

Do you agree though?  Is this a clear case of Daylight Robbery, or is $3,500 a reasonable price to pay for a dress like this?  If you think it is, you can buy it here.

Celebrity Fashion, Wardrobe Malfunctions

Wardrobe Malfunction Imminent: Natasha Alam at the E! Oscar Party

Natasha Alam at the E! Oscar Party

We don’t know what happened to Natasha Alam’s breasts here, but it must’ve been something bad to make them so desperate to escape the confines of her dress… In fact, at first glance we thought this was an attempt to re-create the infamous Topless Wedding Dress for the red carpet:

Nice day for a topless wedding

OK, so Natasha’s dress isn’t quite that bad. Unless there’s some industrial strength tit tape holding up the bodice, though, we suspect there’s a wardrobe malfunction in her very near future.

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Crimes of Fashion, Shirts & Tops, Wardrobe Malfunctions

Deliberate Wardrobe Malfunction: White shirt by Comme des Garcons

Not a Wardrobe Malfunction, Just Looks Like One

Oh dear… we’ve all done it, haven’t we? You try to get dressed in a hurry (or in the dark, perhaps), and then you look down, only to discover that you buttoned up your shirt all wrong. Yup, been there, done that, will probably do it again.

Of course, most of us don’t actually do it deliberately,  which is why we look at this Comme des Garcons shirt and just think “Damn, that looks uncomfortable!” rather than “Wow, what an edgy and creative item!”

What do YOU think?


Wardrobe Malfunctions

Something for the Weekend: Pyjamas, shoe-baths and wardobe malfunctions

Shoeperwoman wants to know what you think of Nicholas Kirkwood’s pink lizard lace-up sandals (pictured)?

Speaking of shoes, Keeping It Realtor finds one you can take a bath in: awesome!

Dollface drools over cupcakes of the cosmetic kind.

The Grumpy Old Bloggers weigh-in on the Tesco pyjama-ban. Do you agree with them?

And Forever Amber is forced to report herself to The Fashion Police.

Crimes of Fashion, Dresses, Wardrobe Malfunctions

Haider Ackermann’s one shoulder dress makes wardrobe malfunctions a certainty

Now, don’t get us wrong: we’re not opposed to a hint of cleavage on a dress – as long as “hint” is the operative word. Or, OK, let’s be fair, here: sometimes it’s possible to get away with more than a “hint”, depending on the dress (and the cleavage) in question, but you have to draw the line somewhere, and we’re drawing it here, right above this Haider Ackermann number, which is £652 at Luisa Via Roma, and which barely even deserves the name “dress”, given that it’s really little more than a skirt with an extra bit of fabric to drape over the shoulder.

It would be perfect if you wanted to dress as a statue for a fancy dress party (as long as you were willing to stand with your hand cupping your boob all night, like this model), of course, but that aside, how would you wear this, readers? We’re going to be generous and assume the answer to that question begins with the words “NOT LIKE THIS”, but even assuming you’re supposed to wear something underneath it, we’re struggling to think of what that item would be. What could you wear that would protect your modesty, but not spoil the line of the dress, or look lumpy over the delicate fabric? A bra? A tank top? A woolly jumper? WHAT?

We think this is an Unsolved Mystery as well as a Crime of Fashion, but we have no doubt that Lady Gaga will be along soon to show us just how it’s done. Or how it’s NOT done, as the case may be. In the meantime, feel free to leave your suggested styling tips in the comments box!

Celebrity Fashion, Wardrobe Malfunctions

Wardrobe Malfunction: Kate Moss flashes her boobs at the Yves St. Laurent show

Kate Moss

Kate Moss

Now, we know what you’re going to say: “Oh, but some dresses/tops don’t look see-through until the camera flash hits them!” And yes, that’s true. But:

a) This doesn’t look like one of those tops

b) You’d think Kate Moss would know about the whole “flash makes some fabrics see-through” thing by now, wouldn’t you? She’s been in the business long enough, after all. Don’t they teach that kind of thing at Celebrity School?

In conclusion: we’re letting her off with a Wardrobe Malfunction ticket, but we’re not totally convinced this isn’t a full-blown crime of fashion. What do you think?

Celebrity Fashion, Wardrobe Malfunctions

Spotted! Anna Friel in low-cut Antonio Berardi at the Cartier International Polo Day


Great dress, Anna Friel, but weren't you afraid to bend over?

Anna looks as lovely as ever in this low-cut Antonio Berardi dress at the Cartier International Polo Day this weekend, although this isn't the kind of dress we can imagine ever feeling really comfortable in – looks like the girls are about to make a bid for escape any second. Still, we'd imagine Anna had plenty of Hollywood tape in her handbag, because there were no wardrobe malfunctions to report. What do you think of her look?

Crimes of Fashion, Swimwear, Wardrobe Malfunctions

What Not to Wear to the Beach: the Bow Bikini


We'd arrest this model for being an accessory to a crime of fashion, but seriously, would YOU mess with her? She's all, "SO? You wanna make something of this? You wanna comment on my BOW BIKINI? Come on, I dare yas!"

And we're all, "Er, no, no my good woman. You just keep right on standing there and don't move a muscle. No, seriously, we said don't move a muscle. Because unless you've already anchored that thing with some serious tit tape, that's a wardrobe malfunction waiting to happen right there."

This criminal was reported to us on Friday afternoon, by Fashion Police reader Katie. Katie, we didn't get much sleep this weekend after seeing this, but thanks for the report, anyway!

(Note: what makes this whole thing worse, is that the bow – which this site describes as a "bikini top" is NOT INCLUDED. And seriously, can you imagine what it would look like wothout it?!)

Shirts & Tops, Wardrobe Malfunctions

Maison Martin Margiella wrapping halter top: a wardrobe malfunction waiting to happen


Does Lady Gaga get ALL of her clothes from Maison Martin Margiela, do you think, or just most of them? Because we can TOTALLY see her wearing this top, can't you? And with nothing underneath it, if we know the good Lady, too.

If you want to risk this one, you can buy it here. We'd recommend stocking up on the ol' "tit tape" first though – otherwise this will, as the headline says, be a wardrobe malfunction just waiting to happen.

Fashion Police, Wardrobe Malfunctions

The Fashionland Ripper Strikes Again: Marios Schwab for Topshop


  This afternoon The Fashion Police are investigating reports of a mysterious "ripper" who has been targetting clothes around the UK… Oh no, wait: our mistake: it's just another Marios Schwab for Topshop collection. Excuse us while we call off the search…

So, these two pieces (that's just one grey dress, by the way, showing the front and back views) are by Marios Schwab, and they're £55 each at Topshop. We'd recommend wearing something underneath the grey one to avoid serious wardrobe malfunction,obviously. Now, personally we prefer not to look like we just got into the kind of Dynasty-style cat fight that results in your clothes getting pulled apart, but that's just us: what do you think of these dresses? There's a definite 80s vibe going on here (you know, just for a change), but is it all too much, or will you be beating a path to Topshop's door for them?

Shirts & Tops, Wardrobe Malfunctions

Sack the Stylist: See-through tops at Next


  In defence of the items you see before you, we have to point out that they are not, in themselves, crimes of fashion. It’s just BY themselves that they become crimes of fashion – i.e. when there’s nothing underneath them but a fairly matronly looking bra. These tops presumably aren’t meant to be worn like that, though (are they?) which begs the question: why on earth would Next allow them to be photographed like that?

The top on the left looks like the kind of wardrobe malfunction you’d have if you didn’t realise quite how see-through your top was when you put it on, and then stepped into a brightly-lit room. The one on the right looks… well, the same, basically.

Just to add insult to injury, further investigation by The Fashion Police revealed that the blue top actually comes with a “detachable cami”. Which the stylist presumably… detached… for the purposes of this photo. WHY? Why would you do that to some poor model?

Dresses, Style On Trial, Wardrobe Malfunctions

Aqua Couture Swing Sleeveless Shirt Dress: don’t bend over in it…


Er, excuse us love, you seem to have forgotten your trousers… Whoops, no, our mistake! It’s a dress, isn’t it? Oh God, it’s a dress, and it’s exactly the kind of dress The Fashion Police hate, with enough volume up top to hide several people under and then… nothing. It only just skims the crotch, making it look like the slightest movement will leave you vulnerable to a wardrobe malfunction of the "knicker flashing" variety.

That’s how it looks on this model, anyway, and OK, granted, she’s probably a little taller than average. Maybe it would look better on a shorter person. Or with leggings. Or… actually, no, we give in: we wouldn’t be able to resist the temptation to put a belt around it to give it at least SOME shape, and that would just look silly, and make it even shorter than it is already, so we’re just going to stick to our original impression, which was that this is decidedly not for us.

Is it for you, though? We’ve spoken of our total aversion to "tent dresses" before, so we have a clear bias against this kind of style, and are probably therefore not the best people to stand in judgment of it. What do you think of it?

(If you like it, you can buy it here.)

Celebrity Fashion, Wardrobe Malfunctions

Heidi Klum in minor “see-through dress” offense


As far as the wearing of see-through dresses goes, this is only a minor offense. Indeed, at first glance, you may not even notice the fact that Heidi Klum here is wearing what appears to be a see-through skirt with a pair of giant knickers underneath.

Once you do notice it, though, it becomes pretty much all you can see, doesn’t it?

On anyone else, a wardrobe malfunction that would leave you lying awake at night thinking, "Oh God, what was I thinking?" On Heidi Klum? Well, you decide…

Celebrity Fashion, Wardrobe Malfunctions

Wardrobe Malfunction or Adorably Quirky? Joss Stone in odd shoes at the 2008 “Imagine There’s No Hunger” campaign launch

Spl59919_0081We’re not sure who made these shoes (any ideas?), so we can’t tell you whether they actually came like this, or whether Joss Stone here just bought two pairs and decided to mix it up a little. It’s the kind of thing Joss just might do, but then again, it’s the kind of thing some shoe designers we could mention just might do too, so we’re going to hold off on labeling this one a “wardrobe malfunction”, for now, at least.

Wardrobe malunction or deliberate decision, though, what do you think of Joss’s look here? Does she look, as the Daily Mail commented, “like she got dressed in the dark”, or is she just working her own, quirky style, and somehow pulling it off? The tie-dye cardigan is certainly in keeping with Joss’s “hippy chick” style, and she’s gone for a harlequin-style t-shirt dress underneath, which kinda reminds us of the nightwear of the 80s, although not necessarily in a bad way.

What’s the verdict, Fashion Police jurors? You like?

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Crimes of Fashion, Wardrobe Malfunctions

A Wardrobe Malfunction in the Making


This Shopbop model’s looking mighty pleased with herself for someone who’s about to flash her boobies next time a flash goes off, no? And we’d really like to think that Jenni Kayne’s 3/4 sleeve t-shirt wasn’t designed to be worn with absolutely nothing underneath it, but given the appearance of some of the fashion criminals we pull in for questioning these days, we’re just not convinced that’s the case…

Crimes of Fashion, Dresses, Wardrobe Malfunctions

Asymmetrical one shoulder dress: hands up if you want to flash your underwear!

Underwear Created in the same mold as Norma Kamali’s ‘Modern Sculpture dress, this is another item of clothing that falls into the “wardrobe malfunction waiting to happen” category.

Sure, it might be nice to be the centre of attention in this dress, with all eyes upon you as you strut your stuff on the dance floor, every man in the house praying that you’ll wave your hands in the air like you just don’t care, but ask yourself this: do you really want to spend the evening with one arm glued to your side, terrified that an ill-considered arm lift could result in the entire room seeing your undies?

Of course, if you really don’t care, then you can buy it here, and wave your hands in the air with abandon.

Wardrobe Malfunctions

Shoe Wardobe Malfunction: Sophie Monk


A quick glance at this photo tells the practiced eye of The Fashion Police that there’s more than one fashion infringement going on here. Sophie Monk could clearly tell us a thing or two about tan lines, for instance, but it’s her shoes we want to focus in on, here. Her shoes, and the way her toes are hanging out of them. Because sure, they’re great shoes, but…. ouch. That looks painful. And we don’t know why, but every time we look at her poor little toe hangin’ out all by itself in the picture on the left, it makes us laugh like schoolgirls.

The lesson, once again: well fitting clothes and shoes will never go out of fashion. Sophie, we’d like you to write that out 100x for us, please…