Awards season is a time to celebrate our favorite stars and their talents, but it’s also a chance for Hollywood’s biggest stars to show off their style. Even the most expensive dresses, designer shoes, sparkly jewelry, and best tailors haven’t been able to stop the many fashions fails on the red carpet. We’re taking a look back at some of these memorable fashion moments, from famous people who barely acknowledged the event to those who left the show early because they were embarrassed.
Rihanna is very talented, but even she has made a few mistakes with her clothes over the years. This dress was worn by the singer and actress to the London premiere of Ocean’s 8 in 2018. But it was clear right away that her dress’s shoulders were too big because they kept falling down. Rihanna just put her hands on her shoulders to keep them up and stop the paparazzi from taking any inappropriate photos. This wasn’t the only time she was seen having trouble with her clothes. We’ll talk about the other times a little later.
Rumer Willis is known for her part in the TV show 90210. She is also known for making a few mistakes with her dresses in recent years while walking down the red carpet. This picture was taken at the Elle Women In Music event in 2014. The dress is definitely daring, but she must not have noticed that from some angles, it shows off more than she meant. A couple of photographers did notice, though, and they took this picture at an odd angle. She also wore a backless dress to another event hosted by Elton John in 2019 that was said to have been held in the spring.
At the 2013 Screen Actors Guild Awards, Jenifer Lawrence got a lot of attention, and not just because she won the award for best leading female actress. As Lawrence walked up to the stage to accept her award, her blue dress tore. She kept going and walked up to the stage to give her speech in front of the crowd. Talk about not being bothered by anything. But this one has a catch: after the event, some news outlets said that the dress was meant to have layers and didn’t completely tear when Lawrence stood up.
Margot Robbie’s zipper came undone by accident as she walked down the red carpet at the 2016 premiere of Tarzan. Luckily, the veteran actress didn’t care and just kept smiling and laughing it off. Alexander Skarsgrd, who was also in the movie, was there to help her get the dress back on. What could have been a big mistake turned out to be just a little bit awkward. The best thing about what happened is how Robbie handled herself during it. She didn’t get embarrassed. Instead, she kept her cool and turned the situation around until her co-star could help.
Anne Hathaway is probably one of the least famous Hollywood actresses. She stays out of the spotlight most of the time, so her name isn’t often in the news. But fans were quick to point out some problems with the Prada dress the actress wore to the 2013 Oscars. From the picture, you can see that the dress’s seams make it look like there are no underwear underneath. The only other time she was in the news for an awkward night at an awards show was when she and James Franco cohosted the Oscars, and let’s just say they didn’t have much chemistry.
Paris Hilton is used to getting into trouble, so when she had a simple wardrobe mishap at her 2014 birthday party, it was just business as usual. The cut of her pink dress is strange, which made things a little strange when she was posing for pictures. The cut of the dress moved a little, but Hilton just fixed it and went on with her night like nothing had happened. At this point, she was used to it, since the paparazzi had noticed her getting out of a car before.
Katy Perry was just watching the 2017 Oscars with James Gorden when this little problem happened. The dress tore in what was probably one of the worst places it could have, but Perry didn’t know about it. Everyone else could see the mistake, though. But luckily for the talented singer, there was an even bigger mistake at the 2017 Oscars that people talked about for days and weeks. During the night, it was announced that La La Land had won the award for best picture. People quickly changed their minds when they saw the presenter take the wrong envelope. He had grabbed the envelope for the best actress by accident, which made for a few awkward minutes.
At the 2014 Met Gala, Rihanna made another fashion mistake. During the event, the star wowed the crowd with a simple white dress. At the after-party, she wore a different dress that got some attention. The dress had an open back with a dip that went just a bit too low. On the other side, everyone could see Rihanna’s behind, and photographers quickly took some pictures. The talented singer, on the other hand, didn’t let this stop her from taking fashion risks. She wore a see-through crop top and leather pants to the after-party the next year.
Chrissy Teigen’s Double Split Dress Model Chrissy Teigen is used to wearing clothes that are ahead of the curve. As a model, it is her job to do so. But at the 2016 American Music Awards, she might have taken a little too much of a risk when she wore a backless black dress with two cuts on each side that rose pretty high. The look only covered the middle of her body with a single piece of cloth. As might have been expected, this made for a slightly awkward moment. While she was posing for pictures, the middle of her dress moved, letting photographers see her whole front. In this picture, it also made Teigen look a little embarrassed.
Scarlett Johansson wore this beautiful red dress to the premiere of Sing at the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival. The only problem was that there was some wind that day, and the bow started to move in the wind. Now, this wouldn’t be a problem for most dresses, but this bow covered most of the area in the middle that the dress didn’t cover. Johansson, on the other hand, took care of it like a pro and kept the bow from swinging too much in the wind. This also kept the party going without any regrets for the rest of the night.
When Jennifer Lopez was asked to give an award at the 2012 Oscars, most people thought it would be like any other presentation. But it quickly became a show because some news outlets said the dress looked like it was falling apart on stage. Later, Lopez’s stylist said that the dress wasn’t falling apart and that it just cast a shadow in the worst place possible on stage. Even if we never find out the truth, we do know that the slip (or shadow) made a lot of noise long after the Hollywood event was over.
We applaud Kristen Stewart’s response the most out of all the things that went wrong with her clothes on this list. Stewart noticed something was wrong with her high heels as she walked down the red carpet at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival. They didn’t feel good enough. So, she just slipped them off and walked down the red carpet barefoot. She may have been one of the only people to do that. Since they were Louboutins, they were probably pretty expensive, but what’s the point of looking good if you can’t walk on a carpet? Stewart doesn’t seem to care much, and we agree.
Like a lot of the other people on this list, singer Jade Thirlwall was caught in a high-cut dress as she walked down the red carpet at the 2017 Brit Awards. The dress is beautiful, but it kept slipping out of place. The material looks very soft and even a little bit slippery, which makes sense. Because of this, Thirlwall had to keep trying to fix her dress all night long until she got tired of it. She finally got sick of the whole thing and left the scene to find a solution. It’s too bad, because at least the dress looks pretty cool.
Jennifer Lawrence’s little mess showed that she could keep her cool under pressure, but at the 2016 People’s Choice Awards, she had nothing on Dakota Johnson. Johnson was called to the stage to accept an award when, at the worst possible time, her dress started to fall apart. When she went in to hug a friend, the whole thing happened. Someone else was there to hold the top of her dress together while she accepted the award, which was lucky for her. Also, can we just say that it takes a lot of confidence to give a speech in front of a whole building full of people while your clothes are falling apart? We probably would have gotten scared, which would have made things worse.
Beyoncé has had some of the most famous wardrobe malfunctions in front of a live audience. In 2011, she had another one at a gala. The singer’s dress turned out to be too tight for her, and she could barely walk down the red carpet. Even though her husband was there to help, it must have been hard for her to have to tiptoe to an award ceremony. Also, it makes you wonder what the dress’s designer was thinking when they made it. It’s like the person who made it forgot that people walk with their legs.
This is probably one of the most beautiful dresses on this list, and Jennifer Lopez is the perfect person to wear it the way she does. But when she walked down the red carpet at the 2016 Golden Globe Awards, there was a small problem with the dress. For some reason, the dress left no room for error or the chance that antiperspirants might not work. This isn’t the worst wardrobe malfunction on this list, though, and Lopez seemed to brush it off quickly as if nothing had happened. And if we’re being honest, that’s the best way to handle these kinds of situations.