Wardrobe malfunctions are a common occurrence in the entertainment industry, particularly in live performances. However, even in pre-recorded movies, wardrobe malfunctions can still occur and be missed by the editors during post-production. Here are some of the worst wardrobe malfunctions that were not edited out of movies:
- “Pretty Woman” (1990) – In a famous scene where Julia Roberts’ character Vivian is wearing a red dress, her black bra strap can be seen on her shoulder in a few shots.
- “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” (2013) – During a scene where Jennifer Lawrence’s character Katniss is twirling in her wedding dress, the hemline of the dress comes apart, revealing a layer of tulle underneath.
- “Titanic” (1997) – During the iconic “flying” scene on the bow of the ship, Kate Winslet’s character Rose’s coat sleeve slips down, revealing a modern bra strap.
- “Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom” (1984) – In a scene where Kate Capshaw’s character Willie is tied up and lowered into a pit, her skirt rides up, revealing her underwear.
- “The Wizard of Oz” (1939) – In a scene where Judy Garland’s character Dorothy is skipping down the yellow brick road, a stagehand’s hand can be seen holding a bird in the background.
- “Basic Instinct” (1992) – During a scene where Sharon Stone’s character Catherine is being interrogated, she uncrosses her legs and briefly reveals that she is not wearing underwear.
- “Superman” (1978) – In a scene where Christopher Reeve’s character Clark Kent is changing into Superman, a visible outline of his underwear can be seen through his costume.
- “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” (1975) – During a scene where Susan Sarandon’s character Janet is dancing, the strap of her bra snaps, causing it to fall down and exposing her breast.
- “American Pie” (1999) – In a scene where Jason Biggs’ character Jim is caught masturbating, a tube sock he was using falls out from under the bed and onto the floor.
- “Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope” (1977) – During a scene where Stormtroopers are running through a doorway, one of the actors hits their head on the top of the door frame.
Wardrobe malfunctions can be embarrassing for the actors involved, but they can also add to the authenticity and realism of a scene. While some of these malfunctions may have been cringe-worthy at the time, they have now become memorable moments in movie history.