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Just ask Jennifer Lawrence or Robert Downey Jr., fashion malfunctions can happen to anyone, anywhere

cathy suhocki
wardrobe slip-ups
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1. Pepper Potts would never allow this

Hey. Robert Downey Jr.? You've got three names, and yet none of them remembered to check the barn door on the way out of the limo during your Iron Man 3 event in South Korea. Tony Stark would totally have an app for that.

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2. Spanx a lot

Celebrity secret: Even the skinniest Hollywood stars squeeze into shapewear. Exhibit A: Jennifer Garner flashing her Spanx at the Hollywood premiere of Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day.

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3. Barefoot and popular

When you're an A-lister like Shailene Woodley, you make wardrobe malfunctions work in your favor. After snapping a heel at the 2013 premiere of The Spectacular Now, the ingenue went barefoot, sealing her image as a refreshingly rebellious new star.

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4. I see London, I see France

Justin Bieber answers the age-old boxers-or-briefs question during the 2012 Wango Tango concert in California

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5. This is so not what it looks like

That's supermodel Cara Delevigne and designer Jonathan Saunders tripping--tripping!--backstage at the GQ Men of the Year Awards. And don't they look chic doing it.

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6. Crack in the armor

Let's not judge. Haven't we ALL split our rubber pants on a stage in Vancouver at one time or another? Exactly. Just like Lady Gaga at the opening of her Born This Way Ball Tour in 2013.

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7. Aparecium, indeed

This is one revealing charm that Emma Watson probably wishes didn't exist: And it struck right in the middle of the London premiere of Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince.

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8. Nothing to see here

Starships are meant to fly, and, in the case of Nicki Minaj, certain wardrobe pieces are just meant to split open during the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards.

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9. Barn door

Wow. Even vampires have wardrobe malfunctions, judging from Robert Pattinson's embarrassing moment at the a New York Times event in August 2012. Time to drain your stylist and get a new one.

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10. Haute calamity

Giving Shailene Woodley a (barefoot) run for her money, Jennifer Lawrence shows exactly how to trip on a couture dress and look amazing doing it: while accepting a 2013 Oscar, no less.

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11. It's not all good

Gwyneth Paltrow got a little sticker shock at the launch of the Tracy Anderson's Flagship Studio in Los Angeles--with labels stuck on the soles of her shoes.

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12. State of a faux pas

State of Affairs star Katherine Heigl fights a wayward strap as she accepts the Female Star of the Year Award at the 2010 ShoWest Awards in Vegas.

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13. Behold, the world's first wardrobe malfunction

Janet Jackson and Justin Timberlake at the historic coining of the term "wardrobe malfunction" at the Super Bowl 2004. Was she "in control" of this purported "accident" or not? Depends on who you ask.

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14. Celebrity split alert!

Amazingly, this pantaloon disaster happened to Janelle Monae at--not a joke--BET's 2010 Rip the Runway event.