wardrobe malfunction


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wardrobe malfunction

n. the failure of a costume to fully cover its wearer as intended. (From an incident on broadcast television where this failure allowed a woman’s naked breast to be seen. The term itself was concocted to be an excuse for the incident.) Now he spends hours watching TV, hoping for another wardrobe malfunction.
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In its effort to appease the bluenoses who were outraged about the wardrobe malfunction, the FCC reversed a previous ruling and warned NBC that U2 singer Bono's exuberant uttering of the F-word after receiving a Golden Globe award was now indecent and subject to fines.
But the Coronation Street star's performance didn't go off without a hitch as she suffered a major wardrobe malfunction and got caught on her dance partner Matej Silecky.
Unfortunately, the palpable excitement during the New England Patriots and Atlanta Falcons' game turned into a disaster for John Legend's wife when she suffered an NSFW wardrobe malfunction.
Model Naomi Campbell's wardrobe malfunction at Glamour's awards bash was so good that it deserves a day two.
Wellington, December 6 ( ANI ): While adapting your wardrobe according to your workplace, make sure you choose wisely and not suffer a wardrobe malfunction at office.
AFTER her recent wardrobe malfunction actress Jennifer Lawrence was taking no chances at the Santa Barbara Film Festival.
Summary: While filming new male stripper movie Magic Mike, Matthew McConaughey suffered a wardrobe malfunction after a group of girls pulled at his garments too much.
There will be no wardrobe malfunction - I promise," she said.
THE US Supreme Court last night ordered a Federal appeals court to re-examine its ruling in favour of CBS in a legal fight over entertainer Janet Jackson's wardrobe malfunction.
Asked on the red carpet if she needed any double-stick tape to keep the neckline in place, Rimes giggled, saying she didn't have enough cleavage for a wardrobe malfunction.
Years before Madonna draped herself provocatively in the American flag and decades before Janet Jackson's wardrobe malfunction robbed her of her broadcasting powers, Lynda Carter was forging those pathways and more.
wardrobe malfunction, noun - (1) when a piece of clothing fails in its primary purpose: unzipped zippers during speeches, popped buttons when meeting in-laws for the first time; (2) any embarrassment brought on by dressing in the dark: mismatched shoes, shirts stained by last night's marinara sauce; (3) all clothing decorated with pet hair; (4) whatever Joan Rivers likes.
MINNEAPOLIS - Justin Timberlake was asked about a bromance with Tom Brady, a possible 'N Sync reunion and serenaded with "Happy Birthday," but the superstar didn't get a question about the wardrobe malfunction that rocked the world during a press conference Thursday to promote his return to the Super Bowl halftime show.
At the ceremony, the star sounded surprised - but generally fine - with her wardrobe malfunction as the unfortunate slip-up aired on MTV in August.
Jennifer Lawrence recently laughed off a wardrobe malfunction while leaving the "Hunger Games: Mockingjay-Part 1" after party in London on Nov.