Kim Kardashian had a wardrobe malfunction on the red carpet but she handled it like a pro

Kim Kardashian had a wardrobe malfunction on the red carpet but she handled it like a pro

It's crazy to think how, for a celebrity, a wardrobe malfunction can have a profound impact upon your career. Speaking as an average Joe, imagine what it would be like for me if my trousers fell down in public: pretty embarrassing for me, but probably not the end of the world. I mean, I don't think I would lose my job and my house over not being able to find a belt. But for someone famous, with cameras tracking their every move, that's a different story. The paparazzi could have a field day with that kind of thing.

If you want proof, then take the famous Nipplegate incident as an example of how a wardrobe malfunction can provoke a huge amount of controversy. Back in 2004, the world seemed to lose its collective mind when Janet Jackson's breast, (which was adorned with a nipple shield), was exposed by Justin Timberlake the Super Bowl. The media went into a total frenzy over the accident, and the controversy over that half-second of footage had overshadowed Jackson's career at times.

However, there is a way to prevent these incidents from becoming tabloid fodder - when celebrities are able to laugh off the incident and carry it off in style. Now reality TV star Kim Kardashian is one of those people who cannot help but stay in the limelight at all times. Most of the time this is to her advantage, but sometimes all that media exposure ends up w0rking against her. Luckily, her openness and lack of shame means that she can get herself out of awkward and embarrassing situations, as her latest Instagram story proves.

While attending the glitzy The Cher Show red carpet event last night, Kim rocked up to the show wearing a glamorous silver open-back gown. As usual, the cameras were filming and flashing like mad, and Kim was showing off her famous curves with aplomb. However, while she was being papped, she quickly attempted to adjust the side of her dress. Unfortunately, she suffered from an unfortunate wardrobe malfunction, and her boob popped out. Oops.

However, not wanting to be upstaged by a media fiasco, Kim instead decided to post a photo of her little accident to her Instagram Stories, captioning the incident: "LOL, classic me", and covering up her breast with a tiny image of Cher from Mamma Mia II. Classic!

However, despite her poise, Kim is still no stranger to the occasional social media faux pas. She provoked controversy earlier this year by using the word "retarded." Many Instagram users expressed their disappointment with Kim, with one stating: "SO. NOT. COOL! When you have millions of people's attention why not promote inclusivity instead of feeding the hate-exclusivity machine? The 'R word' is unacceptable."

Ah well, I guess it just goes to show that even the best of us can't get it right all the time.