True story: not so long ago, I attended a movie screening in Times Square and on my way out, I unknowingly took the letter-size (8.5" x 11") 'reserved' sign out with me — stuck to the back of my head. Needless to say, I was truly grateful to the man who chased me down the street and alerted me of this embarrassing mishap. Humiliating? Yes. But it happens to the best of us — who can forget the pivotal moment on SATC when Carrie falls on the runway? — and quite frankly, everyone (including the mortified protagonist) will have a good laugh over it. Someday. To even out the playing field, I coaxed my fellow editors to share their most embarrassing fashion blunders, and from unwanted Marilyn Monroe moments to walking out of the house wearing different-colored shoes, there's a lot to laugh about. Read all about our fashion mishaps below, then share your own in the comments section!
- The Marilyn Moment: "I bought this really cute, swishy See by Chloé skirt and I was so proud to wear it to work. My office was in Times Square, and that evening when I headed out, I was hailing a taxi, surrounded by a gazillion people, when a gust of wind caused my skirt to fly up around my face, revealing my not-really-cute underwear to what felt like the entire world." — Noria Morales, style director
- Unintentional Soil: "There's nothing fun about staining new clothes, and in my case, nothing tops the time I rocked a new Summer LWD and basically 'soiled' it. More specifically, I sat in someone's leftover brownie on the subway en route to work, then proceeded to wear my unfortunate brownie stain on the back of my white dress for most of the day. Lesson learned: beware of sitting on pastries on the train!" — Marisa Tom, FabSugar associate editor