7 Hollywood Red Carpet Fashion Secrets Accidentally Revealed

The techniques behind how celebrities look so good on the red carpet and in front of the cameras aren’t really secret anymore. In fact, a company called Hollywood Fashion Secrets is profiting from these “secret” double-sided tapes and silicone pads, and Spanx shapewear has already made a billionaire out of its founder.

Still, it’s shocking to see when celebrities are caught with literally their dresses down and reveal to the world the nipple tapes, chicken cutlets, and padding they’re wearing underneath. We wonder how the glam squads could’ve overlooked these glaring Hollywood fashion styling secrets that were showing before they sent their celebrity client down the red carpet:

1. Bra Pads (Available at Amazon)

Someone must’ve stepped on Nicole Richie’s dress because the wired sweetheart neckline on her Jasmine di Milo Spring 2008 dress had plenty of pregnancy boobs to hold on to. Nicole was pregnant with her second child, son Sparrow James Midnight Madden, in the picture below.

English TV presenter Lizzie Cundy had a similar bra-peeking problem. She and her style team forgot to adjust her dress and check her angles before posing on the red carpet.

Nicole Richie bra padsNicole Richie at The Art of Elysium 2nd Annual Heaven Gala held at The Vibiana in Los Angeles, California, on January 10, 2009

Lizzy Cundy wardrobe malfunctionLizzy Cundy at The Global Angel Awards at the Roundhouse in London, England, on November 15, 2013

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2. Bra Stuffing

It’s not like Katy Perry needs bra stuffing, so we wonder what that crumpled-up cloth down her Vivienne Westwood spring 2012 polka-dot dress was for?

Katy Perry bra stuffingKaty Perry arriving for the “Katy Perry: Part of Me” after-party at the Chateau Marmont in West Hollywood, California, on June 26, 2012

3. Double-Sided Tape (Available at Amazon)

Many celebrities including the flawless Beyonce have been in the sticky situation wherein they were caught using double-sided tape to hold their looks together.

Beyonce boob tapeBeyonce at the Beyonce Knowles and Samsung announce the launch of the new “B Phone” press conference at the Samsung Experience Store in the Time Warner Center in New York City on October 11, 2007

Cheryl Cole boob tapeCheryl Cole at the 2011 ELLE Style Awards held at the Grand Connaught Rooms in London, England, on February 14, 2011

Stacy Keibler boob tapeStacy Keibler at the premiere of The Descendants at Cinema UGC Normandie in Paris, France, on October 18, 2011

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4. Nipple Pasties (Available at Amazon)

For celebrities who can’t be bothered with double-sided tape, nipple pasties are a great alternative to keeping things covered. However, the camera flash was way too harsh for Hayden Panettiere and her nipple pasties, which couldn’t resist making their own red carpet appearance through Hayden’s sheer gray Amanda Wakeley dress.

Jennifer Lawrence’s Christian Dior Fall 2013 couture satin dress was opaque enough, but the zipper was faulty and showed more than just side boob.

Hayden Panettiere nipple tapeHayden Panettiere at HBO’s 2011 Golden Globe Awards Post-Party held at Circa 55 at The Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California, on January 16, 2011

Jennifer Lawrence nipple tapeJennifer Lawrence at “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” premiere in Paris, France, on November 15, 2013

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5. Spanx Shaping Briefs and Leggings (Available at Amazon)

It’s no longer taboo to let your Spanx show, but before shapewear famously became one of Oprah’s Favorite Things, it was one of Hollywood’s most heavily guarded styling secrets. Spanx founder Sara Blakely wisely capitalized on that celebrity endorsement and is now among the world’s youngest self-made billionaires.

Kim Kardashian was and continues to be one of Spanx’s most visible and most famous celebrity fans, with the mid-thigh style as her favorite.

Kim Kardashian was and continues to be one of Spanx's most visible and most famous celebrity fansKim Kardashian leaving home to go to church in Los Angeles, California, on March 22, 2012

Kim Kardashian wearing SpanxKim Kardashian out and about in Manhattan in New York City on June 26, 2014

Kim Kardashian wearing SpanxKim Kardashian going apartment hunting as part of an episode of Keeping Up with the Kardashians in Manhattan, New York City, on June 27, 2014

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6. Body Shapers (Available at Amazon)

Body shapers are hard to detect on the red carpet, but the Zuhair Murad nude lace dress Kristen Stewart wore to one of the ‘Twilight’ premieres revealed all. Should the dress have been lined or should Kristen have worn a full slip dress underneath?

Kristen Stewart girdleKristen Stewart at the premiere of Summit Entertainment’s The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2 at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live in Los Angeles, California, on November 12, 2012

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7. Butt and Hip Pads (Available at Amazon)

It’s even harder to tell if a celebrity is wearing butt and hip pads on the red carpet. Critics love to point fingers at slender Angelina Jolie, as well as bootylicious Beyonce and Nicki Minaj. Who do you think has natural curves and who is enhanced by padding?

Red Carpet Fashion Secrets: Butt PadsAngelina Jolie at The 69th Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles, California, on January 15, 2012; Beyonce performing live at the Datch Forum di Assago in Milan, Italy, on May 10, 2007; Nicki Minaj performing live at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City on November 26, 2010

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Would you like to try or are you currently using any of these red carpet fashion secrets? Let us know by leaving a comment below!

Credit: Adriana M. Barraza / Anthony Dixon / Brengola-Diena / Cousart / JFXimages / TNYF / WENN

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