What's Your Most Embarassing Swimsuit Malfunction?

03/21/2008 at 06:00 AM ET

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Just because they wear designer bathing suits doesn’t mean celebrities like Paris Hilton are shielded from potential wardrobe malfunctions at the beach. Whether it’s running in the sand or getting out of the water, we’ve all had slip-ups, slip-downs and other forms of indecent exposure. The moment that takes the cake for us happened in San Juan, Puerto Rico when a wave came seemingly out of nowhere and knocked the wind out of us – along with our bikini top. Now the editors at StyleWatch want to hear about your most turn-red memory. Tell us: What is your most embarrassing swimsuit malfunction?

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Anon. on

Well, there was the time I was going down a huge water slide at the water park.
And as I hit the water my top totally came off.
I didn’t notice it at first, but everyone was just standing there staring at me.
I then picked up my top in embarrassment and put it back on.

Samantha Campbell on


Can you tell me where Kim Kardashian’s dress is from? The one she wore to the Heatherette/Mac event.

Anon on

I was snorkeling with a group on vacation once and felt something “brush” my skin. I looked down and realized that my halter swimsuit had come undone and was only attached around the neck. I have no idea how long I was swimming around like that, but really hope that no one else saw!!

Anna on

I was swimming with my friend and sister at the local swimming pool last summer, and our friend was being a real brat. So this really hot lifeguard pulled me over and told me an idea for a prank I could pull on her, so that she would shut up.
Well, of course I did it! My friend got yelled at after I tricked her into breaking one of the pool rules. The lifeguard was still talking to us, and so spur-of-the-moment I decided to take a dive off of the diving board, just to show off. But when I hit the water, the bottom of my swimsuit slid down! I fixed it underwater before I could come up, but I was totally mortified. I am still praying that lifeguard didn’t see it!

Dorothy on

I had so many tops and bottoms malfunctions because I really like playing in the waves and I wear usually the most exposing bathing suits because I like to get tanned as much as possible. A quite embarrassing moment tough didn’t include bathing suit-I was with a friend at the wilderness area on NY Fire Island, which is huge stretch of beach with no people or rarely seen nudist.So we were completely naked as well.The problem was that there were people walking from the nearby very crowded beach, so we hid a bit besides the dunes.At some point we decided to swim(naked of course) so we took the chance when there was nobody coming down and just ran in the water. The water there though is deep and huge waves break close to the shore. And I got surprised by one of them which knocked me down and dragged me into the shore and as I emerged, coughing and spitting water, I almost bumped into an older couple-the man seemed very nicely surprised, the woman looked horrified. Hope the poor guy didn’t get too much bitching because of me:)

Khylee on

I actually like that swimsuit. I wouldn’t wear it but it’s caaauuuttteeee!

Ashlee on

Water slide = wedgie = ass exposure.

Tops that tie with a string + strong waves = boobie flash!

AJ on

who says i wear a bathing suit….

romeo on

i don’t like paris, just as a friend on pubspa dotcom said, she has no big boobs and ass, but she seems so far away… yes, she’s hot indeed, but i never like her…anyone agree??

Angela on

I was on a church camping trip with a group of young adults and we were out cliff jumping. After you jumped off the cliff and into the water the boat would come pick you up. I was a little scared so I decided to go last after about 7 other men and women had gone before me. I jumped off the cliff and as I came to the surface everyone in the boat had shocked looks on their faces. Apparently the force of the water had ripped my entire swimming suit off and I was completely naked. I never found my swimming suit and I had to ride back to camp in a towel with a bunch of embarrassed Christians looking the other way.

Lorie on

Is that Paris or is it a surfboard with a bathing suit on it?

Anon on

I was sitting at the edge of the water letting the waves hit me at a beach this summer, when a HUGE one came and slapped right at me…the wave didn’t do anything, but the undercurrent grabbed me and pulled me out into the ocean, by dragging me along the floor. When I finally got out of the current, I stood up, only to realize that while I was dragging along the sand, my bottoms were pulling down. So when I stood up, they were floating next to me, and I was naked in front of a beach of people!!!

Pixie on

swimming in a white swimsuit! Worst idea ever!

Jess on

I was lying out on my stomach getting some sun and I went to turn over and my swim suit strap broke,my top totally falling down. I was so emnarassed and prayed that no one on the beach saw what happened. I was so done getting some rays and put my cover up on.

B on

I was on my honeymoon in Hawaii and got hit by a particularly big wave. It knocked me over and sent me towards the beach. I threw my hands up to protect my head and when I sat up on the sand I saw that my bottoms were pretty low at the front. I looked at my husband and waved as I pulled them up. Then I looked down again and realized my top was far below where it was supposed to be. I had been sitting like that for 30 seconds or so and didn’t even notice. Thank goodness the beach wasn’t very crowded that day.

Morgan on

I went down a water slide in a two piece and my bottoms SO flew off. Luckily I noticed and grabbed them before anyone else noticed and put them back on in the water.. but that could have been BAD!

Mary on

I was vacationing in Greece, and was swimming in the Aegean Sea with my boyfriend, when he coyly untied my string bikini top. Luckily, in Greece, lots of women go swimming or sunbathe topless, so the women nearby looked at me like I was nuts as I yelled at my boyfriend. But I was still mortified.

Mia on

I was at a water park and decided to brave the huge slide that comes down at nearly a 90 degree angle. The force of the slide was so fierce and shove my one-piece suit bottom so far up my rear that it tore open between the legs and the next thing I knew, I was flashing everything, including boobs, to the world! I was mortified, not to mention banned from that water park.

Busylizzie on

Well, it was the last class event of grade 8. We were all going swimming before we split up for the summer. I had been padding my AA bra all year, as I was miles behind my classmates in that area. But how to pad a swimsuit that was still a single, flat piece of fabric? Baggies, of course! I stuffed a couple with nylons, tied off the baggies and pinned the leftover baggie plastic to the seams. Only problem: I was an impossible show-off, and decided to make my entrance by diving in. Oops. There I was on the bottom of the pool, with my baggies floating on the surface. Good thing we moved away that summer…

Anna R. on

One time I was at a river in Mississippi and we were playing frisbee in the water when I dove for an especially long throw. The impact of the water knocked my top off and worse yet, my stone-washed jean shorts came unbuttoned and my underwear quickly became see-thru. To this day boyfriend’s buddies always ask if I want to play fridbee whenever they see me.

noway! on

all I can say is AMATEURS.

Gee and little butt cheek or nipple peek, not a big deal. Nah, for true embarassment, try a bathing suit bottom with an, ahem, string exposed.

Karabird on

Well, many, many years ago, I was wearing a two piece suit. The top had almost “cardboard” like cups. I was laying on the beach thinking I was Oh so cool, when I looked and one of the “cups” had completely caved in, what a sight that was, I think I basically “crawled” off the beach!

melly on

Once, my husband and I were at the Jersey shore and we were playing in the waves. His swimming trunks were still wet from the night before, so he’d chosen to wear an older pair. I was wearing a typical triangle top. We got hit by a couple of strong waves and one of the waves ripped his swimming trunks open. As I was pointing this out to him, a second wave blew my top off. We’re generally comfortable with nudity on beaches, but we felt really bad because there were so many kids playing in the water around us!

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Belinda on

I was 14 and on a family holiday at the seaside (we live a long way inland). My 13yo brother and I went to the beach 1 day while Mum & Dad did something else.
I went swimming, got knocked over by a wave, and my bikini top came off. I didn’t realise straight away but when I did I frantically looked for it but couldn’t find it. I eventually called my brother to help (feeling really embarrassed) but he could not find it either. Neither of us had a shirt with us, so I sat on the beach with my hands providing the best possible privacy for a while, and watched my brother have fun surfing.
I had noticed that there were some other girls on the beach who were sunbathing topless. So after a while I decided to just go topless. Once my brother had seen me for a while I didn’t really care any more, and no one else knew who I was.
Mum got quite a shock when she picked us up in the afternoon though :)

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