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BEAUTY: Risqué Malfunctions

Mar. 23 2009, Published 10:44 a.m. ET

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Have you been guilty of a wardrobe malfunction?  We asked Michele Madhok, the Online Shopping Expert and founder of, who is always a vision of stylish grace about some of the main faux pas we should all avoid.


We've all done it at some point, knowingly or not - everyone has their fashion faux pas moments. We want to alert you to some simple solutions to the worst fashion faux pas offenders, so you don't become (or continue being) a don't.

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Our number one offender: exposed nips - outside your bedroom, they're totally inappropriate at best, grounds for getting fired at worst.  The solution: Find a bra with a bit of padding, for concealment purposes. Even girls with the biggest of boobs can benefit from a little padding. We love Le Mystere's padded Tisha bra (available at, which will help those of you from suffering from Exposed Nips Syndrome when your office is as cold as a meat locker.

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Also worth mentioning in the underwear realm, the assumption that when one wears white, she should also wear white undergarments, is sorely mistaken. Spring is approaching - invest in nude underpinnings that match your skin tone. You'll thank us, as will the people behind you on the sidewalk.



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