When Your Outfit Effs You UpHey, you with the skirt tucked into your underwear: You’re not alone! These women can relate. By Caitlin Brody “I never miss my weekly yoga class, mostly because my male teacher has a Brazilian accent and the body of a Greek god. During one sweat sesh, I was in Downward-Facing Dog, eagerly awaiting my turn to [...]
“I never miss my weekly yoga class, mostly because my male teacher has a Brazilian accent and the body of a Greek god. During one sweat sesh, I was in Downward-Facing Dog, eagerly awaiting my turn to be adjusted, but when I checked my form, I noticed my pants had a huge hole in the crotch. And I wasn’t wearing underwear! I ripped off my shirt—I had on a sports bra—wrapped it around my waist, and ducked out of there. I wasn’t about to let the hot yogi see that.”
—Mara,* 25, Amagansett, N.Y.
“My boss and I were heading out the door at lunchtime, and I felt my heel catch in the carpet. It was one of those moments when you know you’re going to fall and you just have to commit to it and get it over with—so I face-planted. She and I laugh about it now, but it was horribly embarrassing at the time!”
—Devin, 24, Pittsburgh
“I didn’t have the right bra to wear with the sexy low-cut top I’d bought for a party, so being the style genius that I am, I decided to go braless. At a gas station on the way, I wondered why the man behind the register looked at me as if I were out of my mind. It wasn’t until I got back in my car that I realized my entire left boob was hanging out of my top. I have since invested in a convertible bra.”
—Jill, 29, Germantown, Tenn.
“I got into work one chilly morning, unbuttoned my winter coat, and threw it over my chair, only to see that the jacket’s flannel lining had caused my dress to completely ride up my body. As in, you could see my belly button! Months later, I’m still thankful my boss happened to be looking down at that very moment.”
—Kate, 25, Ann Arbor, Mich.
“I was getting ready to attend a star-studded event, and in my excitement, I started to sweat…a lot. So I stuffed some tissues under my arms for the drive over, only I forgot to take them out before I left my car. When I got home—10 hours later—I saw the globs of tissue sticking out of my sleeves. Any relief I’d had about playing it cool in a room filled with celebs was instantly shot.”
—Jessica, 32, Los Angeles
“When a man approached me in New York City’s Times Square, I brushed him off. But three blocks later, he was still trying to get my attention, so I stopped and yelled, ‘What?!’ Startled, he replied: ‘Sorry, miss, but the back of your dress is caught in your purse.’ I readjusted myself, sprinted off, and tried to pretend I hadn’t just flashed hundreds of tourists.”
—Samantha, 28, New York City
*Some names have been changed.
Men have also experienced the occassional "fly left open" or the less frequent water spashed from a shallow, waste high sink dampening the front of your pants. No doubt that everyone has a testimony of some of the most embarrasing moments in their lives.
That is why God gave us the ability to laugh at ourselves. If you have a social phobia or are prone to experience panic attacks and so are EXTREMELY fearful that you will do something embarrasing in public then DO something embarrasing in public and you will soon be free from that fear after you realize that life does not end and the world keeps turning.
I don't know why, but I'm embarrassed by the fact that I wore "gauchos" my Junior and Senior years of high school---about two years after they went completely out of style! Come to think of it, even when they were in style they looked rediculous. That's my embarrassing clothing story; wearing something that was completely idiotic looking.
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