A female athlete's body is an amazing sight to behold, whether it is covered by uniform or not. Considering the surface of the body that needs to be covered, it's easy to believe that there are far more opportunities for wardrobe issues and times in which these beautiful competitors have accidentally revealed slightly more than they wanted to. With the amount of different camera angles, not to mention the improvement in social media and candid photos taken by fans, sports stars have to be a little more aware of the times in which they may be caught in a compromising situation.
As we all know, sex sells and in the sports world, it is no different as brand names such as Nike, Reebok and Lululemon to name but a few know good and well that something tight and flaunting of all the curves of the female body will help draw viewership. With apparel that sometimes leaves little to the imagination it's not hard to believe that some of these wardrobe choices would end up revealing a bit more than the ladies that wear them had hoped for before they entered competition for the day.
Whether it be a snag, rip, tear, broken strap, or just a case of being a little short on fabric, the following fifteen ladies have found themselves among popular internet searches for reasons that have nothing to do with their accomplishments on the field of competition, and more so for the fact that they treated fans to just a taste of what their mamma gave em. Enjoy!
15 Jenifer Benitez - Olympic Diving
Imagine you're 19 years old and on the biggest sports stage in the world, the Olympic Games. You've finally made it to the top of the mountain, the best of the best. The world is watching every step you take, all your successes and all of your failures.
Unfortunately for the young diver from Spain, both of her most memorable failures came at the same time. After a disastrous dive off of the three meter board, Benitez was warming up and in the hot tub and was not only caught with a not so pleasing moment on the scoreboard, but also found herself caught in a bit of a private moment, adjusting herself. Maybe if her result in the pool was better she may not have minded the fact that she inadvertently exposed herself to the world.
14 Nikki Bella - WWE
There have been numerous times in which the Bella twins have found themselves in less than favorable situations during their time with the WWE. Some are part of the storylines, others, mostly pertaining to wardrobe issues, not so much.
There have been a few times in which both Nikki or Brie have been caught on camera with an exposed undergarment, but there were a pair of situations in which each twin found herself exposed. Brie found herself exposed to the world while promoting Total Divas, whereas her sister Nikki ended up revealing a bit more of her own "Bella twins" when she was in a battle against Stephanie McMahon and a cast of other Divas.
Although Nikki ended up being kicked out of the ring and looked to be in a bit of pain, viewers got a bit more pleasure than usual from the Divas match as her "Fearless" top had a bit of a trouble keeping her goods in place.
13 Flavia Zoccari - Swimming
So you're thinking, "Hey, I have a top of the line swimsuit that will probably cut some time off my race, awesome, let's break this baby out!" Unfortunately for the Italian swimmer, a breakout is exactly what happened during her heat in the 2009 Mediterranean Games.
Rocking the controversial "Jaked 101" swimsuit, Zoccari found a bit of a cool breeze on her rear end as she dove into the pool as a result of the suit splitting and exposing her backside for all to appreciate. Unfortunately, not only was Zoccari disqualified from the competition, but she had to sit on the sidelines in a ripped suit while her competitors finished the race. The question is, what is more embarrassing; having your suit split open to the world or having to sit on your exposed derrière or crying on camera while the world watches?
12 Ekaterina Rubleva - Figure Skating
Like many other female sports outfits, figure skaters have to deal with tight wardrobes that have a high likelihood of a malfunction. Back in 2009, one has to wonder if Rubleva's partner Ivan Shefer may have had an alternative motive when he "accidentally" placed his hand possibly a bit...okay we are reaching here.
It's not like Shefer meant to pull a Justin Timberlake and assist with exposing his partner's breast (we think). Let's face it, figure skating doesn't have the biggest following in the sports world, but when Rubleva continued to finish out her performance despite not having full support of her wardrobe, chances are a few more fans may have at least peaked in on a couple more competitions, purely in the best interest of the sport of course.
11 Eve Torres - WWE
Some fans choose to use the ladies wrestling matches as a reason to head to the fridge, change the channel or head to the washroom. Others enjoy watching these beautiful individuals roll around the ring with their long hair flowing around in tight wrestling attire. To each to their own.
In the case of former WWE Diva Eve Torres, one of the more underrated female wrestlers, this pinning situation leaves one to wonder whether she was the winner or the loser? For some ladies, a pair of leggings as well as a secondary pair of underwear is part of their wardrobe. Neither appeared to be part of Torres outfit on this episode of Raw as the cameraman ended up accidentally (hmm) zooming in for a bit of an awkward camera shot. Opps!
10 Elizabeth Phillips - UFC
Some fight fans prefer the ladies of the squared circle, whereas others appreciate those who battle in the octagon, each to their own, however both have their own issues with wardrobes.
Booty shorts and sports bras don't necessarily mesh well with UFC and mixed martial arts. Sure, they're probably the closest you can get to a second skin and they limit the amount of material that could get caught up in a hand or foot, but in the case of Phillips, maybe she needed another layer.
Although Phillips was rightfully choked about the whole situation, the silver lining is that she still ended up with her hand raised in victory, which is more than can be said for others on this list. And hey, considering that we live in a world where sex sells, it may have brought a few more viewers to her future fights. A win-win situation.
9 Stephanie McMahon - WWE
Being a "Billion Dollar Princess" doesn't necessarily mean that you are exempt from being included on a list like this. In fact, there are numerous times in which we could have included Stephanie for indecent exposure and revealing a bit more than planned, not that we're complaining.
During the Attitude Era, Vince's daughter found herself in compromising positions, mostly thanks in large part to her husband Triple H. Hey, if you're going to end up flashing your goods, might as well have you better half to blame, right!?!
While many are familiar with the most well known Pedigree in WWE history, one of the most overlooked times in which Stephanie's wardrobe failed her came when she tried to escape the clutches of her husband, only to find herself, led by her pants, being pulled back into the ring to deal with some more martial issues. An other malfunction (the one you see above) consists of Stephanie entering the ring as the camera gets a lovely upskirt shot, one daddy Vince was likely none too pleased we assume.
8 Larissa Franca - Beach Volleyball
We have all been to the beach and seen wonderfully put together female bodies laying around in bikinis. Most of them hardly enter the water for fear that something will happen, in fact, most of the ladies hardly move, just laying there like eye candy. Not that there is a problem with that.
Then you look at the other end of the beach and there are a bunch of beautiful female athletes engaged in a fierce battle of beach volleyball. Running, jumping, squatting and diving in nearly the same amount of fabric. Which one captures your eye? Whether it is cleavage baring camera shots or untimely wedgies on the other end of their body - in the case of one of the world's greatest beach volleyball players, Brazil's Larissa Franka, maybe those pieces of eye candy were right not to move too much.
7 Samantha Peszek - Gymnastics
Not to be confused with the classic early 90s bodysuit that had men drooling as women all over rocked the body clinching outfit that had creative option for removal, the gymnastics leotard is its predecessor.
Equally as form fitting, the leotard leaves very little to the imagination as the tight second skin like clothing allows gymnasts maximum flexibility and movement. Just imagine how little interest there would be, let alone how unrealistic it would appear if gymnasts performed in baggy sweatpants and t-shirts. However in the case of Peszek, her outfit may have been just a little bit too tight based on the picture above, although some might question the decision to inflict the self wedgie, especially a frontal one that was caught on camera.
6 Legends Football League
Beautiful kickass women of all shapes and sizes tossing around the ol' pigskin while wearing bras, panties and garter belts. Yes please. Ignore for a moment the shoulder pads and the helmets, these ladies aren't your stereotypical Powerpuff Girls.
Unfortunately, what was once the Lingerie Football League morphed into the Legends League in an attempt to legitimize the sport which also included changing the "uniform" to more of a form fitting bikini short and sports bra. Not to disrespect the ladies who without a doubt could probably lay out anyone reading this piece with a bone crushing tackle, but the addition of full length pants for the 2017 season meant less chance of seeing some accidental skin, which as seen above was a regular occurrence. While we understand equality, nobody would pay to see an NFL linebacker with a booty short wedgie.
5 Paula Creamer - Golf
Considering the game of golf is supposed to be tailored to the prim and proper, this untimely shot of Paula Creamer doesn't do her or the game any favors. Currently ranked outside of the top 100 on the LPGA, Creamer still rates among one of the hottest ladies on tour despite her lack of success in the fairways.
Judging by the look on Creamer's face, either she was struggling with a long day on the links or she was frustrated with the new LPGA wardrobe ruling. Although her current ranking is nothing to brag about, the "Pink Panther" is among the top ten in all time money winnings on the tour and still one of the hottest looking golfers on the planet, despite this untimely photo.
4 Laura Lopez - Water Polo
It's not hard to believe that in the game of water polo that something might go wrong with one's wardrobe. We have all been swimming and purely by accident when diving or jumping around that our trunks or tops have either come loose or shifted somehow. Just imagine adding some clutching and grabbing by a defender thrown into the mix.
Even though one would figure that considering the athletes are wearing skin tight one piece suits that wardrobe issues would be minimal, but there have been numerous situations in which the camera has captured some untimely awkward situations that may not have been looked upon favorably by anyone other than a select few viewers. That is just what is seen above the water surface as Lopez slips out of her uniform merely exposing one of her chesticles.
3 Venus Williams - Tennis
She has nearly fifty singles titles to her name and another 22 as a doubles player. Add to that capturing every Grand Slam Title, all but the French Open multiple times and yet she is still not the most famous Williams player on the WTA.
However, for the creator of the fashion line EleVen, she has still found ways to keep relevant in the tennis world. During the 2010 French Open, Venus' choice in not only the frilly French Maid type dress, but also the skin colored undergarments played with viewers minds in thinking that maybe she wasn't fully clothed. Obviously Venus adheres to the old nursery rhyme, "We see London, We see France, We see Venus' underpants". The incident remains one of the most searched upon malfunctions in tennis.
2 Allison Stokke - Track & Field
At the age of 17, Stokke became one of the hottest internet searched names. But considering that she was not of legal age, we won't go there. However, that doesn't mean we can't appreciate her time as a member of the California Golden Bears. Chances are many of us never followed the Pole Vault competition when flicking on track and field events, however, odds are many warm blooded male sports fans know of Stokke's name and have seen a pic or two.
While she had tried to downplay the sex symbol status since day one, obviously the people at Nike didn't really help with her quest when they outfitted the Bears with their team gear that hugged the body just a little too tight in certain places. Maybe they just wanted to coin the phrase "bear paw" as opposed to "camel toe".
1 Simona Halep - Tennis
Whatever brand of sports bra the Romanian tennis star is wearing, it is definitely working overtime and still struggling to contain its cargo. While a good number of female sports stars are a little lighter in the chest, Halep is one of those who has been gifted with an amazing set of twins.
Consider for a moment that she actually had to reduce her girls at a young age, from a 36DD to a 34C in order to help her compete at a high level. Although she has yet to capture a major championship during her time on the WTA, Halep recently reached the top of the rankings just last month. Just imagine trying to run and jump with those obstacles holding you down.