How Can Katherine Heigl’s Dress Have Failed Her So Terribly Last Night? (Updated)

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Last night when Katherine Heigl accepted the Female Star of the Year Award at the ShoWest convention in Las Vegas, her strap snapped off her dress, nearly exposing nipple. This would be less surprising if the dress had spaghetti or another type of thinner straps, which might more easily succumb to a full bosom. But look how thick those straps are! Inches, friends. Does this mean none of us should trust our straps — any straps — ever again? Perhaps not. We're guessing Heigl had the dress altered, and the straps shortened. You can see she has a puckering, pancake-boob effect on her right breast, which suggests the straps were pulled too tight, and not re-sewn well enough. What can we all take away from this? Where strap altering is involved, get a really, really good tailor.

Update: The dress is Donna Karan resort '08, and Heigl's own, not loaned by the designer.

Katherine Heigl suffers an embarrassing wardrobe malfunction as she steps on stage at ShoWest in Las Vegas to accept an award [Daily Mail UK]