Charli XCX Iconically Laughed Off Her ARIA Awards Wardrobe Malfunction

Charli XCX had the best reaction to a wardrobe malfunction. 

Apparently, the pop star’s dress slipped off her shoulder, revealing her breast, while recording a presentation for the Australian Recording Industry Association Music Awards (ARIA), which aired last Wednesday, November 24. The singer was virtually presenting the award for best pop release, which went to Justin Bieber and The Kid LAROI for “Stay.” 

To present the award, Charli XCX wore a skin-tight black dress with a cowl neck and thin straps. After presenting the award, one of the straps slipped off her shoulder and revealed her breast. Both Charli and the friend who was with her immediately started laughing. The nip slip was edited out of the ARIA program that aired, but Charli proudly shared the hilarious outtake on Instagram anyways, with the simple caption, “congrats guys !”

Congrats to Justin Bieber and The Kid LAROI, but mostly congrats to Charli XCX for owning an awkward moment. Having worn a cowl neck slip dress with thin straps, I can relate. 

This isn’t the first time Charli XCX has proudly owned up to an awkward wardrobe moment. In 2019 she gave a shout-out to her tampon string in a video posted to her Instagram account. (The singer’s tampon string had come out of her costume during her performance.) “My tampon string is out tonight,” she said onstage. “Last night I was like, I thought it came out, but tonight, it came out, Austin.”

In the caption for the video, Charli XCX wrote, “MY TAMPON STRING STOLE THE SHOW. HER STAGE PRESENCE IS ICONIC TBH. 💅🏼.”

Charli has always been one for honesty, both in her music and her personal life, even on social media. In an interview with Glamour in 2019, Charli said that her fans are the type that let her be totally honest onstage. “[My fans] really care about me, and I really care about them,” she said. “We’re speaking the same language, and maybe nobody else gets that language, but we totally understand. I just feel my music is now a safe space for me to be really honest. I don’t feel afraid.”

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