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Kelly Ripa Should Have Known Her 'Nipples' Were Showing (VIDEO)

by Nicole Fabian-Weber on February 14, 2012 at 3:49 PM

Kelly Ripa Miracle DressIt isn't often that Kelly Ripa commits a fashion faux pas, but this week on Live! With Kelly, she did just that. And her gaffe didn't just offend her loyal viewers, it downright angered them. They love them some perky blonde goodness, but for the love of God, they don't want to see her nipples.

Here's what happened: Kelly was wearing a form-fitting dress by Stella McCartney called "The Miracle Dress." (You may have seen it on Kate Winslet before.) The purpose of the dress is to give women of all sizes a lovely, hourglass shape, and make you look all around fantastic. Part of the miracle of the dress, though, is the darts which are sewn inside, holding everything in place. AKA, Kelly's nipples.

It was a silly misunderstanding, and I think the people who wrote in outraged ought to find themselves a hobby, but that said -- didn't anyone look at Kelly before the show and say, "Something's not quite right"?

The darts really do look like nipples. They stop right where nipples would be! Not sure if people didn't say anything backstage because they thought they were Kelly's actual nipples, but come on, wasn't there at least a mirror handy? And isn't it, like, the job of the wardrobe department to be on nipple patrol?

As far as fashion faux pas go, I'd say this was a minor one -- and it certainly helped that Kelly was able to address the issue on air (and with a sense of humor -- "Everybody knows I had my nipples removed years ago"). But maybe next time do a once-over in the mirror before rushing off to stage. Think of it as a requisite nipple check.

Check out the video of Kelly in her Miracle Dress:


What do you think of Kelly's dress?


Image via Huffington Post


  • Q
    -- Nonmember comment from


    February 14, 2012 at 3:52 PM
    That's what happens when you surround yourself with sycophants who are so afraid of angering you that they only tell you how great you are.
  • Stacey.


    February 14, 2012 at 3:59 PM

    I want two.

  • elfis...


    February 14, 2012 at 8:31 PM

    Oh FFS...They're just nipples! Men have them. Women have them. Get over it.

    She looked lovely

  • onefo...


    February 15, 2012 at 12:55 AM


  • Hones...
    -- Nonmember comment from


    February 15, 2012 at 2:24 AM
    I think she handled this well. And, yes, everyone has them. Cripes sake.
  • Jadem...


    February 15, 2012 at 4:53 AM

    Don't look now but her elbows are showing!  Sounds pretty stupid to call out another body part instead so why are we so afraid of body parts in the first place?

  • cek302


    February 15, 2012 at 10:16 AM

    This is stupid. Let it all hang out but don't show too much? People, make up your mind. It is not a crime to have nipples. It happens to be a "problem" that all humans have. Gesh. 

  • Zamaria


    February 15, 2012 at 10:16 AM
    Well it's nit like she was topless or wearing something super sheer so you could actually see the nipples! The outline of her nipples got everyone so worked up? Seriously? They're NIPPLES! Everyone has them! Good GREIF!
  • Angel...


    February 15, 2012 at 10:22 AM
    She should purchase a set of "Dimmerz"-little silicone cups that go over your breasts when wearing clothing that would show bra straps. I love mine and they are so great in the summer when I wan to wear the little tank tops but it is too hot for a bra. Maybe I will send her a set, lol!
  • spacet


    February 15, 2012 at 10:30 AM

    Her nipples were not showing, it was the darts of the dress.  That is what she said anyhow.  And, anyhow so what?? 

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