Jennifer Garner, actress and wife of the night’s big winner Ben Affleck, wore a stunning red Vivienne Westwood gown that developed a mind of its own.
The dress began to head south as the evening progressed and the star narrowly avoided exposing her own golden globes for the world’s approval.
Julianne Hough, Dancing With The Stars (US) dancer, sibling to Derek Hough and girlfriend of mini TV mogul Ryan Seacrest, possibly showed off her moves with a little too much gusto, splitting open the front of her gown.
She tweeted image of the mishap saying 'Ummm I think I may have danced too hard.... Eeek!' She also wanted her fans to know she wasn’t fazed by destroying an expensive awards show frock saying later 'Ummm again... I love to dance regardless of how expensive a dress may be... You can't hold me down :).'
Hough wasn’t the only star to have a split related incident with Desperate Housewives star Eva Longoria coming unstuck in a black Pucci dress with a daringly risqué thigh-high split. The dress reportedly got caught up and came open to expose considerably more than the actress had intended.
Longoria was left using her hand to protect her modesty, but like a true pro her smile for the cameras never slipped for a single moment.
While these incidents may cause the stars involved some blushes (or perhaps not) they certainly don't do their profiles any damage. It seems these days that the wardrobe malfunctions are remembered long after everyone has forgotten who won the actual awards.