It’s one of the most mortifying wardrobe malfunctions in history but here’s why Anne Hathaway should feel OK about being caught with no underwear on

The normally-demure Anne Hathaway is said to be devastated’ after she chose to go commando at the premiere of her new film Les Miserables – and accidentally gave the paps an up-the-skirt shot they’ll NEVER forget.

The Hollywood star, wearing a stunning black Tom Ford dress at the New York screening of her film, revealed her full lady garden/foo-foo/otter’s pocket (whatever you like to call it) as she struggled to get out of her car.

A red-faced Anne was allegedly overheard telling an American journalist the next day: ‘I was getting out of the car and my dress was so tight that I didn’t realise it until I saw all the photographers’ flashes.’

Oh, the shame.

Well, I’d like to report from the front line and tell you that I’ve seen the pictures and I don’t know what the fuss is all about.

Yes, you can see the full monty. But Anne is hardly joining the likes of Britney Spears and Lindsay Lohan in the knickerless hall of shame.

Why?

One simple reason: She was wearing Tom bloomin’ Ford.

And let me put it this way, if you had the opportunity to wear a figure-hugging Tom Ford dress, would YOU want the world to be distracted by a VPL?

I sure as hell wouldn’t.

Quite simply, there is something far more embarrassing than being caught wearing no knickers and that is being caught wearing giant Bridget Jones-style knickers.

I know if I had to choose between the world seeing my va-jay-jay or me wearing an enormous pair of bulge-battling granny knickers, I’d opt for a minge cringe any day of the week.

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