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Kate Winslet’s wardrobe malfunction

She plays a stylish femme fatale in new movie The Dressmaker, but in real life, Kate Winslet has had her fair share of fashion faux pas.
Kate Winslet

Attending a 60th birthday party with her husband Ned Rocknroll (37), talented actress Kate Winslet ended up stuck in a bathroom cubicle after a disastrous dress malfunction.

“I zipped it back up – and the zip came off in my hand, “ she told Vogue magazine. “So I was stood there, knowing everyone is far away and I can’t f***ing move! I’m standing there in my knickers

and my heels, basically wearing a black cape.

“All I could do was look at myself in the mirror and crack up laughing. It made me think, ‘I am never, ever getting on the red carpet in a dress with a zip.’”

While Myrtle, her character in The Dressmaker, transforms the small-town residents of Dungatar, Australia with a riot of colourful Paris-inspired ensembles, famously honest Kate says causing a stir with haute-couture threads really isn’t her.

Kate Winslet plays stylish heroine Myrtle in The Dressmaker.

“I don’t really want to be the person that everyone is staring at,” she once revealed to InStyle. “In fact, I’m quite the opposite. I don’t think I’ve ever really worn a dress that I knew would turn heads, and I actually spend my time not wearing those kinds of dresses.”

But despite not wanting to steal the limelight at movie premieres, the mum of three, to Mia (15), Joe (11) and Bear (23 months), has recently turned 40 and says she’s now embracing the body that’s under those designer gowns.

Once called “chubby” by her peers at school, Kate has learned to see her curves an asset. While promoting her 2014 movie A Little Chaos, she proudly revealed, “I’ve got great t*** in it!”

Read the November 16 issue of the Weekly to read our review of The Dressmaker.

WATCH: The Dressmaker trailer

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