Not to get all Fifty Shades of Grey on you, but I just saw Jennifer Lawrence’s thong outline. And I didn’t see it on purpose. I saw it because some total creeptastic paparazzo zoomed into her ass when she bent over outside her car. (And I’m not putting the photo on Crushable because it’s that creepy that someone got paid to take it.) Now everyone on the internet is all like “Jennifer Lawrence wears sheer dress” as if she stepped out today wearing a saran wrap outfit. But she didn’t. She’s wearing a completely normal dress that happens to become sheer when you bend over and someone zooms a camera right up to your crotch.
As someone who’s constantly fooled by the low-level lighting in Forever 21 dressing rooms, I completely understand what she’s experiencing right now. It’s called “whoops, should have tried this dress under flourescent lights while doing yoga.” That’s really the only way to know if something fits correctly these days. And by fits, I mean looks right. Covers what it should cover in the way it should cover it.
85% of what I buy at stores like Forever 21 fails to do that. Because when you’re trying something on in a dressing room built for Kate Moss’ shadow, it’s hard to get a feel for what you’re really wearing. So throw it on, pull it down, make it work, check the price tag, see that it’s only $13.50 and say, “whatever, it works. I needed a jegging material crop top for the summer and this one’s fine.”
Then you get home, try it on in your bathroom and realize that what you thought offered full coverage actually becomes completely see-through when the lights are fully on. “Whatever,” you mumble to yourself, “I needed another beach cover-up anyways. Who even wanted this to be a dress that one could potentially wear in public. Not me.” And you put it on top of a beach cover-up pile that you never touch. Because who wears a prom style cover-up dress to the beach.
So I totally sympathize with Jennifer Lawrence. While I’m also sure she didn’t buy the dress at Forever 21, I am sure she didn’t try it on for hours, in different positions in different lighting. And this sheer-factor is the result of that. She’s not purposefully mooning anyone and she’s not purposefully showing anyone her thong line. She just made a simple clothing mistake.
Don’t worry J.Law, it happens to the best of us. Just make sure to do the paparazzo bend-and-snap with stage lighting the next time you go to buy a dress.