Kelly Ripa’s Dress Was Too Short to Wear on Live TV

First, Kelly Ripa underwent a last-minute costume change after she realized she was donning the same dress she wore on a previous episode of Live with Kelly and Ryan. And now, the 49-year-old co-host is opening up about another relatable wardrobe malfunction.

Yesterday, the talk show’s official Instagram account shared a behind-the-scenes video of Ripa describing her outfit details. While the actress opted for an army green dress by Adam Lippes, it wasn’t her first choice.

Ripa was supposed to wear a different frock—that is, until she discovered it wasn’t long enough to cover her knees and, therefore, gave viewers an unwanted glimpse of her underwear.

In the clip, Ripa explains the unexpected switcheroo, saying, “I had a lovely dress that I was supposed to wear, but when I sit down, it is so short.”

The Days of Our Lives alum also debunks any commando theories. “I’m wearing underpants, but nobody needs to see that,” she adds.

The Adam Lippes dress features quarter-length sleeves, a fitted silhouette and a cutout neckline. Ripa paired the outfit with yellow pumps by Gianvito Rossi and a studded butterfly belt by Gucci.

Ripa recently returned to the studio alongside her co-host, Ryan Seacrest, to resume normal production on Live with Kelly and Ryan. (The pair had been hosting virtual segments from their own homes due to the coronavirus pandemic.)

Although they had a few hiccups, Ripa and Seacrest’s pre-show banter proves that nothing has changed between the two co-hosts. (Well, excluding Ripa’s outfits.)


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