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Gwyneth Paltrow Admits She "Should Have Worn a Bra" at the 2002 Oscars

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Even Gwyneth Paltrow would do a few things differently in hindsight.

In the latest issue of Goop, the Academy Award-winning actress shares some of her favorite red-carpet looks—as well as the one that got away.

"There were a few issues," she admits, referring to the black sheer-top Alexander McQueen gown she wore to the 2002 Oscars.

Gwyneth's 2012 ensemble, meanwhile, ranks among our best-ever Oscar looks

"I still love the dress itself but I should have worn a bra and I should have just had simple beachy hair and less makeup. Then, it would have worked as I wanted it to—a little bit of punk at the Oscars."

Paltrow did indeed get a hefty helping of grief for her too-goth-for-the-Academy look, from the kohl-rimmed eyes to the heavy taffeta skirt to, yes, the boobs that were just...right there!

Happily for the now-veteran movie star, she has oodles of success stories to choose from, so there's no need to weep for the rare misstep.

See all the celebrity side boob that's peeking out on the red carpet these days

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