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Was Blanca Blanco the Oscars’ biggest fashion disaster or an intentional eyeful?

A PG version of Blanca Blanco’s R-rated display. 

(Photo:evening dresses)Wardrobe malfunction? Not likely.

There is a reason actress Blanca Blanco “didn’t seem fazed” by baring her lady bits on the red carpet at the 89th annual Academy Awards. It was intentional.

She didn’t have “an almighty wardrobe malfunction in her extreme thigh split dress”, as London’s Daily Mirror reported earlier today.

Nor did she suffer, as news put it, “what will probably go down as the night’s biggest red carpet disaster”.

Blanco meant to give photographers an eyeful. And she’s been happily retweeting remarks about her “overexposure” ever since.

If you want to make a statement, ditch the duds. That seems to the Hollywood mantra.

Sharon Stone might have been one of the first — flashback to the “accidental” less-crossing scene in the 1992 flick Basic Instinct — but plenty have followed, from Britney to Beyonce, Rihanna to J-Lo.

Going commando is not only de rigeur in celebrity circles.

It’s big in not-so-beige suburbia.

What began with the unforgivable Visible Panty Line faux pas has morphed into some bizarre notion of what it means to feel sexy, free and liberated.

It’s about getting away with something considered risqué — until a gust of wind blows and your privates are public.

Women my age who do it tell me it makes exercising (which I assume includes horizontal folk dancing) easier.

They save money on expensive knickers and there’s less laundry to do.

Oh, and men love it. Of course they do.

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In a society that objectifies women, is this any surprise?

Well, as unfashionable as modesty might be, I’m all for it.

Women are more than the sum of their lady parts. They also have brains and talent, which makes me wonder if those who deliberately bare all are compensating for a lack of either or both.

Aside from the fact that underpants serve a practical purpose — as gynaecologist Elizabeth Eden says, they offer both “physical and psychological security” — you can still look good while wearing them.

And if you’re worried about a VPL, wear clothes that actually fit, instead of squeezing into gear two sizes too small.

Yves Saint Laurent once said he wished he had invented blue jeans. Why? “They have expression, modesty, sex appeal, simplicity.”

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