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Edwina Bartholomew Just Proved Why You Should Wear Spanx!

Remember when your mum told you to always wear clean underwear in case you were hit by a bus?

Well we’ve just discovered the grown up equivalent.

AKA… the very important reason you should wear spanx!

MORE: Check out the best of Melbourne Cup fashion above!

Sunrise’s Edwina Bartholomew learned why at the races today when her split decided to do just that – splitting up the back of her dress.

Melbourne Cup. Dress @solacelondon | Headpiece @viktorianovak #melbournecup

A photo posted by Edwina Bartholomew (@edwina_b) on

What could have been a very embarrassing Melbourne Cup wardrobe malfunction was saved by the fact the presenter was wearing her trusty black spanx, maintaining her modesty underneath.

Taking to Instagram she was the first to laugh about the mishap as she underwent an emergency stitch-up.

When you dress splits up the back and it's not even 10am. Thanks for the quick stitch up Gen! #melbournecup #sun7

A photo posted by Edwina Bartholomew (@edwina_b) on

“When you [sic] dress splits up the back and it's not even 10am,” she joked.

It seems Edwina’s a seasoned pro when it comes to wardrobe malfunctions however.

Especially misbehaving splits!

Just four months earlier she was forced to make a quick outfit change at the Premier’s Games Appeal Dinner in Adelaide when her dress split up the “wazoo” as she put it.

That moment your split, splits right up the wazoo and you have to steal a dress from a Brazilian dancer #aycurumba

A photo posted by Edwina Bartholomew (@edwina_b) on

Considering our mothers also told us bad things come in three, we’re guessing this won’t be the last time we hear about a dodgy split and Edwina Bartholomew!

h/t news.com.au

See the dresses that stopped a nation this Melbourne Cup in the gallery above!

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