Next time, perhaps wear some pants?

The 30-year-old actress was emerging from her car for the Les Miserables premiere in New York on Monday (you may have noticed the boots/leg calipers) when her black Tom Ford dress rode up and showed that she was wearing no underwear in front of waiting photographers.

Some of the pictures have now been published (not here, because it's a bit of an eyeful to be fair) and Anne feels humiliated knowing the world has seen her nethers.

Speaking to Vanity Fair writer Ingrid Sischy at a luncheon the following day, the New York Daily News overheard her say: "I was getting out of the car and my dress was so tight that I didn't realise until I saw all the photographer's flashes. It was devastating. They saw everything. I may as well have lifted up my skirt for them."

Fashion experts have since come to the star's aid and offered some words of advice on how to avoid a similar mishap occurring again in the future. Like wear some pants?

Alexis Bryan Morgan, executive fashion director at Lucky magazine, was "shocked" by the unfortunate incident as Anne - who is married to Dukes of Hazzard: The Beginning star Adam Shulman - is usually so "pulled together."

She shared a style tip for the actress, advising - well - pants: "It's so much better to be caught in Spanx. If you're not looking for shaping I recommend the Commando brand. It's hands down the best. It's seamless and raw cut. The fabric is slinky and seamless, and if your dress flies up you're not naked. Her dress had ruching, I don't know why she felt she needed to go commando."

Much like the reason Lindsay Lohan, Britney Spears and Paris Hilton felt the need to go commando?

Of the incident, Anne initially said: "It has hit. It has landed. A bomb has gone off. I think what I am going to do is whatever my next appearance is . . . I’m going to step out of the car in a blanket. You’ve got to laugh at it."

Then, like a true pro, she managed to work it as a plug for Les Mis: "It was obviously an unfortunate incident. It kind of made me sad on two accounts. One was that I was very sad that we live in an age when someone takes a picture of another person in a vulnerable moment and rather than delete it, and do the decent thing, sells it. And I’m sorry that we live in a culture that commodifies sexuality of unwilling participants, which brings us back to Les Mis, that’s what my character is, she is someone who is forced to sell sex to benefit her child because she has nothing and there’s no social safety net."