I once read in a magazine that stars like Jennifer Aniston use duct tape instead of stick-on bras for those glamorous evening dresses on the red carpet. So as soon as the opportunity arose with my first year uni ball, (a backless, purple satin dress) I thought I’d give it a shot and give it a go.
Somehow, my 18 year old brain conceived how cool it would be in the heat of the moment to say that I was doing just what the stars do. And to think I had the right to vote at that age! Needless to say, how stupid I must have sounded telling this to an excited man friend when the moment actually arrived; and how stupid the duct tape must have looked on my boobs! The whole night was a flop, as I squealed in pain just trying to get the stuff off. Let’s just say that chapter is over. Besides, I could think of some better ways to use duct tape :p
From then on, I knew it was best to just stick to the stick ons! And there were a few things to learn along the way:
- Silicone stick on bras are good if you have smaller breasts and can serve to ‘up size’ you
- Nowadays, you can get nipple covers which are great if you’re confident enough and small enough not to get too much swing
- Some brands claim to be water resistant, ideal for swimming
- Some brands claim to be reusable and washable
- Most of the time, stick-on bras are quite comfortable
- Stick-ons could be terrible in hot weather especially if you are prone to sweating a lot; they might not hold too well.
- Some women find that the bustier you are the less effective they are support-wise.
- Sometimes they could be very sticky and still hurt the skin when peeling them off.
Whether or not stick ons are effective in offering support is arguable, as is how ‘stick-on’ they actually are. Plum’s advice: do your research and read reviews before you purchase the product. Well, it beats duct tape anyway!
Please do leave some of your comments below if you have some ideas or experiences with stick-on bras.