For when a bra just won’t cut it.
To slay in an outfit, you need to be confident, and to be confident you need to be comfortable.
How many times have you felt attracted to a certain top or dress but ended up putting it back on the rack because you didn’t have the right bra?
Nowadays there's a lot of tricks for wearing undergarments that avoid uncomfortable mishaps, but still feel snug and secure in the right places.
One of Hollywood's best-kept garment-securing secrets is the tried and true booby tape!
Haters will say boob tape is uncomfortable and inconvenient to wear.
But this bra alternative has quickly become a staple in many wardrobes across the world.
Even Hollywood stars like Kim Kardashian, Cardi B, and Jessie J swear by boob tape.
All these celebs have been known to employ the nips-to-shoulder strategy to give more lift and definition to their already ample bosoms.
Now that you know how these celebs get such a great lift that stays in place, it's safe to say, the secret is out!
In this article, we’ll go over everything you need to know and more about boob tape and how you can make it work for you!
Isadora Amorim puts breast tape to the test. Credit: David Cummings -The Sun
What Tape Should You Use?
Let's start with the basics.
What tape is safe to use and what isn't
There are all sorts of tape that you can choose from and multiple ways of applying them.
Let’s first dive into understanding the different kinds of boob tape that are available in the market.
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Boob tape designed especially for prolonged contact with human skin is your best choice.
This specialized tape is created for the purpose of lifting breasts.
It helps achieve that perky full bosom that we all want.
Whether you’re just starting out or an expert in the breast taping practice, boob tape makes things easy.
For a boob lift in seconds, that lasts throughout the day, boob tape is the right choice.
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Breast taping has come a long way since it was first popularized by Hollywood A-lister and boob tape trailblazer Kim Kardashian.
It's important to remember that you shouldn’t confuse gaffer with duct tape, because by design the duct tape is used primarily for construction and heavy-duty repairs—not safe to be in contact with the skin at all.
As Kim K said in a now-deleted blog post:
"Just brace yourself for when it's time to take it off LOL."
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Commonly used by athletes to reduce sports-related injury and aid in recovery. The sports tape is designed for direct application to the skin and is ideal if you want to be certain in avoiding any irritation from breast taping.
Although it may be gentler and not as strong when compared to gaffer tape, it’s still a worthy contender for boob tape.
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Ever had that pesky moment where you can’t manage to button your top because of the dreaded gap caused by big boobs?
We’ve all been there at one point or another, and thus, flash tape was created to put an end to this problem.
This tape is specifically designed to ensure that your breasts stay where you want them to be and avoid unnecessary flashing in low-cut dresses that might be more on the daring and revealing side.
Taping Your Breast
1. Patch Test
This step is important!
The importance of doing a patch taste on your skin before taping your breasts cannot be understated.
A patch test will determine your skin’s reaction to the glue of the tape and if it will cause you irritation or not.
You can do this by cutting off a small strip of tape and applying it to your skin.
Apply the tape to skin that is similar to that of your breasts.
Leave it on as long as you expect to wear your boob tape.
Keep in mind that redness is normal if you have sensitive skin.
Once you’ve determined your tape of choice, you have to prep your skin.
Make sure the area is clean or else the tape won’t stick properly.
Make sure you don't apply any oils or lotions before applying your tape.
Plunge and Backless Dress Method
Measure out a length of tape that is long enough to reach from the bottom of your breast to the back of your shoulder.
Carefully lift your breast to give it some height.
Apply one end of the tape it to the outer-base of your breast, press down the tape all the way up to your shoulder.
Go over the back of your shoulders for maximum hold.
Repeat this with 2 more strips of tape, working your way inwards with each strip.
Make sure to use a nip cover (or cotton pad) over your nipple and surrounding area before taping it up.
Repeat on the other breast.
For a more push-up effect and depending on where the plunge of the dress ends, you can tape horizontally under your breasts to lift them and bring them together.
Strapless or Backless Dress Method
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Depending on your preference, you can opt to lean over or lie on your back when doing this taping method.
What's important to keep in mind is to lift and bring the breasts together to achieve the desired shape.
Cut a 12-inch strip of tape (or more), then carefully take each breast from both sides and slowly compress them together. Then bring the tape higher or lower on the sides depending on the dress.
Repeat the same step with 2 or more strips of tape and don't forget to use a nip cover (or cotton pad) over your nipple and surrounding area before taping it up.
Removing The Tape
If you’ve ever been on the receiving side of any tape removal, you know that half the time it is anything but pleasant.
However, there are ways to lessen the discomfort of peeling off the tape and that is by taking a hot bath with the tape still on-taking a shower will help loosen the tape and make it easier to peel off.
Do take note not to wait too long to take it off and apply olive oil on your skin as you peel off the tape.
If you’re not up for all this extra work, then not to worry! You can avoid all this by using tape that is specialized for easy and painless removal such as Nueboo tape.
Beginner’s Mistakes To Avoid
Even though breast taping sounds easy and simple enough there are some things that you need to be watchful off to avoid any discomfort or mishaps from happening.
It’s always better to be safe than sorry in the long run.
Tape being too tight
You want the tape to be secure enough to hold your boobs in position, however, you also want them to be comfortable and not restrict your blood flow by being too tight.
Take note that even a few hours with a tighter than life boob tape can cause some form of internal injury.
Tape being too loose
In this case, you end with a look that’s far from what you desired and you are prone to wardrobe malfunctions.
Yikes! So make sure to check that your tape is applied on securely before you leave the comfort of your home.
There's a proper time and place to wear boob tape, one of which is not somewhere that you’ll be sweating buckets like at the gym.
However, specific brands like Nueboo tape with its waterproof design that can be worn on these occasions so you can tape up even at the beach.
Practice. Practice. Practice.
Just like everything else practice makes perfect, and if you’re just starting experimenting with boob tape and have a special event planned to dawn a jaw-dropping outfit- then it’s safe to say that being prepared goes a long way.
After all, the last thing you want is to be stressing out over applying your boob tape on the day itself.
It pays to set some time aside to practice breast taping so you can get the hang of how you can make the tape work for you- who knows, you might even find a technique that’s better suited for you!
With all that said, if you’re looking for a quality boob tape to start with Nueboo tape has been recommended by hundreds of satisfied customers because of its lightweight and versatile material.
Our specialized boob tape is a vegan and cruelty-free product that is hypoallergenic and made from medical grade material that is even waterproof!
It’s also guaranteed to last for up to 12 hours so you can be sure that you’ll be secured all day long.
Most of all, Nueboo boob tape is convenient, suitable for all bust sizes and can help you create the shape that you want with any outfit.
Check out Nueboo boob tape here.