Let’s talk about boob tape and how to use it. There comes a time when the dress you are about to wear is not compatible with any bra whatsoever. This may include dresses with deep cuts, dresses that won’t allow for any bulging from bra or when you need to have the lift for you breasts and none of the bras can do the work while staying concealed. That is why breast tape can be your salvation.
The very best quality of using this method is how simple and stealthy it is. Not to mention how surprisingly well it works. This alone could be the reason why stars like Kim Kardashian and Jessie J are using this approach. The customization of this technique allows to use it as a breast lift tape so you essentially are wearing duct tape bra that replaces conventional bra completely. Still not impressed? Applying it takes practically no time!
What Boob Tape Should I Use?
First of all, there are different variations of tapes and multiple ways of applying them. I will start by looking at the tapes you can use. Kim Kardashian says that any tape will do and she has used all kinds of tapes but from her own experience gaffer tape is the best as it is the strongest and less likely to fail. Personally I would not use just “any” tape and really stay away from duct taps.
This is definitely the strongest tape but beware that it may irritate your skin so do a patch test before using it as your gaffer tape bra straight away. There is no doubt that gaffer tape will have a strong hold and wont come off at most undesired moment so if it is not bothering your skin this is a great choice.
IMPORTANT: Do not by any chance mistake gaffer tape with duct tape. Unless you want to kidnap someone it is a bad idea, the duct tape is by its design a permanent tape used in construction and repairs.
Used by athletes and often applied by physical therapists to help healing injuries. Sports tape is a great choice if gaffer tape was causing any form of allergic reaction.
Braza flash tape
This tape is specifically made for breast taping. That leaves out any sort of possibilities of skin irritation or problems sticking it on. Since this breast lift tapes reviews are no less than positive you can also be sure that this tape will definitely work and can be great alternative for backless or strapless bras.
How To Tape Your Breasts
Preparation: Clean your skin and make sure it is not oily as it will interfere with sticking your boob tape properly so definitely do not use moisturizer or any other oily substance when you apply the tape.
For lifting your breasts or wearing deep V dress.
First cut a strip that is about 13 inches or simply measure the right length so that the boob tape reaches from the bottom of your breast to the back of your shoulder. Start with the outside of your breasts and as you do lift them slightly or as much as you feel like you need lifting. Repeat the process by adding more strips on the inner section of your breasts. Do as much as necessary.
Here is a video guide to help you with the taping:
For wearing strapless or backless dress.
This time you will use the boob tape right below your breasts and starting from the bottom add strips layer by layer until your breasts are concealed enough. Using this approach you can also slightly lift them as you are putting on your strips. When you are done you should have perfectly covered breasts that will be safe from visible nipples and have no straps ruining your strapless dress.
Here is an excellent video showing you how it’s done:
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Things To Be Aware Of
Even though taping your breasts may seem as a simple no-brainer task you still must consider that sometimes things can go south. So how to tape your breasts properly and what to be wary of?
Applying the tape too tight.
This will primarily lead to discomfort so doing too much of a lifting and adding too many layers of boob tape is definitely not suggested. Further more doing so you may restrict the blood flow and few hours can be enough to induce some form of internal injury.
Applying the tape too lose.
By making this mistake you will most likely have an undesired loosening of your boob tape resulting in a disastrous loss of support to your entire brestices. In other words, the tape can slip off leaving you pretty much bra less with no support and your nipples all over the place. Avoid this at all cost.
As I mentioned before you should do some patch testing by cutting a small piece of the tape you are about to use on your skin. It can be pretty much any body part but my suggestion is do it on a spot you are not revealing in daily basis, just in case. This is highly suggested if you are using gaffer tape or any other industrial tape. No problems should occur if you are using the tapes designed to be used on skin.
This is really important. Consider the temperature before you go with a breast tape. If you are in tropics and weather is about to get really hot and you know are going to sweat then please rethink the breast tape. Don’t use breast tape for sports activities, same thing applies, if you know you will get sweaty you must think of other alternative.
You should definitely do some testing before your event. Try taping your breasts couple of times so you can truly get the hang of it and become a true master of taping. The more the better and you might find your own technique or even come up with completely new way of taping. So learn before you go out to the world.