We have all heard of boob tape. Now it’s time to find out how to use it. Finding the right bra might get tiring and time consuming. As well as expensive if you are trying to find the right one for each one of your low cut, strapless, backless and so on dresses. How many times have you tried a dress or top that you LOVE, yet put back because you don’t have the right bra? It’s not your fault you don’t have the right undergarment. The right bras for certain plunge-neck or backless dresses simply don’t exist! What chance do we have? Well, here it is; boob tape!
It sounds uncomfortable and inconvenient. Turns out it’s incredibly simple and easy. Not to mention surprisingly effective. This is exactly why the most fashion-forward stars like Kim Kardashian and Jessie J are taping their breasts. This technique allows you to use a tape of your choice to completely replace your bra. Still not impressed? Did we mention applying it takes practically no time? Taping your boobs doesn’t even have to interfere with your usual glam-up routine.
What Boob Tape Should I Use?
There are many variations of tapes and multiple ways of applying them. We’ll start with finding the best boob tapes before we learn how to apply them. Kim Kardashian says almost any tape will do. This queen has tried all kinds, but from her own experience she swears by gaffer tape, as it’s the strongest and least likely to fail. As far as ‘what not to use’, extensive research tells us that duct tape is not our friend. So, steer clear of duct tape, ladies!
This is definitely the strongest tape, but be aware that it may irritate your skin. It’s always a good idea to do a patch test before completely taping your chest. If you feel no irritation, then gaffer tape is an excellent choice. Of course, we want to be sure that our boob tape will stay in place all night. So why not go for the strongest? I know I wouldn’t want any surprising-slips!
Keep in mind, it is VERY IMPORTANT not to confuse duct tape with gaffer tape. Duct tape, by design is a permanent tape used for construction and repairs. You do not want it on your skin. On various reviews, you might find that Gaffer tape is veeeery painful to wear, although, if applied correctly, it should not be so. So, stick with us to learn the best hacks and tips for boob taping.
And before you begin, you should be ready to get really handsy and touchy with yourself. This method requires a lot of tape cutting and moving your breasts around a lot, in order to find the right positioning and create the perfect cleavage. This is why it is extremely essential that you choose a secure, however, your skin type friendly tape.
If gaffer tape causes irritation to your skin, athletic tape may just be for you. It’s commonly used by athletes and often applied by physical therapists to help with healing injuries. Athletic tape (or sports tape) is already made for direct application to skin so it’s gentler for those with sensitive skin types. Though, don’t mistake it’s gentleness for weakness. Athletic tape will still hold in the girls!
The original color of this tape is perfect for light skinned ladies, or even pale skinned. When applying the boob taping method, of course, depending on the dress tightness and form, you should also think about unexpected situations where, possibly, the tape could... show a little. The general advice to prevent this from happening is to try boob taping with your chosen top or dress beforehand, while chilling at home.
Moreover, if you are an athlete or occasionally prefer sports activities, this tape might come in handy for supporting your ankles while, for instance, playing soccer or basketball.
If you’re unsure on which will work best for you, it’s a great idea to try both before you commit to a night out.
Double-sided apparel tape
Last but not least; Double-sided apparel tape. This tape is specifically made to close the gap between buttons on a top. This ensures your top doesn’t fly open to expose the girls. It also works for any low-cut dresses that might be a little more revealing.
This Fashion Tapes value pack contains 3 tins. In each tin, you will find 36 double-sided tapes that are medically proven to be harmless and gentle for those who struggle with sensitive skin problems. Thanks to the packaging, it is easy to carry around. Throw it in your bag for any boob tape or wardrobe emergencies.
How To Tape Your Breasts
Clean your skin to make sure it is not oily, as this will interfere with the boob tape sticking properly to your skin. Definitely avoid moisturizer or any oily products before you apply the tape.
Taping for low-cut dresses
First, cut a strip of tape roughly 13 inches long, or simply measure the length from the bottom of your breast to the back of your shoulder. Start taping from the outside of your breasts. Lift each breast as you begin to tape from underneath, pulling the tape up toward the back of your shoulder. Repeat the process by adding more strips toward the middle of each breast to cover the nipple. Sculpt as you go, until it looks and feels right.
Be careful regarding your neckline. While applying the tape you might get carried away. Obviously, you do not want anyone to notice you have sculptured your boobs with tape that might originally be used for fixing lightings. To prevent this from happening, use the Fashion Tape we have listed as one of the tape options.
Taping for a strapless or backless dress
This time you will use the boob tape right below your breasts. Starting from the bottom, add each strip layer by layer until your breasts are secure. Using this approach, you can also slightly lift them as you’re applying the tape. When you’re finished, you should have perfectly covered breasts that will stay safe from nip-slips and free from unsightly straps.
Here is an excellent video showing you how it’s done:
SEE ALSO: Top 7 Best Strapless Bras That Stay Up
Things To Be Aware Of…
Taping your breasts may seem like a no-brainer, but it’s good to be aware of certain mishaps that can occur. So, what should you be wary of while taping your boobs?
It might feel weird at first
Some women say they feel no different with boob tape instead of a bra. Some say they feel uncomfortable while others feel totally comfortable to spend a day (and perhaps a night) long wedding dancing and sweating it off on the dance floor. In short, you must be willing to take an extra mile for this one... The more tape, the better lift and security!
Protect your skin and hair
If you choose to use a very sticky and strong tape and you have long hair, better tie your hair up. A similar suggestion refers to girls with a little saggier breasts. You do not want to make your skin stretch or have a feel of heaviness. In case you use very strong tape, it can put a lot of strain on your shoulders and eventually leave marks for a couple of days.
Applying the tape too tight
This will primarily lead to discomfort. You can avoid this by not applying too much tape and not too tightly. Furthermore, doing so may restrict blood flow and a few hours can be enough to induce some form of internal injury. This is a rare scenario, but it’s better to be safe than sorry!
Applying the tape too loosely
I think it’s pretty obvious what happens here. Either you don’t achieve your desired look, and feel less-than fab all night, OR the girls have a night out of their own when they’re supposed to be grounded! We don’t want either, especially the latter.
As we mentioned before, it’s a great idea to do some patch testing. You can do this by cutting out a small piece of your chosen tape and applying it to your skin. The skin on your boobs is quite clearly different to the skin on the outer parts of your body. Somewhere like your forearm may be a little tougher, so it’s probably not a good indication. As unpleasant as it may be, it’s a better idea to apply a patch to your breast or somewhere with a similar skin type. This is highly suggested if you’re using gaffer tape or any other industrial tape. No problems should occur if you are using the tapes designed for on skin.
This is important. Consider the temperature before you go out with your beats taped. If you’re getting ready for hot weather that’ll have you sweating, then please re-think the boob tape! The same applies to general exercise, I can’t imagine you’ll need to tape your breasts for a trip to the gym, but if you’re thinking of doing it—don’t!
Ready to tape?
Try testing before your event. You don’t want to get stuck trying to make it your boobs work while you’re supposed to be out the door. Put some time aside to practice taping your breasts so you can get the hang of it before the occasion. The more you practice, the better. Who knows, you might even pioneer your very own technique!
There you have it, gal pals. Happy taping!