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Spring is officially here — and so is dress season. Whether you need a little extra support under that strapless bridesmaid dress or – as Kate Hudson recently stated – you just don’t like wearing conventional bras, there are two staples you shouldn’t leave home: adhesive bras (aka “sticky bras” ) and nipple covers (also known as “pasties”).
Stars don’t just step out and let it all hang out — especially in those gorgeous sheer, backless, strapless, and barely-there red carpet dresses. More often than not, there’s an adhesive secret behind the scenes that keeps everything looking nice and clean.
From the essentials in every celebrity dresser’s styling kit to the tacky superstars that give your bust an extra boost, read on for the best adhesive bras, nipple covers and more adhesive support to keep on standby.
1. Nippies Nipple Cover
BEST NIPPLE COVERS OVERALL
Stars like Jaime Chung recently made Nippies’ best-selling nipple covers, which are also popular with celebrity stylist Maeve Reilly. Made for small or large cup sizes, these silicone pasties come in six skin tones and promise to stay in place for up to 12 hours.
Nippies Sticky Adhesive Silicone Nipple Pasties
2. Hollywood Fashion Secrets silicone cover ups
BEST SMOOTHING NIPPLE COVERS
Available in four skin tones, Hollywood Fashion Secrets’ hypoallergenic silicone cover-ups are reusable up to 25 times. Fans love how sleek and discreet these look, thanks to the perimeter shape of the case giving an ultra-smooth look.
Hollywood Fashion Secrets Silicone Coverups, Hypoallergenic, Reusable, Washable, Gentle on Skin, Ultra Thin, Adhesive, Light Shade, 1 Pack
3. Satin nipple covers
BEST DISPOSABLE NIPPLE COVERS
If you’re wearing black or a very sheer number, sometimes the subtle sheen of skin-toned pasties just isn’t the vibe. That’s wear Satinoir’s black flower-shaped covers step in, available in a disposable satin fabric. Bonus: This is a pack of 50 for under $15, so the cost-per-wear here is an absolute steal.
SATINIOR Nipple Covers, 50 pairs
4. Now A Boob Job On The Go
BEST BREAST TAPE
If you want to fly free but still need some support and coverage, check out Nue’s sweat-resistant chest strap, which comes in a handy travel-friendly kit that includes nine feet of pre-cut strips in three lengths. (Pamella Anderson worn recently the brand’s silicone nipple covers under her Baywatchinspired dress.) Founded by beauty editor Stephanie Montes, the shade-inclusive brand comes in three shades and can be customized based on fit, coverage, and support. We also love that the company is partnering with the Bra Recyclers and the Impact One Breast Cancer Foundation to collect new and gently used bras that go to uninsured women battling breast cancer.
5. Fashion Shapes Lift It Up Silicone Gel Petals
BEST LIFT NIPPLE COVERS
For that extra oomph, Fashion Form’s lifting gel petals provide a gentle lift and can be worn up to 25 times. Pro Tip: Washing between wears reactivates the adhesive.
Fashion Shapes Lift It Up Silicone Gel Petals
6. NuBra Push Up Plunge Bra
BEST PUSH-UP STICK-ON BRA
Talk about a subtle lift, NuBra’s push up dive is a style star go-to. Perfect for backless tops, this bra comes in sizes A through D, is washable and reusable, has a front closure and is backed with medical grade adhesive.
7. Wingslove Adhesive Bra
BEST AFFORDABLE STICK-ON BRA ON AMAZON
For a more budget-friendly option, Wingslove’s stick-on bra comes in eight shades and up to six cup sizes. It’s a standout on Amazon with nearly 10,000 reviews and offers a subtle lift.
Wingslove Self Adhesive Reusable Strapless Silicone Push Up Bra
8. Depovor Super Sticky Push Up Bras
BEST STICK-ON BRA FOR DEEP NECKLINES
For a strapless adhesive bra suitable for a lower cleavage, opt for Depovor’s super clingy push-up bra, which is designed in the shape of a mango to create a deep V-curve. This two-pack is available in both clear and black, so you can easily switch it up depending on your look.
DEPOVOR super tacky push up bras
9. Fashion Shapes Voluptuous Plunge Backless Strapless Reusable Adhesive Bra
BEST STICK-ON BRAS FOR WEDDING DRESSES
For the deepest plunge and mega-boost, invest in Fashion Forms’ voluptuous plunge adhesive bra, which is designed for full-busted figures and offers a generous cup size range from B to H. It’s one of the best adhesive bras for wedding dresses with a deep plunge and backless design.
Fashion Shapes Voluptuous Plunge Backless Strapless Reusable Adhesive Bra
10. Collect all bras
BEST SEAMLESS STICK-ON BRA
Available in cup sizes A to DD and in four skin tones, Gatherall’s reusable silicone bra is self-adhesive and washable. It’s best for strapless and backless silhouettes, and we love the smooth, seamless design.