Knowing a way to tape boobs for a dress with a deep V is a skill in itself, especially for those who are blessed in the boob department. Celebrities like Kim Kardashian, JLo, and Beyoncé, among so many others have nailed how to keep theirs perked up every time they appear in public. For the rest of us, we can try their tricks and celebrity-approved ways to tape our breasts for a red carpet-ready look.
If dresses have a deep plunging neckline, even wearing the best push up bra ever or going braless are not always the best options. A normal bra will be visible. On the other hand, without some kind of support, you risk a little nip slip. For women with big breasts, it's like a wardrobe malfunction waiting to happen.
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If you don't have a sticky backless bra which will work with your dress, tape may become your new best friend. Small-breasted women might get away with just nipple covers. But, tape does more by adding definition to the breasts and even enhancing or creating some cleavage.
Taping your breasts is not a complicated concept. It entails cutting out an adequate strip of tape which can go from the bottom of your breasts to the back of your shoulder. When you apply it, you'll start at the bottom of your breast and work your way to behind your shoulder.
On average, you will need at least 12 to 13 inches of tape. Three pieces are usually enough to cover and lift up your nipples and breasts. You can always do more if that makes you more comfortable.
The process of taping your boobs is a combination of steps you have to do simultaneously. Cupping your boob is essential because that's the purpose of taping them in the first place. You want to lift it up and give definition, this is similar to finding the perfect way to put on your push up so it works.
As you do this, pull on the tape and stick it on the bottom of your breasts toward your shoulder. This will create the cleavage that will show between your plunging neckline. Doing so will have the same effect as that of using a plunge bra which has a deep center gore for low cut tops, minus the cost!
As a general rule of thumb, avoid using strong types of tape that will likely hurt you in the process of putting them on and especially taking them off. If you're not willing to know what “peeling layers of skin off of your body” feels like, be sure to use one of the tapes recommended below. With the right type of tape, there's a way to lessen the suffering.
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Gaffer tape is what people who work in production typically use. It's usually for taping cables and cords in place. This tape is strong enough to hold up your breasts. It is not too sticky to the point of hurting and irritating your skin too much when you use it.
Athlete's tape is used, well, by athletes to treat injury and muscle strain. These are the bright-colored or black tapes you see professional players, gym trainers, bodybuilders, and the like use. This is less likely to hurt as it's specifically made to be put on the skin.
The upside to athlete's tape is it is also resistant to sweat. If you have a night of dancing planned, you might want to consider this. Just the same as men have to be concerned with sweating in their undergarments, you don't want your tape to fall apart in the middle of your jam session.
Medical tape is a much subtler tape to use. The compromise with it is, that it doesn't offer as much support. This would be much better for smaller-breasted women who don't need much help in carrying boob weight. They might need it more for the cleavage and for covering the nipples.
Braza flash tape is specifically manufactured to be used on the skin and clothing. It's usually put in between the buttons of a shirt to close the gap there. Many women are guilty of putting tape on their clothes and skin as a quick fix to daring outfits. While not the strongest, this will be one of the safest to put on your breasts.
Deep in a woman's closet, you can probably expect to find one daring dress she keeps in storage for a special occasion. In reality, it's usually just another piece that comes with a little bit more of a challenge to wear. A dress with a deep plunging neckline, perhaps.
Some women would go to great heights to dismiss a little bit of pain for a good look. Just so you know, taping your breasts doesn't have to be as painful as people make it seem to be. Pick your option and rock that dress you'd been saving!