Looking for a backless bra that gives all the support of a regular underwire bra? Thanks to a clear back strap, this convertible bra is the ultimate comfort underneath your backless outfit. The hook and eye fastening is cleverly hidden away on one side, making it completely undetectable. Additionally, the light padding makes this the perfect option for everyday wear, backless or not.
Size Guide: It comes in an A to E cup.
Cost-effective and clever, this little device can convert most two hook bras to a low back version by simply attaching to the hook and eye fastening and then wrapping around the body. It can be adjusted to suit most low back outfits, making this a great option if you don’t want to splurge on a brand new bra.
If you’re after a structured, flattering shape but still with that low back flexibility, then this is a great option thanks to its flexible boning in the centre, low-cut neckline and slanted low back. It also features fully concealed memory foam cups for added comfort and shape and is convertible in four ways to make it strapless, halter, regular and criss-cross.
Size Guide: It comes in a B to DD cup.
If you want a bra that works for any outfit, this could well be it. Its multiway design allows you to wear it in a number of ways. It uses “magic multi-position tape” to add versatility and also has clear straps to provide hidden support to those who need it. A low-back converter makes it suited to low cut back outfits, as well as strapless, halterneck and regular.
Size Guide: It comes in an A to DD cup.
We love the lace detailing of this backless, strapless and self-adhesive bra. It is designed to be ultra-light in order to boost cleavage and offer maximum support minus the straps. Apply them to the skin on either side and then fasten in the middle using the clasp. Featuring silicone adhesive, the bras are reusable.
Size Guide: It comes in an A to D cup.
This is almost like wearing no bra at all, for people who can’t quite handle not wearing a bra at all. These two “skin-friendly” silicone cups have an adhesive design. But rather than just sticking on the skin, they actually help to lift the breasts for a fuller, more rounded shape. Just rinse with water between each wear. It comes in a range of nude colours, making it suitable for a variety of skin tones.
Size Guide: It comes in an A to E cup.
This lace-up style bra is designed to give cleavage an extra boost while retaining all the versatility of its stick-on design. The super soft fabric makes this a comfortable option if you can handle the backless feeling – it takes a while to get used to. Beware if you have sensitive skin, however, it contains latex which can cause allergic reactions.
Size Guide: It comes in an A to D cup.
This adhesive bra for ladies with a fuller bust sticks to the skin to give totally backless support. It also allows you to be daring with your necklines too thanks to its deep U plunge and strapless design. With reusable silicone adhesive, it can be used again and again if you treat it kindly – hand wash and line dry only. The stretch fabric adds an extra dimension of comfort.
Size Guide: It comes in a DD to G Cup but Fashion Forms also has a similar bra for cup sizes A to D.
More than just a bra, this little number allows you to go totally backless without the need to resort to stick-on designs or clear straps. And rather than leaving you hanging, it offers next level support thanks to its jumpsuit design. Smoothing out all lumps and bumps, this backless jumpsuit is the ultimate foundation layer with a unique elastic channel that allows the straps to be adjusted and move into different areas at the back.
Size Guide: It comes in a B to D cup.
Probably the prettiest of the bunch thanks to its intricate lace detailing and embroidery, this bra is still incredibly versatile. Its design makes it an ideal option under low back dresses and tops but it is far from being a boring but practical option. Its feminine details and flattering fit it makes this little number underwear drawer goals.
Size Guide: It comes in small, medium or large.
- Everything You Wanted to Know About Push-Up Bras
- What Bra Should I Wear With A Backless Dress? 10 Options That Look Great With Low Backs
- 1. A Backless Bra That Actually Has Straps
- 2. A Convertible Bra That Can Be Backless
- 3. A Comfortable And Supportive Backless Option
- 4. A Backless Bra Ideal For A High Neck Dress
- 5. Go Braless, Without Actually Going Braless
- 6. A Plunge In The Front And Back
- 7. Add Customized Lift & Support
- 8. The Backless Bra You Want Without Sacrificing Support You Need
- 9. A Semi-Backless Option That Offers More Coverage
- 10. A Three-In-One Bra For Both Strapless, Backless, And Plunge Dresses
- Backless Bras
- Backless Bras for Women
- NOT THE FIRST, BUT THE BEST BACKLESS BRA
- A BACKLESS BRA FOR EVERY BABE
- All the Sticky Bras
- The Ultimate Nipple Covers
- Bunny-Shaped Push-Up Pasties
- Invisible Breast-Lifting Silicone Pasties
- Adhesive Silicone Petal Breast Lifts
- Silicone Breast-Lift Pasties With Clasp
- Wing-Shaped Push-Up Strapless Self-Adhesive Plunge Bra
- Seamless Circular NuBra With Center Clasp
- Push-Up Combo Wing Bra With Underwire
- Push-Up Strapless Sticky Plunge Bra
- Fantasy Strapless, Backless Drawstring Push-Up
- Honorable Mention Sticky Bras
Everything You Wanted to Know About Push-Up Bras
Push up Bras Sizing & Buying Tips
When it comes to push up bras, it is important to get the right size. No two breasts are the same and similarly, a well fitted bra can be the difference between a great outfit and a not so great one! With that in mind, check out a few tips and tricks on the size guide to find the bra size that fits you!
- Band size: Wrap your measuring tape around your ribcage, directly and evenly under your bust. Write down the number!
- Cup size: Wrap the measuring tape around the fullest part of you chest. Hold securely, not tightly! Write down the number!
- Find your fit: Refer to the Chart below using the measurements you found for your Band and Cup Size to find your perfect match!
Keep in mind that a push up bra may cause you to spill over the tops of the cups, so be mindful when purchasing a size if the padding is very prominent.
As mentioned previously, embellishments and materials are very important in selecting an appropriate push up bra!
- Cotton – For the ultimate comfort and support, cotton push up bras are a great choice as they are designed with breathable fabric and moisture locking technology!
- Lace – If you’re looking for something sensual with alluring design, lacey push up bras are perfect! They offer the perfect amount of sweet sensuality and support!
- Synthetic – these are the most common fabrics for push up bras as they mould the cups very well and last for a long time.
- Silicone lining – Some strapless push up bras will have silicone lining and these offer extended support when you want to go strapless. However, keep in mind that silicone might be an allergic material to some and might cause skin irritation.
How to Wear Push Up Bras?
As with any bra, a push up bra is worn normally, with a few adjustments. It is important to note that push up bras lift your breasts upward whilst normal padded bras simple hold your bust naturally with support. In this light, the process is slightly different. To wear a push up bra:
- Put the bra on and hook it into place. Fit consultants recommend wearing it on the loosest hook so that as the bra gets worn, it can continue to fit you perfectly on the more tighter hooks.
- There should be no spilling over the cups or bulging. Manually adjust your breasts to sit on top of the padding to create that oomph look!
- Adjust the straps if you need more support. The straps should not be cutting into your shoulders, but rather, simply sitting comfortably.
It is important to remember that wearing a push up bra for an extended period of time (10+ hours) is not advisable as they are not in their natural position. You will feel discomfort and feelings of constraint as they are purposely lifted.
- What are push up bra levels?
Push up bra levels refer to the level of padding in the bra. Push up bras come with varying layers of padding. Push up bras with a small layer of padding may be ideal for anyone looking for a natural and subtle lift whilst those looking to increase their cup size by one or two sizes, may opt for a more intense push up bra.
- Is push up bra good for small breasts?
Yes, for women with small breasts looking to enhance their bust and create cleavage, push up bras are a good option. They are comfortable (when worn correctly) and also give a natural lift and rounder look.
- Is push up bra good for large breasts
As with women who have small breasts, women with large breasts can also opt to wear push up bras. Women with heavier busts should opt for light padding on push up bras to avoid any spilling over the cup and to wear without any discomfort.
- Is it good to wear a push up bra?
Unless due to a skin irritation regarding the material of the bra, there should be no harm in wearing a push up bra. Do keep in mind that one should not wear a push up bra for extended period of time as they are designed to be worn for a few hours. Alternate between push up bras and normal padded bras to avoid discomfort.
- How to wear a push up bra correctly?
Wearing a push up bra is quite easy and only require a few adjustments. Check out the list above to find out how to wear a push up bra correctly.
- How to wash a push up bra?
It’s important to note that bras should be washed in a specific manner. Care instructions on how to wash your bras can be found here.
- How push up bra should fit?
A push up bra should fit you as normally as a lightly lined bra. There should be no bulging and spilling over the cups nor should the band and straps of the bra be digging into your skin. To find the perfect size and fit, checkout the sub category above!
- Can I wear a push up bra while breastfeeding?
It is recommended that women wear maternity bras during breastfeeding as underwired push up bras can inhibit blood flow or cause clots.
- Can I wear a push up bra every day?
You can wear push up bras on a regular basis but it is not recommended to be worn for extended period of time. Wear a normal padded bra alternatingly to give your breasts a break and return to their normal silhouette.
The Best Push Up Bras for 2018
There are many push up bras you can choose from to suit the occasion and the need! Here are some of the best push up bras for 2018 from amante!
- Perfect Lift Push Up Bra: Simple and chic in design, this bra is ideal for anyone looking for a minimalist design push up bra. With small embellishments on the centre, this bra is great choice for a enhanced lift!
Simple in design
Smoothened side wings for a very subtle appearance
Ultra soft fabric
Easy adjustable straps for the perfect fit
Great under plunging dresses and tops
Not suitable for strapless outfits
Perfect Lift with Lace Push Up Bra: This bra comes with lace a lace design to add a touch of allure and sensuality!
Simple in design
Smoothened side wings for a very subtle appearance
Ultra soft fabric
Easy adjustable straps for the perfect fit
Great under plunging dresses and tops
Not suitable for strapless outfits
Cotton Push Up Bra: Ideal for anyone seeking extra comfort. The cotton push up bra is soft and stretchable with moisture locking technology.
Simple in design
Ultra soft fabric
No allergic fabric
Easy adjustable straps for the perfect fit
Great under plunging dresses and tops
T-Shirt push up bra
Not suitable for strapless outfits
Embroidered Push Up Bra: For anyone looking to outshine with their push up bra, embroidered bras are great for extra design and allur3!
Chic and colourful design
Deep centre front to be worn with plunging dresses and tops
Not suitable for strapless outfits
May not be suitable under thin material as the design may be visible
Buying Push Up Bras on amanté
amanté, as a brand, focuses on the South Asian silhouette to design lingerie with a perfect fit. With inspiration from international runways, amanté localizes new styles and designs for comfort, support, and functionality without forgoing allure. Check out the video below or the manual steps to find the best push up bra for you!
- To view our collection of push up bras, please click the following link: https://global.amantelingerie.com/collections/plunge-push-up-bras
- To view an item, click on the image of the item.
- Select preferred size and colour and click “add to cart”
- Once all items are added to cart, click “view bag and checkout” on the shopping cart.
- Review products to ensure the correct size, colour, and quantity.
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Push up bras are a woman’s best friend and allows you to be confident in whatever you wear! Whether it is a strapless dress or a plunging top, push up bras can add volume, make your breasts look rounder and give you amazing cleavage! Choose from a variety of designs for push up bras to find the perfect one for yourself! Keep in mind sizing is very important as with any bra to have a flawless look! Browse the amanté collection for a range of push up bras perfect for you!
What Bra Should I Wear With A Backless Dress? 10 Options That Look Great With Low Backs
I love backless dresses. They’re so beautiful and a great way to make a statement at a party. But what do you wear underneath one? I went searching for bras to wear with a backless dress because I usually prefer to wear a bra with those looks.
While there are plenty of people who would rather go braless, for many, it might be uncomfortable to do so. So, what are the options? You can find bras in all different shapes and styles: There are ones that are completely backless and stick-on, and there are convertible bras that you can add a strap to, in order to make it fall lower on your back. You can try using clear straps if you want a bit more support, or you can find bras that have loop straps (straps that only go around your arms).
There are seriously so many great options out there, but most of them do offer some sort of support and comfort for those times that you want to rock your favorite low-cut dress. So the next time you’re contemplating whether or not you should take the plunge and buy the backless dress that you’ve been eyeing, remember that there a ton of bras that will work for you.
1. A Backless Bra That Actually Has Straps
This super lightweight bra is perfect for your favorite backless dress. The best part about it though is that there are actually straps on this bra. They do come up pretty high under your arms, but the bra won’t keep falling down throughout the night like some backless options do. It comes in nude and black, depending on what you need.
2. A Convertible Bra That Can Be Backless
If you’re afraid you’re only ever going to wear your new backless bra one time, you can always purchase a convertible bra instead. This one converts to a halter, criss-cross, and low back. It’s seamless and has push-up cups and adjustable straps, so it’ll be comfortable throughout the night. One user said, “I love the versatility of the straps…and how the bra doesn’t show at all where it connects in the back!”
3. A Comfortable And Supportive Backless Option
When you have larger breasts, it can be frustrating trying to find any kind of backless bra. But, you can find a strapless, backless, sticky bra for fuller boobs that will actually stay on throughout the night. Plus, it comes with optional clear straps if you want a little extra support.
4. A Backless Bra Ideal For A High Neck Dress
If you love high necklines and low backs, this bra is an awesome choice for you. It’s a double layered bra, so you’ll be supported all night. It also comes with a detachable clear strap, and nude and clear adjustable shoulder straps. No need to worry about sweat making the bra less sticky, either — dry-wicking fabric will keep the piece in place.
5. Go Braless, Without Actually Going Braless
If you’re wearing something thin and want coverage that feels like it’s barely there, these reusable adhesive silicone cups are a great option. They do run small, though, so be sure size up. One user said, “Feels so natural and always looks smooth!”
6. A Plunge In The Front And Back
The great thing about this bra is that it works for both plunge dresses and backless ones. All you have to do is add on the low back converter. The straps are totally adjustable, and the bra can be transformed to several different styles. So, if you want to channel your inner pop star and rock both plunge and backless at once, go for it. You’ll feel supported and comfortable throughout the night.
7. Add Customized Lift & Support
Adhesive cups work really well if you want to rock a backless dress to your next party. These ones are great because they actually offer support, working with the natural shape of your chest. Depending on their placement, you can even add lift if you want, plus, all you have to do is hand wash the adhesive cups to wear them over and over again.
8. The Backless Bra You Want Without Sacrificing Support You Need
If you’re interested in maintaining a natural shape in your backless dress, then this bra is going to be a great option for you. Its molded cups are supportive and made with underwire, and the adhesive is only on the wings of the bra. One user even said she was able to dance the entire night without it falling off.
9. A Semi-Backless Option That Offers More Coverage
Some dresses are only semi-backless, and if that’s the case, you may not want to rock a bra that is completely backless. That’s why this corset is a great option instead. It’s full coverage and has an extra-low back. It has underwire, lightly-lined cups, and light boning. It’s also completely adjustable.
10. A Three-In-One Bra For Both Strapless, Backless, And Plunge Dresses
Support breasts with an underwire bra that can be worn with so many things. It has side boning for extra support and a removable strap for comfort, if you need it. One user said that the bra did a great job keeping everything in its place while she wore it.
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Backless Bras for Women
Hiding bra straps doesn’t have to be difficult. Women’s backless bras are an easy alternative to traditional bras. Perfect for any special occasion, backless bras are cleverly constructed and make it easy to remain discreetly modest in any revealing dress or shirt. They also offer incredible support and wardrobe versatility for a variety of clothing styles such as open back dresses, backless shirts, low cut dresses, and women’s halter tops. Featuring clever designs that provide extra support to your bust, backless bras offer security, comfort, and a stay-put fit.
Women’s Backless Bra Styles
Backless Balconette Bra
This style is essential for strapless gowns as it slims and shapes your figure.
Invisible Adhesive Backless Bra
Virtually invisible, this style consists of smooth, seamless cups with a silicone gel adhesive to perfectly fit your body.
With a 13-inch back-drop, this convertible bra is ideal for strapless, low-back dresses.
Low-back Bra Converter
This low-back design is created with straps that fit into the hook-and-eye closure in the back and wraps around to the front.
Other Types of Bras
Padded, lined or wire-free – everyone has a preference when it comes to comfort and support. Therefore, it’s important to understand your needs so that you can find the right bra that can accommodate those needs. With that being said, let’s take a look at various alternative bra styles to find what might work best for you.
Ideal for strapless clothing or uniquely cut necklines.
Provide firm support to minimize bust movement during physical activities and are typically worn with women’s workout clothes.
Low-cut design with minimal coverage for shaping and lifting.
A full-cup design for maximum coverage and support.
Create the appearance of cleavage and provide maximum lift.
Comfort doesn’t stop at women’s bras. Now’s the time to stock up on other staples like panties, slips, and shapewear. Kohl’s also offers the brands you love like Nike, Candie’s and Simply Vera Vera Wang. We feature all the sizes and fits you need, and when you’re looking for a specific style, know that you can find lace bras and various other options.
Caring for Your Backless Bras
After taking such concerted steps to find your ideal bra size and style, you don’t want to destroy it by not properly caring for it. After all, your bra is an essential element of your everyday ensemble. Besides good quality design, the secret to a long-lasting bra is how you take care of it. Prolong the life of your bras by following these simple tips:
- When possible, hand wash your bras, especially those that contain an underwire.
- If you prefer to use a washing machine, select the delicate cycle and use a mild detergent and cold water.
- Air dry your bras after washing them when possible.
- After drying them, store your bras by standing them upright rather than rolling up your bras or shoving them into a drawer.
Women’s Backless Bras from Kohl’s
When it comes to bras, it’s important to find the right style for maximum comfort and function. We know that the right support adds up, so when you’re ready to feel the difference of a perfectly fitting bra, check out our bra fit guide for tips on finding the right fit and perfect style. At Kohl’s, you know that you can find all the apparel options necessary to suit your individual style. Be sure to also shop our full line of apparel for the family, and add an extra touch of style to everyone’s wardrobe!
Find all your intimate apparel at Kohl’s, and get ready to look and feel your best!
NOT THE FIRST, BUT THE BEST BACKLESS BRA
InvisiBra is the strapless backless bra that will make you look and feel like a super star. It’s everything you want from a bra and more. It delivers lift, shape and support that’s comfortable and reassuring to wear. It’s got a powerful but skin friendly adhesive. Our backless bra stays on all day and night, even when you’re party hopping in Ibiza or L.A. So throw your hands up in the air and dance the night away, without worrying about your boobs, nipples or bra straps.
Beautiful lingerie can be a ray of sunshine on a dull and dreary day. That’s why we set out to fully harness the power of lingerie and offer lace backless bras. Practical underwear solutions shouldn’t have to be plain or boring. It can be exciting, exquisite and enticing too! So you can feel beautiful and proud in it when you strip off. If you’re in the mood for a matching lingerie setxc , our backless bra comes with matching undies.
We didn’t invent the backless bra. No, backless bras were already around when we came onto the scene. But what wasn’t around, were quality backless bras. What we found with existing backless bras were that they didn’t do a very good job at staying on. Which meant that they were stick on bras that didn’t stick! So we set out to reinvent the wheel, to make the best backless bra out there. We spent two years on product development and haven’t stopped investing on improving the product. To find out more about our journey, check out our story.
A BACKLESS BRA FOR EVERY BABE
Because babes and boobs come in different shapes and sizes, we offer 3 types of InvisiBra. Whichever style you go for, our backless bra takes care of all the fun outfits you can wear.
Lifting backless bra is best for those with bigger boobs or those looking for a natural shape. The cups are light weight with slight padding, giving you the most lift. Our backless push up bras give you a boost and extra volume for that va va voom look. The cups are heavily padded at the base to push your boobs up, giving you a more rounded shape. A nude backless bra is perfect to wear under delicate fabrics. Choose between 3 colours to match your skin tone. A plunge backless bra gives you support in that cut to the waist neckline. If you’re wearing a backless bra for a wedding dress or special event, why not get a matching set? A lace bra and matching undies never fails to make us feel like we’ve got super powers.
Whatever style you go for, don’t forget to check out our sizing advice. Because Babe, if you want to get the most out of your InvisiBra, you got to wear the right size. That said, sizing isn’t complicated, just remember this rule: Go small not big. The smaller the cup, the better the lift. Now, let me take you to browse my goodies!
Sticky bras are basically a necessary evil: painful to take off, not friendly to sensitive skin, and sometimes make your ’fit look worse than if you just went braless. That said, if you want to wear stuff with cool necklines but don’t want your nips to pop out or your chest to feel totally unsupported in thin or semi-sheer fabric, things your boobs have to get sticky. Wardrobe malfunctions are le worst, which means we’re forever in search of the perfect sticky bra.
With so many options out there—and such varied results depending on boob size—12 Cosmo staffers sacrificed their nips at the adhesive altar of the highest-rated stickies on Amazon and Nordstrom so you don’t have to. Scroll on to find out what they thought.
A note on our review process and parameters:
Cosmo employees self-identified their chest sizes (small = A and B cups; medium = B, C, and smaller D cups; and large = larger D cups and higher). Then they each tried on around four sticky bras, wearing them for a full night’s or day’s worth of activities unless they were too complicated to figure out, caused skin irritation, or fell off. If styles were re-wearable, they’d do a day-two retest on the power of the adhesive.
All the Sticky Bras
The Ultimate Nipple Covers
The Ultimate NippleCovers NIPPIES amazon.com $25.00
You’ve probably tried nipple covers before, but these ones are backed by more than 2,000 stellar reviews on Amazon and have a smooth, silicone feel. They come in three different matte skin tones in a finish that doesn’t reflect light (unlike the fabric petals you often see out there), so you don’t have to worry about the flash from that group dinner pic accidentally highlighting your choice of ~underthing~.
Because they’re basically pasties, you can pretty much wear them with any type of complicated outfit, from totally sheer styles to strapless, low-cut, and backless ones. See what our reviewers had to say below!
“These are my favorite little guys ever. I wore them under a bodysuit to get a haircut (where the AC was BROKEN!) and then to a friend’s place for drinks, and thennnnn to karaoke. These lasted the entire 80+-degree day, from 1 pm, to 1 am and they didn’t even need to be pressed back on. I basically forgot I was wearing them. I have A cups, so the smallest size almost covered my entire boob, which was actually really nice because it rounded them out. These are definitely my new go-tos for any dress or top with a deep V. I’ve worn them at least three times (without washing them because I’m a monster) and they still stick.” —Ashley, 32AA
“These were totally lovely nipple covers that feel like actual fabric. They come super highly-rated on Amazon (79 percent five-star reviews!). I wore them with a maxi dress that has built-in underwire and was super pumped about the look (support from boning + nipple covers = A+). I could barely feel ’em at the end of the night, and they came right off without leaving my chest red or irritated. If you’re not looking for support and you just want to cover your nipples, this is definitely the way to go.” —Jessica, 34D
“These were my favorite of all the sticky bras I tried. I really like that they came in two sizes in case you wanted more or less coverage on any given day. I like to wear these under tops I would normally not wear a bra with, to avoid a nip-slip. When I’ve tried other nip covers, they’ve folded or fallen off, but I didn’t have any problems with these. I’d definitely buy these again because they’re reliable and affordable (especially given how many wears you get per pair)! —Shannon, 36D
Bunny-Shaped Push-Up Pasties
Bunny-Shaped Push-Up Pasties MIMEIMIAI amazon.com
Awww, aren’t these sweet? Guessing these lil rabbit-shaped guys have blessed your Instagram feed with their adorable design and their promise of gravity-defying “ear” tabs. In case you’re like, Huh, but why? here’s the thought behind ’em: Stick the circle portion on your nipple and use the ears to lift your boob a little, then stick them flat, closer to your collarbone.
Because their lift process requires sticking so close to the clavicle, they’re not great for strapless pieces. Instead, use them with deep-V designs or something backless with plenty of coverage in the front. Bonus: If you don’t need the sag prevention, you could theoretically cut off the upper tabs and just wear them as nipple covers.
“These were confusing and I didn’t know at first if the ‘bunny ears’ were supposed to go to the side, or up. Eventually I figured out they were supposed to go upwards, to lift the chest a bit. I guess I like where the idea of these are going, but this particular version seems to have some design flaws. It is not sticky along the edge, so it shows the silhouette of the thing through your shirt, and it comes up along the seam throughout the day. I wore this out with a blazer and no shirt and I’d say that’s the only combo I’d ever try it with because you’d want a thicker material to hide the shape.” —Katie, 34B
“I did not like the texture on these. They didn’t stick well on my boobs and I didn’t trust them enough to actually leave the house with them on. I felt if I lifted my arms up over my head, they would fall off. Didn’t wear!” —Taylor, 36B
“I attempted to wear these to work, but they were like oversized pasties that did not form to boob shape. The edges all the way around did not lay flat. I only wore them for about two minutes. As soon as I started putting the second one on, the elongated strip up near my collarbone on the first one started peeling off. The stick didn’t have enough stick. Thumbs down for me.” —Kara, 34D
Invisible Breast-Lifting Silicone Pasties
Invisible Breast-Lifting Silicone Pasties MIILYE amazon.com $27.99 $14.88 (47% off)
Like the bunnies above, these also cover nips and lift the breasts—and they do it a bit better, according to Cosmo staffers. They reported that these teardrop-esque adhesives really helped give them a nice shape in plunging styles, like blazers worn without tops underneath.
They’re relatively see-through, but calling them ~invisible~ is a stretch for anyone with a darker skin tone, for whom these would absolutely show up as lighter than the rest of the chest. Last thing: These also only come in one size fits all, so if you have significant cups, these may not work as well.
“These are nice! I like that the upward tabs give me a little extra lift. The one downside is that it doesn’t really work with strapless necklines, because the top tabs would show, but it stayed in place for hours. I re-wore it a couple times and it was easy to wash and maintained its stickiness nicely.” —Katie, 34B
“This puppy is a one-size-fits-all situation, which isn’t necessarily amazing if you’ve got a full C or larger cups (ahem, hi). Sure, it was sorta comfy (as in, I wore it with a linen dress and after an hour, didn’t think much about it), but lift, it did not. If you’re naturally perky this would be an ideal option, but if you’re looking for a lot of lift, not sure about these guys.” —Jessica, 34D
“This was the first sticky bra I tested out and I am OBSESSED with it. I’ve never actually successfully worn a sticky bra before (I have tried plenty) and I wore this out to a party and it stayed on all night, even though it was a million degrees outside. It fit really well and comfortably, and didn’t make my boobs feel even heavier. It stayed VERY sticky. Like, to the point that I didn’t even know how to store it because it just sticks to everything immediately. Still stayed sticky after a wash, too! Gonna wear this forevs.” —Hannah, 32DDD
Adhesive Silicone Petal Breast Lifts
Adhesive Silicone Petal Breast Lifts MITALOO amazon.com $12.99
Why are so many sticky bras petal-shaped? Ain’t nothing natural about flower-outlined nipples, but I digress. This design has been reviewed by more than 300 Amazon users and has a solid 4-star rating. They have a definite pink color to them, so don’t expect that to blend in with the rest of the skin on your mammaries.
These work well with anything that isn’t sheer or strapless, due to that blush shade and tab situation. So, stick with backless pieces and low-cut necklines for this one unless you want to cut off the tabs.
“These were my favorite! I liked the clear top that could be cut off depending on your neckline. These had great coverage and stayed in place all day long. They were also easy to wash and rewear.” —Katie, 34B
“This one was good, gave a great shape to my boobs and I felt free, almost like I wasn’t wearing anything! After a couple of hours though, it did start to feel like it was peeling off on the bottom, which made me keep touching my boobs hoping they’d re-stick. I washed and tried again the next day and the glue seemed just as sticky, but I decided not to wear them because I didn’t want to be touching my boobs all day long. I’d say these are great for a special event where you’d only be wearing them for a few hours.” —Liesl, 32C
“I did not wear these out of the house. They’re pretty thick and just made it look like I had insane, floral nipples. Maybe if I wore them with a thicker top or something padded it would make more sense, but…I will never unsee how weird my nipples looked through the dress I tried to wear these with.” —Hannah, 32DDD
Silicone Breast-Lift Pasties With Clasp
Silicone Breast-Lift Pasties With Clasp Deceny CB amazon.com $15.99
Alrighty. You want cleave and lift? These triangular pasties with another clear tab claim they can do it for you. Stick the nip-cover part onto your areolae, then lift your breasts using the tabs, like the ones above. Once they’re symmetrical and in place, you’ll hook a secondary clasp thing to each separate adhesive cup in the center. Sound complicated? It kinda is! A few Cosmo editors had trouble sorting this one out.
Worn with the clasp and tabs, this is better for a plunging—but not too plunging—top or dress or something with a low back. The clasp part comes separately, so you don’t have to take your girls to Cleave Town if you don’t want to or if you were hoping to wear something more down-to-there. When we first picked this style to review, it had a solid 4 stars, but after our trial period, that number’s gone down to 3.3 out of 5 stars. That’s pretty much where our editors landed too.
“Immediately, this bra was a little confusing, as it came with some hooks that I wasn’t entirely sure what to do with. Instead, I just wore it nipple-pasty style under a fairly loose, but low-cut romper. the night in question was a show I was performing in, which meant a fifteen minute walk with heavy equipment and then a performance under hot lights. I began sweating and felt the bra coming loose. It did technically stay on all night, but I didn’t feel particularly supported or comfortable. After washing, the glue’s integrity was a little worn down, but I wouldn’t have worn it again anyway.” —Natasha, 34B
“Oh, man. This bra…is not a bra. It is a puzzle. One I thought I solved, only to learn halfway through wearing it that I deeply, deeply did not. Let me explain: I brought this to the beach, where I intended to wear it with a backless cotton sundress, but when I pulled it out of the packaging and tried to put it on, I couldn’t. It comes with no instructions, a removable clasp that connects the cups, and two freaky flappy plastic tabs that can either go…up? Down? Out to the side? A mystery. It seemed like the flaps were intended to go up, but when I wore them that way you could visibly see thick random plastic that looked like huge clear band-aids. I adjusted the flaps to then stick around my sides, which was uncomfortable, but with the clasped cups, my cleavage was gorge. All was fine for about two hours, until midway through a rowdy dinner I heard a pop, looked down and saw the clasp had pulled apart, taking the adhesive hook from one cup with it. So..it broke. When I later looked at the listing online, I learned the flaps were indeed intended to go up, so you can really only wear with halter, or deep V situation. Hard pass for me.” —Jessica, 34D
“Okay, trying on this bra made me feel like there’s a conspiracy that sticky bras just aren’t for me. IDK what about my boobs makes them so not about adhesive designs. I was fully committed to wearing this bra out to dinner and a party one night because I was going to wear a strapless dress that had a deep V neckline, but the tabs you’re supposed to use on this bra were literally so freaking long, I didn’t see how you could wear it with anything but a crew-neck T-shirt. I’m not even exaggerating when I say the strips went up to my collarbone. Plus, while I was getting ready, I think the humidity or maybe my body temp or something caused it to peel off—I would have been pissed if that had happened when I was already outside the house.” —Shannon, 36D
Wing-Shaped Push-Up Strapless Self-Adhesive Plunge Bra
Wing-Shaped Push-Up Strapless Self-Adhesive Plunge Bra MITALOO amazon.com $16.99
Um, 752 customers on Amazon have reviewed this bra, and 78 percent of them gave it 5 stars. With ratings like that, it was easy to get excited about this wing-shaped adhesive bra. That goes on semi-vertical. And then clasps together to create cleavage.
With no crazy tabs sticking up toward the collarbone, this bra can easily be worn with most necklines, including sweethearts, strapless, backless, and some plunges (not too deep, though, or you’ll see the closure in the center).
“As a small-chested gal, I was immediately drawn to this bra because of its push-up claims—even if I was highly skeptical. The instructions were a touch unclear, as there was a ‘pull’ step that I’m not entirely sure I nailed. Basically, I just stuck on the cup to each boob and then clipped it together at the front. I was shocked by the results: Finally I had a perfect line of cleavage! I wore the bra under a summer dress for work, and if anything, felt my breasts might be a tad showy for the occasion. Admittedly, the bra isn’t the most comfortable, as it did feel a little like i was physically holding my boobs together. Still, it held up all day and I decided these breasts couldn’t possibly be contained to the night of Netflix I had in store, so I hit up a bar. I ended up re-wearing the bra on another occasion and found the quality to be same. This is definitely the best bra I’ve used for creating cleavage, non-stick or otherwise.” —Natasha, 34B
“This bra did a great job of creating cleavage and covering nipples, which is great, but I did feel as if the edges of it puckered a bit more than I wanted it to and if you wore it under a thinner fabric, that would show. It lasted the whole night, but did start coming up at the edge after a bit of sweating. I think other bras are better.” —Rachel, 36B
“I liked this one! For not having very long strips at the top, I really felt like these lifted me up and held me in place pretty well. They laid flat against my chest and had a nice cup shape to them. I only have one complaint: Because the nipple covering was already placed inside the cups, you didn’t have much choice of where you put them, which is both good and bad. I may have needed a larger size—I couldn’t get them to clasp together with that placement. I ended up just wearing them to dinner unclasped and still liked them! They lasted the whole dinner long. In the future, I’ll probably use my own nipple cover and move them over, or just cut off the clasp and wear as is.” —Kara, 34D
Seamless Circular NuBra With Center Clasp
Seamless Circular NuBra With Center Clasp NORDSTROM LINGERIE nordstrom.com $60.00
Similar in shape and vibe to the winged contraption above, this minimal sticky bra has a rounded shape and center closure that is supposed to create that cleave. Cosmo staffers enjoyed that this one didn’t have any gimmicks, like laces or tabs, to it—it was easy to slap it on and it stayed right where they put it all day long.
It works well for strapless, slight plunge, and backless designs, but I wouldn’t go full J.Lo’s green dress with this on. One reviewer noted she may have needed a larger-than-usual size, so keep that in mind.
“The Nubra is different from your standard nipple-cover adhesive in that it promises to boost your cleavage. You’re given two individual cups with clasps in the center and once you apply them to your breasts, you pull the two cups together towards each other and fasten the clasps to create ~boob shape~. This cleavage-enhancing bra was not as sticky as others, but this was fine by me (at first) since it took me a few tries to get the cups well-aligned. After they were set on my chest, the cups didn’t feel very secure even though they fit my breasts well. I was at work and didn’t want to suffer a wardrobe malfunction, so I checked on them periodically to make sure everything was kosher. About eight hours into wearing the bra, I entered a scenario I didn’t anticipate: my nips started to itch like hell during a meeting. Inconspicuously patting them or rubbing them with my forearm did NOT help. I was trapped and there was nothing to do but pray. When that subsided, the Nubra clung to the chest for the rest of the day and they weren’t too painful to remove. I wore them a second time after I gently washed and dried them and they grew on me. I experimented with a little more cleavage, and it totally worked. This bra was def my sleeper favorite.” —Mia, 34A
“These were…interesting. Easy to put on, but the cup size didn’t seem to fit me correctly, and for this reason, I didn’t wear them for long. They went out to dinner and drinks with my girlfriends on a Saturday night and the adhesive stuck to my chest and stomach well. The bra kind of protruded outward, so it probably wouldn’t work for anything skin tight. When I washed and tested again, the adhesive lasted a long time.” —Taylor, 36B
“This bra combined everything I want in a sticky bra. No gimmicky ties and no crazy long tabs that make me want to cover up with a turtleneck. I like how this one had full coverage cups and managed to stay on throughout the day while I wore a regular tank. This is an old faithful.” —Shannon, 36D
Push-Up Combo Wing Bra With Underwire
Push-Up Combo Wing Bra With Underwire Maidenform amazon.com
Okay—this bra is really different from the other options in this list so far. The front of the bra has no adhesiveness, because the stick is all in the clear side tabs. You can also swap out these tabs for clear straps if you’d rather!
Because the tabs on the side can reach pretty far back to counterbalance the nonsticky action in the front, this bra isn’t great for backless styles but works well for strapless pieces, spaghetti straps, and slightly low-cut necklines.
“I liked this one, but it takes some getting used to after the other all-over-sticky bras that I tried, because it is only adhesive on the sides. For this reason, I kept feeling like it was falling off, but it actually wasn’t! I didn’t love that feeling, so I think I’ll stick with the other types of bras out there.” —Katie, 34B
“I went to work in this one wearing a backless summer dress that I’d typically wear without a bra so I could take it off in case it didn’t work. Glad I did this because it fell off on my walk to the job! Probably important to mention I have a 20 minute commute. When I got to the office, I took it off and didn’t know where to put it so I stuck it to the underside of my desk. It did stay there all day, but I probably would only wear this one with the clear straps it also comes with, not with the adhesive sides.” —Liesl, 32C
“Although the sticky sides of this held in place throughout an entire lunch out with friends, it didn’t do a whole lot of supporting. Part of it may have been me not putting the side straps up quite high enough? Regardless, though, the top part of this bra tips away from the body and therefore doesn’t do much in terms of support. This also makes the top edge poke in a line through my shirt. I initially liked that this bra didn’t have sticky cups, but it didn’t help in the end.”—Kara, 34D
Push-Up Strapless Sticky Plunge Bra
Push-Up Strapless Sticky Plunge Bra MITALOO amazon.com $20.99
This bra is similar in theory to the one above, but it is sticky All. Over. Including inside the cups and all along the sides. It’s padded, so it gives your chest some real oomph, and it has a dramatic plunge, so it works with more low-cut styles than other cleavage-boosting options do.
The side tabs mean it’s not great for anything low-backed or backless, but any other complicated neckline situation should work well! Just so you know: This worked well for medium- and small-chested reviewers, but D cups and above were like, “Nah.”
“I wore this to work under a silk V-neck cami and then to a post-work event—it lasted at least 10 hours, but I had to squish it back to my chest as it became loose all day long. I liked that this had round-shaped cups so that I didn’t look too flat-chested. The clear tabs on the sides reached around too far on my back for me to wear this with something backless. For the amount of work it took to keep on, I’d rather just wear nipple covers than this with a deep V top.” —Ashley, 32AA
“I biked to work in this bra on an 80-degree day. I had a lot of physical work to do that day, carrying things and moving a lot and this bra never moved or made me feel like it was going to fall. It has become my favorite sticky bra ever. I even rode my bike back home from work that day and when the moment came to take it off, I really had to pull! I washed it with a little soap and left it hanging, per it’s reuse instructions and wore it two days later. I had the same experience as the first time—it never moved or felt like it was unsticking. I thought it had a great shape, was comfortable, and was the perfect size.” —Liesl, 32C
“I fooled around with this bra for, like, 15 minutes before I decided to just change my outfit. I would literally rather try to figure out health insurance than learn how to stick this thing to my body in a way that makes sense for my boobs. Pass.” —Hannah, 32DDD
Fantasy Strapless, Backless Drawstring Push-Up
Fantasy Strapless, Backless Drawstring Push-Up Rose LeMarc amazon.com $24.99 $14.99 (40% off)
You’ve absolutely seen a version of this bra as an ad on social media. You know the one, where the girl has it on, then smoothly zips the lacing together to boost her cleavage, puts on her top, and goes out the door? Anyway, this particular design comes with silicone cups in three different skin tones and a drawstring lace-up center detail.
It works with most strapless and backless designs but isn’t great for anything super plunge-y. Quick bottom line: This guy isn’t as efficient and nice as it seems on the ’gram. The silicone in it is heavy and can weigh your boobs down and give them a shape you’re less than happy with.
“I got major Renaissance torture-chamber vibes from the string down the center of this bra. It took me five days to get the courage to try it on. When I finally did, I realized it was a clunkier approach to the cleavage-enhancing front clasp adhesive styles. The cups are bigger and heavier than other sticky bras and you can see the center string under any tight or slightly sheer fabric. It did stay on during the particularly hot and sweaty weather, but the removal process was more painful than all the other bras I tried. It remained hella sticky during my second wear too, but given the choice between this and a regular strapless bra, I’d go with a strapless bra.” —Mia, 34A
“I used to have a bra like this and I loved it but it was lighter than this one. This one was heavy and made my boobs look like they were hanging when I wore them under a shirt. I decided not to wear it at all.”—Liesl, 32C
“I always see bras like this on Instagram and as someone with D cups but no cleavage, I have been curious if it actually works or not. Sadly it didn’t for me. No matter now many times I tried to reposition the cups and play around with different levels of tightness, nothing seemed to make my boobs look natural. The bra smashed my boobs down and pushed them unnaturally together. I tried to make it work so i could wear it out of the house, but I ended up wearing it around the house instead to test the stickiness and hold. It held up nicely for around four hours.” —Shannon, 36D
Honorable Mention Sticky Bras
The bras below didn’t make the final cut of our expansive photo shoot, but some reviewers really, really liked them—so we want you to know about them! Read all about our honorable mentions, below.
“This was my fave of everything I tried on. Instead of a cup, it’s just a big ole stretchy band-aid that you can cut and place however you like. These are better for backless or deep V styles, because they work best when they can go pretty high up on your collar to provide ample lift. I wore these for hours of sweaty dancing WITHOUT SLIPPAGE. I’m already planning on wearing them to a wedding I’m going to in the fall. Quick note: Boob Tape has the most painful removal of all the bras I tried, as well as a little leftover sticky residue, but it was worth it. My boobs have never felt both so supported and so free!” —Kara, 34D
CLEAR SILICONE BANDEAU
“HELLO cleavage! I have to admit I was skeptical of this style, which, at first, seemed like a big-ass bandage. When wrapped around my chest it puckered along the top ridge, but I wore it with a sorta low-cut off-the-shoulder top and it was super comfy while giving me the most cleavage of any bra I’ve aver worn. Period. It wasn’t the most comfortable thing (see adhesive bandage across my chest). but after about 30 minutes, I almost forgot it was there. It did sorta hurt to take this one off and I would say to not wear this one under a tight outfit or thin fabric, as the puckering would show through!” —Jessica, 34D
Nipple Cover Petals
“These are the nipple covers you see everywhere and they definitely work well, stay on all day and do the job of keeping the nips flat. That being said, if you have sensitive skin, I’ve found that I have a red petal design that lasts days after I take them off sometimes. These get the job done, but I do think the silicone Nippies are the better option if you’re willing to spend a little more—plus, they’re reusable!” —Rachel, 36B
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