What is a Stick-On Bra?
A stick-on bra has no band or straps. It sticks to your breasts using an adhesive on the inside of the cups.
This style is often worn with backless dresses and other garments for which you want to support.
If your outfit doesn’t work with a different bra style, this style might be right for you.
Pros and Cons of a Stick on Bra
|Can be worn with most outfits||Adhesive may not last more than 8 hours|
|Practically invisible under most fabrics||Harder to find styles for women with large busts|
|Might cause skin irritation|
How Does a Stick on Bra Work?
1. Apply each cup separately
Stick-on bras are easiest to put on one cup at a time.
Then you can adjust for your desired fit, and the bra is more likely to stay put as long as you need it.
2. Position your breasts
When you’ve figured out the adhesive, adjust each cup, so it has your desired lift and support.
At first, you might need to adjust a few times before you get it right.
3. Clip the cups together
When you have adjusted both cups, clip them together, and you’re ready to go.
4. Wash your bra
Maximize your bra’s shelf life by washing it after each wear.
Then make sure you store it in its case. Most stick-on bras come with a special case you can use to keep them clean and dust-free.
Styles of Stick on Bra
There are different styles available based on your preference.
You might want a smooth one for dresses with thinner fabrics. Or you could choose a lace style for a sexy touch for any outfit.
- Nipple covers: Made for the smallest of tops. These silicone covers are great for anyone who wants to rock a backless shirt with a bit of modesty. This style offers no support, so don’t use it if you wish to lift your bust.
- Silicone lifters: Silicone lifters are completely adhesive. Since the whole cup is made of silicone, it will stick to your skin and stay in place for hours.
- Push-Up: Many stick-on push-up bras only have adhesive lining the cups and not all over. This style is suitable for giving your breasts a lift which can enhance your silhouette under strapless dresses.
Frequently Asked Questions
1. Can I wear a stick-on bra every day?
This type of bra is not made for daily use. The silicone models can irritate the skin, and you need to wash your bra each time you wear it.
2. How many times can I wear this bra?
Since the adhesive will eventually wear out, stick-on bras have a shorter shelf life than their traditional counterparts.
Depending on how you care for your bra, it could last through 25 wears all the way up to 100.
3. Do sticky bras stay on?
Technology has vastly improved since the first stick-on bras. Current styles are supportive and long-lasting.
4. How do I wash it?
Don’t put your stick-on bra in the washing machine—instead, hand washes in slightly warm water with gentle soap. Then air dries it. Do not soak it. Just wash, rinse, and air dry.
Tips for Your Stick on Bra
With traditional bra styles, you can usually try them before you buy.
While the store might offer samples of a stick-on bra, you might feel weird trying it.
- Know your size: Each manufacturer has a different sizing guide, but your cup size should generally match that of your regular bra. Some sizes might be a cup size larger. Ask the salesperson to recommend a size.
- Consider your outfit: If you are wearing a backless dress with a plunging neckline, consider a stick-on bra that also plunges. The styles that clip in the front might still be visible.
- Moisturize: Before applying your stick on bra, put on lotion or moisturizer to keep your skin from getting irritated. If your skin is affected every time you wear your bra, try one without silicone.
Just because you’re wearing a backless style doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice support. A stick-on bra will help you look your best in every backless outfit.