If you are wearing a backless dress, low-cut or plunging neckline, taping your boobs is an easy way to keep them looking full and create a beautiful cleavage. Make sure your skin is clean and dry before applying the tape.
Start by cutting a 12-inch strip of medical tape. Apply the tape under your breast, starting from the bottom and moving upward.
1. Choose the Right Tape
Boob tape is all the rage right now thanks to the popularity of strapless and backless dresses. Many retailers now carry the product, including Amazon and Target, and a handful of niche brands are popping up on social media. When choosing the product to use, consider your dress and your skin type. For example, if your skin is very oily, it may prevent the tape from adhering properly.
Sena recommends using a medical or surgical tape that is hypoallergenic and free of perfume. It’s also important to ensure that the area is clean and free of any creams or sweat. This can cause the tape to not stick or fall off. It is best to apply the tape on dry skin to avoid any irritation.
The size of your breasts will determine how much tape you need. If your breasts are larger, you’ll need a longer strip to cover the width of your chest. For smaller cups, a shorter strip is sufficient. It’s also a good idea to test the tape before wearing your dress or top. Jump up and down, move your arms around, and look in the mirror to make sure the tape looks and feels comfortable.
If you’re wearing a strapless or backless dress, the tape can be placed horizontally under your breasts to create a bandeau look or vertically along your nipple line for extra support. You can even add additional strips to improve lift if needed.
2. Measure Your Breasts
Women with large breasts often struggle to wear strapless dresses without showing bra lines, but there is a solution – boob tape! This simple, effective, and discreet trick has been used by women for years to keep their boobs up while wearing plunging tops and dresses.
First, you’ll need to measure your bust size. To do this, remove your bra and wrap a tape measure around the fullest part of your chest, across your apex (where your breasts meet). Make sure that the measuring tape is snug but not tight. Then, write down this measurement – this is your band size.
Once you have your measurement, you’ll need to cut the appropriate amount of tape. A good rule of thumb is to cut a strip long enough to run from under your arm to just past your nipples. If you have large breasts, you may want to add a few extra strips going upwards as well.
Before applying the tape, be sure to wash and dry your skin completely. Moisture prevents the tape from sticking properly, so it’s important to remove all oils from the area that you plan on taping. You can use a cotton pad with rubbing alcohol to do this. It’s also a good idea to have a friend help you apply the tape so that they can check that it’s even and secure.
3. Apply the Tape
A strip of boob tape is a great way to create lift and cleavage for a strapless dress. To apply, start with clean and dry skin (boob tape won’t stick to damp or wet areas). If you have nipple covers or pasties on, put them on before taping. This will help keep your nipples covered and looking flattering, as well as making removal much easier.
Next, cut a 12-inch piece of tape that is slightly longer than the width of your chest. Wrap the tape around one side of your nipples, just under the armpit, and across to the other side. The goal is to lift the breasts and bring them together for a bandeau look. You may need to add more strips if your breasts are very large or you want more cleavage.
If you are wearing a low-cut dress, try applying vertical strips of boob tape on the outside of your chest to bring your bust in for a more defined shape. This is also a great option for a backless dress or top. Make sure you test the tape out before your night out, jumping up and down and moving your arms around to ensure it stays in place and is comfortable. You can even add more tape if you need it, although you may find it difficult to remove the old tape without oil or body cream.
4. Remove the Tape
Even if you’re a bra-lover, sometimes those just won’t cut it when you have to wear strapless dresses or a deep v-neck top. Boob tape is a great solution for those times, helping to support and enhance your bust in a way that bras simply can’t. But before you start taping your boobs, it’s important to take some precautions to ensure that the adhesive doesn’t damage your skin.
First, choose the right tape. Look for medical tape or other breathable, cotton-based tape that’s safe to use on the delicate skin of your chest. Next, cut a 12-inch strip of tape (or a bit longer if you want more lift and cleavage).
Start with one breast and wrap the tape around it, pulling tightly as you go. Keep in mind that this will create a pushup effect, so you might need to adjust the placement of the tape depending on the neckline of your dress or top. Be sure to also place a strip across the middle of your chest if you need extra support. And if your top or dress has thin straps, be sure to wrap a strip of tape from the base of each breast up to the shoulder (assuming you can’t see it from behind or under your arms).
Finally, before you head out for your night on the town, make sure to soak the tape in oil. Baby oil, olive oil, or coconut oil will all work — just make sure to soak it in so that it’s completely dissolved by the time you’re ready to pull off the tape.