Adhesive bras, or sticky bras as they have come to be known, have grown substantially in popularity. Celebrities, in particular, tout them as the best thing to happen to women’s fashion since the corset went out of style. But do they work?
Well, as women we know that the perfect bra is the one that stays on and offers unmatched support. Everything else, including how it stays on, is irrelevant.
Yet, the very thought of a bra that you just stick on – no underwire, and no straps that you have to keep adjusting – was so tempting that I just had to try a few. The following are the 10 best adhesive bras I think you should try – and why.
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Niidor Adhesive Bra
Women with larger breasts typically have issues with sticky bras. If you are a C cup and above, it is challenging to find a regular bra that offers the support and comfort you need.
Alas, when you want to wear that cute little top or that strapless gown and going braless isn’t an option, you need a sticky bra that actually works.
This is one of the biggest advantages that Niidor Adhesive bra has over most other brands. It works, staying on whether you are a tiny A-cup or an extra-large double D. The thin silicone covers ensure that the bra will not be visible even under clingy clothes, and the nipple cover keeps your nipple from standing out.
The silicone material used to make the bra is also quite safe, meaning that even though the bra is quite sticky, it will not irritate the skin at all. The smooth surface also makes the bra easy to clean and durable.
A problem that many women – including myself, I will admit it – experience with strapless bras is stickiness. Or, rather, a lack thereof.
That may sound kind of weird. You obviously expect a bra that’s advertised as “sticky” to actually … well, stick. Alas, sometimes stickiness starts out perfectly, but the bra doesn’t stay in place all day. Believe me, if you thought constantly readjusting your bra straps was bad, you should try constantly readjusting your sticky bra.
Yet, there are some like the Mitaloo Push up Strapless that have found a way to fix this “stickiness” issue once and for all. This bra’s staying on power of this bra is near perfect, even for D-cup breasts. It also doesn’t hurt that it is thin enough to remain under your clothes like you expect undergarments too.
NuBra Feather-Lite Super Padded
Women with small breasts have been buying padded bras since forever. The appeal of the sticky padded bra to the size AA woman cannot be overstated. The Nu-Bra Feather-LITE super padded bra caters to this demographic better than most.
This garment maintains the thin lining that is associated with stick on bras, to give you the freedom you seek when you choose a sticky bra. It remains padded too, for that all-important aesthetic impact. Alas, while this particular bra is almost perfect for women with small boobs, the sticky aspect may let you down.
Other bras of this ilk have been known to stay on for longer, and this one tends to lose its adhesive much faster. This means this may not be the ideal choice when you need a bra that will stay on all day.
Almost every woman who tries the adhesive bra for the first time will have uttered the famous words, “I tried to get it to stick, but I just couldn’t”.
While this may be explained as just the first-time use jitters that you’ll experience with just about anything you try, no woman wants to go through this every time she tries to wear a bra. It should be a no brainer. And that can only happen when the bra you choose is easy to put on.
The Aisprts Strapless Bra is designed to make the wearing of a sticky bra much easier, regardless of the firmness breasts of your breasts. It will stick and stay on for any bra size and its thin silicone material will remain hidden even with the thinnest of clothing. It will also stay on for longer than most other similar bras.
Aomh Invisible Adhesive Bra
One of the main reasons why strapless and the later adhesive bras became so popular is because they allow any woman, A-Cup or D-Cup, to comfortably pull off that thin, strapless or backless dress.
To do this, a bra must stay on and not need constant adjusting. Therefore, if it is a sticky bra, it needs to have a strong adhesive to hold it in place for as long as you’ll be in that dress. At this point, support isn’t as important as keeping the girls in place.
The Aomh Invisible Adhesive Bra meets this stay-in-place requirement perfectly. So, while it is easy to put on and will hold for as long as you need it to, it may not be the ideal choice when you’re looking for support.
As such, I’ve found that this bra may not be ideal for C-cups and above. Such women will need support, more than anything from, a bra. If you need it for just a few hours though, it is great –particularly for backless dresses.
Superking Sticky Bra
Have you ever had someone tell you that you’re wearing the wrong sized bra? This reminds me of an episode of Sex and the City.
Miranda’s mom died, and she was at a local store buying the perfect black bra for the black dress she would wear to the funeral. The lady at the store took one look at Miranda and told her she’d been wearing the wrong sized bra all her life.
Just like Miranda did, we’ve all wondered what it would be like to never worry about the “right-size” bra. With the Superking Sticky bra, you don’t have to.
Let me be clear – this is not a bra, as much as it is a nipple cover. It’s perfect for strapless and backless dresses. Yet, while it is easy to put on, stays on and can be reused.
The one thing that really stands out for me is that it is really a one-size fits all solution. It is unclear as to whether D-cups are included in the equation. Anyone from AA to a C can benefit from this one, though.
Alupper Adhesive Bra
I bet you were wondering when we would get to the sports bra. Well, since I know what it’s like to try and keep the girls under control on a run, this review would be incomplete without the perfect strapless sports bra.
The main aim of any sports bra is to offer support while giving you the freedom to move as vigorously as you want. Larger breasted women understand finding the perfect balance between freedom and movement better than anyone.
This is why I was pleasantly surprised to find a bra that fits perfectly and looks smooth under fitted clothes. It’s perfect for the gym.
But the Alupper is not just a sports bra. Since it is designed to disappear under your clothes, I daresay that it is the ideal bra for strapless dresses – particularly if you are a C-cup and above. It also doesn’t hurt that it is bras sticks on and stays on.
Over the shoulder dresses and strapless dresses can make any woman look and feel like a million bucks.
When movie stars pull off a plunging neckline in a perfect backless look, there is a lot going on behind the dress. To be precise, there is a high-quality strapless bra working very hard to hold the dress together.
Now we all can’t have access to the stylists charged with making sure our look doesn’t fall apart. But bras like the Kingoudoor Strapless Backless Bracan make you look and feel like a star.
This bra offers the perfect hold, which is a huge relief. Just be aware, it might not give you the lift and cleavage to pull off a strapless dress if you are on the lower side of the size spectrum.
Wingslove Adhesive Bra
You’d have to be a smaller size to understand why pushup bras were even invented. There are times when a woman just wants to feel, well, more womanly.
Nothing does that like cleavage. The pushup bra is the one thing that can make a double AA feel like a B or C. The pushup adhesive bra takes it further, providing the benefits of a pushup without the straps. It’s perfect for strapless and backless dresses
The Wingslove Adhesive bra seems to be designed for women with smaller breasts. If you’re an A-Cup or a B-Cup, this is the perfect solution for you. But despite the advertising, I would stay away from it if you’re a C or D cup.
Bristol 6 Nippies Nipple Covers
Do you ever want to go braless? Going braless is perhaps the ultimate freedom. If you are like me, you probably don’t like it when your nipples stick out.
This is why nipple covers were invented. They work best when they don’t constrict the breast and only do what they were meant to do; cover the nipple.
One of the things I love about the Bristol 6 Nippies, other than the fact that it covers the nipple perfectly, is the color. You can buy a color that matches your skin perfectly. Just be ready to try a few times before getting the color just right.
Do adhesive bras really work?
The simple answer is yes. But I feel like I should warn you that you may have to buy a few before you find one that will stick and stay on.
How do you put on an adhesive bra?
It depends on the type of adhesive bra, and sometimes even the brand. Most will come with detailed instructions. One thing they all have in common is that you need to wash your skin before putting on the bra.
Can you wear adhesive bras in water?
In most cases, no. Not even if the advertisement says that you can. Water will often damage the adhesive, causing it to lose its hold on the skin.
Can you reuse stick on bras?
Yes. But there is a caveat. You have to rinse the bra with water as soon as you take it off. If you leave it out to dry overnight, the adhesive should be good as new and reusable. How long you can reuse the bra will depend on the brand.
How do you keep your stick on bra from sweating?
The best way to keep the bra from sweating is to avoid using moisturizers and creams on your skin before putting on the bra. Keeping the skin clean and dry can also help.
How long can you wear an adhesive bra?
The average recommended time to wear an adhesive bra is 6-8 hours. Any longer than 8 hours and you could be dealing with skin irritation and rashes.
Are self-adhesive bras safe?
This, again, depends on the brand. Most are made from silicone material that should be safe unless you’re allergic to silicone.
Are stick on bras comfortable?
The general rule of comfort when it comes to bras applies even for stick on bras; always buy the right size and you’ll be comfortable.
I hope this guide has been as helpful you as possible. Buying a bra, much less a stick-on bra, can be a very difficult yet private affair. It is my hope that you will be able to use the information in this guide to inform your choice of a stick-on bra.