Wedding and bridesmaid dresses are often some of the most special pieces to wear, but their intricate necklines, open backs and lace details can make the task of finding suitable undergarments feel like mission impossible. These days, more and more brands are meeting the demand by creating brilliantly innovative adhesive bras and nipple covers, with styles to fit all needs and preferences. These clever backless bras can provide coverage under your dress, but can also support, lift, and enhance your bust.
While it depends on the specific brand and style, most of these adhesive bras and nipple covers will keep you covered well throughout the wedding ceremony and reception. “In general, these bras are designed to last for 100+wears and can be worn for extended periods of time,” says Sapna Palep, CEO of lingerie site Journelle.
However, adhesive bras and nipple covers aren’t always the easiest products to use, so it's important to find the right ones. To help, we researched products made from quality materials that don’t irritate your skin or accidentally fall off. We also made sure to feature a wide range of sizes and shades, including reusable options suited for different dress styles. The bras will see you through the ceremony and reception with ease—without slipping, itching, or otherwise getting in the way.
Read on for the best adhesive bras and nipple covers.
Gotoly 2 Pack Strapless Bra
These adhesive bras may be affordable, but they don’t compromise on performance: They’re thin enough to not to show through your dress and the drawstrings mean you can get as little or as much lift as you like. Whereas some sticky bras can feel itchy and irritating, these are suitable for sensitive skin and are so comfortable you’ll forget you’re even wearing a bra.
Price at time of publish: $12
Size range: S-2XL | Shades: Black/Beige | Style: Drawstring
Best Shade Range
Circle Circle Dot Dot Titty Tapes
If your bodice is on the sheer side, you need underpinnings that match your skin tone as closely as possible. We love that this disposable boob tape comes in 10 different shades, but that’s not all it has going for it. It’s an amazingly versatile option, adaptable to all neckline, coverage, and support preferences, plus it will withstand any nerve-induced sweating and not cause any irritation, either.
Price at time of publish: $15
Size range: One Size | Shades: 10 | Style: Tape
Best for Large Chests
NOOD Game Changer Lift and Shape Bra
Somewhere at the intersection of adhesive bras, boob tape, and lifters, there are these innovative disposable stickies from Nood. They’re not called the Game Changer for nothing: They provide unbelievable lift and hold for all sizes, and will stay put throughout whatever the day throws at you. The breathable, waterproof fabric is also super easy to apply and take off when you follow the instructions.
Price at time of publish: $49
Size range: 30-50, A-DDDD | Shades: 4 | Style: Two-piece adhesive cups
Best for Small Chests
NuBra Seamless Adhesive Bra
The Feather-Lite is one of few adhesive bras on the market that comes in fun colors—in case you prefer to match your bra to your dress rather than to your skin. Of course, it’s also available in a handful of nude colors. Sizes start at an AA cup, which also features padding for those who want to enhance their cleavage. This bra is sweat proof and stays sticky over many uses.
Price at time of publish: $38
Size range: AA-G | Shades: 11 | Style: Clasp
Good Lines Boob Tape Rolls
Choose between two widths, five shades, and two adhesive levels to ensure the best fit—although most people will get amazing hold from the regular adhesive option (labeled "strong"). This tape allows you to DIY the shape of adhesive bra you need, whether you’re working with a halter, a sweetheart, or an asymmetric neckline. It’s also medical grade and hypoallergenic, so you don’t have to fret about any undesirable skin reactions.
Price at time of publish: $20
Size range: A-DD+ | Shades: 5 | Style: Tape
NuBra Seamless Push Up Bra
Palep is a huge fan of this seamless pushup, which she says “gives great cleavage and lift.” It’s designed with two built-in pads and contoured edges that will make it pretty much invisible under your bodice, and it comes in four shades to approximately match your skin tone. This bra will also last hours and hours—even through sweaty dance sessions and accidentally spilled drinks—and is easily washable and reusable.
Price at time of publish: $47
Size range: A-E | Shades: Fair, Tan, Chocolate, Black | Style: Clasp
Best for Underboob
The Gatherall bra is a little different from the rest, and by all accounts, it works. This clever undergarment is designed not to cover your underboob, which allows it to provide the support, lift and comfort you need while moving more seamlessly with you as you go about your festivities. And if you’re wondering, it’s totally suitable for larger busts, plus it’s reusable up to 30 times.
Price at time of publish: $68
Size range: A-DD | Shades: Noir, Mocha, Latte, Cream | Style: One-piece adhesive cups
Best on Amazon
DEPOVOR Super Sticky Push Up Bra
This handy and affordable demi pushup bra comes in a two-pack, with a light shade that will work well under white or off-white dresses, and a black one that’s perfect for wearing under navy or brown bridesmaid dresses, for example. The bra beautifully gathers and lifts your breasts, and is incredibly sticky so you don’t need to worry about it slipping off at inopportune times (not that there really is an opportune time for that…).
Price at time of publish: $17
Size range: A-D | Shades: Black/Fair | Style: Clasp
Magic Bra Magic Push Up Stick On Bra
A drawstring adhesive bra is ideal for experimenting with the amount of lift you want from it, since you can tighten and loosen it to your liking. This wing-shaped one will work well with backless dresses, while providing full (but invisible) coverage in the front. It stays in place for an impressive amount of time, and is breathable and made with gel that doesn’t irritate the skin.
Price at time of publish: $20
Size range: A-D | Shades: Beige, Black | Style: Drawstring
Best Classic Pasties
Perkies Petals Nipple Covers
If you thought all nipple covers are created equal, think again, because Perkies have truly perfected the art of the pasty. They’re matte, so they’ll blend in with your skin’s texture, as well as being waterproof, hypoallergenic, and washable. They’re also super comfortable to wear, with no frustrating itching or peeling, and they give you a little lift. Last but not least, we love that Perkies prioritizes sustainability and supports the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.
Price at time of publish: $25
Size range: One Size | Shades: Light Nude, Medium Nude, Dark Nude | Style: Nipple covers
Nippies Lifting Nipple Covers
Palep recommends these nipple covers for anyone looking for a little extra lift. In addition to preventing your nipples from showing through your clothes, these pasties are also incredibly comfortable thanks to skin-safe adhesive. They’re super sticky, so you’ll get six to eight hours’ wear out of them, and super thin, so their outline won’t be visible. Plus they come in a handy travel case, so they're easy to pack for a destination wedding.
Price at time of publish: $33
Size range: A-C,D+ | Shades: 5 | Style: Lifting nipple covers
Best No Show
NIPPIES Adhesive Nipple Covers
These are another hit from Nippies, recommended by Palep. They’re “designed to last from six to eight hours per wear,” she says, and they blend perfectly with your skin for a smoothed out look that’s so invisible it won’t even show in flash photos. They come in more shades than your average nipple cover, too, so you’re more likely to find a good match for your skin tone here.
Price at time of publish: $27
Size range: A-D+ | Shades: 5 | Style: Nipple covers
Best Silicone Cups
Fashion Forms Silicone Skin Bra
Similar to boob tape, these silicone cups give you the flexibility to place them anywhere on your chest without worrying about a plunging neckline or cutout revealing your bra. But unlike tape, the cups have padding to give your boobs a more rounded shape. Associate Commerce Editor Emily Cieslak swears by this bra and despite wearing it to several parties, vacations, and fancy dinners, she’s never had a problem with it losing its adhesive properties or irritating her skin.
Price at time of publish: $26
Size range: B-DD | Shades: Clear | Style: Adhesive Cups
What to Look for in an Adhesive Bra
“When choosing an adhesive bra or nipple cover, it's important to consider the shape of your dress as well as the shapes of your breasts,” says stylist Lauren Hartman. If your dress has a plunging neckline, you might want to stick to boob tape, like Nood Adhesive Strips since there is no fabric in between the cups. On the other hand, if your dress is low cut, you don’t want an adhesive bra that reaches up to high, so a half cup style like the Gatherall Bra might be a better choice. For the most minimal coverage, go for nipple covers like Nippies Adhesive Nipple Covers.
The shade of your adhesive bra matters most if your bodice is light-colored and/or made from thin fabric, in which case you’ll want to choose a solution that is as close to your skin tone or to the color of your dress as possible. If you're a bridesmaid wearing a darker dress, a bra that’s too light can show though the fabric, especially in flash photos. That’s why we like Titty Tapes—they come in 10 different shades to match your skintone.
Just like with regular bras, most adhesive bras come in different cup sizes. It’s best to follow the brand’s size guide as you don’t want the cups to be too big or small.
How many hours do sticky bras last?
Most of these bras were designed to last for at least six hours of continuous use. Both experts caution against using any kind of lotion or product that might cause the bra to slip before putting it on and advise applying it to clean skin.
How many times can you reuse an adhesive bra?
While some of the bras on our list are disposable (especially the tape options), most are reusable. How many times you can reuse each one will depend on the specific product, as well as how you use it (for example, you can definitely wear nipple covers while swimming on your honeymoon, but this might mean you get fewer wears out of them).
“Most [bras] will last a season or two if you care for them properly,” Hartman says. "I would recommend replacing your adhesive bra after a year.” Meanwhile, Palep explains that her recommendation from Nubra should last for around 100 wears.
How do I wash an adhesive bra?
The process of washing an adhesive bra after use (yes, that’s after each use) may sound tricky, but it’s really quite simple, according to the experts. “Typically, lukewarm water and gentle soap will do the trick, but always follow the instructions on the package,” Hartman says. “Be sure to let it air dry with the adhesive side facing down. You want to avoid getting any dust on the adhesive.”
Meet the Expert
- Sapna Palep is the CEO of Journelle, a multi-brand retailer and leading online destination for luxury lingerie.
- Lauren Hartman is the founder of Philadelphia-based bridal and fashion styling company Trousseau Style.
Why Trust Brides
Iris Goldsztajn is a Paris-born, London-based freelance writer with 10 years of experience covering fashion, beauty, wellness and lifestyle for the likes of Brides, InStyle, Marie Claire, British Vogue, Cosmopolitan, Bustle, Refinery29, and many more. In order to write this article, Iris drew on her own experience with different styles of adhesive bras and nipple covers, and spoke to bridal styling experts Sapna Palep and Lauren Hartman to gain further insights into which backless undergarments are best for every bride and bridesmaid’s needs.