Cover my nipples in the unbra-able dress
February 19, 2007 12:11 PM   Subscribe

Any girl MeFites have experience with NuBra or similar cushioned adhesive bra things?

I have recently acquired a backless halter dress made from a lovely soft, thin, drapey jersey material. I can get away with not wearing a bra for support, but I need some substantial pierced-nipples-with-circular-barbells coverage. (I don't think petals will provide enough coverage.) I don't mind my obvious nipplage and hardware showing through casual clothes, but this dress is too dressy for that – it just looks tacky and very obvious.
posted by desuetude to Clothing, Beauty, & Fashion (13 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
i've never tried these:

but a friend has and was happy with them.
posted by sonnet at 12:27 PM on February 19, 2007

If it helps, the NuBra was what I was going to suggest, too.
posted by echo0720 at 12:45 PM on February 19, 2007

Ditto. It's a little weird feeling but you get used to it.
posted by radioamy at 12:52 PM on February 19, 2007

Petals might work for you if you put some cotton balls underneath.
posted by yohko at 1:01 PM on February 19, 2007

I've had cups sewn into my prom dresses back in the day by a seamstress. Perhaps consult a bridal shop?
posted by idiotfactory at 1:15 PM on February 19, 2007

I second the Nubra. I call them my chicken fillets, because they look (and feel) like raw boneless chicken breasts. They are my wedding bra # 1 choice. They stick on, and very well- even after dancing and sweating and wash off for reuse. Greatest invention ever. Now whenever I go to a wedding I notice that all the girls are wearing them. They are worth the price. (don't buy the cheap ones, go for Nubra for the security of them not falling off)
posted by brinkzilla at 1:32 PM on February 19, 2007

Boob management details, please! Does it stay put without slipping? Is it obvious where the edges of the brathingy are?

Idiotfactory, this dress has no lining, hence the overt nipplage. Stitch marks would be very obvious.
posted by desuetude at 1:44 PM on February 19, 2007

I've tried the NuBra but by a different name. It's fine, you just need some minutes to get used to it, then you forget about it for the rest of the night. Cups sewn into the dress is what I prefer, but it just applies to certain types of dresses, where the outer and inner fabrics are different.
posted by CrazyLemonade at 3:35 PM on February 19, 2007 Worst Website EVER.

I can't figure it out from the site; do they come in DD?
posted by librarina at 5:58 PM on February 19, 2007

So, after peeling off a NuBra, is there residue left behind?
posted by astruc at 7:48 PM on February 19, 2007

Follow-up, what size do they stop working? I.e. still OK with a C cup?
posted by Joh at 8:01 PM on February 19, 2007

I was told by a girl in the store, when looking at them, "don't bother if you're bigger than a B-cup."

From what I can tell, they seem to give the bra "look" but no actual support, so larger sizes still bounce/jiggle/sag.
posted by Kellydamnit at 9:27 AM on February 20, 2007

Just a follow up for interested parties:

NuBra thingy works so much better than I even could have imagined. LOVE it. (BTW, I'm a C-cup, but perky.)
posted by desuetude at 9:12 AM on June 22, 2007

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