Have you ever been super excited to wear a backless dress or a plunging neckline but found your bra straps gatecrashing your party? That’s why you need the best adhesive bra to keep things firmly in place and boost your cleavage, all while remaining completely undetectable under your outfit. Luckily, there are lots of options to choose from — including nipple-covering adhesives and customizable breast tape. To help you find the right one for you, we consulted lingerie experts at Cosmopolitan and Journelle who rated these bras in terms of how well they stick, whether they are comfortable, and how long they can be worn without falling off or losing their grip. Then, we had a handful of our Cosmo employees try them out and rate them for a full night’s worth of wear unless they were too difficult to figure out or caused skin irritation.
If you’re on the hunt for the best sticky bra, start with this nylon-spandex backless pick that has medical-grade silicone adhesive throughout each cup and special wings and tabs to create a stay-in-place fit. Shaped like a strapless bra with molded underwire cups and a thicker lower band to support cup sizes C through H, it’s a good choice for backless dresses and plunging necklines. Plus, it has clear side tabs that you can swap out for regular straps if you prefer.
Another option is this front clipping adhesive bra that’s easy to use and works great under strapless, strappy, and backless pieces thanks to its front clasp closure. It also has seamless thin edges that go unnoticeable under your clothes, and its high-strength silicone adhesive is both skin-friendly and party-proof.
The most popular stick-on bra that we spotted is this one from a brand that’s loved by Amazon reviewers and has over 15,000 five-star ratings. It’s shaped like a strapless bra and can be used under a variety of styles, from sweethearts to halters to plunges as long as they aren’t too deep (or you’ll see the closure in the center). Plus, it features a special front clip design that helps bring your breasts together for a natural-looking lift.
If you’re looking for an even more budget-friendly option, try this silicone adhesive bra that’s reusable and has a clear strip on each side of the wings that you can peel away and reuse whenever necessary. It’s perfect for strapless, strappy, and backless dresses or tops, as well as for brides who want to wear a backless or low-cut wedding dress.
Unlike other silicone-adhesive bras, this one has an extra layer that protects the breasts and is available in two widths, six shades, and two levels of adhesive strength so you can customize the look and feel. It’s designed to last for 100+ wears and is hypoallergenic and skin-safe. The only drawbacks? It’s a little tricky to put on, so we recommend using a mirror to help you line it up. And you’ll need to apply it to clean skin to ensure it sticks properly.