As it does every summer, the sun dress reclaims its place as the centre piece of our wardrobe.
No matter your predilection – strapless, backless, maxi or perhaps, this year’s prominent trend: cut-outs – the simple summer dress makes for effortlessly chic dressing, easily transitioning from brunch to the bar.
There’s just one downfall of the sartorial favourite, and that is its ever-troublesome bra pairing.
While some women brave going bare, for others it’s simply not an option.
Not wanting to shy away from stylish pieces of the slinky and strappy persuasion, we’re left with a few sticky alternatives: tapes, covers and stick-on bras.
While they’ve never really garnered a great reputation considering the hard work they do, there are a number of new products launched, as well as old favourites, offering a solution to our summer woes.
Below, we round up the best sticky bras, tapes and covers to get you through the season.
For A Little Lift
B Free Bunny Breast Lift Cups, $39.95 from THE ICONIC
For a little boost or your skimpiest pieces, these “bunnies” act as both tape lifts and nipple covers.
Secret Weapon Lift Ups, $19.95 from MYER
If you want maximum lift with minimal coverage, these lift ups are your solution to your strappy and backless number.
Brassybra Kit, USD$38 from Brassybra
Suitable for anyone up to G/DDDD cup, these tapes will comfortably and invisibly lift, shape, and support with the power of a regular bra.
Best For Amping Up Cleavage
Sneaky Vaunt The Original Push-Up, USD$49 from Sneaky Vaunt
Available in A, B, C, D and DD cup sizes, these stick on pads lace up and can be tightened for the ultimate cleavage boost.
B Free Curvy Push-Up Stick On Bra, $39.95 from THE ICONIC
The wing shape of this stick-on bra provides higher support for larger cup sizes while the lace-up design has a push-up effect.
Best Multi-Use Tape
With the ability to be cut and shaped any way you want or need, this tape is perfect for your trickiest ensemble.
Magician Breast Lift Tape, $19.99 from Bras N Things
Designed to imitate the skin’s elasticity and thickness, this tape supports and lifts without restricting or irritating the skin.
Best Nipple Covers
Reusable Nipple Covers, $12.99 from Cotton On
If all you need is a little bit of coverage on a particularly chilly day or for an exceptionally sheer number, these petals will keep you covered.