These Gravity-Defying Bra Alternatives Are Made For Your Strappy Numbers

Bare almost all.

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. 

Most Versatile 

Brassybra, USD$38; at

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$24.50; at

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


Booby Tape, $21.95 from Booby Tape or Chemist Warehouse 

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. 

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