Post # 1
Would just like to know if anyone has done this successfully, andf if so, what type of tape you used. And did you have any sort of reaction to the adhesive?
I am small chested and am considering using sports tape or surgical tape. I just need to create cleavage (do not need support). I hve already tried a strapless push-up bra, a bustier with and without inserts, and sewn in pads but nothing has been ideal. The dress has a low back and a sweetheart neckline.
My biggest concern is this holding up well for 8+ hrs without causing an allergic reaction on my sensitive skin!
Post # 3
I have not tried this, but I did use double sided tape once to secure a very low cut shirt, and I can tell you I had red rectangles where the tape was touching my skin for almost a week, and my skin is not overly sensitive!
That being said, I used regular double sided tape, so if you do decide to try this, go for stylist tape that is intended for skin (Victoria’s Secret carries some), but it will be uncomfortable in the best of cases, and I am not sure you can actually create cleavage if you are small chested enough that there is literally not enough skin to be pushed together that much!
Post # 4
Never done this but my concern wouldn’t be a reaction but 2 things. First I’m sure after 8 hrs that would be extremely uncomfortable and second if you tape them, wouldn’t that effect how the top of your dress fits? It may not fill out correctly on the sides if your pushing it all to the middle. If you tried everything else and it failed you may honestly just not have enough for cleavage.
Post # 5
I have a small chest, too and I used one of my old wonder bras and cut the sides off and got my seamstress to sew it into my dress. Wonderbras give me some more cleavage and support than those sewn in pads. It worked for me.
Post # 6
This thing is A-M-A-Z-I-N-G. I used a gift card from my bachelorette party to defray some of the cost (it’s a bit pricy as far as bras go- but TOTALLY WORTH IT). I was in the same boat as you and it worked wonderfully. Highly recommend!
Post # 7
Victoria secret, fredricks, any department store, will have double sided fashion tape. I’m not sure how you will create cleavage with it though. I used to be small chested( before breast implants) and I tried everything in the book and never got what I was looking for cleavage wise with strapless. Do you have a picture of your dress?
Post # 8
Thanks for the info all. There is an old post on the weddingwire.com forum (with a pic even) explaining/showing how one bride managed to do it with sports tape. I don’t know if I’m allowed to post the link here though. It looks promising but I really just wanted to know if anyone else had been successful.
I’m really just wanting to get the same lift/push up that I get from my regular push up bras without the cutlets or a bra and its too late for my seamstress to sew anything else in. I know it can be done since I’m not quite flat as a board 😉 My seamstress sewed in cups and the boob area of the dress is rigid so I am basically filling it out but looking a little deflated on top.
I did not like the way it looked with a bustier because my dress is a corset style and helps to push everything up, so it provided some lift but I also had a lot of extra flab (back, near armpits) with it on (the fiance did not like it).
Anywho, I’ll likely just try a test-run with some medical tape.
Post # 9
I completely second what thismustbetheplace suggests about the adhesive bra.
I have one from La Senza here in Canada, and it’s incredible. Buy it one size bigger than your normal cup size and it can give you ridiculous cleavage while also reducing arm boob.