Please share experiences with adhesive bras, good or bad

posted 8 years ago in Accessories
Post # 3
18637 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

I used one of the ones that is sort of silicone adhesive.  It didn’t work that well for me.  When I got sweaty, it didn’t stick very well and I am on the smaller side of a B.  I’m not sure if it would be good for a D if they can’t last on a B/C.

Post # 4
695 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I haven’t used one, but have used adhesive strips designed to hold a dress in place. One word of caution: If you decide to use them, test them out first. Some people (me included) can be allergic to the adhesive and it can leave a red rash behind. Ouch!

Post # 5
354 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

As a D cup, I don’t think they provide very much support 🙁  From you other post, it sounds like it’s the only option for your Bridesmaid or Best Man dress, but I’d definitely get something more supportive for your wedding dress if you can.

Post # 6
234 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

Adhesive cups don’t actually provide any support at all. They just cover your boobs and give them an even shape. Nothing to fight gravity though, I’m afraid. If your dress / your Bridesmaid or Best Man dress has its own support then they’ll probably be ok – you’ll be held up by the dress, not the bra, and the cups will be held in place. Otherwise I would recommend getting a seamstress to sew cups into the dress instead.

And I completely agree with MissAsB’s comment about the silicone and sweat – they just fall off completely! If you wash them in mild soap and dry them off they’ll stick again but it might pay to have one or two spare pairs to change into instead. You could even take a bolero / jacket / cardigan along to the reception and change into a normal bra: nobody would ever know!

Post # 7
1212 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

I have used them, but I find they are only good if you have smallish boobs (B or less), the dress is tight enough to hold them to you, and you won’t be sweating much. Sweat makes them come off, and if the dress isn’t tight enough around the chest or waist then you may find yourself walking across the dance floor when one of the cups falls out. (this happened to me!!)

Post # 8
268 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Yeah, I have to say they’re not great. I’m a B cup, and wore some to a ball once – the kind that are sticky all over, like giant plasters. I felt a little more secure, but only a little, and taking them off hurt, and left me with a horrid rash – not ideal for your wedding night!

Can’t say I’d bother again.

Post # 9
14183 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

They may fit on a D cup, but you need the support and you’re not going to get that. You don’t want your breasts to look like the udders on a cow, lol.

Post # 10
166 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I am a C-cup and tried to wear them to a friend’s wedding last summer–they gave no support and it seemed like their only purpose was to prevent high-beams, and I actually felt like they made my boobs look worse beacuse they were sort of weighing them down. They were pretty uncomfortable too. It ended up being a moot point though because like other posters mine started coming off pretty quickly once I sweat a little bit so after her ceremony I dodged into the bathroom and took them off and went commando for the rest of the night. Not my finest boob hour.

Post # 11
722 posts
Busy bee

ugh! I was planning in wearing one for my wedding, but now I am nervous. What are the alteratives for a low back dress?

Post # 12
3762 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I have tried the ones from victorias secret.  I wore them when I was a C cup.  They worked ok with the strapless dress (corset open back) that I wore as a Bridesmaid or Best Man for a friends wedding.  I think they were ok because the dress was so tight they held everything up and in place.  Still, after the ceremony and pictures, i peeled them off and put them away. 

I tried to wear them again with other shirts (VS says up to 100 wears) and it didn’t work so well because the shirts provided no support and the cups almost weighed me down further. 

My boobs got a little bit bigger and it became impossible to wear them.  I would prefer to wear bandaids over those if I had to.  I had to give them away.


Post # 13
382 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

don’t waste your time or your money! i’ve tried a few different kinds for a dress i wore to a friend’s wedding and it turned out to be awful! like other bees, it left me with an awful rash all over, the tape turned unsticky after about an hour, my dress started slipping, etc. you get the idea. go to a good seamstress and get cups sewn into your dress! it isn’t too expensive and will make your day SO much more comfortable & one less thing to worry about!

Post # 15
8353 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2011

I am a D/DD, and they don’t work for me. I would ask your seamstress to sew some cups in for you. If you have boning in your gown, that may be all you need. Mine has boning, so I won’t be adding anything additional.

Post # 16
66 posts
Worker bee

I am also a D cup and have tried (emphasis on TRIED) the sticky bras.  My advice is: forget it.

They are difficult to put on, unsupportive, somewhat uncomfortable, become un-sticky at the wrong time, and sometimes irritate your skin, especially when trying to take them off.  (Other than that, there are no problems at all! j/k)

FWIW, sewn in cups are no bargain either.  Their primary function is to fill out the dress, not support.  Sometimes they show up in pictures.  Two good things are that they won’t slip out and fall to the floor, and they avoid the whole “is my strap showing?” problem.  But you probably need more support than they provide.

I know you’re having trouble finding a real bra that will work with your dress(es), but that’s what you really need.  I think you should keep searching.

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