One of the problems women face when getting dressed to go out is the dreaded nip slip wardrobe malfunction. We’ve all been there. We notoriously fall in love with the attractive low cut tops we see online or in stores and hastily order them before figuring out the logistics behind actually wearing them successfully.
A while ago I ordered this Forever 21 patterned top online after seeing it look gorgeous and summery on the model. But when I received it I came across a problem I wasn’t expecting: how do I get it to stay in place so there are no nip slips every time I move? Lets face it, when you’re going out on the weekends, you’re going to be walking, talking, getting in and out of an Uber, standing, sitting, maybe even dancing, all of which make low cut tops a bit of a hassle.
Here are FOUR ways to add a little extra security to your look without compromising your style:
- Belt the shirt in place
This patterned top I wore is a wrap. When the wrap opens up, that’s when the top part gapes open. I added a thin black belt right under the boobs to keep the wrap in place.
2. Fashion Tape
Although fashion tape is usually a stylist’s first fashion go-to, it does have its limitations. Before belting this top I tried to tape it and it was not very successful. A few minutes later after a little bit of movement the tape was still attached to me, but not to the top. Some types of fabrics aren’t very easy to grip. This cheap woven polyester top was one of them. However, I did only try using a very small (0.5-1.0 inch size) piece of tape, so there is a chance that using a bigger piece might have done the trick! Nonetheless, fashion tape is always an option when used appropriately and correctly.
3. Cover it Up!
These stick on nipple covers can be a life saver! If you’re shirt happens to slip, you’re still covered! You can flail around on the dance floor as much as your heart desires; show off your terrible dance moves, your high kicks, or your twerking abilities, and nobody will see the goods.
4. Plunge backless and strapless bra
Courtesy of Asos
The plunging bra is another possible option when wearing low-cut tops. However, they aren’t always the comfiest option, and personally I’ve always found that they tend to gape if they are not perfectly fitted to you. Nonetheless, going completely braless isn’t always comfortable for everyone, so this kind of bra can definitely help.
Here’s to having a successful weekend with nothing showing, falling out, or distracting you while on the dance floor.