The Secret to Better Boobs

Waterproof TapeWhat, you must be wondering, does Waterproof Tape (Target, $2.64!) have to do with better boobs?

Oh, honey. This is only the oldest secret in the celebrity/beauty pageant contestant handbook!

June's InStyle magazine carried a reminder of the age-old breast-taping technique, recommending waterproof tape for those of you who need a little lift beneath your underwire-free bathing suits.

All you have to do is tape your breasts into position, starting at your underarm and creating cleavage with two or three pieces on each side. Pop on your bathing suit and ... VA VA VOOM!!

I have to admit, I've tried this technique before underneath a backless evening gown. I only wish I'd thought to use first aid tape. Instead, I used something far more painful ...

DUCT TAPE.

Yes.

DUCT TAPE.

You can read the full account of the experience here -- it also includes another embarrassing moment that, by the way, hasn't been repeated since that fateful night! I am far more mature now than I was four and a half years ago! SERIOUSLY!

Also, I wouldn't recommend using duct tape for this technique, because it hurt like heck to peel it off at the end of the night. First aid tape sounds far more appropriate.

And now that I've shared one of my dirtiest little secrets, it's your turn, ladies. (Sorry men, but if you have any experience with this, I really don't want to know about it.) Have you ever tried taping your breasts? Would you now that you know about the technique?


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melli... mellie369

Hum... does this work for large breasts too? Like C or D cups?!

Pishyah Pishyah

I'm SO going to try this!  I'm thinking that the commissary has this tape and I MUST try it.


I've used bandaids on my nipples when I wanted to go bra-less.  It hurt. 

nonmember avatar Erin

I would absolutely try this for a night out!  I could use the extra lift and pull-toward-the middle help.  Would definitely love a how-to illustration, though, before trying it.  I think I'd end up a hot mess if I went at it blindly! :)

Linds... LindsayFerrier

Erin, it's pretty much a trial and error thing- shouldn't be a problem with the waterproof tape. Just position your breast where you'd like it to be and then tape it into place.  Use as much tape as you need to keep it there.

nonmember avatar bethany

Sure will! just got a new halter swimsuit, which is usually a flattering type for a small b cup... this one is too flattening, w/out much padding. Tape to the rescue! thx!

frysh... fryshannon34

How do you do it?Tape the together?Wow lol IO would like to try this

Linds... LindsayFerrier

I ran tape from under one arm across to the other and sort of squished my boobs together in the center to create cleavage.

Wow, TMI.  ;D

nonmember avatar Stephanie

I saw this on Oprah about 10 years ago and then did it to one of the bridesmaids' in my wedding. As a tip, you should put the tape on towel first to remove some of the adhesive. It still works and it is way less painful to remove at the end of the night!

nonmember avatar Roxanne

I can't get the mental picture out of my head of an intimate moment between a couple that goes very, very wrong as soon as the tape is revealed...

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