Have you ever seen a woman wearing an outfit that is so cute, but shows enough skin that you know she isn’t wearing a bra, yet her nipples aren’t showing through the material? You are just left wondering what kind of magic does she have?! The answer is likely, nipple covers, not magic! No sorcery involved, just two little adhesive silicone pads!
What Are They and Why Might They Benefit You?
Nipple covers, also known as pasties or breast petals, are small adhesive circles or other shapes that can be worn to cover the nipples, either for fashion or functional reasons. They come in a variety of materials and styles to suit different needs and preferences, and they can work wonders for your wardrobe if you are after a braless look, but don’t want to go completely uncovered. Some of the things to consider when it comes to nipple covers are:
- Materials: Nipple covers can be made from a variety of materials, including silicone, foam, and fabric. Silicone covers are typically the most durable and can be worn for extended periods of time. Foam covers are lightweight and comfortable to wear, but may not be as durable as silicone covers. Fabric covers can be made from a variety of materials, such as cotton or lace, and are typically the most discreet.
- Styles: There are many different styles of nipple covers to choose from, including round, petal, and heart-shaped. Round covers are the most traditional and provide full coverage for the nipple. Petal covers are shaped like flowers or leaves and provide a more natural look. Heart-shaped covers are a playful and unique option.
- Adhesive: Nipple covers typically have a sticky side that adheres to the skin, keeping them in place. Some covers may have a stronger adhesive than others, and it’s important to choose a product that will stay in place without causing irritation or discomfort.
- Reusable or Disposable: Nipple covers can be reusable, meaning they can be worn multiple times with proper care, or disposable, meaning they are intended for one-time use. Reusable covers are often more cost-effective in the long run, but disposable covers are more convenient and discreet for on-the-go use.
- Occasions: Nipple covers can be worn for a variety of occasions, such as formal events, photo shoots, or everyday wear. They can also be worn to provide coverage and support for sensitive or sore nipples, or as a solution for women who experience
Why Do Women Wear Nipple Covers?
Women wear nipple covers for a variety of reasons, some of the most common reasons are:
- Fashion: Nipple covers can be worn to provide coverage for the nipples when wearing clothing that is sheer, tight-fitting, or made from thin materials. This can help to prevent visible panty lines and create a smooth, polished look.
- Modesty: Some women may choose to wear nipple covers for modesty, especially when wearing revealing clothing or swimwear.
- Sensitivity: Some women may experience sensitive or sore nipples, and wearing nipple covers can provide added comfort and support.
- Breastfeeding: Some women may choose to wear nipple covers while breastfeeding to provide added coverage and support for their breasts.
- Fashion photo-shoot: A lot of models and actresses wear nipple covers during a fashion photo-shoot as most of the times the clothing they wear are sheer, tight-fitting, or made from thin materials.
- Sports: Some women may choose to wear nipple covers while participating in sports or other physical activities to prevent chafing or discomfort.
- Personal preference: Some women may choose to wear nipple covers simply because they prefer the look or feel of covered nipples.
It’s important to note that wearing nipple covers is a personal choice and what works best for one person may not work for another. It’s always best to try on different styles and materials to find the best fit and most comfortable option.
Your New Best Kept Secret?!
There you go! Now you’re in on the secret! If this is something you might be interested in, I’d say give it a shot! Get a pair and wear them around your house for a little bit. Who knows, maybe you’ll find out you love them and you don’t have to worry about bra straps the next time you pick out a dress!
If you aren’t quite feeling ready for nipple covers, check out our strapless bra guide here.