Fashion Advice: Keeping the GIRLS in Place with Hollywood Tape

Dear Budget Fashionista,

So I’ve been watching all the award shows and was wondering how the stars manage to keep their boobs from spilling out of their dresses.

Answer:  Celebs keep their “cups from spilling over” by using double stick tape (tape with adhesive on both sides). For the most part, celebrity stylist use Hollywood Tape and Top Stick, but you can get the same effect (for a much cheaper price) with regular old double stick tape. Note: Make sure you use a little rubbing alcohol to remove the tape.

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  1. says

    Tried it for my bridesmaid’s dress at a recent wedding.  Didn’t work at all.  Didn’t stick to the dress, didn’t stick to my skin (and I’m not an oily person.)  I would think regular old Scotch double-stick tape would work better, and likely be a lot cheaper!

  2. says

    Hollywood Fashion tape works much better than regular double-stick tape.  Regular tape does not stick to my body for more than 30 minutes.  HFT is stickier and a thicker more “grippable” plastic – it stays in place all day.

  3. Ginger says

    They are expensive, but I had good luck with them. Just to be sure everybody stayed in place, I used 2-3 tapes on each side. They’re a little tricky at first, but once you figure out where to place the tape when considering the drape of whatever you’re wearing, they work pretty well.

    And do yourselves a favor and use the rubbing alcohol. I forgot I had the tapes on and when I took off my dress, I ripped off all 6 tapes at once with some skin and let out a yelp! I had red marks that were very hard to explain for a few hours after that! :)

  4. Ginger says

    Oh – 1 thing I forgot to mention that also works. When I was younger, I used to swipe my grandma’s roll-on adhesive that was meant for holding up stockings. It worked really well at holding up my strapless bra during a night of partying, but taking it off was no picnic!

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