Putting these strapless and self-adhesive drawstring bras, that we've seen all over Instagram, to the test!
I was recently contacted by KISSBOBO Bra's and they were generous enough to send me a couple of their hottest bra's to review. I was actually really excited when they reached out to me because I had seen these types of bra's all over the Internet. I'm sure most of you have seen those viral Instagram videos where these bra's literally do wonders. I do a lot of photo shoots and own a ton of strapless or backless tops and dresses that I love wearing in the summer, so they couldn't have contacted me at a better time!
I have to admit that I was skeptical at first. Although I have never tried their brand prior to this review I have used many other types of strapless bra's and stickers including the expensive strapless self-adhesive push up bra's from La Senza and nipple tape from Shoppers Drug Mart. Both of these items had their downfalls leading me to believe there was no such product that could do it all. While the La Sensa push up bra would stick and cover my nipples it merely made my breasts look larger outwards (not cleavage wise) because of how heavy and low it sat. It was also a thicker material so the outline of it would show in clothing, and it would unstick and slip off if I sweat on hot days while wearing it. This is when I would turn to the nipple tape instead. However, the tape is extremely thin so while it doesn't slip off in the heat it offers no support or push up whatsoever.
The very first thing I noticed when I opened my KISSBOO Bra box was the nipple markers on the inside of the bra. They were soft and not sticky like the rest of the inside of the bra. This is such a small detail, but a huge plus in my books as it's a feature that I have not seen in any of the other brands I have tried. Not only does it help you in knowing where to place your nipples so that it is applied right, but it makes taking the bra off less painful afterwards. As I am sure you can imagine ripping something sticky off the nipple area can cause minor pain or tenderness.
Another great feature to the design is the drawstring. This is also new to the bra's I have tried as most have a clasp instead. With a clasp you place one cup on each breast and then squish them together to connect the clasps. Even with a clasp there is still space in between that you cannot further adjust. The drawstring in the KISSBOBO bras allows you to tighten the drawstring to your desired look even bringing both cups completely together for intense cleavage if desired. I did this and my boobs were popping with more cleavage than any regular bra in my collection could provide! An initial concern I had when I first saw these online was surround the drawstring. I wondered if it would show or create a bump that would be obvious under a shirt. What I did to eliminate that after tightening it was tuck the drawstring under the middle and slide the extra string under one of the cups. The adhesive surface inside the bra helped the drawstring stick right in place with no discomfort, and it left no evidence of a drawstring at all.
I also want to touch on how well these bras stick. As soon as you peel of the protective layer and touch the inside of the bra you can feel just how sticky they really are. I first tested one of the bras out on a 30 degree day in Calgary, which put it to the ultimate test. I had worn a different brand on trips to Vegas and Mexico and neither lasted the heat. The bras slipped off, and I had to go braless while I carried the bra home in my purse. Well KISSBOBO has some magical self-adhesive I tell you, because my bra did not budge! I wore it while sweating it out during a photo shoot, and I did not have any issues during those few hours!
Needless to say I am extremely impressed with the quality of these bras. They are reusable and can be cleaned with mild soap and water, so you don't have to run out and grab a bunch at once. I have a black one and nude one which I tend to use until their time is up. When that day comes I will most definitely be restocking again though! I also want to encourage anyone else who is interested to check them out as these types of items retail for about $40.00 at most lingerie stores, and they are only $8.99 through KISSBOBO. For the quality and price I personally don't think there is anything better out there!
I want to also clarify that while I am reviewing this product I will always be 100% honest in my reviews and all thoughts are my own!
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