Nipple pasties are patches intended to be worn on the chest, generally by women. They are also known as nipple covers, breast petals, modesty covers, or cover tape. They are sometimes worn as an undergarment, usually intended to maintain some coverage when wearing low-cut dresses, tops, and backless pieces where regular bras would be impractical. These pieces are also commonly seen on burlesque dancers, under evening wear, and at events such as the annual “Go Topless Day” celebration in the United States. Recently, pasties have grown in popularity among sunbathers who want to eliminate the traditional tan lines from bathing suits.
Pasties are available in many shapes, sizes, colors, patterns, and materials. High quality nipple covers are manufactured from medical grade silicone and require special glue (and remover) for use. As underwear, nude shades are frequently seen in fabric and plastic, intended to blend into the surrounding skin.
The Top Three Silicone Nipple Covers, Compared:
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Nippies Reusable Silicone Nipple Covers
|View Pricefull review||Definitely. Highly recommended - the best nipple covers we've tested.|
Komene Reusable Adhesive Pasties
|View Pricefull review||Good, but not quite as comfortable or sticky as Nippies. 50% worth it.|
Pinky Petals Adhesive Nipple Pasties
|View Pricefull review||Not worth it. Cheap price, but uncomfortable and they only last for 5-10 uses.|
In risqué entertainment, much more colorful and decorative options are available, including variations with glitter, gems, and other adornments. When being used as a modesty cover, such as in TV shows or movies, the pasties tend to be black or white, sometimes even neon, to signal camera operators they’ve gotten too close to forbidden areas in the frame. No matter what they are being used for, pasties are generally not much larger than the areola, though some can be larger to provide more coverage.
Nipple pasties are affixed to the breast with special tape or gum. Depending on the use and material, some stronger adhesive may be needed to keep the pieces in place. It is common for users to experience irritation with harsher glues, therefore specialized products, such as those used to attach special effects prosthetics, are generally preferred.
It is never advised to attach pasties with any adhesive not meant for the skin. Given the delicate area, users with sensitive skin are encouraged to talk to their doctor or dermatologist about their best options for adhering the pasties in place.