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Everything you need to know when using pasties as a nipple cover.

HOW DO PASTIES WORK?

Buying your first pasty can be overwhelming for a woman. I mean, what are the best kind of pasties? What ARE pasties even?! And, most importantly, do pasties really work?

Nipple covers, in general, are a whole new world outside of hunting for the perfect invisible bra.

According to lingerie.about.com pasties and nipple covers in general are:

A simple lingerie accessory that either fits inside a bra, or adheres to the skin, and conceals or decorates a nipple.

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WHEN SHOULD YOU USE PASTIES?

More often than not, pasties are used when you have a special event, they're not meant to stand the test of time, but keep you covered and in place comfortably so you can have fun wearing that red dress with the endless back... get it girl!

Pasties aren't just used by burlesque dancers, they can be any girls best friend when trying to flawlessly rock a romper with caged sides, spaghetti straps, a halter cami, or sleeveless dress.

Pasties are a great way to remove​ the hassle of trying to hide bra straps. Also, if you have any nipples pierced it's a great way to conceal them for modesty reasons.

HOW DO PASTIES STAY ON?

Attaching nipple pasties and keeping them on can be a challenge.

Firstly, your skin needs to be clean and dry which includes no moisturizer or oil. This allows the pasties to stick directly to the skin. All adhesives are put on the edge of the pasties. There is no need to put them on the center or anywhere near your nipple area. Trust us, you don’t want to be ripping them off from there...

Similarly, don’t use your nipple as the centre point of the boob as it may not be. Use a mirror to find the middle point and line up the centre of the pasties with the visual centre of your breast. This can give the appearance of symmetry.

HOW DO YOU APPLY PASTIES?

Now, here are the top ways to apply pasties. You can buy double sided tape quite easily and cheaply online. This is not the stationary type for paper or household objects but rather the likes of fashion tape to avoid any unfortunate “wardrobe malfunctions”. Alternatively, if you have particularly sensitive skin, toupee tape is the perfect option for harsher fashion tape options.

HOW LONG DO PASTIES LAST?

It really depends on the brand and kind of pasty you're using. There are lots of companies that sell reusable pasties, but there are even more single use pasties that can be purchased as well.

WHAT ARE THE BEST KINDS OF PASTIES?

There are all kinds nipple pasties, but here are a few of the top rated consumer pasties on the market.

Top rated on Amazon.com: Nippies Skin Reusable Thin Silicone Nipple Cover Pasties

If you want some lift to your pasties: Nip 'N Lift Reusable Thin Nipple Cover Pasties & Breast Lifts

Inexpensive and single use: Petals Disposable Pasties

Do any of you have experience using pasties in place of a bra? We'd love to hear your experiences and any recommendations for good pasties!

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