Tool Tuesday: Apparel/Body Tape For The Discreet

Today’s Tool Tuesday is about how to avoid a wardrobe malfunction. I discovered these tape strips on QVC about 8 years ago. As a modestly-dressed lady, these help me not show off any more than I want to…

I picked up ‘Fashion-Fix’ apparel/body tape at Sally’s Beauty Supply. However, I have found similar strips at Walmart, Target, Ross, Bed, Bath and Beyond, and Steinmart.

What are these tape strips for? Well, I use them for tops that have a low-cut neckline. I also use them to solidly close gaps on a button-down shirt. Pretty much, I use body tape to keep my boobs from view.

Here’s what the tape looks like…

Essentially, it is double-sided sticky tape. But, these are super strong and allow one to keep their boobies to themselves! One side of the tape has a paper strip that you remove and apply the stick side to cleavage-showing area. What’s neat is that these stick awesomely well on skin as well as clothing. Once you have the strip in place, you peel back the paper strips (there are two, it’s sliced down the middle) and press the tape right were you want coverage. ‘Fashion-Fix’ comes in two different sizes so you can customize your peep-age.

I found this tape at Ross…

Here you can see the slit down the middle of the one side of the tape. Bending that in the middle, once the tape is first placed on your skin or garment, makes it very easy to peel back the paper.

‘Problem Solved’ body/clothing fashion tape is a bit more difficult to use than ‘Fashion-Fix’. The papers that you remove to reveal the sticky tape are heavier and that makes somewhat harder to put the tape in place. And, I also feel I got more for my money with the individual strips.

When I originally saw this on QVC, they demonstrated how it could fix a skirt or pant hem in a pinch. I also liked that they used the tape to hold a scarf around the chest and neck area so it didn’t slide down in a helpless heap.

Two of these fashion strips are in my purse makeup kit for emergencies. Safety pins can do the job but, using fashion strips are friendlier to your clothes and just look better.

Do you use fashion/body tape or do you let it all hang out? 😉