This is a sponsored blog post, from time to time as opportunities arise I will do those. You, my lovely readers, are free to ignore these posts. NOTE: I will NEVER sponsor or post about something I haven’t tried first.
I was recently introduced to a new bra called the Stickeebra and I wanted to share my experiences with it.
Stickeebra, as the name suggests, adheres to your breasts with a medical grade adhesive. There are no straps, no clasps, and no underwire, in short, it’s the perfect “barely-there” bra. But I wanted to see for myself so I took it for a spin.
I wore the Stickeebra all day at work and one of the first things I noticed was that the bra didn’t stick to me quite the way I expected it to. It didn’t bond to my breasts and stay there, but rather, it almost hovered over my breasts holding on only at the top. However, once it was there, it was THERE. I wore the bra during one of my busiest work days thus far (I had a conference to attend downtown) and it never once slipped off or got slick even as I took the bus and walked around downtown Chicago in 80 degree weather.
“But Jorie, this is a dance blog. What does this have to do with dance,” you ask exasperatedly.
Worry not, dear reader, worry not.
If you’re like me, you’ve had at least one unfortunate experience where you’ve danced/performed in the wrong bra (hello boobs). As dancers, our lines are everything and nothing, especially not bulky undergarments, should stand in the way of that. At the same time, going braless isn’t always the best (or most attractive–I’m looking at you unintentional sideboob) option. Plus, as a choreographer I once worked with pointed out, as women it isn’t really safe to be dancing and jumping with absolutely no support.
To really test the durability of the Stickeebra, I wore it during not one, but two different tap classes. It lasted through lots of sweating, rhythm turning, double pullbacks and wings and it’s probably a pretty safe bet if you’re wearing a form fitting costume that isn’t suitable for a regular bra but need some extra support. It did slip off a little during my second time wearing it at tap but I think that was mainly because my shirt was looser and again, it was on its second wear and I was sweating.
It’s definitely little more risky the looser your top is but if you’re performing and need a bra that doesn’t have straps, show lines or imprints, and doesn’t hurt (*cough* clear straps *cough*) it has a pretty good chance of lasting. If you are able to get out of your head enough to not worry about the seeming lack of support the bra gives, it’s worth a try. If you’re looking for a bit more coverage and support, Stickeebra recommends purchasing a bra that is one size up from your normal cup size. So stop fretting about free-flying tatas before your next show and get Stickee! If you purchase for the first time today you can get 10 percent off your first order!
This post was sponsored by Stickeebra, all views and opinions are my own.