Celeb stylists trust these nipple covers and sticky bras for the red carpet

When it comes to red carpet undergarments, stars quite literally stick to what works.

And whether they’re opting for a naked dress or picking plunging necklines, celebrities often trade traditional bras for stick-on solutions like nipple covers.

Just ask Kate Hudson, who whipped a pair out of her purse during British Vogue’s “In the Bag” series in early 2023, saying, “I have to bring [them] with me everywhere, cause I don’t like bras.”

While it’s unclear exactly which pair she owns, her love of pasties is shared by celebrity stylists like Jennifer Austin, who works with stars including Angela Bassett.

A box of Nippies nipple covers
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“When getting my clients ready for their big red carpet moment, my favorite go-to covers are Nippies Skin by B-Six,” she told Page Six Style of the brand’s Nippies Skin Adhesive Nipple Covers ($26).

“What I love about this brand is [that its] covers come in five different colors to give you something fairly close to your skin tone,” she explained. “They also come in different thickness for those who need more coverage!”

Stylist Zerina Akers, who works with A-listers like Beyoncé and Megan Thee Stallion, told us she opts for the Lace by Tanaya Lace Café Silicone Nipple Covers ($25) or Nue Breast Tape ($25), as “a stretchy lift tape is great for cutout dresses.”

A roll of breast tape

A strapless, adhesive Fashion Forms Bra

Looking for something more akin to traditional undergarments? Both stylists also praised the sticky bras from Fashion Forms, which sells styles ranging from the Seamless Backless Adhesive Push-Up Bra ($60) to the Plunge Seamless Wireless Bra ($34).

“My favorite sticky bra, hands down, is by Fashion Forms … It holds you up beautifully and stays adhered to you as you dance the night away!” Austin added.

And you don’t need a Met Gala invite or awards show nomination to stay stylish and supported like the stars. Below, shop a few additional Hollywood-loved style solutions to try beneath your favorite party looks.

Nood adhesive bra pack

“RHONY” star Jessel Taank told us she’s kept these adhesive bras on hand since becoming a mom, rather than traditional bras that “don’t give you that perky look.”

“It literally lifts your entire boob and gives you this unreal, seamless look. You can wear whatever you want and you just feel super supported,” the fashion publicist added of the style solution, which she says “gives you shape that you really wouldn’t get otherwise.”

Nippies B-Six fashion tape

She’s not the only Big Apple-based Bravoleb who swears by stick-on styling hacks, as “RHONY” OG cast member Dorinda Medley told us she’s “never without” this tape.

“This thing could make any dress look good, can make any cleavage look good … pull it together, push it up [and] push it together,” added the star, who used her tape to secure Sonja Morgan’s swimsuit on an episode of the “RHONY: Legacy” reunion show. (“I feel like I just had a $1,000 surgery,” Morgan exclaimed.)

A box of nipple covers

Jamie Chung always keeps a pair of these in her bag, as she told the Strategist in 2021.

“One thing I realized during quarantine is that I hate wearing bras,” she said. “If I just want a little coverage, these silicone nipple covers give me that extra protection … At work, the outfits can be all over the place. These guarantee I’m always covered.”

A purple box of pasties

Celebrity stylist Andrew Gelwicks, who’s gotten stars like Catherine O’Hara red carpet-ready, told Vogue in 2021 that he’s a fan of NuBra.

“NuBra offers a wide selection of strapless bras in varying colors and materials,” he said. “My clients always trust their silicone pasties as well for those tricky, sheer dresses.”

Commando nipple covers and their pink box

Celebrity stylist Kate Young, who’s worked with Selena Gomez and Margot Robbie, listed these among her “favorite supporting items” in a 2014 Allure interview.

She also name-dropped several of her favorite bras to Page Six Style in 2023, telling us her kit also includes “strapless or convertible” styles like the aptly named Wacoal Red Carpet Strapless Bra ($76).

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This article was written by Hannah Southwick, Commerce Writer/Reporter for Page Six Style. Hannah spies deals on actually affordable celebrity-worn styles, puts Hollywood’s favorite labels to the test and finds the beauty products that keep stars red carpet-ready. She consults stylists and industry pros — including celebs themselves — for firsthand product recommendations, trend predictions and more. In addition to writing for Page Six since 2020, her work has been featured in USA Today and Parade.