I was first introduced to the concept of silicone bra-thingos by my bestie a few years ago. I was skeptical. "But won't they fall off?" I queried. "Or worse still, what if they don't come off when I want them to?"
Being kind, my bestie put my fears to rest and let me fondle her silicone bra (when she wasn't wearing it, of course). "Euw," was my initial reaction. It felt sticky, wobbly, and frankly, weird. But I bit the bullet and gave it a whirl--the entirely silicone version--and that one pair has lasted me some 20-25 wears.
And no, no boobie boo-boos occurred.
So anyhoo, this brings me round to these miraculous babies. Ideal for wear with strapless tops/dresses, they stick on well (unless you are drenched in sweat/rainwater) and cling on to your top ladybits until you want to remove them, after which they should come off without any hassle.
This version that I just picked up is the fabric/silicone version--which is better in my humble opinion as the fabric outer layer would have a little more friction with your top/dress, hence reducing the risk of a slip-and-slide (downwards) incident.
But if you want to be on the safe side, use double-sided tape to hold your frock up--or for the ones of you with more money to splurge, Hollywood Fashion Tape (spotted in Top Shop and Miss Selfridge outlets for around RM50 a pop).
Clearly, they got a little confused over what "off-the-shoulder tops" were and simply slapped on a "halter" label. But anyhow, this should give you an idea of the versatility of the silicone bra.
The instructions are pretty clear--and in reasonably good English, phew!
There are even little heart-shaped areas (?!) in the middle for a better fit!
These ones are actually quite cheap--I remember when the silicone bras were first sold here in Sungei Wang etc, they retailed at about RM35-RM40 per pair! Now they range between RM20-RM35, but you can find them in most places.
One thing to keep in mind though, is that like gel pads for shoes, these things won't last forever. The stickiness will go out of the bras after multiple uses, after which you should get a new pair (unless you want to risk having your silicone bra fall off your titties and land on the floor--true story, happened to someone I know!)
The instructions don't say so here, but as a rule of thumb, do NOT chuck these in the washing machine. Yes, it does say "washable" on the box, but they don't mean a wash-spin-rinse-spin cycle thing. They mean for you to hand-wash these babies with mild hand soap, leaving them to air dry for a few minutes. Do this often, and your pair should last you as long as mine did.
UnBra silicone bra: RM19.90, Hot Value Market
(I went to the one in The Summit, USJ. There is also another outlet in Amcorp Mall, on the LG level)