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How to Hide Your Nipples

In this Article:Article SummaryCovering Your NipplesWearing a Bra with Good CoverageUsing Clothing to Your AdvantageCommunity Q&A

While some people don’t mind or even embrace the look of nipples through clothing, many people prefer to keep them concealed. If you’d rather keep this part of your body private, making sure your nipples are hidden will let you feel more comfortable in your clothes and body.

Covering Your Nipples

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    Wear reusable silicone nipple covers under thin fabrics. These small, circular or flower-shaped adhesive coverings are meant to cover only your nipples, so they’re a great option for low-cut tops and thin or sheer fabrics that might make your nipples visible. Stick the adhesive side onto your nipple and press it down gently. Look for a color close your skin tone for the least noticeable solution.[1]
    • You can buy stick-on nipple covers online or in stores that sell bras and related accessories.
    • Wash the covers with gentle soap and water after use and store them in their original packaging to reuse. The adhesive will wear out eventually, but many covers come with a 30 to 50-wear guarantee.
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    Try disposable pasties for a cheap, one-time cover-up. Like the silicon nipple covers, pasties are placed directly over your nipple and stay on using a sticky adhesive. They’re cheaper and come in packs of 4-6, because they’re meant to be for one-time use. Some people prefer pasties because they’re less noticeable under tight shirts than silicon covers, which are thick and might stand out under a tight fabric. On the flip side, pasties might not be as adept at concealing your nipples when they harden.[2]
    • Try both nipple covers and pasties to see which works best at concealing your nipples.
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    Cut a panty liner for a cheap DIY stick-on covering. Cut the pad in half, then cut out 2 circles large enough to cover your nipples, keeping the paper covering the adhesive in place. Stick them on over your nipples and throw them away when you’re done.[3]
    • Like pasties, this method might not conceal hard nipples well under a tight shirt. Try it at home before you wear it out.
    • You can also use small bandages or surgical tape.

Wearing a Bra with Good Coverage

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    Wear a T-shirt bra to cover your nipples through everyday tops. To ensure that your nipples don’t show through regular shirt material, look for bras with thick fabric cups, typically called either molded bras, contour bras, or T-shirt bras. They won’t have a lot of extra padding, but the fabric will be solid enough to prevent your nipples from being visible.[4]
    • Padded bras will provide extra nipple coverage.
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    Wear a strapless, backless bra for more support in a backless top. This type of bra has two cups that stick onto your breasts with adhesive, rather than strapping around your back and shoulders. It often has a clip in the middle, like a front-clasping bra, that allows you to connect the cups for more push-up. You can purchase this type of bra online or in some lingerie stores.[5]
    • To put on a strapless, backless bra, bend over and stick the cup on the outside of each breast, then clip them together to create some cleavage.
    • Wash the adhesive side of your bra after use with soap and water. Let it dry and store it in its original packaging so you can reuse it.
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    Place a pastie or nipple cover under a thin bra for extra coverage. If you’re prefer to wear lacy bras or ones made of thin fabric, stick on the pastie before you put it on. You can enjoy the look and feel of these thinner bras without worrying that your nipples will show through.[6]

Using Clothing to Your Advantage

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    Wear a top that’s made of thick or loose fabric to prevent clinging. Thin, tight shirts will make your nipples more obvious. A loose T-shirt or top, or a top or dress made of thick fabric will conceal them without any extra accessories necessary.
    • You can also look for a double-layered top or dress, such as one with a slip attached or with a layer of lace over the chest area.
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    Look for a darker shirt with a print to distract from your nipples. Light colors like white and pale pink will make your nipples more noticeable than darker ones, such as black, purple, and dark blue. Small prints and floral patterns can also work to camouflage your nipples.
    • Avoid tops that draw attention to nipples with darts or other structured elements.
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    Wear an undershirt under a loose shirt. If your shirt is loose and flowy but sheer enough to show your nipples, try wearing a thin cami or undershirt beneath. Look for a color that will blend in with the shirt or your skin tone. You could also choose a color that complements your top and pull it out a bit at the bottom to layer your outfit colorfully.
    • You can also try this method with tighter shirts, but the lines of your undershirt will likely be visible beneath.

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    • Pull off pasties and adhesive cups slowly. It shouldn’t hurt, but it might feel a little strange the first few times you wear or remove them.
    • To give your breasts some lift without a bra, tape a strip of duct tape to the side of your breast and over your shoulder, like a bra strap. Peel it off slowly and carefully when you’re done.[7]

    Article SummaryX

    The quickest way to conceal your nipples is to cut 2 small circles out of a pantyliner and place them on your nipples. Try using bandages or surgical tape if you don’t have a pantyliner handy. Use clothing distract from your nipples by wearing heavier, darker fabrics with small prints. If you have to wear a lighter shirt, try layering a light-colored undershirt beneath it. For tips on using reusable silicone nipple covers, disposable pasties, and backless bras, read on!

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    Português: Esconder os Mamilos, Español: esconder tus pezones, Deutsch: Brustwarzen verstecken, العربية: إخفاء حلمات ثدييك, Bahasa Indonesia: Menyembunyikan Puting, Français: cacher ses tétons

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