The 15 Best Nipple Covers for Backless, Strapless, and Cutout Tops

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Best Basic Nipple Covers

B-Six Nippies Skin Adhesive Petals

Nippies Skin Adhesive Petals

Best Basic Nipple Covers

B-Six Nippies Skin Adhesive Petals

Pros
  • Comes with a compact case for storage
Cons
  • Edges can sometimes lift

For a high-quality, no-frills pair of nipple covers, turn to B-Six. The brand’s washable and reusable covers are water-resistant and sweat-proof. They also are made from a hypoallergenic medical-grade adhesive for those with more sensitive skin types.

Material: Silicone

Sizes: 1, 2

What reviewers are saying: “These were amazing! I wore under a bridesmaid dress that had a deep neckline, and they couldn’t be seen, stayed in place all day, and were comfortable.”

Best Tapered Edge Nipple Covers

Gatherall Nipple Covers

Nipple Covers

Best Tapered Edge Nipple Covers

Gatherall Nipple Covers

Pros
  • Waterproof and sweatproof
Cons
  • Only comes in one size

“I’d recommend a silicone product that is thinner around the edges and slightly thicker in the middle for a more seamless fit,” Nixon says. This is that product. The tapered edge technology provides a seamless, comfortable fit.

Material: Silicone

Sizes: OS

What reviewers are saying: ” I found Gatherall, and they changed my life. This is probably the 5th or 6th time I ordered, and each pair lasted me for at least 3 months on a regular basis use. If I take care of them correctly, they can go up to 6 months with no problem. I love every single product I order from Gatherall, and I’ll keep ordering.”

Best Petal Nipple Covers

Nood No-Show Nipple Covers

No-Show Nipple Covers

Best Petal Nipple Covers

Nood No-Show Nipple Covers

Pros
  • Advertised as being reusable for 50-100 times with proper care
Cons
  • Strong adhesive can be hard to take off

Nood’s covers are a favorite among many. The petal design is crafted from a matte silicone for ultra smooth and seamless coverage. They are water and sweat proof as well.

Material: Silicone

Sizes: OS

What reviewers are saying: “I’ve tried several and these are the best. Perfect coverage and shape. They stay on all day and are easy off. My skin runs sensitive and I’ve had no issues. Just a quick rinse at night and they’re ready for the next day. I can even wear them under white!”

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Best Nipple Covers for On-the-Go

NuBra Pasties

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Best Nipple Covers for On-the-Go

NuBra Pasties

Pros
  • Easy to clean
Cons
  • Can sometimes show through clothes

One of the go-to brands for sticky undergarments, NuBra delivers a set of pasties that gets the job done. The plastic cover makes them perfect for those who want to take them on their travels.

Material: Silicone, polyurethane

Sizes: OS

What reviewers are saying: “This is my gazillionth time purchasing these pasties and I’ve got no complaints! I must have worn them at least 20 times before purchasing new ones. I wash them with bodywash after each wear, and they still stay sticky like they’re new. I’m sure there are better ways to maintain them, but this works for me.”

Best Drug Store Nipple Covers

Hollywood Fashion Secrets Silicone Nipple Coverups

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Best Drug Store Nipple Covers

Hollywood Fashion Secrets Silicone Nipple Coverups

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Pros
  • Comprised of hypoallergenic material
Cons
  • Complaints of covers popping off

For red carpet coverage, try these silicone nipple covers. The tapered edge creates a smooth appearance, and they even come in a variety of colors and sizes.

Material: Silicone

Sizes: 1, 2

What reviewers are saying: “Absolutely love these! They don’t hurt or cause rash on me, I wear them with anything I can’t wear a bra with, I have a large chest 34DDD and don’t need my nipples out also if I’m wearing a bra, makes it smooth and seamless and feel less obscene I guess you could say. Would def recommend! This is the second one I purchased because eventually the sticky does wear down, but last a really long time!”

Best Fashion Nipple Covers

Intimissimi Fabric Nipple Guards

Fabric Nipple Guards

Best Fashion Nipple Covers

Intimissimi Fabric Nipple Guards

Pros
  • Comes with three different shapes
Cons
  • Only suitable for single use

Maybe you want to have a little fun with your nipple covers without giving up on coverage. This star-shaped pair is expert recommended for a smoothing effect and some extra personality.

Material: Polyester

Sizes: OS

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Best Nipple Covers on Amazon

Zhowehall Nipple Covers (5-Pack)

Nipple Covers (5-Pack)

Best Nipple Covers on Amazon

Zhowehall Nipple Covers (5-Pack)

Pros
  • Includes a container for storage
Cons
  • Can show through some clothes

These nipple covers provide standard, smoothing coverage—all for less than $10.

Material: Silicone

Sizes: OS

What reviewers are saying: “I have very sensitive skin, and I was afraid the adhesive might be irritating. But it’s not–these little helpers stay on, and are so comfortable, it’s easy to forget you’re wearing them. They come off painlessly too.”

Best Reviewed Nipple Covers

QUXIANG Pasties (4-Pack)

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Best Reviewed Nipple Covers

QUXIANG Pasties (4-Pack)

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Pros
  • Good quantity for price
Cons
  • Complaints of being too thick and visible

With over 7,000 5-star reviews, these nipple covers are a fan-favorite. Choose between different hues for a set that fits your fancy. The eco-friendly silicone material is also a nice touch.

Material: Silicone

Sizes: OS

What reviewers are saying: “I love these especially for the summer. I bought them and have only used 2 so far. One more round and the other flower shape. I have worn both multiple times. Even if I have sweat while wearing some they stay in place. I keep the plastic they come on and simply re-stick them to that.”

Best Lifting Nipple Covers

MAGIC Bodyfashion Silicone Lift Covers

Silicone Lift Covers

Best Lifting Nipple Covers

MAGIC Bodyfashion Silicone Lift Covers

Pros
  • Many say they are sticky and supportive
Cons
  • Tape still may be visible depending on how you wear it

Yes, there are lightweight nipple covers that can even give you a boost. The adhesive placement allows this set to gently lift your breasts even under low-cut clothes.

Material: Silicone, TPU

Sizes: S/M, L/XL

What reviewers are saying: “These do the trick when a bra is out of the question but you still need a lift. I never thought they would hold up an entire evening, as my breasts are very large. But they held, supported, and stayed in place amazingly well. I was really happy with them-and they’re still sticky so I’ll be using them again and again.”

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Best Lightweight Nipple Covers

Yoobtape Matte Reusable Nipple Covers

Matte Reusable Nipple Covers

Best Lightweight Nipple Covers

Yoobtape Matte Reusable Nipple Covers

Pros
  • Designed to be more gentle
Cons
  • Only comes in one size and color

This pair features a PDMS lining, an anti-foaming agent and skin protectant. Its gentle construction makes these nipple covers great for anyone testing the waters.

Material: Silicone

Sizes: OS

Best Disposable Nipple Covers

QueenVibes Disposable Nipple Covers (40-Pack)

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Disposable Nipple Covers (40-Pack)

Best Disposable Nipple Covers

QueenVibes Disposable Nipple Covers (40-Pack)

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Pros
  • Thin and lightweight
Cons
  • Complaints of irritation after use

If you are in search of a “one and done” set of nipple covers, these disposable covers are an ideal option. The flower design also follows suit with Zuccarini’s advice that nipple covers “should feel intentional and something to have fun with.”

Material: Fabric

Sizes: Standard, large

What reviewers are saying: “They were so comfortable I forgot they were there, and they stayed on all night.”

Best Non-Adhesive Nipple Covers

Bare Babe Silicone Nipple Covers

Silicone Nipple Covers

Best Non-Adhesive Nipple Covers

Bare Babe Silicone Nipple Covers

Pros
  • Comes in a wide range of sizes
Cons
  • Harder to wear with loose tops

With the motto “grippy, not sticky,” these covers aren’t going to leave any residue that sticky bras might on your skin. They use your body heat to stay flush to your skin instead.

Material: Silicone

Sizes: AA–H

What reviewers are saying: “This is absolutely a game changer! I have struggled with finding the right solution for undergarments for hard-to-wear tops. I like wearing nipple covers, but they always show the lines around the edges of them, and the color does not blend in with light-colored tops. With these silicone nipple covers, these issues are absolutely resolved.”

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Best Single Set of Nipple Covers

The Wink Nipple Covers

Nipple Covers

Best Single Set of Nipple Covers

The Wink Nipple Covers

Pros
  • Easy to clean
Cons
  • Not all colors are in stock

The body-safe adhesive on these nipple covers is good for up to 25 uses, lasting you through weeks (or months) of braless wear. The packaging also allows for easy transport and storage.

Material: Silicone

Sizes: OS

What reviewers are saying: “These are fantastic! Other nip covers are thick so it looks like you have a bubble on your breast, and with others you can see the outline through the shirt. These are flat, but they also conceal a big nipple! I am a size A/B cup but have bigger nips because I’ve breastfed two babies, but these things work great!”

Best Coverage Variety

Epic Elements Boob Tape and Nipple Covers

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Boob Tape and Nipple Covers

Best Coverage Variety

Epic Elements Boob Tape and Nipple Covers

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Pros
  • Good quantity for price
Cons
  • Sometimes difficult to take off

Perhaps you aren’t sure if nipple covers will give you enough support or lift. If that’s the case, opt for this duo of tape and covers, just to be safe.

Material: Cotton, spandex (tape)

Sizes: OS

What reviewers are saying: “This product works amazing! I tend to have a bigger chest and this lasted all day and night. The tape is very supportive and stretchy so it goes along way. It does adhere to your skin very well so just make sure to use oil when removing it!”

Best Supportive Style

Fashion Forms NuBra Silicone Cups

NuBra Silicone Cups

Best Supportive Style

Fashion Forms NuBra Silicone Cups

Pros
  • Easy to clean
Cons
  • Higher price point

For those who really want the extra support, these sticky cups are clasped together in the front to form a bra. They aim to give you more life and cleavage than a simple, stick-on cover.

Material: Silicone

Sizes: A, B, C

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How do I find the right nipple cover?

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The best nipple cover for your outfit will depend on a few factors, including the cut of your top or dress, the amount of coverage you’re comfortable with, and the level of support you’re hoping to find. Options range from small, smoothing adhesives to padded, backless bras.

Pay close attention to the shade range for a more natural look, expert Kate Nixon recommends. “If you’re looking to wear something a little sheer and reduce the visibility of the nipple, I’d recommend looking for covers in a shade similar to your skin tone.”

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