When someone says “wardrobe malfunction,” the first thing that immediately comes to mind is Janet Jackson (Ms. Jackson, if you’re nasty) at the 2004 Super Bowl halftime show. While Janet and Justin Timberlake were entertaining the arena with Justin’s “Rock Your Body,” Justin pulled off a portion of Janet’s top (the mechanics of said top are super confusing), revealing a very pierced nipple. Even if your fashion faux pas isn’t nationally televised, you should still probably avoid going full frontal like this Elizabeth Olsen wardrobe malfunction or risk having a boob (or more) pop out like Bella Hadid at Cannes. Don’t worry — we’ve got you covered. Here are some tried and true products to ensure that every bit of clothing stays exactly where it’s supposed to, so you can hit the streets feeling stylish and secure.
1. Nip Slips: Deep v-necks are so sexy, but also a little hard to wear. Bend down too low and one of the girls is liable to pop out and say hello to everyone. To keep your goods in your top, reach for Victoria’s Secret Double-Sided Stylist Tape ($10). Just stick one side of the tape to the fabric of your top and the other to your skin to make sure everything stays in while you go out. This also works great on peek-a-boo dress shirts and blouses.
2. Stains: Slips, drips and spills are likely things to happen, especially when you’re wearing all white. And while you may not be able to stop yourself from being such a klutz, you can clean up the spills as they come. A Tide to Go Instant Stain Remover Liquid Pen ($8) will quickly clean up anything you throw at it.
3. Visible Panty Lines: Nothing throws off the silhouette of a perfect outfit like double butt (when your underwear makes ridges in your butt). The best way to avoid making this type of blunder is to wear the Commando Stretch Thong ($20). This thong is a little different from the lacy things you buy from the lingerie store because it’s made from a microfiber material, is elastic free and seamless. It fits like a second skin to ensure there are no ugly lines.
4. Camel Toe: Sometimes those sexy, tight pants are just a little too snug. They make your butt look great but they can make other areas look, well… more pronounced. To avoid drawing attention to your nether region, try the Camelflage Lace Thong ($25), which provides extra padding to give a smoother appearance.
5. High-Beam Headlights: Lacy bras are super sexy and come in such amazing styles and colors, but not all of them do a good job of making sure your nipples don’t make themselves known when it gets a little chilly. If you’re looking for extra coverage, try Bristols 6 Adhesive Nippies Skin Covers ($26). These pasties aren’t like the usual stick-on covers — they’re silicone pasties with ultra thin edges so you don’t get any of those weird bumps and ridges. They’re also reusable and come in two different sizes and three shades, so you can match them to your skin tone.
6. Deodorant and Makeup Marks: LBDs are the gift that keeps on giving for #lazygirls everywhere, but present us with an all-too-familiar fashion conundrum: You slip on your fave dress, do some spins in the mirror and notice that you’ve got white deodorant marks all over the place. That’s where Braza Wipe Out Erasers ($6) come in. This little sponge is basically magic, getting rid of those horrible marks without water.
7. Sweat Marks: Sometimes you’re just a Sweaty Betty — no matter how strong your deodorant, there are still prominent sweat marks on your silk blouse and button-down shirt. Thanks to Hollywood Fashion Secrets Garment Shields ($11), there’s something you can do about it. Stick these self-adhesive shields to the inside of the underarm of your shirts to keep your clothes and pits dry. Best of all, these shields are more like fabric and less like wearing a panty liner under your arms, so you won’t even notice ’em.
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