Sweet heart shaped tops often require a strapless bra, however, the depth of the cut of top/dress or that the back may be backless, or simply you don't want the bulk of a bra and it's chest strap mean that body tape is the only way forward.
With these tops the tape will provide structure and support as well as enhance your body shape. Adding or reducing cleavage as you feel is right for you.
Our guides should be considered a starting point and as everyone is different you may find that you need to adapt the techniques to help suit your body and clothing.
The technique here is to replicate the cup of your bra as well as the under strap. We suggest smaller pieces are cut for this style to achieve the cup from below the breast, using both vertical and offset angles to promote support to prevent jumping and extensive wobble. This will give support and some lift. If you are keen to enhance your cleavage in your Sweet Heart dress/top or simply want to ensure that you stay in place a horizontal tape across the lower part of your breasts in a curve shape will do this. This will maximise support particularly if you are planning to be more active - as in dancing.
WHY IS IT STRETCHY?
In order to work the tape must be stretched, the give in the tape allows it to work with your skins normal give and take. The tape offers 130-160% elasticity depending on how it is used. When cutting the tape you should ensure that you are cutting around 25% shorter length than your intended use to allow for the stretch.
IS IT WATERPROOF?
Yes, your AVO+ Body Tape is water resistant and designed to stay in place for many days if you wish. You can swim or bath with the tape and it will stay in place. Great for pool parties!
HOW DO I REMOVE?
It is important that you take time and care when removing the tape, our acrylic adhesive will leaves red marks and/or residue if not removed correctly. The very best way to remove is to apply oil (baby oil or olive oil will work great) to the tape and let it soak into the fabric, ensure the whole area is covered. Leave this on for 3-5 minutes to ensure the oil has seeped through to the glue. The adhesive will breakdown and you will be able to peel away the tape from your skin, if your feel it is still too stuck or you feel the skin pulling, repeat the above until it is easy enough to peel away. The longer you leave the oil the easier it will be to remove.
If you do not have any oil to hand, then a hot bath will really help loosen the adhesive and you could remove it this way. Any residue can be removed by soap and water or a proprietary skin cleaner.
WHAT IS OUR BODY TAPE MADE OF?
Our AVO+ body tape is medical grade Kinesiology Tape. Made of 100% cotton and finishes in a range of skin tonal colours as well as bright pink and blue. It uses an acrylic premium hypoallergenic adhesive (50 gsm) is applied in a wave effective to maximise performance.
The above guide may not work for all and is a generic guide to help users understand how to use the product. AVO+ does not make any claim to guarantee that this will work for you and that the product will offer support for any minimum times. It is noted that some users may find their body perspire under the tape that may cause it to become loose over time. We highly recommend that you try your look in advance of that special day or night.
If wearing the tape causes any irritation or redness please stop using the tape immediately. If your skin has any reaction to the tape stop using and if the symptoms persist consult medical advice.