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EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT NIPPLE COVERS
Why nipple covers?
- To prevent nipple poke-through when wearing a tight top or dress without a bra. The nipple covers or nipple plasters will conceal your nipples.
- The nipple covers have been tested while running, playing tennis, cycling, climbing, horse riding and playing netball and they successfully stay in place and prevent any nipple irritation and prevent chaffing from friction with your bra or top.
- If you have large nipples, or hardened nipples (which is common after childbirth) you may feel more comfortable and confident to wear nipple covers to prevent any poke-through or irritation caused with friction from your bra.
- Wearing a nipple cover on your belly button if it is noticeable through your top (being pregnant can cause your belly button to become enlarged and protrude outwards).
- Invest in some nipple covers for fun. Your guy could have a nice surprise when seeing the heart shaped nipple covers!
- The nipple covers are great to use for topless tanning as you can be 100% sure your nipples will not get burnt and you will not offend anyone in the process.
Can the nipple covers be used under a swimsuit or bikini while swimming?
Yes, and this is a perfect solution to stop you feeling self-conscious about having nipple poke-through in your swimming costume. The silicone nipple covers have been tested and successfully stay on, please note, that you will need to wear a tight swimsuit or bikini top to help hold them in place. As they have an adhesive backing they will stickon to your breast area but please note, that as they get wet their hold will be reduced so it is best to make sure the swimsuit is tight fitting so they cannot slide out of place. We definitely recommend the silicone nipple covers for swimming over the nipple plasters.
Can male runners use the nipple covers?
We would recommend that the male runners go for the fabric nipple covers, also know as nipple plasters. This is because the nipple plasters look more manly! The silicone nipple covers will also work for male runners but they maybe put off by the larger size and the smoothness of the silicone nipple covers and think they seem too feminine. So if you are thinking about which ones to buy for your partner or for a male friend we would recommend the nipple plasters as they look more practical, are slightly smaller in size and look like a standard plaster but just in a circle shape to best fit over the nipple area. The fabric nipple covers are also known as nipple guards for runners and nipple protectors for runners. It is far to common to see bleeding nipples from a marathon runner on the home straight and this can easily be prevented with the fabric nipple guards. So it is best to take action before this happens and either wear lots of vaseline or invest in some nipple plasters.
Are nipple shields the same as nipple covers?
No. Nipple shields are used by women who are having discomfort with breast feeding and they fit over the nipple. The shields have holes in the end so the baby can feed through them while protecting the mum's nipples from soreness. Nipple covers are comfort pads with adhesive backing that stick over the breast area to prevent nipple poke through and nipple chaffing.
What are nipple guards and nipple protectors?
Nipple guards and nipple protectors are used to describe both nipple shields and nipple covers. Nipple guards is a term used to search for nipple covers for runners.
How do the nipple covers stay on?
You simply, just peal back the plastic backing and then stick on to your breast area. The self-adhesive backing keeps the nipple concealers stuck securely to your breasts.
The nipple covers will stay on all day while playing sport and will stay in place throughout even with perspiration. However, continuous or excessive sweating will reduce the adhesive’s effectiveness.
What are the nipple covers made from?
The silicone nipple covers are made from 90% silicone with a 10% TPU outer covering. The silicone nipple covers are also known as and called "gel" nipple protectors. The gel feel and look is made from silicone.
How do I wash my nipple covers?
Please see the product pages to follow instructions on how to best care for your nipple covers. Do not put your nipple covers in the washing machine! Instead rinse with lukewarm water and mild soap and leave to air dry and then once dry, replace the plastic film to cover them.
How many times can I reuse the nipple covers?
This depends on the level of care. If the instructions for best care are followed then you should be able to reuse your nipple covers about 15 times. However, if you throw your nipple covers on the floor after a night out and leave all the dust to collect on the self adhesive backing then you will not get many wears out of them. Using fake tan and lotions will also reduce the amount of uses.
How long can I wear the nipple covers for?
It is recommended that you wear the nipple concealers for no longer than 8 hours at any one time.
What shape of nipple protector is best to wear under sheer clothes?
We sell silicone (gel) nipple protectors in a circle shape, a petal shape (also known as petals) and heart shaped nipple covers. The silicone nipple covers are the best under sheer clothing as they are seamless and very smooth. Please note that if your clothing is very sheer and tight then all nipple covers will show through to some degree.
Could I have an allergic reaction to the nipple covers?
Undercover Glamour advises you to test the nipple covers on a small and less sensitive area of skin first. If irritation does occur remove the nipple covers and wash your skin with water and mild soap. If irritation persists after removal please consult a doctor.
CELEBS SEEN WEARING NIPPLE COVERS!
Nipple covers are an important item for stylists kit bags to prevent any unwanted nipple poke through or embarrassment to the star or model if their outfit is rather revealing or sheer. Net a Porter regularly stock up on nipple covers from us for their models prior to shoots to sensibly make sure there will never be any nipple poke through on show. Angie Smith, stylist to the stars has also used several of Undercover Glamour's nipple covers and has worked with celebrities such as Danni Minogue, Pixie Lott, Edith Bowman, Mel C, Jessica Ennis and many more.
Victoria Beckham is also said to be a fan of nipple covers and according to Now Magazine in 2008 she is reportly to have recommended them to Kate Beckinsale. However, Victoria Beckham has been caught on camera many times with nipple poke through and with suggestions that she should have worn some nipple covers.
Celebrity star, Emma Watson got caught on the red carpet with her ball gown falling a little too low on the breast area and releaving a petal shaped nipple cover. Showing a nipple cover is far less embarrassing than having your whole nipple on show. Then on the other extreme we have Lady Gaga! Lady Gaga is a fan of flaunting her nipple covers as a fashion statement and she has been seen to wear nipple tassels and some other eye catching, glittery styles.