Which is better for nipple concealing? Depends on who you ask.
This may come as a surprise to you but nipple covers still have a place in my lingerie drawer. These little gems are self adhesive, virtually invisible under clothing, and I stick 'em on to prevent nipple show in a bathing suit or strapless dress. I also wear them under my a silk halter blouse. Since it’s designed to accentuate the shoulders and clavicle area, I don’t want my bra strap, not even the delicate strap of The Elli Bralette, to interrupt the aesthetic.
Speaking of The Elli, it’s partly my long standing relationship with silicone nipple covers that inspired me to design a concealing bralette in the first place. For years beforehand, prevention of nipple show has been the main goal when choosing an outfit to wear. I tried all the tricks to keep them hidden: tissue paper, bandaids, medical tape, adhesive breast petals, stick-on bras, you name it. When discovered the magic of the silicone nipple covers, they became my concealer of choice. Since I preferred to wear a bralette (which, before the advent of the Elli Bralette, was useless in the nipple concealing department) so I would stick-on these silicone covers and wear underneath it. Problem solved, seemingly…
Silicone covers involve an extra step.
OK, here’s the thing…deep down, even with this novel, nip-covering discovery, I knew my nipple concealing game was not 100% on lock. Aside from my obsession with hiding my nips from showing, I'm pretty low maintenance. I prefer not to spend time getting ready (don't even own a hairbrush) and live in t-shirts, pull-on shorts and leggings. I can't be bothered by a zipper.
To further save time in my 'getting ready' routine (there always room for improvement, right?), I considered eliminating a step. I zeroed in on the silicone concealers. Wearing them under a bralette, not to mention, washing and drying them each day, involved an extra step.
I wanted to further simplify.
How the concealing bralette came to be...
I thought to myself, 'If only there was a bralette with a nipple concealer inside, that would solve everything.' Not just any concealer: one that’s thin, flexible, discreet and strong enough to prevent my wily nipples from poking through my shirt. Moreover, if I'm thinking about the ultimate bra here, the concealer would need to be permanent, as in non-removable, so it doesn't shift or get lost in the wash. Digging around for a missing nipple concealers is, you know, an extra step.
So, as you may have guessed, this 'all in one, nipple concealing bralette' did not exist and in order to simplify my life in this way, I was literally gonna have to make it myself.
So I did.
The Elli Bralette, the nipple concealing bra of my dreams, is everything I wanted it to be. It’s my one-step, throw on and go, time-saving nipple concealing solution. It simplifies my life and on the rare occasion it does't work with my outfit, I switch it out for an old standby, my silicone nipple cover friends.
Both do the trick.
All is well in my world. My 'getting ready' routine is tightened up and my nipple concealing game is definitely on lock. I’ve got the best tools in the shed, the only ones I need, a concealing bralette and silicone nipple covers. Both have a place and function in my nipple concealing endeavors, and both, in their own right, do the trick.