How To Wear A Low Cut Dress
A great exfoliator is key to pulling off a low cut dress. Not only does it keep your décolletage looking smooth, but it will help keep double-sided tape in place, according to Miss Oops and Johnny on the Spot founder, Jennifer Higgins. “Excess moisture on your skin will prevent your apparel tape from effectively sticking to you,” says Jennfier. “Exfoliating is definitely a great way to prevent that from happening.” We like the Avéne Gentle Body Scrub ($20, Drugstore.com) and Skinnygirl Body Solutions Vitamin C Body Scrub ($9.97, Walmart.com).
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We put so much focus on our faces, yet we tend to ignore our necks and décolletage. It’s not until we put on a dress with a plunging neckline that we remember how fragile that skin can be. RéVive Fermitif Neck Renewal Cream ($130, Reviveskincare.com) not only gives skin a taut, smooth appearance, but it uses SPF 15 to keep future sun damage from occurring.
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Since a low cut dress will bring attention to your chest, you want it to look as great as possible. Rashida Jones readied her own skin for the Oscars with St. Tropez Bronzing Mousse ($40, Sttropeztan.com), which gave her body a subtle hint of healthy color.
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When it comes to wearing bras with deep necklines, Jennifer Higgins says women should leave them at home. “I think that the most obvious mistake women make when wearing a low-cut dress is the bra slip. Even if a low-plunging neckline might seem to just cover your bra, the smallest movements can cause your clothes to shift.” If the material you’re wearing is super thin, or you’re worried about showing a little too much through your dress, try wearing Johnny On The Spot silicone nipple covers ($7.69, Duane Reade). They will discreetly keep your outfit PG-13.
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It takes way more than hope and a prayer to keep a barely there dress in place. It takes some mighty strong double-side tape! Jennifer trusts Johnny On The Spot’s Apparel Tape ($9.49, Duane Reade) to keep fabric from sliding off our unmentionables. “It even stretches, so it moves with your garments and won’t un-stick at the slightest wiggle.”
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One of the last things to remember when wearing a low cut dress is one of the most important: your posture. “Bending over is one nip-slip-prone movement that is easy to remember to avoid,” says Jennifer. “But women should always avoid slouching. Even if you have apparel tape keeping everything in place, slouching can cause unsightly rolls to occur that you wouldn’t necessarily remember is on display.”
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