101 things to do with Soak | 028 Silicone adhesives

Author: Ngoc

I adore the look of plunging back lines, and curve hugging silk dresses. I remember watching How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days and falling in love (as I’m sure many girls did) with Kate Hudson’s bold yellow dress.


I’ve never been brave enough to try wearing one of these myself until I walked by a clearance rack and saw an amazing royal blue silk dress with an open back in my size for only $20 (down from $198!) because it was last years style, the strap was broken and it had a small stain. Nothing that a sewing machine and some  couldn’t fix. Appropriate undergarments are a must with this style of dress. This is where the backless strapless bra, and the strapless panties come in.

These are photos provided by Shibue of the same dress comparing the traditional panty vs the strapless panty.

The strapless panty is a new discovery I made earlier this year when Jacqueline came back from a tradeshow with a few pairs for us girls at the office. Made by Shibue, these panties are held in place by a strip of silicone gel adhesive across the front and back of the panty. Since they don’t have straps around your waist, you don’t have to worry about the slight indent caused by panty lines.

This is the same with backless bras, they are two cups that are held on to your body with a silicone adhesive. No shoulder straps or back straps to worry about.

These undergarments are reusable and with proper care can last for several uses. Jenny, the creator and designer of Shibue, recommends using  to properly care for your silicone adhesive undergarments.

1. Gently peel it from your body and wash with  to remove body oils and dirt. Once washed, the adhesive will regenerate itself.

2. Leave to air dry and then place back on the protective film that accompanies the panties and bras when you purchase them. This prevents lint, dust and other contaminants from sticking to the adhesive while in storage.

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