Wardrobe malfunctions: Celeb stylist reveals how to avoid accidental nudity with pro tips for using double-sided tape and more fashion solutions

The Grammys red carpet is not like any other award show.

Wile actors and actresses at the Golden Globes or Emmys tend to lean toward classic couture for their red carpet looks, music’s biggest stars are more likely to have fun with their fashion choices in statement-making ensembles that often leave little to the imagination.

Who can forget J.Lo’s daring Versace look tin 2000 that inspired Google images? With the 66th annual Grammy award show only days away, celebrity stylist Carnita Nicole reveals how the pros use fashion solutions to keep their clients from having any embarrassing slip-ups.

Wile actors and actresses at the Golden Globes or Emmys tend to lean toward classic couture for their red carpet looks, music's biggest stars are more likely to have fun with their fashion choices in statement-making ensembles that often leave little to the imagination

Wile actors and actresses at the Golden Globes or Emmys tend to lean toward classic couture for their red carpet looks, music’s biggest stars are more likely to have fun with their fashion choices in statement-making ensembles that often leave little to the imagination

According to Carnita, fashion stylists rely on a combination of body solutions to prepare their clients for big events, but double-sided tape is one of the unsung heroes in a stylists’ prop kit. 

‘It’s a go-to for securing plunging necklines, preventing wardrobe malfunctions, and achieving that flawless, seamless look,’ she says.

‘Strategic use of these solutions maintains a flawless appearance under the scrutiny of cameras and flashing lights.’

Carnita points out that there is no one solution, and that even her approach may vary based on the specific garment and client preferences, but details four tape techniques:

1. Parallel Placement: Placing tape on both sides of the nipple can provide an extra defense against exposure.

2. Crisscross Placement: By creating an X shape on the inner part of the garment, I enhance the stability and prevent any gaps or shifting, providing additional security.

3. Layered Tape Technique: Try applying a strip of tape along the inner edge of the fabric and then layer another strip slightly overlapping it. This technique provides a reinforced hold, especially for heavier fabrics.

4. Moisture Defense: The most important things to consider are high moisture areas, the temperature and activities that will be taken place. Using HFS Splash Tape, can be the secret weapon in your kit. This unsung hero is designed to withstand the elements and will keep the plunge securely in place.

According to celebrity stylist Carnita Nicole, fashion stylists rely on a combination of body solutions to prepare their clients for big events, but double-sided tape is one of the unsung heroes in a stylists' prop kit

According to celebrity stylist Carnita Nicole, fashion stylists rely on a combination of body solutions to prepare their clients for big events, but double-sided tape is one of the unsung heroes in a stylists’ prop kit

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Double-sided tape is ‘a go-to for securing plunging necklines, preventing wardrobe malfunctions, and achieving that flawless, seamless look,’ says Carnita

Carnita details her step-by-step guide to using tape:

1. Prep the skin: Ensure the skin is clean and dry. Avoid applying lotion or oils to the area where you’ll be using the tape to ensure proper adhesion.

2. Select the right tape: Use a high-quality, skin-friendly double-sided fashion tape. Test a small piece on your skin beforehand to check for any adverse reactions.

Hollywood Fashion Secrets offers a variety of tape options, including waterproof and gentle tape (to be used on delicate skin areas).

3. Cut the tape to size: Cut the tape into manageable strips, if necessary. The length will depend on the depth of the neckline and the area that needs securing.

4. Apply to the garment: Affix one side of the tape to the fabric, ensuring it is positioned strategically to provide support. If the garment is low-cut, apply the tape on the inner edges of the fabric.

5. Peel off the backing: Carefully peel off the backing from the exposed side of the tape, being mindful not to touch the adhesive with your fingers.

6. Press and secure: Gently press the fabric onto the skin, securing it in place. Smooth out any wrinkles or bubbles to achieve a seamless look.

7. Test and adjust: After applying, do a gentle test to ensure the garment is secure. If adjustments are needed, carefully reposition the fabric and reapply the tape as necessary.

8. Removal: When it’s time to remove the garment, do so slowly and carefully. Peel the fabric away from the skin, and if there is any resistance, use a bit of oil or lotion to help dissolve the adhesive.

‘By following these steps, you can use double-sided tape like a pro, ensuring that the garment stays in place. It’s a small detail that makes a big difference in achieving that polished and confident look.’

Ashi Studio used light, completely see-through fabrics to get the look

Fendi achieved the effect with beaded pieces

Once a bold statement but now a high fashion look, a number of designers sent models in sheer looks down their catwalks during Paris Haute Couture Week

Sheer fashions have been all the rage for several years and it appears the style is not going anywhere soon.

Once a bold statement but now a high fashion look, a number of designers sent models in sheer looks down their catwalks during Paris Haute Couture Week.

Ashi Studio used light, completely see-through fabrics to get the look, while Fendi achieved the effect with beaded pieces. 

While exposing the aereola is common on the runway, on the streets, most of us lean toward modesty with nipple covers.

To keep silicone cover-ups in tact, Carnita recommends reapplying the liners after use and storing them in the provided plastic case.

‘Elevate their reusable charm by giving them a refreshing wash after every other use –  because a little TLC goes a long way in ensuring their cleanliness and stickiness for countless chic moments!’

‘Elevate their reusable charm by giving them a refreshing wash after every other use – because a little TLC goes a long way in ensuring their cleanliness and stickiness for countless chic moments!’

‘As a fashion stylist, creativity is key, and resourcefulness is a must,’ shares Carnita.

‘In the absence of traditional breast solutions, improvisation becomes the name of the game. 

‘I once had a client preparing for a glamorous evening event, and she realized that her preferred adhesive bras were nowhere to be found. 

‘Without missing a beat, I provided her with Body Contour Tape from Hollywood Fashion Secrets to provide the necessary chest support she needed to last through the night. It did the trick and saved the day. No bra necessary!’

Carnita refers to body contour tape as ‘the lifting maestro.’ 

Saying, ‘It’s not your average tape, it’s a universal bra in a roll, offering an impressive eight different ways to customize your adhesive bra experience. 

It provides unparalleled support for a number of wardrobe choices, including strapless, backless and plunge necks. 

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Carnita revers to HFS’ body contour tape as ‘the lifting maestro’

To use Body Contour tape, ‘simply cut it into strips, apply, and watch it stretch to perfection.

‘Whether you’re aiming for a daring plunge or a subtle lift, this tape allows you to control the level of cleavage you showcase. 

‘When it’s time to part ways with these style secrets, pamper your skin by generously soaking the tapes in oil for 3-5 minutes and the tape will just slide off.’

According to Carnita, every woman's wardrobe should be equipped with a variety of body solutions to address different fashion challenges, including Hollywood Fashion Secrets tape

According to Carnita, every woman’s wardrobe should be equipped with a variety of body solutions to address different fashion challenges, including Hollywood Fashion Secrets tape

According to Carnita, every woman’s wardrobe should be equipped with a variety of body solutions to address different fashion challenges. These include:

1. Insoles:  Insoles are a versatile and often overlooked addition to your wardrobe. Insoles contribute to comfort and support, size adjustments, foot health, and enhancing shoe lifespan. The Shoe Comfort Kit from HFS is my go-to, providing multiple options for support.

2. Deodorant removing sponge: Accidents happen. We’ve all been there. This provides a quick and efficient solution to remove visible deodorant marks, ensuring you step out with a clean and fresh look.

3. Fashion tape: An absolute essential for securing clothing in place, preventing wardrobe malfunctions, and ensuring a polished look. I love that HFS has 3 options to suit every need.

4. Nipple covers: A discreet solution for modesty and coverage, especially with sheer or thin fabrics. My favorite type are the Silicone Coverups from HFS that provide a smooth covering.

5. Lint roller or lint remover sheets: These are indispensable tools in maintaining a polished and immaculate appearance. These tools help in swiftly removing lint, pet hair, and other small particles that may cling to clothing.

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