If you've been on Instagram at all in the past few months, then you've definitely seen those strapless, backless, sticky bras on your feed.
These bras, while pretty similar to regular sticky bras, have the stand-out feature of a drawstring that pulls your boobs together to give you some (supposedly) bomb cleavage.
One of our colleagues in the US tried out the bra and discovered that it'd probably work better on boobs that are medium-sized.
So, for the sake of science aka boob research, we decided to order the Insta-famous bra in all four sizes it came in: A, B, C, and D.
So we ordered the bras and put them on to see if they really did live up to all their hype.
Jemima: While I was impressed with the results I had seen on Instagram, I assumed that it was just really good advertising. I was certain that my lack of boob meant it wouldn't work for me.
The first time I put it on, I put the two pads too close to each other and it just didn’t work. I looked like I was wearing a normal bra. When I tried again and put them on in the right place, I was pretty surprised to see that I actually had a good-looking rack. But it was pretty uncomfortable.
The combination of being broad while having small boobs meant the bra was sitting in a weird place on my torso. I felt like if I swung my arms around too much it would start peeling off at the sides, or just pop off entirely.
Emily: Sticking my boobs into place with this sticky bra was a familiar feeling to other ones, but it felt more secure. I felt like I needed to preemptively adjust "the girls" before I started squishing them together, to make them look their best.
Regardless, this bra is the business. It really worked, and made my honkers look great. They felt very up and supported; that being said, I wouldn't go do any star jumps in them. But for the first time, I felt like I had an ample bosom.
Michelle: I came into this pretty damn skeptical that this bra would work. Most sticky bras aren't really sticky enough to get a solid grip, but this one was really, really sticky, which was promising.
I discovered while putting it on that you have to place it properly to get the best cleavage when you go to pull the strings together. Personally, I saw a noticeable difference when I pulled the magic strings together, but while my boobs felt secure and supported, I just know if I jumped around it would've 100% come off.
Anna: When I put the bra on I noticed that this one was heaps stickier than the other stick-on bras I've tried before, which, I guess, is a good thing!
The sizing was pretty accurate and the material of the bra itself felt durable. But as expected, there was zero support, so I don't really know how long it would last on a night out – which is the only time I could see myself wearing clothes that would require a bra like this.
Even though the drawstring helped give my boobs some lift, it still wasn't enough.