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Why The Pasties Fashion Trend Is Here To Stay

If you’ve tuned into any celebrity fashion in the past 6 months, you will find that pasties have become the next greatest fashion trend. Stars like Emily Ratajkowski, Kylie Jenner, Nicki Minaj, and so many more are wearing pasties not for concealment, but part of their wardrobe. This fashion trend has permeated the wardrobes of women world-wide as they have now become statement pieces for casual and evening wear. Coming in multiple colors, shapes, and designs, they are certainly not hard to miss. While this may seem like a fashion trend that’s going to fizzle away within the next year, these small bundles of fun are only cementing their place as the next day-to-day apparel for women. I'll explain why in a minute, but let’s first start with the basics-

What Are Pasties?

Pasties are small pieces of fabric or material with a sticky adhesive backing in the shape of a petal or circle. To understand the history of this statement piece, pasties originated with the burlesque movement of 1920’s America becoming a symbol of female empowerment. They were adorned with colorful jewels and sometimes tassels as a key component of their burlesque costume. As the burlesque movement dwindled in the 1970’s, so did the lavishly adorned pasties. In its place became the pasties we see today that feature soft materials that conform to the skin for more everyday use and functionality. Despite the drastic change in pasties over the years, they still serve a common vision to liberate the female body and empower women to wear what they desire.

Today, pasties come in a variety of shapes, designs, and materials. However, the traditional nude petal pasty is still widely popular for its purpose of concealing a woman’s nipples for braless wear. Nude pasties come in materials such as satin, silicone, felt, and vegan suede depending on a woman’s preference. Silicone pasties can be a hard find, so it’s best to research a few brands before investing in an expensive pair. Below is a helpful guide for understanding each nude petal pasty and how they function

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Now on to the fun stuff! Pasties come in some awesome shapes and materials that beat your average nude petal pasty. You can now satisfy your inner unicorn by wearing glittery unicorn pasties for either everyday wear or to your music festival. Just like our burlesque pioneers, these pasties are meant to be seen and incorporated into your overall outfit. Pasties also come in different sizes including mini and petite sizes. You're probably wondering - 'How do I wear mini pasties?' Mini pasties are different from traditional pasties in the sense that they are body stickers and can be placed on any part of your body. Mini pasties are just as durable, sticky, and fun as normal pasties, but they are placed in areas such as the chest, belly, lower back, arms, pretty much anywhere you can think of. Mini pasties are gaining popularity with rave and festival goers because they add extra sparkle and uniqueness to their carefully planned outfits. 

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Caption: 8 Mini Black Glitter Star Body Pasties

Like making sure that your shoes match your outfit, you will now be thinking about how your pasties will match your outfit. Below are a few helpful tips for deciding on the best pasties for your outfit:

  • Theme: Pair your pasties with your event theme! What pasties should you pair with your trip to Electric Daisy Carnival? Try a pair of daisy pasties or flowers paired with a sheer crop top and daisy shorts. Or maybe you’re putting together your next sexy Halloween costume – consider a pair of Bat Signal Pasties that will pair great with a black catsuit or mesh top.
  • Occasion: Are you looking for pasties for an event or everyday wear? Silicone pasties now come in shapes other than your boring nude silicone style. We love Pastease Everyday Reusable Pasties that come in awesome shapes and materials. The best part is they are super durable and, just like the name, great for everyday use.
  • Price Point: As the saying goes – you get what you pay for. The most affordable pasties are definitely going to be great bang for your buck, but they are typically only for 1 time use. They also come in amazing colors and materials that will electrify any outfit. If you’re looking to invest in a pair of pasties that will last multiple nights of wear, then the higher priced pasties will be best economically.

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Today, the lavishly adorned pasties are being revitalized by celebrities and the modern burlesque movement; however, you don’t need to wear tassels in order to participate in your own form of expression. Pasties are only growing in popularity as women seek more freedom with their bodies.Wearing a pair of pasties that are visible underneath your clothing will exude your own confidence and expression.  Once you wear a pair of pasties in public for the first time, you will find how liberating it is. Your confidence and self esteem will thank you for it. 

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August 01, 2018 — Hilary