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Hello everyone, I ask for help regarding wearing a binder. (TL;DR at the last row)

I em expected to hold my final exam on Saturday, and since we have to dress formally, men are expected NOT to wear shorts.

I have to wear long jeans, which in this terribly hot weather (30+C, 86+F) and my overheating anxiety, are already enough to make me sweat at the thought. But I also have to wear a binder, which makes me sweat and nearly faint from overheating when I'm normally calm and wearing shorts!


Are there ANY alternatives do binding I can use for just one day? Are ace bandages dangerous for those 4 hours (or less)? What do you people suggest, considering I can't go out and buy a sport bra during these three days?


Thank you in advance

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Maybe not but have you a swimsuit which would work? Obviously not something I am expert on but the fabric tends to hold things better.



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Tape may work depending on the brand and how much you sweat, but make sure it's skin safe tape. You may want to test it out another day this week to ensure it holds with sweat. Maybe read a book outside or study or something else while taped and see how long it lasts. Depending on your size you may also be able to get away with the tank top trick. If you have an old sports bra that isn't necessarily compression and a tight tank top then you can put on the sports bra and then the tank top and fold the tank top up over the bulge a few times and it helps to flatten it. Bralettes work instead of sports bras too. This method should stay in place for a few hours depending on how how much you move and the fabrics you use, but safety pins can help hold it the tank top up if needed. 

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I do NOT recommend tape or ace bandages. Will you be wearing a suit? If you have a slightly large suit jacket, it will help cover that area from view. Even a sport coat might work. 

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This might just be a tad too late, but have you ever heard of compression shirts? There are men's compression shirts which are meant to give your body a more masculine shape, and while it doesn't completely flatten your chest, it does greatly reduce your hips and if you wear a dark shirt no one can tell.

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