I walked into Zellers and was immediately distracted by a display of “As Seen On TV” products. There were a few fashion related accessories there but the one that caught my eye was the Cami Secret — basically it is a fabric insert that attaches to your bra straps and gives the appearance of a cami peeking out. The package sells for $14.99 and comes with three “mock camisoles” — black, tan, and white. Here’s an infomercial showing how it works.
The only difference from the commercial cami is mine have a fabric tab that wraps around and snaps unlike the uncomfortable hard clip shown. The snaps fit around thin and wide strapped bras.
For the last few days I have been wearing the white one. And I have to say this is my new favorite accessory. I have quite a few crossover tops that are perfectly fine if you are standing still but always make me feel self conscious if I am moving around or bending etc. This little slip of fabric is perfect; especially for the form fitting tops as there is no bulkiness like wearing a full cami would cause — or having to constantly readjust because the cami is riding up in the back or twisting.
Another bonus is I can decide how much extra coverage I want as the insert can be slipped up and down the straps for more or less coverage. The mock cami does a good job of staying in place. Some tops, depending on the fabric, I chose to tuck the dip into my bra to keep it in place but for the most part they stayed where they were put with only minor fold adjustments through the day — much less than fiddling with a full camisole.
In Canada you can buy Cami Secret at Zellers and in the U.S. you can find them at Walgreens and Target. You can buy them online (a set of 12) from the official Cami Secret website or you can buy the basic three colors that have on eBay but read the details and look at images closely as I see a few of the old clip styles are out there. You want the soft fabric with wrap around and snap.