Going out and don’t want to carry a purse? I don’t blame you.But where are you going to stash your phone. y0ur keys, cash and a credit card, let alone a lip gloss?
A few months back, at an Accessories Show bridal showcase, I reviewed the Girly Go Garter a clever garter that literally allows a woman to carry essentials on her leg. It was sexy and cute and very clever.
Not long after that event, I went to another health and wellness showcase and met Sherry Winks, founder and CEO of the PocketBra ($39.50), This product also lets you carry your must-haves on your body without having to carry a purse, but you don’t have to carry your stuff on your leg. This time, you’re literally toting it around your upper body — in your bra.
Yep, the Pocket Bra looks like a regular silky, softly padded demi-bra (90%nylon and 10% spandex) in either black or ballerina pink (in sizes 32b-38d) with lacy sides, but this bra has a secret: two side panels are pockets that hold your phone, credit cards, cash, and even that lip gloss. In fact, since the placement of the pockets is so personal, you can put your passport or other important valuables in these pockets when you travel, and no one is going to know they’re there or pickpocket you!
You can add quite a bit in the pockets without being bulky or too uncomfortable. the bra is quite attractive. Without anything in it at all it is really a very comfortable bra, too. I would buy it just for a good fit and for comfort. Right now there is just one design, but there will be more styles coming up. The press literature says that the pockets are large enough to hold an iPhone (or larger). That’s probably a good thing, since the iPhone 6plus has arrived and phones are getting larger. But the point is, you can put a lot into these stretchy pockets and wear a bra that no one would be the wiser about, the kind of smooth, tee shirt bra you would be happy to wear, anywhere, any time.
My only issue with the Pocket Bra is that if you need to retrieve something from it, you are reaching into your shirt to do it. When in a public place, this might raise some eyebrows. While I would suggest turning off your cell phone while wearing it close to your body anyway, imagine how strange it might appear if your boobs starting “singing” from within your clothes? If you need to pay for your drinks at the bar, reaching into your blouse to access a pocket on the side of your bra is awkward and might not be something you want to do in full view of others. But if you nee to travel, it’s a great way to safeguard a few precious items, and I guess you can always go into a bathroom or a dark corner to excavate your essentials.
If a photo is worth a thousand words, check out this little promotional video.
Another important use for the Pocket Bra: According to the NIH there are 12.6 million, or 10.8 percent, of all women ages 20 years or older with diabetes in the USA. Good news for women who need to take insulin, there is also a version of the Pocket Bra called MedPockets with not two, but FOUR pockets for women with diabetes to store their insulin pumps and other diabetic equipment. Also just $39.50
With the holidays coming, and plenty of parties, purchasing a Pocket Bra might be a very wise investment to make now. It could also be a great gift for a road warrior friend, or just your favorite “party girl. For more information visit http://www.pocketbra.com
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