Monday, May 23, 2011

Cleava Review and Giveaway


I am a big fan of the plunging neckline, and I feel fairly comfortable wearing low-cut tops and dresses. But NOT to the office. And although I can always throw a tank or tube top on beneath my outer layer, sometimes that adds more bulk and wrinkles than I'd like.

Enter Cleava. This nifty little invention is a triangle of cloth that snaps onto your bra to fill the plunge of a deep neckline. It's incredibly quick and easy to use, you can adjust placement slightly for more or less coverage, and it makes revealing clothing instantly more modest without adding an entirely new layer.


As you can see, I adore the sample I was sent to review*, and I'm excited to have a second Cleava to give away! Here's what you've got to do to enter:

  1. Be a U.S. resident.

  2. Leave a comment on this post telling us which garments this invention will render wearable for you, and A VALID E-MAIL. Comments without a valid e-mail in the comment will be disqualified.

  3. Cross your fingers!

Enter by midnight CST on Sunday, May 29, 2011. I'll draw a winner at random the following day. This giveaway is open to U.S. residents only. Good luck!


UPDATED! If you'd like to purchase a Cleava for yourself, use code AP5OFF at checkout for $5 off! But hurry, the code expires on June 1, 2011. Thanks to Cleava for adding this bonus!

*CMP.ly/2

94 comments:

Ally said...

Holy crap, Sal! I didn't know such a product existed. Wow.

I'd wear it with about everything in my closet. I'm short (5'3) and busty so everything is cut down to my navel and unless everyone wants a boobie show, a tank/safety pin/etc is always necessary. It'd be super handy for wrap top dresses/shirts. My cleavage starts about 2 inches below my collar bone, so there's not much chest that's not chesty on me.

Anonymous said...

I would wear this my v-neck tees and silk blouses that i button lower.
THanks!
Rory
rfgoaliegirl@gmail.com

Sarah said...

I would wear this with absolutely everything. I'm a 30G: I have cleavage in turtlenecks!

clothingthegeeky@gmail.com

Bethany C. said...

I'd wear this with a lot of the shirts I put away that aren't exactly 'motherly' anymore. Well, the ones I didn't give away because they were just downright trampy.

b(dot)cardone(at)hotmail(dot)com

Janna said...

Looks super useful!

The Hojnackes said...

This would be so much nicer than extra layers here in Las Vegas! I could wear all of my favorite shirts in the summer too.
laura.hojnacke@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

I have a wrap-around obi-style dress that I *love*, but it always requires extensive pinning/taping to avoid uncomfortable bra exposure. These would let me wear this truly awesome dress more frequently.

marisa.brandt@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

This would be great for teaching - I'm very self-conscious leaning over in most tops.

Plus, I've tried other products, but the boob tube is pinchy and the winkee dots stop sticking eventually...

( johannayunker at gmail dot com )

Jackie said...

I would wear this with so very many of my v-neck shirts and dresses!

Very excited!

jackiewyse [at] gmail [dot] com

Anonymous said...

I'd use it with any number of tops in situations such as spectating at kids' sports events (!). It'd be nice to be able to whip it off when going from stuff like that to dinner with grown-ups.

s (underscore) warga at hotmail dot com

Alison said...

I just bought a maxi dress that I'm totally in love with, but it is so low-cut as to severely limit where and when I'll be able to wear it. It won't look right with a tank top layered under it, so something like this would be perfect!

moodsformoderns(at)gmail(dot)com

Anonymous said...

Depending on what color the sample is, I have identical blouses in a dark blue and a red that would benefit from having a nice faux cami. My real camis are looking raggedy. (They would also benefit from the "Use a disposable panty liner as a pit sweat shield" trick, too.)

sillypuddy101 (at) gmail (dot) com

Jennifer said...

I would wear this with everything! And it would be perfect for NOT layering! Southern Arizona is super hot and does not do well for multiple layers!

Jenn
grinerjenny(at)comcast(dot)net

starfirenz said...

Alas, not a US resident so I can't enter :-( But I've already bought one, based on your post yesterday, and I'm considering the mere fact these things *exist* as a win!

Lady Harriet said...

I have to wear tank tops under at least half my shirts and dresses to make them appropriate for public. This would be great, especially for summer!

lady_harriet_wimsey at yahoo dot com

Anonymous said...

This is great! I'm with you - comfortable wearing low cut tops (low cut helps offset my double chin) but as an elected official I need to watch it and make sure the girls aren't getting too much public attention. I would wear this with several dresses I have. Love the idea!

Kaitlin
kaitlin at riseup dot net

Laura said...

Definitely the wrap tops and dresses would be perfect with this.
ltscharp at gmail.

Liane said...

What an awesome idea. I'd love to win one!

lmbehrens@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

I would wear this with so many of my dresses! Like some of the other commenters, I'm short and extremely busty; this would be so much better than a tank top for hiding the girls!
boombatty at hummingrose dot com

Rebagv said...

Hi Sally,

I would love to win this item. I really need it. Many of my blouses plunge too low.

Rebecca G.

christianbookworm@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

I would love one of these! I might buy one if I don't win...it gets too hot in Texas to wear layers!

Eileen
ecable07@gmail.com

karissajoelle said...

Exciting! I'd love to put this under a couple of tanks that look weird with other tanks underneath.

karissa.sauder at gmail dot com

Madhu said...

I love Athleta dresses but some of the dresses like Dhara dress and the Nectar dress have a plunging neckline. Depending on the occasion when I am wearing the dress, sometimes I dont feel comfortable showing so much cleavage. This product will be perfect for using with such dresses.
Madhu
madhuarun24@gmail.com

EvaNadine said...

as a smaller-chested gal, lots of tops and dresses tend to gape in the chesticular area. i LOVE wrap dresses, but rarely do they lend themselves to a proper fit for me.
something like this would be perfect year-round, but especially in the summer when you really dont want to wear an extra layer, just for the sake of modesty...

sevenxsix said...

How very useful and doesn't take up much space in the ever busting drawers either!

Anonymous said...

What a great idea! I would most likely use this the same way you did- to modify some of my lower cut dresses to be work appropriate!
Emily
edunnack@yahoo.com

Sandra said...

Nice! I've got a few v-neck tunics and things that would function much better for work with this thing. Neat!

chanknits said...

I'm also petite and busty, but love a wrap dress/top, so... How would I use thee (Cleava)? Let me count the ways...

chan.moore at gmail.com

Blume said...

This little device would render wrap dresses way more wearable.

mauerschau@gmail.com

Girl Detective said...

I love this idea. Camisoles always bunch up over my belly and leave me with lines. I have a DVF wrap dress this would be perfect for!

girldetective@girldetective.net

Trisha said...

This would be awesome in Arizona! I have many work tops that I have to wear a camisole under, but using this would mean less layers, and cooler in the AZ heat.

madebytrisha [at] gmail [dot] com

Corinna said...

I'm also a fairly busty woman and wear a lot of camisoles under low V-neck dresses and would love to avoid the occasional bulk of a camisole. I find that a camisole often shows at the waist. I'd love to try one out!

gunstreeetgirl (at) yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

I'd be able to wear this under pretty much anything, especially a banana-republic evening dress that I haven't been able to wear as often as I'd like due to its cleavage revealing nature. Awesome product!!

Katya
mangum.c at gmail dot com

Anonymous said...

Love it! I would wear this with all of my low cut tops and blouses that show more cleavage than I am coverage showing. I normally wear a tank underneath but can't stand the added bulk! I hope i win but if I not I will buy one for sure!
pskramer@earthlink.net

Natalie said...

I had no idea these existed! I've been wanting something like this for a cute, but terribly low-cut v-neck tee I have. Wearing a cami under it in the summer is just not something that I like...the heat is bad enough with one layer! :D

This would be perfect!

momraths said...

I'm a busty 49 yo and have no interest in showing my cleavage. Unfortunately, most of the shirts that fit my bust - such wrap tops, etc. - tend to be low cut and I either end up pinning them or not buying them in the first place.

I can see this product opening up all sorts of top and dress options.
momraths@gmail.com

A-C said...

I would wear this with every almost office ok shirt and dress that I own that isn't quite high necked enough. It would help me expand my work wardrobe TONS by allowing me to wear things I normally can't b/c of low necklines and not wanting to layer a tank under.

lawschoolfashionista (at) gmail (dot) com

Kristina said...

I would love this! Especially during summer when I don't want an extra layer. Thanks for the chance!

larson.kristina.m at gmail dot com

Norma Dycus Pennycuff said...

Maybe it's just me, but this would render *everything* wearable during, err, certain times when I get a little bustier. Hint: Happens a few days a month. So this sounds like a great idea to me and I'm very happy you reviewed one! I kept wanting to hear from a real person.

norma.dycus.pennycuff@gmail.com :)

Kandra in Tennessee said...

Wrap dresses might actually show up in my closet? Wow! Enter me, please!
kandrajane @bellsouth.net

ingrid said...

I just bought 3 summer dresses, and 3 cotton camis to wear under the dresses. I don't like wearing multiple layers because I feel like the under layer is bunched up and the outer layer is wrinkled. And is it just me or are all the dresses this season low-cut? The main purpose of the dresses is for work wear, and I don't want to flash my bra there or in any situation. I would love to win a Cleave to pop in to all my dresses, but I have a feeling I'll be buying a bunch of them and for me and my busty friends!

ilembach(at)yahoo(dot)com

TD said...

Best idea ever in a long time!! I am a 34DDD and short, which means this little piece will get worn multiple times a week with most of my tops and dresses, perhaps even the button down shirts could use this one instead of a tank.
Thanks for the giveaway.

taniadeb[at]gmail[dot]com

Angela said...

No matter how high or what style of necklines I buy, I have trouble staying covered up - my tops and dresses all shift and pull down on one side (I guess my chest is lopsided?) and wind up revealing a ton of cleavage. I am only comfortable when I'm fully covered, so I spend a lot of time feeling uncomfortable and checking to make sure I'm not flashing anyone. Camis add bulk, though, which is a pain in the SoCal heat. I would LOVE to try the Cleava solution, but I can't afford it at the moment, so I'm crossing my fingers for this giveaway! This would solve pretty much every v-neck conundrum I have, from t-shirts to wrap tops to dresses. (This is a regular problem for me!)
yabobubble at hotmail.

Rob and Corrie said...

This would be so great with many, many of my dresses!!

corrieanneb@juno.com

biki said...

I would wear this all the time -- with lots of shirts to make them work-appropriate (lots of bending over student desks involved, which has made a lot of my wardrobe unsuitable for workdays), with both dresses I wore for graduation festivities this past weekend, etc.

rlford4(at)gmail.com

kbraves888 said...

Like others have said, sometimes it is way too hot for two layers. Also, camis that are snug enough to layer under also-snugger (ha) clothes will ride up and bunch around my waist. I have an adorable sundress that actually has a pretty good bra-support thing so wearing a cami under it messes with the drape of the dress (and then there's the bunching). I think these are genius!

Kaijsa said...

I wear dresses every day, so I have lots of stuff this would work with, including several wrap dresses that show off too much of my ample bosom.

kaijsa at gmail dot com

Thanks!

Anne said...

As a large-cleavaged person who doesn't like to flash people, I would swap it in for my slightly threadbare camisoles under most of my v-neck dresses.

anne16 at gmail dot com

Anonymous said...

Hmm, I have a few v-necks I would wear with this. Perfect for the summer, I could drop a layer and feel like the girls are under control.

Alicia
applehat81@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

This would be really helpful for low-cut spaghetti strap sun dresses when I don't want another set of straps or to mess with a tube top.

loislane1001 (at) hotmail (dot) com

Anonymous said...

this is a genius product! I would wear this with many different v-neck dresses and shirts!
In fact, I may try to make something similar myself if I don't win one...
thanks!
-n
paintsplotch (at) yahoo (dot) com

Saralyn said...

I have a recently thrifted LOFT dress that this would be perfect with. So far it's been worn with a sweater on top because wearing it without anything under it looks like bedroom attire.

theplacebeneath(at)hotmail(dot)com

ashley said...
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ashley said...

This would save me from wearing a camisole with almost every "office" shirt in my closet!

arkodet(at)gmail(dot)com

Andrea said...

Oooh. I would make some pretty dresses and tops work appropriate at last! Rather than using the excuse of being young in a semi-casual workplace.

lapsus.calami@gmail.com

Karen said...

I recently made a makeshift cleava before attending a wedding with my BF's very conservative parents. Cut off the top of a lace cami and pinned it to my bra! This would be much easier. I have several crossover dresses...and a little more cleavage than is sometimes decent. Would love to try this!

karen425 at gmail dot com

Pam said...

Other people's cleavage is just lovely, and I don't mind at all when they bare it. However, when I wear low-cut anything, I feel completely awkward and self conscious. I've passed over countless wrap dresses & sundresses because I don't want to buy a garment that doesn't cover me right. I'd love to have a pin-in solution to that! Think of all the dresses I could buy!

Pam
p.a.maclaughlin@gmail.com

Brianne said...

This is an awesome product. I would wear it with a LOT of the clothing I have in my closet. I have a bunch of dresses and shirts that are lower cut, and sometimes I'm just not in the mood to be cleavage-y when I go out. And it would work great in place of a camisole; with as warm as it's getting, another layer, even one as light weight as a camisole, is a bit much.


sirenperedhil(at)msn(dot)com

heidi said...

i would definitely love to give this product a try & simply wear it in the place of a tank top with my v-neck blouses! thanks for the giveaway! - heidi {hamoth@gmail.com}

Anonymous said...

A wrap dress that I always have to pin...

Shannon said...

I would totally wear it with the shirt I wore today. All day, I kept fussing with it to ensure my bra wasn't showing. I'm quite short-waisted and small-chested, so I can get away with lower cut shirts than gals with cleavage, but bra-showing is not cool.

Sally said...

I have a lovely summer dress (white with pink roses and black trim) that comes down a bit low in front, but it's quite fitted, and wearing a camisole underneath gets a bit tight. This would be great!

Emma G said...

I'm a high school teacher so this would allow me to wear several dresses that are not currently work appropriate!

emmamanndalynn@gmail.com

Lisa Marie said...

V-necks are almost universally flattering. I own a lot. This would get much use.

kadilozma at excite dot com

tanya904 said...

This will be perfect for some of my scoop neck tops Thanks
tanyainjville at yahoo dot com

Clare K. R. Miller said...

Oh, I have this weird shirt... I love it but it's definitely too low-cut for me. It's green with black trim. It might actually be too small--I haven't tried it on in a long time. But this would work for it, if it fits!

gwraig.annwn@gmail.com

JRose said...

Everything with a crossover top, or that bikini-looking style they tack onto summer dresses so they can laugh at girls like me. (Kidding.) Thanks!
jrose.wonder@gmail.com

Sierra H said...

This will make me much more comfortable in a silky black blouse with a deep v-neck, as well as many dresses. Thanks!

Sierra847@hotmail.com

Linda Meyers-Gabbard aka Ladyblueeyez1960 said...

I have a couple v neck shirts that are cut a bit to low for daytime wear.

Ladyblueeyez1960 at aol dot com

mbbored said...

I'm another short but busty girl who'd love to cover up in just about anything. The only tops that don't seem to showcase my cleavage are crew necks which are not so flattering. I'd love to wear one of my cute v-neck tees, without fussing with an underlayer all day.

Mrs MK said...

This product is such a wonderful invention!

mindle22@yahoo.com

Pepi said...

Thanks for the heads-up on this product, Sal! I have a great funky wrap dress in particular that Cleava will make more wearable. The problem with wearing camisoles when you have sloping shoulders like me is that the straps slip off, and so with a bra and camisole you've got four straps always slipping off which makes for constant "adjustments" - very un-elegant!

oksani said...

I love shirts that sort of have a knot under the bustline, as it definitely makes me look skinnier and bustier, but unfortunately those shirts are usually waaay too lowcut for work. It would be fabulous if I had something that can be put in place at work, and taken out in the evening.

oxkfame@yahoo.com

gwen said...

This would let me wear all of my cute summer dresses to the office -- as it is, most of them languish alone at home during workdays! I'd love to be able to make them a little more work-friendly without having to wear a shirt or camisole under them and make myself overheat on the walk to work.

Cortney said...

I would wear it with some very cute low cut dresses that are not wearable to the office right now. What a very cool invention!

sisty said...

What a great invention! Is it really as easy as it looks?

As a 34G, this would enable me to wear a button-down shirt with the buttons unbuttoned a little lower.

mainlyclearskies said...

This is a great idea! I have a couple of dresses that I'd love to wear to work without a fully-buttoned-up cardigan hiding my cleavage, and this little product would keep me modest and cool.

Anonymous said...

I'd wear it with a TON of things, but most notably a lovely off-white and black wrap dress I have. It's too dang hot in Texas for layers!

- Tessa
tessa_bot at yahoo dot com

Kel said...

I was just thinking about something like this so I could wear my favorite dresses again. One is a black kimono sleeve, and the other is a spectacular abstract floral print, but both have V necklines that are too deep for work and church. (My life is so casual, I don't have anywhere else to wear dresses!)

jedikeladry@yahoo.com

Emily said...

I have several tops that this would improve -- specifically I'm thinking of a coral top that is just a little to low. I'd love to give this a try!

emilykellis@gmail.com

Amy said...

Love it! I have two wrap dresses it would be perfect with...plus I teach high school so anything to NOT look like one of them some days is helpful :) :)

Turophile said...

It would go with several wrap dresses I have
eawefel (at) gmail (dot) com

Anonymous said...

There is a dress. A very pretty red dress that hangs sadly in my closet. Why? I thought it looked so good when I purchased it, until I tried it on to wear to work...at a church...and the 'girls' were hanging out from the choir loft! I need me a cleava!
alhgrace@comcast.net

Kelly said...
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Kelly said...

I remember reading about this product, but couldn't remember the name of it, I am so glad to see it on here! I have several summer sun dresses and a couple wrap dresses that all require tank tops under them. With summer coming to Virginia quickly (it was 90 yesterday), it gets way too hot for full layers under those dresses.

kelly.zernicke@gmail.com

adria said...

I would wear this even with a more modest top. To work. Because I'm surrounded by Construction Men all day, every day, and even in turtle neck sweaters, they sometimes have a way to look you up down!
adria1211 at gmail dot com

Rebecca said...

What a great idea! I'm always trying to make safety pins or double-sided tape work (like the MacGyver of fashion!) to keep from showing too much cleavage when it's not appropriate. This would be SO much easier. I have a ton of tops and wrap dresses that I could wear this with--and just in time for summer when the last thing I want to do is add another layer of clothing!!

fire tweed said...

I would wear this with lots of v-neck tops and dresses, along with a few that are surplice style or wrap tops.

Anonymous said...

I have some great surplice tops and dresses that are just don't quite work for the clinic environment. I could inject some more fashionable items into my work wear without having to worry about flashing cleavage!

allegria13 (at) hotmail (dot) com

Bevin said...

I would have so many chances to wear that, being a busty girl. Amnadelhoffer@gmail.com

Grady said...

I work with kids (I'm a camp director and theatre teacher) so a lot of my adorable dresses that are sensible lengths, are just plain too low-cut to be appropriate for the young'uns.

gradyoneil[at]gmail[dot]com

:)

Dr Skylaser said...

WRAP DRESSES. I love 'em, but I'm always threatening to pop out, which is just not cool. watchinginkdry at hotmail.fr

(I do live in the States (-:, this is just my email)

hurricanekerrie said...

Oh this would be perfect for work! I saw something like this on some home tv shopping channel but I don't like the lace. This might be better because it's solid. Also, I won't have to have another layer of clothing under my tops just to be work-appropriate. Perfect for V-necks, wrap tops and dresses and button ups!

hurricanekerrie[at]yahoo[dot]com

Anonymous said...

I'd love to win those shoes ! *crosses fingers*
caligirl_T@yahoo.com