The infomercial for Cami Secret features a lecherous-looking boss leaning over a pretty young office assistant wearing a low-cut blouse. If only she had Cami Secret, a square of cloth, embellished with a strip of lace trim at the top and two snaps at the sides, her closet full of decolletage-cut dresses would transform into a wardrobe with more modest necklines. Using the Cami Secret looks easy; just slip the fabric between your bra and clothing, snap it onto your bra straps and voilà -- instant camisole look. When it works properly and doesn't slip, it appears that you're wearing a full camisole or tank top underneath.
But, according to some reviewers, that little square of cloth isn't big enough and just doesn't help much if your bust is larger than that of the model in the commercial. Although the infomercial claims that the Cami Secret will fit all sizes, it apparently isn't large enough to work properly for women with full chests or broad shoulders.
Half of the users on AsSeenOnTVReviews.com say that the Cami Secret doesn't fit well and looks cheap, and that the fabric is hot and makes them perspire. They also claim that whenever they bend over the Cami Secret flips out. Likewise, many owners on Does-the-Product-Work.com complain that, although the Cami Secret is supposed to work with all types of bra straps, it simply doesn't work for wider ones. However, the current Cami Secret website does mention a new and improved snap design, so this issue may have since been resolved for at least some types of straps.
Likewise, the overwhelming majority of users at QVC.com say that the Cami Secret is a great idea but should be of better quality; they cite poor, cheap fabric and snaps that don't work. One poster mentions that the lace trim is of such poor quality that it can actually detract from a nice outfit. Reviews on Amazon.com are also mixed: Several users praise the Cami Secret for adding some versatility to their wardrobe, but admit that they can see how the dimensions might be a bit skimpy for some users.
The basic Cami Secret set of three in black, beige and white costs $10 plus $6.99 for shipping and handling. For an additional shipping charge of $6.99, buyers can get a free second set in navy, brown and ivory. However, many customers who ordered their Cami Secret directly from the product website complain of being overcharged for shipping for extra sets. They caution that there's no way to review your order total before it's put through, so you're not sure what you're being charged until it's too late.
Amazon users are divided about the Cami Secret. Less than half of the owners are satisfied that these mock camisoles add some versatility to their wardrobes. The majority, however, claim that the Cami Secret won't fasten properly to their bra straps and is made of flimsy, cheap fabric that simply isn't large enough to cover the subject.
Review: Cami Secret Clip-on Camisole, Contributors to Amazon.com
Reviews are mixed on this site; some users claim that the Cami Secret is a great addition to their wardrobes, while others say that it doesn't fit well, is cheap and makes them perspire, and doesn't fasten properly to bra straps. Users also complain that the website won't let you review and confirm your order, and charges an extortionate shipping and handling rate for extra sets.
Review: Cami Secret Reviews, Contributors to As-Seen-on-TV-Reviews.net
While some users express satisfaction with the Cami Secret, several complain that it doesn't fasten to all types of bra straps. However, in recent months, Cami Secret has come out with new and improved snaps, which some users say work much better than the old ones. The biggest complaint, however, is size -- for many women, users say, the Cami Secret simply isn't big enough.
Review: Does Cami Secret Really Work?, Contributors to Does-the-Product-Work.com
The overwhelming majority of QVC.com users claim that the Cami Secret is too flimsy, doesn't stay in place, makes them sweat and cheapens their outfits.
Review: Cami Secret Clip-on Mock Camisoles, Contributors to QVC.com