A couple of months ago I felt like summer weather would never get here. I guess I was wrong because we certainly got a taste of it this week in New England. Summer weather makes me want to throw on cool pretty dresses - but I struggle with how to stash my pump. I haven't done the bra-thing since the night it killed my first pump. I've tried "shapewear" but found it extremely uncomfortable. Shapewear is also too hot in summer weather and doesn't hold my pump for more than 30 seconds anyway. I tried buying an iPod thingy and wearing it on my leg, but that felt like a torture device. I did manage to find a couple of dresses with pockets, but those are few and far between. So I continued my quest to find a good way to secure my pump while wearing a cute summer dress.
Then I remembered hearing about t&j design. Or more specifically, their leg cuff. There are a couple of things I liked about this cuff even before I ordered one. The first is that each leg cuff is custom made to your own thigh measurement. This eliminates the need for a Velcro closure, which always tends to twist around on me, leaving the scratchy part digging into my skin. I also liked the cleaver use of a non-slip headband to help the cuff (hopefully) stay up. I decided to place my order right away.
In about a week, my custom-made leg cuff arrived! Joan, the business owner and cuff maker, emailed me several times to keep me apprised of my order status. She also asked me to let her know how the cuff fit and if I was satisfied with it
I decided to really give the cuff a serious test run by wearing it to my ballroom dance lesson. When I first put on the cuff, I felt like it was sliding a bit and I'll admit I was nervous that it wouldn't hold through a 45 minute cha cha lesson. However, it must have just been settling into place, because for the remainder of the day the cuff stayed put. Even through some so-called dancing.
*** In this video, we are practicing a cha cha routine we'll be doing at an event for our studio. The dancing is not good - don't expect anything even close to Dancing with the Stars. When this video was shot, we were still trying to get the steps straight, so we have a long way to go on technique and polish. (Plus our dancing isn't that great anyway.)
This cuff is awesome!!!! It stays put without that "cutting off my circulation" tourniquet feeling. In fact, I found I'd forget it was even there. And it stayed put, even through swivels and lock steps! My struggle with how to comfortably wear my pump with a dress is over! Thank you, Joan, for a wonderful product and awesome customer service!!!
If you've struggled with a dependable yet comfortable way to wear your pump with a dress, I HIGHLY recommend checking out t&j design. I'm thrilled that I did!