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RE: [IPk] Re: ip-uk-digest V2 #939

Thanks Di,

You all sound quite an amazing bunch and very diverse in your
activities.  All this activity makes me feel I should be out there doing
something.  Actually I should be but it's working out just what to do.

Thanks for the info and I will have a good read of your article.


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Subject: Re: [IPk] Re: ip-uk-digest V2 #939

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Hi Marion
I'm not a designer babe as such, but in addition to all the sport, I do 
competitive ballroom and Latin dancing, and go clubbing (occasionally in

little tops and short skirts) etc etc. For the dancing I have to wear
skimpy dresses etc too.
I wrote an article on the IP-UK website about that - it's at

There are some other methods not mentioned in that article. One is to
clip the 
pump vertically (without the case) to the centre of the bra. I do this 
sometimes for dance competitions when I need it to be a bit more secure
- it 
doesn't show unless someone looks down my top (and I don't really care,
to be 
honest!). For clubbing and dancing, I quite like the vest tops that have
"hidden bra" (ie an extra panel). Now, I find the hidden bra thing
useless as 
a bra (I think they only really work if you're quite small chested or
jump around much, neither of which applies to me!). But, if you wear a
bra underneath, you can clip it to the bra, and then hide the bra with
hidden bra thing. Sounds complicated, but it makes sense when you try

If a bra isn't an option, then clipping it to the waistband of a skirt
trousers (just pretend to be a doctor with a pager / attached to your
phone / Davina McCall etc etc), or clipping it on the inside so that
only the 
clip shows, or wearing it under a tubigrip on the top of the thigh (some

people do this successfully, I can't seem to). Or sewing an inside
pocket on 
the skirt / trousers. Or tucking it into the top of a tight pair of
(see the article for that explanation).

Lots of possibilities. None of them are perfect, but you'll find one
works for you....

Marion Malik wrote:
> Hi Rachel,
> Thanks for that, as you are a designer babe can I ask what you do when
> you go out clubbing?  I have no idea of your age so forgive me but do
> you wear skimpy clothes, tops and skirts/fitted trousers?  Only asking
> as Alex wears the odd short hipster skirt and there is no bra at the
> moment though I am intrigued to know where the pump is placed and if
> allows you to wear fitted tops or only loose ones.
> Our child minder has a 20 year old daughter and I can't quite imagine
> her wearing a pump based on the clothes she wears anywhere else than
> attached to her waist band.
> I guess that its lots of practice just to see what suits.  We are a
> way off but young girls are very conscious and grow/change so quickly,
> just want to be able to give help and ideas when these issues arise.
> Thanks for sharing with me.
> Marion 
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