Hi everybody! This is a review I’ve been meaning to do for a while. The Rixie Clip is a great little invention and is basically a two-row, two-column eye closure with a metal clip on it. Supposedly, it’s to attach to a bra band and you can move the clip beyond the regular eye closure to make your bra the desired tightness. I received this a while ago from the Etsy shop, and have worn it on pretty much every bra that I own (which is a lot of bras) in order to come to a consensus.
So, without further adieu:
The Rixie clip is built simply enough. You slide it onto the bra band, and move it as far back as you’d like (or until you run into strap). Then you close the metal closure, put the bra on and hook it up. I think for some people this could really work. It says on the Etsy shop that it’s for tightening a stretched out band and for those who need tighter bands than what’s currently being produced. For me, it didn’t work out so well. Now, this is more personal preference- but I think I prefer altering the band. I have reasons for this; the first being that the Rixe clip can only move as far back as the bra strap. That’s about an inch-which is a considerable length for a bra band. However, I also found that with the Rixie clip, I could only get it back to a certain spot without encountering difficulties. For starters, a Rixie clip requires for a very stretchy bra band. I could only pull a few of mine just past the three hook closure, which made a slight difference. But here’s the biggest problem I had: without a Rixie clip, a bra on me only stretches out so much, because the band isn’t being pulled that tight. With a Rixie clip, the bra stretches out a lot faster because the band is being stretched out more than it was meant to be. Pulling the hooks all the way to the Rixie eye closure puts more stress on the band and I found that it stretched out more than when I was wearing it without the Rixie clip, and it therefore rode up my back even more. As well, while wearing the Rixie clip, the hooks side of the band is pulled on a lot more than the eye closure side of the band is.
I think the Rixie clip would work out better for someone who only needs a bit more tightness, or for someone who’s bras have stretched out and they want to extend the life. As Thin and Curvy’s review said, the Rixie clip isn’t a miracle worker. If you’re a 28 band, you can’t start buying all the cute 30 and 32 styles. If you need a 26 band, give this a try, but I wouldn’t expect all of your band problems to be solved. It is a great idea, and a good resource. It’s easy to use, and you can’t feel anything when it’s on. Is it a fix-all? No. I don’t think I’ll use mine, as I’m pretty decent with a needle and thread and now know that I prefer altering the band. Give it a try if you’re not comfortable with sewing or would prefer not to (the good news is, it’s only about $13!). Even though I don’t think I’ll be using mine often, I’m glad I gave it a shot. I absolutely recommend the Rixie clip. For whatever reason it didn’t work out for me, but a lot of people had success with it.
Let me know your experience with the Rixie clip! Did you like it? Did you find the same issues that I did, or did it work out for you?