Post # 1
I’m not talkin’ my-man-can-go-for-all-night chafing. I’m talking about how, after you decided to wear that cute skirt, or you’ve lost a little bit of weight and your pants are sagging too much, your thighs rub together and suddenly it’s like Dante’s Inferno was set entirely in those few inches directly below your crotch. The fire! The brimstone! And the paaaaaaaain.
So, ladies. Do you get chafed for, like, absolutely no freaking reason!? How do you deal?! What is the magic solution to get my thighs to stop burning like Melissa McCarthy’s out of control wildfire? Any tips about how to deal with it in your wedding dress get extra points!
Post # 3
These thigh saving genies are called bandalettes! They are $12ish. And cute. I have them in black and white, so I can vouch for them!
Post # 4
OR you can use an anti-chafing stick (BodyGlide) like runners use. It rolls on like deoderant
Post # 5
I don’t usually chafe, but when I run long distances I worry that I might. I use deodorant on my inner thighs! I did this last time I went to Las Vegas too. There is a product called Body Glide that I hear is wonderful too, but the deodorant thing works fine for me.
Post # 6
- Wedding: August 2015 - Backyard Forest
Deoderant. Seriously. You don’t need something special – it works just fine.
Just rub it between your legs on both sides and you’re good to go.
I’ve never had a problem when I put deoderant on.
Post # 7
I actually keep a pair of stretchy shorts that I wear under skirts! But those bandalette things look way cuter. And I’ve never tried deodorant, but I totally will the next time I wear a skirt!
Post # 8
- Wedding: January 2013 - Harbourfront Grand Hall
@MrsRevolutionize: Baby Powder! I had some stashed in our Emergency Kit for the wedding day.
Post # 9
- Wedding: September 2014 - Waldorf Astoria, Chicago
I don’t chafe, I’m lucky 🙂 But I am a runner and while training for the Chicago Marathon I ran a few times in the pouring rain for 10+ miles, once I wore the wrong pair of shorts that rubbed and chaffed my inner thigh so bad it scabbed! So gross!! I started using body glide whenever I ran in the rain in shorts and never had the problem again. I would recommend giving it a try, it’s not greasy and doesn’t rub off on your clothing!! Good Luck!
Post # 10
@priyawouldntwannabeya: O.M.G. mind = blown. That looks like the best thing ever!
@MrsRevolutionize: I have the Lanicane anti-chaffing gel which I find works, or baby powder or deoderant (but it has to be stick, not gel/roll on). Depends on how hot it is, what I’m wearing etc.
Post # 11
@priyawouldntwannabeya: I’ve heard of those, but I’m honestly terrified off of them by a bad experience! When FI and I were traveling a while back, I purchased this adooorable outfit with textured lace tights. I thought it would be fine, but about an hour into wearing them, I was chafing thought the lace. It was among the most painful chafing experiences I have ever had. I’ve heard wonderful things about these, though, so maybe it’s time to get over the fear and try again.
Post # 12
@MsGinkgo: That is exactly how I felt when I found them. I have even hooked a garter belt to them before when I wanted to have cute lingerie but was too hot to wear stockings! And it looked great!
Goodbye chub rub!
Post # 13
@MrsRevolutionize: I had that happen once too with lace topped stay-up stockings! I realised though (for me), they were too tight. I should have bought the size bigger. Which made it 10x worse than normal chafing. It was ugly lol.
Post # 14
@MrsRevolutionize: When I was going to Italy at the height of summer, I bought a pair of cheap panythose and cut the legs off. I was able to walk around sweltering Rome and feel like a million bucks, because I didn’t chafe, and I also had the added benefit of control top pantyhose, lol. My sister made fun of me at first, but then she started to chafe and the tables were turned, haha.
ETA: Not to be paranoid, but I would never use baby powder ‘down there’ due to concerns about cancer. This was taken from the article I’ve linked to: It has been suggested that talcum powder might cause cancer in the ovaries if the powder particles (applied to the genital area or on sanitary napkins, diaphragms, or condoms) were to travel through the vagina, uterus, and fallopian tubes to the ovary.
Post # 15
- Wedding: July 2014 - Backyard
I have started wearing pettipants! Ridiculous name! They are basically slips but shorts. They aren’t tight light spanx, so they don’t work under certain dresses. But, oh. I can wear skirts and dresses again!!!
Post # 16
I use Body Glide for long runs to prevent this — I bet it would work like a charm for you!