Post # 1
Hi ladies just looking for some feedback…I can’t stand when my thighs rub together when I wear a dress, I don’t want to wear spanx with my dress because they are not very comfortable to me, but I was wondering if anyone has ever worn bike shorts or some kind of spandex or tight cotton shorts under their wedding dress? My dress is made out of a very heavy satin material so I’m not too worried about anything being seen under the dress. I saw a post on here about the Luvees, which sound great, but I’m just trying to get a few different ideas in case those don’t work.
Post # 3
I used Monistat chaffing gel and it worked well – that way I didn’t have to wear shorts or spanx under my dress which would have made peeing even more difficult ;-).
Normally I am very aware of my thighs rubbing together but on my wedding day I didn’t even notice them 🙂
ETA: This chaffing gel is the same formula as Smashboxes make-up primer as well! That is the main reason I bought it but it works well for it’s main purpose as well. LOL. So on my wedding day I had it on my face and thighs!!!
Post # 4
@FMM: I bought that stuff too… LOVE IT!. Also, cheap powder deordorant works well too in a pinch.
Spanx are tough to buy. Could you do cut off panty hose? Maybe go to specialty store and see what they have and try some stuff on in your size and you’ll find something comfortable. I need to find something myself. I hate thigh rub… once got it so bad, looked like I had a burn… awful!
Post # 5
I highly recommend Body Glide for Women. It looks like a deoderant stick (pink top) and you apply in a similar fashion. I purchase it at Sports Authority although it is available at any sporting goods store. It was developed for athletes to prevent chaffing and works wonders. I believe it was $5.00.
Post # 6
I went to a festival this last weekend and I always have this problem. I wore a sundress because it was 90 degree weather and I didn’t want to have thigh rub!! So I used some deodorant on my “problem area” and it worked ALL DAY! What a cheap, easy fix!!! I was worried about this for my wedding day, but problem solved!!
Post # 7
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I only wear skirts and dresses for religious reasons, and what always works for me are bike shorts or capri knit leggings. I tried the deoderant and chaffing gels, and I always just go back to shorts.
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You could try bodyglide. Its what marathoners use to prevent major bleeding level chafing. Aquafor also works really well.
Post # 11
I second (or third or fourth or whatever) Monistat chafing gel – it works wonders. I use it all through the summer with my shorts and dresses. Just rub some on your thighs and the rubbing will become super smooth and not get irritated. You can have your Maid/Matron of Honor or someone keep some on hand in an emergency kit or whatnot if you need to re-apply.
And also, like others have said, it works wonders to help make-up stay on longer. I used Ms Rainbow’s recipe that she posted here on the ‘bee – MAC foundation, cetaphil lotion, and monistat chafing gel – and my wedding makeup lasted beautifully.
Post # 12
I always feel more comfortable in shorts so I am wearing a pair of white capri liners (they look like the tights that skinny girls wear with long shirts – lol). They make me feel so much better (no sweat, rub, etc).
My wedding coordinator is who told me to get them. definitely recommend them
Post # 13
I second the Monistat Chaffing Gel! I keep it in my purse at all times!
Post # 14
Will subscribe to this thread! Then try each throughout the next year and use what works for me. Good idea ladies!!
Post # 15
Luvees…they are fantastic, not gaudy or ugly looking..more like lingerie! HIGHLY recommended 🙂
I got a pair for our wedding next June 🙂 I also have a few pairs already, like i said LOVE em.
Post # 16
I use neutrogena body oil or wear shorts, it just depends on my mood and how sensitive my skin is that day.