Undergarments?

posted 3 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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11740 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

You can buy anti-chalf balm, which comes in a tube like deodorant.  It’s used in distance running to prevent chafing, but would also work in your situation.

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2015

@Lizzy723: 

People swear by Body Glide (which is what I think abbie017 is describing), but I’ve never tried it.  I’ve used Monistat’s anti-chafing gel (found next to the regular medicated Monistat).  It’s basically a silicone gel, I think.  It works pretty well, in my opinion.  It’s worth trying.  I think mine was $7 or so.

Or you could try Rago shapewear.  It has boning, so it’s different from Spanx, but it comes in a lacy fabric.  It might be a prettier option if you don’t want to deal with the gel stuff.

 

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

@Lizzy723:  How cumbersome is your dress? Can you just wear spanx the whole night and remove them just before the garter toss (which is usually held towards the end of the night anyway, so that hopefully any chafing that occurs afterwards is minimal)?

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

@Lizzy723:  I thought the groom is supposed to “go under” anyway?! There’s no way I’m letting my hubby flip anything up! 😛

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@Lizzy723:  I have the same problem.  I was lucky enough to have a best friend get married 3 months before me so I did a “trial run” of my day of undergarmet plan.  I nixed the spanx.  They were unnecessary in such a structured and supportive dress like a wedding gown.  I ended up using old fashion deoderant to help with the chaffing.  I didn’t have a problem at all day of.  I would start wearing some dresses to work and on the weekend with some different options to trial them, but I would ditch the spanx and go with a gel/cream.

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

@Lizzy723:  I think a lot of spanx have an opening in the bottom (and then don’t wear underwear with them) so that you can just sort of slide it open to use the restroom.  You could also wear underwear with them and slide them over too I suppose.  

You could wear the spanx and maybe before the garter toss go roll the one leg of the spanx up higher/ fold it up?  And maybe give your FI a heads up that if he has to lift any of the dress up at all that he is NOT to go too high.

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

@Lizzy723:  I used body glide in marathons and trust me when I say I sweat A LOT… I’ve never had an issue with it wearing off but you could also keep a tube in a clutch and reapply in the bathroom. The one made for women is the same as the men’s formula but in a smaller tube.

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