Post # 1
Hi ladies! I was wondering if anybody is planning on wearing shorts or something similar under their dress to prevent thigh rub/chafing? My thighs rub together and I know under my hot satin dress, it is going to be a problem. Even during my fittings I had sweat dripping down my legs after like 45 minutes just standing there.
I was thinking like bike shorts or cheer shorts? I don’t want to wear shapewear since that is just way too constricting for me.
Post # 2
pharmy: I bought some jockey shorts that were listed as a slip. They didn’t do much for slimming, but they were very light, very breathable, very comfortable and kept me from chaffing.
Post # 3
I think you’re looking for compression shorts – that’s what I always wear under skirts to prevent the dreaded “chub rub.” Mine are Under Armour, but I’m sure there are other brands available. Dicks Sporting Goods would be a good place to check, or any other athletics store.
Post # 4
Nike shorts are also a great alternative too!
Post # 5
Unless you have a ballgown, bike shorts will definitely show through the dress. I ended up wearing spanx for that reason, but the spanx I got wear super thin (I think they are called trust you thinstincts), and really comfortable. They didn’t provide as much support as the thicker kinds, but I didn’t want that.
Another suggestion that my seamstress made was to buy a pair of panty hose and cut them so they are like shorts. Looking back, I probably should have just done that (my mom bought me the spanx, but they were pricy).
Post # 6
pharmy: I wear a pair of men’s boxer briefs.
Post # 7
pharmy: I picked up something like this:
To wear under the dress I wore for my engagement pictures, they were so stretchy and light I’ll defintiely be wearing something like this under my dress for my May ’15 wedding!
Post # 7
What kind of dress do u have? I wore spanx and found them very comfortable… You might want to give them a try in different styles and maybe order one sizd up for comfort.
Post # 9
You could wear a pair of pettipants. They are exactly like a slip- only pants. They are not tight and hot. They allow air flow.
Post # 10
pharmy: I had the same exact problem! I wore white Under Armour compression shorts – you couldn’t see them under my dress and they helped a lot.
Post # 11
Thank you ladies! I will look into all of these options!
My first dress is a light tulle ballgown, but I’m not worried about sweating so much in that one as my reception dress which is a pleated satin fit and flare that is fairly heavy.