Once upon a time I wore dresses. I’ve always been partial to pants because I feel like they’re on the functional side of daily attire. But a nice frock always gets me excited. I will find a dress I like and horde it. Even if I only wear it to bake Christmas cookies, I will keep it in my closet for years because a fancy frock will make me feel beautiful and womanly in ways none of my pant outfits can. And that, my friends, is worth every inch of space wasted.
If you know me personally, or at least well enough to be on my social media channels, you’ll maybe have caught that I am at my biggest now than I ever have been thus far in my life. It’s not a good place really, but I’m living with it and I’m finally finding the motivation to make some changes to perhaps alter my appearance as far as the weight thing goes. I don’t think there’s anything wrong with being a bigger woman, I just feel like I can’t pull it off. This summer was the first time I ever had to deal with chaffing between my thighs. It pretty much left my confused, then mad!
I live in Florida and summers are brutal. Dresses can help alleviate some of that gross feeling because I would be able to slip one on and have the occasional breeze relieve my nether regions from a never-ending struggle against the heat. But not this summer…
This summer I would put on a dress and not ten minutes after being away from home I found myself irritated because not only were my thighs touching, but they were rubbing together and stinging ever so slightly, increasing with movement. The first time I wore my Havana dress I went sans leggings and I had a rash on ym inner thighs that lasted two days! Having to wear leggings in summer in Florida… no bueno.
And yet there my closet sat… my new body leaves very little to work with anyway, and to sacrifice my thighs for fancy frock frolicking… Well let’s just say I was on the hunt for a solution.
The most inviting solution was a simple garment that you placed over your thighs to allow movement without causing a rash. These magical things are called Bandelettes. Bandelettes are beautiful, lacey undergarments that slip right up your thigh. They’re backed with silicone so they don’t budge. Although it’s worth mentioning that they totally feel like they’re moving when they’re not. (Drove me batty the first few times!)
I like these things, guys! They’re pretty much the cure-all for chaffing. And even if you didn’t pack on a few extra curves postpartum, you can utilize the stylish Bandelettes to extend shorts or simply add flare. There’s so many different colors to choose from!
(^ Totally not my legs, by the way. I wish!)
I can’t accurately describe how stoked I am to have found Bandelettes right now. Especially because I have an upcoming wedding this fall (and by fall I mean maybe a little less hot but really just more windy)! How awesome is it goign to be now that I can enjoy an entire day in a fancy frock, chaff free! Not to mention they look adorable for the honeymoon too (if you know what I mean *wink wink*).
You can buy Bandelettes online and at select retailers for as little as $11 a pair.
If you’ve tried them before, let me know in the comments! I’d love to hear from other Bandelette fans. What other cures for summer chaffing have you tried?
Disclaimer: I received one or more of the products mentioned for free in exchange for my honest review. All stories and opinions are 100% my own. I shall not tell lies!