What a strange post title, yea? Well, unless you're a victim of dreaded chafing. In that case, you know all you want to know (and probably more) about this not-so-fun experience. Louise Hung wrote a really great XOJane article about chub-rub a few months back and she even included some of her own homegrown remedies. I've heard everything from deodorant to Monistat gels and baby powder. The (well, my) problem with all of these is simple: you have to reapply. And reapply and reapply. Imagine walking around an amusement park and feeling the sting resurface. You don't want to just bend over and start applying some strange salve to your lady trunks right? Haha Awkward!
Since I hate that aspect of those remedies, naturally I would gravitate toward bike shorts or Spanx under my dresses. Have any of you been to Tennessee in the summer? It's like walking around in a sauna. Hot and humid! All of that added moisture does us curvy folk no favors. This year it's simply been too hot to squeeze myself into contouring tube of Lycra. Normally I just do my thing in my dresses and let that be that (and then sometimes waddle my way into bed by the end of it all. Hey, we're being honest here, right?!)
Anyway, once Julia from Bandelettes got in touch about sponsoring LCH I became intrigued. Bandelettes are stretchy lace "anti-chafing" bands that have two rows of "stay up silicone" that help keep them on your legs. They come in both nude and black. She wanted to send me some Bandelettes to try for myself and see if it was the right fit for blog. I took my thigh measurements and sent them in to Julia for her to send me the appropriate size garments.
I wasn't sure if something so simple would actually be beneficial honestly. I'm a natural skeptic. However I wore mine around for a couple of weeks and actually found them pretty comfortable. Certainly much more comfortable than suffocating Spanx or nothing at all. They're designed to be quite sexy, even though that's the last adjective I'd use to describe me. You can wear them so they peek out under your shorts/skirt, or you can keep them hidden. As silly as it sounds, I don't stress over a small gust of wind if the lace shows for a moment. It's kind of a sexy/fun thing to wear under casual dresses.
Now Julia and her teams wants to give FIVE of y'all some Bandelettes of your very own! Sweet!
Just check out their site and leave a comment below letting us know what color you'd choose if you won!
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Congratulations Mandi, Manda, Betty, Grace, and Marmeladas!