Dresses & skirts in summer have always come with a sense of dread for me, the inevitable chafed thighs being such a source of, at best, discomfort and at worst, pain. I have been on the hunt for a solution that is wearable and effective to allow me to expand my summer wardrobe. Would anti-chafe bands be the answer?
I got the Gabriella Lace Bands from BelleWren lingerie and using the
guide provided I went with a size 5/6. The product is absolutely spot on with sizing and they fit perfectly. I also chose a black pair as I tend to wear darker colours on the bottom half thanks to having 3 children but they do come in other colours.
I positioned the bands quite high up as I tend to find the most discomfort at the top of my thighs as I most definitely do not have a thigh gap so get lots of “chub rub” there. The bands have a decent stretch to them to fit quite comfortably on the leg and are lined at the top and bottom with silicone strips to keep them in place.
I decided to give them a really good testing so popped them under my dress at around 9:30am and I had a full day of activity planned – chasing a toddler, school runs, shopping etc etc. They felt a bit weird at first as it’s like a hold-up but with no legs to it but I got over that fairly quickly and didn’t really notice them. A few hours in and they hadn’t moved an inch and my thighs were pain free and they still felt super comfortable on.
I hadn’t considered these to be a “sexy” item but by early afternoon my husband told me that the frequent glimpses he was getting of them (my dress had a side split) was causing quite a stir & anyway that meant they had some slightly more “vigorous” testing than I was planning but I can confirm they still barely moved… haha!
I left them on till around 8pm and they didn’t roll, slide or dig in at all during this time. My thighs were totally pain free with not a red rash in sight. I’m so bloody happy that I can now think about wearing skirts & dresses this summer! I think I’ll get myself a nude pair too now because I feel like they are going to become a staple item to my wardrobe for sure.
To get some chafe free thighs this summer, buy the bands here. They are priced at £9.99 which I think is fab value considering you can wear them over & over.
Have you tried any chub rub solutions? Will you now try these out? Tell us 🙂