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post #1 of 17
Thread Starter 
Hello!
Well, it's the hottest point in the summer yet again, and yet again I am really jealous over all those women out there in dresses. I do happen to be a large woman, and have some serious thigh chafing issues.
I'm looking for some solutions, so I can too have summer dresses.
I have a pair of slip shorts, which I call my pantiloons, but they don't always make me feel femine and are made of polyester, which doesn't help with the whole moisture situation.
Bike shorts tend to curl up on my thighs.
Also, I always have a good supply of babypowder and diaperrash stuff available, but they'll only work in terms of healing already open wounds.

Has anyone tried "bodyglide"? It's made for athletes to help prevent chafing, and I found it recomended on some sites. Would like to know if it works before I go way out of my way to get some.

Alternatively, does anyone know of any pretty, femine, shorts style underwear that's snug fitting to prevent ye old thighs from rubbing them up?

Thanks for all of your suggestions, as always they're highly apreciated

Jess
post #2 of 17
Man, you've got to wear skirts when it's hot so you can catch those breezes! I once had a half-slip that was 100% cotton sheeting material that was designed to wear with split skirts. Maybe something like that would work? It was awhile ago but I think I ordered it from the Vermont Country Store.

I just found a link: http://www.vermontcountrystore.com/s...1&keyword=slip
post #3 of 17
Thread Starter 
That is very similar to what I have, only cotton...so definately a step in the right direction
post #4 of 17
Dunno. I thought a saw a commercial a while back for something common, like Dove, or Aveeno, but I googled them and couldn't find it. Maybe I just imagined it. Good luck. I would try the athletic stuff though. I kinda have the same problem, but skirts look AWFUL on me so that is definately a no-go!
post #5 of 17
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Originally Posted by Samantha1979 View Post
Dunno. I thought a saw a commercial a while back for something common, like Dove, or Aveeno, but I googled them and couldn't find it. Maybe I just imagined it. Good luck. I would try the athletic stuff though. I kinda have the same problem, but skirts look AWFUL on me so that is definately a no-go!
I think this is what you meant?
http://www.monistat.com/soothingcare...hafing_gel.htm

I haven't tried it but looks interesting.
post #6 of 17
Yeah! I think that is it. Thanks! I might just have to try it too! I just remember in the commercial, she was rubbing it on her legs, and they said it was like a second skin or something? Dunno. Thanks!
post #7 of 17
Let me know if it works I used to love wearing skirts.
post #8 of 17
ok, bear with me 'cause this'll sound odd... but i used to get men's boxer briefs. not feminine, i know, but the legs are longer, fit snugly, & they're cotton! i've lost enough weight now that it's not as much of a problem anymore, but i've been there... & this was my solution!
post #9 of 17
After I'd been backpacking through the UK for a while and eating REALLY badly, I had the same problem. I found if I applied talcum powder in the mornings it stopped the chafing. It keeps the moisture away which causes the chafe.

Reapply throughout the day if necessary.
post #10 of 17
What I've used for years: cornstarch. I add a bit of cinnamon for scent, put it into a little shaker bottle, & use it when I need it. It works wonders, all natural (just don't put too much cinnamon or other spice in it!) smells nice, and helps you feel cool as well. The only downside of it, is if you wear dark colours, you have to be careful not to get it on them.
post #11 of 17
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Originally Posted by laureen227 View Post
ok, bear with me 'cause this'll sound odd... but i used to get men's boxer briefs. not feminine, i know, but the legs are longer, fit snugly, & they're cotton! i've lost enough weight now that it's not as much of a problem anymore, but i've been there... & this was my solution!

I used to do this under my highschool uniform skirt! They do work as long as the skirt isn't too fitted.

I also have worn a bike-type short from champion, sold at Target. They actually stayed down, they're a breatheable (sp?) fabric and they "firm" me up a little without feeling like a girdle.

I've been wondering about body glide myself ... I've also bought old lady pantaloon underwear, although I find that often the thigh coverage is not adequite with these.

I'm hoping to lose enough weight soon to eliminate this issue all together.
post #12 of 17
Here's an article from About.com that describes a few different anti-chafing solutions: http://walking.about.com/od/chafing/tp/chafing.htm

Has anyone ever tried any of these? I saw something about the BodyGlide for runners -- it works anywhere that can chafe, e.g. ankles, bra strap area, etc.

My BF used to row in college, and he said some of the guys would use Gold Bond powder to cut down on the chafing on their legs/thighs. Any tried this method?
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post #14 of 17
My roommate used to work at EMS and has done all sorts of crazy backpacking/hiking adventures, and she has said bodyglide works excellently. Hope that helps!
post #15 of 17
The body glide sounds good, but if it doesn't work, you could do what I did with a slip. You could take your polyester slip pants to a tailor and ask them to make the exact same thing in a light weight cotton. doesn't cost much at all.
post #16 of 17
Gold Bond Medicated Powder....maybe not the medicated, just the powder.
post #17 of 17
Spanx and Luvees both have decent thigh length underwear (called Power Panties for the Spanx) that fit quite well and don't curl like regular bike shorts and have a smoother look.
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