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MintChocChip147 Thu 18-Jul-13 09:54:27

How do you do it?!
I'm about a size 16 and wore a maxi dress yesterday and the pain from the top of my legs rubbing together was horrible! Really hurt!
I won't be wear a dress or skirt for the rest of summer I don't think.
And my legs leave a lot to be desired so that rules shorts out too.
Looks like I'm spending the entire summer in cropped trousers and strappy tops!

BoysAreLikeDogs Thu 18-Jul-13 09:57:54

Cropped leggings under dresses

Or you can get cotton lycra cycle shorts

Or sloggi do longleg pants

Or try lanacane anti chafe

There is another product 'bodyglide' iirc

NoComet Thu 18-Jul-13 09:58:46

these are the answer

I have three pairs, white, nude and black curtesy of a local naice bra shop.

candycrushhater Thu 18-Jul-13 09:59:00

Evans comfort shorts. They are fab grin

Readallaboutit1 Thu 18-Jul-13 09:59:41

Talcum powder does wonders!

Stops chafing instantly, Im 37 weeks pregnant and fit in nothing but a dress so I have no choice grin

eccentrica Thu 18-Jul-13 10:00:38

It only happens to me when I'm pregnant (I'm 16 weeks at the moment) and it's horrible.But there's no way I'm putting trousers on in this heat. I've been using light moisturiser on my inner thighs and that really helps to stop the rubbing.

WorkingtoohardMama Thu 18-Jul-13 10:02:05

I've got primark control shorts, think they're £6, and have been perfect in this heat, they're in the wash today and I'm really regretting wearing a maxi dress without them, think I need another couple of pairs so I can wear them every day!

muppetthecow Thu 18-Jul-13 10:03:26

I go for the old 'cut the bottom off a pair of tights and make them into lightweight shorts' thing. It stops the chafing (and the regular trips to the loo to apply more talc) and you don't get too hot. It's been a godsend this week as I'm 37 weeks pregnant and can only really fit into my maxi-dresses!

AmyFarrahFowlerCooper Thu 18-Jul-13 10:06:59

Ah chub rub sad I always wear leggings under mine to stop this happening so I'm not help. I'm snaffling all this advice though! I miss bare legs!

peachactiviaminge Thu 18-Jul-13 10:07:01

Baby powder. Tesco has it for 33p at the moment.

soontobeburns Thu 18-Jul-13 10:09:40

CandyCrushHater im wearing my Evans comfort shorts now. Couldn't cope without grin

SomethingProfound Thu 18-Jul-13 10:18:40

Talc and anti chaffing cream

neunundneunzigluftballons Thu 18-Jul-13 10:21:52

Baby powder and I have needed it fat or thin when I was 8.5 stone in college and I am 5.5 I still had rubbing thighs now at 11 something I just need more of it wink.

Shodan Thu 18-Jul-13 10:31:40

Roll on deodorant. I use Mitchum. Works brilliantly.

sashh Thu 18-Jul-13 11:08:29

Cycling shorts.

Antiperspirant applied to inner thighs.

If you have already got chapped inner thighs then apply a medical dressing to one thigh so your legs don't actually rub against each other.

starfishmummy Thu 18-Jul-13 11:18:07

Cropped leggings
Culotte slips

flippinada Thu 18-Jul-13 11:20:42

Cropped/cut down leggings or tights are your friend.

As a fellow victim of thigh chafe I feel your pain!

OnIlkelyMoorBahtat Thu 18-Jul-13 11:21:12

Fifth vote for talc here! It's the business.

MintChocChip147 Thu 18-Jul-13 11:35:29

I can see that talc would work for a little bit but don't you have to keep stopping every so often to reapply it?
Do the underwear/ short things make you hot?

squoosh Thu 18-Jul-13 11:37:39


nenevomito Thu 18-Jul-13 11:39:17

I cut off tights as well. Cut them off beneath the knee as they roll up a bit.

Evans used to do comfort shorts which were the same material of tights, but didn't ride up. I miss them.

TheOrchardKeeper Thu 18-Jul-13 11:40:08

I bought some cheap leggings with a thick waistband (so there are no lumpy bits) and cut them off at the knee. They don't make me too hot and stop me bleeding from chub rub (i'm not massive but in this weather it's inevitable) smile

EagleRiderDirk Thu 18-Jul-13 11:41:12

I have often wondered this myself having only got minor relief from lanacaine and talc and I could never find cycling shorts in my size...

HeadFairy Thu 18-Jul-13 11:46:22

when we lived in the far east they used to use KY jelly grin

I was a child-teenager then so I have no idea if it worked. When I came back here I had no idea that KY had any other use grin

Now I wear Capris a lot.

muppetthecow Thu 18-Jul-13 12:04:18

Mint I find I get hot with leggings but not cut-off tights. I always have to reapply the talc fairly frequently so it doesn't work too well for me (unless I'm going somewhere with easy access to the loos - like a wedding or something) but I know plenty of people who can put it on in the morning and not have to reapply all day. I think it depends on how much of a (how to put this delicately...?)perspiration situation you get!

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