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thighs rubbing...

(35 Posts)
flipflopsonfifthavenue Wed 23-Jul-14 09:18:44

I'm 25 wks pg, fat, hot and have nothing to wear. The commute on the tube is killing me and none of my cool summer clothes fit me (of course, because I'm FAT AND PREGNANT!!!!)

I'm looking for something like this but for pregnancy, so I can wear a skirt without getting nappy rash on my hot fat sweaty thighs sad

Anyone got any suggestions?

EBearhug Wed 23-Jul-14 09:20:54

Google Bodyglide. Better than thick knickers in this weather.

starrynight123 Wed 23-Jul-14 09:22:09

Maybe the spanx for pregnancy? But that could make you feel even hotter/sweatier...?

I have this problem too and yesterday i tried putting a bit of anti-perspirant deodorant on my inner thighs and it seemed to work, but I only went down to the local shop and back again.

I’ll be watching this thread to see what other people come up with!

TeenageMutantNinjaTurtle Wed 23-Jul-14 09:25:16

These always come up on the sweaty thighs threads... Bandelettes but I've not tried them myself... Yet....

ClearlyMoo Wed 23-Jul-14 09:26:18

A pair of cropped maternity leggings would look ok under dresses.

upupupandaway Wed 23-Jul-14 09:26:35

Short cotton leggings are a popular choice.

flipflopsonfifthavenue Wed 23-Jul-14 09:27:24

is Bodyglide the stuff runners put on their nipples to stop them bleeding...?! Will give it a go.

I have some pregancy spanx which I bought for a wedding (and almost melted in) and I have some regular spanx that at 3am this morning I though I could chop the over-the-hips bit off and just keep the shorts bit....

Then I thought I could butcher a pair of tights...

But the idea of wearing any lycra in this weather makes me want to weep!!

why oh why didn't I lose some of the first baby fat before I got all this second baby fat sad(

ToAvoidConversation Wed 23-Jul-14 09:28:20

Cotton leggings cut to a length that won't be seen under your skirt

Noodledoodledoo Wed 23-Jul-14 09:42:41

I found maternity three quarter length leggings on ebay. Loads of colours and only 3.50 a pair. Been a life saver for me.

starrynight123 Wed 23-Jul-14 09:44:39

cutting off the lower legs of tights doesn’t work - I tried this and the bits of the legs that were left just rolled up and were uncomfortable.

PeppermintInfusion Wed 23-Jul-14 09:49:29

I've seen culotte type petticoats on eBay that would prob do the job as they'd be looser than leggings/spanx but you'd have material between your legs

WiggleGinger Wed 23-Jul-14 09:55:54

Search evans comfort shorts. They are thinner than leggins & come to just above the knee. No more sweaty thighs / crotch

I have a few pairs that I wear in summer but this summer I'm 34 weeks preg & can't be without them!

Also lanacane anti chaffing gel is good too!

Hope that helps

thecuntureshow Wed 23-Jul-14 10:01:56

Second Wiggle's suggestion. Life changing.

ToniWol Wed 23-Jul-14 10:08:54

I'm doing the cut off tights. I've found if you cut off just above the knee they don't roll up as much (although this could just be my thighs, as I did this with normal tights before I was pregnant). Is handy cause of the bump support as well.

ElephantsNeverForgive Wed 23-Jul-14 10:14:45

Sloggi long legs are brilliant, but they only go up to a not terribly big 16, so they may not fit all the way through PG

PresidentSpreadable Wed 23-Jul-14 10:24:56

Bodyglide is great, totally sorts out my chub rub.

I saw a fairly large woman yesterday in a lovely knee length summer dress that was riding up at the back, displaying her pretty unlovely white cycling short style undergarments. It didn't look great and two bitchy twenty somethings walking in front of me were killing themselves laughing at her. I wanted to share the magic of Bodyglide with her.

Lalalax3 Wed 23-Jul-14 12:47:00

Primark leggings are £3, they're soft and they wash up really nicely!

bauhausfan Wed 23-Jul-14 12:57:19

I got 2 pairs of 3/4 length leggings from Next (I have massive thighs that have always met in the middle from aged 10) £8 a pair. They currently have them online. I am only 5'1 and they come to just over the knee/ top of calf.

Tantrictantrum Wed 23-Jul-14 18:06:44

Evans comfort shorts
Sloggi long leg knickers

Tantrictantrum Wed 23-Jul-14 18:07:44

Sloggies go up to size 24 on eBay

frannie2013 Wed 23-Jul-14 19:20:27

i've 'borrowed' OH's underpants :-/ he doesn't know but they are the 'shorts' style and so go down enough to stop the rubbing but are not so heavy that they just make me hotter... the waist goes under the bump!

funchum8am Wed 23-Jul-14 19:29:59

Pettipants! I couldn't wear dresses at all (pg or not, am size 16) in hot weather before I discovered them via a mn thread. I am now pg with dc2 and wear nothing else but dresses in this heat.

It is true you have to be sure your dress won't ride up and show them though (actually I don't care if people do snigger personally - better than melting! But many would feel sensitive so buy the shortest ones and on the knee or maxi dresses).

RetroHippy Wed 23-Jul-14 22:18:38

I was going to start this thread myself, so thank you! Size 12 with chunky chunky thighs and a skin tag/mole that rubs and gets really sore... Now pg and hating waistbands so shorts are out but can't walk anywhere in dresses.

Off to google some of the suggestions on this thread.

ToAvoidConversation Wed 23-Jul-14 23:00:17

I buy my leggings in a bigger size so they pull right up. Feels fantastic because the waistband then sits high up over my waist and doesn't interfere with the line of any of my dresses.

Looks incredibly unattractive though! wink Before I put a dress on!

BigBoobiedBertha Wed 23-Jul-14 23:09:33

Antiperspirant on the part where your thighs rub works a treat. Spray is better as it is lighter and dries instantly - you don't have to sit or stand with you legs akimbo waiting for it to dry because if you don't let it dry it won't work. Cheaper and more comfortable than big pants or leggings.

Sudacrem works well to repair the damage if you forget the antiperspirant.

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