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is it an anti-perspirant deodorant or just deodorant? Needs to be anti-perspirant to stop the sweating. Deodorant only masks the smell.
If you still have a problem, you can get sweat pads which I think stick into your clothes to absorb the sweat....never used them myself but a friend had this problem so needed them for certain clothes. she got them in a pharmacy iirc
Do you have a thin T shirt you could wear underneath that would absorb sweat in the first instance? I used to live in a hot country and as I do get a bit sweaty too always wore a vest as is stopped dampness showing on the outside (generally)
I use a little bit of Driclor once a fortnight and it cuts sweating right down. I think it says on the bottle to use it daily but it is very very strong and it stings.
It's not a very nice chemical to use, but I decide to take the risk as I can get quite sweaty and I really don't want to wear black tops my entire life, or never come within a foot of anyone except my DC.
Maybe iut is something to do with linen - I only have this problem with the Boden linen shirt dress I'm wearing today. I'm not normally a sweaty person but even the heavy duty anti perspirant I bought last week doesn't make any difference with this dress.
Get some Driclor or Perspirex - they are bad-boy sweat blockers - you can get them in Boots.
Basically, you use them at NIGHT after a shower (or on a clean armpit, a wash would do) - they work best when used when the sweat glands are at their most rested state.
I don't know how they work but they really really work. You wash it off in the morning, and just use a regular anti perspirant.
They can be a bit itchy/stingy - but its worth persevering even if you only use it to wear this dress.
I saw a photo of myself wearing a tight t shirt and there were obvious sweat patches and I didn't even realise on the day it wasn't till I saw the photos and I was mortified. My friend when I squealed with indignation told me about Driclor and I'm a convert. I dont have to use it much now - once in a while, the rest of the time I use Mitchum 48 hour roll on which is great.
I'm not a "regular deodorant" kinda girl. Its my thing I have to watch! But I never have smelly feet...that's my selling point
Babyreindeer, Linen is a hollow-fibre and therefore more "absorbant" than most other fibres. Its why linen towels are considered a nice luxury - they mop up moisture that much more quickly. I've got a dishwasher but when I go to the inlaws and am on "drying" duty with the dishes I always hunt around for a proper linen teatowel instead of a cotton jobby and MIL thinks I'm bonkers but it makes much shorter work of drying things whereas I just feel I'm spreading water around with the other types.
Well, a linen dress will "absorb" or wick away more moisture than other fibres. Its unlikely its actually causing the sweat, as its such a breathable natural material but its unforgiving in terms of putting on display exactly what you have produced!