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I have a , erm , fat person problem

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ALittleBitOfMagic Thu 01-Aug-13 13:06:18

When it's hot and you gave skirts as and dresses on , how do you stop blush chafing ? I'm just back from holiday and the inside of my thighs are raw <blushdoesntcoveritmortifiedemoticon>

auldspinster Wed 07-Aug-13 12:08:58

Poundland has lanacane in just now. Mitchum is fab for avoiding chub rub.

BeCool Wed 07-Aug-13 11:42:48

The thought of adding textured lace to my thighs to AVOID chaffing (seems like a perfect chaffer itself) both confuses and horrifies me smile

BeCool Wed 07-Aug-13 11:39:59

Lanacane anti-chaffing gel is excellent.

It's changed the way I dress - I can wear dresses all the time in the summer now. Yesterday I spent the day walking around Whipsnade Zoo - in a dress! NO CHAFFING! Previously unheard of.

It works.

WeightyKaty Wed 07-Aug-13 11:35:03

I have ordered bandalettes too and can't wait to try them - will report back!

Madlizzy Tue 06-Aug-13 23:41:15

lanacane is also rather good for under boob sweat and mothers' s apron sweatage blush

jimjamspam Tue 06-Aug-13 10:03:23

I had this when I was size 8 and 7.5 stone

MrsBeep Tue 06-Aug-13 09:39:46

I'm going to get me some of those bandalettes!

Snoot Thu 01-Aug-13 21:16:46

Maybe it'll cheer her up curlew, it is a pain especially as people often try, with good intentions, to advise you as to how to diet and exercise. Re the style (I love Audrey Hepburn) I think skirt and petticoat quality is really important. I've got a couple of natural fibre skirts where the lining or underskirt is a nasty, sweaty man made material, these are terrible for chafing! It's worth cutting out the lining and wearing your own petticoat instead, obviously made from a breathable material, such as silk. In my experience it's all about cutting down on the external factors before remedying the chafing itself smile

NotQuiteCockney Thu 01-Aug-13 20:27:38

I use BodyGlide anti-chafe, and find it works very well.

curlew Thu 01-Aug-13 20:05:02

That's funny, snoot- dd wishes she had been around in the 50s- her style icon is Audrey Hepburn!

Pompbear Thu 01-Aug-13 19:59:41

Deoderant does work really well, bit obviously only before you're sore. Mitcham is great, I use spray, and I carry a mini one around with me during the day just in case. Talc helps but wear off quick, is messy and not easy to reapply.
Its not a weight thing. Its just a leg shape thing!

Snoot Thu 01-Aug-13 19:55:47

My pet theory, gleaned from observing strangers' gaits too acutely for good manners, is that some people's pelvises/ hips and whatnot are set very differently. Some women walk naturally more as you would in a pencil skirt, with a walk-spectrum going all the way up to women who really do stride like cowboys grin. I think slimmer ladies who suffer from chafing, curlew, I do so sympathise with your daughter, have a more ladylike walk, this cheers me up smile

curlew Thu 01-Aug-13 19:45:31

As I said, my dd is slim and chafes horribly. She says it's because her legs are on too close together- and it is odd- her friend who is the same size as her has a gap between her thighs, dd doesn't.

Snoot Thu 01-Aug-13 19:08:08

I started dieting this spring with the express aim of entering the summer without chub rub. Then I remembered I had it at the top of my thighs as a size 10 grin. It is much better now I have lost some weight and toned up but I think it will always be there slightly at the top due to my body shape. My solutions would be:

• Look to the skirt, does it encourage sweating and walking with your thighs close together? A cotton, waftier skirt will be much less likely to cause sweating and friction than mixed fibres or a straight or pencil shape.

• Deoderant will help with the sweating and is all I'm using at present, I'm not sure if this would have worked when I was larger and there was more flesh to rub together?

• Lanacane is great and the tube is easy to carry around in your handbag, there's no risk of staining or mess. Also handy for rubbing shoes and anywhere else friction becomes an issue in the heat.

• If you're doing a lot of walking you might want a fabric barrier, this adds heat, would you be more comfortable going for cotton Capri pants in the first place?

I'd be very interested to hear from anyone using bandalettes. My concern with these is do they show through clothes as stay-ups do sometimes? Are there potential circulation/ varicose veins issues with a tight band? They do look great smile

2kidsintow Thu 01-Aug-13 18:49:51

These are cheap, comfy, thinner than the Evans ones (so are cooler) and don't ride up.

They say size 20, but I'm a 16 and find them comfy.

snowlie Thu 01-Aug-13 18:45:32

I do intense exercise 5 hours a week, I am size 10 and I can't remove the problem, even though my thighs are rock's not a fat problem it's just leg shape for many of us.

FrancescaFuddlebottom Thu 01-Aug-13 18:06:14

I use either lanacane or wear boxers.

longjane Thu 01-Aug-13 14:03:57

I moisturise with body butter generously . It works

IShallWearMidnight Thu 01-Aug-13 13:55:32

roll on deodorant (something heavy duty like Mitchum) works a treat. You may need to reapply part way through the day if you're doing a lot of walking, so therefore more rubbing.

NipLash Thu 01-Aug-13 13:46:40

I have the same problem. It's so painful! I've just ordered some Glide from Amazon. Haven't tried it yet, but it has good reviews…

polyhymnia Thu 01-Aug-13 13:39:12

I use Lanacane and it works perfectly.

miffybun73 Thu 01-Aug-13 13:28:34

A bit of baby powder on the inner thighs helps.

MurderOfGoths Thu 01-Aug-13 13:25:33

Oh those bandelette things are lovely!

allmycats Thu 01-Aug-13 13:24:33

Lanacane Anti Gel is brilliant.

aturtlenamedmack Thu 01-Aug-13 13:23:37

Roll on (dove/sure cream sticks are beat) works so well, as does talc but that's a bit messier!

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