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Thigh chaffing, what is the solution?

(92 Posts)
Zanzibaragain Sat 13-Jun-15 09:17:30

It's hot and humid, I want to wear a pretty floaty dress not german hausfrau shorts or boring boring boring linen draw string trousers this summer.

I have tried antiperspirant, hairspray, lanacane, talcum powder, and some specialist stuff for surfers.

I don't want to wear Spanx but something similar in a lighter less suffocating and strangulating style would be great.

Any ideas

Skeppers Sat 13-Jun-15 09:20:41

I always tend to wear a pair of thin cycling shorts under dresses/skirts. But I never wear anything shorter than knee length (I hate my fat knees!)

Thigh chafe is the WORST. You have my sympathy.

PrincessOfChina Sat 13-Jun-15 09:21:46

I see you've tried antiperspirant so my suggestion of roll on is probably no good.

I hear Evans sell some sort of shorts?

Purpleball Sat 13-Jun-15 09:22:05

Have you tried talc or lanacane anti chafing gel?
I used to wear cut off leggings under maxi dresses but got too hot

NomiMalone Sat 13-Jun-15 09:22:14

YY cycling short knickers.

On holiday once I cut up a pair of leggings in desperation!

Obvious but slightly po-faced solution has been losing weight. It just doesn't happen anymore.

TobleroneBoo Sat 13-Jun-15 09:23:08

Buzz feed did a thing on this recently and I am coveting a pair of very thin shorts with lace trim that they advertised. I have a of short white leggings but they get a bit bunchy

mayaknew Sat 13-Jun-15 09:28:58

You know the big rolls of plasters ? I one bought one cut it into 4 long strips . 2 on each inner thigh . I liked that because plasters are flesh coloured so less likely to be noticed .

bimandbam Sat 13-Jun-15 09:31:45

Place marking on this. We go to tenerife in the morning and I have worried about thigh chafe for days. We do a lot of walking.

Am going to experiment with sudacreme and hope for the best.

Bunbaker Sat 13-Jun-15 09:38:55

Where is it hot and humid today? According to the BBC nowhere in the UK is going to be warmer than 19 degrees.

PattiODoors Sat 13-Jun-15 09:40:16

Yes cotton mix cycle shorts. Get from amazon. This sorta thing:

loads of colours

TwllBach Sat 13-Jun-15 09:43:06

I know you've said you've used antiperspirant, but I've always used my deodorant and it works really well!

somethinghadtobedone Sat 13-Jun-15 09:46:41

Someone on here mentioned Bandalettes (think that's what they're called? They look like the tops of hold ups, I've not tried them though so can't vouch for effectiveness.

IhadsexwithanelfinIceland Sat 13-Jun-15 09:46:53

May I present ....
Anti-Chafing Gel

IhadsexwithanelfinIceland Sat 13-Jun-15 09:47:29

Sorry, just saw you had tried it, bugger!

BrennieGirl Sat 13-Jun-15 09:50:30

For everyday use, I can get away with Lanacane.

For longer walks or sightseeing on holidays, I use Sloggis
I did balk at the price initially but I'm so glad I bought them. I try to wear them only when it's absolutely necessary but I find Sloggis tend to last for years anyway.

BrennieGirl Sat 13-Jun-15 09:50:56

Oops, sorry about the long link.

Acrabadabra Sat 13-Jun-15 09:52:25

Haven't tried it but this has been mentioned before. Runners use it.

Mamabird3 Sat 13-Jun-15 10:04:44

H&M have thin lace trimmed shorts that are designed to be worn under clothes to stop thigh chafing, they come in white and black. I think they are about £3.99. I saw them recently in my local store.

pinkfrocks Sat 13-Jun-15 10:05:37

Lose weight?

Zanzibaragain Sat 13-Jun-15 10:10:46

May the milk in your tea be ever so slightly off pinK

pinkfrocks Sat 13-Jun-15 10:12:27

I don't take milk in tea- but quite frankly it is the honest answer to your question.

PattiODoors Sat 13-Jun-15 10:16:26

Er no Pinkfrock not always. Some of us get chafe no matter how much weight is lost.
Not sure why I am engaging with twatty posts though.

hollyisalovelyname Sat 13-Jun-15 10:17:59

???? Zanzibar

feesh Sat 13-Jun-15 10:18:48

M&S do cycling short type light cotton knickers in white, black and beige. They have been my lifesaver under maxi dresses here in the Middle Easr.

UnspecialSnowflake Sat 13-Jun-15 10:19:13

I'm very pear shaped, even when I was a size 8 I had a certain amount of thigh chafe, some people just carry more weight on their thighs than others.

I wear Evans comfort shorts, if that helps.

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