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How to avoid thigh chaffing under wedding dress!!

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Sunnysmile66 Fri 03-Jun-16 11:26:50

Help!! I'm getting married again soon and have a gorgeous frock. My worry is that if its even slightly warm my thighs rub and get v uncomfortable.

I've not got enormous thighs and am a size 12/14 but get v hot and sore down there!!

My heart says slinky undies, my head (and thighs!!) say long shorts (which I have to wear in the summer if I wear a dress, which sadly rarely due to said problem!)

If you know of any glam long knickers or other ideas I'd be v grateful!!

BigGreenOlives Fri 03-Jun-16 11:30:02

Why don't you wear practical for the day & then change? No one will see them

petalsandstars Fri 03-Jun-16 11:31:24

Body glide apparently is good at preventing chafing - you can get it from amazon I think.

PolkadotsAndMoonbeams Fri 03-Jun-16 11:32:14

Silky bloomers? I'm sure there are pretty ones available.

TheGingerBreadWoman Fri 03-Jun-16 11:32:29

Have you tried roll on ani-persperant on your thighs? I think i read it on here last year and it has completely changed my summer life!

It has to be anti-persperant and not just deoderant - apply liberally to inner thigh area and problem solved!

Sunnysmile66 Fri 03-Jun-16 11:34:07

Big green olives

Thanks -
That was my initial plan - but my current shorts could do with an upgrade!

I'll grin inwardly all day knowing my bloomer secret!!

MummyBtothree Fri 03-Jun-16 11:34:57

Wear your sexy undies then chop off a pair of tights so they are like hotpants and put over the top. You can then whip them off and dump them easily later on in the day.

Queenbean Fri 03-Jun-16 11:37:20

I feel you sister

Deodorant on the thighs or that anti-rub gel (lanacane?)

JustLikeFredAstaire Fri 03-Jun-16 11:38:36

Anti chaffing gel is a god send. Hey some lanacane (sp) off amazon, very reasonably priced!

SirChenjin Fri 03-Jun-16 11:39:36

Anti chafing gel from Boots

DonkeyOaty Fri 03-Jun-16 11:43:10

I just sweat off the gel. blush

Shortie leggings here #porky

AddictedToCoYo Fri 03-Jun-16 11:45:21

Either wear some long spanx, which might actually improve the outline of the dress, but then again might not, it all depends) or failing that get some silicone lube/gel stuff Lanocaine I think it's called, it really works. Cyclists use it to stop chafing in their trouser area as well. And M&S sell lightweight soft silky long knickers like cycling shorts to help with this too.

I sympathise, I get this and if I don't catch it early enough it's total agony and I'm walking like John Wayne for the next few days.

wildone81 Fri 03-Jun-16 12:55:23

I had this problem when we got married in September. Got white cycle shorts from H&M and then changed at night 😀

Stardust160 Fri 03-Jun-16 13:02:22

Would your dress benefit from a hoop underneath? I got one and made all the difference

burnishedsilver Fri 03-Jun-16 13:49:09

I second the long Spanx idea. They are very comfortable.

gillyweed Fri 03-Jun-16 13:56:35

I had the same problem when I got married a few years ago and it was a HOT day! You can buy some seriously impressive spanks that have shoulder straps, cover stomach (but sits under boobs so you can wear the bra of your choice!) And finish about two-thirds down your thighs, also have a slit in the gusset so you can pee without having to take the full dungerees-affair off! They are not sexy but they solved the problem perfectly for me and kept a smooth body line too! Think I got mine in Debenhams

RevealTheHiddenBeach Fri 03-Jun-16 14:00:04

I had this before and cut the leg off hold ups so you just get the band a bit like a garter. Stops the rub, still lets your fanjo area breathe and can't sweat off!

YorkieDorkie Fri 03-Jun-16 14:26:19

I'm SO glad there's a tread for me to pass on this wisdom - a fellow MNer put me in the know and I absolutely adore this product!!

Bandelettes are my new favourite thing smile!

YorkieDorkie Fri 03-Jun-16 14:28:07

It's basically the fancy version of chopping the tops off stockings grin.

paap1975 Fri 03-Jun-16 14:30:08

Yorkie, they look amazing!

Augustwedding Fri 03-Jun-16 14:36:35

I got some m and s medium control shorts. They were great as could wear them with or without pants and stopped chafing!

YorkieDorkie Fri 03-Jun-16 14:38:49

paap they're amazing! Since my teenage years I have:
Wrapped bandages around my thighs.
Wedged toilet paper around my knickers.
Walked like a duck.
Used roll on deodorant.

These. Are. The dogs bollocks.

YorkieDorkie Fri 03-Jun-16 14:40:30

Oh! And I've used uncut fabric strips of plasters. You bloody name it.

RusholmeRuffian Fri 03-Jun-16 14:41:54

Bandelettes get my vote

Kingsizecrochetblanket Fri 03-Jun-16 14:44:08

Another vote for body glide. I have thunder thighs and use it all summer so I can wear summer dresses.
It doesn't stain or go sticky. My DP uses it for chaffing at the gym now too.

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