Summer time fashion is light and airy, fun and breezy, and happy as can be until we experience the dreaded side effect of this season’s clothing: thigh chafing. Don’t fret! Here are four products that help prevent “chub rub”!
4 Products to Prevent Thigh Chafing
If you’ve visited hot destinations or participated in high intensity activities in the heat – you may have been a victim of thigh chafing or what some like to call “chub rub”. But don’t despair – we just might have the solution to this summer situation.
Keep reading to find out our four potential solutions to thigh chafing. Stop feeling discomfort and start enjoying those lovely summer threads!
➊ Anti-Chafe Balm
Dubbed as the “original anti-chafing, anti-blister balm”, Bodyglide’s Anti-Chafe balm is a roll-on cream that “promises to stop trouble before it starts”. Used in a form of dry stick, this pearly concoction leaves a non-greasy barrier on your skin, protecting it whenever it comes in contact with clothing or footwear.
The balm is designed to be sweat resistant, keep pores clog-free, and let sweat escape so that your skin can breathe freely. Use it under any ensemble; it even works in a wetsuit! It offers long-lasting, all-day protection and can be used in both dry and humid conditions.
This product claims to be the top choice over other anti-chafing products in lotions, creams and powders. Perhaps its high acclaim has something to do with its contents. It’s made with vegan approved, plant-derived ingredients.
➋ Anti-Chafing Thigh Bands
Bandelettes offer a practical way of avoiding rubbing and scratching of your thighs. The best part–you get to avoid chemicals that may even clog your pores. There’s no more hassle in putting on greasy liquid or cold gel products as you go through an active day.
This unisex band is made from Nylon and Spandex, giving you the comfort and elasticity you need to keep your thighs in check. Two rows of non-slip silicone keep the fabrics in place, giving you comfort even as you move around.
The bands come in different colors. If you’re not a fan of lace, there are also solid-colored designs available. It comes in many sizes and promises a perfect fit for every wearer.
➌ Slip Bloomers
The ladies of the old hit it right when they created bloomers. No, this isn’t an 18th century blast from the past. Modern petticoats are the in thing, and you can take that literally, and figuratively.
One example would be Underworks’ Nylon Culotte Slip Bloomers, a lacy number made of 100% Nylon and a split skirt design. The smooth, silky fabric takes away thigh chafing woes. It’s crafted with a generous cut drape, which easily complements day dresses and adds a lining to sheer fabrics.
This could be a perfect companion for girls who want to keep their thighs graze free under a knee-length breezy summer dress. They’re comfortable to wear and come in seven sizes and three colors – our vote goes to the black color. As a bonus, they’re machine washable and packable, too.
➍ Slip Shorts
If lace and frills are not your style, then a cool, rash guard slip short may do the trick. Undersummers offers their Classic Shortlette, a lightweight construction that offers a breathable alternative to heavier slips. Its cling-free design protects your things from chub rub and rashes.
Added with a stay-put concept, your rash guard slip avoids creeping while you walk, run, or sprint through your travels. There’s a cotton panty liner attached, making this a perfect item to wear under body hugging dresses and skirts.
No lines, no rashes. All you get is a full coverage. They come in three different colors and are available in 2X, 3X and 4X plus sizes. Please note: they have a mid rise and you may want to try on different sizes when ordering.
A member of the TFG team tested the above products and voted the Bandelettes Thigh Bands as her preferred option for a discreet, travel-friendly, and feminine option while the Underworks Bloomers were the most comfortable!
What are your tips on how to ward off thigh chafing? Share your thoughts below!
For more summer travel fashion, please read:
- 7 Classic Summer Tunics to Shop Now
- Summer Maxi Dresses 2016
- How to Choose the Best Travel Shoes
- The Best Sandals for Travel this Summer