Vi hjælper dig, så du kan gå en smertefri sommer i møde
Av, sommeren kommer tættere og tættere på, og det betyder jo lækkert, varmt vejr. Det er ikke noget at være ked af, tværtimod. Men når det samtidig forbindes med svedige lår, der gnider mod hinanden og skaber smerter, brandmærker, varmeknopper og generelt bare ubehageligheder, så er det altså ikke rart. Heldigvis behøver du ikke at gå med strømpebukser eller jeans hele sommeren, for der er nemlig noget, du kan gøre for at sætte en stopper for gnidningerne.
En rigtig god løsning til de bare ben under kjolen er at tage Bandelettes lårbånd på. Bandelettes fra www.bonding.no, finder du her.
En helt almindelig deo dur faktisk ikke til jobbet. Det skal være en antiperspirant.
Babypudder holder huden tør, og det er lige, hvad dine lår har brug for på en varm sommerdag.
Måske forbinder du creme med svedige og klistrede overflader, men det er netop det modsatte, en barrierecreme gør. Den er vandafvisende, og det betyder, at sveden ikke sætter sig fast på huden.
Fra GirlWithCurves Blog
Let’s be honest: chafing isn’t sexy, but it’s an issue lots of us face, yet rarely discuss. Throughout the years, I’ve heard many solutions floating around my group of girlfriends: deodorant, vaseline, runner’s lube, body-glide, the list goes on. Recently though, I came across a solution that’s un-embarrassing, chic, affordable and sexy!
Bandelettes is a product that’s redefining the taboo topic of thigh chafing. The anti-chafing thigh bands are made of delicately crafted stretch lace that lightly wrap around thighs and create a barrier to prevent skin rubbing and chafing. They’re patented and trademarked, ultra comfy, and I can say from experience, they stay up all day without slipping or discomfort. The key to Bandelettes working their best is taking your thigh measurement with a flexible measuring tape, while standing. The company was kind enough to send me a couple pairs to try out, and I’m loving them!
Little Chief Honeybee Blog.
What a strange post title, yea? Well, unless you’re a victim of dreaded chafing. In that case, you know all you want to know (and probably more) about this not-so-fun experience. Louise Hung wrote a really great XOJane article about chub-rub a few months back and she even included some of her own homegrown remedies. I’ve heard everything from deodorant to Monistat gels and baby powder. The (well, my) problem with all of these is simple: you have to reapply. And reapply and reapply. Imagine walking around an amusement park and feeling the sting resurface. You don’t want to just bend over and start applying some strange salve to your lady trunks right? Haha Awkward!
Since I hate that aspect of those remedies, naturally I would gravitate toward bike shorts or Spanx under my dresses. Have any of you been to Tennessee in the summer? It’s like walking around in a sauna. Hot and humid! All of that added moisture does us curvy folk no favors. This year it’s simply been too hot to squeeze myself into contouring tube of Lycra. Normally I just do my thing in my dresses and let that be that (and then sometimes waddle my way into bed by the end of it all. Hey, we’re being honest here, right?!)
Anyway, once Julia from Bandelettes got in touch about sponsoring LCH I became intrigued. Bandelettes are stretchy lace “anti-chafing” bands that have two rows of “stay up silicone” that help keep them on your legs. She wanted to send me some Bandelettes to try for myself and see if it was the right fit for blog. I took my thigh measurements and sent them in to Julia for her to send me the appropriate size garments.
I wasn’t sure if something so simple would actually be beneficial honestly. I’m a natural skeptic. However I wore mine around for a couple of weeks and actually found them pretty comfortable. Certainly much more comfortable than suffocating Spanx or nothing at all. They’re designed to be quite sexy, even though that’s the last adjective I’d use to describe me. You can wear them so they peek out under your shorts/skirt, or you can keep them hidden. As silly as it sounds, I don’t stress over a small gust of wind if the lace shows for a moment. It’s kind of a sexy/fun thing to wear under casual dresses.
Fra La Pecosa Preciosa Blog
How many of you suffer from the annoying “chub rub” or chafing of the inner thighs for rubbing together from walking?? I know I do, and it’s not a good feeling especially during the hot and humid summer in NYC. I have tried many different remedies to prevent chafing, like using powder,deodorant, wearing shorts etc, but they all failed in one way or another. Up until recently when I came across Tanesha’s post from Girl with Curves about this amazing products called Bandelettes.
Bandelettes are these nifty little circular lace bands that go around the upper thigh to prevent chafing. They are almost like the top of a pair of thigh highs but do the work that using powder or deodorant would do. I have to say Bandelettes are pretty freaking amazing! I immediately ordered a pair in nude right after reading Tanesha’s post and can you believe they arrived the next day! I had them delivered to my job and since I was wearing a dress that day (with shorts underneath to prevent chafing!) I immediately tried them. It was basically love at first walk and I haven’t taken them off (well only to sleep) for the last 4 days!
The lace is super soft and delicate but still sturdy enough to withstand hours of constant friction as well as being sexy and dainty. You could also wear them under shorts for a chic and stylish look. They have these rubber strips that go around the top and bottom of the inner band to keep them in place on the thigh. In order to find out what size you are, you have to use a tape measure and measure the thickest part of your thigh. So if you measure 26″ (like me) then you would order a size C. They are true to size to make sure you order as close to your size as possible, if they’re too big, you risk them falling down. They do roll down a tiny bit at the back where the thigh meets the butt cheek. [Kommentar fra Bonding: Du må dra dem litt ned bak så de ikke er i veien for rumpa di.] But nothing to the point where it becomes annoying and you have to keep pulling them up. To wash Bandelettes rinse with cold water, scrub gently with mild detergent and air dry. All in all, Bandelettes are the cat’s meow and I can now say goodbye to the pesky “chub rub” forever!!
Bandelettes Review by Liz Black – Fashion Blogger from New Jersey
When I find a product this great, this “revolutionary,” I just can’t keep it to myself! Ladies, say good-bye to chub rub and hello to Bandelettes!
Bandelettes are ingenious little bands of lace that you slip over your thighs, and are a perfect substitute for shapewear or creams/gels. Let’s not kid ourselves; shapewear is ugly and can be unbearably hot in the summer, and who wants to re-apply cream on their thighs all day long? Bandelettes solve those problems for good, and look sexy at the same time!
I’ve been wearing a pair all day and I’ve not had to readjust them even once! They have thin silicone bands inside that run along the top and bottom of the band, which helps secure them in place. Normally I’m stuck in shapewear all spring/summer if I want to wear a dress, but with Bandelettes I think I might be able to have a Spanx-free summer!
The Sexy Solution To Thigh Chafing (A Review)
A while ago I introduced you to Bandelettes, a new and very innovative product, that addresses (in a very sexy way!) a common problem among women, especially plus size women: thigh chafing.
When I was first introduced to this product I loved the way this company approached trying to find a solution to this problem: in a sexy way!
There are various methods out there, even new ones I’ve discovered with talking to Pasazz.net followers on Facebook, on how to tackle this uncomfortable problem. Some people recommend ripping out tights and using the top part to prevent skin rubbing; others recommend using deodorant between thighs (!) to sooth and reduce friction. You get the point right, a lot of different solutions, and I am sure there are different solutions which suit individual people best.
However, out of all the solutions to thigh chafing I read about and heard of, none of these came close to approaching it the way Bandelettes have.
When I think of a solution to thigh chafing, especially when thinking of the home made remedies and other solutions, I tend to approach it with apprehension, and treat it as something I have to do to solve an often painful problem. However, tackling and preventing inner thigh chafing with something like Bandelettes simply sounds like fun, and also like something my husband would love to see me wear!
So suddenly, the problem isn’t so bad, thanks to this fun and seductive solution!
I was lucky enough to have 2 pairs of Bandelettes sent to me a couple of weeks ago to try out. First off, finding the right size of Bandelettes to order is super easy. Simply measure your inner thigh, at the point where you plan on wearing the Bandelettes, and then quickly find where you fit in their size chart.
Every pair of Bandelettes arrived of course very nicely packed, and what struck me upon opening the pack is how soft and smooth the material feels. To be honest I was a bit apprehensive about these products at the start, when I first got to know about them. I thought adding some material in between my inner thighs would increase friction further and definitely not solve the problem, but boy was I wrong!
When you first touch the Bandelettes you will notice how lovely the material feels; and of course I tried them on as soon as I received them and way pleasantly surprised at how secure the inner silicone feels, and held a good grip on my thighs. And of course, the test was to walk in them… and here I noticed how nice and smooth they feel.
To top this all off, once again, these babies simply look sexy!
I wore them that week on an evening to a dinner party, and they were very comfortable to wear. With it being Summer, the heat is obviously on the high side, and I imagined wearing these would bother me… but again I was wrong and they simply felt smooth! They held up a tight grip to my thighs, without any need to reinforce them or pull them up throughout the evening.
So if you’re looking for an inexpensive, and sexy way, to address your inner thigh chafing problem do consider Bandelettes!
Thighs the limit: how to cure ‘chub rub’
A new product promises to solve the problem of thigh chafe for skirt-loving plus-size fashionistas.
Whenever I see a gorgeous plus-size girl sauntering down the street in a skirt or a dress on a hot summer’s day the first thought that passes through my mind is always “what’s going on underneath?”
“Chub Rub” is one of the great unspoken issues for scores of women who suffer from inner-thigh chafing when they attempt to wear dresses or skirts.
Everyone has their own solution: bike shorts, lotions, creams, baby powder, deodorant, or even eschewing skirts and dresses entirely (quelle horreur!) and let me tell you, I’ve tried them all.
But nothing’s excited me quite as much as a new product that has hit the market this summer called Bandelettes.
Bandelettes look like the lace band at the top of a stay-up stocking – in other words, they’re sexy as hell. For someone who’s spent the past few summers in cotton bike shorts this is something of a revelation.
I recently bought two pairs, one in black and one in nude. I wore them religiously for two very hot and muggy weeks in New York, and I’ve come to the conclusion that they’re the closest thing to the perfect cure for thigh chafing as it’s possible to get right now.
They’re one of the breezier options on the market: apart from a strip of lace you don’t have an extra layer to sweat through. They’re relatively cheap. From experience I can tell you that the customer service is A+. The size chart is fool-proof: measure where you want them to sit. That’s your size. If the measurement falls in the middle of the sizes (as mine did) then size down. You can wash them in the sink, and they’ll be dry and ready to wear again within half an hour.
There’s a strip of silicone along both top and bottom edges of each band which helps them stay in place without slipping and sliding. I admit that after two weeks of continual wear the sensitive skin between my thighs was starting to react a little to the silicone, but it was a small price to pay for an entire fortnight where I didn’t have to choose between either wearing a second layer on a baking-hot day, or ducking into the bathrooms every hour to reapply lotions.
And look, I love the aesthetic of them. Bike shorts are all very well and good, but they’re definitely the granny pants of the chub-rub world, and often they’re too long to wear with certain skirts and dresses.
You almost want to show Bandelettes off. A cheeky peek of lace under the hem of a skirt… is there anything sexier?
Do you suffer from inner thigh chafing? What is your magic cure?
A cure for ‘chub rub’? New product promises to help women who suffer from ’embarrassing’ inner-thigh chafing
A new ‘wonder’ product has hit the market for women who suffer from painful inner-thigh chafing.
Bandelettes are six-inch thick, garter-like lace bands that fit around the upper thigh to stop skin-to-skin rubbing under dresses, skirts or shorts.
The website deems them a ‘functional yet glamorous’ innovation, designed to combat a ‘common problem’ that’s ‘rarely discussed’.
Bandelettes, are six-inch thick, garter-like lace bands that fit around the upper thigh to stop skin-to-skin contact under dresses or skirts
To help the ‘bandelettes’ stay in place there is a strip of silicone along the top and bottom edges.
They are also made from elasticated lace, which makers say is breathable in warm weather.
Guardian style writer, Lilli Pascuzzi said that she wore them ‘religiously’ during two hot weeks in New York this summer and found them to be the ‘closest thing to the perfect cure’ for ‘chub rub’.
Previously she said that she had tried everything to prevent sores appearing on her legs including wearing bike shorts, lotions, baby powder and deodorant.
Similarly Lauren Wayne, a mother-of-two from Seattle who runs the parenting blog Hobo Mama, gave ‘bandelettes’ a big thumbs up.
‘They covered amply all the areas that would normally swish together when I walk,’ she explained.
‘I had no irritation, no heat rash, no little bumps. In short, I was comfortable and carefree all day long! I was so pleased, I even wore them indoors with just a long shirt on while I was doing sweat-intensive home improvement projects.’
She also said that as soon as she slipped them on she felt ‘kinda pert [and] saucy.’
Touching on the issue of thigh-chaffing in a recent article for xovain, pus-sized blogger Katie Frost wrote: ‘If you’ve ever dealt with inner-thigh chafing, then you understand the pain and embarrassment that comes along with it.
‘My thighs touch. There, I said it. In the age of the coveted thigh gap, mine smush together. For the most part, this is fine; but once the weather warms up, the problems begin.
‘When you combine sweat and friction together, you create chafing – a painful, burning rash. It takes forever for the spots to heal because it’s nearly impossible to keep your thighs from touching for the week or so it takes to clear up.’
Presseomtale fra Refinery29 Lifestyle Magazine:
Finally! Fashion Provides A Solution For Thigh Rubbing
Chub rub. Thigh chafing. Whatever you call it, most women, regardless of size, have experienced it. It’s not something to feel bad about, but it can certainly make you feel bad. You can strap on shapewear, glop on anti-chafing gel, constantly reapply lotion, or completely avoid skirts and dresses, but none of those “solutions” are as clean, light, convenient, and sexy as Bandelettes. (And yes, we said sexy.)
Bandelettes are one of those “why didn’t I think of that” solutions, reminiscent of Sara Blakely’s SPANX. Resembling the top band of a thigh-high, Bandelettes comfortably adhere to your thighs with inner silicone strips that prevent shifting while you strut.
Bandelettes offer an affordable solution to a frustrating problem. Biting back our seething jealousy, we spoke with designer Julia Abasova to find out more about these ingenious creations that will no doubt become the next wardrobe staple for every woman.
What inspired you to create Bandelettes?
“The problem of thigh chafing has been bothering me for the most part of my life, regardless of the size I was, so I was always looking for solutions. One day I was talking to my friend [Rena Abramoff], who is now a business partner, and described her the idea I had for the Bandelettes, never thinking that it can be turned into a real product. To my surprise, my friend didn’t dismiss my idea as crazy talk, but came up with a nice design and offered to realize it in real life. My partner was brave enough to take the initiative of realizing my idea and her design into a real product that can help so many women all over the world. Without her support and belief that this can work, I’d probably still be suffering from the chafing like so many women do. So, you can really say that Bandelettes were created over a cup of tea.”
Where did the name come from?
“It’s actually a term for a molding in the form of a ring at the top of a column. We thought this name perfectly describes the product, and it’s easy to pronounce and remember.”
Do you have a design background?
“We don’t have a design background. We both actually have an accounting background; although, my partner has been passionate about art since her childhood and created numerous paintings and other pieces of art.”
Do you plan to offer larger sizes or longer lengths in the future?
“We are definitely thinking about larger sizes with longer lengths but haven’t started the production since it needs to be tested first.”
Will you do any other colors or prints?
“We have a couple of new colors and patterns lined up in our production, so please stay tuned.”
Do you have any “chub rub” horror stories?
“My horror chub-rub experience is that every summer I had to dismiss wearing any dresses or skirts in order to not incur any discomfort. So, imagine the horror of not being able to shop for cute dresses of skirts ever because you knew simply you wouldn’t be able to enjoy it.
“I guess, I’m ‘lucky’ in this sense since my ‘chub rub’ was mostly an inconvenience rather than an experience worth a horror story, but let me tell you one thing, I’m glad we have this product available to prevent the possible horror story episodes.”
Enda en lang bloggomtale, så jeg limer inn konklusjonen først:
Bottom line: I’m impressed! They look and feel good and drastically reduced irritation from chafing. They held up pretty well to a long day of shopping, but showed a bit of wear. I’m sure I’ll be reaching for them the next time I go bare-legged. They’re the best solution I’ve tried.
My Turn with Bandelettes
Review By Pretty Girl Science Blogger Amanda
A few weeks ago Nichole wrote about Bandelettes “anti-chafing thigh bands”. I usually peek into her posts before they’re published and I was as curious about this new accessory as many of you were. The Bandelettes people were nice enough to send me a pair to try out too! I’ll admit, I had my doubts about how well they’d work for me. Nichole and I have a lot in common, but in some ways we’re total opposites. She’s always hot, I’m always cold. She’s a laid-back stay-at-home mom, I’m a hyperactive and childless shopping addict. Neither of us are that girly, but she’s the girlier one. I do like skirts and dresses too (especially now that I’m losing weight again), but I have absurdly sensitive skin. I’ve gotten rashes from seams and zippers, had allergic reactions to necklaces and earrings, shredded my feet in half an hour in new shoes, and had all sorts of other trouble from clothing and accessories. “Chub rub” is a problem for almost every woman at some point, but I have tiny scars from it. Over the years I’ve powdered, slathered, balmed, and even worn boxers trying to avoid the pain and skin damage from chafing. Nichole’s right about the shorts, they can cling and stick and make you sweaty. Stockings and tights are fine in the winter, but we have hot summers here and stockings feel disgusting on a muggy day. Lotions, balms, powders, and other products help, but they wear off. Reapplying in public can be tricky or messy and if you forget your product at home, you might as well not have bothered in the first place. I’m gonna sound all infomercial-y here, but… There has to be a better way! Could Bandelettes be it?
I was apprehensive. Lace scares me. It can cause chafing! When my pair arrived, the texture reassured me. They’re very soft. Don’t think scratchy bra lace, think the soft stuff that edges camis. They’re pretty too, with a large, dense floral pattern.
Even more reassuring was the grippy (but not sticky) silicon band at both edges of each Bandeltte. It’s a lot like the stuff at the edges of the cups of strapless bras. This pair is a Size C and fit snugly, but comfortably, when I tried them on.
They’re even prettier on.
They’d look cute peeking out from the cuffs of shorts, but I don’t wear shorts. They’ve got a second lace pattern too, but I prefer this one.
I finally got to actually wear them last Wednesday. I only wear my own “girl clothes” a few times a week. I have a uniform for work and I prefer loungewear at home for lazy comfort, but errands and shopping happen at least twice most weeks. It was horrible out on Wednesday, humid and 90-ish. I wore them under my favorite denim mid-thigh skirt, happily escaping my sweltering jeans for a change. The Bandelettes looked a bit long on my short legs (I have a 27″ inseam even though I’m 5’7″), but weren’t visible beyond my hemline while I was standing. When I sat I had to keep an eye on things, but they were only slightly visible on the sides with this skirt. If you were looking for them, you’d see them, but you wouldn’t notice otherwise.
With any undergarment, fit and comfort will depend on the way you’re shaped. Nichole didn’t have any rolling issues. I had a little bit of rolling at the back along the upper edge, depending on where I positioned them. Moving them down a little bit fixed that. At one point the one on my right leg felt like it was moving around when I walked briskly. I even ducked into a bathroom, swearing it was slipping. It wasn’t. I have no idea quite what was going on. It stayed in place just fine. I think it might be just a bit too large, but I’m not sure if the next size down would fit my left. My right thigh is a smidge smaller and firmer-toned than my left. I’m all kinds of wonky.
I won’t say that I had 100% protection from chafing, but it was a MAJOR improvement over anything else I’ve tried. The only irritation I had was where the lower edges rubbed the thigh of the opposite leg slightly. Without any chafing protection I get redness, swelling, and tiny spots of broken skin. This was just a slight rubbing. No slippery hands or powdery mess and no awkward reapplying in the car or a public bathroom.
[Kommentar fra Bonding: Pass på at begge lårbåndene slutter på samme sted, så gnisser ikke det ene båndet på det andre benet. Og hvis den ruller ned bak under rumpa, så må du dra den litt ned bak, til under der rumpa møter låret. Så den sitter litt på skrå.]
My skin was still in pretty great shape after six hours of shopping, but how were the Bandelettes holding up? There was already a bit of outer surface pilling on both of them, where they’d rubbed together as I walked. No actual damage, but the surface of the lace was already starting to look a little worn. Nichole didn’t notice wear to hers, but I’d had a more active day in mine. I’m also tough on things. I walk fast and rarely stand still for long. Shoes, pants, undies, etc all have a tough time keeping up. The Bandelettes may have looked a little worse for wear, but I can see them holding up better than some tights I’ve worn.
I only had one real problem with them and it’s a sensitive topic. This might be TMI, but it’s the kind of thing I’d want to know if I was reading this. They’re potentially awkward in the bathroom. If you have to sit, they’ll touch the seat. I didn’t want that! Especially not in a mall bathroom! Stockings or shorts would be pulled down and I guess I could have pulled one or both Bandelettes down and then re-situated them when I was done, but I hovered instead. Not easy when you have joint pain. I asked Nichole how she handled this problem. Turns out she didn’t use the bathroom while wearing them. I’m still not sure what I’ll do about this next time I wear them. What do people who wear garters do?
[Kommentar fra Bonding: Jeg ruller ned mine når jeg er på et offentlig toalett, samme som jeg ville gjort med strømpebuksa med fransk åpning ;)]
The good points:
-Comfortable, especially on hot days
-Don’t slip or crawl
The not-so-good points:
-They swished slightly when I walked [Kommentar fra Bonding: Det gjør ikke mine]
-Might be too long for some skirt or dress styles
-They sit wherever you do, if you get my meaning [Kommentar fra Bonding: Det synes jeg er fint. Når jeg sitter på en klam stol og skjørtet sklir opp, så sitter jeg på lårbåndene isteden. Mer behagelig enn en klam stol ;)]
-May quickly look worn out if you’re active