Any woman with thighs that rub together even a little bit — and that's almost all of us — will tell you that there's nothing worse in the summer than the inevitable chub rub. It happens to the best of us, but when the heat forces us out of our leggings and pants and into short-shorts, dresses, and skirts, our thigh wreak havoc on us.
And chub rub isn't just uncomfortable, it's downright damaging. When left untreated, chafing can cause major rashes, blisters, and welts that easily lead to cuts and scars. Thankfully, a product on Amazon has convinced thousands of curvy women that chub rub is a problem of the past. Behold, Bandlettes!
Um, hi — have you heard of Bandlettes?
They're basically the ultimate solution to summer thigh chafing. Sure, there are bike shorts and chub rub sticks. But shorts constantly ride up and anti-chafing sticks can wear off quickly when sweat comes to play.
The concept of Bandlettes is rather simple: They're stretchy lace bands that you wear around your thighs like garters, and when you walk they rub up against each other so there's no skin-on-skin contact.
They're the no. 1 hosiery product on all of Amazon — more than 4,400 women have left them glowing reviews.
"I. LOVE. THESE! They take some adjusting to find the right spot but once you get it these things don't move an inch," wrote this user. "I LIVE to wear them under shorts so, instead of showing off extra thigh, I show off cute black lace! I'm 5'2" and typically wear a size 16 in pants and the size D fits perfectly. These beat applying deodorant and gels all day and they are super cute!"
Their prices vary depending on your size, but they average around $17.
"These are great!" the person in the photo above shared in the review section. "They're nice and soft, fit me perfectly based on my measurements. They stay put, absolutely no adjusting needed, even in this unbearable Vegas heat. I used to use shorts instead of these bands, and I was constantly readjusting them because they would ride up and bunch up in the inner thigh area. These stay smooth even between sitting, standing, bending, crouching, etc. I highly recommend these!"
They're convincing women to ditch pants entirely in favor of the dresses and skirts they'd been avoiding.
This review reads: "This is a great product, simply because it's going to change how I feel about wearing dresses for long periods of time, and no longer getting those irritable friction bumps (ugh)! The quality appears to be great and long lasting, and I believe that the lace gives it a nice sexy appeal in the event they end up showing. The material is non-itchy, and has a little plastic non-slip band on the top and the bottom of the band to avoid rolling and slipping which will only be useful if you order your correct size. The product is true too but size IF you correctly measure your thighs before ordering. My measurement is a 25.25, and I ordered a 25"-26" and I have ZERO complaints- the fitting a great. Four star rating because I have yet to wear them in public. I hope to give a positive review about them not losing their elasticity after a few wears.... but I'll be updating AS SOON as possible, I'm excited about these sexy little game changers!!!"
Across the board, plus-size women agree that Bandlettes beat anti-chafe sticks and shorts by a mile.
"Ladies, we can finally toss the deodorant...these things work!" one reviewer wrote. "I was hella skeptical because my thunder thighs are crazy resistant to any sort of chub rub defense. My drumsticks just love rubbing up against each other too much. But that crap has got to stop! So I ordered the black, lacey Bandelettes in F, because I figured I needed as big as I could get. Turns out, I really should have measured first because my thighs are 29" and the E's would have fit better. Not that the little bit of looseness in the F's affected their performance - I wore them while walking at least 5 hours at a music festival and they stayed put without me ever needing to adjust them! I couldn't believe it! My delicate inner thigh skin was preserved, not a chub-rub in sight and they're so feminine and romantic looking that I didn't even care if someone caught a peek at that beautiful lace. Way sexier than my usual biker shorts. Love that I can wear dresses all day now without worrying about my thunders overheating."
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