Dresses, skirts, shorts and rompers are calling our name as the summer season is about to begin, and we couldn’t be more excited! The summer months have so much in store for flirty full figured fashion, but there is also a looming drawback of wearing these beautiful styles during hot summer days. Thigh chafing can get the best of every curvy girl who enjoys wearing shorts, dresses and rompers because they allow your thighs to touch and rub together, causing rashes, irritation and pain. Thigh chafing also goes by the term “chub rub.” While it may seem unavoidable during the summertime, we don’t want you to miss out on your favorite summer outfits because of this.
That’s why we have put together this guide on how to prevent thigh chafing and avoid chub rub this season! Apply one or more of these approaches to your daily routine to keep your inner thighs safe and protected so you can have a carefree and limitless summer while wearing all of your favorite clothes.
How to Prevent Thigh Chafing
Apply Anti-Chafing Balm – Are denim plus size shorts heavy in your summer wardrobe rotation? If so, you may want to keep anti-chafing balm close by. Balms are the most versatile thigh chafing preventers, as they can be worn with any garment and go undetected. These balms work by coating your inner thighs so that when they rub together, there is less friction, which prevents irritation.
The only drawbacks to these balms are that they can be greasy, they need to be reapplied over time, and they could stain clothing depending on their formula. There are many kinds of anti-chafing balms on the market, so you will want to investigate which ones might be best for your skin, needs and lifestyle.
Thigh Tape – If you love the idea of an invisible balm that prevents chafing, but you’re not into the greasy feel or potential mess, thigh tape is becoming more popular. Thigh tape is a clear material that can be taped to your inner thighs to prevent friction. It’s almost undetectable but because it’s tape, at the end of the day, it could hurt sensitive skin as you pull it off, and it has the potential to roll and bunch as you walk around.
Use Thigh Bands – If you wear a lot of maxi and midi skirts and dresses during the summertime, thigh bands may be a great option for you. Thigh bands wrap around your upper thighs — the area that is most vulnerable to chafing — and they usually stay in place with no-slip grip features. These are great if you don’t feel like wearing biker shorts or anti-chafe shorts since those options can make you feel a little warmer during the hotter days.
A few drawbacks to these thigh bands are that they could roll down or roll up if you plan on doing a lot of walking or sitting, and you can only wear thigh bands with skirts and dresses that have longer hems. Shorts are totally out of the picture for this option. Thigh bands are a great way to make sure your thighs don’t have any irritation after a day of wearing a skirt or dress.
Style in Anti-Chafe Shorts – Anti-chafe shorts are more of a new concept, we would say. Before there were shorts made specifically to mitigate chub rub and thigh chafing, most plus size women would wear biker shorts underneath their favorite dresses and skirts. But with anti-chafe shorts, the material is much thinner and more breathable so that you don’t feel like you’re wearing too many layers of clothing.
These shorts also come in different lengths so that you can make sure your shorts aren’t showing through your favorite summer outfits. This method is another way to make sure that your thighs stay 100% protected. As with any method, there are some drawbacks to anti-chafe shorts. The ones that come to mind are that you will most likely not be able to wear mini hems or shorts with them and they can run a little warm — especially on hot and humid days.
Ditch the Skirts and Dresses – We want you to embrace summer and all of the fun styles that come with it, but if your thighs need a break from chafing, you can always wear jumpsuits for women. Jumpsuits are stylish and lightweight, which means they make the perfect summer look while also protecting your thighs from chub rub. Plus size jeans will also provide you much relief from chafing while also keeping you looking and feeling cool this season.Browse All Of Our Cute & Comfy Bottoms
Now, you can dive into fashion in a bold way this summer while keeping the thigh chafing at bay with these tips and techniques. Have a blast!