Tuesday, 30 July 2013
New 'wonder' 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.
Priced at $14.99 they come in round measurements ranging from 21 to 30 inches. The website deems them a 'functional yet glamorous' innovation, designed to combat a 'common problem' that's 'rarely discussed'.
An end to thigh chafing: 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.
'They covered amply all the areas that would normally swish together when I walk - I had no irritation, no heat rash'
'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.'
New York-based Bandelettes launched in February. The leg bands come in nude and black and can be shipped worldwide.