i was debating posting this on my personal blog cause there’s people i know on here but i feel kind of like it was important cause there are no pictures of these on fat people? like not even on the website? even though they’re aimed towards chub rub? and i mean i know skinny people can get chapped but i mean not even one fat person in them really?
so this is me in my new bandelettes. you can buy them at www.bandelettes.com in black or beige for 15 dollars. they shipped to me in about 3-5 days and i’m quite pleased.
if you can’t tell by the picture, bandelettes are just 6in long pieces of lacey fabric that go up around your chubby little thighs to keep them from chapping when they rub together. they adhere to your thigh with “no slip silicone” (two strips around the top and bottom of the band). they will fit thighs that are 20/21in in circumference to 32/33in.
i received mine in the mail today and immediately put them on. upon opening them they had kind of a weird smell, probably because of the silicone? they smell a lot like sourdough bread.
regardless, i unfolded them and excited slipped them on. they went on very easily for me, and after a bit of arranging i had them on comfortably. my only note about putting them on is that if you don’t shave your legs, arranging them up around your thigh can lead to a bit of tugging on hairs. it’s not very painful and should be expected from anything that is supposed to stick to your thigh, but i thought it should be noted.
also it is suggested that you do not put on your bandelettes after putting lotion on your thighs. lotions can break down the silicone and then it won’t stick and then your thigh bands might bunch up and that’s all very irritating. if you have very dry skin and you absolutely have to wear lotion i would either wait for the lotion to sink in entirely and then give your thighs a bit of a rub down to get off the excess, or just avoid that area entirely so you don’t have to worry about it at all.
anyway, they stick very well. not in a glue kind of way but in a no-slip kind of way. i jumped around my room for a while and put on different clothes and posed for different pictures and they moved only very slightly.
now, as far as preventing chub rub goes, i would give them a 9 on a scale of 1-10. i do believe that they will without a doubt prevent most kinds of chapping and irritation, but because the product is lace you can still feel your thighs rubbing together. i do not believe that this will lead to chapping, but it could still be irritating if you’re going on long walks in a party dress.
there is also a part of me that wonders if the lace will break down over time as my thunder thighs rub together, and i question whether or not these bands could be worn every day. if jeans can break down around the thighs, i’m sure lace can too.
all in all, i think this is a great product. i think it does what it says in a comfortable, cute, affordable, and easy way.