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Weird product, or miracle cure?
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theoryofgravity wrote in fatshionista


Noticed these thigh snuggies on Torrid's site today. They are apparently meant to slay the dreaded chubrub. They strike me as incredibly odd.

There's also this, more of the standard bike-short solution so many of us know and love.

I remain married to my comfy and breathable (and affordable) cotton/lycra bike shorts for underskirt wear, but I am curious as to whether anyone's tried these, and if they actually work. The satin patches on the inner thighs are making me giggle. And yet, they have a strange retro appeal.

Thoughts?

ETA: Because a couple folks have asked, I am currently getting my bike shorts from Newport News catalog, since Target has ceased to carry them. They're twelve bucks a pair, and if you buy two you get one free. The NN ones run a little roomy in my experience, though - I originally ordered a 3X and they fit more like a 4X. Your mileage may vary.

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I would think that they would have to have enough elastic to avoid 'rolldown' and therefore, would restrict blood supply. I have really meaty thighs so I'm thinking those wouldn't work for me. I'll stick with the bike shorts.

Not only that, but even if they were working like they were supposed to, they'd give the wearer a huge butt-shelf.

Butt-shelf. That makes the 14 year-old in me giggle!

I have tried them, and have been meaning to post about them. I love Luvees, and I've been using them for about six months now. In my experience, the panty ones are better than the leg pads. I wear them under skirts (and my rough Dickies pants) all the time. And this summer I wore them in South Carolina heat and totally forgot I had them on. They're wonderful.

I recommend ordering directly from luvees.com, because the woman who owns the company is wonderfully helpful. One time, I placed an order and received the wrong product. When I called about it, she called me back personally and told me that since the product I wanted was out of stock, she sent me a free pair to tide me over until my purchase came in. And then we chatted for a few minutes about skirts and chub rub. I'm pretty much a Luvees evangelist now.

Hey, awesome, thanks for the review.

It's also worth noting that they're a few bucks cheaper on the Luvees site than they are at Torrid.

That is the weirdest looking thing I have ever seen.

They have to roll down and get all funkified.

Where do you get your bike shorts?

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My usual local sources are dry right now - for about two years I could always reliably find them at Target, but they've stopped carrying them for no good reason.

My backup source is Newport News - I hate ordering such a simple basic item online but they're still pretty cheap (plus they're always buy two, get one free). Be warned, though, I find they run a little big - i.e., a 3x is more like a 4x.

When I look at those, I think of that scene in St. Elmo's Fire where Rob Lowe's character starts making out with Mare Winningham and finds out about the thigh supports she wears for slimming effects...

And yeah, they don't look comfy at all.

YES! SCUBA SUIT! Hahahaha, hilarious.

Hee hee hee. I feel that "Weird Product or Miracle Cure?" should be a regular Fatshionista column! xoxo

I think I'm going to have to buy those and rock a whole Rasputina type thing. And I am completely fucking serious about that.

I can envision this. Please share your experiences if you do.

hey, were do you buy plain ol' cotton-lycra bike shirts? I can't find any.

My usual local sources are dry right now - for about two years I could always reliably find them at Target, but they've stopped carrying them for no good reason.

My backup source is Newport News catalog - I hate ordering such a simple basic item online but they're still pretty cheap (plus they're always buy two, get one free). Be warned, though, I find they run a little big - i.e., a 3x is more like a 4x.

excellent! I had checked Target out here and could not find any.

I don't like wearing bike shorts because they can mess up the line of my skirt or dress. I also get the SCUBA suit vibe from them too. I think these look awkward.

Personally, I prefer liquid powder lotion by Huggies. It's for babies, but it does the same thing and it's waaaaaay cheaper.

those are the stupidest thing i've ever seen.

i like the garter belt/pantaloon look, and the problem i've had with my spanx and also with bike shorts is SCS, affectionately known as sweaty crack syndrome. WHICH makes me break out. so this product actually is really appealing to me. thanks for sharing!

errr, garters*, not belt - i was thinking about garters, belts and items *with* garters all at once, and my fingers spat out the wrong one. whoops!

i would TOTALLY buy these. when i was at the end of my pregnancy during the late summer months, all i could fit into anymore were skirts and dressed and the chub-rub KILLED. i fantasized about items like these, something that would cover my thighs but not suffocate my vagina. i used to have bike shorts that i wore under skirts, but am now too fat for, so i may have to buy some of these if they aren't ridiculously expensive. bike shorts make my girl claustrophobic, she needs to breeeathe!

I don't know about you ladies, but I could use some "butt-shelf." Also, the thigh snuggies would be great for those who don't like to rooooll bike shorts up and down all day long. Especially in summer...

Hey, I'm glad to know it's not just me that can't find the bike shorts at Target anymore!

Oh, and I appreciate that they're going towards more feminine styles for this kind of thing. I hate wearing a cute skirt and knowing I have tacky shorts on underneath, ya know?

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