Thick thighs save lives, but they give off the worst thigh rub rash if you walk for any longer than 10 minutes. Not any longer, babes!! This new product is here to save YOUR life. Read the full review below!
NOTE: While I received this product for free in exchange for a review, all thoughts expressed below
are 100% honest and my own.
As soon as I heard about this product I knew I needed it. I'm always wearing tights to cons solely to avoid thigh chaffing. It's the worst feeling in the world. I ran into this problem at Edmonton Expo with my Te Ka cosplay. It was an open front dress with sandals. I couldn't wear tights without it being apparent either at my ankles or across my toes.
As you can see, I ended up wearing a crudely wrapped piece of fabric held on with medical tape around one leg. While effective against chaffing, it was bulky and uncomfortable and painful to remove.
Photo by Matthew Kissau.
Bandelettes sent me Beige Dolce in size C as my thighs are 25" at the thickest point. The website is very clear to get your measurements right to ensure a proper and comfortable fit. As soon as they arrived I ripped open the package. The lace was very soft and stretchy, and the silicone bands on the inside were thick, stretchy and consistent.
It has one seam that's well put together per band and they're the perfect thickness to cover your leg where you might feel the rub. The thickness also prevents the band from rolling up, with the help of the silicone. It's actually a genius design.
I used to wear bike shorts under my skirts or dresses, but I'd constantly be pulling them down because they'd ride up and wouldn't do anything to prevent chaffing, only prolong it. But depending on the skirt you wear, they create extra bulk and you can see the lines through the dress!
Honestly these bandelettes are more amazing than any other solution. I've tried deodorant, powder, shorts, wrapping my leg, and even just straight up baring the pain. They last all day and are super comfy.
I plan to wear these in my regular life - I can finally enjoy wearing skirts and dresses more often! They will be a regular staple in my cosplay closet. I can already think of so many costumes I can wear these with, and I can think of a few friends from Calgary Expo who were complaining about thigh chaffing.
These bandelettes come in a variety of colors and styles (including unisex), all for only $15.99 per pair. Check out all options available on this website. Be weary of fake brands that may be trying to sell a similar product. They have a great guide on their website FAQ with images to show you what to look for. If you think you're getting a bargain on ebay, you're probably not. ;)
Overall Thoughts ★★★★★ (5/5)
Website ★★★★★ (5/5)
The website is very clean and easy to navigate. There's no broken links and a great selection of products, plus thorough FAQs.
Shipping ★★★★★ (5/5)
Shipping is cheap, and the product came in a small envelope to fit in your mailbox. It came really quick with tracking details as well.
Quality ★★★★★ (5/5)
These bands are high quality lace with silicone on both sides to prevent rolling. The stitching is really good with no loose threads.
Cost ★★★★★ (5/5)
Every bandelette pair is $15.99 USD. They are high quality and long lasting. You really can't get a better deal out there.
Never suffer thigh chaffing again! Have fun with your new bandelettes and share with all your friends!