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Luvees: The End of Chub Rub?

Posted by on Jul 13, 2010 in Fashion, Life | 13 comments

Luvees: The End of Chub Rub?

So, we all know what chub rub is. Your thighs rubbing together, typically on a terribly hot day. You feel gross and sweaty. You feel uncomfortable. Yet, there has never been a very suitable solution. Things I have tried:

– SPANX – too hot for summer, feels like my thighs are stuffed into some form of casing, and it’s a SHAPER.

– Biker Shorts – hard to find cotton ones that aren’t bulky, are long enough and don’t ride up, and synthetic ones are too hot for summer

– Other thigh shapers – just TOO HOT.

– I haven’t tried any of the creams and such like Body Glide, because frankly, I want at least a LITTLE bit of cloth between my thighs, because even if they are rubbing, they are still touching.

So when Luvees asked me to review a pair, I was quite interested. I got a pair of the longer high waisted Luvees, the Luvees Panty Coverall.

Panty Coverall

I liked that they were lacy and had a high waist, as I now like my high waist granny panties in my old age. Luvees also has a Thigh Coverall, which are like sleeves that go over your thighs where they would rub, and have a cotton panel on the inside, while the outside is a really soft satin panels. That’s also the way the Luvees Panty Coverall is made.

So, anyway, I got them in the mail and I was really surprised. They are made out of a very stretchy and comfortable lace, that is incredibly breathable. They fit well, but aren’t super fitted, so you don’t feel like you are being sucked it or squished. And of course, being who I am, I decided to put these to the TEST. I wore them during the heatwave last week with one of my favorite dresses. Because if they aren’t going to stand up in 90 degree heat, then what is the point?

And, I love them. I completely forgot I was wearing them. Luvees are so light, and they don’t make a “swish swish swish” noise as I walk, and they are so comfy. And they FIT WELL – they aren’t too small or not stretchy enough or any of that, they just slip on and then you forget they are there. The thigh panels are so soft and light, so your thighs don’t rub together, but it also doesn’t feel like you have these big clunky shorts on.
Frankly I’m surprised more people haven’t tried out Luvees, when I put on my biker shorts underneath a skirt tonight, I thought, “Dammit, I wish my Luvees were clean.” So, what does that mean? I think I am going to buy another pair, maybe the Thigh Coveralls this time! Be sure to check out the Luvees website, and a big thank you to Anita from the company for sending me a pair to review!

Have you tried Luvees? What did you think? Do you have your own favorite solution for chub rub? Let me know!

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