Posts made in July, 2010

Luvees: The End of Chub Rub?

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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!

Review: Elomi Strapless Bra & Plus Size Bras & Panties!

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Review: Elomi Strapless Bra & Plus Size Bras & Panties!

Every girl with big boobs needs a good ATTRACTIVE bra. At least one. Which usually is pretty difficult because anything that is supportive for big breasts is usually heinous. I mean HEINOUS. 4″ wide shoulder straps, 17 hook and eye closures in the back, big padded cups (which makes absolutely no sense) and some horrible tan color with the slightest bit of old lady lace. That’s what they usually look like. So, when Brenda, owner of Plus Sizes Bras & Panties approached me and asked if I wanted to review an item, I say “YES!” and went on the hunt for the perfect bra.

After browsing through bras for a few days (because I can NEVER make a decision) I decided on the Elomi Smoothing Moulded Strapless Bra.

I figured since I was doing the Big Fat Summer Challenge, which requires a strapless look, I needed a bra to do it with. I liked the look of the bra, simple, yet still chic, and the fact that it has detachable straps, so I could wear it multiple ways.


I never expected to love a bra so much. From the moment it arrived and I put it on, I though I found my dream bra. It is SO comfortable and SO SUPPORTIVE! Even while strapless! I didn’t reveal it then, but when I was wearing my strapless dress from Torrid, I was rocking this bra, and it looked AMAZING! It doesn’t slip, it doesn’t get uncomfortable. And the moulded cups are great – always the perfect shape. I’ve tried bras by tons of brands: Victoria’s Secret, Frederick’s of Hollywood, Curvation, Playtex, Wonderbra, Maidenform, Bali…you name it, and not ONE has made me as happy as this bra. I wear it with the straps under regular dresses and shirts and it still looks great. The best part about the straps is that there are two different hooks on both the front and the back, so you can make the straps closer or further apart, which is great for various tanktops.


I would definitely order from Plus Size Bras & Panties again. Brenda said the bra would take 3 weeks to arrive because it had to be special ordered, but I got it in less than two. The size range of the bras at Plus Size Bras & Panties is FABULOUS. In many styles they go up to a GG. The store also carries only top quality brands, like Elomi, Tatiana, Olga, and Goddess. ANd the store also offers TONS of other plus size garments: body shapers, pantyhose, wedding lingerie, sports bras, garter belts…the list keeps going. It’s amazing to have a store that has ALL undergarments that are ALL plus size! I hate going to the store and finding maybe one or two bras in my size, and nothing else. So, thank you Brenda for putting together this shop!

Stay tuned ladies, because I have another undergarment review coming up: Luvees – a solution for chub rub?