5 Stars By Becky on 2017-06-11
Use the size chart, worth the buy!
Received my package a few days earlier than expected. Packaging was nice, nothing messed up. I purchased the solid beige bandalettes. I used the size chart and ordered size C. I'm 5'3 200 lb and they fit perfectly. So far I have just tried them on under a pair of shorts and they are comfortable, breatheable enough and I like the rubber lining strip that holds them in place. I experimented with the placement and went higher on the inside of my thigh and a little lower on the outside, not uncomfortable at all. No weird swoosh noise when they rub together. I would suggest hand washing to preserve the rubber no slip strips. I have HORRIBLE chub rub that often leaves me swollen and raw from sweating or fabric rubbing so these seem so far to be a life saver! Will update my review once I've worn them out and about on a hot day ðŸ˜„
5 Stars By CuriousAndCozy on 1969-12-31
I Feel Sexy and Feminine Again!
I didn't even know what "chub rub" was until I joined a Plus Sized group when I was planning our honeymoon to Disney.
But, I knew it not only made me miserable, but really embarrassed me.
When my husband and I were first dating, I had to resort to wearing bike short style panties anytime I wore a skirt. Of course, I had to worry about those bike shorts showing under the skirt as lumps, below the hem of the skirt, or that they might ride up and defeat the purpose. They also made an extra layer of heat in the summertime. The alternative was just to make sure I didn't walk too much. Even worse, what if he put his hand on my thigh and felt that awkward lump under the skirt? I couldn't help but think of them as my "fat girl panties" or "fat girl scuba gear." I certainly did not feel like a beautiful woman or sexy or attractive. I felt embarrassed. I know that skinny girls wear them too for shaping, but I still felt awkward and unattractive.
After I got married, I still had a preoccupation with it. My husband loved my body, but that thigh-chafing problem really embarrassed me, so I would dress out of eye-shot when I wore a skirt and I never wore shorts.
Bandalettes have been a complete blessing. They look like lingerie and don't make you feel like you're wearing granny panties under your clothes. They look like something you wore deliberately to feel pretty and feminine. They don't look like something you're wearing "to keep your thighs from rubbing." They look just like an attractive addition to your garment - like an accessory.
When I first pulled them out I worried about the fit. If you measure like they ask you to, you really have nothing to worry about. These are NOT tight, nor do they feel snug. They fit comfortably and stay up nicely. I tend to buy loose clothing (especially pants) and I have no complaints on how these fit. You can feel that they work as soon as you try them on. Where skin used to grip, it now just glides easily past. The lace is not scratchy and holds it's pattern well when put on.
They are made in China, designed in the US.
They are hand wash, but really that's pretty easy. The packaging is attractive and subtle, I'm including a picture.
For sizing, definitely measure your thigh. Mine was smaller than the pant size recommendation and it fits perfectly!
I can't say enough about this wonderful design and I'm going to order more colors today if they are available in my size.
Thank you Bandalettes! I finally feel feminine and attractive again! Now I can wear more of the clothes I love.
5 Stars By A. Spencer on 2017-07-18
Measure! Then buy with no regrets!
These are fantastic! I work overnights and wear dresses regularly to the office, I've been using the deodorant style anti-chafing rubs and wanted a longer lasting option. Ding Ding ladies!! This is it! So comfortable I fell asleep in them! No marks, no uncomfortable "digging in"
I did measure my thigh to get an accurate size rather than guessing, but it is definitely true to that measurement. I have 25" thighs here I needed them to fit- obviously the largest point! And they do take some fine tuning to make sure that they don't roll, but once you find that spot- they don't move!!
There is a rather tell-tale "swish" when you walk, but better that than the uncomfortable and often painful feeling when chafing occurs or that rub on wears out!
I got the lacy ones and they are sexy and soft to the touch with the silicone on the top and bottom.
These are amazing! Highly recommended and can't wait to purchase additional colors!!!
5 Stars By Rachel on 2015-06-04
Great quality. Great design
Shipped & arrived quickly. Great quality. Great design. I'm 5'6", 217lbs and carry a majority of my weight in my butt and thighs. I got the largest size and they fit perfectly. They could of stretched a little further as well. I wore them out to dinner and they worked like a charm, I wasn't uncomfortable at all. I was hesitant because I was worried that they would fall (that would of been mortifying) but they truly stayed in place all night. I highly recommend these for any lady who gets the chub rub, especially in the summer! I intend on taking them on vacation with me because they worked so well!
5 Stars By ladydragon_fyre on 2016-10-18
YES!! Thank you for no more chub rub!
Measure Measure Measure and follow the Sizing guide!!! Really and Truely!!
I'm a bigger girl (5'9" and a sz18/20). I have avoided dresses for years, because no matter what I did, I would end up with a painful rash on my inner thighs after a few hours of wearing a skirt or dress unless I was wearing tights. I saw an add for these on FB and was intrigued, and I was thrilled when i saw I could find them on AlumiGogo. I have been burned with mis-sized stocking type lingerie before (my thighs are thick) so I was hesitant and automatically ordered the largest size - which turned out to be a mistake as they would start to slip down my legs. When I ordered a size down, I fell in love with these things. They are comfortable!! After figuring out what the best angle to wear them on my body was (everyone is going to be a bit different), they stayed in place, looked cute, and kept the chub rub away for hours. Heck, I even went splashing around in a lake with them on and they didn't move and dried quickly.
Needless to say, more Bandalettes are going to be in my future and I am no longer scared of dresses!
5 Stars By Nayara on 2016-12-12
i freaking love this product!!
these are a life saver. i chafe really badly in the summer/when i sweat and these are cute/sexy and 100% prevent chafing. i have gotten compliments on them and people have asked me where i got them. they stay in place even when you're sweating. i would walk around Europe all day in the summer with these on and had no problem.
5 Stars By Justine F. on 2016-08-27
Saved my life!
These things literally saved my life at EDC! Going to music festivals and raves where the typical fashion involves little to no pants/shorts is hard for us bigger girls. I used these to create my own leg wraps and Its amazing what just a little fabric can do for the chub rub! They never even slob down a little!
5 Stars By Heather on 2015-12-07
Get the proper size, and you COULD use it to stash your ID/cash...
How cute (or sexy!) are these? What a fantastic idea, they took something that was needed by millions of women (chafing guard) and made it both practical and adorable. They come in a handful of colors here on AlumiGogo as well as their website (where I ordered mine.) I got them in Black. For me, the size small was just right. MAKE SURE YOU MEASURE - don't make any assumptions on your size. How embarrassing would it be if this fell down because you got it too big.
This is very well made and has built in clear silicone rings - one at the top and one at the bottom. These are what keep it from sliding up or down. I tried really hard to a get a good photo to show the rings, but couldn't get the exact quality I was hoping for (because they're so clear.) I also took a photo of me wearing it down low on my thigh - I wasn't comfortable posting a photo in the proper place, and because it's lower than I wear it, I had to hold it in place with my hand. You get the point from the picture...
This works well to protect against chafing in dresses, skirts, short and pants. While it's not marketed as any kind of secret storage, it CAN (in my opinion) be used for this within reason. To do this, it's critical you get the right size... you COULD stick your ID, a CC and some cash inside the band (between the clear bands). It may even hold a cell phone, but I haven't tested it with anything that weight.
Overall, I really like these! Adorable (and sexy), and practical. I like mine and recommend them for others. I hope this review has helped others considering this purchase.
5 Stars By OceanHips on 2017-11-06
Great for my thunders!
Ladies, we can finally toss the deodorant...these things work! I was hella skeptical because my thunder thighs are crazy resistant to any sort of chub rub defense. My drumsticks just love rubbing up against each other too much. But that crap has got to stop! So I ordered the black, lacey Bandelettes in F, because I figured I needed as big as I could get. Turns out, I really should have measured first because my thighs are 29" and the E's would have fit better. Not that the little bit of looseness in the F's affected their performance - I wore them while walking at least 5 hours at a music festival and they stayed put without me ever needing to adjust them! I couldn't believe it! My delicate inner thigh skin was preserved, not a chub-rub in sight and they're so feminine and romantic looking that I didn't even care if someone caught a peek at that beautiful lace. Way sexier than my usual biker shorts. Love that I can wear dresses all day now without worrying about my thunders overheating.
5 Stars By Kate Post on 2016-08-20
The Angelic Armbands of Kevin Sorbo: Bandelettes Are Magical
Picture an angel. Actually, picture Kevin Sorbo circa 1998--you know, when he was Hercules and his arms were huge and muscular. Got it? Okay, imagine that he wore pretty lace armbands that were imbued with magic. Then imagine that he gifted them to the mortals. This was the dawning of the Age of Bandelettes. In all seriousness, these things are WONDERFUL. I didn't think that they'd ever stay up--my thighs are definitely wider at the top and taper down. Thigh-highs never stay up on me, but these things do. While they might require one to two adjustments in a day, I can comfortably wear these all day long. I bought the nude unisex pair at first, then these black ones, and then a pair of red ones. They all work great. I work in an office and have an aversion to pants, so I wear skirts and dresses most of the time. In the Virginia August heat, you bet your biscuit that I'm wearing these things almost every day to beat the enemy known as chub-rub! To keep mine nice, I usually just wash them in a sink of warm water with a few drops of Woolite. I've used hotel shampoo in a pinch, and that worked fine, too. A few tips: 1) Make sure you wear the seams on the OUTSIDE. 2) Colors. Know that your red bandelettes will show through a white skirt. Not that I'm speaking from experience or anything...3) Confidence. Wear these to a job interview. They'll make you feel sexy and confident, and I'm not saying that bandelettes got me my job, but they definitely helped me feel my best during the interview.