Slide-PhotoHello Plus-size Beauties,

This edition is about chafing. It happens to millions of us, plus-size or not. But like many things that happen to the female body, we’re too ashamed to discuss it. Why? That’s a whole other battle a posting could never solve.

In the past, I’ve tried everything – chafing balm, deodorant, baby powder, paper towels, to the point I’ve just worn knee length shapewear to help. Recently, I came across Bandelettes.Bandelettes is a sexy chafing alternative that’s reusable, well hidden and not a wallet breaker. It came to fruition when one of the founders was tired of the chafing that occurred whenever she wore skirts or dresses.

How did I fair with it? Well, let me say, I did like it. I think it did what it was supposed to do, but at times I felt it roll down, which you don’t want happening on the subway or God forbid, on a date. Luckily for me, I was at darkly lit events where I could rush to the bathroom without a notice. I will also say, not all thighs are built the same.  A friend, a couple of size smaller tried Bandelettes and they stayed up the entire work day. She even said an added bonus, was it acted as a much need relief during the hot, humid, summer days!

Currently available online only, Bandelettes come in two styles in beige and black for $14.99. For more information on Bandelettes and how to buy, visit their site,

Until next time,

xo – Tillie

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