When I was given the opportunity to try some Chaffree products, I leapt at the chance.
One of those brands that I have followed on social media forever, and have always meant to buy from, but never quite got around to it, Chaffree offered this gift at precisely the right time.
Feel the burn
Temperatures are rising and thighs are chafing – and it isn’t even summer yet. Most women and probably a fair few men (and don’t worry guys, Chaffree have got you covered too!) will know what I am talking about. And if, like me, you are plus size, you will really understand the pain and discomfort that the warmer weather brings.
I’ve tried many things over the years, but nothing seems to work and it’s really difficult to enjoy the warmer weather when your inner thighs are burning up and driving you to distraction.
There have been times when I have had to look at an event or outing and weigh up if it is realistically worth the discomfort and unpleasantness. Because let’s face it, once your thighs are chafed raw, that’s you in agony for a few days afterwards.
The science bit
Enter Chaffree who kindly sent me a pair of their Knickerboxers to test drive. I’ll be honest – I was skeptical. They’re “bigger” than my already big pants (as in longer in the leg) and how exactly is putting on an extra layer going to keep you any cooler at all? Surely I was just going to overheat, which would exacerbate the issue?
Happy to report that I couldn’t have been more wrong. To begin with, the Knickerboxers are made from COOLMAX® fabric, which is very light and allows the skin to breathe. The fabric also – pay attention, here comes the science bit – moves perspiration outside of the body where it quickly evaporates thus reducing the risk of irritation and minimising the chance of chafing. How cool is that? (Pun totally intended.)
The fabric also has anti-bacterial properties, which is essential for underwear I feel and there are no labels to itch or irritate. The Knickerboxers are seamless and latex free, so if you suffer from allergies these are probably your best bet.
The results : chafe-free…
I was surprised at just how comfortable and easy to wear the Knickerboxers were. I was anticipating them being tight and restrictive, like shapewear but they were actually the opposite. Even the thick waistband was gentle and there was no digging in or pinching. The Knickerboxers molded to my curves and creases, and pretty quickly I’d forgotten I wasn’t wearing regular underwear.
The first day I tried them was a working day, involving a lot of walking and some driving in quite warm temperatures. Usually on such a day, by the time I got undressed, my thighs would be stinging and in extreme cases, the chafing was so bad, it could have even caused bleeding.
Not today, Satan. Zero chafing. It was nothing short of a miracle really. I was so very impressed.
From an aesthetic point of view, although I first wore the Knickerboxers with a flowing dress, they are so well fitting that they would not look bulky or cumbersome under a tighter fitting dress or skirt. Also, the Knickerboxers I tried are longer-leg (short leg versions are also available), they would still allow me to comfortably wear one of my trademark mini-skirts without showing beneath the hemline.
Available in a range of colours, Chaffree are an essential addition to your Spring/Summer wardrobe. I’m planning on buying a multi-pack!