Woman reveals her cheap and easy hack for avoiding ‘chub rub’ by cutting a pair of £4 hold-ups and says it’s much more comfortable than wearing cycling shorts
- Jen Buss, 45, from Newport, South Wales, showed off legs with pair of hold-ups
- Office administrator revealed how solution cost her £4 for tights and scissors
- Chafing is something that can happen to everyone in the heat and is painful
A woman has revealed how she avoids ‘chub rub’ by cutting a pair of hold-ups to create anti-chafing shorts that are a ‘cooler and cheaper’ alternative to cycling shorts.
Jen Buss, 45, from Newport, South Wales, showed off her legs with a pair of hold-up stockings cut just above her knee to create a perfect solution for wearing skirts in hot weather.
Posting on the UK Facebook page, Mrs Hinch Made Me Do It, Jen wrote: ‘Excuse the sausage legs.
‘Not cleaning related but one for those lovely ladies who suffer from chub rub. If you have a pair of hold ups in the drawer, cut the bottoms and make your own chub protectors – cooler and cheaper than cycling shorts. Enjoy.’
Jen Buss, 45, from Newport, South Wales, showed off her legs with a pair of hold-ups cut just above her knee to create a perfect solution for wearing skirts in hot weather
The office administrator revealed how the solution cost her £4 for the tights and just a pair of scissors after she found cycling shorts ‘too thick’ for the summer months.
Speaking to FEMAIL, Jen said: ‘I came up with it because I suffer from chub rub.
‘Cycling shorts are too thick for me and I don’t like the cut of tights becuse they are uncomfortable anyway.
‘After searching online for something suitable, it dawned on me that I had something similar already – a pair of hold ups!
‘I cut them to size and voila! Problem solved! Cheaper and not as thick as some of the other options.’
Jen revealed how she came up with the idea because she found cycling shorts too thick in hot weather
Chafing is something that can happen to everyone in the heat, no matter what their shape or size, and can be particularly problematic for those with bigger thighs.
And the post garnered more than 500 reactions on the Facebook page and those who have fallen victim to the painful chafing praised the idea.
Others shared their own DIY methods to protect against abrasions with fans hailing deodorant, liquid talc and lace bands to provide comfort when donning bare legs.
The most garnered more than 500 reactions on the Facebook page and those who have fallen victim to the painful chafing praised the idea
Many women opted for deodorant which has long been a go-to solution to beat chafing as it creates a barrier and can stop skin rubbing together.
Ellie Simone Wade wrote: ‘Roll on deodorant is great to prevent if no shorts available.’
Diana Umney Hayden added: ‘It’s a nightmare in the summer for us plus-size girls. I definitely will try the liquid talc.’
The office administrator revealed how the solution cost her £4 for the tights and just a pair of scissors
‘Love this post. This has been my issue for a while since lockdown,’ Bex Selly commented.
However Jade Dixon shared a picture of her leg with an £8 blue lace band to create a chafing barrier.
Posting a picture of her solution, she wrote: ‘I have lace bands that sit on tops of my legs and don’t fall down about £8 and on second year of them.’
Jade Dixon shared a picture of her leg with an £8 blue lace band to create a chafing barrier while wearing dresses and skirts
And it seemed the problem was not just for women, as Paul Harse commented: ‘Us men get chub rub too you know!! Not sure I’ll be using a pair of hold ups though!!’
Others praised the Pretty Little Thing £8 anti-chafing bands which sent shoppers into frenzy when they were launched in 2018.
The product mimics the tops of stockings and they are very discreet size – rendering them invisible under even short dresses.
They start from just below the groin and stretch for a few inches down the thigh providing maximum protection from chafing.
Pretty Little Thing have launched £8 bands in 2018 that are meant to prevent thighs from chafing