4 Simple Tips to Help Plus Size Women Reduce Chafe

We love summer for more reasons than we can count -- however these hotter months can bring some plus size clothing challenges for women with curves, including the dreaded CHAFE.

One of the most dreaded hot weather challenges is chafe. Heat + sweat + skin friction = so much discomfort and pain! And let us be honest, in frustration, the negative references like chub rub and thigh burn creep in, but chafe does not have to be such a pain point. We have you covered!

Here are four easy and actionable tips to help keep you 
chafe free this summer! 

1. Proper plus size fit is essential

Plus size clothing that is too tight or too loose, can contribute to chafe. Spend the time to take proper measurements and then trust those measurements. JunoActive designs plus size activewear specifically for women size XL - 6X. We are experts in addressing the unique needs for women in plus size clothing.

2. Choose chafe resistant fabrics wisely

Wet skin increases your chance of developing chafe, so logically, moisture wicking fabrics are key to reducing chafe. Consider your entire outfit: pants, tops, even underwear and bra -- choose fabrics that are designed to pull moisture away from the skin.

Synthetic fabrics are best for chafe prevention.

Front view, bottom half of plus size woman wearing a solid black QuikWik Lite skirted short. Slight a-line skirt with hidden undershortJunoActive plus-size activewear is engineered to move with you. Our QuikWik fabric, made of 90% Micro polyester 10% Spandex, provides great stretch and movement, and keeps you dry by wicking moisture away from skin. The QuikWik Long Capri Pants and anti-chafe QuikWik Skirted Short are must have wardrobe staples for reducing thigh chafe in these hotter months.

Remember to choose an exceptional swimsuit too! Well-fitting, quick drying swimsuits will be your best defense against chafe before, during, and after your
Front view of plus size woman wearing AquaSport plus size tankini top and fitted swim short.  Tankini features our Ocean Blues print, multi blue bubbles with two solid black bands around each shoulder strap. Long fitted swim shorts are solid black.
water activities. Our JunoActive plus size swimwear collection features not only flattering designs with a superior fit, but also quick drying properties and superior chlorine resistance as a bonus!  We have several styles of anti-chafing swim shorts to specifically defend thigh chafe.

One last note on fabrics, look for products without seams and tags that can irritate skin, and sports bras with arm holes cut wider to avoid underarm chafe.

3. Find plus size underwear & bras that prevents chafe

Your base layers matter. Thigh, groin, and underarm chafe are among the most common areas susceptible to the painful chub rub. Adding a light base layer underneath your outfit can help.

Our Junowear Hush Intimate Collection is the perfect, light, summer, base layer! 88% Nylon, 12% Lycra® and silky soft, this fabric blend feels smooth without bulk. It's moisture wicking and quick dry properties keep you cool and comfortable every day!

Front view of plus size woman wearing Hush collection, navy cami and boxer brief

A favorite summer wardrobe essential is our Hush Boxer Brief. The extra length in this base layer provides excellent groin and thigh chafe protection. The fitted style moves with you, without bunching, while allowing your dress or skirt to flow freely on top.

To help with underarm chafe, our extensive bra collection will provide full, smooth coverage with chafe-free seaming and superior quick dry fabric for comfort.

4. Treat your skin well

Your skin is the largest organ you have, so if you do have some chafe, take time to let yourself heal. Wear some softer, more loose-fitting clothing that will give

Bottom half of plus size woman wearing JunoActive SoftWik relaxed fit long, heather gray, plus size capris, facing front. Woman has both hands in side pockets.

your skin a break. Our SoftWik long capris with pockets are made of our most comfortable and soft performance fabric that is lightweight but tailored not to look bunchy or baggy. Take a break from fitness activities that cause continued friction, lubricate the affected skin area, and always seek help from a trusted medical community or reach out to your doctor if concerns arise.

And finally, and most importantly, remember to continue to love the skin you’re in. 

Shop our extensive line of plus size activewear engineered to provide superior fit, comfort and chafe protection.

Be comfortable in your Active. Life. Style. 🧡
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