WHO WEARS SHORT SHORTS? | Natalie in the City - A Chicago Plus Size Fashion Blog, by Natalie Craig
Natalie in the City - A Chicago Plus Size Fashion Blog, by Natalie Craig

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June 4, 2017

WHO WEARS SHORT SHORTS?



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Summer has officially arrived in Chicago! While I love warm weather, I despise some of the things that come with it. As a thick chick, wearing shorts and skirts is really difficult because of "chub rub," and I know all my fellow curvy ladies feel my pain. I get so many comments on Instagram from you all asking what I do to combat chub rub. While it's almost inevitable, I have found a couple of tricks to beating chub rub and enjoying summer in shorts!

My first, and favorite trick is wearing translucent or nude tights. This is the only thing that totally keeps chub rub away, but when you are wearing open toed shoes or sandals, tights may not be the best option. I have tried a couple of brands of tights, and I found the ones I love the most. Walgreen's No Nonsense Great Shapes All-Over are the best of the best. They come in plus sizes and can support up to 300 lbs. Best of all, they are totally sheer and don't look shiny like most nude tights. Another thing I love using to fight chub rub is the ChafeZone anti chaffing balm. ChafeZone keeps your thighs moisturized to combat prevent the intense friction that creates chub rub. While it doesn't totally solve chub rub, it's great for times when you are wearing short, shorts! If you are wearing a maxi or midi skirt or dress try bandelettes. These bad boys work almost as great as the tights do, but they too, also put a restriction on what you can wear with them. Usually, Bandelettes are a no go with shorts or mini skirts.

So which method do you think I used to combat chub rub with this look? Read on to find out!

When I saw these denim fringe shorts from Forever 21 Plus, I felt conflicted because they were so cute, but chub rub seriously ruins my day. However, I decided that I would get the shorts, and put my chub rub hacks to use. So I wore this outfit to a music/food/art festival where I knew there would be tons of walking. And get this, I'm wearing nude tights! CAN YOU EVEN TELL?! I totally avoided chub rub while having fun in the sun!

Now, back to the look! I paired the shorts with this strappy crochet trim tank top from Torrid, and topped the look off with some open-toed ankle boots.

natalie in the city, how to stop chub rub, chub rub, my thighs rub together, plus size shorts, fringe shorts, forever 21 plus, affordable plus size clothes, plus size fashion, plus size fashion blogger, Chicago blogger, midwest blogger, natalie craig, fatshion, curves and confidence, eff your beauty standards, embrace my curves, summer plus size

natalie in the city, how to stop chub rub, chub rub, my thighs rub together, plus size shorts, fringe shorts, forever 21 plus, affordable plus size clothes, plus size fashion, plus size fashion blogger, Chicago blogger, midwest blogger, natalie craig, fatshion, curves and confidence, eff your beauty standards, embrace my curves, summer plus size

natalie in the city, how to stop chub rub, chub rub, my thighs rub together, plus size shorts, fringe shorts, forever 21 plus, affordable plus size clothes, plus size fashion, plus size fashion blogger, Chicago blogger, midwest blogger, natalie craig, fatshion, curves and confidence, eff your beauty standards, embrace my curves, summer plus size
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