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Review: Chaffree Knickerboxers During Pregnancy

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Let’s be frank here for a second, shall we? Thigh chaffing, the infamous “chub rub”. Most women, regardless of size, know what I mean. I have suffered through it and struggled to find an actual solution to this for years – I’m not much of a skirt/dress wearer and this is probably why.

I have tried chopping the legs off of my tights and leggings and wearing them as shorts but unsurprisingly the bottom of the legs would roll over themselves and make the problem worse.  I have purchased shorts specifically for the job – most notably the flimsy white ones that I bought to try and get through my wedding without catching my dress on fire from the thigh friction. Thank goodness my wedding dress went to the floor and wasn’t figure hugging because I can only describe those shorts as “gigantic bloomers” and they set me back £15 – for only another £3 I could have had a pair off Chaffree Knickerboxers… if only I had known. 

Honestly, nothing I have tried has come close to the comfort and support offered by these Chaffree shorts. I was concerned that they wouldn’t be suitable for me right now because I am hugely pregnant and they don’t offer specific maternity sizes but I have to say, I am pleasantly surprised that at 27 weeks pregnant I am still getting on well with them. I was a size UK 14/16 pre-pregnancy so I got the M/L size to fit UK 16/18/20 and they’re only just getting snug.  As a realist, I predict that this pair probably won’t be comfortable for me right up until the end of my pregnancy at the rate I’m growing, but they are not too tight yet! I’m considering just rolling the waistband down once they become too tight around my ever growing belly.

Inside of the legs/crotch

When the shorts arrived I realised that they have a slim padded section that almost looks like towelling but it is synthetic so I was concerned that I would get very hot in them and sweat but actually the oppposite happened, they kept me very much cool and dry. The main material feels like thick tights to touch but the wizardry that keeps them from riding up or drooping down like tights is impressive. 

I got the ‘long’ leg Knickerboxers, which I thought would be fine as I am not much of a short dress wearer and I worried about them rolling up if they were too short. At 5’3″ (29″ leg) I would say the long is just slightly too long for me unless I am wearing a dress on or below the knee – anything above the knee can flash them a little bit – what I didn’t account for was my dresses appearing shorter after they’ve made their way all the way over my bump!

As far as I can tell these are not intended to be a shapewear garment – they have too much stretch for that – but I have found them to be supportive and flattering. They hold my bump up and take some of the pressure off of my hips and seem to smooth out some of my wobbly bits without being constrictive. 

My one quibble with the product is the use of synthetic fibres and the risk that poses to the environment – if they developed a natural fibre product I wouldn’t hesitate to buy every colour – as it is, I am pleased that one good quality garment is replacing all of  my feeble attempts at comfort. 

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  2. Karen Dennis

    These look great, shame that I am too old now for having more babies#kcacils@_karendennis

  3. twicemicrowavedtea

    These look really comfy and it’s great that they actually work! #kcacols

  4. Lydia C. Lee

    Not sure I’d like those – I was an under the bump lady…#KCACOLS

  5. Sam

    This look fab and be a great way to feel more comfortable during the hotter periods X #kcacols

  6. Veronica Lee

    Looks comfy. It’s great that these kept you cool and dry.


  7. tiredbutcraftymummy

    They sound brilliant. Any remedy to the chub rub is definitely a welcome one! #KCACOLS

  8. Jeremy@ThirstyDaddy

    I’m not exactly the target demographic for these but I have a few friends that are pregnant and I forwarded them this! #KCACOLS

    1. Mummykind

      Amazing! Thank you for sharing 🙂

  9. Jade Page

    I wish I had known about these when I was pregnant. #KCACOLS

  10. Coombe Mill

    they sound comfortable and supportive, a winner all round #KCACOLS

  11. ERFmama

    Oh, this is perfect! I had no idea it existed! Especially now that the temperatures are climbing. I want to wear a long easy wide/windy skirt as I’m so big, and this would be perfect under! I do struggle with the chafe! 😮


  12. lifesmoments16

    These look nice. I am definitely interested in giving these a try because I have issues with my thighs. I have big thighs regardless of my size. Thank you for your through review. #KCACOLS

  13. These sound like a great idea. I had so many knicker and tights wardrobe malfunctions at the end of pregnancy!#KCACOLS

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