Friday, June 14, 2013

Fit to be Tie- Dyed

I love wearing super bright colors in the summertime, and this NY Collection dress borrowed from Gwynnie Bee this week was a dream come true. I was a little uncertain at first, so I tried it on and showed my toughest critic, my five-year-old son Sean. He looked up from his video game, and said (mostly sincerely, I think), "You look great, duh!" That decided, we went out to lunch!



This dress was super light and airy, perfect for hot summer days. It's the first time I've worn a hankerchief hem, but I liked the flowy, twirly effect it provided. This reminded me of the tie-dye shirts we used to make in the summers of my youth. Super bright, super saturated, super swirly- I'm clearly super smitten!

NY Collection Dress: c/o Gwynnie Bee


I'll be honest, I usually send my Gwynnie Bee dresses back after one wear, so I can get my hands on something else, but I'm keeping this one to wear a couple more times!

After my most recent complaint about "chub-rub", the ladies at Bandelettes offered to send me a sample of their inner thigh guards to try out and review for you- my fellow chafing sufferers. The idea is simple. Imagine wearing the upper band of a pair of thigh highs- keeps your thighs from rubbing together, right? Well, that's what Bandelettes are, except better!

I hate wearing thigh highs because they are constantly rolling down.However, Bandelettes are about twice the size of the band on traditional thigh highs and have a double-row of stay-put silicone. I wore them all day in the southern heat and humidity, and they didn't budge! In fact, I totally forgot about them completely. The only thing I missed was the stomach smoothing capabilities of my Spanx or bike shorts. However, when it's 90 degrees or hotter outside, it was wonderful to not feel suffocated with heavy Lycra.

The price point of $14.99 is very reasonable as well. I got the nude pair for review, and I will definitely be buying a few more pairs to keep in rotation. I pretty much live in dresses and skirts, so this is perfect for me. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to ask.


Disclaimer: The Bandelettes were provided free of charge for review. However, all opinions are mine.

24 comments:

Katie Frost said...

The idea for an "inner thigh guard" that's not shorts is genius!

Katie Frost said...

I ventured here from Twitter because you had me at "chub rub." I was in NYC the other weekend suffering a bit from the dreaded rub and wondered what I could do. Now I know. I am definitely ordering a pair of those. Also, getting a little sexy on the blog showing off those lacey guards. Whoo!
Tara
Penniless Socialite
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Katie Frost said...

That dress is the BOMB on you! I also think the Bandelettes are a great idea! I have avoided wearing my skirts this year so far as the weather creates mega chub rub! I HATE IT SO MUCH! I am going to try out this product since it has YOUR endorsement! Keep rocking the colourful dresses girl you look amazingggg!

Katie Frost said...

Well you do look great... duh! ;) I love this dress, and you should definitely hang onto it for a few more wears.

Katie Frost said...

That dress is sooooooooooo cute! Love it on you... :)

Katie Frost said...

That dress is soo pretty with the bright print! Those Bandelettes are really genius!

-Sharon
The Tiny Heart

Scarf Giveaway!

Katie Frost said...

That gorgeous dress looks great on you. Keep it!

Katie Frost said...

The dress looks great on you! Your son is a smart young man with a great eye!

Katie Frost said...

Ok. Sorry if this is way too much information, but I hesitate to wear bike shorts, men's boxers or spanx...my husband and I don't have kids, yet so we still sort of...act like newlyweds if you know what I mean....he loves me in skirts/dresses...I hate to disappoint him with a flash of his OWN underwear "under there." ;) When I started reading about these in the beginning I thought, "Great concept, but again...not that sexy..." And then I SAW them! Yowza! What a great look! :) Super sexy! Def. going to order a pair! Thanks for being a great example of a curvy, confident woman online. Love you/your blog!

Katie Frost said...

well DUH - you do look great! What a fun dress and thanks for the review

Katie Frost said...

You look great in that dress -the vibrant colors and handkerchief hem are so much fun! :)

Katie Frost said...

First off, that dress is so pretty and it looks great on you!! I totally want one myself now and I don't even like scoop neck tops. But gosh is it pretty.
Secondly, thank you for the Bandelette review because I need some of those right now and I think I might just go buy some!


xoxo,
Avo (www.avoslife.com)

Katie Frost said...

I totally agree, and so pretty. Who knew.

Katie Frost said...

Um...I LOVE THOSE BANDELETTES. I'm always wearing bike shorts or Spanks under my skirts and dresses (and I LIVE in skirts and dresses in the spring/summer/fall), but sometimes they're just too constricting...or they go down too far on my thighs for some of my shorter skirts and dresses. These look like the perfect solution! I definitely want to check them out!

Katie Frost said...

Love how the Bandelettes are slightly sexy. If the wind blows your skirt up it'll show a flash of lace. ;-)

Love the dress too. I like how it shows just part of your tattoo. Just a hint of badass!

Katie Frost said...

wow that is gorgeous-now questions about the Bandalettes- do they ride down or roll?

Katie Frost said...

I usually use liquid to powder baby powder to take care of the burn. It works on my Husband's massive, muscular thighs too! I love the idea of these and I love your fun summer dress. (Keep it!)
-ash
www.thestylizedwannabe.com

Katie Frost said...

Dear Kris, Looks like you ordered wrong size and we would suggest you to
exchange Bandelettes for a smaller size and we are more than happy to
do that. There is information on our site about our return policy - we
accept Bandelettes within 14 days and issue a refund for all customers
who are unhappy for any reason. We are totally accessible through our
website - we have "Contact Form" and our email address is also listed on
our website. Our Facebook or Twitter are other common ways to contact us. We
are getting tons of emails from happy customers and would be willing to
"convert" you to be the next one. We value our customers and strive to
get 100% customers satisfaction. Please contact us for exchange or refund -
decision is yours.

We are sorry you got disappointed but there is still a chance to fix it.

Regards, Bandelettes Team

Katie Frost said...

Dear Kris, Looks like you ordered wrong size and we would suggest you to
exchange Bandelettes for a smaller size and we are more than happy to
do that. There is information on our site about our return policy - we
accept Bandelettes within 14 days and issue a refund for all customers
who are unhappy for any reason. We are totally accessible through our
website - we have "Contact Form" and our email address is also listed on
our website. We
are getting tons of emails from happy customers and would be willing to
"convert" you to be the next one. We value our customers and strive to
get 100% customers satisfaction. Please contact us for exchange or refund -
decision is yours.

We are sorry you got disappointed with our product but there is a chance to fix it.

Regards, Bandelettes Team

Katie Frost said...

Dear Kris, Looks like you ordered wrong size and we would suggest you to
exchange Bandelettes for a smaller size and we are more than happy to
do that. There is information on our site about our return policy - we
accept Bandelettes within 14 days and issue a refund for all customers
who are unhappy for any reason. We are totally accessible through our
website - we have "Contact Form" and our email address is also listed on
our website. We
are getting tons of emails from happy customers and would be willing to
"convert" you to be the next one. We value our customers and strive for 100% satisfaction. Please contact us for exchange or refund. We are sorry you got disappointed but there is still chance to fix it.

Regards, Bandelettes Team

Katie Frost said...

Kris- I hope you will take advantage of the message below and exchange your Bandelettes. The heat index today for me was 110 degrees and my Bandelettes didn't budge.

Katie Frost said...

Love, love, love your dress! The print and the hem are EVERYTHING!

Katie Frost said...

I just got my bandelettes, i think they are too big maybe but so far so good with this east coast heat wave!

Katie Frost said...

Hi all, just found more colors and much cheaper from VeroLace on Etsy

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