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Ellajoan
05-11-2010, 02:53 PM
I'm thinking of wearing a skirt (not a skort) instead of shorts to the parks this summer. Do you think it will be cooler? Any cons to wearing skirts in the parks?

WelovMickey!
05-11-2010, 05:32 PM
I think a skirt would be nice and cool. My mother and I bought some sun dresses the other day to wear at Disney.:goodvibes

carps09
05-11-2010, 06:51 PM
We're locals and I always wear a sundress when we go to Disney. It's so much better and more comfortable with the heat!

verygfy
05-11-2010, 10:31 PM
I wore a long sundress in August with spaghetti straps thinking it would be fine, after walking around Downtown Disney for about 2 hours I got very hot. I think if it had been knee length it wouldn't have been so bad.

mdb78
05-11-2010, 10:44 PM
The only con I can think of is if you're going to watch the parade and you scored a great spot up front and you have to sit on the curb so you don't block the people behind you.

Other than that, a skirt is a great idea. I'm actually going to wear one this saturday when we take dd to MK for her birthday. It's been so hot the past few weeks. I remember this time last year, it was actually cooler (well, in Miami it was).

dheinz
05-12-2010, 07:39 AM
I would highly suggest body glide. You may fortunate enough not to have this issue, but my thighs would be very irritated by the end of the day. This is TMI or just good advice?:confused:

marmalade
05-12-2010, 07:56 AM
I would highly suggest body glide. You may fortunate enough not to have this issue, but my thighs would be very irritated by the end of the day. This is TMI or just good advice?:confused:

:rotfl2: That is the first thing that came to my mind too!

tink1969
05-12-2010, 01:26 PM
I would highly suggest body glide. You may fortunate enough not to have this issue, but my thighs would be very irritated by the end of the day. This is TMI or just good advice?:confused:

TMI, but good advice. We just got back last week from Disney. It was hot.
I wore a skirt one day and couldn't believe what had happened by the end of the day. My inner thighs (yes, I know, TMI) were so raw and red I was in agony. My 'thunder thighs' had been rubbing together all day. With the heat and sweat, the rash was unavoidable. For the next few days I used baby powder and stuck to wearing capris.

MerMom60_94
05-12-2010, 01:37 PM
I would highly suggest body glide. You may fortunate enough not to have this issue, but my thighs would be very irritated by the end of the day. This is TMI or just good advice?:confused:

TMI, but good advice. We just got back last week from Disney. It was hot.
I wore a skirt one day and couldn't believe what had happened by the end of the day. My inner thighs (yes, I know, TMI) were so raw and red I was in agony. My 'thunder thighs' had been rubbing together all day. With the heat and sweat, the rash was unavoidable. For the next few days I used baby powder and stuck to wearing capris.

I wore a sundress in WDW a few years ago and this is exactly what happened to me. I would stick with shorts or capris.

JacksLilWench
05-12-2010, 01:40 PM
I have the same problem with my big thighs (I know, TMI probably) but Monistat Brand makes an AWESOME anti-chaffing powder-gel that works wonders. It's about $6 a tube at Target, and a little goes a long way. It's in a blue tube over in the section with all the other Monistat products. Enjoy your trip!! :cool1:

GaSleepingBeautyFan
05-12-2010, 07:08 PM
Be careful getting in and out of rides and watch out for any windy days.

Other than that and taking the Body Glide/Anti chaffing meds advice, I think you'll probably be cooler and comfy.

danagirl
05-12-2010, 08:33 PM
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santa's surpriz
05-12-2010, 08:50 PM
I have the same problem with my big thighs (I know, TMI probably) but Monistat Brand makes an AWESOME anti-chaffing powder-gel that works wonders. It's about $6 a tube at Target, and a little goes a long way. It's in a blue tube over in the section with all the other Monistat products. Enjoy your trip!! :cool1:

If you do get this rawness good old diaper rash ointment/cream will heal it usually by morning. I just started working out again and get an awful rash from a pair shorts, it is uncomfortable!

Ellajoan
05-12-2010, 09:55 PM
OP here, NEVER even thought about possible chafing--great suggestion about the body glide. Love the tips you get on the DIS!

Obadiah Stane
05-12-2010, 11:12 PM
Be careful getting in and out of rides and watch out for any windy days.

Other than that and taking the Body Glide/Anti chaffing meds advice, I think you'll probably be cooler and comfy.Yes, by all means DON'T go commando. :eek:

LovesTimone
05-13-2010, 08:58 AM
I have worn a skirt( knee length and floaty) to WDW, but only in the evenings, for dinner and walking around at Epcot. I personally would not wear a skirt into the parks, getting in and out of rides, possibility of getting wet or soaked on a ride or the Florida random afternoon showers. I love my skorts I have worn them into the parks no problem. I do use the body glide daily while in the parks.

redandblue
05-16-2010, 12:17 PM
I would not wear a skirt for the chaffing and I would not wear a tank top or spaghetti dress because for some reason when my armpits are exposed my deoderant doesn't work as well. i think the cotton of t-shirt absorbs some of the moisture keeping away that not so fresh smell.

jeepinweezle
05-16-2010, 12:28 PM
Yes, by all means DON'T go commando. :eek:

Bad advice :thumbsup2:woohoo:

♥Ariel♥
05-16-2010, 02:45 PM
We're locals and I always wear a sundress when we go to Disney. It's so much better and more comfortable with the heat!

hahaha my words exactly

Katnmouse
05-16-2010, 03:26 PM
Another option is to wear "manties" (men's microfiber fitted boxers)under your skirt/dress. They are cool, comfortable and much lighter weight than bike shorts. And they usually don't have too much bulgy fabric in the front.:thumbsup2

englishteacha
05-17-2010, 03:48 PM
Another option is to wear "manties" (men's microfiber fitted boxers)under your skirt/dress. They are cool, comfortable and much lighter weight than bike shorts. And they usually don't have too much bulgy fabric in the front.:thumbsup2

I'm glad you suggested this! I was going to but didn't have a good word for them. Manties. Love it. :)

ZoZo
05-17-2010, 06:44 PM
I agree with the other posters. There are a couple of problems with skirts:

1) Getting on and off rides. You don't want to worry about flashing people! Some rides, you have to really take a big step over the side of the car. It just doesn't seem worth it to me.

2) Chaffing. I wore a cute denim skirt in California a few years back. After a couple of hours, I was searching for a drugstore so I could buy some stick deodorant for my inner thighs. How painful! It wasn't even that hot, and I don't have large thighs -- but they did get sweaty, and thus, the chaffing. Never again. It's skorts for me!

I've read that some women wear bike shorts under skirts and dresses to prevent chaffing -- but what's the point of wearing a skirt if you have to put a hot layer underneath?

Dream2
05-18-2010, 06:43 PM
Last June I wore a skirt (to my knees) and a tanktini bathing suit every day. I had no problems with the rides. I would suggest trying it for a day and see how you like it.

stitchywoman
05-18-2010, 07:09 PM
I have done sundresses at disneyland (We have passes every year) and never had problems. I spent a great deal of time on the boards here before my last trip and everyone seemed to like the scooter ideas because they don't have the shorts butt look but they don't have your things rubbing together as much either. I bought a few from target out of the workout gear section and loved having them with me. I did use the glide sticks, but for my feet on my sandal straps so I didn't get blisters. I find disneyworld in the summer is no joke and comfy sandals are the best thing EVER!

MomofSixinSC
05-18-2010, 07:26 PM
I like a loose, flowy skirt or dress with a cotton slip and exercise shorts. I wouldn't wear the exercise shorts without something over them, but find the whole outfit very cool and comfy.

Belle599
05-18-2010, 11:25 PM
I think it really depends on the fabric. I just got back and the weather was unseasonably hot and humid for May. I was most comfortable and coolest either in yoga shorts and tank or in sundresses that were made of a soft, thin & breathable fabric.

I know American Eagle often has some really cute and practical sundresses. Given rides like space mountain where the ride restraint is between your knees, I think it is important that your sundress is of a decent length (kneelength) and that some black boy-shorts are worn!

Overall fabric is key though!

dheinz
05-19-2010, 12:09 AM
Costco has great skorts for 10 bucks! I am not a skort wearer...but they are made to be worn like a tennis skirt. Luckily they are not very short, think more of a golf skirt. They are super comfortable. Warning they run big. I normally wear a 10 & purchased a medium & they are not at all tight!

DisneyDorkORama
05-19-2010, 08:01 PM
This is a bit TMI...

But my sister sells adult romance items. And there is this sheet spray called silky sheets. I am not sure if I am allowed to post a link to it, if anyone is interested PM me and I will send you the link. Here is the TMI adult content part..just a warning..but you spray it on your bed sheets before you *clears throat* you know what I mean...and after you umm..*clears throat again*

ANYWAYS, there is a purpose for spraying it on your sheets but I cant think of a nice way to put it and i dont want to get kicked off of here or offend anyone. I can give more details (or better details) in PM.

BUT if you spray it under your bo*bs it will help keep your bo*bs from getting sweaty. If you spray it on your legs it will keep your legs from chaffing (and other body parts too), you can also spray it in your shoes to kill foot odor, and it helps keep your feet and socks dry. AND it smells REALLY good. Unlike ointment where you will end up smelling like a babys butt. :laughing: Its comes in different scents, I have the pear scent.

I really recommend this stuff! Especially for sweaty bo*bs..:) I always buy a can before Summer. lol

JacksLilWench
06-04-2010, 12:19 PM
If you do get this rawness good old diaper rash ointment/cream will heal it usually by morning. I just started working out again and get an awful rash from a pair shorts, it is uncomfortable!

Good tip, I never would have thought of that! Thanks! :goodvibes

CandyHead09
06-04-2010, 01:35 PM
I'm thinking of wearing a skirt (not a skort) instead of shorts to the parks this summer. Do you think it will be cooler? Any cons to wearing skirts in the parks?

I like to wear skirts just make sure your skirts tucked under your legs if you go on any rides thats all :] I find them quite comfortable and cooler cause their nice and breezy. Plus they feel all pretty and stuff haha right now is a good time to go find nice light fabric skirts flowy skirts are much better for the parks.

allysonlauren
06-06-2010, 02:11 PM
Where is the best place to find Bodyglide?