Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Summer Style Saved by Skimmies

I was super excited to review the Jockey® Skimmies® Slipshort ~ a revolutionary undergarment for every dressing dilemma!

 

 



I immediately fell in love with the softness and texture of Skimmies. The lightweight, silky-smooth material provided flexibility and full range of motion. I was pleasantly surprised to find that the slipshort did NOT suck the life out of my thighs and abdomen like some "other" popular undergarments. I know you know what I'm talking about. Sure, you might look super cute and tight in that sexy dress, but your body is SCREAMING: "FOR THE LOVE OF GOD, WOMAN! Take off the constrictive, fat-sucker-upper spandex before you pass out!!!" Skimmies are the perfect amount of support and comfort.


Jockey has brilliantly categorized 4 different types of dressing dilemmas for the modern woman. See if you can relate...

1. Friction Affliction: A bow-legged stride that aims to keep a dreaded thigh fire from ruining your day.

2. Namaste-dry: For when the hard work pays off but sweating isn't your style.

3. ShakeDown: A classic move combines one part wiggle and two parts tug, brought about by all over static cling.

4. FlashCycle: Trying to keep covered when an unexpected breeze picks up.


I know which one I struggle with the most, and because I love you, I'll confess... I am a long time sufferer of the Friction Affliction, a.k.a. "fire thighs". I know it's hard to believe, but I have been void of the mythical "upper-thigh-gap" since I was in junior high, folks! And I'm okay with that. But BOY, do I hate feeling my upper thighs rubbing together.

So, I decided to put Skimmies to the test with 3 of my go-to summer outfits:

First up, the Sunday Morning Church Ensemble:


Pet peeve: When a woman is wearing a thong under a dress/skirt and the material gets bunched up in her booty crack. Nobody wants to see that! Well, no worries with these nifty Skimmies. Nice and smooth.
As a mom of quadruplet 7 year olds, I am constantly bending over to pick up the 49 legos that were strategically dropped on the floor (or something of the like). With this slipshort, I do not have to worry about flashing any brethren. Score! I already give it two thumbs up.


Outfit numero dos~ Hospital Issued Uni-Sex Scrubs. BLAH.


I was hesitant to layer shorts under my scrub pants for fear of feeling like a stuffed animal. I mean, I'm running around like a crazy person at work and the last thing I need is more layers to slow me down. But y'all, the Friction Affliction is REAL. Something about the way these loose fitting scrub pants lay, just rubs the mess out of my upper, inner thighs. It absolutely drives me bonkers!

Status report: I LOVED them. You could not see the outline of the shorts under my pants whatsoever and I was comfy-cool all day long. NO THIGH RASH! Yay! (It's the little things, people...)


My last ensemble was the Summer Fun Girls Night Out.


What better way to bring in the summer, than with a cute pair of white pants?! Am I right, ladies?! But I'm not going to lie...white pants scare the bejesus outta me. I feel so vulnerable in them. Can people see straight through to my panties? What if I sneeze/laugh/cough too hard? What if "Aunt Flo" comes for an early visit and I'm not prepared? --All terrifying scenarios that can be magically whisked away with the wearing of the Skimmies slipshort. Once again, you could not see the short lining and I was SO incredibly comfortable all night long!


The BEST part of these Jockey Skimmies is the price! They retail for $20-$22 and are worth every penny.

There are 3 different styles to choose from (I reviewed the Original Microfiber Skimmies):

Original Skimmies- Smooths like a slip, covers like shorts. Offers a smooth, polished look under fitted-to-flowing skirts and dresses. Available in short and regular lengths. Silky-smooth microfiber stretch fabric for smoothing coverage without restriction.

Anti-static Skimmies- Resists static and allows clothes to glide. Wear under pants or other cotton fashions and say good-bye to cling. Wide, flat leg hem for a stay-put fit. Targeted stretch zones flatter your natural curves.

Wicking Skimmies- Breathable mesh panels keep you comfortable and dry all day. Perfect for working out. Moisture-wicking, quick dry fabric helps prevent chafing.

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109 comments:

Erin Lorenc said...

I do a lot of outside walking to get to work in Washington DC and I dread wearing dresses in the 90+ degree humid DC weather. My thighs rub together and could start a fire sometimes I swear. Sometimes when no one is watching I have to walk with my legs far apart to give my thighs a break for a second. I would love a pair of Jockey Skimmies!

Melissa Long said...

I would love my thigh burn to be saved by skimmies! I also work in the office of a manufacturing facility, so I always have to wear something under my skirts!

BTW I love your shoes in your night out with the girls look! SO CUTE!

Kelly said...

Ok, I'm sold! I need these! Since having an almost 4 month old baby boy now, I definitely have some areas I'd like to "smooth out" under my clothes!!

Sarah Briggs said...

This sounds like a must need! Did you find the size runs true to size, bigger or smaller? I must say I have the same fear with white pants, glad to know I am not the only one!

Mandi said...

These Skimmies sound awesome! I need to try them! #SavedBySkimmies

Amanda said...

These look great - as summer is here, I find myself in the some of the same dilemmas you were in (especially the white pants)! These would be great under my dresses and skirts for work so I can avoid nylons for the summer. I will definitely be looking for these in the stores.

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sandy said...

Hello :)

Thanks for this post! my older daughters wear shorts all the time and they wear out so fast and don't always feel comfortable! These sound just perfect and will have to give them a try! Perfect for the tight fitting short skirt it sounds like...

Sherry Owen said...

I've seen these in the store, but after your review, I'm definitely trying them out!

Punk on the Run said...

OMG! My thunder thighs and I need to be #SavedBySkimmies!!

triciac said...

Along with the perpetual thigh rub/sweat/rash I try to combat with deodorant, powder, or cropped tights under skirts, I'm also constantly bending/squatting to pick up the never ending trail of toys in my home with two young ones! Would LOVE to give these a try and retire some of the tights that are now getting holes in the crotch since I wear them so often :)

Jill said...

I would love to try a pair under my work pants.

Stacey said...

I walk on the local trail and these would be a god sent. Would love to try them.

Misty & Cecil Ray Cossey said...

My thigh gap, well left out years ago! I'd love to try them for the "thigh fire"!

Love Being A Nonny said...

Cannot wait to try these!!!

clc408 said...

I would love to be able to wear white pants without putting on a peep show. I'd love to try skimmies for that.

clc408 said...

Tweet
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Tracy said...

I need to get a pair for my teenage daughter. Would be perfect under her shorter dresses.

Shanna Donica said...

I like wearing them under a skirts because of the thigh rash issues and these area great for that and then you can avoid wearing hose.

kellyr78 said...

I would like to be #SavedBySkimmies for the days I choose to wear a dress instead of shorts when I am spending the day with my kids.

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kellyr78 said...

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Katie said...

Would love to try the short ones under dresses!!

Anonymous said...

I would like to be #SavedBySkimmies by wearing a dress in this summer heat.
heather hgtempaddy@hotmail.com

Jennifer Schroeder said...

I would love love love love love to win the Jockey gift card to buy these with. I am very much afflicted by friction. I have a 3 year old and 19-month old triplets, and my body has never been the same. I try to look nice, but dresses can create "issues." So, I would love to try these.

decnic said...

I have several skirts w/built in shirts, but one that doesn't. I would love to try some Skimmies!

Chrissy said...

These would be perfect for work!

Mrs.Joe said...

I would love to try these! They sound like a great alternative to spanx!

erika said...

These are a great idea. They would definitely make me more likely to dress up and still play with my kids!

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Ashton said...

I would love these for the days I want to wear a dress. I can see these as a great alternative to what I have tried before! :)

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Casey Quilao said...

Since my 3 year old loves to lift up my dress/skirt I MUST wear something to cover my backside! I'm happy to hear that these don't suck the ever livin' life out of you too!

Holly Gayle said...

These look amazing! Thanks for telling us about them!

Sarah said...

I totally get the thigh friction burn. I need these!

Jane M said...

I would love to wear with white pants too!

Kristen said...

I'd like to try them under dresses this summer.

Kristen said...

tweeted
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Emily said...

Suz - I totally went out and bought a pair the day after reading this as I was on the hunt for something to wear under one of my super cute - yet incredibly thin - new summer dresses...LOVE them! PS - Kohl's had tons of colors to choose from - and all the varying lengths and styles.

I'm living in humid and hot Eastern Maryland and I was super comfortable in these all day long! Hooray for comfort and a covered booty!

Anonymous said...

Need these for my thunder thighs!!

Elaine

Anonymous said...

wow! will love to try these. I've been wearing jockey undergarments for a long long time and they are the best.

lilly

Amanda Thiel said...

I, too, also am plagued by the thigh burn! I felt like you were talking directly to me (aside from the scrubs) in every outfit! I would love to try some of the skimmies!

Madeline B said...

I'd like to be Saved By Skimmies this summer when my hubby and I go out on date nights. It sounds like the Jockey Skimmies Short Length Wicking Slipshort would keep sweat from bothering me so much on hot nights.
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Madeline B said...

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Michelle Bet said...

I think I suffer from all the "afflications" mentioned. Would love to try these out.

rachel said...

Love that they can go under a white dress or pants! I'd do the same.

latanya t said...

It would save me for when I wear very fitted clothing

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latanya t said...

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Anonymous said...

Would love to try these!

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eunice said...

Four words...."muffin top" and "white pants"!! :)

Anonymous said...

Are you ok??? You rarely post then when you do it's these sponsored things. Don't get me wrong, they are fine but I miss the old blog. Anyway hope your family is well.

Tamar SB said...

I wear skirts every day - working with kids this will keep me covered in the non-legging fall and spring!

April said...

Ugh! I NEED these! I love summer dresses, but with a 13 month old and a belly...they would be awesome!

mkjmc said...

I would love to wear these under the special dress I have picked out for my nephews wedding

mkjmc said...

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The Wiscott's said...

I would love to try the Jockey Skimmies - no more baby powder to help with the thigh rub sign me up

Anonymous said...

I'd love to try these. I spend a lot of time with my kids at parks, in the sandbox and running around on the grass. Shorts under my skirts are a necessity so I don't flash everybody, but I don't like the big seam lines and bunchiness from the shorts. The jockey skimmies sound great!

-Holly, hmoore_ver1@hotmail.com

Melinda said...

Having 2 yr old, wearing dresses/skirts are impossible if you care about decency in public, since i'm always chasing him, lifting him up, playing with him... so this would save me big time!

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susan1215 said...

I would love to be able to wear white pants and dresses without bulges.

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Gina Wildorchid said...

I would love to be #savedbyskimmies by wearing them under my dresses to prevent chaffing!

Thanks for the chance to win!

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Gina Wildorchid said...

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Anonymous said...

I really miss your posts...When are you doing more? (about your quads, not about these products that you are reviewing)

MCantu1019 said...

I don't wear dresses but I would wear these with dress slacks.
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Jennifer Clark said...

Oh my goodness, I must try these!!! I wear something similar under my dresses because let's face it, friction is a real thing that's not to be messed with. However, the kind I've been wearing you can see the line on my legs sometimes.
I'm heading to Amazon now!

stOOpidgErL said...

I need this to hide my panty lines when I wear a form-fitting dress or skirt!

Kerry said...

These would be great for the maxi dresses I love to wear!
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eliza elliott said...

I would love to be saved by skimmies in my favorite sundress on a windy day truckredford(at)gmail(dot)com

Kerry said...

tweeted: https://twitter.com/KerryBishop/status/624708827557052416
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Rebecca W. said...

I'd love to try these under my skirts.

mkennedy413 said...

I'd love to try these!

mkennedy413 said...

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Grunwaldt Family said...

Would love these!! chgrunwaldt@hotmail.com

Heather said...

These sound like they would help me with a room full of first graders who have no problem telling you when you look less than thin! ;)

Amy-Jo said...

Definitely want to try these with my dresses so I can play with the kiddos.

Gina said...

Oh my!!! My oldest daughter LOVES wearing dresses and skirts, but struggles with "flashing". These may be our answer!!!

Anonymous said...

I need these!! Thanks for doing this!
Kim A.
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Jamie Barnes said...

Would love to try skimmies and put to the test under tight white pants...will it be sausage coming out of the casing or no??

Tiffany said...

I'm sold! This is exactly what I need under my white jeans.… Brilliant

Bettyjames901@gmail.com said...

Put them on, and first though,

I HAVE DIED AND GONE TO HEAVEN!!!!!!

So comfortable. Nothing more needs to be said.

ellie said...

I would love to be #savedbyskimmies when wearing a sundress to my boys' little league games.

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ellie said...

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Amanda Sakovitz said...

Id love to be saved by skimmies under my dresses!
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Amanda Sakovitz said...

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angie lilly said...

I would not actually have a use for something like this but, if I had to choose, it would be the wicking ones, as everyone sweats! LOL
Angie
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angie lilly said...


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Anonymous said...

These sound fabulous!
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ms-texas said...

i would love to try these under a skirt or summer dress!

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ms-texas said...

i posted a tweet here:

https://twitter.com/bellows22/status/626967423669813248

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Betty C said...

Thighs rubbing together in hot humid weather is painful! These skimmies look like they would be the answer.

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Betty C said...

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Thomas Murphy said...

I would like to be #SavedBySkimmies when I am working out.

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Thomas Murphy said...

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slehan said...

I would like to be saved with Wicking Skimmies #savedbyskimmies this summer for bike riding.
Thanks for the contest.

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slehan said...

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Tabathia B said...

I would love not to worry about my thighs not rubbing together and no panty lines

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Tabathia B said...

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Angel Jacklyn said...

I NEED THAT REINFORCED INNER THIGH TO KEEP MY LEGS FROM CHAFFING (RUBBING TOGETHER). THANKS! afjackly@oakland.edu

Angel Jacklyn said...

TWITTERED TOO! https://twitter.com/kytah00/status/627324172545339392 afjackly@oakland.edu

Anonymous said...

Hope things are going well! Miss your updates. Always look forward to seeing what the kids are for Halloween.

Anonymous said...

Missing your updates : (

Anonymous said...

Missing your updates and the family. I hope everything is okay. Came to check out the Halloween fun in your house. Please update soon.
Kym/Australia

Alissa said...

We haven't seen an update in quite some time and hoping that everyone is well!

ANABEL said...

I hope everything is okay. I really miss your updates... Xxx

Melissa said...

I miss watching your cute kids grow. I know life just gets busier as kids get bigger, but please update us when you get a chance. :)

B said...

Missing your blog!!! Would love to see how your family is doing!!

Anonymous said...

anybody know what happened to Suz and her blog??

Anonymous said...

Wondering has this blog moved??

Suzanne said...

No. I'm here! 😬 Just suck at blogging. All is well. Will try to update soon.

Anonymous said...

Would love an update

Melissa said...

We miss seeing how everyone is doing! Hope all is well!

Jodie Kingsbury said...

HI, Missing your blog and wondering how the quads are. Also Joe and you and your Mom.

Hope everything is going well.

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