5 Tips To Help You Stop Sweat From Ruining Your Dress

Saturday, May 21, 2016

Have you ever worn a dress on a semi-hot day and then been embarrassed when things got a bit hotter than expected in the “crucial areas” and sweat started to show through? If you've never had this happen, be thankful and continue reading because it's not something you'll ever want to deal with. While sweat technically won't permanently ruin most dress materials, a huge sweat streak on your back, underarms, or thighs can be embarrassing enough to ruin the whole experience of wearing the dress, which, for all intents and purposes, is actually ruining the dress for you. If you refuse to let your favourite dress sit in the closet because of the possibility of sweating, consider the following five tips for fighting sweat while wearing a dress:

1. Wear Appropriate Dresses

Don't try to use the other tips here as a “get out of sweating free” card to justify wearing ridiculous thick dresses in the spring or summer. If you know it's going to be hot out, go with something light and airy that won't have you fighting a 12-round bout with sweat droplets. To get an idea of some dress styles that are suitable for summer and spring, check out this site.

2. Use Antiperspirant/Deodorant

This might seem like an obvious tip, but we're actually referring to the use of antiperspirant and deodorant beyond just your armpits. Furthermore, baking soda is known to be a natural and effective sweat stopper, smell neutralizer, and moisture absorber, so it can be applied in addition to your conventional deodorant stick for an extra layer of protection.

3. Apply Baby Powder and Anti-chafing Gel

Baby powder absorbs excess moisture and keeps the skin smooth and soft, which will reduce sweating due to friction. Likewise, anti-chafing gel is a balm that uses aloe vera and vitamin E to moisturise skin and prevent rashes.

4. Carry Cooling Wipes

When nothing seems to work to keep your “problem areas” from sweating, you can go to your handy backup option by reaching into your bag and pulling out some cooling wipes. Being able to keep specific areas of your body cool and fresh with a short bathroom break is great convenience to have.

5. Wear Compression Shorts Underneath

One way to prevent sweating and/or trap the sweat to keep it from soaking through your dress is to wear compression shorts underneath. These shorts are specifically designed to help keep your thighs and groin area from sweating profusely while playing sports, so they should work to protect your dress from sweat streaks during casual activity.

6. Check the Weather Forecast

In closing, one step you can take to avoid having to resort to the above sweat-combating tips measures is to simply check the weather forecast before picking your outfit. Doing this can save you a lot of hassle and humiliation while also ensuring that you'll be as comfortable as possible throughout the day.

If you can think of any more tips, please let us know in the comments.

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Nerline Germain said...

These sweaty moments can be very embarrassing, Kim!
Baby powder is the best. It has helped me a lot.

►Nadush said...

lovely :)

Jackie Harrison said...

Great tips Kim thanks

Miss Val's Creations said...

Great tips Kim! Humid days are rough!

Ashley Sue said...

These are all great tips, Kim! I seriously hate sweating. It's so gross and I feel like it's even worse when it's in a dress! I wouldn't have thought to use baby powder or baking soda though, that's awesome!

Fashionably Idu said...

Wow, great tips Kim. I know baby powder helps. My daughter believes in apple cider vinegar cos she doesnt like sweating after her PE class which just happens to be her first class of the day.


Rowena @ rolala loves said...

I was looking forward to summer until I thought of the sticky humid weather. Thanks for these tips.

Diva Desle said...

Kim baby powder is my best friend!! I have a mini travel size one that I always carry around with me. Love the tips. Xxx

Lauren Carter said...

These are such great tips! I have always lived in places with super hot summers, and the amount of sweating can get embarrassing. My mom has always used baby powder, and I really should do that more often because it works so well.

Tanya Dufour said...

These are some great tips. I will need to try some of these.

Lorena said...

I had a similar Mariah Carey moment a few years back. It was horrid.
These tips are life savers.