6.10.2015

A Shakedown With Friction Affliction


Story time, y'all! I thought I would share a couple of embarrassing moments...with my clothing!

Oh yes, I'm sure after reading these you'll be able to relate.

First up, the Shakedown!

Picture it: I'm running to a blogging event and my dress starts riding up, thanks to static cling. I immediately start to wiggle and tug at my dress. 

This ladies, is called the Shakedown, a classic move experienced by many. And then I notice the hottest guy looking at me and laughing. As is my fashion, I turned bright red and then nearly walked into a wall. 






This next story is a more recent one: Easter Sunday is a long day for us. Church services, Easter egg hunts, long lunches, and dinners, and all of it in a dress.

So by the time I got home that night, I was deep in the throws of Friction Affliction. This is that good old bow-legged stride I do to avoid my thighs touching because it feels like fire when they do. Thigh fire is hot, and not in a good way.

Finally, finally, y'all, I found solutions. Allow me to introduce Jockey® Skimmies® Slipshort. I have been officially #SavedBySkimmies!




What in the world are Skimmies? They are a super lightweight slipshort that keep panty lines to a minimum and offer anti-static defense. They smooth like a slip but cover like shorts. And they are a must-have in my wardrobe. You need them and you will love them.

They come in 3 styles:



Original Skimmies®

Smooths like a slip, covers like shorts. Offers a smooth, polished look under fitted-to-flowing skirts and dresses. The original design is available in short and regular lengths.
 Silky-smooth microfiber stretch fabric for smoothing coverage without restriction. 8 colors, from S-2XL. $20



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. $20



Wicking Skimmies®

Breathable mesh panels keep you comfortable and dry all day. Perfect for working out. Moisture-wicking, quick dry fabric helps prevent chafing. Six colors, $22




And here's my Skimmies saving me this summer! Now I feel comfortable wearing this cute flowy, dress!

Learn more here: jockey.com/savedbyskimmies


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114 comments:

  1. I think the shakedown happens to me everytime I wear a dress lol!! And how awesome are those skimmies! I think they would help with both of these problems!

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  2. Those are such great things to be able to wear under a dress! I think we have all had that happen to us and these would be worth every penny to help that

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  3. Hahaha...this is why I don't wear dresses too much:D These Skimmies are pretty cool though. Man....why didn't I come up with these ideas?!?!

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  4. These are awesome. I NEED some. I have the worst luck with friction affliction.

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  5. This would solve the slip problem of it slipping below the hemline of your dress or skirt and showing! And give me extra coverage when I am sitting on the floor or getting up from the floor versus a slip. What a great idea!

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  6. Love that it comes in 6 colors and yes I know the feeling of not having my thighs run together all too well! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

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  7. What a great idea. I think too many women know this all too well!

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  8. These are genius! Anti-static is such a great way to go especially with those thin little summer dresses. Thanks for sharing.
    xo, Whitney and Blaire
    Peaches In A Pod

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  9. I NEVER EVER where a dress on the weekends without some sort of spandex short. Chasing a one year old has those oops moments and I don't think everyone needs to see my strawberry print hot pink undies. (; I actually wear a different brand, but I'm not 100% happy with them. I will surely check these ones out!

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  10. I have totally done the shakedown before ahahha!
    www.amemoryofus.com

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  11. HA, love the thigh fire description! Been there for sure. I need to try these.

    Mimi & Chichi

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  12. This is a brilliant idea and I rarely wear a dress because of these same reasons! Great giveaway, Elle. I'm going to hop over and check these out.

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

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  13. I have theses and love them. Nothing worse than getting stuck doing the shakedown.

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  14. I wear dresses all the time when it's warm and I so need a pair of these!

    Rowena @ rolala loves

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  15. I just got a pair of these and I'm in love! They are so soft too!

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeat Soles
    

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  16. Cool! I have def experienced this before. I need to invest in some of these!
    Elle
    Southern Elle Style

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  17. I think these would save my life when wearing dresses! Thanks for sharing!

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  18. Here's my tweet: https://twitter.com/connsean71/status/608640347728670721

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  19. Love to be #SavedBySkimmies in skirts and dresses so that I may feel comfy.

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  20. Tweeted: https://twitter.com/AlinaConn/status/608646024903692289

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  21. Hehe, I think most of us have been there. I have a similar pair that I do love to wear. Love the stories as well. <3/Madison
    Summer Giveaway

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  22. Oh yes, the shakedown is embarrassing, but almost running into a wall after that, too, sorry to say that! I mean, I feel with you, I would be that way as well! Last week, when I left university, it was raining a lot and there were people waiting for it to stop and the last stair was so slippery, that I feel down on the feet of a guy - and I feel mortified till now! The Friction Affliction is awful. I loved the solution! I will think of it the next time, cause it really hurts!
    DenisesPlanet.com

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  23. They almost look like biker shorts - which I love to wear under short dresses that can fly up :)

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  24. I love this post dear! Hope you have a lovely day.

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  25. Yes, since I wear a lot of dresses in the summer I don't want to pull a Britney slip up so these would save the day!

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  26. Oh man I HATE when your thighs rub together and cause chaffing. That is the WORST! These should def help that situation!

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  27. Haha I hate it when that happens, it feels so weird and uncomfortable. What a fabulous idea, I could definitely use these :-P

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  28. these are fabulous! i have these cute dance shorts i wear under all my dresses and skirts. it also stops the dress / skirt going into your butt crack. hahahaha.

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  29. So funny Elle, and we totally feel you. Sounds like these shorts are a total problem solver.

    xx 365Hangers

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  30. Oh my goodness, I already do this, black shorts under my shorter dresses!

    xx Kelly
    Sparkles and Shoes

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  31. I have experienced all of those things and I have a wedding at the end of the month so I will definitely be purchasing a pair. I'm so glad you shared these, you're the best!!

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  32. Mine just arrived in the mail the other day too! I haven't tried them yet... looks like I need to!

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  33. These would be perfect to wear under shorter summer skirts and sundresses! Especially when it's windy out!

    Jill
    Doused In Pink

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  34. Haha! We've all been there! These look great!

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  35. haha a lady got off the elevator once and her dress was somehow tucked into her thong underwear (nightmare)! Funny post!
    xoxo Amanda
    The Miller Affect

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  36. I can totally relate to both those situations because those are things that happen to me a lot, especially the chaffing. I will definitely look into those because chaffing is no joke especially after a long day!

    Nina
    http://curvymod.blogspot.com/

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  37. Oh man, static is just awful!!! This is such a good idea. I wouldn't mind not having my thighs rub with that under a dress! And if it sort of slims a little...I am all about that too!!! Us girls gotta share all the secrets :)

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  38. Need these! Can't stand static. I usually try the sprinkle of water on my dress/skirt, a little lotion, or a fabric sheet.
    Fun post!
    Katey
    http://www.twopeasinablog.com/2015/06/sheer-lace.html

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  39. I have a pair and I hate that they roll down then give me an unnecessary muffin top wth! Def going to check out this pair. And I seriously thought I was the only one that dealt with the thigh fire. It's awful and mine will start to get hives which is hellacious 😩

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  40. These look to work great & you know the funny thing is, every time I pulled down my dress I feel like my friends would want it to ride up. I'm not sure what that said about my college friends, BUT the dress riding up was apparently NOT an issue ;) xx

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  41. Would love these for a little extra security walking around in summer skirts! Thanks for hosting :)

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  42. I tweeted here: https://twitter.com/nicoleisin/status/608829584407011328

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  43. Those looks great! I love having some spandex!
    Melanie @ meandmr.com

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  44. Wow, looks like a fab product!! I might need a pair! Thanks for letting us know about it!

    xo, Christina l Fitness & Frills

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  45. Interesting products. Boy, it sure is hard to be a girl!

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  46. I rarely wear dresses myself {due, in large part, to this very problem}; but I will definitely keep these in mind for the future - they sound so effective!

    xx

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  47. My goodness - the shakedown is definitely not new to me! Don't you just hate that?! Those skimmies look like a great solution!!

    xoxo,
    Amanda | www.TheChambrayBunny.com

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  48. Oooh, anti-static! I bet these bad boys come in HANDY! :)

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

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  49. I would definitely expand my wardrobe to more knits and sheer pastels and whites with skimmies. It would be nice not to worry about static cling and panty lines.

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  50. Tweet
    https://twitter.com/clc408/status/609028817781407745

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  51. These are a wonderful idea, I can't stand static cling in my fabrics!

    jessica / www.teamwiking.com

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  52. Two words - pencil skirts. These would be great under those!
    I've definitely done the shakedown a few times myself!

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  53. 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.

    kellywcu8888ATgmailDOTcom

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  54. tweet
    https://twitter.com/Kellydpa/status/609065411892670465

    kellywcu8888ATgmailDOTcom

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  55. Looks like a great product.

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  56. What a great solution to a problem we have all faced before! T. http://tickledpinkwoman.blogspot.com

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  57. Super cute dress! I want to love spanx but I just can't. I need lots of room, so I gotta get my booty fit! sigh...

    xoxo
    Brenda
    À LA PLAGE style

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  58. I always have to do the shakedown haha. This is a good idea for sure. :D

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

    chambanachik(at)gmail(dot)com

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  60. What a funny, refreshing post!! I love how you can always laugh about these things, Elle! These skimmies look great. I sometimes wear these gym shorts - that actually look strikingly similar - just because I feel more comfortable. You never know when the wind will surprise you!

    Christie
    The Closet by Christie

    www.theclosetbychristie.com

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  61. 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.

    madelinebrubaker {at} gmail [dot] com

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  62. Tweet link: https://twitter.com/shala_darkstone/status/612100397952536576
    madelinebrubaker {at} gmail [dot] com

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  63. Yay for sweat wicking! Perfect for an outdoor wedding I have coming up.

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  64. It would save me for when I wear fitted clothing

    dlatany at gmail dot com

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  65. https://twitter.com/sweetums82/status/613402554668552194

    dlatany at gmail dot com

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  66. I would love to wear these under the special dress I have picked out for my nephews wedding jus ordered a pair

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

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  68. https://twitter.com/mkjmc/status/614881921261248512

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  69. I would definitely like to try these under sundresses this summer! #SavedBySkimmies

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  70. tweeted
    https://twitter.com/rubylorikeet/status/618242636957155332

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  71. I am in a wedding in september - these would be perfect!
    mrszeno34@aol.com

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  72. 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!

    mjf926 at gmail dot com

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  73. tweeted
    https://twitter.com/MelindaJoy926/status/619581031583236096
    mjf926 at gmail dot com

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  74. My wife would love these. She doesnt like wearing dresses/skirts bc of the lines, so if she had these, she wouldn't have lines, so she'd wear them more!!! <---which I enjoy!

    seanm1999 at hotmail dot com

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  75. I would love these to help make my dress seem more slimming on me and smooth out the bulges.

    s2s2 at cox dot net

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  76. https://twitter.com/susan1215/status/620031715327782912

    s2s2 at cox dot net

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

    Thanks for the chance to win!

    wildorchid985 AT gmail DOT com

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  78. tweet--https://twitter.com/WildOrchid985/status/620417044857647104

    wildorchid985 AT gmail DOT com

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  79. I would love to be #SavedBySkimmies my email is thisisliferemix at gmail dot com

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  80. tweeted https://twitter.com/mommysweetiepie/status/620670386179452928 my email is thisisliferemix at gmail dot com

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  81. Save needed on windy days!! So much embarrassment could be avoided!

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  82. Boy, do I wish I'd had a pair of those during my friend's recent wedding weekend! There are a couple rear-view pictures of me that I don't love. I would like to be saved by Skimmies for future weddings and parties. htwalrath@gmail.com

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  83. I don't wear dresses but I would wear these with dress slacks.
    MCantu1019 at aol dot com

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  84. My daughter has had this problem and I can see that it is so uncomfortable to say the least. She would love to be saved by skimmies.

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  85. I tweeted about this:
    https://twitter.com/ce43174248/status/623498904336793600
    Thanks so much.

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  86. I would like to be #SavedBySkimmies. I am always worried that my skirt will blow up on windy days.

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  87. These would be great for the maxi dresses I love to wear!
    nuthouse(at)centurytel(dot)net

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

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  89. https://twitter.com/eliza_elliott/status/624586350553993216 truckredford(at)Gmail(Dot)com

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  90. tweeted: https://twitter.com/KerryBishop/status/624707327829143552
    nuthouse(at)centurytel(dot)net

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  91. I'd love to try these under my skirts.

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  92. can't wait to get them to wear along with my summer dresses!

    amy [at] utry [dot] it

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  93. tweeted:
    https://twitter.com/uTry_it/status/626300615728107520
    amy [at] utry [dot] it

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

    eswright18 at gmail dot com

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  95. tweeted
    https://twitter.com/eswright18/status/626602909736644608
    eswright18 at gmail dot com

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  96. Id love to be saved by skimmies under my dresses!
    POKERGRL8 AT GMAIL.COM

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  97. https://twitter.com/aes529/status/626708877346762752
    POKERGRL8 AT GMAIL.COM

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  98. Unfortunately, they do not come in my size :-(, so I guess I won't be saved! Hope my entry can still count! :-D
    Angie
    14earth at gmail dot com

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  99. I tweeted here: https://twitter.com/MsTofuFairy/status/626782040487297024
    Angie
    14earth at gmail dot com

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  100. i would love to wear these under a skirt or summer dress!

    debbiebellows (at) gmail (dot) com

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  101. i posted a tweet here:

    https://twitter.com/bellows22/status/626967997396025344

    debbiebellows (at) gmail (dot) com

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  102. I've experienced "Friction Affliction" and it is painful. I'd like to be #SavedBySkimmies so I don't have to experience that again.

    willitara [at] gmail [dot] com

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  103. Tweet - https://twitter.com/willitara/status/627044892200595457

    willitara [at] gmail [dot] com

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

    rounder9834 @yahoo.com

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  105. tweeted
    https://twitter.com/thomasmurphy40/status/627142437312593920

    rounder9834 @yahoo.com

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

    slehan at juno dot com

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  107. https://twitter.com/slehan/status/627239498120761344

    slehan at juno dot com

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  108. I would love to be saved by the skimmies by having no visible panty line

    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

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  109. tweet https://twitter.com/ChelleB36/status/627259804898172928

    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

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  110. I NEED THAT COMFORT THAT OTHER PRODUCTS LIKE THIS DON'T OFFER afjackly@oakland.edu

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  111. TWITTERED! https://twitter.com/kytah00/status/627324671596171264 afjackly@oakland.edu

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