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Summer Binding

alextge alextge
Any tips for binding during the summer?
05/16/2013
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treehugger treehugger
Baby powder is a good thing. Also try wearing a tank top or t-shirt of a light, breathable material underneath your binder (bonus points if you can find something that wicks away sweat, but a light cotton one works pretty well too.)
05/16/2013
GONE! GONE!
Buy or make a strapless binder, wear loose tank top over it. That's the only way I survived last summer, lol.
05/16/2013
Asher Asher
Stay inside....become a vampire away from the sun...
07/13/2013
Anteaterz Anteaterz
Quote:
Originally posted by treehugger
Baby powder is a good thing. Also try wearing a tank top or t-shirt of a light, breathable material underneath your binder (bonus points if you can find something that wicks away sweat, but a light cotton one works pretty well too.)
I'm going to Brasil in August, so I was wondering what kind of materials can wick away sweat? I hate feeling sticky and gross, plus I don't need to add any more acne :p
Also, what would baby powder do?
07/13/2013
TransMarc TransMarc
Baby powder helps avoiding chaffing.
07/15/2013
TransGuy14 TransGuy14
i bought a light weight binder for summer. im fairly small so i can get away without a thicker, tighter one. still hot though, but i feel a breathe a bit better in it
07/17/2013
Ly-Ra Ly-Ra
Definitely wear lighter, cooler clothes over it. Feeling hot is pretty unavoidable, but be sure to stay cool and hydrated if you can, and wear clothes that allow you to breathe a little!
07/28/2013
IamKC IamKC
i was also wondering this. Here it is so hot that when i wear my binder it gets hard to breathe. Any suggestions for a light material binding that isnt too much with the heat?
07/28/2013
Carrot Carrot
If you're comfortable with it, I'd like to suggest using a well-made sportsbra? My boyfriend uses one daily and it works nearly as well as a binder, but he says it's much easier to deal with. Breathing is much easier and its much cooler.
07/29/2013
xcris19x xcris19x
Be relaxed, comfortable and find something possibly dri-fit? If you live somewhere where summer is hot, you'll probably wanna stick it out indoors as much as possible.
09/23/2013
Billie Bones Billie Bones
Quote:
Originally posted by Carrot
If you're comfortable with it, I'd like to suggest using a well-made sportsbra? My boyfriend uses one daily and it works nearly as well as a binder, but he says it's much easier to deal with. Breathing is much easier and its much cooler.
This is what I've been doing. I live in Texas and am so scared to wear a binder in the summer time!
10/08/2013
Darner Vosque Darner Vosque
Quote:
Originally posted by Billie Bones
This is what I've been doing. I live in Texas and am so scared to wear a binder in the summer time!
I live in Texas, too. My summertime binding actually landed me in the emergency room.

Sports bras are definitely less hot, but they also aren't binders and don't work nearly as well for a lot of people. Staying hydrated, staying indoors as much as possible, keeping physical activity to a minimum, and trying to give yourself breaks throughout the day are my best suggestions.
Mar 9, 11:34 pm
mypenisismissing mypenisismissing
Wear wear thinner shirts
Mar 10, 1:39 am
moriarty moriarty
Quote:
Originally posted by treehugger
Baby powder is a good thing. Also try wearing a tank top or t-shirt of a light, breathable material underneath your binder (bonus points if you can find something that wicks away sweat, but a light cotton one works pretty well too.)
what does the baby powder do? Does it absorb the sweat?
Mar 10, 8:01 am
taii taii
Try to use a well made sports bra, keep hydrated with lots of water and try to stay indoors. It's very easy to overheat while wearing a binder and a shirt, so if you have to go outside bring water with you and try to stay in the shade or have a place you can go to with ac. It might also be a good idea to head to a local beach or pond to cool off, set up a sprinkler or hose, or take a cool shower.
Mar 10, 11:06 am
RyleyRadioactive RyleyRadioactive
This is going to be my first spring/summer wearing a binder and it usually gets up to 104F in the summer here.

I also don't know where I'll be staying, so I don't know how close I'll be to the transit area.

Another one of my friends said that he would just wear a very thin tank top, and to stay inside, but he's a bit of a hermit to begin with.

I'm a bit of a heavier person, would baby powder help me or turn into a paste? What about deodorant?
Mar 12, 4:15 pm
mrg5 mrg5
Quote:
Originally posted by treehugger
Baby powder is a good thing. Also try wearing a tank top or t-shirt of a light, breathable material underneath your binder (bonus points if you can find something that wicks away sweat, but a light cotton one works pretty well too.)
This is a good idea, wearing something like that under a binder really helps the binder to last longer, too. Nothing's as much of a bummer like going through more binders than necessary during the summer because you keep sweating in them and ruining them.
Mar 12, 11:51 pm
mrg5 mrg5
Quote:
Originally posted by RyleyRadioactive
This is going to be my first spring/summer wearing a binder and it usually gets up to 104F in the summer here.

I also don't know where I'll be staying, so I don't know how close I'll be to the transit area.

Another one ...
I think baby powder will help as long as you experiment to figure out which amount will be right for you. If you mean that you'd try deodorant under a binder, that doesn't seem like the best idea.
Mar 12, 11:52 pm
mrg5 mrg5
During the summer, I wear a tight fitting sports bra and a cotton t shirt with a loose flannel shirt over it. I only use actual binders if I have to wear only a tshirt in front of people.
Mar 12, 11:55 pm
GroompyGhosts GroompyGhosts
Looser clothing in light colors (that's light/loose enough to layer if you'd like) , baby powder, and wearing a light breathable undershirt under your binder, ( I try to look for cheap - light weight sweat resistant tanks/shirts at sports stores) but light cotton works pretty decent pretty much the only way I survived last years heat wave
Mar 21, 10:26 pm
VAl0984 VAl0984
sports bra under the binder
Mar 21, 10:36 pm
eroticmutt eroticmutt
I hated binding in the summer time but there was no way I could avoid it.

Honestly wearing a triple-layer binder was more risk of overheating and much more sweaty than ace bandages... while those are generally considered 'unsafe' I will admit that I never had a problem with them beyond them leaving lines on my skin like when you sleep with your face on a wrinkle in a pillowcase.

If you've done it before and your particular body doesn't have an issue, that will reduce the amount of layers and coverage needed and reduce the risk of you overheating if your choice of binders is particularly thick and ill-suited to summertime.
Mar 24, 6:40 am
Codey0602 Codey0602
Durning the summer I wear the grey plain shirts you buy in a pack. Work well keeping me cool & still feel good in my binder. Also a white binder makes a huge difference compared to a black one. Black binders absorb the heat. If you have the money Lush sells a powdered deodorant that works wonders as well.
May 13, 12:08 am
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