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5 Tips to Avoid Unwanted Camel Toe

5 Tips to Avoid Camel Toe and Keep Looking Fabulous!

5 Tips to Avoid Camel Toe and Keep Looking Fabulous!

Are you tired of constantly worrying about the unsightly camel toe? Do you dread the thought (or avoid altogether) wearing tight pants or leggings because of the potential fashion faux pas it can cause? Fear not. 

In this blog post, we'll share our five best tips to avoid unwanted camel toe to keep yourself looking and feeling fabulous.

But first!

What Is Camel Toe?

Camel toe is a slang term used to describe the appearance of a woman’s groin area when it is visible through tight clothing. To go a bit further… It’s called camel toe because it resembles the two-toed foot of a camel. Nice.

While some women may be indifferent or embrace their camel toe, others may find it embarrassing and uncomfortable. And while there are many reasons why camel toe occurs - improper fit and certain types of fabrics can be common culprits - there are also many ways to avoid it.

Here are Undersummers' five tips to help you prevent camel toe so you can feel comfortable and confident in any outfit. 

5 Hacks For Camel Toe Prevention

Choose The Right Clothing

One of the easiest ways to avoid camel toe is to choose the right clothing and test its fit.

When trying on pants or leggings, do a quick bend and stretch test to see if there is any visible camel toe. If there is, try going up a size or choosing a different style with a crotch gusset or front-rise seam. These features can help prevent camel toe by creating more space in the groin area.

Ready for the comfiest leggings and joggers that pass the stretch test and avoid camel toe, try the leggings and joggers made by Undersummers here.

Wear Underwear To Avoid Camel Toe

Wearing underwear is another super easy way to prevent camel toe. A panty liner can help create a barrier between your leggings/pants and your you-know-what, reducing the visibility of camel toe. When choosing the style, choose underwear that fits well and doesn't bunch up.

If you're wearing tight pants or leggings, consider wearing Undersummers’ Lux Cotton Thong or any one of our seamless shortlette underwear solutions to avoid visible panty lines. These styles - thongs and seamless slip shorts - will also help prevent any bunching or folding of fabric in the crotch area, which can lead to the appearance of camel toe.

Use Camel Toe Guards

If you're still worried about camel toe, consider using camel toe guards. These are small pads that can be placed in the groin area of your pants or leggings to create a smoother silhouette and prevent camel toe. Camel toe guards are especially useful for thinner or stretchier fabrics that may cling to your skin.

There are a variety of camel toe guards available, from disposable pads to reusable silicone pads. Look for one that is comfortable, stays in place, and doesn't add any bulk to your pants or leggings.

See this blog for more ways to avoid camel toe in leggings.

Avoid Wearing Clothing That Is Too Thin Or Too Tight

In addition to choosing the proper clothing, it's also essential to avoid fabrics that are too thin or clothing that is too tight. Delicate fabrics like silk or rayon can easily show a camel toe, as can too-tight clothing.

Instead, opt for thicker fabrics like cotton, denim, or wool, creating a more structured silhouette that won't cling to your skin as much. If you must wear tight pants (and as mentioned before), ensure they have a crotch gusset or front rise seam, and consider wearing a camel toe guard for added protection.

Be Mindful Of Your Movements

If you’re still worried about a camel toe, be mindful of your movements when wearing tight pants or leggings. Avoid bending over or squatting down in public too much, which can often create unwanted lines. Instead, try to sit down gracefully or squat with your legs apart to prevent any fabric from clinging to your skin. If you do notice any visible camel toe, don't panic. You can discreetly adjust your clothing.

Remember, camel toe is a natural situation that most women face. If you need to modify, don’t be embarrassed. There’s a good chance that someone else does too. Simply adjust and move on.

By now, we’ve covered our best five tips to avoid camel toe to help you feel more confident in your outfits, but fashion and feelings aside, there are health reasons to avoid camel toe, too.

Camel Toe Is Not Just A Fashion Problem!

While camel toe can be embarrassing and often leads to feelings of self-consciousness, camel toe isn’t just a cosmetic issue. It can also have real health and comfort implications.

Potential Health Risks Of Tight Clothing Camel Toe

The most considerable potential health risk associated with camel toe is yeast infections. When clothing is too tight in the crotch area, it can create an ideal environment for growing bacteria and yeast. This leads to a higher risk of infection, which can be uncomfortable and even lead to serious medical complications if not treated quickly.

Another potential health risk is chafing. Tight clothing can cause friction and rub in the crotch area, leading to redness, irritation, and even skin breakdown if not addressed. This is especially true for athletes, who may be more prone to chafing due to the amount of movement involved in their activities and the more sweat produced.

Want a no-chafe, moisture-wicking underwear solution? Look no further than Undersummers slip shorts, which were designed for women to avoid common underwear issues, like camel toe and chafing. 

Extreme Discomfort

In addition to potential health risks, camel toe is just downright uncomfortable. Tight clothing can cause a feeling of restriction or even pain in the crotch area if worn for too long. This can make focusing on other tasks and activities difficult since the discomfort will be a constant distraction. 

Gynecological Issues

On a serious note, recurrent rubbing against your groin anatomy caused by camel toe can worsen gynecological issues, making you more prone to yeast overgrowth or urinary tract infections. Both ailments affect women due to repeated exposure to sources causing moist environments like creases on the skin when sweating or wearing tight undergarments and having a camel toe.

With these health concerns, there’s all the more reason (not just fashion issues) for women to avoid camel toe. 

Final Words on Camel Toe | Health Effects & Your Self-Confidence 

Camel toe is a dreaded issue many women face - you are not alone! - but there are ways to prevent and reduce its appearance, not only for your confidence but also for your comfort and health.

From wearing the right clothing and using a camel toe guard to avoiding certain movements and being mindful of potential health risks, there are plenty of tips to help keep you looking and feeling fabulous and free from unwanted camel toe.

And if you’re ready to find a product designed to help minimize unwanted camel toe, plus other common fashion issues for women, such as chafing and underwear rolling up on you, Undersummers carries several collections of anti-chafing and moisture-wicking undergarments designed to help women look and feel their best. Check out our website for seamless shortlettes and underwear that will help you be more confident and love the skin (and clothes) you’re in.

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Undersummers Shortlettes were created CarrieRae's personal need for comfortable thigh protection when she was working as a teacher. In 2011, her thick thighs rubbed and she needed a comfortable solution.  Pants are blazing hot in the Houston spring/summer months, shorts are not acceptable to wear to work, so she was left with capris and dresses.  Her thighs did not support wearing dresses, thigh chafing was too uncomfortable.  The idea of wearing a breezy dress sounded so comfortable to her, that she created the solution to her problem:  The Original Lace Shortlette®️. She wanted something to wear that was a single layer, the legs stayed put, comfy, and most importantly, pretty.

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