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The Ultimate Guide to Back to School Fashion for Moms - Undersummers by CarrieRae

The Ultimate Guide to Back to School Fashion for Moms

The Ultimate Guide to Back to School Fashion for Moms

End of summer marks a tradition of back to school shopping for our children. Summer growth and season changes makes the fall a perfect time to freshen up the wardrobe, not to mention sales to capture our attention. While many of us focus on back to school shopping for our children, it is also a perfect opportunity to freshen up our own wardrobes.

Layering Staples

End of summer doesn't mean cooler fall air is here just yet. To stretch our wardrobe, invest in pieces that can be layered and removed when summer temps aren't gone just yet. We recommend starting with base layers like beautiful camisoles or tanks which provide warmth in cooler months and can be worn alone when it gets too warm.

At Undersummers we are all about wearing dresses and skirts while protecting our thighs from chafe underneath dresses. Our Shortlette slip shorts are another layering staple which is cool and comfortable during hot days and can provide a layer of warmth on cooler days. These thigh saver shorts protect your thighs from chafe, sweat, and stickiness. Our non chafing shorts also provide modesty when on the floor or out and about.

Undersummers.com offers a wide variety of styles, sizes, and lengths so you are sure to find a Shortlette that fits and functions perfectly for your end of summer fashion.


Another option for back to school base layers is a long length slip short or a long underwear legging. Undersummers offers long inseam slip shorts with a 15" or 28" inseam. These long anti chafe slip shorts/leggings provide additional warmth and modesty coverage when you want to wear a dress or skirt but the weather feels a bit too cool.

If you work from home, these long length slip shorts/ women's boxer briefs also make excellent lounging layers. They are lightweight and comfortable without the bulk of a traditional yoga pant. No need to wear additional underwear either as they function as your underwear.

Another option is the Lux Cotton Collection which includes tanks, shorts to wear underneath dresses, anti chafing shorts, boy shorts, thongs, and long underwear. This collection offers a natural layering solution. Cotton is naturally warmer than our silky stretch microfiber so this is a great option as the weather cools and the kids head back to school.


Whether you choose our silky soft stretch microfiber or our Lux Cotton Collection, your thighs are sure to be happy this back to school season.

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Meet our founder: CarrieRae

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.

CarrieRae Munson