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Why Anti-Chafing Shorts are the Best Solution for Thigh Chafing Prevention this Summer - Undersummers by CarrieRae

Why Anti-Chafing Shorts are the Best Solution for Thigh Chafing Prevention this Summer

Why Anti-Chafing Shorts are the Best Solution for Thigh Chafing Prevention this Summer

Thigh chafing is a very common thigh-related skin problem. It occurs when the bare skin rubs together causing friction which damages the skin. Thigh chafing may look like red, blister-like lesions, or a sunburn which burns.  While thigh chafing is a common condition often caused by humidity and working out, it also can occur when wearing shorts or dresses.  You don’t want thigh chafing to stop you from doing your favorite activities or enjoying special occasions. There are many options to treat and prevent chafing so it doesn’t interfere with your day.

Thigh Chafing Symptoms

Thigh chafing occurs when your inner thighs rub against each other.  Here are some common thigh chafing symptoms:
  • Redness
  • Blister like lesions
  • Rash
  • Burning
  • Pain
  • Itchiness
If you have frequent chafing you may notice discoloration on your thighs.

Thigh Chafing Causes

Thigh chafing is a very common and is not a size issue.  It is caused by the friction between the thighs, much like a shoe can cause a blister.  Increased risk factors include:
  • Sweating
  • Walking or running
  • Wearing clothing that does not provide enough barrier
  • Heat and humidity
  • Wearing cotton or fabrics that don’t absorb enough moisture

Thigh Chafing Solutions

At Undersummers twe have found thigh chafing barriers to be the best solution in the form of thigh chafing shorts.  Things to look for in a thigh chafing prevention short are the following:
  • Moisture Wicking
  • Seamless inner thigh or flat seams
  • Longer leg lengths so that the legs do not ride up
  • Lightweight breathable fabrics (performance fabrics with moisture wicking properties function the best)
Anti-thigh chafing shorts are the best prevention against thigh chafe.  We recommend wearing Anti-thigh chafing shorts during workouts or other activities, especially wearing dresses.  Wear polyester or spandex blends which offer more breath-ability.  Cotton tends to trap sweat.


Thigh chafing can be very painful and stop you from doing the things you love.  You can prevent thigh chafing by wearing a barrier short and decreasing moisture in the area by wearing our Shortlettes, specially designed to stop thigh chafing.


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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