Here are the best shorts and products to stop the dreaded thigh chafing this summer.
Thigh chafing — not-so-affectionately called chub rub — is a common problem for many women. While chafing is annoying any time of year, the summer heat seems to push it into overdrive. There are a few anti-chafe skincare products for your thighs now on the market, but one of the easiest ways to prevent chafing is by selecting the right pair of shorts.
Lightweight shorts that you can wear underneath your favorite summer dresses are a necessity for preventing unwanted irritation and pain. Anti-chafing shorts can be worn as undergarments, while styles such as bicycle shorts can be worn on their own. We searched the web thigh -- err, high -- and low for the best anti-chafe shorts to protect your legs this summer.
Whether you're looking for anti-chafe shorts you can easily move around in or those that provide a bit of compression, we've got you (and your inner thighs) covered. We even found the best alternative anti-chafe products for when shorts just won't do. Check out a wide range of anti-chafe shorts and the best anti-chafe products below.
Best Anti-Chafing Shorts
Thigh Society The Cooling Short
Thigh Society's The Cool Shorts are light, breezy and moisture-wicking for shorts that feel like they're barely there.
Knix Shortie Thigh Saver 4"
Offered in six color options, these anti-chafe shorts skip the squeeze: they do not have any compression like most others on the market.
lululemon UnderEase Super-High-Rise Shortie Underwear 5"
lululemon is known for buttery-soft workout gear and the brand's undergarments are no exception. This silky smooth shortie underwear will move with you.
SKIMS Seamless Sculpt Mid-Thigh Short
These anti-chafe shorts from SKIMS offer tummy and waist compression for that snatched look.
Werena Slip Shorts
These slip shorts on Amazon have a romantic lace detail. Along with being anti-chafing, they also won't roll down at the waist.
aerie SMOOTHEZ Microfiber Bike Short Underwear
SMOOTHEZ fabric smooths, as the name implies, and is made in a planet-friendly way, according to the brand.
Spanx Ahhh-llelujah 'Fit to You' Everyday Short
Spanx is known for their shaping compression, but these super stretchy shorts are one of their few non-shaping undergarments.
Spanx Higher Power Short
If you do want some of the Spanx signature compression, these high-waisted shorts give your middle a tight hug to smooth out your mid-section.
Old Navy High-Waisted Biker Shorts 3-Pack
These comfy biker shorts from Old Navy could be worn on their own, but reviewers also say they work great under dresses.
SKIMS Soft Soothing Short
These ultra lightweight shorts help to smooth your tummy without feeling restricted.
Jockey Women's Underwear Skimmies Slipshort
With over 2,500 reviews, these Jockey shorts have a rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars.
INNERSY Women's Anti-Chafing Summer Shorts 3-Pack
For those who want anti-chafing shorts with a pop of color, this 3-pack from INNERSY is an excellent deal.
Best Anti-Chafing Products
Megababe Thigh Rescue Anti-Chafe Stick
This travel version of Megababe's best-selling Thigh Rescue Anti-Chafe Stick is the perfect size to fit into your purse to prevent chafing on the go.
BodyGlide For Her Anti-Chafe Balm
With over 5,900 five-star reviews on Amazon, you can trust this balm stick to keep chafing at bay. Just apply a layer or two to the inner thighs, under bra straps, skin creases, and anywhere you experience chafing to prevent irritation.
Zone Naturals 2 Pack Chub Rub Stick
Apply Chub Rub between your inner thighs to avoid chafing. The formula consists of natural ingredients, free from chemicals, which not only hydrates and shields the skin but also creates a protective barrier against chafing.
Monkey Movement Anti-Chafe Skin Healing Cream
Creating a barrier to protect your thighs from chafing, this balm can also help soothe and heal spots that have been rubbed raw.
Bandelettes Original Anti-Chafing Thigh Bands
As an alternative to shorts, these anti-chafing thigh bands use elastic to stay on the leg. The lace bands are available in a variety of colors.