Fabric & Fit
What causes thigh chafing, anyway?
Thigh chafing/chaffing is a painful rash caused by sweat and friction when one’s inner thighs rub together (skin on skin or against clothing). This irritation makes it hella impossible to wear dresses, skirts or pants - especially in hot and humid weather. Thigh chafing doesn't discriminate based on size, weight or gender. That means anyone with thighs can chafe under the right conditions. Period. It’s a totally normal, albeit uncomfortable function of the human body, which is why there's no shame in our anti-chafing game!
Are Thigh Society slip shorts only for chafing?
No chafing? No problem. And lucky you! Our shorts provide coverage under sheer fabric, and cover up spider veins, stretch marks, skin conditions and cellulite (which we’re totally cool with showing off, but everyone has their hangups).
They'll also keep your legs from sticking to hot park benches and leather seats, and will protect you from unexpected gusts of wind on your bicycle or crossing subway grates.
Wear them on your period because they won't press against a bloated tummy, or post surgery to protect from stitches or sensitive scarring since they don't pinch or bind.
Are they only meant to be worn under skirts & dresses?
While they are skirts & dresses' BFF, our slip shorts also make fast friends with any pair of bottoms with a dropped inseam (jumpers, rompers, scrubs, chef's whites, harem pants, sport shorts) where your thighs may be prone to touching. They'll also keep any unwanted sweat stains at bay.
What are the main differences between the Originals & Cooling?
Here’s the scoop: both fabrics will prevent thigh chafing by wicking sweat off your skin to keep you dry and comfortable. The major differences are in the sheerness and thickness of the material. The Cooling shorts are about 40% thinner than the Originals, are less opaque but have an amazing silkiness that glides over your curves. The Originals have a great smoothing effect, making you feel a little more held-in (not like shapewear, but in a gentle hug kind-of way) and are not see-through.
Are they just for summer?
Nope! You can wear your Thigh Society all year round. Put 'em on under a wrap skirt in the fresh Spring breeze, under a Summer dress on a swelteringly hot day, under or over tights/pantyhose in the Autumn/Fall to extend the life of your hosiery, or for an extra layer of warmth in Winter. And don’t forget to pack them on tropical vacations.
Why not just use deodorant / gel / cream / powder?
We're super jelly if any of these options work for you. Not us. We need to re-apply every 10 minutes and we've tried EVERY.SINGLE.BRAND. No joke. Shwetty, shwetty thighs over here.
How do I know these are high quality?
Have you ever bought other brands of slip shorts that lose their shape after being worn for 5 minutes? Or when they're labelled as "one size fits all" but they really don't fit anyone (not well, at least)?! That's low quality. We use only the highest quality raw materials and thoughtful construction to produce a finished garment that you'll be able to wear for a long time.
But won't that inner seam lead to chafing?
Nope! The seams on the inner thigh panel are strategically placed on the *outside* of the inner thigh, away from the area of your thigh that will be high five'ing the other one. Plus, we used stitching that sits flat against your skin, as opposed to a raised seam which can lead to chafing.
Why not put cotton through the entire inner thigh panel?
Cotton, while breathable, is notorious for trapping moisture and keeping it there...which means a higher chance of getting a nasty thigh rash. That's why our inner thigh panel is all moisture wicking except for a small knit-in cotton crotch. The result - increased comfort for your thighs and your bits!
How are these better than bike shorts?
Comfort. Our slip shorts have lots of added advantages over bike shorts and are worth every penny (but yeah, we're a bit biased):
1. Our soft and lightweight fabric feels great against your skin.
2. They are virtually seam-free, unlike bike shorts with annoying front/back/center raised seams that can increase the likelihood of chafing. Our wide inner thigh panel is sewn in with non-abrasive flat stitching and sits away from your inner thighs.
3. There's a small knit-in cotton crotch if you want to wear them sans underwear - which means there's no need to double up on extra layers.
4. The stretch and recovery of our fabric should rival any biking short you've ever tried.
5. Our soft waistband doesn't squeeze or dig in.
What's the waistband like?
The waistband is knit of the same stretchy yarn as the shorts, double folded and sewn onto the garment. It's not a traditional covered elastic waistband that you may be used to. Because it stretches to fit your curves, you won't feel constricted.
Will the fabric make noise when I walk?
Noisy thigh syndrome. Thigh swoosh. Swishy thighs. Whatever you want to call it, whenever 2 things (thighs included) rub together, there will inevitably be some sound. Short of waddling like a penguin with your legs straddled wide, there’s really no way to avoid it.
While our microfiber fabric feels different from its nylon cousins (tights and pantyhose), the sound has to do with the texture and weave of the material which is designed not to retain moisture in order to keep you dry. Having more moisture at the points of friction would reduce noise, but then you wouldn’t be as comfortable. So it’s a trade off, and we’re always looking at new options.
Bottom line: in most day-to-day situations, environmental noise ought to drown out any sound you might hear in the quiet of your own home.
Will the fabric cling to clothes?
It shouldn't, but sometimes very dry conditions can cause static. In that case, all you need to do is spray a bit of static guard and you're good to go. Putting some moisturizer on your legs first or wetting your hands and smoothing out the fabric can also help combat the dryness that causes static.
Why don't you make larger/smaller sizes?
We're so excited to have just launched our newest sizes, XS/S and 5XL/6XL since thigh chafing can affect people of all sizes. We're continuously working with our manufacturer to see how more size expansion might be possible. Right now it's more a function of the equipment available at our factory and not because we don't want to do it.
How do I wash them?
Our slip shorts are easy to care for - just machine wash cold and tumble dry on low heat.
Is Thigh Society For Me?
I'm pregnant - can I wear Thigh Society?
While Thigh Society wasn't specifically designed for maternity, the super stretchy fabric can accommodate a growing belly and will protect your inner thighs from chafing, which can happen with pregnancy weight gain. You may want to size up; many moms-to-be have worn their Thigh Society for up to the first 5-6 months, but it depends on how you carry.
I get hot flashes - can you help?
Yes! If you're a menopausal woman who gets hot flashes, let our shorts do the work to wick sweat away, keeping you and dry and comfortable.
Can I exercise in Thigh Society?
While they weren't designed for super active sporting activities, customers have told us that they love our shorts for doing yoga and lifting weights at the gym. Our Originals are not see-through, whereas our Cooling are sheer...so you'd probably want to wear something over them.
Can I wear Thigh Society in the water?
We do have some customers who wear our darker coloured shorts (black and caramel) in the water, but they're not designed for that since they aren't as tight as swim trunks.
Can I wear a pad or panty liner with Thigh Society?
It depends - the gusset (crotch area) is wide enough to accommodate a pad or liner, but you might have better luck keeping it in place with wings, and if you don't want to risk it - we suggest wearing a panty with the shorts during those times of the month.
What is camel toe and will I get it?
Wikipedia lists camel toe as “a slang term that refers to the outline of a human female's labia majora, as seen through tightly fitting clothes. Due to a combination of anatomical factors and the snugness of the fabric covering it, the crotch and pudendal cleft may take on a resemblance to the forefoot of a camel.”
Ick. Rest assured that we have a “no camel toe guarantee” with Thigh Society’s seamless crotch area, where your lady bits can rest comfortably without any annoying central seams.
Shipping & Returns
Shipping Costs & Info
We offer flat rate shipping of $7.00 to Canada and the U.S., and $15 to other international destinations (see list below).
FREE shipping on ALL orders over $50 before tax.
Unfortunately we do not offer expedited shipping options at this time.
We ship using USPS (orders to US), Canada Post (orders to CA) and DHL Ecommerce (orders to rest of the world).
After you place your order, you will receive an Order Confirmation email right away. Within 2-3 business (week) days of placing your order, you’ll get a Shipping Confirmation email with a tracking number. From that point, delivery usually takes 4-6 business (week) days in the US, 2-6 business days in Canada, and 8-14 business days for international orders, barring any customs delays which are outside of our control.
***Customers are responsible for any customs / duties upon receipt of order***
Do you accept returns?
For hygiene reasons, we are unfortunately not able to accept any exchanges or returns of underwear. Please refer to our size chart for help or email us if you're really not sure. Most women will fit comfortably across 2 sizes, so hopefully that takes the stress out of choosing.
Which countries do you ship to?
We ship to the following international countries:
Aland Islands, Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia And Herzegovina, Bouvet Island, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Falkland Islands (Malvinas), Faroe Islands, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Gibraltar, Greece, Greenland, Guadeloupe, Guernsey, Holy See (Vatican City State), Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Isle Of Man, Israel, Italy, Jersey, Kosovo, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malta, Moldova, Republic of, Monaco, Montenegro, Netherlands, Netherlands Antilles, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Reunion, Romania, San Marino, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom.
We'd like to expand the list of countries that we ship to, and are exploring different postal options that would make this viable and cost effective for us and our customers.
Which forms of payment do you accept?
Thigh Society accepts Visa, MasterCard, and American Express debit and credit cards, and Paypal, Apple & Google Pay (not in Canada). If you're trying to make a payment with one of the above methods and it won't go through, please check with your bank or payment provider. It could be that you or your bank have disabled online purchases or restricted international payments online.
Non-Canadian customers: please note that a small foreign transaction fee may apply depending on your bank or payment card, but this is very uncommon.
If you're using Paypal to checkout, please ensure that your shipping address is correct (current and up to date).
Thigh Society is not responsible for orders shipped to an incorrect address on your Paypal account.
Retailers in Canada
Where can I buy Thigh Society?
We're mostly an online company, but here's where you can find Thigh Society on Canadian store shelves (we recommend calling first to ensure the boutiques have stock in your preferred size/style/colour):
711 Queen Street West, Toronto, ON
Secrets From Your Sister
560 Bloor Street West, Toronto, ON
1763 Danforth Ave, Toronto, ON
1090 Bathurst Street, Toronto, ON
Legs Plus & Bra Boutique
5867 Leslie Street, North York, ON
758 Yonge Street, Midland, ON
BGS Body Shop
455 3rd Street SE, Medicine Hat, AB
Forever Yours Lingerie
20460 Fraser Hwy, Langley, BC
2-1113 Langley Street, Victoria, BC
109 - 751 Goldstream Avenue, Victoria, BC
Various locations, Duncan & Victoria, BC
Sock It To Ya
5431 Doyle St, Halifax, NS
Thee Lingerie Shoppe
Regina, SK & Calgary, AB
Edmonton Trail & West Springs, Calgary, AB