Fabric & Fit
What's a slip short?
If a silky slip and a long-leg boxer brief short had a baby, it'd be a slip short. So cute, right? Slips are worn to help clothes glide effortlessly overtop, give modesty under thin or sheer fabrics or add a comfy layer between your skin and itchy material. Boxer brief shorts will add fabric coverage between your thighs to prevent them from sticking to each other and rubbing to the point of horror-story-chafing-territory. And while you can wear shapewear for this purpose, you may not need or want the squeezing and sweatiness that comes with it (does anyone?!).
We've combined the best of both worlds to make a lightweight, breathable, sweat-wicking, seamless and super light smoothing line of slip shorts that are your set-it-and-forget-it undergarment solution to chafing and modesty. BOOM!
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, and that's why there's no shame in our anti-chafing game!
How do I know these are high quality?
Have you ever bought slip shorts that ride up, slide down, or lose their shape after 5 minutes?
Or they're thick and made with non-breathable material so your lower half feels like it's a blazing inferno?
Or they have pinchy elastics that cause bulging, with itchy seams that show underneath your clothes?
Been there, tried that? Us too.
That's why we designed our premium undergarments to be the best little slip shorts they can be. We use only the highest quality performance yarns that stretch to your curves and feel like a second skin, thoughtful and seamless construction made for durability and invisibility, and moisture-wicking, lightweight, breathable fabrics so you can be comfy and confident in whatever you're wearing.
We've been saving thighs for over 10 years - that's a lot of fit testing on women of many shapes and sizes - and we pride ourselves on making slip shorts that you'll be able to wear day or night, 365 days a year.
Would I only wear Thigh Society slip shorts for chafe-prevention?
No chafing? No problem. And lucky you! Our shorts have lots of other uses: they'll give you coverage under sheer fabric, and cover up spider veins, stretch marks, skin conditions and cellulite - which we’re totes cool with showing off, btw, but everyone has their hangups.
They'll also protect you from unexpected gusts of wind on your bike or crossing subway grates, and will keep your legs from sticking to hot park benches and leather car seats (that feeling of skin peeling off - ew. You know what we're talking about).
Wear them on your period because they won't press against a bloated tummy, post surgery to protect from stitches or sensitive scarring since they don't pinch or bind, and they'll effortlessly hold an ostomy in place.
They're also comfy enough for sleeping, Netflix-watching or whatevs you wanna do around the house. Oh - and our Originals can also be worn as outerwear if you feel like jumping on the bike short bandwaggon (we did and it's soooo good. Try it - you'll like it!).
Are they only made for wearing under skirts & dresses?
While they're definitely skirts & dresses' BFF, our slip shorts also make fast friends with white or sheer pants, jeans or any 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.
So...are these just for spring & summer?
Nope! You can wear your Thigh Society all.year.round. Put 'em on under a wrap skirt or a pair of capris in the fresh spring breeze, under a summer dress or your work uniform on a swelteringly hot day, under or over tights and pantyhose in the fall (this is our hack to prevent holes), and for an extra layer of warmth in winter. And don’t forget to pack them on tropical vacations.
Tell me 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 comfy. The major differences are in the sheerness and thickness of the material. The Cooling shorts are about 40% thinner than the Originals and more see-through, but have an amazing silkiness that glides over your curves. The Originals will make you feel a little more held-in (not like shapewear, but in a gentle hug kind-of way) and are not see-through. Both offer their own light smoothing effect and allow your clothes to glide overtop.
I 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.
Will 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 leg that will be thigh five'ing the other one. Plus, we used stitching that sits flat against your skin, instead of a raised seam which can lead to chafing.
What's the waistband like?
The flexible, stretchy waistband is made of the same fabric as the shorts, double folded and sewn onto the garment. It's not a basic elastic waistband that you may be used to - because we're anything BUT basic. It stretches to fit your curves so you won't feel constricted. Actually, you won't feel it at all.
Why didn't you put cotton through the entire inner thigh panel?
Great question! 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 do I know these are better than bike shorts?
Put simply: comfort, quality & stay put-ness. We know our slip shorts aren't the cheapest, but they have lots of added advantages over bike shorts and they're worth every penny (yeah, we're a bit biased):
1. Our lightweight, breathable and sweat-wicking fabric feels like butter against your skin (ok, not like real butter since that would be slimy and gross, but think soft and smooth).
2. They are virtually seam-free, unlike bike shorts with annoying front, back and center raised seams that can increase the likelihood of chafing, not to mention camel toe (see below). Our wide inner thigh panel is sewn in with non-abrasive, non-irritating flat stitching and sits away from your inner thighs.
3. There's a small knit-in cotton crotch so you can wear them sans underwear - no need to double up on extra layers.
4. The stretch and recovery of our fabric will rival any biking short you've ever tried.
5. Our flex waistband doesn't squeeze or dig in.
6. Last but not least and probably the most important one - our legs won't ride up. But don't just take our word for it, check out our customer reviews ;)
How do the Cooling shorts work?
Our premium quality, high tech Cooling fabric works to lower body temperature with its super breathability, releasing body heat from your skin to keep you cool and comfortable at the sweatiest times. The ultra thin and stretchy fabric makes it a breeze to wear whatever you want no matter what Mother Nature has in store.
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 my 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 my size?
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 factory to see how even 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 make your size.
How do I wash them?
Our slip shorts are easy to care for - just machine wash cold and tumble dry on low heat.
I get hot flashes - will these help?
Yes! If you're a menopausal woman, let our shorts do the work to wick sweat away, keeping you and dry and comfortable whenever the heat hits.
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.
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 aren't see-through, whereas our Cooling are more sheer...so you'd probably want to wear something over them.
Can I wear Thigh Society in the water?
We have some customers who wear our darker coloured Original shorts in the water, but they weren't designed for swimming since they're not as tight as swim trunks. It's totally up to you, and we'd love to hear from you if you do decide to wear 'em for a dunk.
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.
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.
Shipping & Returns
How much is shipping?
We offer flat rate shipping of $7.00 to Canada & the U.S., $10 to Australia & New Zealand, and $15 to other international destinations (see list below).
FREE shipping on ALL orders over $50 before tax.
We ship using the following ship methods:
USA: USPS First Class Package with delivery tracking
Canada: Canada Post Expedited Parcel with delivery tracking
International: DHL Ecommerce with delivery tracking
How long will it take to get my slip shorts?
Sadly, we aren't Amazon and can't compete with their super fast shipping BUT we can promise that your slip shorts will be worth the wait.
Here's what you can expect for delivery timing: after you place your order, you'll get an Order Confirmation email right away (check your Junk/Spam folder if you don't see it within an hour). We usually ship your order within 1-2 week days and you’ll get a Shipping Confirmation email with a tracking number as soon as your order is picked, packed and ready to leave our Toronto, Canada warehouse.
From that point, delivery usually takes 4-6 business (week) days to the US, 2-6 business (week) days to Canada, and 9-14 business (week) days to international destinations, barring any customs delays which are outside of our control.
TL; DR: After your order ships: Canadians, you'll have your order within a week or less; Americans, you'll have yours within aboot (wink) a week and a half; and Australians, New Zealanders and other global customers - you'll be rocking your new slip shorts within 3 weeks, give or take, barring any customs delays which are (sadly) outside of our control.
A note to folks shipping to Australia or New Zealand - you might not see any tracking updates for a few days after your order arrives at DHL's global Frankfurt shipping facility; all is fine and updates usually resume shortly thereafter once your package is processed into your national postal system.
***Customers are responsible for any customs / duties upon receipt of order***
Can I return them if I'm not happy?
We're unfortunately not able to accept any exchanges or returns of underwear, because, y'know - hygiene reasons. That said, most women will fit comfortably across 2 sizes in our uber stretchy fabrics, so hopefully that takes the stress out of choosing. Please refer to the size chart on our product pages for help and feel free to email us if you're really not sure. If you do have any issues after purchase, we'll do our best to make you happy.
Do you ship to my country?
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 love to expand the list of countries that we ship to so we can save thighs in all corners of the globe! But first we need to find the right shipping options that would make this viable and cost effective for you, and us.
Which forms of payment can I use?
We accept Visa, MasterCard, and American Express debit and credit cards. Paypal, Apple & Google Pay are only accepted for US purchases. 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 has disabled online purchases or restricted international payments online.
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 IRL?
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):
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
Woodgrove Centre #67-6631 Island Hwy N, Nanaimo, BC
Thee Lingerie Shoppe
Regina, SK & Calgary, AB
Edmonton Trail & West Springs, Calgary, AB
4955 50th St, Camrose, AB
Sock It To Ya
5431 Doyle St, Halifax, NS