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  • Megan is wearing The Original in size S/M

The Original

$39 USD

The shorts that started it all! These super-versatile, velvety wonders give off supportive bike short vibes and range from semi-sheer coverage (Halo, Chambray) to mostly opaque (Black, Almond, Raisin, Taupe, Sage, Lapis, Indigo), so they can be layered under clothes or worn alone.


Feels effortless, looks like shorts

Coverage: semi-sheer to mostly opaque. depending on color

A Base Layer Worth Showing Off

So Comfy

Light to Real-Deal Coverage

Wear Under Clothes or Alone


Est. 2014

No Rolling or Riding Up

The Original

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Khrystyana is wearing The Original in Size M/L
Veronica is wearing The Original in size XL/2XL
Riley is wearing The Original in size M/L
Marina is wearing The Original in Size L/XL

The Original

Frequently Asked Questions

We know, right? It’s partly because of the clever construction, partly because of the first-rate fabric blend, and partly because it supports your body without feeling constricting.

We’re glad you asked. Think of them as a combination between an old-school slip, a boxer brief and a bike short: They give you coverage under short or too-sheer outfits, stop your inner thighs from trying to start a forest fire, and light smoothing with no VPL (the word “panties” weirds us out, too). Plus, the knit-in cotton-rich crotch means you can wear them without underwear if you want, eliminating the need for an extra layer.

Thigh Society shorts don’t compress you or suck you in like shapewear. Instead, they’re a lightweight, breathable, sweat-wicking essential you’ll reach for again and again.

Flexible and stretchy, our waistband is made from the same fabric as the shorts, just double-folded and sewn-in. It stretches to your curves, never cuts into them. The waistband is like the Loch Ness Monster: you’ll doubt it really exists.

Customer Reviews

Based on 4062 reviews
paula kelly-Phelan
Fit: Runs large ➖➖➖
Pant Size: XL
Size Purchased: XL/2XL
Too big

Would recommend sizing down. Not happy at all.

Sarah W
Fit: True to Size
Pant Size: L
Size Purchased: L/XL
Not for me

I felt like the seams were prominent on these shorts and would cause discomfort, so I gave them away.

Fit: True to size ➖➖
Pant Size: XL
Size Purchased: L/XL
Pure Comfort

These are the most comfortable shorts and are excellent under dresses. The chambray colour is great

Laurie Leffler
Fit: True to Size
Pant Size: 4XL
Size Purchased: 3XL/4XL
Love this !!

I absolutely live the idea of wearing this under a dress and it's so soft and comfortable !! I highly recommend it !! Totally satisfied !!

Fit: True to Size
Pant Size: XL
Size Purchased: L/XL
Good, just longer than expected

I have long legs, and these are a little longer than I expected, maybe because they have so much stretch. I feel like they are best for skirt/dress that is knee-length or longer; no mini dresses. The 5-inch proved very effective so I may just stick with that for under-dress purposes.

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