The Original

$39

The shorts that started it all! These super-versatile, velvety wonders give off supportive bike short vibes and are opaque, so they can be layered under clothes or worn alone. Because pants are just a state of mind, you know?

Feels effortless, looks like shorts

Our most opaque option

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Color
Black
Length

Feels effortless, looks like shorts

Our most opaque option

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Shipping & Returns

Fabric & Care

They’re tagless (no itch here), have a knit-in cotton crotch and are machine-washable. Plus, they won’t sag or bag, and they stay put—no rolling down or riding up. Total freedom of movement: What a concept.

7 inch: Mid-thigh coverage, perfect for midi skirts & dresses, offers ample coverage for petites.

9 inch: Above-the-knee coverage, perfect for longer skirts & dresses and great for tall folks or petites looking for lots of length.

Free standard shipping on orders over $50 before tax.

Typically, you’ll receive your order about a week and a half after purchase. Lightning fast? No. But we guarantee your slip shorts will be worth the wait.
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Sitting on the fence? Here’s the deal with returns.
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89% nylon, 10% spandex, 1% cotton

Machine wash cold, tumble dry low. It’s almost too easy.

Details

They’re tagless (no itch here), have a knit-in cotton crotch and are machine-washable. Plus, they won’t sag or bag, and they stay put—no rolling down or riding up. Total freedom of movement: What a concept.

7 inch: Mid-thigh coverage, perfect for midi skirts & dresses, offers ample coverage for petites.

9 inch: Above-the-knee coverage, perfect for longer skirts & dresses and great for tall folks or petites looking for lots of length.

Shipping & Details

Free standard shipping on orders over $50 before tax.

Typically, you’ll receive your order about a week and a half after purchase. Lightning fast? No. But we guarantee your slip shorts will be worth the wait.
See Shipping Details

Sitting on the fence? Here’s the deal with returns.
See Our Return Policy

Fabric & Care

89% nylon, 10% spandex, 1% cotton

Machine wash cold, tumble dry low. It’s almost too easy.

The Original

See Me in Your Size

See the Original modeled in the closest available size.

Bruna is 5'7.5" and wearing the Original in Size XS/S.

Bruna is 5'7.5" and wearing the Original in Size XS/S.

Khrystyana is 5'10" and wearing the Original in Size M/L.

Khrystyana is 5'10" and wearing the Original in Size M/L.

Veronica is 5'10" and wearing the Original in Size XL/2XL.

Illiana is 5'7.5" and wearing the Original in Size 3XL/4XL.

Illiana is 5'7.5" and wearing the Original in Size 3XL/4XL.

Find Your Length

The Original is available in 2 lengths — 7 and 9 inches.

7in

9in

A Base Layer Worth Showing Off

So Comfy
Real-Deal Coverage
Wear Everywhere
Anti-Chafing
Est. 2014
No Rolling or Riding Up

The Original

Wear When You...

Do yoga in the park
Need a no-pinch alternative to athletic clothes
Are too lazy to put on real shorts
Want that Princess Diana sweatshirt-and-bike-shorts look (#RIP)

Khrystyana is 5'10" & wearing The Original in Size M/L

Veronica is 5'10" & wearing The Original in size XL/2XL

Riley is 5'9" & wearing The Original in size M/L

Marina is 5'9" wearing The Original in Size L/XL

The Original

Frequently Asked Questions

What makes the Original feel so good?

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.

What's a slip short?

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.

Are they shapewear?

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.

What's the waistband like?

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.

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Customer Reviews

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Abby T.
Fit: True to Size
Pant Size: L
Size Purchased: L/XL
My favorite work out shorts

I have a few pairs of these now and they are my absolute favorite bottoms to wear for working out. I mostly wear them for running but I also use them for weights and cross-training. They have held up extremely well to the constant chafe of thighs during a run. I hand wash and hang dry the shorts to increase their life but I have been rotating just 2 pairs for runs for over a year and there are no holes or other obvious signs of wear. I'm super impressed by this. These shorts are also insanely comfortable. The high waist keeps them from feeling like they'll slip down, they're fully opaque, the fabric is soft without feeling slippery, and best of all, NO ROLLING. None. Zip. Not ever. I have more of a prominent belly and have struggled with similar shorts rolling down at the belly, up on the thigh, or both. It's such a non-issue with these shorts that I nearly forgot to include it in this review.

Technically, I should wear a M/L in this short (according to the TS size guide and my pairs of the cooling slip shorts), however, I prefer the fit of these in L/XL. They fit more snugly in this style than in the others and I don't like restriction around my belly while running so if you prefer a softer fit and/or have a more prominent belly(like me!), you may want to size up. Now, all that being said, I have three, somewhat minor issues with the shorts. 1.) I don't know that any other shorts will be able to clear the bar that these shorts have set for workout shorts in the future. This is really only a problem if TS stops making these. 2.) It seems like they are out of stock more often than not. I have been dying to get my mitts on a grey pair for ages and instead have two pairs in black and one in navy. 3.) I would really like to see some of the fun colors from the cooling shorts in this line. Black, grey, and navy are fine and neutral and versatile but also very boring.

P.s. Let's not pretend that a legging length version of these wouldn't be an absolute gift to the world. Just sayin.

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Britt D
Fit: True to size ➖➖
Pant Size: L
Size Purchased: M/L
Snug fit at first but stretched to perfect fit!

I'm usually a size 10 or 12 in pants so I bought the Original (black, 9") in M/L. When I first tried them on, they were a lot more snug than I expected and I was worried I had picked the wrong size. However, after wearing them for a little while they have stretched to the perfect fit! But even when they fit snugly at first, the shorts were still really comfortable. I wear them as sleep shorts and probably wouldn't wear them out as they hug a little tighter than I'd feel comfortable going out in but maybe a size larger would solve that. Regardless, I would definitely buy these again as they are so comfortable! I'd love if Thigh Society made these into leggings as they would be a really nice base layer.

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Donna nestler
Fit: True to Size
Pant Size: XL
Size Purchased: L/XL
I literally never write reviews

So these shorts are quite possibly the best do what they say they do product. I love wearing spandex workout shorts and leggings, but around the house, I’m pretty much always in pajamas. These are like a cross between the best pajama shorts and leggings that has ever been made by a person. The material is Devine, the fit is amazing, and they wear beautifully. I just got my first two pair like 3 days ago and went back to order 5 more but they are sold out. Yep. I’m in love

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R Lis
Fit: True to Size
Pant Size: M
Size Purchased: S/M
Just what I needed

I ordered this for my pijamas and it is perfect. Good fit, nothing rolls up or down. Will be getting others.

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Katelyn B
Fit: True to Size
Pant Size: XL
Size Purchased: L/XL
Soft but Sheer

Love the fit and the feel. Was planning to wear them to a theme park but was surprised when I put them on and turned around, and saw my patterned underwear straight through them in the mirror! I will either only wear these in the house or tie something around my waist if wearing out of the house.