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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, Indigo), so they can be layered under clothes or worn alone.



Feels effortless, looks like shorts

Coverage: semi-sheer (Halo, Chambray) to mostly opaque (Black, Indigo)

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 3980 reviews
Fit: True to Size
Pant Size: 2XL
Size Purchased: 3XL/4XL

These are perfect to wear under a dress that’s just a tad too short for me to feel comfortable wearing in public. Add that to the no chub rub and it makes for a good day on vacation. Fast service and great quality are also a plus

Sophie Desbiens
Fit: True to size ➖➖
Pant Size: 3XL
Size Purchased: 3XL/4XL
Confirmed fan

Great fitting, comfortable and quality material and stitching.

Monica Cano
Fit: Runs Large
Pant Size: L
Size Purchased: L/XL
Attn: Petites

I ordered a size up to accommodate my fluffy thighs but did not account for my short torso. My thighs are comfy but I’m now wearing a VERY high waist. Only about 2 inches under the bra line.

Carson Maitland - Smith
Fit: True to Size
Pant Size: S
Size Purchased: XS/S
Shorts of the Year

It's the early 1990s all over again

Kathy U
Fit: True to Size
Pant Size: 5XL
Size Purchased: 5XL/6XL

I expected these to not fit due to my size but I was pleasantly surprised that they fit even after washing and they don't roll over or ride up. A great find. They are a bit pricey but live up to their description

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