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The Original

$39 USD

These super-versatile, velvety-soft wonders give off bike short vibes and are opaque, so they can be layered under clothes or worn alone. Like The Cargo, but without the pocket.


Versatile and practical

Coverage: Opaque

A Base Layer Worth Showing Off

Real-Deal Coverage

Bike shorts, but lighter

Wear Under Clothes or Alone

Est. 2014

Anti-Chafing & Sweat Wicking

No Rolling or Riding Up

The Original

Wear When You...

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 4088 reviews
Nicole Rivera
Fit: True to Size
Pant Size: L
Size Purchased: L/XL
Soft but disappointed

These shorts are soft and comfortable but I am disappointed that they roll up (my legs) and down (my waist), especially when I sit down. I'm constantly pulling them down and up throughout the day. Unless I plan on walking all day (i.e. Disney, etc) I won't be wearing these on a daily basis.

Fit: True to Size
Pant Size: XL
Size Purchased: L/XL
Like butter

Super comfortable

Fit: Runs Large
Pant Size: M
Size Purchased: M/L
Close, but still haven't found what I'm looking for

These are super stretchy and comfortable, thicker material means the waistband felt more comfortable, but felt a bit too big for me and came up too high on the waist - I felt like I had to hike them up or try to fold them down. The real test, what I haven't found yet, is something non-binding on the waist that doesn't give me a roll or dig in at all when I sit down. Didn't pass that test for me.

Melissa Cramer
Fit: True to Size
Pant Size: XL
Size Purchased: XL/2XL
Very soft and comfy

Loved the buttery feel of the fabric. I was worried they might be hot because the fabric was a little thicker, but it was not hot! It was nice and cool! My favorite part is how comfy the waist band is. It is wide and does not cut into my belly. Loved this style. I got the 5inch inseam.

Fit: True to size ➖➖
Pant Size: L
Size Purchased: M/L
Most comfy underwear ever

These shorts are incredibly comfortable idk how it took me so long to order a pair. I wear these under dresses/skirts to avoid chafing & they are a life changer!! Now I have about 6 of these in different colours & are my official summer underwear.

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