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5 Pairs Of Women's Underwear That Prevent Chafing

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There's nothing more irritating, literally, than the frequent rubbing of thighs that brings bumps and frustration. Fortunately, there are women's underwear that prevent chafing so you don't need to suffer any longer.

Thigh chafing can affect anyone. When our thighs, or any part of our body, rubs together vigorously and frequently, it creates friction that can cause raw, irritated skin. This happens when there’s moisture on our bodies or in the air so that’s why things can be extra uncomfortable in summer.

As fellow Bustle editor Lisa Fogarty points out, there are some clever ways to prevent chafing like dusting powder, anti-chafe balms, and hearty vegetable oils that can minimize friction and protect the skin from becoming irritated. But those solutions can wear off throughout the day. For long lasting, fool-proof protection, the best way to prevent chafing might be to prevent skin from rubbing together at all and you can do just that with the right pair of underwear. For the exercise enthusiast or those who live in humid climates, high-performance panties with moisture-wicking fabrics can help keep you dry while you work up a sweat while those fond of dresses and skirts can find underwear that creates the perfect lightweight barrier to prevent the painful friction.

If you're in search of a pair of underwear that's going to keep you comfortable, then these are the panties worth stockpiling in your armory of underwear.

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The Best For No Lines: Jockey Skimmies Short Length Slipshort

If you want a seamless look while still protecting your thighs, these Jockey Skimmies will have you covered. Not only are they seamless, these undies offer a range of beige and brown shades which are perfect for those slightly sheer dresses and pants. Made with an incredibly soft microfiber material, the slip shorts are great for anyone looking for a shorter option of chafe-free undies.

  • Available sizes: X-Small - XX-Large

According to one reviewer: "These work great under a dress...no panty lines, and they have the functionality of a slip (i.e., the dress does not cling to them or ride up). They are super-comfortable, and pretty light for summertime. [...] I’'ve got several pairs and highly recommend them!”

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The Best Value: Wirarpa Anti-Chafing Cotton Boy Shorts (3-Pack)

If you’re looking for a value, consider these anti-chafing boyshorts, which come in a pack of three. They’re made from 95% combed cotton for softness and breathability, as well as 5% spandex for stretch, and they reach down the thighs to prevent uncomfortable friction. You can opt for this multipack, which features black, beige, and apricot — or you can grab other combinations, like all black, all white, or multicolor. So far, they’ve earned an overall 4.5-star rating after more than 15,000 reviewers.

  • Available sizes: Small — 5X-Large

According to one reviewer: “I am madly in love with these shorts! (I already bought another 3 pack). I am incredibly sensitive to seams and tags etc. I have been searching for comfortable shorts to sleep in for what seems like an eternity, but the search is over! These shorts are amazing! They are so comfortable! [...] And for the price?! You can't go wrong!”

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The Best For Working Out: Chaffree Knickerboxers Underpants

The name of these Chaffree knickers says it all, but wearing this underwear will give you more than just a chafe-free experience. Its stretchy fabric allows for a full range of motion, and even has antibacterial properties and built-in moisture management which make them perfect for working out (or just really hot, humid days). There are several neutral shades and different lengths and fits to choose from.

  • Available sizes: Medium - 2XL

According to one reviewer: "I sweat a lot when it’s like 95 F and super humid. [...] For the first time, I went out for a walk on a hot, soupy day and I didn’t come home feeling like I jumped in a lake.”

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The Best One With Lace Details: Joyshaper Lace Slip Short

Not only are these lace-trimmed chafe-free underwear pretty, they are also lightweight and perfect for hot weather. The polyamide fabric is fast-drying, super stretchy, and great for circulating airflow. They also have a sturdy spandex that stays up and resists rolling, creating more comfort and protection. It comes in a few neutral colors.

  • Available sizes: Small - 3X-Large

According to one reviewer: "Was looking for shorts to wear under summer dresses. I really like the lace detail and length.”

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The Best For Staying Put: Vassarette Comfortably Smooth Slip Short Panty

To provide maximum comfort while actually staying put, these slip short panties are designed to resist rolling, riding, and rashes. The fabric is made from a silky-smooth, no-budge combination of nylon, spandex, and other fibers, and it doesn’t have seams or tags. While they’re lightweight and breathable, the overall 4.4-star rating and more than 4,200 reviews showcase how well they actually protect — and there are a few colors to choose from. They also come in multipacks.

  • Available sizes: 5 - 10

According to one reviewer: "I have not had a problem with slipping or rolling! I'm actually amazed by this because they are not too tight to cause any bulging, but they still stay up! Even when sitting and standing repeatedly!”