Shorts to Wear Under Dresses and Skirts

If you've ever suffered a summer breeze lifting your skirt up to reveal what's underneath, you know how important it is to plan out what you wear down there. Or if you've tried a sleek pencil skirt only to struggle with rolling or bunching underwear, you get it, too. That's why this list of different kinds of shorts to wear under dresses and skirts is your new best friend. From shapewear to lace lingerie, it's all here. 

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Thigh Society Slip Shorts

Thigh Society Shorts

Thigh Society

These little shorts prevent thigh chafing and wick away sweat thanks to their no-squeeze design. They're a great short to wear underneath skirts if you're not into shapewear. They use "no-squeeze stretch" so they're easy to get on and take off. Plus they're lightweight and breathable. And unlike some other shorts out there, these are opaque, protecting your modesty from gusts of wind and preventing accidental wardrobe malfunctions. And they have two different neutral skin tones available on top of their extensive size range. PS: Thigh Society Slip Shorts swears there's no digging or muffin top. Hurray!

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Bandelettes Lace Panty Short

Bandelettes® Lace Panty Short


These comfortable shorts are made of a breathable lace. Not designed to shape, they are an attractive anti-chafing solution that prevents irritation from painful skin to skin rubbing. They make a great option for underneath full skirts and flouncy dresses, especially with their slightly retro look. Bandelettes Lace Panty Shorts range in size from small to 3X and come in black or beige.

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Peach Simply Soft Long Leg Boyshort

peach simply soft long leg boyshort


This ultra soft short features a cotton modal blend fabric and a stretch lace waistband that moves with, and not against you, for a flat finish even under snug dresses. And the longer length provides inner thigh comfort and prevents rubbing. Even with the extra coverage, Peach Simply Soft Long Leg Boyshorts are surprisingly lightweight and cozy!  Available in sizes XXS to XL and five colors.

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Hanky Panky Retro Lace Hot Pant

Hanky Panky Retro Lace Hot Pant

 Hanky Panky

The Hanky Panky Retro Lace Hot Pant comes from the brand known for its signature lace and comfortable thongs, but you won't want to miss this retro style hot pant. A great panty for underneath short skirts and minidresses, it's just enough coverage and just enough cute combined into one lace pair of underwear. You'll love the old Hollywood glamour look and the super soft lace. Available in sizes Small to XL, this brand also has plus size and longer length options.

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Wacoal Shape Air Thigh Shaper

Shape Air Thigh Shaper


For those hot and sticky days when regular shapewear is just too much, Wacoal Shape Air Thigh Shaper shorts are great for underneath warm weather dresses. The moisture wicking fabric helps to keep you dry, along with strategically placed perforations that increase air circulation to help keep you cool down there. But don't think this pair is just air. The bonded front and side panels shape, smooth, and slenderize the tummy and hips. Great for underneath a pencil skirt or bodycon dress, this seamless and smooth option is a hit any time of the year!

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Montelle Body Bliss Micromodal And Lace Biker Short

Montelle shorts


These ultra high waist and long leg shorts are light, incredibly soft, breathable, and come with an anti-chafing panel. Wear Montelle Body Bliss Micromodal And Lace Biker Shorts underneath your dress at an outdoor wedding or garden party. Don't forget: the delicate lace on the bottom is a pretty little touch but the hidden silicone strips keep it from riding up. Available in four colors and sizes Small to 2XL.

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Belly Bandit Thighs Disguise

Belly Bandit® Thighs Disguise

Belly Bandit®

This one is for the moms to be! The Belly Bandit Thighs Disguise™ maternity shapewear is a great option for underneath skirts and dresses. It gently lifts your belly without digging in, and smoothes your tummy, thighs, and tush for a sleek maternity fashion look. This maternity short helps prevent uncomfortable thigh chafing and the dreaded VPL (visible panty lines). Try it under a cute and clingy maternity maxi dress!

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Warner's No Pinching, No Problems Seamless Boyshort Panty

Warner's short


For those who want more of a boyshort for underneath dresses and skirts, this lightweight panty hits the mark. Warner's No Pinching, No Problems Seamless Boyshort Panty has a wide waistband that won't dig in and seamless, allover stretch. The amazingly lightweight silky microfiber feels smooth against the skin while providing just enough coverage in case of a windy day!