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The Original

$39 CAD

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, Almond, Raisin, Taupe, Sage, Lapis, Indigo), so they can be layered under clothes or worn alone.


Feels effortless, looks like shorts

Coverage: semi-sheer to mostly opaque. depending on colour

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 4035 reviews
B Brooks
Fit: True to Size
Pant Size: L
Size Purchased: M/L
Terrible product

Fabric is so thin and see through. It nearly tore just pulling it on. Plus it ROLLS.
And they certainly do not advertise that they have a no return policy! Do not buy.

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

I'm proportioned kinda strangely, and I have a lot of trouble finding any bottoms that will fit my thighs, butt, hips, and tummy area all the same way. Most undergarments like this are always a little too tight in one of those areas. I found this on Insta and decided, why not, because I've practically chafed my inner thighs bald with how much they rub. Both my mom (has a similar issue, but with different proportions) and I were very skeptical of the claims that the legs wouldn't roll up and the waist wouldn't roll down. I punted and bought two, expecting to be disappointed.


I wore them to ren faire, walked over 12,000 steps each day, and they never once changed position. The waist has never once rolled down, and the legs have only rolled up when I'm rough housing with my dog or boyfriend. I ordered the black one as well, and both are opaque enough to be worn on their own, even during activities like yoga.

I've heard that others have had slightly less luck than I in terms of rolling, but I'm telling you as a size 14-18 in women's pants, and a plus sized girly who has lots of issues finding bottoms that work, these are a literal god send.

Fit: True to size ➖➖
Pant Size: M
Size Purchased: M/L
Original 5"

I wanted to love these but I'm disappointed. I bought 2 pairs of the original in 5" and both of them keep rolling up while wearing them. I have to keep on pulling down on them. After spending all that money I will probably not wear them any longer and look at different options.

Teresa Archer
Fit: True to Size
Pant Size: S
Size Purchased: S/M
The Original

I did not care for this texture. The material is thicker than I anticipated. It doesn't slide nicely against dresses or jeans. ALL SALES ARE FINAL! I threw these $39 "undershorts" in the garbage. You can return ANYTHING these days as long as it hasn't been worn and tags are attached (underwear, bras, shape wear, swimsuits) but not to Thighsociety. I would loved to exchange these for the other one I ordered which I liked (Cooling). I'll go back to Nordstrom's and buy the similar Donna Karan undershorts.

Fit: True to size ➖➖
Pant Size: S
Size Purchased: M/L
Even better than expected

These shorts are so comfy. I bought in black and also wear them on their own. Super soft material and feels supportive but not constraining. I bought them during pregnancy and went up one size from my usual size and they fit great with a nice amount of stretch and feel amazing !!

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