Favorite Blogs and Articles - Updated! - Undersummers.AU

Favorite Blogs and Articles - Updated!

January 26, 2016

Undersummers shortlettes started as an idea and have blossomed into a small business that continues to grow thanks to organic sharing. As our journey continues, we want to specifically thank the wonderful bloggers and journalists that continue to help make this company what it is today. And thank you to all of our fabulous customers who have taken the time to write reviews on our site. As of 01/28/2016, we have 978 reviews, and over 7,100 Facebook fans.


Our newest shout outs:

Outblush.com put Undersummers Shortlettes on the short list for ways to prevent "chub rub".

4 Ways to Keep Your Thighs From Rubbing Together

"Undersummers are the perfect choice when you need a little bit more thigh protection than Bandalettes can give." ~Meagan


This article on Gurl.com last summer included Undersummers shortlettes in their list of tips for eliminating Chub Rub. The Pink Snake they featured is no longer in the line up, but we have other limited releases available now, and more coming in the future. Don't wait if you see one you love!


12 Tips That Will Get Rid Of Chub Rub Forever

"Undersummers were made by a plus-size woman, so you know they work." ~Jessica

Another XO Jane writer featured Undersummers Shortlette Slip Shorts in her article imploring women to ditch the shapewear trend for a healthier, more comfortable life.

Burn Your Shapewear (and Wear this Instead)

"These anti chub-rub, silky soft, totally breathable panty shorts come in endless colors and in sizes up to 4X! (Plus they are crazy cute when peeking out from underneath a skirt that may be a bit too short.)" ~Alison



In an article on www.plus-size-solutions.com, Undersummers are a prominent member of their list of solutions.

Chub Rub Fix: 15 Ways to Stop Thigh Chafing Now

"These are also *not* made to suck you in – and you can actually just wear them in place of undies if you want a smooth line under your clothes. Plus, they’re *specifically* made to prevent chub rub so there are NO seams on the inner thighs! Score!!"


User "HappyBerry" on www.kinja.com was excited to see our semi-annual grab bag sale return and used her blog in GroupThink to share with everyone.

Undersummers Grab Bag Sale
"I’m a bit of an Undersummers evangelist whenever the topic of chub rub under dresses comes up....I love mine. I think they are cute under dresses and comfy enough I’ll just wear them around the house. I love that they have a cotton gusset and are designed to be worn as underwear." ~"HappyBerry"


In an article educating readers about chafing, what causes it, and how to prevent it, the writers at www.skincareorg.com included Undersummers Shortlette Slip Shorts in their list of preventative measures.

How to Stop Chafing Thighs after Swimming, During Pregnancy, from Walking and Running
"They are stretchy and come in different styles and colors. They are so comfortable that you’d forget you are wearing them." ~Skincare Org.


And here we are recommended by a Frocks and FrouFrou reader, Erin, in her own blog.

Plus Size Curves Ahead!

"They don’t ride up like bloomers/pettipants/slip shorts, and they don’t squish you like foundation garments." ~Erin


Here are some more of the amazing articles and blogs featuring our shortlettes. 

Leslie with xojane.com explored different solutions to end summertime discomfort and included Undersummers Lace Shortlettes in her review.

"An unexpected bonus: the fabric used in the lace style shorts is slippery enough that it doesn’t catch on skirts." ~Leslie


Australian blogger Lilli, of Frocks & Frou Frou included Undersummers in her own review of ways to beat hot weather issues.

Thigh-hard | Frocks & Frou Frou

"They’re designed to be flashed around, so it’s not the end of the world if a gust of wind catches your skirt and flashes the world." ~Lilli


Jen with Abby Post made her personal list of the best Chub Rub products, giving Undersummers shortlettes the highest ranking.

The Best Chub Rub Products (And the Holy Grail!)

"These are the holy grail of chub rub prevention!" ~Jen


Our friends at Dare Magazine Canada cover the best ways to avoid chafing problems in their Spring 2015 issue.

Solutions for Inner-Thigh Chafing

"Lightweight and breathable, Undersummers Shortlettes will flatter your curves while protecting your thighs."

"these slip shorts are so smooth you won’t even know they’re there."


We were thrilled to be featured prominently on Buzzfeed.com's article addressing sweaty thighs.

13 Ways To Deal With Hot, Sweaty Thighs During The Summer

"If you’re dealing with chronic chub rub and creams don’t cut it, get yourself a pair of these bad boys."


Undersummers' own CarrieRae is a featured fashion industry expert, discussing ways the industry is changing to be inclusive of all sizes in this Modern Wellness Guide article.

Behind the Curve: the Full-Figured Women of Fashion Speak Out

"Size and cut dictate how something fits, so ignore the number and pick clothes by how they fit and feel. Clothes that skim or hug the body without squeezing are more comfortable and more flattering, no matter what the size label says." ~CarrieRae


Casey, who pens the blog Adventures of a Part Time Wheeler references learning about Undersummers shortlettes from the xoJane article and adds her opinion.

Underneath gimpy fa(t)shion

"Holy cats are these things comfortable!  I wouldn’t take them off that night and ended up sleeping in them instead of pajama bottoms." ~Casey


Another xoJane reader, Ruby Mcconnel took the advice to try Undersummers and reviewed them in her article on Girl Gone Wild.

Gear Guide I- What's The Expiration Date On That?

"They are made of a light weight, breathable slip fabric and are thin enough to wear as shorts under pretty much anything." ~Ruby

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The Patented Lace Shortlette features a seamless inner thigh, stay-put leg, lightweight breathable fabric, cotton gusset, and LOTS of lace.  CarrieRae never skimps on fabric or laces so these are the ultimate in affordable luxury.

These are the Shortlettes that will become your Go-To everyday favorite panty.

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Our Sizing is different: We recommend ordering based on your measurements. Order the smaller size if in-between sizes.
 Size (USA) Waist (cm) Hip (cm)
Small 76-79 93-97
Medium 81-84 99-104
Large 86-91 106-114
X-Large (1X) 93-96 116-124
2X 99-107 127-134
3X 112-122 137-144
4X 124-134 147-154
5X* Fusion only 137-147 157-163


Shortlettes are generously sized  to hug but not squeeze your curves.  They are not compression and do not feel like nylons/hosiery, shapewear, bike shorts, or compression pants.  Shortlettes are simply comfortable.  They are not made to be tight, feel constricting, shape, pinch, or bind.  The longer lengths allows for maximum chafe protection and comfort.

Correct Fit Guidelines:
✔️ Waist should not roll
✔️ Body should glide comfortably against the skin
✔️ Legs should not ride up while walking

Signs of Incorrect Fit:
✖️ Baggy crotch (too big)
✖️ Running at the seams/Wears to fast (too small)
✖️ Slides Down (too small)
✖️ Legs ride up (too small)

Which is the best fit?

CarrieRae's Recommendations:

Under 5'4" - High Thigh, Athletic, or Classic Styles

Plus Size - Fusion, Classic, or Original Lace

Apple Shaped - Fusion, Classic, or Original Lace

* Order the size in-between your waist and hip measurement.  I.e.  Waist 3X + Hip XL = Order 2X

Pear Shaped - Try them all!

Hourglass - Lace or High Thigh

Slender - High Thigh or Athletic

My Shortlettes fall down, why? Are Shortlettes shape wear? Are they compression shorts?
How are Shortlettes different than other slip shorts or bike shorts? How long do Undersummers products last? Can you let your Shortlettes Show?

Contact Us:  Do you have a question that is not answered here?  Email us at info@undersummers.com and we will respond within 1 business day.