It?s a common problem: How do you preserve your modesty in the season?s floaty skirts and breezy sundresses? (Heaven forbid you want to actually ride a bike or reach down to pick up something.) 

Enter the microshort, an underwear-shapewear hybrid.

These pieces provide ample coverage that?s a bit chicer than, say, granny panties, but they're also quite comfortable and even stylish. 

Jockey Skimmies ($20) come in a short length that?s got a bit of smoothing control. Champion C9 short tights ($17) are made for workouts, but we like their fun tie-dye colorways. And Nike?s Pro Shorts ($28) stand out for their über-short three-inch inseam and moisture-wicking properties.

Bonus: Wearing shorts under your skirt eliminates the dreaded inner-thigh chafing, a silent killer of a warm-weather buzz.

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