How Not to Flash Your Underwear
An easy way to avoid wardrobe malfunctions
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.