If you're a lady who happens not to be the proud owner of a Beyoncé-level thigh gap this summer, then you don't need us telling you: Chafing is very real, and it's very uncomfortable.
So-called "chub rub," as BuzzFeed points out, is a reality for most women. The combination of sweat, moist skin, and thighs rubbing together is a recipe for disaster during the hot summer months—but luckily, you are not powerless here. You can (and will!) win the seemingly never-ending battle with chub rub.
The answer is fairly simple, actually: What you need is fabric. Fabric between your thighs will prevent the skin on your legs from rubbing together and, thusly, prevent chafing. If you are a die-hard lover of skirts, we recommend shapewear underneath; otherwise, pants, culottes, and shorts are where it's at.
Keep scrolling to see (and shop) the pieces to wear this summer to help prevent thigh chafing!
Free People Bella Printed Tie Short, Natural ($78)
Free People Dancer in the Dark Short, Dark Black ($48)
7 for All Mankind Paper Bag Waist Jeans, Fatigue ($189)
Marc by Marc Jacobs Summer Cotton Shorts, Black ($137)
C/Meo Collective Lady Killer Culottes, Ivory Rope ($180)
Rag & Bone/Jean Boyfriend Jeans, Moss With Holes ($154)