We're calling it our summer secret weapon. 

By Belle Bakst
Updated July 10, 2018
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Few things can compare to the joy of feeling liberated while wearing a light breezy sundress or skirt, unless, of course, you suffer from an annoying problem—chafing! Sweetly nicknamed “chub rub," whatever you call it, it's not only annoying, but also painful. Thigh chafing might even deter you from wearing your favorite pieces in your summer wardrobe.

But, don't worry, we've found a secret weapon against the dreaded thigh chafing: introducing, Bandelettes ($16, amazon.com). They are protective slide-on thigh bands, similar to an elegant garter version of shapewear. Bandelettes act as a barrier between thighs, so they prevent the painful chafing that occurs when your legs rub against each other. They come in a variety of styles and colors, so there's an option to match all of your favorite outfits. A great alternative to bulky anti-chafing shorts, Bandelettes are a beautiful update on thigh shapewear. All you have to do is slide them on for all-day comfort.

The best part is Bandelettes are discreet under clothing. With styles that include lace, you might even feel a little glamorous wearing them. After trying them out, I suggest sizing down for a snug fit to avoid any slippage. Made of nylon and spandex, they stay in place with ease. Keep them in rotation with your other essential undergarments all summer long. Sizing goes up to XXL.