Summer always sees the purchase of more floaty skirts and dresses than any other, with the influx of sales helping us to fill our wardrobes with must-have midi dresses and easy, breezy midi skirts.
But while they look beautiful, there’s one issue that often befalls you when you choose them: chafing. It happens to the best of us, and is quite frankly almost impossible to avoid during the heatwave we’re experiencing in the UK right now. Or at least that’s what we thought – until we came across Marks & Spencer’s affordable and highly effective anti-chafing shorts.
The British retail giant is saving us all with a selection of shorts and looser-fit culottes. Designed to wear under your maxi dress or skirt, the shorts feature M&S’s impressive Cool Comfort technology, to help you stay sweat-free between your thighs by preventing them from rubbing against each other – all while maintaining a streamlined silhouette.
Available in a choice of three colours (black, white and almond), the range launched to rave reviews last summer and is now back for 2020 – much to the delight of customers who’ve already been impressed with the buy, which has more than 150 reviews with an average of 4.5 stars.
‘Lovely thick waistline that sits nice and low on me,’ says one reviewer. ‘Thin stretchy fabric, really smooth and flattering under clothes. Nice length for when you’re wearing skirts and dresses, gives you a sense of protection if there’s a sudden gust of wind!’
‘I have bought this product from other companies but these are so much better. They may cost a little more but are worth the price and are a great fit,’ agrees another.
Alternatively, if you prefer an option that’s a little less close-fitting, the store’s culottes are available in both an almond shade and in black and are priced at £18 each – still a reasonable price to pay for summertime protection.
According to the brand, they are ‘designed to flatter your figure in a discreet and seamless manner’ and are made with lightweight fabric than comes with added stretch for easy movement. And once again, the product has already received tons of rave reviews on the M&S websites, with happy customers praising how effective the shorts are in preventing chafing.
‘Just what I was looking for and perfect under summer dresses,’ praises one. ‘The Cool Comfort technology really does the job and these culottes feel soft and silky. I read other reviews and, as advised by others, bought a size smaller than normal which are perfect for me.’
Another adds: ‘These are great, better than a slip during all this hot weather. No more chafing!’ while a third customer posts: ‘I use these for summer dresses – fantastic! Have cut one leg shorter so I can wear it with a dress that has a slit.’ Ingenious!