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Years ago, while covering the Toronto film festival, I interviewed Jennifer Lawrence for the first time. She’s every bit as witty, ribald, honest and clever as you might imagine.
Our conversation ranged from “Satan’s shoes” (aka stilettos) and the merits of boxed wine (she prefers Black Box) to thigh chafing. Yes, you read that right. Thigh chafing: the unfortunate, annoying and painful result of skin rubbing against skin.
Turns out, this is a nearly universal problem plaguing both editors and future Oscar winners. We debated at length the best option for beating that beast.
You can find all manner of creams and lotions online, purporting to solve the problem chemically. None of them worked for me. They felt weirdly oily, or they wore off too quickly.
So I finally took the plunge, went the garment route, and bought Emprella Slip Shorts on Amazon. They’re mostly cotton, with just enough spandex that they don’t stretch out or sag. They’re black. They’re unobtrusive. They hit at your upper thigh, which for me is the most problematic area. And they're super-comfortable.
Emprella Slip Shorts, $17, Amazon
Best of all, I can now wear dresses in the late summer and early fall (before we get to tights season) without doing some weird version of a crab walk to avoid any thigh rashes. Another friend just bought the same set and she, too, is a convert.
Skirts and dresses, our breakup is over!