'I now have 6 pairs': M&S anti-chafing shorts you need this summer

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Best M&S anti-chafing shorts
These M&S shorts are a must for a comfortable summer. (Marks & Spencer)

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Soon we'll be donning lovely, light summer dresses again. And while we can't wait, there's one problem that always crops up when we finally put away our winter trousers and opaque tights: hello thigh chafing. Gah.

There are, of course, a whole host of products that can help, including this one best-selling item in particular that is on our radar – Marks & Spencer’s Cool Comfort Anti-Chafing Shorts.

If, like us, you're searching for a little extra comfort while wearing skirts or dresses this summer, we suggest adding these nifty chafe-preventing shorts to your basket.

Because, frankly, with hundreds of glowing reviews, it's hard to ignore that they're clearly the anti-chafing product-of-choice for thousands of UK women.

Why we rate it

Marks & Spencer’s Anti-Chafing Shorts come in loads of colours to suit shoppers' natural skin tone (this was introduced as part of the brand's 'Nothing Neutral About It' campaign in July, 2021).

And the shorts tick all the boxes.

They're made from lightweight and breathable Cool Comfort fabric, so they're breathable in all temperatures. So, yes, you can take them on that holiday to Spain.

The anti-chafing shorts you need this summer. (Marks & Spencer)
The anti-chafing shorts you need this summer. (Marks & Spencer)
There are seven colours to choose from. (M&S)
There are seven colours to choose from. (Marks & Spencer)
Light and comfy, the shorts are a barely-there wear. (M&S)
Light and comfy, the shorts are a barely-there wear. (Marks & Spencer)

£12 at M&S

They have a smooth, seamless design and are high-waisted, which means they're supportive around the stomach as well as the thigh area, and also give a smooth finish even when worn under skirts or dresses.

In July, 2021, Marks and Spencer expanded the range from three colourways and they now come in seven unique shades, including opaline, topaz, rich quartz, rich amber, rose quartz, black and white. So there's a pair to suit, whatever your skin tone or summer ensemble you want to throw on.

The shapewear item is available in dress sizes 8 to 22 and cost a mere £12 – so what's not to love?

You may want to buy them in a range of shades – one customer ended up buying six pairs.

A summer free from thigh-rub? Yes please! (M&S)
A summer free from thigh-rub? Yes please! (Marks & Spencer)
These shorts will open up a new world of wardrobe possibilities. (M&S)
These shorts will open up a new world of wardrobe possibilities. (Marks & Spencer)

You might also want to consider adding the matching Flexifit™ Non Wired Crop Top to your basket, too. Loads of women are ditching their uncomfortable underwired bras for this £20 alternative which has over 1000 rave reviews and is available in eight shades.

What the reviews say

Shoppers can’t get enough of these chafe-busting shorts, which have accumulated almost 500 reviews and received, on average, 4.5 stars out of five. Here’s what the reviews say:

  • "I bought one pair and found them so comfortable, I now have 6 pairs."

  • "Light-weight, silky and smooth – perfect for under more fine or delicate clothing."

  • “Kept me cool, stopped my inner thighs from getting hot and rubbing together, easy to pull on and off, good quality material as I thought I'd snag them like tights and didn’t. Loved them so much.”

  • “Lovely thick waistline that sits nice and low on me. 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 don't often write reviews, but felt I had to for these if it means someone else is 'released' from the burden of sore rubbing thighs!!...If you are unsure then all I can say is give them a go, they are really comfortable, I didn't find they made me sweaty...Can't recommend them enough!"

  • "Have 3 pairs of these in case M&S discontinue them. 10/10 love them!"

Shop now: Cool Comfort Anti-Chafing Shorts | £12 from Marks & Spencer

£12 at M&S