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When it’s too hot for leggings and too heavy for denim, cycling shorts are the way to go, even if you’re planning on wearing a skirt or dress. We found a pair on Amazon that’s on sale for $20 and can be worn as is, as well as under dresses to prevent chafing.
And we can’t forget to mention that they have pockets too.
Buy it! Baleaf Women’s 8-Inch High-Rise Biker Short in Black, $19.99 (originally $26.99); amazon.com
We know pockets are wonderful on bike shorts for casual wear, but will they be too bulky for underwear? Luckily, the shorts are made from compression spandex that “fit like a second skin,according to reviews, so you have nothing to worry about. It just means you can leave your handbag at home and discreetly carry your essentials.
Stretchy fabric moves with your body and wicks away moisture so you can stay relatively dry, even during a workout. The high waist and 20cm inseam provide maximum coverage and also protect your thighs from chafing. If you prefer something above the knee, you might want to consider the seven or five inch options.
Skinny shorts aren’t for everyone, so if you want a looser fit, the brand recommends ordering a size up. (Be sure to refer to the size chart for exact measurements.) You should hand or machine wash the shorts in cold water and air dry to prevent shrinking or won’t get damaged in the wash.
The shorts come in sizes XS to 3XL and come in a variety of colors, but only some are on sale. Black is usually a go-to color because it goes with everything, but keep scrolling to see other shades that will spice up your wardrobe.
Buy it! Baleaf Women’s 8-Inch High-Rise Biker Short in Navy, $19.99 (originally $25.99); amazon.com
Buy it! Baleaf Women’s 8-Inch High-Waisted Biker Short in Olive Green, $19.99 (orig. $26.99); amazon.com
Buy it! Baleaf Women’s 8-Inch High-Rise Biker Shorts in Purple, $19.99 (orig. $26.99); amazon.com