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The Problem: Chub Rub
Thighs that rub together while walking, causing clothing in that area to become worn and pilled (a.k.a. thunder thighs, thighscrapers).

The Solution
Thick tights and bike-shorts-style shapers help relieve chafing and provide control in the thigh region, says Catherine Shannon, director of shapewear design at Maidenform. A-line skirts and thicker fabrics conceal larger thighs as well. "Ponte—a sturdy double knit—is your friend," says Glassman.

Avoid
Pants made of thin, drapey fabrics.

"Pill-resistant acetate keeps these pants from looking worn out." —Adam

Blouse, RD Style, pinkmascara.com. Pants, Marina Rinaldi, 212-734-4333. Earrings, SKU Jewelry, maxandchloe.com. Belt, Raina Belts, Astoria, Miami; 305-918-0771. Shoes, Bottega Veneta.
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