Plus Size Bike Shorts: Function Meets Fashion

Alysse Dalessandro "Plus Size Bike Shorts: Function Meets Fashion" On the Plus Side

Writer: Alysse Dalessandro | Over the years, one of my go-to solutions to combat summer thigh chaffing or chub rub has been a sturdy pair of cotton bike shorts. I’ve always opted for black bike shorts and while I’m not throwing away my plus size black bike shorts for good, I’ve added a new color option to my chub rub prevention arsenal: white plus size bike shorts from On The Plus Side.

There was a time in my life where I resented the fact that I couldn’t wear a dress or skirt in the summer without a pair of bike shorts. I had to think about whether my shorts would show before buying certain length garments. But the more I’ve worn bike shorts with several looks, I’ve learned to embrace the bike shorts that have done a great job of keeping my legs free from painful irritation. Alysse Dalessandro "Plus Size Bike Shorts: Function Meets Fashion" On the Plus Side

So today instead of hiding my bike shorts, I planned my whole outfit around them. I found this white sheer plus size swim cover-up and I knew that the best way to style it was to try out my new white bike shorts underneath.

I really like how the length of these shorts hit right above the knee so the shorts peaked out right below the cover-up. Add in a plain white tank I would normally keep hidden and this is an all new take on undergarments as outerwear.

Alysse Dalessandro "Plus Size Bike Shorts: Function Meets Fashion" On the Plus Side

Wearing all white was something else that I always shied away from in the past. I feared not only that I would spill something on myself but I also worried about what others would say how my thighs looked in white. But my thighs are my thighs whether or not they are in white shorts and I refuse to hide or change what I wear for anyone else.

Alysse Dalessandro "Plus Size Bike Shorts: Function Meets Fashion" On the Plus Side

So here’s to fashion meeting function. I get to challenge my own fashion fears and prevent chub rub at the same time. And, if white isn’t your thing, these plus size bike shorts also come in navy and black. They are available in 1X-7X. I am wearing the 3X for reference.

Alysse Dalessandro "Plus Size Bike Shorts: Function Meets Fashion" On the Plus Side

What do you think? Can you see yourself rocking white plus size bike shorts?

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Alysse Dalessandro is a size inclusive designer, fashion and beauty writer, body positive advocate, plus size fashion blogger, professional speaker, and all-around loudmouth.

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