Chub-Rub… it’s a bitch. Stocking up on powders & creams but sometimes even those methods don’t work, but do you know what does work? UnderSummers by Carrie Rae. This fashionable anti-chub rub, show-them-off, comfortable fitting shortlettes designed by Carrie Rae.
We recently scored the opportunity to meet CarrieRae and wanted to share with you thigh love (see what we did there)?
DS: What inspired you to create UnderSummers & the name?
CR: CarrieRae Munson, Founder, created Undersummers Shortlettes out of her own need for thigh chafing protection “under summer dresses.” The Minnesota transplant found the Houston, Texas heat unbearable. She wanted to wear breezy, cool dresses to work to save herself from the heat, but the burn created by her thighs prevented her from wearing dresses. CarrieRae tried every imaginable solution; cut-off nylons, yoga pants, bike shorts, balms, lotions, powders, even shape wear. She was absolutely frustrated by the lack of feminine, functional, non-shapewear and COMFORTABLE options so she designed the Shortlette. CarrieRae was guided by YouTube videos to learn to sew and bring her designs to life. She found many willing friends to test products and within 6 months she had mastered her designs and Undersummers by CarrieRae Shortlettes were born. Today Undersummers are sold world wide as an all year round thigh chafing solution. Undersummers comes from them being worn under summer dresses.
DS: What are somethings that define success to you?
CR: Success to me is accomplishing my goals. I can be very successful on a day to day basis on both on both small and big goals.
DS: What has been your biggest challenge (either in business or personal) and how did you over come them?
CR: One of my biggest obstacles that I have had to overcome is fear. I was educated as a SLP, so running an apparel/ecommerce company without education or background was very scary for me. I am a scientist by trade and like to back up decisions with facts, studies, and prior knowledge. I overcame this fear by trial and error, learning to trust my gut, research, and support through peer mentoring groups.
DS: What advice would you give to women still “trying to find her way”?
CR: Take your time, don’t quit, and keep learning. Finding your way is a process of self discovery and a process inherently takes time. Finding your way cannot be rushed. Pain has to be pushed through in order to grow. The positive growth that occurs takes time and should be recognized and throughly enjoyed. I went through a divorce in 2015. It was extremely painful and scary to be on my own for the first time as a grown woman. I had many sleepless nights. I worried about how I was going to support myself now and in the future. Pushing through the last 2 years, my personality has changed from an insecure woman, into a confident leader unafraid of the next steps.
So, are you ready to show your thighs some love? Visit UnderSummers by CarrieRae today!