Comfortable Underwear For Women Buying Guide

Comfortable Underwear For Women Buying Guide

Most Comfortable Underwear For Women – A Complete Buying Guide

We women do not pay attention to or shop for underwear as much as we should. We forget that our underwear and lingerie are just as, or even more, important than our outerwear. And that we need to pay equal attention to our underwear closet. It’s not cool to be oblivious to these things, ladies. So listen up, we have listed everything you need to know about your intimates – types of panties, best brands, best fabrics, buying tips, and general hygiene tips. Let’s take a look at the best underwear for women.

1. Boy Shorts

Boy Shorts

Boy shorts are a feminine version of men’s boxers. These are rectangular and provide full coverage to your booty. They go a little below your hip, unlike your regular panties.

When To Wear – Wear these with skirts, trousers, or just about anything that can be replaced as every day essential if you are comfortable. If they are seamless, you can wear them under formal skirts and dresses too.


2. Thongs Underwear


Thongs are unconventional when we talk about underwear in a practical sense. However, they are one of the most sought-after undies for most women as we not have to worry about the panty line with this one. Thongs come with a waistband like your regular panties but have a very narrow string that runs from the front to the rear.

When To Wear – Swimwear, shorts, white jeans, dresses, etc.


3. G-String Underwear


If you are used to thongs, G-strings must be familiar too. These are a fancier variant of your thongs and have no waistband. They have thin strings instead of the regular waistband and a very narrow coverage for the panty line.

When To Wear – Swimwear, shorts, white jeans, dresses, etc.


Read: Lingerie – How To Choose Lingerie For Your Body Type

4. Seamless


Seamless panties do not have a thick border and come in really soft fabrics like satin, silk, jersey or blends. They come in all types – like hipsters, French cuts, high-waisted, etc. and are for women who are not comfortable with the idea of thongs or G-strings.

When To Wear These – with white jeans, shorts, trousers, bodycon dresses or skirts, etc.


5. Hipsters Underwear

Hipsters Underwear

Hipsters are a mix between bikini and boyshorts. The waistband goes around your hip, and they sit lower on your body when compared to your regular briefs. They are taut and body-hugging, give you good coverage, and come with bikini-like leg holes. This is an interesting choice for women who prefer bikini style but for regular use.

When To Wear – Any outfit.


6. High-Waisted Briefs

A lot of women do not like the extra flab that bulges out when they wear low lying panties. So high-waisted briefs are their best friends. They give you good coverage, sit above your belly button, provide shape to your body, and are incredibly comfortable.

When To Wear – Any outfit.


7. Briefs Underwear

Briefs Underwear

Briefs are what they mean when they say underwear; a standard soft and comfortable panty that works best as an everyday essential for women. The waistband rests on or a little below your belly button. If you want something with better coverage, go for the high-waisted briefs that we just discussed.

When To Wear – Any outfit.


8. French Cut Underwear

French Cut Underwear

French cut panties are a slightly different variant of your briefs. They provide you similar coverage. The waistband sits on your belly button, but the leg holes are near the hip, and thus do not provide full coverage to your hips.

When To Wear – Any outfit.


9. Bikini Panties

Bikini Panties

Bikini panties, just as the name goes, are part of the swimwear segment. They come in soft, flowing fabrics like lace, satin, silk, jersey, etc. and provide you moderate coverage. They are a mix between your regular briefs and a thong, and your options are endless. These can be paired with two-piece bikini sets.

When To Wear – As a bikini pair.


10. Compressors


Compressors are panties and shapewear that make life easy for all of us. If you are used to wearing shapewear above your panties, then try switching to compressor panties. They give you full coverage, tuck your tummy in without being uncomfortable, and come with a thick waistband too.

Read: Choosing the Right Shapewear for Your Trouble Spots

Underwear Fabric Options

1. Cotton

Cotton is the most common and breathable fabric for panties, plus it is also the most preferred. It’s perfect for everyday use, and you will see that all your regular briefs are usually made of pure cotton. These are best for summers, workouts, and for daily use.

2. Lace

Lace is used for your fancy lingerie. These are light, transparent, and seamless too. Since it is very flimsy and thin, it’s not very suitable for winters, unless you wear enough layers. However, buy from standard brands because lace can cause irritation and itching if it’s not of good quality.

3. Satin

Satin is smooth, soft, and a luxury for your skin. These are perfect for lounging, as lingerie or when you want to pamper yourself a little.

4. Mul Mul Cotton

Mul cotton is a cotton blend, but softer and slightly thicker than your cotton. The Mul is not very breathable, but extremely light and soft on your skin. And best for everyday use.

5. Silk

Silk is also mostly used for making lingerie and fancy panties, or by brands that make everyday panties interesting. It sits on your skin seamlessly and feels almost weightless.

6. Jersey

Jersey material is usually a blend of polyester and nylon. It is waterproof, and perfect for the pool, beach vacations, bikinis, etc.

Underwear Buying Tips

  1. Know Your Size – Measure your waist and hip size before you go shopping so that you can map it accordingly. Every brand has different sizes, and they change with the type, so this is important.
  2. Know What Type To Buy – Not all panties suit all personality types, so depending on your body type, season, etc. choose the right panty for you.

Best Women’s Underwear And Panties’ Brands

  1. Hanes
  2.  Jockey
  3. Calvin Klein
  4. Victoria’s Secret
  5. La Senza
  6. Pink
  7. Gap Body
  8. Hanky Panky
  9. DKNY
  10. Zivame

Tips For Comfort And Hygiene

  1. Wearing breathable underwear is the most important thing to remember while shopping for panties.
  2. It should be comfortable, should not be too loose or too tight, and definitely should not ride or pinch into your skin.
  3. Change them regularly, and do not wear them for long durations. Do not wear the same underwear for more than one day.
  4. Limit the use of your fancy lingerie like thongs, G-string, crotchless ones, etc. Bacteria can quickly pass into your vaginal area and cause diseases.
  5. You need to toss out your underwear regularly. Throwing them out every 6 months or one year at max is a great idea.
  6. It’s best if you can keep your period panties separately from your everyday wear.
  7. Lastly, keep eyes on the staining and for anything fishy or foul-smelling. Vaginal hygiene should be a crucial part of your regimen.

It is always advisable to buy and use underwear from standard brands, and not compromise. Have a go-to brand for your everyday essentials and experiment with your fancy variants – that way you do not have to worry about the sizes.