Comfortable underwear that doesn’t show “visible panty lines” (or VPLs) can be difficult to find — and trial and error can be a problem. Still, I think that any working woman does need both of those factors — first, comfort (there are few things more distracting than a pair of uncomfortable underwear) and second, invisibility beneath clothes (because yes, some of your colleagues will notice your panty line, and really, do YOU want that guy down the hall to know whether you’re wearing a bikini, thong or boyshorts?).
Readers, which are your favorite brands and types of underwear (both for comfort and lack of VPL)? Some of my favorites are after the jump…
|I am now obsessed with everything Hanky Panky. I had a few of their thongs before, but this modal boy short is super, super soft and very comfortable. Hanky Panky also offers thongs and hipsters made out of a t-shirt material that is ridiculously soft, with a lovely, lush color. The modal boy shorts (pictured) are $32; the t-shirt thong is $20 (3 for $49), and the hipster is $32 (2 for $49).|
|OnGossamer is another favorite — I’ve bought a number of their Hip-G thongs through the years, but I think this is the first cotton one that I’ve owned. It’s extremely comfortable, and holds up well in the wash. It’s $16 at Freshpair (buy 2 for $30). Cotton Hip-G|
|These Felina boylegs are also among my favorites from the FreshPair shipment — again, soft, comfortable, wearable, and a bit more affordable than the Hanky Panky or OnGossamer panties. These are $12 at Freshpair (buy 3 for $33). Sublime Boyleg|
|These Maidenform boyshorts always used to be my favorite — but I vastly prefer the cotton version to the microfiber one (and they seem to have discontinued the cotton version, boo.) Still: even the few the microfiber pairs that I own are incredibly comfortable and lay well (read; invisibly) under clothes. These boyshorts are $10 at Freshpair (3 for $27). Microfiber Boyshorts|
Full Disclosure: Freshpair was kind enough to send me a number of pairs of underwear to try out and write about, free of charge. The ones listed above are my favorites, in accordance with the Corporette Review Policy.