We don’t know about you, but one of the longest relationships we’ve ever had is with our underwear.
They’ve been through so much with us — the firsts, the lasts, the wedgies and beyond. That’s why finding the perfect panty style for you is essential.
Should you choose a lacy dream or opt for some staple cotton briefs? Does it even matter apart from looks? What about those pesky panty lines that you’re just so sick of?
There’s a solution for every undie problem, concern and desire — trust us, we did the research, and we’re sharing our findings with you.
Keep reading to discover the best cotton undies, pairs for working out, period options, lace intimates and more. To help you dive in, we listed all the best underwear categories below.
Interested in updating the rest of your intimates? Checkout out our recommendations for bralettes, wireless bras, push-ups bras, plus-size bras and lingerie.
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Best Cotton Underwear
1. EBY Cotton Bikini, $16
An excellent full-coverage option, this cotton undie features a high-cut leg and a low-rise front that’s as comfy as it looks. We’d be lying if we said we didn’t reach for these day after day.
2. ThirdLove Everyday Cotton Bikini, $14
This traditional cotton panty is perfect for daily wear and has a decorated trim and soft, comfy material. Choose from 19 various styles, designs and colors.
3. Intimissimi Seamless Supima Cotton Panties, $12
The classic cotton underwear gets an upgrade with this Intimissimi panty. You’ll be 100% in love with the seamless sides and cotton gusset.
4. Knickey Mid-Rise Brief, $17
Classic, comfortable and cool: This undie is made with 95% certified organic cotton, has a waistband that never digs in, minimal leg elastics for secure placement and a high mid-rise. Choose from an array of colors.
5. Amazon Essentials 6-Pack Cotton Briefs, $16
Amazon never lets us down. This six-pack of briefs is made with 95% cotton, machine washable, lightweight jersey material. Best of all, you can enjoy the superior stretch.
6. Hanky Panky SUPIMA Cotton V-kini, $34
Show off your backside with this Hanky Panky cotton undie. It’s perfect for wearing under skirts and dresses while offering comfortable cotton-spandex jersey material. So don’t mind us while we snag a pair in every color!
Best Breathable Underwear For Working Out
1. Auden Seamless Thong, $5
While not advertised as an undie made for workouts, it might as well be. Because of its barely-there feel and super stretch material, it seamlessly moves along with you.
2. Skims Cotton Jersey Dipped Thong, $18
Created as a throwback style thong, This Skims undie is made with 90% cotton and 10% spandex material, making it breathable and perfect for keeping your dry.
3. lululemon InvisiWear Mid-Rise Cheeky Bikini Underwear, $18
We couldn’t talk about workout wear without mentioning lululemon. This “virtually undetectable” panty is smooth under leggings and doesn’t slip or slide.
4. Adidas Micro Flex Thong Panty, $21
Enjoy a thong that moves with you. This Adidas panty is made with comfort in mind, features multi-directional stretch and offers a smoothing construction. And did we mention that the gussets keep moisture and odor at bay? That’s enough to reel us in!
5. Tommy John Air Cheeky, $22
OMG, we’ve never worn a pair of workout undies this good. They are beyond lightweight, breathable, odor-free and provide maximum freedom.
Best Seamless/No Show Underwear
1. ThirdLove Comfort Stretch Bikini, $16
This is our go-to panty for when we want to eliminate panty lines yet still want to be comfortable. With smooth seams and “second-skin,” you’ll be glad you bought a pair while they’re still in stock.
2. Pepper Seamless Hipster, $16
Panty lines, be gone! This Pepper seamless hipster makes wearing bodycon dresses, leggings and more formfitting clothing easy and fun.
3. EBY Seamless Cotton Brief, $16
This invisible cotton brief is available in three staple colors and is beyond soft and breathable while offering top-tier stretch. Best of all, it feature’s EBY’s no-slip grip to ensure they don’t ride, slide or roll.
4. Auden Laser Cut Cheeky Underwear, $5
If you’re searching for the perfect secret undie but don’t want to spend a fortune, this is it. The Auden Laser Cut Cheeky Underwear sold at Target is lightweight and does the job.
5. Commando Butter Hipster, $32
Enjoy these super soft hipsters without any panty lines or bulging. Best of all, you can enjoy this style in seven various colors.
6. Spanx Undie-tectable Brief, $24
Us? Wearing underwear? We have no idea what you’re talking about. With these Spanx Undie-tectable briefs, your undies will be your best-kept secret.
Best Thong Underwear
1. Parade Thong Re:Play, $9
Did someone say Parade? We’re there. Not only does this thong include mesh detailing (which is beyond cute), but it’s also the brand’s no. 1 best seller for a reason.
2. Pepper Seamless Thong, $16
Let’s face it — thongs can either be super comfortable or downright terrible. But this Pepper thong will always be more than great. There is no rolling waistband, saggy fabric, restrictive elastic or itchy fabric.
3. Aerie Ribbed Seamless Thong Underwear, $6, original price: $9
Who doesn’t love Aerie? Their seamless ribbed thong comes in six colors, all featuring the same soft, comfortable material.
4. Soma TellTale The Dreamer Thong, $12
Made to have superior stretch and a satin waistband, this cotton thong will become your favorite top drawer go-to.
5. VOENXE 5-Pack Seamless Thongs, $15, original price: $20
This five-pack of seamless thongs are comfortable, breathable and low-waisted. Choose from eight various prints and color combinations.
6. Lounge Underwear Blush Embroidered Thong, $15, original price: $18
This two-tone undie features rose-inspired embroidery, bow details and cut-out features. What’s not to love about this gorgeous option?
7. Stripe & Stare Vintage Stripe Thong, $20
Is there anything better than a super-soft, sustainable and comfortable panty? We don’t think so, but Stripe & Star takes it to the next level with this cute vintage design.
8. Express Mesh Thong, $12
Available in an array of prints and colors, this mesh thong is next level. It’s made with a blend of nylon fabric while providing you with all-day comfort.
9. Adore Me Nehrissa Thong, $30
If you want to show a little skin, opt for this super sexy Adore Me thong. Look forward to a jet black color paired alongside keyhole details.
Best Plus Size Underwear
1. Skims Fits Everybody Dipped Front Thong, $18
Available in sizes XXS to 4X, this Fits Everybody panty features a v-front and a thong back, is quick-drying and includes Max-Strech technology for fantastic comfort.
2. ThirdLove Lace Back Cheeky, $11, original price: $28
Made in 10 various colors, this cheeky panty includes details like a small front charm, scalloped edges, a full lace back and more. Sizes go up to 3X.
3. Parade High Rise Brief, $16
“High-rise” isn’t just a term to describe pants anymore. It’s now the hottest word in the intimates scene. This Parade brief comes in 13 colors and is available in sizes XS to 3XL.
4. Universal Standard UltimateS High Rise Brief, $18
Available in sizes 4XS to 4XL, Universal Standard has something for everyone. The brand’s briefs are incredibly soft, cozy and perfect — we could honestly live in them all day.
5. Savage x Fenty Dolled Up Lace Cheeky, $23
Choose between orange and blue to lock in this gorgeous mid-rise cheeky undie. We can’t get enough of the v-front waistline and love that sizes range from XS to 4X even more.
6. Honeylove Silhouette Brief, $29
Featuring a 3D printed velvet piping, you can enjoy added support and style. But what we love most about this Honeylove panty is the high recovery stretch fabric, which moves with you and is virtually invisible under clothing.
Best Period Underwear
1. Thinx Hiphugger, $35
We have some good news if you’re sick of pads, tampons and period cups. Just slip on one of these hiphuggers, and you’re good to go. This specific style is equivalent to using three regular tampons.
2. AerieREAL Period Printed Underwear, $10, original price: $20
The AerieREAL Period Underwear is soft, stretchy, leak-proof, holds up to two tampons of fluid, is anti-bacterial and has odor-reducing layers. We know; we can’t believe it either.
3. Bambody Absorbent Panty, $16
This maximum protection panty is equivalent to two tampons made from bamboo rayon, cotton and spandex. Best of all, they feel just like regular undies.
4. Knix Super Leakproof Boyshort, $30
Made with an extendable gusset, this Knix panty holds up to eight tampons worth of fluid. They’re comfortable, machine-washable and will protect you each day of your cycle.
5. Proof Leakproof Lace Cheeky, $37
Holding up to six teaspoons, this lace cheeky underwear is flirty and practical. Featuring multi-layer Leak-Loc technology, you can rest assured you’re protected.
Best Lace Underwear
1. Underclub x Regalia Mesh and Lace Brazilian, $30
Underclub takes the cake when it comes to lace undies. This specific pair comes in teal and grape while featuring a lace cheeky Brazilian style.
2. Montelle Signature Lace Brazilian, $9, original price: $22
Sweet and adorable, the Montelle Lace Brazilian panty is made with smooth stretch floral lace and a 100% cotton gusset lining. Choose from seven various colors.
3. Soma Signature All-Over Lace Thong, $12
An all-star panty, the Soma lace thong is virtually invisible under clothes and eliminates panty lines. Best of all, the lacy design will have you feeling classy and fancy.
4. Annyison 10-Pack Lace Thongs, $24
With a low waist, you can enjoy delicate detailing, various colors and a comfortable fit. Best of all, you get 10 pairs for an unbeatable price.
5. LoveSuze Ever-Stretch Leopard Lace Bikini, $26
This low-rise bikini undie features moderate back coverage, 100% cotton lining and comes in three colors. We’ll take one of each, please!
6. True & Co Soft Lace Bikini, $22
There’s just something special about True & Co. Perhaps it’s the brand’s super soft lace bikini style that feels as good as it looks.
7. Bloomers Her Highness Lae Brief, $38
Have you ever seen a pair of lace undies this cute? Us either! Plus, they are oh-so-comfortable.
Best Silk Underwear
1. Gooseberry Intimates Manhattan Briefs Black, $49
Sure, silk dresses and ribbons are great, but silk panties are even better. These Gooseberry Intimates briefs even add something special with the mesh side paneling.
2. LilySilk Simple Comfy Lace Silk Panty, $50
Made to be comfortable yet elegant, this LilySilk undie features 92% mulberry silk and lace paneling.
3. SSENSE Exclusive Black Silk Briefs, $31, original price: $125
With a mid-rise fit and ruching throughout, this pair of silk underwear will have you feeling like your best luxurious self.
4. Cuup The High Cut, $28
While this Cuup underwear is satin and not silk, it will still provide you with that same desired feel and look. The cut is also designed to flatter the hips and elongate the legs.
Best Maternity Underwear
1. Pact Apparel Maternity Foldover Hipster 4-Pack, $32, original price: $60
This four-pack of maternity underwear uses breathable and organic cotton. Further details include a fold-over waistband, a cheeky backside and a delicate lace trim.
2. Motherhood Maternity Fold Over Panties, $5, original price: $9
Described as the “panty that grows with you,” this undie stays put and can be pulled over your bump or underneath it. The choice is up to you!
3. Kindred Bravely Grow With Me Maternity & Postpartum Brief, $15
They’re stretchy. They’re lightweight. They’re breathable. Need we say more? If so, know they’ll become your new favorite maternity undies.
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