Though our jeans, T-shirts, sneakers, and tanks get tons of use throughout the year, not even our most frequented wardrobe items are employed as often as our
underwear, aka the starting point for every good outfit. Because of this, it’s essential that the pairs we invest in are good, meaning that they fit well, are comfortable all day long, and don’t show through whatever’s worn above them. It’s a big job, and one that’s rarely achieved on all fronts.
For those who happen to wear a size above 16, finding a pair of panties that checks off every box is all the more difficult due to the fact that many of the lingerie world’s major players still refuse to design with
the majority of women in mind. But, according to the five style experts ahead, there are size-inclusive underwear brands that have mastered the trade in a major way. All you need is a point in the right direction to find them. Scroll down to see which size-inclusive underwear brands passed their test and shop their all-time favorite pairs each.
Ireanna’s pick: Auden. “For me personally, I feel like a good pair of underwear is a necessary must. My personal favorite for everyday is the Seamless Thong from Auden from Target. They come in nude, black, yellow, gray, [and more colors, and] are a high-waisted thong that’s breathable and comfortable.”
Chichi’s pick: Skims. “I’ve been really loving all things Skims lately, and their high-waisted thong is the most comfortable thong I’ve personally ever worn. The Fits Everybody material is incredibly light and soft as well.”
Katrina’s pick: ThirdLove. “I am obsessed with ThirdLove for size-inclusive underwear and actually just ordered a new restock from them because I love them so much. I specifically wear their Comfort Stretch Bikini Underwear. It’s perfect for ultra-cheeky gals like me and there’s no lining under any clothing garments.”
Essie’s pick: Parade. “One of my absolute favorite brands is Parade. When it comes to fit, styles, and representation they get it right every single time. For everyday underwear, I need something comfortable, breathable, and something that moves when I do but doesn’t roll down. The High Rise Cheeky in sexy silky mesh is perfect for summer and beyond. They have a style for every comfort level.”
Veronica’s pick: ARQ. “My favorite everyday underwear of all time is from ARQ. It’s the brand’s new underwear style called the Misha. It’s a high-waisted, high hip cut undie that fully covers the booty and holds you in nicely. It’s different from the full-coverage high-waisted style, so it feels lighter underneath clothing. ARQ is the most inclusive undies brand that I know of and their color and pattern choices are divine!”
Jess’s picks: Universal Standard and Love, Vera. “Universal Standard has really well-made underwear. I love sexy lingerie and lacey bits but I work from home, and sitting around in some comfy underoos that cover my entire backside is comforting. As is pretty standard with Universal Standard’s size range, the underwear also goes up to a size US 40.” “Love, Vera is a Black woman–owned lingerie brand that sells some of the sexiest underpinnings I have ever seen and they always have models of all body shapes and sizes, which I really appreciate. I believe their underwear goes up to a 4X in most styles and the sizing is pretty consistent with true plus (as opposed to junior plus, which tends to run smaller).”
Hanky Panky’s signature thongs simply cannot be matched.
There’s nothing quite as satisfying as a bundle.
A classic white brief is a must. In fact, it’s so essential, you might as well buy it in triplicate.
A touch of spice.
Let me tell you: MeUndies’s panties are comfy beyond belief.
Sleeping in boyshorts is elite behavior.
If you’re a high-rise underwear stan, these are the panties for you.
This color is simply stunning.
High-cut underwear looks good on legit everyone.
But if you’re more into low-rise styles, I’d say go for these.
Comfort leads to happiness, just saying.
How pretty is this color combo? I’m obsessed.
Turn it up.
The perfect brief is a click away.
Don’t hesitate to buy these simple and chic briefs. You’ll regret it.
Who said period panties had to be frumpy?
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