Underwear is the foundation for all of our outfits (unless you’re going commando, no judgment here). Which is why it’s important to invest in comfortable undies that you’ll feel good doing anything in, especially when you’re in situations where you’ll be sweating up a storm. Whether you’re heading to the gym or running errands on a day when it’s 95 degrees outside, you’ll need underwear that won’t make you feel like Swamp Thing. Thankfully, the underwear gods created moisture-wicking undies that will literally pull away the sweat and fluid from your skin.
Why moisture-wicking underwear?
Not only does moisture-wicking underwear keep you dry, but it also keeps bacteria far away, preventing odor and the opportunity for infection or irritation. That’s all we needed to hear. While a lot of underwear brands offer breathable options, it’s also helpful to know what you’re looking for, so keep an eye out for undies constructed out of nylon, bamboo, and polyester, as well as modal or micromodal. Keep reading for the best moisture-wicking underwear, from workout thongs to retro-inspired briefs, and more.
The best moisture-wicking underwear options
Parade is known for being inclusive and sustainable, but the actual garments are truly legit in the comfort department—including thongs (which aren’t usually the most comfortable underwear). This one, from the brand’s Sport+ line, features an organic cotton lining and sweat-wicking fabric that dries quickly. It was also tested by actual athletes, so you can feel confident during your run or cycling class.
A slinky dress and silk pants look a lot better without dreaded VPL (visible panty line), so add these Shapellx briefs to your shopping list. Constructed with an invisible, lightweight fabric, you can count on a smooth, seamless look no matter what you wear on top. Even better, the high-quality fabric features an anti-bacterial cotton cloth design that protects against bacteria.
This triple-pack of cheeky panties are made from 90 percent micro modal, so your nether regions will be able to breathe comfortably and stay sweat-free, thanks to the moisture-wicking magic. It also has a special cotton gusset that will keep you two to three times cooler than normal cotton and dries four to five times faster. You can choose from a mix of colors (all neutrals), or go all black if you prefer. Check out Tommy John’s site for more patterns and styles.
No matter if you’re working out, or just going about your day, you’ll find these full-coverage hip huggers from all-inclusive brand Tomboyx a joy to wear. These are made from the brand’s signature performance fabric, so if you sweat, they’ll dry fast and keep you dry for the rest of the day. Plus, they go up to a size 4X.
If you prefer hipster styles that ride lower on the hips, you’ll love this sporty, striped design (that’s also Fair Trade Certified!). It’s made from a blend of recycled nylon, polyester, and spandex, with a plant-based textile softener called Midori Biosoft that prevents odor and wicks away moisture.
It’s all in the name—these Better Bikinis are made from eco-friendly and moisture-wicking Modal and are incredibly comfortable. What more can you ask for? This custom pack of five pairs allows you to choose from an assortment of colors, like Saffron and pretty Sea Bloom.
This one’s for all the thong lovers in the house. LDMA’s high-waisted thong is made from a matte microfiber blend that’s seamless and comfortably soft. You won’t have to fret about the fabric digging into your skin, or stink and sweat, thanks to its moisture-wicking powers.
Made with 95 percent bamboo viscose and a gusset constructed from merino wool, moisture, odor, and bacteria are no match for this quintessential style of underwear, courtesy of Australian brand Modibodi. Pack it for travel, wear it to the gym, or on a typical day—no matter what, you’ll be comfortable and sweat-free.
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