Ah, fashion acronyms — that LBD (little black dress) in your closet that's RTW (ready to wear) and OTK (over the knee). Then you've got the VPL, a.k.a. visible panty line, which isn't as much of a perceived issue as it used to be since the mind-blowing realization that we all wear them. Still, the best seamless underwear serves a definite purpose, and it's worth having a few reliable now-show pairs in your drawer for those especially thin leggings. You know, the type that gets even thinner during your favorite yoga pose on a day when the studio is always conveniently packed like a can of sardines.
Like I said, I personally don't see a problem with visible panty lines, and if you want to let 'em shine through, there's no reason why you shouldn't. That said, if you're looking for a great pair of seamless panties, knickers, and thongs to banish those lines whenever you wear a tight dress, jumpsuit, or skirt, online shopping is going to be your best resource.
Since you typically can't try on underwear in-store for sanitary reasons, anyway it seems like you're going in blind either way. However, when you buy seamless panties from online retailers, you've got a whole bunch of past customers who say things like, "I wore this pair of panties underneath a paper-thin pillowcase of a dress made of transparent silk, and as far as anyone knew, I was going commando." With praise like that in mind, I found the best-reviewed seamless underwear that will keep you VPL-free no matter what you're wearing.
1. This Thong, Even Under White Pencil Skirts
Drama Queen Seamless Thong (Sizes S-XL)
With breathable fabric, a great fit, and an attractive wavy design instead of seams, the Drama Queen seamless thong works underneath any type of clothing, from skirts to yoga shorts. It comes in six awesome colors, too, and reviewers are pretty psyched: "I was impressed of how great it does its job and how smooth it was underneath my tight pencil skirts — even under a white pencil skirt."
2. This Tried And True Favorite From Aerie
Aerie Seamless Boy Brief (Sizes XS-XXL)
People absolutely love the Aerie brand, and their seamless boy brief is no exception. In addition to having no seams, it's also got zero tags, and it's truly breathable so you can wear it everywhere from work to the gym.
3. These Panties That You Can't See (Or Feel, Either)
Nabtos Seamless invisible Bikini Panties (Sizes XS-XXL)
Stretchy yet invisible, Nabtos seamless panties (which come in a pack of six) might just be the only underwear you ever put on under leggings from now on. People are loving the vibrant colors as well as the fit, and reviewers can't seem to get enough: "They are so comfortable that I almost forgot I was wearing them. Unlike other seamless panties that I've tried, these don't dig into my skin. I also wore them under leggings and you couldn't even tell."
4. No Lines, Binding, Or Riding Up
Seamless Hi-Cut Brief (Sizes 6-9)
If you're looking for a cute look with reliable coverage, this Seamless hi-cut brief is the way to go. They're seamless and made with a super soft stretch microfiber that reviewers have called "comfortable" time and time again; they also won't ride up or bind in any way, so they feel invisible as well as look it.
5. Tired Of Wedgies? Try This Pair Of Hipster Panties
Jockey Modern Seamfree Hipster Panty (Sizes 5-9)
People are flipping over this Jockey Modern Seamfree Hipster Panty. In addition to no tags or seams, they also stay in place — that means zero wedgies whatsoever, no matter what you're doing while wearing 'em. They also hold up great after multiple washes, so these just might become your go-to pair like so many other customers: "I must say that I don't usually buy microfiber panties but now I'm a convert. These are gorgeously smooth and wonderful-feeling."
6. Boyshorts Under Yoga Pants? You Bet
Wonderful Edge Boyshort (Sizes S-XL)
It's hard to get a pair of boyshorts that don't look like boyshorts trough your clothing, but this Wonderful Edge pair has people excited. They're laser-cut and have a thin elastic waistband, and the parts of the inside are coated with a rubber band to keep them from slipping up or down. One reviewer puts it simply: "Yoga pants, rejoice!"
7. Invisibility And Coverage Simultaneously
Calvin Klein 'Invisibles' Hipster Briefs (Sizes S-L)
Laser-cut with edges that are designed to lay flat against your body, these Calvin Klein 'Invisibles' hipster briefs are like a second skin that offer full coverage. The gusset is cotton-lined for breathability and comfort, and people are absolutely in love with them: "I wear under yoga pants and it's the perfect amount of coverage when stretching. I have tried a few brands and these are by far the most invisible while adding decent coverage."
8. This Colorful Set Of Six Seamless Boxer Briefs
6 Pack Caramel Cantina Boy Short Panties (Sizes 1X-3X)
If you want to stock up on several seamless options, snag this set of six shades of boy briefs. Made from spandex and nylon, this pack is super soft and stretchy, so you'll be comfortable all day long.
9. Play Up Your Butt, Play Down Your Seams
La Reve Butt Lifter Padded Panty (Sizes S-L)
If you're looking to define your assets and hide your underwear lines simultaneously, the butt lifter padded panties do just that. In addition to flat edges and no seams, they come with removable butt pads in individual pockets that keeps things lifted and in place. "These are fun!" writes one reviewer. "I have never tried anything like this before but I'm completely sold! This just fits like a comfy pair of panties but has noticeable butt pads that make your butt look bigger, perkier, and fuller."
10. This Simple Panty With No Seams And Cute Dots
Arabella Plus Size Seamless Briefs (Sizes 1X-3X) — 3-Pack
These classic briefs from Arabella are smooth and seamless-cut, so you can rest assured they won’t peek through any body-conscious outfits. The panties rise to just below the waist and they’re stretchy and non-binding — i.e. comfortable enough to wear every day. Choose from fun colors like calypso pink or opt for neutrals like black, white, and beige. This reviewer says, “I really love these. Super stretchy, true to size, and definitely full coverage. I would highly recommend them. I hate buying unders because they never fit right and I can never be 100% comfortable, but these are amazing.”
11. Microfiber No-Line Panties That Won’t Ride Up
Chantelle One Size Soft Stretch Hipster (One Size)
Nothing feels more luxurious than slipping on a pair of super soft microfiber underwear, but it can be hard to find a pair that doesn’t ride up. People swear by these Chantelle Soft Stretch panties, though. Made from luxe stretch microfiber, they won’t slide, roll, or creep up, so you don’t have to worry about wanting to adjust when you’re in public. The laser-cut edges make these panties virtually invisible under clothes. They come in one size only, and most reviewers report that they fit people who normally wear sizes small through extra-large.
12. This Underwear That You Can Hide, But Won't Want To
ToBeInStyle Cat Print Laser Cut Panties (Sizes S-XL)
Finally, they may hide well underneath clothing, but you probably won't want to keep these ToBeInStyle cat print panties hidden. They come in a set of six different colors and your choice of three different cat designs, and they're laser-cut and made from stretchy elastic with a cotton lining for comfort and invisibility.
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