What Underwear Should I Wear With Leggings? 12 Pairs That Are Practically Invisible

We established long ago that leggings are pants, right? So really, the only thing left to consider is what underwear to wear with leggings that won't give you major panty lines. The key to finding the best underwear to wear with leggings is that they must be comfortable, resistant to riding up, and practically vanish when you slide your workout, hangout, or even workday leggings over them — but finding that perfect pair isn't all that easy.

When you wear leggings, oh, five to seven days out of the week, there's this temptation to go commando and forego panties altogether. Because, the truth is, unless you possess a dresser filled with thongs, you're probably going to run out of underwear that won't leave lines under your leggings. And that's assuming you haven't given up wearing a thong, because if you have, your options for getting rid of panty lines are even more scarce.

Luckily, these 12 pairs of underwear that can be worn under leggings suit a variety of needs and activities — whether that means the need to never, ever have to wear dental floss between your legs again or the desire to rock a thong during workouts that absorbs all of your perspiration. You have options.


This Anti-Odor Chafe-Free Seamless Thong

The Balanced Tech Seamless Thong has all of the components needed to make it a killer, panty-line free pair to wear under leggings at the gym: it has a tagless, seamless construction that eliminates painful chafing, features moisture control fabric that dries sweat, and is made with anti-odor fabric technology to move moisture away from the body and help prevent the totally normal odors associated with a good workout.

Reviewers say these thongs wick well, stay in place, and fit comfortably, but that they sit higher above the waist than many other thongs — which is a pro or con depending on your preference.


These 'Barely There' Microfiber High-Cut Panties That Are Smooth Under Anything

With a name like Barely There, you're going to have to work hard to make sure your high-cut panties deliver on that promise — and, according to reviewers, these certainly do. Thanks to silky soft microfiber, a gentle knit waistband, and a full-coverage back that doesn't ride up, you can easily get away with wearing these panties under leggings and your silhouette will remain totally smooth. One reviewer describes them as "soooooooo comfortable," while others say they easy to hand wash, dry quickly, and won't bunch up or ride up.

You also get to choose among 10 shades: black diamond (shown here), white, black, blushing pink, light beige, rosewood, nude, nude diamond, warm steel swirl, and white diamond.


This Seamless, High-Cut Panty That Hugs Your Curves

Thong's not your thing? No problem — Wacoal's B-Smooth panties are supportive and seamless, so no strange lines will poke up under leggings. They're also high-cut and have a ribbed waistband, which one reviewer says makes them feel like they "hug in all the right places." They're made of 93 percent nylon and 7 percent spandex and come in seven shades: Lavender Frost (pictured here), ivory, Cappuccino, black, Naturally Nude, white, and Almond Blossom.


These Plus Size Seamless Boy Shorts That Won't Fall Down

A seamless pair of boy shorts that fit most plus sizes, Mamia Panty Stretch Boyshorts are made from 90 percent nylon and 10 percent spandex, feel soft, stretchy, and completely comfortable, and won't feel tight or roll down, according to one reviewer. If you prefer a bit more coverage on your legs and backside but struggle to find boy shorts that don't peek out through your clothing, this is the pair to consider. And it certainly helps that you get six pairs of boy shorts for the price and that you can choose from 17 different styles and colors.


This Hipster Brief That Dries 8 Times Faster Than Cotton

A hipster brief with a mid rise and full coverage, Jockey No Panty Line Promise is made of 90 percent tactel nylon, which dries eight times faster than cotton, and 10 percent lycra spandex. Thanks to this cool fabric technology, these cute panties work well during a workout — and any other time you want to wear them.

They boast a leg-binding design that eliminates panty lines and reviewers say they are comfortable and won't ride up or fall down. And can we talk about print/color options? Because, whew, does this line have many. Choose from 17 designs, including Sunset Stripe (shown here), Etched Roses, Batik Palm Print, and all of the basic, neutral shades you need to keep your panties well hidden.


This Breathable Thong With Moisture-Wicking Mesh Fabric

Whether you plan on working hard at the gym or want to prepare yourself for humid, hot temperatures headed our way, the New Balance Breathe Thong Panty will vanish under leggings and features breathable mesh fabric that wicks moisture and dries fast. Made from 87 percent nylon and 13 percent spandex, this lightweight thong has four-way stretch, fused edges, and a tagless label. It also comes in eight shades: Toxic Neon (shown here), Azalea Purple, Reef Green, Pacific Blue, nude, Dragonfly Orange, Concrete Grey, and black.


This Sleek, French Movie Star Panty With A Lace Front Panel

Okay, let's say you're looking to impress (yourself or someone else) with your amazing cute lingerie choices and you need a pair that won't show visible panty lines under your leggings. You don't have to choose function over style when you have a pair like Bali One Smooth U Comfort Lace Hipster Panty, which is made with a super-sleek fabric that won't show, full-back coverage, has a flat elastic waist that won't pinch, and is adorned with a front lace panel to make you feel like a movie star in a French film. Your color options are mostly neutral: black with nude (shown here), ivory, nude, Warm Steel, and white.


These Seamless Boy Shorts That Won't Ride Up

Who doesn't love cute pair of comfy boy shorts? Vassarette boyshorts are a panty line-free solution that won't ride up, thanks to the lay-flat seams and full-coverage design. They have a breathable waistband, stretchy nylon material, and various color options.

Reviewers agree: these panties are invisible (not just under leggings, but under super-snug dresses.


This Extremely High-Waisted Basic Panty That Feels Like Silk And Prevents Chafing

A panty for anyone who wants a high waist and totally seamless, panty line-less fit: Vanity Fair Seamless Brief Panty is made of 100 percent nylon, won't dig into skin (according to reviewers), runs true to size, and — most importantly — feel like silk against the skin so there's no chafing or irritation. Your color options are limited to Damask Neutral (shown here), black, white, or walnut, but if your goal is to score panties that no one on the planet will detect beneath a pair of leggings, you can't do much better.


These Moisture-Wicking Hipster Panties

With no panty lines and a laser cut, these Puma Sport Hipster Panties are great under leggings or any other form-fitting outfit, but they're also perfect for the gym, thanks to moisture-wicking technology that whisks sweat away from your skin and leaves you feeling dry. They rest right on the hip, feature sewn elastic around the hips and legs that a reviewer describes as "comfortable," and don't have a constricting waistband. Three panties come in a pack in shades described as "assorted darks."


These Seamless Scalloped Panties Made With High-Quality Fabric

The Drama Queen Hipster Panty has zero seams, pretty scalloped edges, sits on the hips without riding up, and is made with comfy two-way stretch because it's 80 percent polyamide and 20 percent lycra. Reviewers say they can wear these all day and forget they have panties on, that they're so thin they "blend" in under your clothes, and are made with "high-quality" fabric. However, some say these fit more like a thong than a hipster brief so be taken by surprise!

They come in six shades: nude (shown here), black, white, red, pink, and royal blue.


This Tagless V-Front Hipster Panty

With a wide V-front waistband, seamless stretch, full-seat cover and zero tags, Warner's No Pinching Hipster Panty promises just that: it won't create weird bulges that can show through leggings and will simply act like great, supportive, invisible underwear. Expect stretch and light control and support — but, again, no pinching — and a fit that doesn't ride up, according to reviewers.

Your shade selection includes light pink (shown here), Spring Iris, Sand, White, Mocha, animal print, Bodytone Polka Dot Print, black, and black/white pindot.

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