The 15 Best Boxers For Women

For all your lounging, sleeping, and daily needs.

by Andrea Gale
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Boxers are an ultra-comfy, gender-neutral garment that delivers comfort for everybody (and every body). In particular, the best boxers for women are comfy, breathable, and unfailingly versatile — after all, it’s pretty much the only underwear style you can actually show off in public. Whether you’re looking for boxers for bedtime, to head to the gym, or to wear under your clothes, here’s what to look for while you’re shopping.

How To Shop For The Best Boxers For Women


There are two types of boxers: Looser-fitting shorts, and more fitted boxer briefs. But the name of the game is comfort, so think about what details make you feel best. Do you find very tight clothing restrictive? Look for boxers with a looser fit through the legs and a drawstring waist, which will be ideal for sleeping or lounging. Or perhaps, like me, you adore the hug of compression fabric — in that case, look for material that’s extra-stretchy with a close fit for that secure squeeze. If you’re wearing your boxers as underwear, those tighter options will also create a smooth silhouette under your bottoms, without any annoying rolling or bunching.

Inseam & Fabric

Hemlines, too, are important when boxer shopping. Great for anyone who hates ride-up, the hemline of most boxers will reach the top of the thigh (around a 3- or 4-inch inseam). If you’re planning on wearing yours to the gym, errands, or the like, and prefer a little more coverage, choose a boxer with a longer inseam. What boxers all have in common, though, is that they’re made of breathable fabrics like cotton, Tencel, and micromodal to wick away moisture and encourage airflow to keep you comfy and dry all day (or night) long.

Whether you’re sleeping, lounging, working out, or recreating that iconic Princess Diana bike shorts look or Rihanna’s poolside shimmer shorts moment, scroll on to shop 13 of the best boxers on Amazon.


These Comfy Trunks With Colorful Pride Stitching

Made from soft, breathable cotton and durable modal, these Bombas boxers are designed to provide all-day comfort. With no tags, you won’t have to worry about anything poking you, and the waistband is made to be just the right tension so you won’t feel squeezed in, but still supported. Rainbow stitching adds a pop of Pride to these comfy boxers.

Positive review: “I was very happy with the underwear I was wearing. I just thought I would try Bombas, because I only wear their socks. The underwear I purchased was fantastic! I’m a true believer now!”

Sizes: S — 3XL | Colors: 2 | Material: 46% Modal, 46% Cotton, 8% Elastane


This 4-Pack Of Boxers With Over 50,000 5-Star Ratings

This four-pack of boxers from classic brand Fruit of the Loom are so comfortable, they’ve earned over 50,000 five-star ratings and reviews from happy Amazon customers. They’re tagless and made from a soft, smooth microfiber with a breathable cotton gusset, and the wider elastic at the waist ensures that they’ll stay put. A hemline that hits just below the top of the thigh offers great coverage.

Positive review: “I'm so particular about my underwear & these fit the bill perfectly. They are seamless & don't pinch at the legs. They're totally comfy. They also have a wide crotch so coverage is good without being binding. And they're very soft. I recommend them, especially for plus sized ladies!”

Sizes: 9 — 13 | Colors: 13 | Material: 92% Polyester, 8% Spandex


This 5-Pack Of Stretchy Seamless Boxers

These boxer briefs are short, seamless, and made of a smooth blend of polyester, nylon, and spandex, so they’ll fit effortlessly underneath pants or skirts. With so many adorable colors, though, you might want to show them off as loungewear at home. At under $25 for a pack of five, you’re getting a great deal, too.

Positive review: “These are extremely comfortable, I don't even realize I have them on. They are seamless, can't see them on any of the different types of pants (including yoga)”

Sizes: Small — 4X-Large | Colors: 5 | Material: 65% Nylon, 30% Polyester, 5% Spandex


A Pair Of Champion Boxers With A Sporty-Chic Vibe

— Also available on Champion, $9

These boy shorts from Champion feature a short inseam and a sporty, logo-emblazoned waistband, which would look so cute peeking out of the top of your waistband, if you’re into the throwback low-rise jean trend. (Is it just me, or does anything with a Champion logo make you feel like a celebrity circa 1997?) Whether you wear them as loungewear or underwear, they’re tagless for itch-free wear, and the stretchy cotton material will be oh-so-comfy.

Positive review: “Very comfortable, I don't like panties that ride and these definitely make me feel comfortable. Will be buying again!”

Sizes: Small — XX-Large | Colors: 15 | Material: 95% Cotton, 5% Spandex


These Cotton Boxers From A Gender-Inclusive Brand

— Also available on TomboyX, $25

These boxers by gender-inclusive brand TomboyX are made from 95% cotton, so they’ll be breathable, plus 5% spandex to keep their shape and hug your body. They feature a 4.5-inch inseam that prevents ride-up, and the flatlock seams keep chafing at bay. As an added bonus, you’ll be supporting a queer-founded brand that strives for sustainability in sourcing and fair wages for its factory workers.

Positive review: “These briefs are so comfortable that you will not want to go back to your prior underwear brands. I thought they were pricey at first and then once I wore them I realized they were worth the price, great quality, and would buy more. I haven’t found them comfortable to wear with jeans that are tight fitting, as they’re a bit too thick for that, but for underneath typical pants that are a little looser fit, shorts and roomy exercise pants, they are excellent. I highly recommend!”

Sizes: X-Small — 6X-Large | Colors: 8 | Material: 95% Cotton, 5% Spandex


A Pair Of Slinky Satin Boxers That Come In 15 Colors & Prints

These short satin boxers are a little sweet and a little seductive, with their satiny shimmer and ever-so-slightly slouchy fit (plus side pockets). To feel like the star of a romantic comedy (while you watch one), pair with chunky socks and an oversized sweatshirt — or turn up the heat and wear these with a lacy, longline bralette. The dove gray shade is an elegant choice, but you have 17 solids and patterns to choose from, including convenient packs of two.

Positive review: “Absolutely love this pj shorts! I wasn't sure what to expect, but the fabric feels lovely, the quality is high...beautifully constructed and they have pockets (which I didn't realize when ordering). They are so comfortable to sleep or lounge in. The [...] waistband is very comfortable and stable (does not twist/turn). I ordered in 3 colors and will be keeping all three. Highly recommend!!”

Sizes: Small — XX-Large | Colors: 17 | Material: 95% Polyester, 5% Spandex


A 2-Pack Of Soft Boxer Briefs From Bombas

Because they’re so comfortable, you’ll want to buy them twice. These Bombas Pride trunks are available in a two-pack that includes a black pair with colorful Pride stitching and a white and tie-dyed pair. Both are constructed from Bombas' classic use of cotton, modal, and a touch of elastane. Note that the tie-dyed pair will look uniquely different than all other tie dye pairs due to Bombas’ variable dyeing process.

Positive review: “Very comfy, and fits perfectly. Gone through a couple of washes already, and they haven't lost any quality. Would definitely recommend.”

Sizes: S — 3XL | Colors: 2 | Material: 46% Modal, 46% Cotton, 8% Elastane


This Pair Of DKNY Logo Boxers

— Also available on Macy’s, $22

If you want a pair of boxers that look like they were literally stolen from a man, check out these DKNY boxers. The seaming in front adds a borrowed-from-the-boys touch, the hemline hits the top of the thigh, and the stretchy cotton-modal fabric is characteristically minimalist. These would be so cute with a sweatshirt and chunky socks, or paired with a sports bra for a jog.

Positive review: “I liked these so much I bought them a second time. They’re just comfortable and fit perfect. They are my favorite pair of underwear and I’ll probably be coming back to buy more soon.”

Sizes: Small — 3X | Colors: 4 | Material: 52% Cotton, 35% Modal, 13% Spandex


A Pair Of Period-Friendly Boy Shorts

These period boy shorts are equipped with a non-bulky, absorbent core that can hold up to two tampons’ worth of liquid, so it’ll offer extra protection if your flow is very heavy, or it can do away with the need to wear a tampon or pad, depending on your preference. These short boxers are made with a supremely soft combination of cotton and bamboo rayon — one of the most breathable materials out there — along with spandex for stretch, and the wide waistband stays in place. They come in convenient packs of two or four, along with singles.

Positive review: “I was freaked out by the concept of these at first but since switching to a copper IUD my periods can be unexpectedly heavy and tampons/pads were not doing it [...] so I decided to try these out. They are amazing and soooo comfortable! The extra layers of fabric don't add almost any bulk or sag like a heavy pad would [...] I was able to wear them around on a heavy day with no leakage or anything. Throw them in soapy water at the end of the day and let them soak overnight. never had an issue with odor.”

Sizes: X-Small — XX-Large | Colors: 4 | Material: Bamboo Rayon, Cotton, Spandex


A Pair Of Ultra-Soft Boxers With An Easy, Loose Fit

These oh-so-soft viscose-and-spandex boxers are perfect for lounging or exercising — with a drawstring waist and loose, airy fit, you’ll have freedom of movement, and you’ll never have to worry about uncomfortable tightness or ride-up. The lightweight, “amazingly soft” material will also keep sweaty sleepers cool, according to shoppers. And how about that ultra-affordable price tag?

Positive review: “I literally got these delivered 5 minutes ago by UPS, and as soon as I put them on, they were so comfortable and fit so perfect, I went and ordered 3 more pair! [...] Plenty of room to be comfortable. Not even close to being tight, nice stretchy material, great for wearing around the house and sleeping in.”

Sizes: Small — 3X-Large Plus | Colors: 8 | Material: 95% Viscose, 5% Spandex


A Multipack Of Simple, Everyday Boy Shorts

Perfect for daily wear, one shopper wrote that these tagless, cotton-elastane boy shorts are so comfortable, “I honestly had to double check I even put a pair on.” They’re available either in an array of vibrant colors or simple, classic black, and you can choose a set of two, three, or five. The hemline hits the top of the thigh, so you won’t have to worry about ride-up underneath your pants or dresses.

Positive review: “I honestly love these, I can't stop wearing them so I just purchased 2 more sets. I love the fact they are almost 100% cotton, love the fact that they are not super short like most of the other boy short panties out there.”

Sizes: X-Small — 3X-Large | Colors: 16 | Material: 93% Cotton, 7% Elastane


These Soft Rayon Boxers That Are Perfect For Lounging

If the name is to be believed, this two-pack of plaid boxers was literally made for lounging around in bed on slow weekend mornings. They’re made of a lightweight rayon material, and the relaxed fit, drawstring waist, side pockets, and slightly longer hem add to the leisure-chic vibe. Need to pop out for coffee? Throw on a chunky sweater and some clogs — you’ll look cute, without sacrificing an ounce of comfort.

Positive review: “These shorts are so comfortable to sleep in and Lounge in! Love that they have pockets!! They were even better than I was expecting! And the price was excellent for this quality!”

Sizes: Small — X-Large | Colors: 10 | Material: 95% Rayon, 5% Spandex


This Pair Of Genius Boxers Made With A Temperature-Regulating Material

— Also available on Zappos, $21

Hot (or cold) sleepers, rejoice: HUE SleepWell has made a pair of sleep boxers in a luxuriously smooth fabric designed to keep you cool when you’re hot — or warm when you’re cool. Genius, right? If you fight with your body temp at night like I do, think of these shorts as the perfect mediator. Meanwhile, a roomy fit, top-of-the-thigh inseam, and ribbon drawstring waist ensures the utmost comfort. Choose from three cute colors.

Positive review: “These are the best sleep shorts ever!! I wear them under long sleep shirts. They are so light weight, perfect for this summer heat. HUE has never disappointed me in their other clothes that I own. They take comfort, quality, and style and put it into all their clothes and sell them at affordable prices.”

Sizes: Small — X-Large | Colors: 3 | Material: 95% Rayon, 5% Spandex


This Pair Of Boxers In A Longer Length

— Also available on Woxer, $22

Woxer designs their boxers specifically for women, and this pair features a longer, 9-inch inseam for extra comfort and versatility. That long length means it won’t ride up; it also means you can pair these with a sweatshirt, thick socks, and some chunky white sneakers for an homage to Princess Diana. The loose-fitting, anti-chafe waistband is perfect for the compression-avoidant, and since they’re designed for women, you won’t have to worry about any seams bothering your sensitive areas. The 95% modal material also feels buttery soft against your skin, and it’s naturally breathable and moisture-wicking.

Positive review: “Holy moly. I should have bought 10 pairs. Actually, I'm probably going to. MOST comfortable underwear I have EVER worn. I could easily wear a dress with them and not have the chub rub. I even forgot I was wearing them throughout the day.”

Sizes: Small — 3X-Large | Colors: 10 | Material: 95% Modal, 5% Elastane


These Compression Boxers That Feel Like A Gentle Hug

— Also available on Spanx, $22

These Spanx boy shorts are like a gravity blanket in underwear form. Made with the brand’s signature stretchy compression fabric, these are perfect for wearing underneath skirts or pants to create a smooth line underneath your clothes, while flat leg openings, top-of-the-thigh hemline, and a control-top waistband prevent annoying bunching. But don’t let that stop you from lounging in these all on their own. They are called the “Everyday Boyshort,” after all. Try them with a cropped T-shirt for lounge perfection.

Positive review: “I LOVE these. I have a few pairs and they go under anything. Because they are a higher cut boy short style, you could even wear them under pants. Just a little support and smooths everything out. They do ride up a teeny bit if you have a bigger butt, but then again, so does regular underwear. Highly suggest for good light support!”

Sizes: Small — X-Large | Colors: 4 | Material: 90% Nylon, 10% Spandex

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