The Best Performance Underwear for Women Who Love to Work Out
Best workout underwear
To buy: $24; amazon.com
Nobody likes a mid-squat wedgie or panty lines that peek through workout leggings. Your underwear should be out of sight and mind during your sweat sessions, and chances are, your everyday pair just doesn’t cut it. That's why it's worth investing in active undies, which come in all kinds of cuts, colors, and fabrics depending on your needs. Don’t even think about going commando—try one (or a few!) of these pairs.
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Under Armour Pure Stretch Hipster
Club Ride 2016 Women’s Jewel Cycling Short Brief Liner
Athleta Performa Thong
To buy: $16; athleta.gap.com
You may have heard mixed opinions about wearing thongs to the gym, but this one is made specifically for working out. It gives you the freedom of wearing a thong with the added bonus of moisture control and breathability. Bonus: no more awkward panty lines peeking through your workout leggings.
ExOfficio Women's Give-n-Go Sport Mesh Bikini Brief
Bare Necessities Knock Out Classic Sport Brief
Calvin Klein Modern Cotton Boyshort
To buy: $15 (was $22); barenecessities.com
This cute and trendy Calvin Klein boyshort is super stretchy and soft, and offers a bit more coverage for colder workouts and winter runs. Plus, it has a smooth, elastic band across the top and seamless leg bands that stay in place, so you won’t have to worry about anything riding up underneath your clothes.
Chantelle Lingerie Soft Stretch Seamless Bikini
To buy: $20; nordstrom.com
Thongs not your thing? This sporty bikini has a minimal cut in the front that mimics a thong, but more coverage for your butt. Made with a soft and stretchy fabric blend, it has a cotton gusset for added breathability and bonded edges for a seamless look that’ll prevent both panty lines and uncomfortable chafing.
2(X)IST Modal Boyshort
Zella Body Mesh Active Bikini
To buy: $13; nordstrom.com
Thongs not your thing? This sporty bikini has a minimal cut in the front that mimics a thong, but offers more coverage for your butt. It’s made of breathable mesh and sweat-resistant fabric, and the smooth flatlock seaming prevent both panty lines and uncomfortable chafing.