Bras and Undies

Pants Are All but Obsolete—Here Are the Comfiest Undies to Wear Instead

Zoe Weiner

Last week, Walmart made headlines after reporting that its shirt sales were soaring above its pants sales now that most of America is currently working from home. This, of course, proved what most of us probably already knew to be true: there is no need for pants in a world where everyone is socially distancing. These days, the “Winnie the Pooh” look—aka a shirt and some comfortable underwear—are completely appropriate, IMHO.

Because who the heck cares what you’ve got on from the waist down when all your co-workers can see on Zoom is your shirt? As long as you know how to properly turn off your camera to avoid any embarrassing video mishaps, rocking undies all day is truly the best way to live. To help you fully commit to the lifestyle, we rounded up some of the most comfortable pairs of underwear out there. Pair them with a work appropriate shirt and consider yourself business casual.

Comfortable underwear for women

Parade Cheeky, $9

Comfortable underwear for women
Photo: Parade

Parade’s underwear offerings (which you may have seen on social media lately) are so soft and breathable, they feel like you’ve got nothing on at all—and they’re made from recycled material so you can feel good about investing in multiple pairs. The brief style is perfectly cut for high-waisted, full coverage, and comes in sizes up to 3XL. The brand is also donating $1 to Feeding America for every underwear photo posted to Instagram this month (with their products or anyone else’s) with the hashtag #paradetogether, so there’s never been a better time to buy a cute new pair and show them off online (again, maybe not on that work Zoom call).

Lululemon Truly Tranquil Cheeky Bikini, $20

Comfortable underwear for women

If you think Lululemon’s leggings are comfortable, just wait until you try the underwear. Half of the Well+Good team swears by these babies. They’re made for movement, which means you can wear them for all of your midday yoga flows in-between conference calls, and are designed so that they won’t chafe no matter what you’re doing in them.

Aerie Cotton Boy Short, $10

Comfortable underwear for women

These boy shorts are so cozy, you’ll want to wear them all day and all night long (they’re A+ for sleeping in, too). But the best part? You can get six pairs for only $25 so that you can wear a different color every day of the week, then take a day off to let your lady parts breathe.

Okko Signature Thong, $14Comfortable underwear for women

If you’re of the “thongs are comfortable” camp (which, you do you!), this option is one of the best. It’s made with seamless, soft-stretch performance fabric that won’t chafe of dig into your skin, and comes in various neutral shades so that it’s basically invisible, whether you’re wearing pants or not.

Warner’s Easy Does It Hipster, $12Comfortable underwear for women

Finding underwear that will make you feel sexy and comfy isn’t an easy feat, but these babies fit the bill. They’re stretchy, yet silky, and 100 percent of the people who’ve purchased them (plus some people on team Well+Good) have given them five stars and would recommend them for lounging around in on the reg.

Hanes® Cool Comfort™ Women’s Microfiber Brief Panties 8-Pack, $12Comfortable underwear for women

On your next drugstore run, grab yourself an eight-pack of high-waisted Hanes, which will keep your butt covered for all of those hours of sitting but won’t ride up when you walk to the fridge for a snack break.

Gap Breathe High-Rise Bikini, $13Comfortable underwear for women

This classic fan-favorite has many reviewers calling it the “best underwear they’ve ever worn” on Gap’s website. They’re made with super-soft jersey, and are perfect to wear under sweatpants, leggings, or all on their own.

Skipping out on undies these days? Here’s what happens when you don’t wear ’em for days on end, according to a gyno. Plus, how to shop for the most comfortable underwear out there.

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