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Not All Thongs Are Created Equal—These Are the Best Ones in Every Shape and Size

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To quote the hit song, a "thong th-thong, thong, thong" is a pretty universal staple of one's underwear wardrobe. They became popular in the early '90s, and have only become more ubiquitous in undie drawers in the years since. A Statista report found that "Almost a fifth of U.S. women, aged from 16 to 25 years, revealed that they wore thongs almost daily as of 2017." That said, like most styles of underwear, not all thongs are created equal.

There are soft cotton options, seamless pairs, sexy lace numbers, and so many more, making them a great no-show option for any and every body type. They're perfect to wear under leggings, flattering to show off your curves and perfect peach, and, since they are pretty skimpy in the fabric department, they feel like they're barely there when you're wearing them. Scroll down to shop all of the different kinds of thongs on the market to find the best pairs to add to your collection. Each one offers a different level of coverage, but all will have you wanting to dance your pants off. Welcome to the panty party!

Every kind of thong worth owning

Best seamless thong: EBY — $21.00

With seven colors to choose from, these seamless thongs are meant to be truly invisible, no matter what you’re wearing. The cotton lining and mid-rise fit are supremely comfortable while the no-slip grip keeps the pair from moving around throughout the day.

Best cotton thong: Pact — $14.00

This organic cotton thong is the best for giving your “down there” space to breathe. The pair is soft, low rise, and durable, so it’s sure to stay in your collection forever.

Best G-string thong: Aerie — $9.00

This cotton G-string thong comes in four neutral shades and is as no-show as it gets. The stringy back makes you feel like you’re wearing nothing at all, and the minimal fabric won’t create lines under even the tightest leggings.

Best period-proof thong: Knix — $23.00

Yes, you can still wear thongs on your period. This leak-proof pair comes in 16 colors and patterns, is machine washable, quick to dry, and will hold up to a teaspoon of liquid.

Best lace thong: Hanky Panky — $22.00

This one size fits all lace thong comes in 24 shades so there is sure to be an option for everyone. The pair is the perfect combination of sexy and comfy, and is super stretchy. It’s even been ranked as “The World’s Most Comfortable Thong.”

Best sporty thong: TomboyX — $22.00

This patterned number is made out of a sustainable Tencel Modal, features a thick waistband that will keep the pair in place, and comes in sizes XS to 4X, so there’s an option for every body type.

Best stretchy thong: Splendid — $16.00

This thong features a four-way, moves-with-you-stretch for ultimate mobility. It’s buttery soft and the nylon fabric molds to your body, so you can forget you’re wearing it while it’s on.

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Softest thong: Commando — $22.00

Everything Commando makes deserves a spot on our “Most Comfortable” list (like their genius faux leather leggings), but their Classic Solid thong has earned accolades on its own. Created with a luxurious Italian microfiber blend (part nylon, part elastane), this soft material is super seamless (so no worries about a VPL) and fits like a glove. With four-way stretch and breathability, you’ll definitely want to snag a few of these. Bonus? They last forever, since they’re pilling-resistant.

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