Forget everything you think you know about mom underwear
Although we’re not totally sure how it happened, anytime you think “mom underwear”, we know exactly what you’re picturing. Mostly because we’re doing the same thing. Up-to-your-bra-line, drab beige, stretched-out cotton. There’s really nothing wrong with that. If you’re comfortable rockin’ the classics, we’re all for it. But gone are the days where we have to go that route if we want any sort of departure from lacy pieces of fabric.
Nope. We live in the age of cute, functional, and, most importantly, comfortable undies. Obviously, moms aren’t the only ones who can fill their top drawers with these styles. But we also know us moms rely pretty heavily on all things easy when it comes to the basics. The nice thing about these goodies is that while they really are easy, they’re anything but basic. Retailers have stepped up their game when it comes to underwear for those of us who are in between all-lace and stretched-out beige. Maybe we’re just noticing them more now that we’re shopping for them, but we’re thinking brands have gotten the idea that practical and comfy doesn’t also have to mean boring or dumpy. We’ve rounded up some of our favorite pairs here. This mom underwear is definitely not your mom’s underwear. Colorful, seamless, flirty. We’ve got them all here.
Harper Wilde Bliss High Waist Brief
Made with Harper Wilde's signature Bliss microfiber fabric that's super breathable and smoothing. These are also elastic-free, so they're stretchy without digging in at the waist or legs. Sizes XXS-3XL. Available in 3 colors. Harper Wilde Bliss High Waist Brief ($15.00/each, 3 for $36.00)—Buy Here!
esme Seaweed Underwear
Silky-soft, seaweed-based (really!) that naturally prevents yeast infections and UTIs, esme is the new girl on the block. They're long-lasting and odor-blocking, plus vitamins, amino acids, and minerals can help reduce inflammation, soothe itchiness, and relieve skin conditions. This underwear really does it all. Available in sizes S-XL, briefs or thongs, and in 4 colors. esme Seaweed Underwear ($24.00+)—Buy Here!
Leonisa Truly Undetectable Comfy Shaper Panty
"Comfy shaper panty" sounds about as believable as "unicorns that hand out free money", but these are seriously comfortable. There's no faking here—these undies just smooth and add a little definition to your beautiful curves, give your tush a little lift, and don't show under clothes. All without pinching, bunching, or feeling like you can't breathe. Available in 6 colors, in sizes S-3XL. Leonisa Truly Undetectable Comfy Shaper Panty ($35.00)—Buy Here!
Saalt Leakproof Comfort Bikini
Midrise with a little cheekiness, these leakproof undies are made with soft-stretch Tencel Modal for ultimate comfort. Wear them daily, or reach for them during your cycle for regular days, or as a backup for a cup or disc (or, y'know, sneezing. Moms get it.). They also work great for bladder protection. Available in 4 colors, in sizes XS-XXL. Saalt Leakproof Comfort Bikini ($34.00)—Buy Here!
AnaOno Jeanine High Waist Hipster
Chest-inclusive brana AnaOno (meaning they offer intimates for mastectomies, implants, flap reconstruction, and more) also offers high waist hipster underwear with breathable mesh side panels, soft modal body, and comfortable lace. Available in sizes S-XXL and 4 colors. AnaOno Jeanine High Waist Hipster ($15.00)—Buy Here!
Auden Laser Cut Cheeky Underwear at Target
Target's Auden line has lots of different options, but we do love the Laser Cut Cheekies since they're oh-so-soft and seamless. They also come in 7 colors/prints and plus sizes. Auden Laser Cut Cheeky Underwear at Target ($5.00)—Buy Here!
Smoothez No Show Legging Undies
Aerie knows leggings, so their Smoothez Legging Undies are the perfect partner for your faves. Truly no-show an so lightweight you might forget you're even wearing them. Come in 12 colors and sizes XXS-XXL. Smoothez No Show Legging Undies ($8.95)—Buy Here!
Soma Cotton Modal Tailored Hipster
This sleek and tailored pair combines cotton and modal for awesome comfort and the tailored waistband makes them jeans-ready. Available in XS-XXL and 10 colors. Soma Cotton Modal Tailored Hipster ($10.00)—Buy Here!
If you like a full coverage undie that still looks and feels great, the Skims Boyshort delivers. Available in 3 colors and sizes XXS-4X. Skims Boyshort ($24.00)—Buy Here!
Negative Whipped French Cut Brief
Negatie's Whipped line is made with micro modal stretch fabric imported from Austria (hi there, Fancy Pants) for the lightest, barely-there feel. The faux fly detail and high-cut also makes them adorable. They come in 9 colors and sizes XS-XXL. Negative Whipped French Cut Brief ($45.00)—Buy Here!
Bare Necessities Adjustable G-String
Yeah, we added a G-string to the list, but this isn't just your regular thong. Getting to adjust the waistband makes a huge difference in the comfort of these undies, so if you want a minimal-coverage pair that doesn't dig into your hips, these are a dream. Available in 6 colors and sizes S-3XL. Bare Necessities Adjustable G-String ($9.00)—Buy Here!
Athleta Ritual Bikinis
Made for daily wear (or a good night's sleep), Athleta's Ritual Bikini Underwear stays put without sliding and feels smooth and lightweight. Available in 11 colors and sizes XXS-3XL. Athleta Ritual Bikinis ($16.00)—Buy Here!
Seamless Half-Back Underwear 6-pk
Who doesn't love a good multi-pack? Over 11,000 Amazon reviewers definitely do. With a half-back for mid-coverage and a seamless design, they're a real value. Available in 5 color and print sets and sizes XS-XXL. Seamless Half-Back Underwear 6-pk ($20.99)—Buy Here!
Maurices Simply Comfy Wide Lace Trim Cotton Hipster
A wide waistband makes most underwear that much more comfortable, and these are medium-rise with moderate coverage. Available in 5 colors and sizes XS-3XL. Maurices Simply Comfy Wide Lace Trim Cotton Hipster ($6.90/ea, 3 for $14, 5 for $22)—Buy Here!
Warners No Pinching, No Problems Dig-Free Hipster
With a name like this, these hipsters pretty much sell themselves. Digging underwear is terrible, and these microfiber hipsters make sure you don't have that problem anymore. Available in 28 colors and sizes S-3XL. Warners No Pinching, No Problems Dig-Free Hipster ($10.00, 5/$35)—Buy Here!
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