Dear Jennifer,

You did say I could ask you anything!  I’d like to know what type of underwear you wear.  I like to wear slim pants but don’t want VPL (visible panty line). I hate wearing thongs, so what’s an alternative and what do you wear?

Signed,
Tight Pants

 

Dear Tight Pants,

I’ll admit thongs can be a pain, literally. They do take some getting used to and are usually your best bet to prevent VPL. Some are more comfortable than others. I like and frequently wear the Signature Rise by Hanky Panky. 

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I also wear and recommend very thin, nylon panties with a laser cut leg opening. That means the fabric just stops, there is no folded edge and no stitching. These aren’t pretty, lacy lingerie panties but they get the job done and don’t show through clothes.

You want to purchase these snug enough to hug or they will slide around. You also don’t want them too tight or they leave a bulge. It’s the seam and stitching that shows through clothes as a lump and the tightness that shows as a bulge.

They’re available at all price points. I recommend trying several brands on to see which are most comfortable.

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These Simplicity Seamless Lasercut Panties from Amazon do have a seams but they are very thin.

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These Commando high rise briefs have a high enough rise to prevent any line in your tummy from showing and are lasercut all around.

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These Under Armour  from Macy’s have a four way stretch fabric for unltimate comfort and are laser cut on all edges.

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These Calvin Klein from Nordstrom are a sleek micro fiber and laser cut around all edges.

Wear your slim pants shopping so you can check for VPL while testing these out. One size never fits all, so keep trying on until you find that magic combination of function and comfort.

Good luck!

Let me know what works.

Happy Styling,
Jennifer

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