Picture this: You’re wearing your fave pair of jeans that make you check out your butt in every reflective surface you walk past. You strut around all day with the confidence of Rihanna, but when you do a 360 in the bathroom mirror at work, your eyes jump to two thin bunches underneath the denim—panty lines, all because you forgot to wear your best pair of no-show seamless underwear.
While it's obviously not the *biggest* deal in the world to have your panty lines out and about, it feels embarrassing in the moment. But all of us have been there, and there's obviously no shame. That said, seamless underwear and thongs are here to make sure you won't be finding yourself in that situation again any time soon.
Peep a few of the best pairs of seamless underwear, below:
To put this fashion woe to bed (a.k.a. the bottom of your underwear drawer), our team rounded up the best seamless underwear that won’t bunch up, itch, or show under your favorite leggings, dresses, and pants. Loved and tested by thousands of satisfied panty line-free reviewers, see below for 21 of the best pairs of seamless underwear, from Skims to Amazon and Women's Health editor-loved brand, Parade.
Reviewers love these seamless hipster panties for everyday wear because they stay put and invisible, even under thin leggings. The neutral color offerings make them a solid daily essential, but the quick-dry fabric makes them a fave for workouts.
Rave Review: "They're beautiful. They're comfortable. They don’t ride up or down. There are no panty lines. I love them!!"
An affordable essential, this six-pack features hipster briefs that are breathable and provide a mid-level coverage. Whether slipping on a pair under leggings or just lounging around, these are a solid go-to.
Rave Review: "These are amazing! They're my favorite! They are very comfortable. I barely notice I'm wearing them. They don't ride up or itch. There are no tags. I'm going to buy another set really soon!"
Experts agree that when it comes to your health, it's best to wear cotton briefs, because they're so breathable. Most can feel kind of thick and give you panty lines, but these don't do that at all. Made with five percent spandex, they have just enough stretch to comfortably fit to the contours of your body.
Rave Review: "I love this underwear! It's super comfy and there are no big seams showing. It is really hard to find cotton underwear that doesn’t show under clothes—these are the best I have found."
For the hottest of days, opt for these moisture-wicking panties made with Fruit Of The Loom's signature cooling fabric. Sans itchy tags, these also have mesh panels on the sides for maximum breathability.
Note: Fruit Of The Loom uses their own sizing chart, so be sure to read that carefully.
Rave Review: "These are the softest panties I've ever worn. After many years of wearing thongs, which are my favorite, I've now switched back to briefs. These are awesome at moisture-wicking and being sweat-proof, especially living in the Southeast U.S. I just purchased another four pairs. I love these!"
Besides the aesthetic perks, wearing seamless underwear also helps eliminate chafing while you work out. New Balance's silky pairs wick moisture and move with you so you can focus on your squat form. They're a great option to wear in humid weather, too.
Rave Review: "I highly recommend these. I have a hard time finding underwear that covers my whole butt and doesn't ride up. These stay in place and fit extremely well. I have bought similar ones from other name brands but like the fit of these a lot more!"
Nearly 30,000 Amazon reviewers can’t be wrong—this five pack is a top pick for soft, comfy, uber-discreet thongs. No VPL in sight.
Rave Review: "It's been over 20 years since I wore a thong. In the past, the ones I tried always felt uncomfortable. These are comfortable!!!! I totally forget I have a thong on, and they wash really well. I'll most likely order another set."
They don't have much of a stretch, a reviewer wrote
This set of seamless bikinis comes in vibrant floral patterns for a bit of discreet fun—even if you’re the only one who can tell. The low rise means they won't show under your high-rise jeans or leggings, too.
Rave Review: "The panty industry is growing and changing for the best obviously. I honestly will NEVER buy Victoria's Secret again. I’m getting six pairs for the price of two of Victoria's Secrets ones! I’ve purchased these twice in the past three months. Enough said."
Hanes knows a thing or two about comfy underwear. The fabric on these boyshorts feels smooth as can be and stretches just enough to conform to the curves of your body while providing more coverage than a typical brief.
Rave Review: "These turned out to be the most comfortable undies I have ever worn. The thickness is right and if you are short-waisted like me, they become full briefs. I wouldn't change a thing about these. I'm in love."
For those of you with sensitive skin or who want something super breathable, this silky soft g-string is your best bet. The hypoallergenic bamboo fabric feels like butter on the skin, making it great to wear during workouts.
Rave Review: "I love this brand and decided to try the thongs even though I haven’t found a comfortable thong in, like, a decade. I actually liked these and they worked great without leaving lines. I wore them all day and didn’t even rush to take them off when I got home. There's no bunching. They're true to size."
They may be basics, but wearing these low-rise briefs feels more like a secret treat. The full-coverage panties are made with a raw-cut waist edge, flat seams, and were specifically designed to offer an inclusive range of nude shades.
While this pair doesn't have any rave reviews yet, our editors still thought they were worthy of inclusion because of how inclusive their nude shade offering is.
62% Polyamide, 38% Elastane
Best Women's Health Editor-Tested Seamless Underwear
Parade Seamless Sculpt High Rise Boyshort
Best Women's Health Editor-Tested Seamless Underwear
Boyshorts are notorious for showing panty lines, but Parade's signature lightweight fabric makes it exceptional—in many ways. The Women's Health editor-loved brand makes all their clothing (don't sleep on the buttery soft bodysuits) out of certified recycled yarns.
Editor Review: "This is my go-to pair of period underwear, because it's super lightweight and breathable but the high-rise feels really supportive and comfy, too. The last thing I want to worry about on my period is panty lines, and I don't have to give them a second thought when I get dressed while wearing these." —Neha Tandon, Women's Health senior commerce editor
Period panties may sound a bit scary at first, but take it from several of the editors at Women's Health who have ditched pads and tampons forever in lieu of them. Just imagine never having to run to the store for a late night re-stock.
These particular panties have a cute lace trim and are designed to hold up to four tampons worth of a flow. Reviewers who are postpartum love these, too.
Rave Review: "I’ve used many period panties. These are extremely comfortable and cute! They hug you in all the right places and they’re thick so you feel protected."
Main body: 82% Nylon and 18% Spandex' Crotch: Cotton
Skims is a celebrity brand that might actually live up to the hype, according to reviewers. People say this high-waisted is thong comfy, sexy, and features super lightweight fabric. Multiple reviewers even say it's the most comfortable underwear they've ever owned. I mean, what more could you want?
Rave Review: "The most comfortable high-waisted g-string I’ve worn, and I’ve tried a lot of different brands to find the right one!"
I just know by looking at this photo that this pair is soft AF. But, the proof is in the reviews. Customers love how soft and comfy these are. Plus, they fit great and reviewers say they're as high-quality as ~other reputable lingerie brands~, a reviewer wrote.
Rave Review: "May I say, this is some really high-quality and comfortable underwear! Honestly, I stopped buying from Victoria's Secret because they were getting so expensive. I definitely recommend you buy these if you want something high-quality from Amazon. They wash really well and don’t tear easily."
This seamless bikini will legit feel like it's melting into your skin—you'll feel like it isn't even there. People adore the different nude shades this pair comes in, saying it matches their skin perfectly.
Rave Review: "I have never felt so myself, transparent, and clearly smooth all at once before! Thank YOU!"
This pair is called the butter hipster for a reason—it's super soft, reviewers say. The low-rise makes them perfect to go under a fitted dress or skirt, and they hold up really great after washing.
Rave Review: "Truly the best no-show underwear I've ever found. I have repurchased these many times. The cost is very high, so luckily they hold up really well machine washing and drying. I guess the only downside is that they aren't very cute, lol."
Some say to size down one for a more supportive fit
Soon-to-be-mamas absolutely love this underwear, raving about how much they love the fit, comfortability, and compressive support. Unlike other maternity undies, this pair won't suck in your belly, so you'll have room to breathe.
Rave Review: "I cannot stress enough how comfortable these underwear are. They are EXACTLY what I wanted. I needed something that provided some support, but more of a smoothing effect for my belly—comfort, light compression, a smoothing effect, and belly support. You will NOT regret purchasing these. I’ve already recommended them to both my sisters!"
A reviewer said they stretch out easily during the day
This six-pack of seamless undies is a steal, IMO—the pairs are available in so many different colors and patterns, and at a fantastic price. Plus, they have over 11,000 global ratings on Amazon and an average of four and a half stars.
Rave Review: "I love these. I have washed them numerous times and the seam is intact. The colors are cute and they are pretty seamless and comfortable for everyday wear and the gym. I love how they aren’t tight and uncomfortable. I am a fan and not looking anywhere else for underwear! Please buy!"
There's an adhesive in the crotch area that might not stay adhered, a reviewer wrote
Have you ever seen seamless underwear be so stylish?! Me either. But, it's functional, too—customers adore the fit, style, and cute pastel color options.
Rave Review: "These fit me like a glove, which never happens with underwear that provides any sort of coverage. They're always either way to tight over my butt and leave visible lines, or constantly have to be pulled up, but these are perfect! I've been throwing them in the washer and dryer for months and they haven't shrank or changed at all! 10/10 would recommend for any ladies with junk in the trunk looking for comfy, figure-flattering panties!"
Neha Tandon is the senior commerce editor of Women's Health—she's an expert in discovering the best products and services you can buy and giving recommendations. She discovered her love for magazines when as a teen, she started stealing her mother's magazines. Determined to see more women who look like her and her family members on the glossy covers of magazines, she was guided by seasoned editors and mentors to write for brands including New York Magazine, Cosmopolitan, BRIDES, Harper's Bazaar, Business Insider, Byrdie, and Well+Good. When she’s not grilling dermatologists about the latest skincare trends, she’s doing candlelit yoga or watching Humphrey Bogart movies over vegan pizza. Follow her on Instagram.
Addison Aloian (she/her) is an editorial assistant at Women’s Health. When she’s not writing about all things pop culture, health, beauty, and fashion, she loves hitting leg day at the gym, shopping at Trader Joe’s, and watching whichever hockey game is on TV. Her work has also appeared in Allure, StyleCaster, L’Officiel USA, V Magazine, and Modern Luxury Media.