A Guide to Plus-Size Panties
Details to Consider When Shopping for Plus-Size Underwear
Brands that are committed to true size inclusivity pay attention to the details. For example, unlike many other brands, Uwila Warrior uses different fit models to develop extended size ranges. “We don't just scale up a size small or medium to a 3X,” explains Lisa Mullan, Uwila Warrior’s Chief Underwear Officer & Founder, noting that a body does not proportionally change by size. Uwila Warrior doesn’t take any shortcuts when developing plus-size panties, and this fundamental approach can make all the difference. So can these other details below.
Materials: The fabric used to create underwear can help it fit around your curves and recover back into place. “Other brands are made with a ton of elastic and the underwear expands on the body, pulling in and causing dimples,” Lisa explains. “At Uwila, the material will stay in its intended place as you go through your daily activities.”
The No Brainer brief is Uwila Warrior’s MVP for sizing flexibility, in large part thanks to material. “The fabric is super stretchy and the cut is a mid-rise classic brief, which works well across a variety of bodies,” says Samantha Benassai, Uwila Warrior’s Product Development manager.
Silk is also a great option for underwear of any size. “Silk naturally wicks moisture, which is a factor in chafing. This helps to move the moisture away from your skin, reducing the probability that a rash will form,” Samantha adds.
Cut and Fit: When shopping for plus-size panties, you want to look for brands that adjust the cut and fit. “We increased the rise of our thong size XL and up. We also made the leg gap larger and higher,” UWila’s founder, Lisa, explains. Avoiding compression and constrictive fits can also help avoid uncomfortable rubbing.
Seams: Laser cut and thermowelded seams can make plus-size underwear more comfortable, as well. Uwila’s Happy Seams underwear has eliminated the use of elastic trims and sewn seams, instead opting for high-tech finishes such as laser cutting. This means they won’t rub or pinch as more traditional underwear would.
Product Line: You want to look for a brand that isn’t phoning in their plus-size panties. “We go beyond the basic colors for extended sizes and offer all women a wide variety of colors and assortment across all products,” Lisa points out. You deserve it.
The Best Plus-Size Panty Options
Now that you know what to look for in plus-size underwear, here are some options to get your started. Make space in that top drawer!
No Brainer, $22
On those mornings when you’ve got seconds to get dressed, nothing beats these briefs. And they’re available up to size 4X. Made of a lightweight blend and with a 100% Cotton-lined gusset, the higher waisted, tagless, and no-frills underwear provide full coverage and no visible panty lines. Grab it in a hurry — or just because — and rest assured that you’ll spend the day comfortable, dry, and wedgie-free.
Soft Silks, $38
Made of 100% silk, our best-selling briefs have seams on the side to better fit around your curves. They’re available up to size 3X. Silk is the ultimate moisture-wicking fabric, making these ideal for any occasion that demands underwear that stays in place and dries fast. They’ll also spare you visible panty lines.
VIP Thong, $22
Women of all sizes like to wear thongs, and these are available up to size 3X. Made with the same lightweight blend as the Happy Seams line and cotton gusset for maximum hygiene, this thong is extra comfortable thanks to thermowelded side seams and removable tags. They won't be making an appearance under your clothes, so you can wear them anywhere with 100% confidence.
Happy Seams, $38
These mid-rise seamless plus-size panties magically disappear under clothes and feel invisible, too. They’re available up to size 3X. Made of a dreamy lightweight blend and with cotton gussets, they offer medium coverage and no visible panty lines. With thermowelded seams and laser-cut leg openings, you can wear them without a wedgie care in the world.
Want to see more? Explore all of Uwila’s size inclusive underwear. Thanks to our Perfect Fit Promise, you can always return or exchange any items that are unworn, unwashed, and with tags still on within 30 days or receiving them.
Perfect Fit Promise
We also offer a Perfect Fit Promise so we can make sure your underwear fits like a glove. If you don’t love your first pair of Uwila Warrior underwear, we’ll send you a different size or style of a similar price point, free of charge. Plus, you can keep your first pair.