While cotton is the most common fabric you will find when you’re shopping for cute, new pairs of underwear, it is definitely not the all-around reigning supreme when it comes to fabrics you want to wear close to your body. The best alternatives to cotton underwear? Technically (and we’ll get into all of the dirty details) silk make for the most comfortable, breathable, and barely-there underwear. Here’s why:
What Is Silk Underwear?
Silk has the reputation of being the 'queen of fabrics' and in a couple seconds you will see why. Not only is it luxuriously soft, but it is also the most hypoallergenic of all fabrics (go run and tell your friend who swears by wheat-grass shots and organic products) and its silky smooth surface resists both odor and moisture, despite its delicate appearance - So yes, it is actually a great option for gym underwear. Check out some additional highly convincing reasons why silk is the best alternative to cotton.
Silk is highly absorbent and dries quickly, which means that it will absorb any moisture or perspiration and let your skin breathe. In fact, silk will absorb 40% of your its own weight before it even feels wet.
While you may have heard that cotton material is "breathable," this is usually in comparison to synthetic fabrics like polyester. Silk is actually more breathable than cotton, despite what you may have heard on TV!
Silk truly is an all-climate fabric. What do we mean by that? Well, it is warm and cozy in the winter, but also will keep you comfortably cool when the temperature starts to heat up. Compared to cotton, silk is the better option in terms of underwear that you can wear year-round.
Silk is one of the strongest natural fibers you will find, which means that any underwear made of silk will last (almost) forever, and definitely longer than any of your cotton underwear. While silk may seem to be delicate, it actually is stronger than cotton, which means that it is the better investment if you are looking for underwear that won't unravel in the wash, tear, or rip after some wear, which is perfect for any woman who is looking to invest in underwear that will last.
Our Recommendation: Every single pair of Uwila Warrior's silk underwear. Colorful, breathable, and tried and tested, these silky underwear are made of 100% natural organic silk, so you get all of the benefits of silk underwear with the added cute colors and styles that any woman will love.
So, the best alternatives to cotton underwear? Silk fabric undies. With all of the benefits of cotton, plus the luxurious look and feel of silk, this fabric will become your new favorite for underwear that is perfect for whatever life may throw at you.