Even just the word itself, "wedgie," harkens back to those embarrassing days on the playground when you had to somehow discreetly tug at your underwear without anyone noticing. Fast forward a few decades and here we are, still hearing from women that their underwear just isn't cutting it in the wedgie department. So frustrating, right?! Time to make a change (literally).
Here are our best tips and info for buying underwear that is truly wedgie-resistant and eliminating those round-the-clock readjustments.
1. Toss out the old.
First and foremost, clean out your underwear drawer. A lot of fabrics lose their elasticity and recovery over time, essentially causing them to shift away from their original shape. Once they're worn out—which happens far too quickly when you choose cheaper, low-quality underwear—they tend to bunch up in areas where they shouldn't. Take everything in your drawer and inspect what you've got; any underwear that you typically avoid because of its wedgie-factor has got to go.
2. Look for generous cuts.
In addition to quality, the style and cut of underwear can often be blamed for causing wedgies too. Your best bet: go with bikinis, briefs, or hipsters that promise wedgie-free wear through ample coverage and strategic hip placement. (Sounds confusing, but just read the descriptions to make sure wedgies were taken into consideration!)
Of course, we'd be remiss not to mention that Uwila Warrior underwear is purposely cut so that they're wider (in terms of measurements), with generous leg openings that aren't too tight at all. This isn't typical of the average underwear—we wanted them to lay flatter and smoother on the body, so there's no need to pull and tug throughout the day, no matter how active you are.
3. Choose fabrics that have just enough stretch.
In general, synthetic fabrics have less issue with bunching than the ever popular cotton undies. Why? Because there is more of a stretch to the synthetic fabric and it has better recovery (a term we use often in the underwear business!). That's why Uwila Warrior's underwear is made of either silk or a polyester/polyurethane blend that feels like silk. Our pairs move and flex with the movement of your body. Check out our Happy Seams line for underwear that is ultra lightweight, wedgie-free, and seamless.
4. Get the size right.
If your underwear is too small for you, it'll pull too tightly across your body, creating uncomfortable bunching and riding. (Not to mention, too tight = not hygienic.) Here's the catch: not every size chart is alike. Just like every footwear brand has a different fit, every lingerie brand does as well.
To help you determine which of Uwila Warrior's sizes are right for you, beyond just showing you the typical size chart, we also offer a Perfect Fit Guarantee. If you don't love your first pair of Uwila Warrior underwear, we'll send you a different size or style of a similar point, free of charge. And you can even keep your first pair. ;)
Peace out, wedgies. And speaking of peace... check out our latest designs.