Over the past few years, there has been so much talk about women wearing the wrong bra size or the wrong type of jeans—even sneakers have joined this right-fit revolution. But what about the clothing you entrust your nether regions to, every single day? What about the material that literally protects the most intimate part of your body? If there's anything in your closet that should absolutely fit your lifestyle, we at Uwila Warrior say it's your undies. It’s time to examine your lingerie drawer, and we're here to help.
Scan the list of statements below and choose the one that sounds the most like your life to find out what we suggest regarding your go-to underwear.
"Between work, yoga, tennis, and chasing after the kids, I'm rarely sitting still."
Always on the go? All the more reason to make choosing your underwear a quick decision: you want ones that are moisture-wicking. “Women who exercise or have busy and high adrenaline lifestyles can sweat more often in the groin region among other areas,” says Wendy Goodall McDonald, a board-certified OBGYN and author of It Smells Like Popcorn: The Modern Woman's A to V Guide to Her Vagina and Beyond. Underwear that holds in that moisture will make a woman more prone to yeast infections and general itching and irritation, she says. “Materials that draw moisture away from the skin will decrease the likelihood of developing infections or skin conditions that are common in high heat and moisture.” So, your mission: opt for lingerie that looks good and keeps up with the daily hustle.
"I'm almost always in presentation mode—me, front and center, speaking to crowds big and small."
Whether you spend most of your time at the head of boardrooms, presenting at PTO meetings, or pitching to clients, we’d venture to guess that you have zero patience for panty lines. Your best bet: shop for underwear that’s advertised as seamless. Through precise laser cutting and elastic free technology, seamless undies will give you that polished, put-together look without having to worry if your dress pants are too thin. (Wedgie-free = major bonus.) Just make sure they keep their shape around your body as you move from one side of the room to the other. Our fave Uwila Warrior pick: this seamless nude pair.
"What I wear is just as important to me as what I eat, what I clean with, and how I live. I’m all about natural."
Take a good look at the clothing tags in your closet. If you don’t own anything that’s made of nylon, rayon, acetate, or polyester, you’re definitely a natural fiber kind of woman. Unlike synthetic fibers, natural fibers are created from plants and animal sources and typically allow for greater breathability. For underwear, look for ones made entirely of natural fibers—like cotton or silk. At Uwila Warrior, we’re obviously fans of 100% silk undies, but go with what feels best for you. And if you’re interested in reading more on this topic, we like this article on 5 Reasons to Switch to Natural Fiber Clothing.
"I'm single and loving it, but I want to feel as comfortable as I do sexy."
If you don’t find thongs comfortable, then toss them out right now. You can feel incredibly sexy without having to wear half a piece of underwear that costs just as much as, if not more than, the full enchilada. Shop for delicate silks, pretty patterns, scalloped edges, and seamless lines—in a shape that makes you feel great. Uncomfortable underwear is the worst, and your lady parts deserve so much better. Rather go commando? Follow these do’s and don’ts.
Wherever you shop for your new undies—at Uwila Warrior or elsewhere—keep an eye out for a perfect fit guarantee like ours, so ultimately, you end up with the right pair for you.