The Best Seamless Underwear for Working Out

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Seamless underwear are the best underwear for working out for a breathable, no-show option that won't have you picking a wedgie in the weight room.

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The Best Underwear for Working Out

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In general, activewear tends to be on the form-fitting side, which is helpful if you're attacking a HIIT class or a long run and don't want your clothes to distract you. That can present a challenge, though, if you're trying to avoid a VPL. Even a seemingly thick pair of black leggings can reveal a noticeable visible panty line.

Skipping underwear for a workout is totally fine (assuming you change out of your leggings right afterward) and will eliminate all risk of your underwear showing. But if that's not your thing, the best underwear for working out by far are seamless underwear. These are the best type of underwear to work out in because they are made to stand up to sweat, without showinga single ripple. (

With that in mind, here are 11 seamless pairs to add to your workout underwear drawer, stat.

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Quo Active Thong

Quo Active Thong

A one-size-fits-all thong seems impossible, yet somehow it works in this antimicrobial moisture-wicking pair from Quo, designed specifically for extra-sweaty workouts. They have a wide waistband designed to help them stay put during any workout.

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Auden Women's Plus Size Seamless Hipster Underwear

Auden Women's Plus Size Seamless Hipster Underwear

In sizes up to 4X, this pair or workout underwear from Target-exclusive intimates brand Auden are designed for optimum comfort and come in six shades. They might just become a go-to for any body-con outfits you wear outside the gym.

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Sweaty Betty Mindful Seamless Hipster Briefs

Sweaty Betty Mindful Seamless Hipster Briefs
Sweaty Betty

The pretty hue of these breathable, no-show briefs is enough to make you want to hang out around the house in them, sans pants (no judgment) — yet they're some of the best panties to wear while working out. (

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Gymshark Low Rise Seamless Thong

Gymshark Seamless Low Rise Thong

Gymshark is known for its seamless workout clothes, so it only makes sense that it offers a selection of seamless underwear perfect for layering under leggings. This thong promises breathability and weightlessness, and comes in black or white. (

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Spanx Under Statements Thong

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No VPLs here — the quick-drying Under Statements thong from Spanx feels light as air, yet boasts serious staying power thanks to "Topnotch Crotch" technology.

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Uniqlo Airism Ultra Seamless Hiphugger

Uniqlo Airism Seamless Hiphugger Underwear

This ultra-thin pair of good underwear for working out is from Uniqlo incorporates the brand's Airism fabric, a lightweight, breathable blend of nylon and spandex. The crotch has a layer of cotton, which can help you stay drier, a key for avoiding growth of yeast and bacteria.

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Evelyn Bobbie High Waisted Thong

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Evelyn Bobbie

A high-waisted, no-show thong is the perfect match for high-waisted leggings. This option is available in five shades and a lace-printed option.

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Commando Minimalist Thong

Commando Minimalist Thong

You can always go commando for real but also as in the brand. A super lightweight pair, the breathable Commando Minimalist Thong is made from smoothing microfiber designed to stretch and still retain its shape, all of which makes it a no-brainer choice for the best underwear for working out.

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Soma Intimates Lace Hipster

soma intimates seamless workout underwear
Soma Intimates

Made with Soma's "vanishing edge" technology, these breathable microfiber lace hipsters have silicone around the leg openings to keep them in place without panty lines.

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Under Armour Pure Stretch Thong

Under Armour Pure Stretch Thong
Under Armour

Playful patterns make UA's Pure Stretch printed thongs — which have anti-odor technology and a cotton gusset — some of the best underwear for working out.

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Warner's Intimates Seamless Hipster

warner's intimates workout underwear

The silky "No Pinches No Problems" seamless hipster delivers exactly what its name promises, with full seat coverage and a smoothing, wide waistband.

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