I Asked Plus-Size Fashion People for Their Favorite Underwear—They Named These


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Though our jeans, T-shirts, sneakers, and tanks get tons of use throughout the year, not even our most frequented wardrobe items are employed as often as our underwear, aka the starting point for every good outfit. Because of this, it's essential that the pairs we invest in are good, meaning that they fit well, are comfortable all day long, and don't show through whatever's worn above them. It's a big job and one that's rarely achieved on all fronts. 

For those who happen to wear a size above 16, finding a pair of panties that checks off every box is all the more difficult due to the fact that many of the lingerie world's major players still refuse to design with the majority of women in mind. But according to the five style experts ahead, there are size-inclusive underwear brands that have mastered the trade in a major way. All you need is a point in the right direction to find them. Scroll down to see which size-inclusive underwear brands passed their test and shop their all-time favorite pairs each.

Ireanna Bradshaw, Content Creator



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Ireanna's pick: Auden

"For me, personally, I feel like a good pair of underwear is a necessary must. My personal favorite for every day is the Seamless Thong from Auden from Target. They come in nude, black, yellow, gray, [and more colors, and] are a high-waisted thong that's breathable and comfortable." 

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Chichi Offor, Associate Shopping Editor at Who What Wear



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Chichi's pick: Skims

"I've been really loving all things Skims lately, and their high-waisted thong is the most comfortable thong I've personally ever worn. The Fits Everybody material is incredibly light and soft as well."

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Katrina Nichole, Fashion and Fitness Content Creator and Model



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Katrina's pick: ThirdLove

"I am obsessed with ThirdLove for size-inclusive underwear and actually just ordered a new restock from them because I love them so much. I specifically wear their Comfort Stretch Bikini Underwear. It’s perfect for ultra-cheeky gals like me and there’s no lining under any clothing garments."

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Essie Golden, Content Creator, Founder of Golden Confidence, and Co-Founder of Thick Laces



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Essie's pick: Parade

"One of my absolute favorite brands is Parade. When it comes to fit, styles, and representation they get it right every single time. For everyday underwear, I need something comfortable, breathable, and something that moves when I do but doesn't roll down. The High Rise Cheeky in sexy silky mesh is perfect for summer and beyond. They have a style for every comfort level."

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Veronica Campos, Model



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Veronica's pick: ARQ

"My favorite everyday underwear of all time is from ARQ. It's the brand's new underwear style called the Misha. It's a high-waisted, high hip cut undie that fully covers the booty and holds you in nicely. It's different from the full-coverage high-waisted style, so it feels lighter underneath clothing. ARQ is the most inclusive undies brand that I know of and their color and pattern choices are divine!"

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Jess Sims, Freelance Writer and Author



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Jess's picks: Universal Standard and Love, Vera

"Universal Standard has really well-made underwear. I love sexy lingerie and lacey bits but I work from home, and sitting around in some comfy underoos that cover my entire backside is comforting. As is pretty standard with Universal Standard's size range, the underwear also goes up to a size US 40.

"Love, Vera is a Black woman–owned lingerie brand that sells some of the sexiest underpinnings I have ever seen and they always have models of all body shapes and sizes, which I really appreciate. I believe their underwear goes up to a 4X in most styles and the sizing is pretty consistent with true plus (as opposed to junior plus, which tends to run smaller)."

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Senior Fashion Editor

Eliza Huber is a New York City–based fashion editor who specializes in trend reporting, brand discovery, and celebrity style. She joined Who What Wear in 2021 after almost four years on the fashion editorial team at Refinery29, the job she took after graduating with a marketing degree from the University of Iowa. She has since launched two monthly columns, Let's Get a Room and Ways to Wear; profiled the likes of Dakota Fanning, Diane Kruger, Katie Holmes, and Sabrina Carpenter for WWW's monthly cover features; and reported on everything from the relationship between Formula One and fashion to the top trends from fashion month, season after season. Eliza now lives on the Upper West Side and spends her free time researching F1 fashion imagery for her side Instagram accounts @thepinnacleoffashion and @f1paddockfits, running in Central Park, and scouring eBay for '90s Prada and '80s Yves Saint Laurent.