The 12 Best Underwear Styles Ever, According to Fashion Editors

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While scrolling through the lingerie sections at my favorite online retailers, I’ve been struck by how many great options are out there right now. Whether it be basics or attractive silky pieces, there are seriously amazing options to add to your cart. But in case you need help navigating all the options out there, I’ve called in some experts to point you in the right direction.

To find out the best of the best in the world of lingerie, I tapped Who What Wear’s very own team of fashion editors to weigh in with their picks. From pretty lace styles to high-rise panties with a leg-lengthening cut to seamless styles to wear underneath absolutely everything, these are the underwear styles our editors have tried and can confidently say are the best. Ahead, shop their favorite underwear styles that beat out all the other options. I even included my go-to style at the end.

Who What Wear Managing Editor Michelle Scanga

"This thong is my absolute favorite. It's nude and hugs my body perfectly, and its seamless design allows you to wear it with really tight or slinky items without showing lines."

Available in sizes XS/S to M/L.

"For more of a trendy underwear option, I’m really into the new wave of string silhouettes like these Fleur du Mal silk undies."

Available in sizes 1 to 4.

Who What Wear Editor in Chief Kat Collings

"The Calvin Klein Invisibles collection is my absolute favorite, especially the thong. They feel almost like nothing and truly do look seamless under clothes."

Available in sizes XS to XL.

Who What Wear Market Editor Nicole Akhtarzad

"I love Cosabella's classic Dolce thong because it fits perfectly, and something about the wide but paper-thin band is almost invisible under skirts and dresses."

Available in one size.

Who What Wear Senior News Editor Erin Fitzpatrick

"You can never go wrong with classic lacy pieces. This pretty pastel one by Cosabella is definitely a safe bet."

Available in sizes S/M to M/L.

Who What Wear Assistant Editor Anna LaPlaca

"I love how the higher rise on these is unbelievably comfortable, but the high cut also makes your legs look miles long."

Available in sizes S to L.

"This is my go-to underwear style because you can wear them with literally anything—jeans, dresses, skirts, you name it."

Available in sizes 0 to 3.

Who What Wear Editor Allyson Payer

"Hanky Panky's lace underwear is a longtime favorite of mine. I can't imagine how anything could be more comfortable."

Available in one size.

"I also recently tried the Bare line, which is great when you want something even more seamless (that's also very comfortable)."

Available in sizes XS to L.

Who What Wear Senior News Editor Gina Marinelli

"I typically wear a few different styles, but I always have a good batch of high-waisted bikinis in my lingerie drawer. I like the extra support with the higher fit and find it's pretty perfect under most pants or skirts (which I also wear a little higher too, to be honest)."

Available in sizes S to L.

Who What Wear Fashion Editor Lauren Eggertsen

"All-lace thongs are my go-to underwear for every outfit. They don't have seams that dig into you, don't show underwear lines, and are extremely comfortable (and pretty). Hanky Panky makes my favorite pairs."

Available in one size.

Who What Wear Associate Editor Kristen Nichols

"Not only are these the most comfortable thongs I've tried, but they're also invisible underneath everything I wear."

Available in sizes XS/S to L/XL.

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