The Best Underwear to Wear With Leggings

Finding the perfect underwear is no easy task, but that’s especially true when you’re on a mission to find the best pair to wear with leggings. To ease the struggle, we tapped an expert in the field. Sarita Liu—who, at the time we spoke to her, was the director of design and development for MeUndies—was kind enough to answer a few of our questions and provide some insider tips to help us determine what is most important when shopping for no-show undies.

In terms of specific design techniques, she said to consider the seams and edges. “Our No Show line features clean-cut edges and bonded seams, which means no stitching anywhere. We have designed our underwear to provide that barely-there all-day comfort,” said Liu. Fabric is also important. She used a MicroModal spandex that will stretch and conform to fit your body perfectly (i.e., no unwanted lines).

And now, our most burning question of all: Does it always need to be a thong, or can other styles work under leggings? “Our No Show Thong is very popular, but the No Show Hipster is also a good option for those who prefer more coverage. They are the ideal outfit game changer and perfect to wear with anything skintight, semi-sheer, or thin,” said Liu.

There you have it. Keep scrolling to see the styles Liu suggested along with a few other recommendations.

Super-soft fabric with bonded seams for no lines. Plus, they come in 12 colors.

These offer a seamless look and a compressive waistband.

You wouldn't guess it from the front, but this is actually a thong.

For those serious about bulking up their underwear collection, a multipack is your best friend.

If you love Hanky Panky's famous lace underwear, you need to try its Breathe line.

Urban Outfitters' lingerie collection has some surprise gems.

Nordstrom shoppers rave about this one-size-fits-most style.

Seamless with clean edges and a leg-lengthening cut.

For those curious about period underwear, these also have leakproof technology. 

ALO makes the best leggings, so you can rest assured the brand knows what it's doing.

If it has "butter" in the name, it must be good.

Wacoal knows a thing or two about making high-quality bras, so trust its no-show panties.

Get the no-show look, but with the addition of pretty lace.

If you're in favor of more coverage, this is a solid bet.

A great basic at an even better price point. 

These conform to fit your body—no pesky lines included.

Skims offers so many color-toned options. 

These just might be your new favorite thongs. (And luckily, they're available on Amazon.)

The airiness of cotton is unmatched. 

Invisible underwear to pair with your Everlane workout gear.

An excellent option if you're looking for some fun colors.

This post was originally published at an earlier date and has since been updated. Next, I'm a Plus-Size Fashion Editor—I Swear By These 5 Lingerie Brands