Don't Be Fooled: Here's the Best Underwear to Wear With Skirts

There’s not necessarily one universal underwear style that works with every single item in your closet. In fact, we recently debriefed on the best underwear to wear with jeans specifically. Given that you’re also probably incorporating a variety of skirts into your fall rotation, we ventured a guess that taking a closer look at the best underwear cuts for this category would be of interest as well. Sure, it’s totally up to personal preference at the end of the day (live your life), but as we learned with our denim deep dive, one style just doesn’t always fit all.

That’s why we tapped marketing expert Danielle Iserlis and the buying team behind one of the most beloved lingerie retailers, Journelle, to fill us in on the best and most comfortable underwear to wear with every type of fall skirt.

Ahead, read everything you ever wanted to know about skirt-and-underwear pairings. From high-waisted thongs to boy shorts to bikini briefs, the mainstays in your underwear drawer are about to meet their skirt counterparts—and it looks to be a match made in heaven.

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Szymon Brzóska

"For silk skirts, we definitely recommend something seamless that will not show through even the thinnest silks. A staff and client favorite is the Commando Better Than Nothing Tiny Thong. If you like a thong style with some smoothing effects, take a look at this Yummie Hidden Curves High Waist Thong. This control thong is a 4 out of 5 in the Yummies compression scale, meaning no lumps and bumps underneath that silk skirt! It's lightweight and pulls you in in all the right places."

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Szymon Brzóska

"A boy short is best here. Add in some tights and you've got yourself that classic fall look. The Skin Supernatural Boy Short is super comfortable and is 90% cotton, perfect for breathability underneath that warm wool skirt! However, if you want something with a little more feminine the Natori Flora Girl Short is a great lacy option."

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"Denim skirts are the most flexible in terms of panties. Lace bikinis are a great option, like the Journelle Anais Bikini, for that little bit of extra coverage that keeps it classic and sensual, if that's your thing."

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Szymon Brzóska

"The suede mini is a popular fall wardrobe staple. We recommend wearing a bikini or boy short that will provide a little extra coverage just in case things are a little too mini for the season. For a little less coverage, while still keeping comfortable in a miniskirt, we suggest the Journelle Iris Bikini. The Simone Perele Amour Boyshort is another favorite."