We Really Don't Think About This Workout Gear Enough—Here's Why We Should


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You probably give a lot (or at least some) thought to your leggings, sports bras, tops, and shoes when working out. And that's pretty much a given because you want gear that's comfortable, supportive, sweat-wicking, and just all-around easy to wear so you can work out and focus. But do you ever give thought to what you're wearing underneath your leggings? Yes, I'm talking about underwear here.

I know that some people might go commando when wearing leggings (and we can talk about this hotly debated topic another day), but for the people who do don underwear along with their workout gear, you want to make sure it's breathable, moisture-wicking, and comfortable. I mean, I think I can safely say that a lot of us have dealt with underwear that rides up or rides down, feels "swampy" (gross, I know), and just feels like an annoying extra layer.

Well, the good news is there are options for you that will solve all those problems. You just have to shop for the right items. To help, I've compiled a list of the best workout underwear for women that you can add to your activewear closet. Take a look below.

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This article is provided for informational purposes only and is not intended to be used in the place of advice of your physician or other medical professionals. You should always consult with your doctor or healthcare provider first with any health-related questions.

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Sarah is lifestyle writer and editor with over 10 years of experience covering health and wellness, interior design, food, beauty, and tech. Born and raised in Los Angeles, she attended New York University and lived in New York for 12 years before returning to L.A. in 2019. In addition to her work on THE/THIRTY and Who What Wear, she held editor roles at Apartment Therapy, Real Simple, House Beautiful, Elle Decor, and The Bump (sister site of The Knot). She has a passion for health and wellness, but she especially loves writing about mental health. Her self-care routine consists of five things: a good workout, “me” time on the regular, an intriguing book/podcast/playlist to unwind after a long day, naps, and decorating her home.