Surprisingly, This Is the Must-Have Gear You Need for Your Next Workout


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Whether it's sweltering outside or you're doing an intense sweat-inducing workout, not being able to dry off is, well, gross. I find this is especially true in the latter situation. I hate feeling like I'm drowning in my own dirt and sweat when I'm trying to push or challenge myself. I start to think about the sweat and only the sweat, which does not help my focus at all.

Now, there are a lot of sweat-wicking activewear pieces out there, from leggings to sports bras to tops. But one thing I didn't realize was a total game changer until recently was also making sure that I had on moisture-wicking underwear. You see, not only are you keeping yourself dry, but you're also making sure that your underwear isn't becoming a breeding ground for bacteria. I know—just thinking about it gives me the creeps.


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So what do you want to look for when shopping for underwear? Breathability is key, so opt for cotton or performance fabrics that are designed to deal with sweat. Luckily, there are plenty of options now that are great for workouts but also perfect if you're out and about on a particularly hot summer's day. Because who wants to deal with butt sweat, period? Take a look at some finds below.

1. Lululemon InvisiWear Mid-Rise Bikini Underwear

2. Fruit of the Loom Moisture Wicking Coolblend Panties

3. Gap Breathe Hipster 

4. Boody Body EcoWear Classic Bikini

5. Ocojoce Hipster Seamless Breathable Underwear

6. Under Armour Pure Stretch Hipster

7. Parade Thong Universal

8. ALO Icon Cheeky

9. Balanced Tech Seamless Hipster Brief Bikini Panties

10. Reebok Seamless Hipster Panties

11. Lululemon Smooth Seamless Thong

12. Aerie Float Microfiber String Bikini Underwear

13. Voenxe Seamless Thongs

14. Commando Bikini

15. Calvin Klein Underwear Invisible Hispter

16. Alo Airbrush Invisible Thong

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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.

Managing Editor

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.