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

The 15 Best Workout Underwear for Women


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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.

These briefs are made with a light mesh fabric so you know they're going to be breathable. They also won't bunch or roll during those workouts, either.

Quo Active's underwear is designed with high-intensity workouts in mind. The fabric has four-way stretch, wicks moisture, and features antimicrobial properties.

Like many of Girlfriend Collective's pieces, these undies are made with 80% recycled plastic bottles and 20% spandex. There's a bonded waistband to keep them in place and a moisture-wicking gusset liner to keep you dry.

Lululemon's thongs are designed for yoga sessions and for when you're on the go. They're smooth, lightweight, and just the right amount of snug. And they'll keep you dry during workouts—the fabric is quick-drying and there's a breathable cotton gusset.

This thick band helps keep your underwear in place during exercise. 

If you want to feel like you're wearing nothing but actually want to wear something, this string thong is for you. The fabric is soft, stretchy, and feels like second skin.

The raw-cut edges and elastic-free design make this thong so seamless and invisible.

You'll feel like you're wearing nothing at all. 

Calvin Klein underwear certainly has a cult following. 

More Sweat-Wicking Accessories to Shop

Your feet can get pretty sweaty during workouts, too. These socks feature a stretchy engineered knit that makes for more breathability and cushioned comfort.

Masking up during workouts can be a lot easier with these breathable masks. They feature adjustable ear loops and the fabric is lightweight, breathable, and fast-drying.

Shade yourself from the elements during your run with this hat. It also features reflective details for more visibility.

Designed for running, this visor features an interior mesh fabric sweatband to sop up that sweat.

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