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Maybe NSFW .. How did you pick your underwear?

Asked by sleepdoc (4668 points ) April 26th, 2010

So I am wondering how we (both men and women) go about picking what style, cut and fabrics we prefer as our underwear. Would you say that you did it purely on the comfort of them? Or does the way the look play more of a role? Maybe you are afraid of being seen in something else so you settle for what is fashionable? Let us know what it is for you.

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Cruiser's avatar

I go for both style and functionality. Sitting behind a desk and swinging through the trees demands different levels of performance from my thongs! Commando for those special occasions! ;)

wilma's avatar

Comfort is always first, not showing under my clothes is second, how it looks is third.
Matching falls under looks.

lucillelucillelucille's avatar

I go for fashion over comfort.So sue me.giggles

chyna's avatar

I go for comfort and sexiness.

sleepdoc's avatar

@chyna you found some that do both?

Jude's avatar

I go for nada for the nether regions.

Comfort and style for the girls.

rebbel's avatar

Since about two years they have to be boxers (not the tight ones).
Can’t believe that i all those years wore briefs.
And for me price is also a factor, not too expensive, please.

Pretty_Lilly's avatar

Eenie Minnie ,,,which one makes me look like a Ho !

sleepdoc's avatar

@Pretty Lilly .. interesting method

wundayatta's avatar

Comfort. I also like a variety of colors. I always imagine someone peeling me out of my jeans and being excited not just by me, but by the packaging of me.

Alas, this does not happen, but one can dream, can’t one?

Facade's avatar

Comfort doesn’t matter. I pick undies according to the cut which flatters me best. Finding bras is a huge pain in the ass because of my size =/ And most of my undies are black.

Taciturnu's avatar

I’m with @chyna . Comfortable and sexy are my preferences, and yes, you can find them together.

chyna's avatar

@sleepdoc Yes, or so I’ve heard. :-)
Victoria’s Secret (and Chyna’s secret).

sleepdoc's avatar

@Taciturnu ok so what fits that bills?

Taciturnu's avatar

@sleepdoc Cheeky panties are an easy way to accomplish it. (They are, by far, the most comfortable style I know of.) They are subtly sexy.

sleepdoc's avatar

@Taciturnu… yep link NSFW LOL

jazmina88's avatar

comfort, color and hotness!!!!

@sleepdoc..boxers or briefs

cfrydj's avatar

Underwear is the one part of my wardrobe where I go purely for function over fashion. Comfort in my crotch is of the utmost importance to me.

DominicX's avatar

I go for comfort and sexiness. :)

Most of the time, I wear knit boxers. They’re the most comfortable type of boxers in my opinion and most of the pairs I have are striped (anything with stripes is a bonus for me).

But I also wear short boxer-briefs like these. I like them just as much, but they’re a bit sexier (and my boyfriend agrees).

Haleth's avatar

I love boy shorts because they’re comfortable and sexy. You can wear them in fabrics like lace or satin, but because of the cut they are so damn comfortable. My favorite is mesh with lace trim, especially the ones with vertical stripes on the front like this.

shadling21's avatar

I pick comfort over fashion. But, as @Haleth points, boy shorts give the best of both worlds, so I usually stick with that style. My boyfriend is definitely a fan! He likes thongs even better, so I save those for special occasions.

jbfletcherfan's avatar

Comfort by far. I have 9 pair of Hanes that’s made out of microfiber fabric & they’r sooo smooth & comfortable. I have white, beige & black, & bras to match them all.

Allie's avatar

I have some of everything. Seriously. All different styles, fabrics, colors. I think if I had to pick a kind to wear for the rest of my life I’d pick cheekies… and ones without bands around the waist or leg openings so that you don’t see underwear lines. Plus, cheekies are cute.

chyna's avatar

@Allie Never heard of them. Link?

Allie's avatar

@chyna NSFW? Those are cheekies, and they come in a variety of fabrics (cotton, lace, microfiber, etc.) and colors.

chyna's avatar

@Allie Was just there today buying some panties. Looked at those but was afraid they wouldn’t be comfortable. I’ll try them next time.

jca's avatar

i find thongs way more comfortable than panties. they don’t look like they would be, but if you wear one that fits, you don’t feel them at all. I saw an episode of Regis and Kelly and Kelly was saying “us women swallow our underwear.” she was explaining that the thong is way more comfortable, and she’s right, because it’s more comfortable to have a small piece of fabric in your ass than to “swallow” a larger piece.

chyna's avatar

@jca I guess the theory there is to go ahead and put it there yourself rather than just wait for a wad to creep up on its own.

deni's avatar

I agree, thongs are way more comfortable than regular underwear, plus you don’t get the panty line which I find really unpleasant. Especially depending on what you’re wearing. So really I only buy thongs so that narrows down what I look at. And from there I’m not really picky, except I don’t really like g strings. There’s nothing there. I’m afraid I might rip it in two while pulling it out of my underwear drawer. Plus I just don’t think they look as nice as other underwear, because you can’t even see them. Whats the fun in that!

ps @jca lolololol about the regis and kelly comment

casheroo's avatar

I’m like @Allie but i mainly stick to cotton because it’s comfy. I actually just bought about a hundred bucks worth of those cheekies today! lol. Those aren’t just for me, they’re for hubby to enjoy too haha.
I prefer hiphuggers though.

Scooby's avatar

Boxer shorts, loose, most colours but prefer white, practicality comes first I’m no fashionista ! :-/

FutureMemory's avatar

I don’t wear underwear. When I did, it was always boxers.

I think Cheeky underwear is way sexier than a thong – what’s that expression…leaves a little something to the imagination?

deni's avatar

@FutureMemory thats true, they are more appealing visually, i agree. but they give you wedgies just like any other underwear, and it’s not worth it to be uncomfortable all day just so when you take off your pants, your SO gets an enjoyable view for 5 seconds before the underwear come off too, lol. you know? if he likes them that much i’ll put them on AFTER i take off the thong. im all about comfort. nothing else competes.

CrazyRedHead's avatar

I go for both how they feel and look.
I like Victoria’s Secret’s “totally cheeky” style because where they fall is both comfortable and totally cute =]

Simone_De_Beauvoir's avatar

Everything has to be cotton and the bras have to be simple – no lace, no frills.

Kismet's avatar

I’m easy to please with comfort, so I go with the sexiest or whatever I think my man might like.

I’m a push-over for cute/sexy underwear.

jca's avatar

cheekies look like they’d show a panty line.

rileymakesmotion's avatar

Mainly comfort, but I’m not going to be seen in granny pannies either.
;p

filmfann's avatar

38 responses, and no one has made the “pick your underwear” joke?

Seek's avatar

I rarely if ever wear underwear – if I do, it’s boyshorts. Bra shopping invariably leaves me in tears. I have two, and they’re both plain, boring cotton, and even they don’t fit.

Neizvestnaya's avatar

For work then I choose knickers that won’t show lines or design through my clothes. All other knickers are picked soley on how they look. Bras I pick the same, ones for work are picked to show the most natural shape to my boobs, not show design or texture through my clothes. All others are picked for their appeal to whoever is undressing me for nekid time. I love underclothes, I like having them paid attention to when I’m wearing them and I like them taken off of me with some fun and finesse.

I encourage my partner to particular boxer briefs because of how they fit him and what parts of his legs they show best. There’s a particular weight of cotton I prefer on him that makes him so cuddly along with looking foxy. I’m fortunate that he indulges me.

Violet's avatar

Lately, I have only been buying Victoria Secrets low rise thongs. They are cotton, fit well, and have all different kinds of prints and colors. I usually go with blacks, pinks, reds, and other sexy colors.

Sophief's avatar

I pick my underwear on the occasion.

shadling21's avatar

@filmfann There is a “pick your underwear” joke?

CrazyRedHead's avatar

@jca depending on what it is you’re wearing that does tend to be the case. That’s why I personally try to have a variety but my favorite are definitely the cheeky one =]

ubersiren's avatar

Totally all for comfort. Cotton skivvies, but some pretty prints are nice too ;)

MagicalMystery's avatar

thongs or bikinis. when i sleep, none.

bunnygrl's avatar

You know how some girls are all about shoes? or some are all about handbags? I’m all about underwear. I love that I can be at work in a horrible naff uniform but underneath I’m feeling great because I’m wearing the prettiest undies. Makes me feel good, you know? I buy cotton, comfortable and lets your skin breathe, and usually underwired because I’m a DD cup so the girls need supporting, but I love either pastels or pure white with lace, anything pretty. For panties I prefer high leg bikini briefs. I also LOVE basques, they hold everything in, give you a great shape, the boning in the sides forces you to sit up straight so improves your posture, and they make me feel special, and even (on a good day) attractive :-)
hugs honeys xx

Seaofclouds's avatar

For me, I purchase underwear based on what it’s for. For everyday use (like at work) they have to be comfortable first. So I buy some that are comfortable but still look nice. I have different variety of them (bikini cut, boy shorts, etc). For “fun” I like getting stuff that’s sexy and looks good (without really worrying about comfort). When it comes to what I think is sexy, it’s usually lace or satin (my favorite two) and a variety of cuts (bikini, boy shorts, thongs, etc). Boy shorts can fit both comfort and sexiness with the right material. :)

lisa16's avatar

It depends on the situation for me. I own all different types and styles of underwear but my favorite are thongs! Nothing feels right for me anymore. If i wear a skirt or a dress I wear regular underwear, just as a safety measure, but any other outfit I go with thongs

NaturallyMe's avatar

I buy purely for comfort. Fortunately what’s comfy for me also looks good and i like those undies. But i will never ever wear undies (bottoms or tops) that are uncomfortable, because, well, it’ll be unbearable!!

tranquilsea's avatar

I used to go for fashion but got supremely tired of them riding up. I have never liked thongs nor found them in the least bit comforable. I gravitate to boy cuts or none at all on certain occasions and with certain outfits.

Silence04's avatar

I was about to go on a 4 day backpacking trip. I had previously been prone to chaffing and didn’t want to risk 4 days with 60lbs on my back being unable to walk comfortably.
Skeptical, I decided to dish the $25 for a pair of Underarmor boxer briefs. Needless to say, as soon as i got back… I replaced every pair of underwear I owned with Underarmor.

humanpaul's avatar

I go for comfort first. I find full briefs the most comfortable. Then if i’m happy how they look on me.

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