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The Best Women’s Underwear on Amazon, According to Hyperenthusiastic Reviewers

Here at the Strategist, we like to think of ourselves as crazy (in the good way) about the stuff we buy, but as much as we’d like to, we can’t try everything. Which is why we have People’s Choice, in which we find the best-reviewed (that’s four-to-five-star reviews and lots of ’em) products and single out the most convincing.

While we’ve already heard from several stylish women on what they consider the absolute best underwear for women, as one of our most popular stories, we thought it would be useful to fill in some of the gaps by compiling the best women’s underwear that’s only a click away on Amazon. Below, an assortment of outstanding underwear — categorized by style, material, cut, body type, and occasion — that reviewers have flipped for. (Note that reviews have been edited for length and clarity.) For all our underwear coverage, see our One-Stop Shop.

The Best Bikini Brief Underwear

CharmLeaks Women’s Cotton Bikini Briefs
$14-19 for 4-pack at Amazon

4.3 stars, 162 reviews

“Perfect everyday panty. Super comfy, and still manages to look cute when you wear it. I would absolutely recommend these to anyone looking for some everyday underwear. I’m 100 percent going to buy them again.”

The Best Hipster Brief Underwear

Kalon Hipster Brief Nylon Spandex Underwear
$22-23 for 6-pack at Amazon

4.5 stars, 634 reviews

“Comfortable beyond belief. Absolutely NO panty lines and the print/color is true to advertisement. Great quality for the price, I recommend these panties, you will not regret your purchase.”

The Best Stretch-Fit Brief Underwear

Fruit of the Loom Soft Brief Panties
$5-31 for a 6-pack at Amazon

4.3 stars, 1,146 reviews

“These are great! I bought them to wear in the hospital after birth, but I’ve already begun wearing them in my last month of pregnancy. They’re roomy and stretchy and very comfy — they’ll be great for post-partum! I was shocked that they fit even with my 40 weeks belly, but they hit at a weird spot so I just roll them down a bit. I loved them so much that I bought them in the hipster version too in a size smaller (I had sized up due to pregnancy but it wasn’t really necessary, both sizes are very comfortable).”

The Best High-Cut Brief Underwear

Amazon Essentials Cotton High-Cut Brief Panties
$12 for a 6-pack at Amazon

4.1 stars, 323 reviews

“I was skeptical when these first arrived but after washing and wearing several times, I plan to buy more. At first I felt the scant elastic around the waist might stretch out fairly quickly but the elastic seems to be holding up quite well. Also, the crotch seemed very narrow but when I tried them on, they fit absolutely fine. They turned out to be quite comfortable and I spend way less time fussing with them than brand I was wearing before. I love that these panties take up hardly any space in my undies drawer or luggage! I am 5’6” and weigh 120 and wear size 6. The small size fit me perfectly and give full coverage in back (but I do admit to having a small rear end).”

The Best Low-Rise Brief Underwear

4 stars, 734 reviews

“One fateful day on a late night trip Wal-Mart I saw these cotton panties for like $5. What’s more is that they fit fantastically! Here, I had been squeezing myself into VS all my life forever trying to keep both top and bottom part of my butt covered and these had been out there all along! Suddenly, I was buying a pair every week, my drawers ran over with cotton Hanes briefs as my sexier panties were slowly weeded out to the back of a single drawer.

I haven’t been the same since. They are truly the most unflattering underwear, non-sexual in every way. Men will look at you, faces scrunched in a strange awkward horror as they come into view. These babies are sure to squelch any romantic goings on before you can utter ‘Less than $2 a panty…’ (though they are a bit more now). So, be warned…They will threaten to tear your sex life apart at its very seams, but my God, are they comfortable.”

Hanes Low-Rise Brief with Comfort Soft Waistband

The Best Nylon Thong Underwear

Kalon Nylon Spandex Thong Underwear
$22 for a 6-pack at Amazon

4.5 stars, 753 reviews

“At 5’7” and 180 lbs. I ordered a size large and they fit perfectly. They hold their shape nicely, but also have stretch to them. I haven’t noticed any digging or panty lines and they are surprisingly breathable! The material is strong and seems unlikely to develop holes, which tends to occur with similarly priced underwear. I plan to purchase more in different colors.”

The Best Cotton Thong Underwear

Calvin Klein Carousel Thong Panty
$20-33 at Amazon

4.7 stars, 520 reviews

“These are the best underwear I’ve ever owned. They don’t dig into you and the don’t give you rolls around the waistband. They are a nice thick material that still breathes well.”

The Best Adjustable Thong Underwear

Laura Adjustable Lycra Thong
$9 at Amazon

4.8 stars, 156 reviews

“These panties are fantastic! Soft material and quality construction. The fit is perfect, the adjustable straps make it so you can get it just right. Love everything about these panties!”

The Best Lace-Trimmed Thong Underwear

Jo & Bette Lace-Trimmed Thong Underwear
$18 at Amazon

4.5 stars, 356 reviews

“ I don’t think I’ve purchased a pair of panties outside of a Victoria’s Secret in over 10 years. I gained some weight this year and needed to upsize my selection. Rather than paying VS prices to start all over I went on a limb with these. They are exactly the same quality if not better than the lace thongs VS sells. I’m buying more today and it feels like I’ve figured out the ‘great panty secret!’ I’m 5’4 and around 140 lbs. with prominent hips and booty — purchased size LARGE.”

The Best Lace G-String Underwear

Moxeay Sexy G-String Underwear
$10 for 5-pack at Amazon

4.1 stars, 335 reviews

“Cute and they fit great for the price. I was afraid they would be to flimsy or small, but they are fine. I have approximately 41” hips and I got the XL.”

The Best Cotton G-String Underwear

Cotton Whisper G-String Briefs
$8-16 at Amazon

4 stars, 543 reviews

“I was pleasantly surprised when these arrived. Much nicer than I expected for the price. Good fit, nice material, very comfortable. I just wanted some everyday cotton thongs, and took a chance on a 4-pack of these. It’s hard to find cotton undies in a thong style that aren’t bulky — these fit just like my synthetic thongs, with the added benefit of being healthier for the lady parts. I’m ordering more.”

The Best Satin Underwear

Barbra’s Satin Full-Coverage Panties
$19-26 for a 6-pack at Amazon

4.1 stars, 752 reviews

“These are nice quality and full coverage. They seem to have some shaping without being restricting. The colors are beautiful. Definitely worth the price, and I’ll probably be back for more. Highly recommend.”

The Best Silk Underwear

Paradise Silk Pure Silk Lace Panties
$10 at Amazon

4 stars, 117 reviews

“Darling panties. I just love them. So much prettier than anything you find in stores these days.”

The Best Mesh Boyshorts

ExOfficio Sport Mesh Hipkini
$15-30 at Amazon

4.1 stars, 153 reviews

“For my athletic sisters with a booty: these are the undies you have been looking for! The Sport Mesh Hipkini from ExOfficio beats the pants off other brands (lol). I can’t count how many hundreds of dollars I’ve wasted over the years on “high-quality” breathable athletic underwear, only to discover after 30 minutes that whatever synthetic blend I got “sold” on was a harborer of humidity, and/or a slippery wedgie maker, and/or a movement-constricting torture device. For those of us who are blessed with round cheeks, it’s tough to find underwear that doesn’t creep up. If what I am saying here is resonating with you, then you should order a pair of these right now … I bet you’ll be back to order more. The quality is excellent, the fit is perfect, the comfort is unparalleled, and the breathability is astoundingly refreshing. I’ve never written about underwear before, but ExOfficio inspired me by making the perfect pair.”

The Best Mesh Bikini Underwear

ExOfficio Mesh Bikini Brief
$15-30 at Amazon

4.1 stars, 126 reviews

“Greatest underwear in the history of underwear. I am not kidding — these are attractive, comfortable, easy to wash/dry (we backpack/camp), and are perfect for every day. These are now the only underwear I wear. I am a size 2/4, 5’2”, 114 lbs. and wear an extra small.”

The Best Leakproof Mesh Underwear

Yoyi Fashion Mesh Leakproof Period Panties
$9-37 for assorted pack at Amazon

4.1 stars, 268 reviews

“I was skeptical about getting underwear like these like any rational bleeder might be. Having a period for over 10 years I thought I’d never use anything other than tampons and pads. I always hated wearing pads because they are crinkle sounding and they give me uncomfortable rashes. And after having a baby, tampons have become uncomfortable. So I went out looking for period underwear and menstrual cups. I liked the price on these underwear so I made sure to read the reviews.These underwear fit great and work great for spotting and light days. No leaks except for a little spot on a heavy day which I had not anticipated. They wash easily in the sink by hand or in the washer ( just don’t stick them in the dryer). I definitely recommend these to anyone looking to use an alternative to pads and tampons.”

The Best Mid-Rise Underwear for Plus-Size Women

Fruit of the Loom “Perfect Fit” Plus Size Panties
$5 at Amazon

4.4 stars, 603 reviews

“I am so happy to finally have found underwear that is actually cut to fit my body shape! So often, plus-size clothes do not take into consideration that larger size bodies are not just bigger, but are also shaped differently. Many other plus-size underwear (like many plus-size clothes in general) are just blown-up versions of clothes designed to fit slimmer bodies (with flat tummies), resulting in giant leg holes and not enough coverage across the front, causing them to ride up and not fully cover my tummy area. I’m tired of feeling uncomfortable and adjusting my underclothes all day! So I’ve been trying several different brands and styles, hoping to find something that fits comfortably and stays in place. These “Fit for Me” underwear feel soft going on, then I completely forget about them as I go about my day, which is just how it should be. I am definitely going to buy more of these!”

The Best Boy Shorts for Plus-Size Women

Caramel Cantina Spandex Hipster Boy Shorts
$24 for a 6-pack at Amazon

4.3 stars, 295 reviews

“I really love these. I had a few pairs of boy shorts but they were getting old and I couldn’t find the same kind. I tried these and I really love the fit. I wear 16 in pants right now and I ordered a 1x. I wear them to sleep in. They’re stretchy and soft but still have a thick quality fabric. And they cover my whole butt like a boy short should. I love the price and selection of colors. I wish the fabric was a little more firm, but otherwise, I’m so glad I got these and I will reorder again in the future.”

The Best High-Cut Underwear for Plus-Size Women

Wingslove High-Cut Brief Panty
$16 for a 3-Pack at Amazon

4.3 stars, 544 reviews

“I got a little too big for my Hanes and Fruit of the Loom size 10s. They still fit but were feeling more snug along the elastics which was uncomfortable. I bought these for the first time and ordered size 10 having read they ran large. I’m glad that I ordered size 10 because they are a much softer and more stretchy fabric than the other brands. They have more room in the rear than I need but the fabric isn’t hanging or anything (I have a very wide booty). The high cuts are also more high cut than any other high cut plus size panty I’ve worn. I actually like this cut very much and the soft feel of the fabric is superior to the other brands. I will be buying many more of these panties.”

The Best Bridal Thong Underwear

Jezebel Women’s Posh Thong Underwear
$6-13 at Amazon

4.5 stars, 101 reviews

“Let me just say that I read several reviews about these before buying them. I have spoiled myself with designer lingerie in the past and tried countless other designers from luxury to discount, but this is probably the best I’ve found in a while. They are very sturdy. I can tell that this is a product that will last a long time. It fits slightly big, but it would be easy to fix.”

The Best Bridal Boy Shorts

Felina Women’s Lace Cheeky Boy Panty
$7-25 at Amazon

4.3 stars, 150 reviews

“Very pretty and feminine. Wore these under my wedding dress so I would have something pretty and comfy during the ceremony and reception and these were perfect!”

The Best High-Rise Bridal Underwear

Vanity Fair Flattering Lace High-Cut Panty
$6-54 at Amazon

4.4 stars, 249 reviews

“Sexy lace high-cut panties for that special occasion or just feeling pretty underneath my skirt. Love the very comfortable cotton gusset! I will certainly be wearing these pretty panties again.”

The Best Bridal G-String

FasiCat Women’s Lace Pearl G-String
$6 at Amazon

4.5 stars, 101 reviews

“I bought these as a ‘welcome home, honey’ surprise for the hubby after he was away on business for a week. They were a hit! I wear a size 8 and these fit great. Very sexy! I’ll be buying a back-up pair.”

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The Best Women’s Underwear, According to Amazon Reviews