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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.

Best cotton bikini briefs

CharmLeaks Women’s Cotton Bikini Briefs

“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.”

Best mesh bikini briefs

ExOfficio Women’s Give-n-Go Sport Mesh Bikini Brief

“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-foot-2, 114 pounds, and wear an extra small.”

Best string bikini briefs

Calvin Klein Women’s Sleek String Bikini Panty

“These fit awesome, I seriously doubt that you can find a better pair of string bikinis than these. The material that these are constructed from is awesome, they are very comfortable and they wick moisture away from your body very quickly. I wouldn’t hesitate for a second to recommend this to others.”

Best hipster brief

Kalon Hipster Brief Nylon Spandex Underwear

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

Best high-waisted briefs

Amazon Essentials Cotton High-Cut Brief Panties

“These are the most comfortable underwear I’ve ever owned. The material is so soft and thin (not too thin, though!) I recommend these to all of my mom friends and my clients who need something high-waisted, secure, and comfortable. If I could get rid of all my undies except these (and a few sexy pairs, cuz … ya know, gotta keep the spark alive), I totally would.”

Best high-waisted briefs with a control-top

Innersy Women’s Tummy Control Underpants

“High-quality, very soft cotton, with a comfy waistband. I’ve had a hysterectomy, and these briefs provide a kind of support I never knew I was missing. Not like a Spanx kind of control, just a little structure. And yet they’re comfy. And the price for five is usually what I pay for one ‘good’ pair of briefs. I’m stockpiling more because they are that good. This may be my forever panty!”

Best lace high-waisted briefs

Vanity Fair Women’s Flattering Lace Hi Cut Panty

“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.”

Best seamless thong

Kalon Nylon Spandex Thong Underwear

“At 5-foot-7 and 180 pounds, 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.”

Best adjustable thong

Laura Adjustable Lycra Thong

4.8 stars, 156 reviews

“Love this thong. It’s super cute and super versatile because it’s adjustable to many different shapes and sizes. Bra straps are typically adjustable, why aren’t more brands of ‘strappy’ panties?”

Best lace thong

Jo & Bette Lace-Trimmed Thong Underwear

“These are the most comfortable thongs ever. They fit like a dream and they are made beautifully. At this price, they are an unbelievable value and well worth ordering a good supply before they disappear. Thank you, Jo & Bette … whoever you are … I think I love you.”

Best lace G-string

Moxeay Sexy G-String Underwear

“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-inch hips and I got the XL.”

Best cotton G-string

Cotton Whisper G-String Briefs

“I was pleasantly surprised when these arrived. Much nicer than I expected for the price. Good fit, nice material, very comfortable. 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.”

Best mesh boy shorts

ExOfficio Sport Mesh Hipkini

“For my athletic sisters with a booty: these are the undies you have been looking for! They beat the pants off other brands (lol). For those of us who are blessed with round cheeks, it’s tough to find underwear that doesn’t creep up. If all this resonates 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 refreshing.”

Best cotton boy shorts

Calvin Klein Women’s Modern Cotton Boyshort

“How have I lived without these!?! They are amazing! I’m usually a medium in undies, but boy shorts have the whole tight-around-your-thighs problem. I bought a large because I don’t like them skintight. I’m 5-foot-2 and 120 pounds. These are so soft and comfy. Buy them! They’re cute and don’t ride up.”

Best lace boy shorts

Felina Women’s Lush Lace Cheeky Boy Panty

“These are sexy and fit just as expected. Not too tight or too flimsy. I’m very happy. I usually don’t wear bright colors like this, but I was pleased with these. Happy with this purchase, 1000 percent.”

Best satin underwear

Barbra’s Satin Full-Coverage Panties

“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.”

Best silk underwear

Paradise Silk Pure Silk Lace Panties

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

Best mid-rise, plus-size underwear

Fruit of the Loom “Perfect Fit” Plus Size Panties

“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-sized bodies are not just bigger, but also shaped differently. 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!”

Best plus-size boy shorts

Caramel Cantina Spandex Hipster Boy Shorts

“I really love these. I wear a size 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 boy shorts should. I love the price and selection of colors.”

Best high-waisted plus-size underwear

Wingslove High-Cut Brief Panty

“I bought these for the first time and ordered a size 10, having read they ran large, and I’m glad I did because they are much softer and more stretchy than 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. I will be buying many more of these.”

Best period panties

Yoyi Fashion Mesh Leakproof Period Panties

“I was skeptical about getting underwear like these like any rational bleeder might be. I thought I’d never use anything other than tampons and pads. 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 or in the washer. I recommend these to anyone looking for an alternative to pads and tampons.”

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The Best Women’s Underwear, According to Amazon Reviews