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The Best Boy-Short Panties for Women on Amazon, According to Hyperenthusiastic Reviewers

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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 written before about the best women’s underwear and exercise underwear, as well as the best men’s underwear and women’s compression shorts, here we’ve rounded up the best-reviewed boy-short underwear for women on Amazon. (Note that reviews have been edited for length and clarity.)

Best cotton boy shorts

“As a plus-size woman, it is hard to find underwear that is both cute and comfortable. I refuse to wear ‘granny panties,’ so I end up wasting money buying a lot of cute panties that just aren’t comfy. These, however, were perfect! Good coverage front and back and the legs are cut a bit higher in front, so they don’t roll up on you like some boy shorts tend to do. I would definitely recommend giving these a try!”

B2Body Women’s Cotton Boyshort Brief Panties (5-Pack)
$24 for 5

“Love these! I was looking for some cotton undies that are comfortable, affordable, and also have good butt and crotch coverage. These are it! I love how wide the crotch coverage is — no more lady bits peeking out!”

Emprella Women’s Boyshort Panties (10-Pack)
$22 for 10
$22 for 10

“Love these. Multiple colors, fit as expected, and cute. I can’t remember when I bought these — more than six months ago — but I haven’t experienced one hole, nor have I had a problem with stitching coming undone. Colors are still bright after many, many washes and uses. These are my favorite. I bought a couple packs and have replaced most of my panties with these.”

Best seamless boy shorts

Maidenform Women’s Pure Genius Tailored Boyshort Panty

“YES! These drawers are incredible. They smooth out all the bumpy parts in the midsection and they do so without cutting off circulation, binding, or pinching. They are what I would consider ‘compression shorts light.’ I can breathe, sit comfortably, and the fabric on the leg does not roll up as is the case with many other brands. These shorts are virtually imperceptible under clothes, and they are perfectly modest if a breeze blows your skirt up. I’m so happy with them that I ordered six more.”

Sofra Women’s Seamless Mamia Boy Shorts (6-Pack)
$15 for 6

“These are the best. I’ve been looking for undies like this forever and plan to purchase several more sets. They’re of a spandex-y material and cover your entire butt and then some, unlike so many other boy-short styles out there. Comfortable, flattering, far less obvious panty lines, and no ride-ups. I love that I can wear them with not only jeans, but leggings and tighter pencil skirts as well.”

Ruxia Women’s Seamless Boyshort Panties (5-Pack)
$16 for 5

“They are super comfortable and very stylish. I had this problem where my pants would rub against my upper leg when wearing regular undies, and now that problem is gone! Very breathable material, and they’ve stood up well against my husband’s washing fails.”