Your super cute gym outfit may be fully capable of wicking away the sweat as you bang out your cardio routine, but there may have been one place you forgot to prep for an intense day in the gym. What you wear under your workout clothes is just as important as your fancy pants, high-tech sports bra and sneakers. When things heat up, the last thing you'll want to experience after you've come down off your workout high is the discomfort of wet underwear and visible perspiration. Discover the best unmentionables you may want to carry along in your gym bag and ditch the discomfort and embarrassment.
Perfect for women runners looking for a comfortable, supportive and flattering fit, Prevention.com recommends the ASICS ASX Boy Briefs that won’t produce wet marks on your pants even during the sweatiest of exercise sessions. The briefs also offer enhanced breathability and ventilation through the mesh inserts. These briefs work best under shorts and will stay in place as you move throughout your workout.
Self.com voted Under Armour’s Essential Hipster panties as the perfect solution for gals that aren’t big fans of bikinis or briefs. As an alternative these hipsters are the perfect middle ground for ladies looking for extra coverage and a flattering fit. You’ll also dig the Signature Moisture Transport System that increases the dry time so that you’ll keep cool post-workout until you’ve made it safely to the showers.
Your traditional cotton underwear is doing nothing for you, especially when it comes to soaking up sweat or preventing any dreadful bacteria growth (and we all know what that can lead to). Real Simple recommends the Moving Comfort DriLayer thong. Made with a silky, stretchy and moisture-wicking nylon and spandex, you’ll feel good about this thong that keeps you dry and odor-free. Plus you don’t have to fuss with seams that show through your clothing as the edges are completely seamless.
Looking for a simple bikini that will stay in place whether you’re on the track or picking up your mileage in spin class? Prevention also likes the stretchy fit and feel of the Barely There Breathe Bikini. These undies sit on your hips and provide full coverage without the irritating tag becoming a distraction during your workout. Basically, these will stay put.
Sherrell Dorsey is an eco-glamour expert who has been writing about beauty, fashion and health since 2009. Her work has been featured in "Frugivore Magazine," "Black Enterprise Magazine" and various online publications. Dorsey holds a Bachelor of Science in international trade and marketing for the fashion industries from the Fashion Institute of Technology.