VPL, or visible panty lines have been the bane of women’s existence since slinky clothes have existed. While some people don’t care for it, from time to time they can be somewhat embarrassing when they show through your clothes. I mean, do you want to ruin the “Is she or is she not wearing underwear?” illusion when your intricate lace thong shows through that barely-there slip dress? Or how about that extra-wide lunge you do during a fitness class, only to realise your leggings are a bit too see-through?
Enter the seamless nude panty. If you don’t already have a pair, you need to add one into your closet stat. While shapewear is all about smoothing the contours of your body to provide the desired hourglass shape, seamless underwear is all about eliminating the dreaded VPL. Sometimes if you’re lucky, you’ll come across a pair that functions as both.
From thongs to high-waist granny pants, we’ve scoured the internet (and Orchard Road) to send some nudes your way no matter your budget—and skin tone.
If you’re on a budget and are looking to buy in bulk, Uniqlo has a great and affordable selection of underwear. Our star pick will have to be the seamless bikini cut panty due to the usage of Uniqlo’s AIRism material. Not only is it seamless, the material is light and airy, ensuring you’ll be dry and comfortable especially if you’re working out.
Contrary to popular belief (and from marketing machines trying to push out thongs in the ‘90s), thongs aren’t a must if you want to hide a VPL. If you hate the feeling of dental floss between your bum cheeks, high-rise shorts offer a bit more coverage whilst providing maximum comfort.
Ok, this one is tried and tested. I personally own a pair and I love how they fit snugly over my derrière. While it is a bit more expensive than I would like to personally pay for underwear, the material provides a great amount of stretch and provide a lift to your butt too. It also doesn’t stretch out as much after several washes. The only downside is the lack of nude tones available on the site. Come on Calvin Klein, nude skin tones aren’t one size fits all. #DoBetter
Victoria’s Secret isn’t just all pink underthings and lace contraptions. This high-waist pair of briefs is completely elastic-free, ensuring that the seams won’t pinch into your skin.
If you like the exposure of wearing a thong, Sloggi’s zero feel thong is the one for you. Just like its name, slipping on this baby will make you feel like you’re wearing nothing at all.
If you’re wearing a pair of high-waisted bottoms and would like your underwear to stay put, try the high-waist microfiber thong from Savage x Fenty. It also comes in many colours as well as 3XL sizes for the plus-sized sisters out there. Do read the reviews before buying them though, a couple of customers have mentioned that the sizing runs a little on the bigger side.
This is one seamless pair of panties with a little extra. If you hate the boring look of seamless undies, this pair from Cotton On provides a little lace detailing on the bum. And while it still mostly does the job, we won’t recommend wearing this pair under super tight clothing just to be safe!
Kim Kardashian might have created a backlash with the original name of her underwear line, but we do have to commend the myriad of sizes and skin tones the line does carry. The pieces do have a semblance to her husband’s higher-priced Yeezy line so this is a great alternative.