Asking for bra advice for a wonderful friend who has a magnificent rack: [more inside]
My 6 year old asked me a question that I honestly don't know the answer to. Maybe Metafilter does. Why do women's and girl's underwear only have the built-in shield/liner sewn in on three sides? And why isn't it sewn down in the front? Is this for faster manufacturing or something I haven't considered?
My 14-year-old daughter wants to start wearing boxer shorts instead of panties (not all the time, I think; just when she's not feeling particularly girly). She wears size 7 panties. What is the appropriate size of boxer for her to wear? [more inside]
I wear boxer briefs. The waist bands keep flipping over. I am overweight so it's likely the shape of my body/spare tire. I've tried smaller boxer briefs, larger ones, almost comically large ones. They all flip and it drives me nuts. Help! [more inside]
For a couple weeks now, I've been noticing that my underwear suddenly smells really really gross all the time. It's not smelled like this before. I have no health or lifestyle concerns likely to change the way I or my underwear smell, but there must be a reason. More inside. [more inside]
I've moved to Sweden, and it's a little colder than Australia! I want to find a good quality set of long wool underwear (long johns + long/short sleeved top). Do you know where I could find the best price online? Delivery to Australia or Sweden is fine. [more inside]
Once upon a time, I went to a Turkish bath in Istanbul where they gave out free women's underwear. I *love* this underwear and got 10 more pairs like it for 1 euro each at the bath before I left. It's the only underwear I've ever had that fully covered my butt, stayed there all day, and didn't dig into my sides. It's made by the Turkish brand Belinay. Can you help me get more like it? [more inside]
I need help finding underwear that is comfortable for me. I am a man, about 260 pounds, and I only like briefs. Embarrassing details inside. [more inside]
My school's winter formal is coming up soon. I want to look fabulous, and since I already have the dress, that means one thing: good foundational undergarments. Given my description of the dress (and myself) below the cut, what kind(s) of shapewear should I buy? [more inside]
I had foot surgery in 2003 and I remember they made me take off ALL my clothes, including underwear, for the surgery. Why? [more inside]
I need help finding a light-duty corset to wear every day under both work and casual clothes with the goal of changing how I feel (I have POTS), rather than how I look. Simple but well made and well fitting is what I’m looking for. More details inside… [more inside]
It's time to live my best life and the current rotation of boxer briefs isn't cutting it. I'm looking for recommendations to restock my drawers drawer. [more inside]
This is a follow-up to to this question about high-quality cotton boy shorts underwear for women. I would like exactly that, but with the caveat that they must accomodate a rather large ass (since many of the answers in the original question mentioned that the recommended undies ran small). [more inside]
My boyfriend wears --- um -- Walter White underwear. It's his birthday, and I would like to give him some spiffy boxers. Is this a wrongheaded idea? [more inside]
I'm contemplating ditching my current high-volume, low-cost approach to undergarment-buying (e.g., these Hanes cheapies, which stretch out after 6 months) for a low-volume, high-quality strategy. Are there durable stretch cotton boyshorts out there that wear like iron and are worth splurging on? [more inside]
My most favorite everyday bras at Target have vanished. Help me find new bras? TMI inside. [more inside]
My boyfriend is a clotheshorse and is a big fan of sexy undies in particular. I have no fashion sense whatsoever, but I would like to spend $25 or less on saucy & fashionable underwear as part of a Christmas gift to him. His favorite colors are Pantone 138, Apricot, and Pantone 1665, Carrot. He is fond of zany patterns & designs that might traditionally be considered "loud." Halp!
Fellow fat ladies of MeFi, where do you buy your work trousers and your comfortable, breathable underwear? [more inside]
I am looking to buy new underwear, but my favorite line has been cancelled. All the new ones that seem good are made of microfiber rather than cotton, and I have some concerns about that. Possibly gross discussion of lady parts ahead. [more inside]
I would like to wear female underwear with pugs on it, ideally something like this. I like the all-over print and the large pugnacious pug, but it doesn't seem to be available for sale. How can I obtain something like this online? [more inside]
I need underpants that fit my post-baby hips, thighs, and belly flop and do not ride up. Tell me what to buy, Metafilter! [more inside]
I don't know if it's my latex allergy or something else, but I've been better off down there since I switched to 100% cotton underwear on the advice of my doctor. Currently I'm wearing the Elance Bikini and French Cuts, but I have pretty wide hips and they look kind of granny-like on me. I'd like to find something allergy/sensitive skin-appropriate that's at least kind of sexy and that's under $15 a pair.
Gap Body has discontinued my favorite underwear that I have worn for years. Please help find me a suitable replacement. [more inside]
I find seams on boxer shorts act as a pressure point for sciatic pain at the back of my thighs, when sitting. Can anyone recommend mens underwear that avoids the problem? Preferably, something available in the UK.
Find me some awesome men's boxers. Snowflake details follow... [more inside]
I received these compression pants and I would like to use them as running tights. To my mind, the difference between "running tights" and "base layer" is primarily just marketing, but similar models look like they are really just meant to be underwear. Assuming the ugly waistband is covered by my shirt or jacket, can the pants I received be worn as running tights (without shorts over the top), or will everyone think I'm running in my long johns?
Women can usually go to a good women's underwear store and be 'fitted' for underwear by someone with some training who understands support issues that apply, using two basic metrics plus some variables (strap size/position). Are there any similar services for men? Or even DIY instructions? A ratings system? Explain underwear engineering and design, please. [more inside]
I guess it must be the season for questions about lady undies. I haven't bought underwear in, like, 8 years. Could someone clue me in on what's out there for breathability, value and invisibility? [more inside]
I want to wear long-legged underpants, to minimize thigh chafing and eliminate wedgies, but I'm not sure how. If you are someone with a large-ish body and hips who wears something like boxer briefs, can you tell me your secrets? [more inside]
Help me find colorful, patterned socks and boxer briefs for my large-bootied, big-footed boyfriend! [more inside]
Please recommend to me your go-to knicker brand (and specific design) for underwear that solves visible panty line issues. [more inside]
What are some of the best stores for bra shopping in Paris, France? They must have awesome bras for ladies with DD+ cup sizes. Où sont les meilleurs magasins et boutiques à Paris pour acheter des soutiens-gorge pour une femme de grande taille?
Where else can I get underwear like the Victoria's Secret cotton low rise hipsters? [more inside]
I cannot bear to go commando in yoga pants, but my normal bikini briefs cause pretty bad panty lines. I think what I want is something like Spanx, but with the following qualities: 1) absolutely no "control" whatsoever, 2) cotton crotch, 3) legs don't ride up and preferably have the little gripper strips like some skorts, and 4) come in XS. I don't want boy shorts--those are too short and tend to ride up on me. I want something more like men's long boxers, but in a super thin fabric. Any recommendations?
Can you recommend men's undershirts (preferably v-neck, possibly tank) as an alternative to cotton tees? [more inside]
Looking for recommendations for men's underwear - comfortable, supportive, but keeps your package tucked back so you don't bash 'the boys' on the bar when doing deadlifts.
I quite like American Apparel's boy briefs for their unisex-ish retro styling and ginormous variety of vibrant colours. However, I am not at all a fan of Dov Charney and so I am looking for non-AA alternatives. Suggestions? [more inside]
The underwear that got away 10 years ago is still keeping me up at night. (Melodrama) [more inside]
How can I minimize the number of wool thermals I need for everyday use in the cold, and for exercise out in the cold? [more inside]
I like reading blogs containing tips and general info on wearing petticoats, garters, different kinds of slips, tights, of course bra styles, and other such articles of clothing. Help me find them? [more inside]
Help me cover my ass....literally. [more inside]
I need the Uma-Thurman-in-"Kill-Bill" of bras: pretty yet nigh-unto indestructable. [more inside]
Help A Girl Out: High-waisted Undies Edition [more inside]
Is my pee made of cat nip? Why does my cat go crazy rolling around in my dirty underwear? [more inside]
What are the most amazing underthings you have worn or your lady has worn? Help me choose lingerie that will make me look and feel fabulous! [more inside]
Cheap men's synthetic underwear: nylon/spandex/polyester/etc. Would like approx 12 pair for bicycling. Flexible on style/aesthetics. Priority: inexpensive. [more inside]
I'm very serious about athletic support, so help me find the perfect male athletic undergarment. Descriptions of the movements and hazards of male genitalia within. [more inside]
Underwear filter: Interested in switching to thong style panties and looking for some advice. [more inside]
Iron Man uni-beam underwear. Does it exist? If not, how do I get a pair made? [more inside]
Where can I find very full-cut little girls' briefs? [more inside]