I'm a girl with boy underwear envy
February 13, 2011 2:50 PM   Subscribe

I'm a girl with boy underwear envy. Where can I buy (online) some skivvies that have a fun pattern or design, but that are in a cut for a girl?

I've noticed that there is a major discrepancy in the nifty-ness factor in underwear for gents compared to ladies. On trips to Target/Gap/H&M/Amazon I frequently find myself jealously scoping the mens/boys underwear sections because they just make dude underwear with much cooler designs! For example, the Gap has a set of shark/electric guitar themed briefs.

I have a couple of pairs of guy's undies that I really like, but the problem is the cut. They don't always fit the hips comfortably or they are cut too high and they come way too high up my waist.

There has to be someplace online that has women's underwear in awesome designs or patterns. Right?
posted by forkisbetter to Clothing, Beauty, & Fashion (24 answers total) 10 users marked this as a favorite
I've gotten underwear with badass prints from Target. Not seeing any online, but off the top of my head, i have sunglasses, bicycles, and paper planes.
posted by i_am_a_fiesta at 2:54 PM on February 13, 2011

Victoria's secret cotton underwear is patterned, but very hit or miss as to whether they're cute/cool patterned or whether it's super ugly... they do a whole new set of patterns every season, so it's worth checking the website every few months to see if something catches your eye.
posted by brainmouse at 2:58 PM on February 13, 2011

Seconding Target. The brand is Xhileration, and I'm also not finding them online, but they're always in a little section by themselves for about 3 bucks each. They're the only undies I wear, they have different cuts, but I only wear the boy shorts. They are amazingly cute and colorful and seasonal. I got snowmen and pine trees around xmas, green hearts around st. pats day, and they always have pink hearts, stripes (red, black), polkadots, etc...they change their patterns up pretty regularly, so you can find really cute new ones all the time.
posted by katypickle at 2:59 PM on February 13, 2011 [1 favorite]

Kmart's Joe Boxer brand has always been my go-to for wacky girl panties. The best ones are the ones you find in a big circular bin for like 5 pairs for twenty dollars. They seem to skew wackier than target's.
posted by PhoBWanKenobi at 3:02 PM on February 13, 2011

Best answer: I like the ones at American Eagle- technically, their aerie lingerie sub-brand. They tend to have girlier patterns, but they rotate the selection frequently.
posted by MadamM at 3:09 PM on February 13, 2011 [2 favorites]

Forever 21 has some with robots.

Thirding Target's Xhilaration brand. I have some with owls and some with elephants from there.

Also Macy's has a brand called Jenni that's similar to Xhilaration but a little less weird.
posted by elsietheeel at 3:14 PM on February 13, 2011

UnderGirl brand.
Also try Urban Outfitters.
posted by k8t at 3:14 PM on February 13, 2011

Web Undies has tons of girls skivvies with fun designs
posted by Flood at 3:22 PM on February 13, 2011

Sounds like you need some thunderpants.
posted by embrangled at 3:26 PM on February 13, 2011

Hot Topic has surprisingly good underwear.
posted by GastrocNemesis at 3:30 PM on February 13, 2011

Depending on your size, you can buy Target skivvies in the girls' section for a lower price than the same size in the women's section. They are also more likely to include glitter, and I have some glitter electric guitar and glitter butterflies on camo underwear that I will wear into oblivion.

(An XL in the girls' section fits me, and I wear an S/M in the women's.)

I also sometimes just buy the dudes' underwear if I really like the pattern. The dudes who have seen my Optimus Prime underwear were not quibbling about the fact that, yes, they were actually boys' boxer-briefs. ;)
posted by Uniformitarianism Now! at 3:35 PM on February 13, 2011 [3 favorites]

2nd Aerie. Quality (at least from 2 years ago) is pretty good too. And patterns... depends on when you go. Mine are mostly Christmas/winter themed because that's when I bought them.
posted by bread-eater at 3:35 PM on February 13, 2011

Best answer: Or you could make your own out of your favorite old t-shirts.
posted by BoscosMom at 3:47 PM on February 13, 2011 [6 favorites]

Response by poster: So, based on the links people have shared so far it seems like there really isn't a lot out there (in the states anyway) as far as non-girly underwear for girls. My roommate also wanted to add the query is there anywhere online to get packs of plain black girl underwear. It always seems to come in packs of white or grandma colors- but for some reason never just black.
posted by forkisbetter at 4:45 PM on February 13, 2011

Best answer: The black underwear question has been asked before.
posted by peacheater at 4:52 PM on February 13, 2011

Best answer: I recommend PACT any time I can.
posted by cardioid at 4:53 PM on February 13, 2011

Before you get involved with WebUndies, I made a purchase from them and received it in appropriate order. I used a unique email address for the transaction. In a short amount of time, I started receiving spam to that unique email address, meaning that their database was compromised (or sold). I sent several emails to their support to let them know what was going on and received no response. Because of this, I will never order anything from them again.
posted by plinth at 6:40 PM on February 13, 2011

You might also look on Etsy for non-girly underwear. Or you can make your own iron-on transfers by using iron-on transfer paper.
posted by corey flood at 7:31 PM on February 13, 2011

Thunderpants all the way!
posted by RosiePosie at 10:11 PM on February 13, 2011

The Target undies aren't all girly! Hate to just be adding to the chorus, but there's some seriously fun stuff in there. It's really not the same pink and/or lace and/or ill-fitting multipacks with elastic bands that dig in.

However, I'm also watching this thread for more exciting underwear-buying opportunities. Hopefully there's some treasure trove of a store that has really fun women's underwear. In the meantime, I know it was just an example, but here's some shark boxers that are apparently for the ladies.
posted by mismatched at 3:00 AM on February 14, 2011

Basic black = Patagonia
posted by k8t at 6:26 AM on February 14, 2011 [1 favorite]

If non-girly is the key, why not American Apparel?
posted by k8t at 6:28 AM on February 14, 2011

I get girl boxer type knickers from Topshop - I have some cool Wonderwoman ones, and aside from the characters they do some fun prints. I believe they've launched in the US now though I'm not sure if prices are hiked (I tend to get mine in the sales because I'm a cheapskate). They ship to the US, as does their 'older' sister store Dorothy Perkins.

I get my basic black from Marks and Spencer's, which might not be useful to you!
posted by mippy at 9:45 AM on February 24, 2011

Response by poster: Just came across this super neat store. Their patterns look pretty neat, but their website is not fully finished.

Let's Be Brief
posted by forkisbetter at 9:28 AM on July 1, 2011

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