When your time of the month rolls around, you have enough on your plate without having to stress about trying to find a pair of panties that will support a pad, won’t get stained, etc.
The next time you’re shopping for panties, stock up on these five panty styles that are ideal for wearing during your period week. When your next period arrives, you’ll thank yourself for your own forethought.
- Black Panties
Black panties are every woman’s best friend during that time of the month. Rather than ruining your favorite pair of lacy pink panties, stock up on a selection of black panties that you can wear during your period week—just in case.
Other dark-colored panties can also be effective at hiding stains, but you just can’t beat the stain protection black panties offer. Plus, black panties are bold, sleek, and effortlessly sexy. Wearing sexy panties—even if they’re just a simple black style—can help you feel more confident at the time of the month when you’re probably feeling the most insecure.
- Seamless Panties
When you’re on your period, you probably don’t feel much like wearing a thong—or any other kind of skimpy underwear, for that matter. Pads and thongs do not jive well together, for one thing, and you’re likely not in the mood to wear anything but the most comfortable pair of panties you own.
Unfortunately, any panty style that is not a thong tends to show panty lines when you wear tight leggings, skinny jeans, or virtually any other form-fitting bottoms. Seamless panties offer an excellent solution to this problem. The raw-cut edges and smooth material of seamless panties help keep these panties completely invisible no matter what you wear. Seamless panties allow you to wear any comfy, full-coverage panty style—from bikinis to briefs—without having to stress about whether or not your panty lines are showing through your tight skirt.
- Shaping Panties
Bloating is one of the most common PMS symptoms that millions of women struggle with every. single. month. In addition to being extremely uncomfortable, bloating can also cause you to feel bad about yourself and bad about how you look in the clothes you wear.
Shaping panties can be a big help if you suffer from bloating while you’re on your period—or during the week before, which is when PMS symptoms are at their worst for many women. Not all shaping panties are restrictive. There are many discreet, comfortable shaping panties on the market that can gently and effectively slim your midsection without feeling suffocating.
- Cotton Panties
When it’s your time of the month, try to make sure that all the panties you wear are made primarily from cotton—or at least feature a cotton gusset. It is always a good idea to wear cotton panties—they promote good hygiene and ward off bacterial infections—but it’s especially important while you’re on your period.
Many women are more susceptible to the development of yeast infections and UTIs while they are on their period and during the week leading up to their period. Wearing cotton panties can help prevent infection, while wearing non-cotton panties can increase your already heightened risk of developing one.
Boyshorts are the ideal panty style to wear during your period week. They are comfortable, versatile, and offer full coverage that makes wearing a pad more comfortable and convenient.
Try to wear looser bottoms during your time of the month to prevent showing panty lines and to avoid bacterial infection. If you absolutely must wear your favorite pair of skinny jeans, you can find seamless boyshorts that keep visible panty lines at bay.