Nude underwear is probably not the sexiest thing to shop for, but it is essential.
Nude or flesh-colored underwear helps simplify your dressing process, especially on days when you want to wear something tight or even sheer.
With the right pair, you won’t have to worry about the color showing through, visible panty line, or whether it will cut into your skin which can result in discomfort and underwear dents. Below are some of my tips to shop for nude underwear.
I hope these shopping tips are helpful, and now let’s go through my underwear picks. In this post, I want to focus on nude seamless underwear. There are 4 out of 5 in this list that is thong style, and the one style hip-hugger style happens to be the cheapest. All are under $20.
Uniqlo is known for the AIRISM and HEATTECH clothing range. Note that the brand is Japanese, but most of their stuff is made in China or Vietnam.
I picked this Uniqlo Airism Seamless Hiphugger in the color Beige at the Uniqlo store in Bellevue, Washington. Size XS was sold out, so I went for size S.
Again, as mentioned above, I don’t mind too much about matching my nude underwear to my skin since I rarely wear anything sheer, white, or too tight. I wear a lot of athletic and activewear, and thong is my preferred style since it doesn’t show through under most of my clothes.
Airism refers to the fabric type that they use, and as the name suggests, it means it is light and breathable. It is moisture-wicking, hence it is odor-control. It feels soft and cool to the touch. I’ve machine-washed and hand-washed this pair, and it still looks like new. Moreover, the seamless raw edges seem to stay in place and do not tear apart nor roll around when I put on leggings or pants in general.
Special note: My only complaint is the fact that this hiphugger has a lot of fabric compared to what I would typically reach for. It is not what I would usually reach for when I go out, but it makes great comfy underwear on period days or on days when I wear slouchy loose-fitting things.
Is it worth $7.90 and would I repurchase this in the future?
YES! It is an excellent buy if you’re looking for something that is not a thong. I love to wear this to sleep with just a comfy T-shirt and will pick it up in more colors soon.
Since you all know I’m a big fan of Girlfriend Collective, I know I have to include them in this review since I’ve never tried their underwear before. I love that they have the seamless nude-ish thong option but do not love the fact that they only do 3 colors.
I love the fit, fabric, and honestly, the color does not look as peachy pink and bright on as compared to what it appears to in person. It washes well, and so far so good!
These are great to wear under leggings because they’ve got the raw hem and a slightly thicker fabric compared to some other underwear in this review. The raw hem stays put and does not roll around even when I wear loose-fitting clothes.
Special note: My only wish is that they would come out with more colors in the future and perhaps design something different since I’m kinda tired of seeing everything raw hem these days.
Is it worth $14 and would I repurchase this in the future?
Yes. These are great options for underwear under activewear, and I’d pick up their briefs and their new highrise thongs next time. I love supporting small brands like Girlfriend that does cute, functional, and ethically made and quality products. I love their recycling program and the fact that they’re a Seattle-based inclusive brand.
While doing research on what underwear brands to include in this review, SKIMS was the strong contender because they’re everywhere on social media these days. In case you don’t know, it’s Kim Kardashian’s brand, and to support a celebrity brand or not, it is all up to you. I’m a fan of their minimal branding, and they seem to nail down nude tones so well. Plus they all seem so comfy and stretchy.
My first impression when seeing and touching the fabric in person is the buttery soft feel. The fabric is incredibly stretchy, and you can test that by stretching it out.
The Cheeky Brief gets a lot more love because it offers more coverage. If you shave or get your bikini hair done like me, go for the Dipped Front Thong. I love that I can pull the sides higher, and I love the look of high waisted underwear. Both are flattering and great to add to your wardrobe.
Special note: Personally, I think they could have done a better job at the side seams since they did dig me into my skin after a long day. Some hair will peek through because the fabric is so soft and thin.
Is it worth $18 and would I repurchase this in the future?
I think $18 is expensive. I will happy to pick up these as a bundle deal, 3 for 36, and will not spend the whole $18 just to get one pair. I love other nude and brown shades, so I will probably gravitate toward those for daily options. They’re not the most luxurious pair of underwear option that I own.
SKIMS offers the largest range of nude toned underwear I’ve seen. And as you can see in the photos below, both the colors Ochre and Clay work on my skin tone.
CHANTELLE is a French lingerie company that was founded by François Auguste Gamichon in 1876. With 140 years of experience, I trust and believe in this brand because no one else does lingerie as well as the French.
I got the Soft Stretch Thong from the Nordstrom website, and shipping was fast. Note that Nordstrom doesn’t do fancy packaging, and it literally comes in a plastic bag.
I appreciate the fact that the hem on these is NOT raw! It just feels luxurious, well-made, and quality. It feels and looks expensive on, and this surely makes a great gift. Note that it is a one-size-fits-all, so I’m not sure about the fit on larger sizes.
Special note: As you can see in the photos below, the fabric is a bit too sheer compared to everything else on this list. So note that some hairs might peek through. But again, it’s not too big of a deal since a pantyliner will always do the trick.
Is it worth $20 and would I repurchase this in the future?
Yes, absolutely! This pair makes a great gift, and I cannot wait to add more Chantelle pieces into my wardrobe.
COMMANDO is founded by CFDA member and patent-holder Kerry O’Brien, and they’re known for their microfibre thongs.
I got the Classic Microfibre thong from the Matches Fashion website. I love shopping there because their packaging and shipping are great! Every order will come in their signature marbled box, nicely wrapped in tissue paper, and signed by their employee who packs the order for you.
If you care and want to invest in a sustainable brand that uses specialized technical fabric, Commando is the brand to go for. Read more of their fabric certifications, here.
My first impression when trying this particular pair on is the fact that it looks quite sexy on at the front. I love the contour lines and how it curves around the pubic bone. If you get your bikini line done or shaved, all of your hair will be nicely covered. Since I don’t own a lot of low cut underwear, this pair is something different and refreshing.
Because of the fit and how little fabric this has, it doesn’t roll down or get in a way even when putting on super tight leggings. Fabric is soft but not too thin, but some of my hair still occasionally peek through.
Special note: One thing to note is the gusset is made from the same microfibre fabric. You might need to wear a pantyliner if you want to stay fresh all day long. I think the microfibre gusset may help make the underwear more luxurious, but I’d prefer a cotton gusset since it absorbs daily discharge and moisture a bit better.
Is it worth $20 and would I repurchase this in the future?
I absolutely will repurchase and think it is worth $20. The cut and the microfibre fabric are brilliant!
I hope this review is helpful. Let me know if you have any questions, requests, or recommendations on what I should review next in the comment section below. Talk soon!
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