Picking the right kind of bra and underwear is an important step to be equipped to take on your day. There are so many options you can choose from that differ in their style, design, level of quality, and so much more.
Think about the variety within women’s underwear — thongs, cheeky underwear, bikini panties, and so much more. It’s exciting to think about how much we have to choose from.
Trying women’s boxers may be a new experience for you, and if that’s the case, then we want to help you every step of the way. While you’re navigating this new territory, keep in mind that there are a couple of things you’ll want to find out about your undies before purchasing them.
We’ll give you some ideas for your list of needs from underwear, but first, take a second and think about what matters to you. Is comfort a priority? Do you want a specific fit — loose or tight? Low or high rise?
We’ll help you jumpstart that list so that you can find the right pair of women's boxers that will help you feel comfy, confident, and ready for anything that comes your way.
Fabric Changes Everything
When you’re choosing a pair of women’s boxers, one of the most important factors to take into consideration is the kind of fabric you want. Some of the most common fabrics used for underwear and lingerie include cotton, TENCEL™ Modal, and even microfiber.
Each kind of fabric that you’ll find in underwear and loungewear has different benefits to them. Some help with vaginal health more than others, while others are specifically used with certain activities in mind: sweating, working out, stretching, etc.
One of the best kinds of fabric you may want to use is cotton. This textile is known for being incredibly soft, breathable, moisture-wicking, and more. These attributes contribute greatly when it comes to maintaining your vaginal health, which makes cotton briefs and cotton bikinis worthwhile picks.
When a fabric is breathable and moisture-wicking, it keeps moisture from building up underneath the fabric by removing it and then allowing it to evaporate into the air. Bacteria can grow in moist environments, so a cotton boxer lessens the possibility of bacterial growth, keeping any genitalia clean and odorless.
What Else Is Out There?
But that doesn’t mean you should only ever use cotton. When you participate in sports or any physical activity that leads you to sweat or stretch, other fabrics like lycra, Spandex, or polyester help your underwear to help you do that. Sometimes you do need that extra stretch and durability.
If that’s something on your must-have list, check that the lady boxers you use also have antibacterial treatment to combat the bacteria that are bound to grow in the less breathable fabric. Plenty of lady boxers have those treatments and more to add or enhance certain qualities like moisture-wicking and odor-resisting abilities.
Fabric makes a more significant difference than you might have known. It also affects the next aspect of lady boxers you’ll want to consider: the fit.
Loose or Skin-Tight?
There are so many underwear variations within each style, including boxers. There are classic boxers, and then there are boxer briefs that serve as a hybrid between boxers and briefs.
So, here are the fit factors to consider when picking the right pair of boxer shorts:
Regular boxers are going to make you feel as free as a bird. They’re perfect for wearing as lounge shorts or sleep shorts when you want to cover up but want to feel like you’re not wearing anything.
However, loose boxers likely won’t be the best fit if you’re wearing something tight on top of them. For example, you could decide to wear an especially tight pair of skinny jeans on top of your lady boxers, but you’re going to have to deal with the material bunching up underneath. This can be both uncomfortable and inconvenient.
That’s where boxer brief underwear comes in. For your lady boxers, you may want a skin-tight feel that makes you feel secure. This underwear style can feel like a second skin as it bends and stretches with your every move. These are perfect for doing any kind of workout activity as well as wearing underneath tight-fitting bottoms.
However, when they’re called boxer briefs, people tend to be referring to men’s underwear. The name for the same style for a feminine fit is women's boy shorts. Boyshorts panties are similar to a hipster fit but still cover everything.
Part of the beauty of wearing boxer briefs for women is that when you want to wear a bodycon dress or any tight skirt, you won’t have to worry about visible underwear lines. Being boxers, they naturally have a cut and inseam that ensures awkward lines are a no-show.
That brings us to the next part of picking out your intimates. The inseam runs from the crotch down to the end of your shorts or pants. Though they both provide full coverage, you can pick between longer and shorter inseams. You just have to decide what fits your lifestyle best.
A shorter inseam (like the 6” Boxer Briefs) is going to give you less coverage but more freedom. That may be a good option for you if you’re interested in a pair of lounge shorts that double as underwear. When wearing them out, you should remember that the shorter inseam gives room for the possibility of chafing on your legs.
Long inseams, on the other hand, do protect your legs from chafing by offering a layer of protection between your upper thighs and your pants. That’s especially helpful when you plan on being active. Longer inseams like the 9" Boxer Briefs provide the coverage that makes life a little smoother.
Whichever one (or multipack) you choose, you’ll have options that vary by having an inseam as long as nine inches to as short as four-and-a-half inches.
While you’re on your search for the right pair of lady boxers, be sure to check out this collection of bestseller underwear that’s full of options. Here at TomboyX, we are passionate about designing underwear that fits your every want and need, which is why we offer plus-size options and sizes for every body type.
In our collection, you’ll find everything from underpants to bra options like the bralette or the soft bra. You’ll be able to choose between options that differ in all the things we talked about: fabric, fit, and inseam.
Along with that, you’ll have plenty of fun colors and styles you can choose from so that you can feel fabulously confident.
Feeling fabulously confident is for everyone. Whatever size or shape you are, TomboyX has underwear for you. We can say this confidently because we test every product on every body type.
No matter who you are, we have the underwear for you.