I got my first wedgie in college. It was incredibly unpleasant and bad enough to make me rethink my underwear, but in that moment, I learned that great intimates should be designed to last and made with the softest fabrics on earth.
Seeing most of us wear these garments 16 hours plus a day and close to our most private of parts, underwear comprises the most important pieces in our wardrobe… and yet, most people give their undergarments the least amount of thought.
Picking up a six pack of panties or boxers at a local discount store might be normal for you, but would you do the same for any other garment you wear every single day? The answer is probably not, but for some reason, we compromise when it comes to our underwear, and believe it or not, that compromise can be harmful to our health.
What we wear under there is super important to our general health and that applies to all of us, not just to women. So the next time you’re in need of a new set of bras, undies, boxers or boxer-briefs, remember these…
5 Tips To Picking the Perfect Pair
1. Go Au Naturel
Go for Organic Cotton gussets and liners when buying your panties, boxers or boxer-briefs. Organic Cotton isn’t treated with harsh pesticides, and seeing our skin is our biggest organ, you want as few chemicals as possible touching it.
Pretty prints and fun designs are fine as long as the gussets and liners are organic cotton allowing them to “breathe”. Better yet, look for eco-friendly intimates that are ethically USA MADE (a rarity in the underwear business and more important than ever if you’re concerned about Climate Change and racial equity).
2. Ditch Tighty Whities & Tighty Thighies
Shapewear is great for helping us look as if we avoided the Quarantine-10, but form fitting shapewear can cause numbness and even block circulation when it’s too tight. Plus most shapewear is made from synthetics, making it hot and uncomfortable.
Try to opt for slightly looser fitting underwear to avoid getting bacterial or yeast infections… this applies to men too! As for hiding those extra pounds, just raise your camera a little bit higher. Works wonders, trust ME…
3. Less Really is More… Comfortable
No matter what your mother told you, wearing bras with underwires and super structured support will not keep your breasts from someday falling to your knees.
Once that bra comes off, gravity finds us anyway, so why are you forcing yourself to wear something that drives you crazy all day?
There is a time and place for every bra, but if you’re working from home and you don’t need that heavy-duty lift, opt for comfort.
Most support comes from underneath, so look for a bra with a wider under-bust band.
You’ll be surprised at how supportive it is…
4. Take It All Off
Night time is the right time to let our bodies breathe, so don’t wear your panties to bed. Instead nab a loose fitting lounge pant or short to wear that puts more room between your skin and your clothing.
For women who are well endowed or nursing, opt for light-supporting organic cotton bras or even organic cotton tank tops with built-in support. Freedom is healthier and it feels so good!
5. You Get What You Pay For
Finally, look for underwear that is well constructed. Hey, these garments go thru a lot and get worn more than any other piece of clothing you own, so buy high quality, well-made bras, panties and men’s boxers or boxer-briefs. You will be surprised at how much more comfortable they are and how much longer they last.
Think about it, these items get washed a ton, and even though we all wash them in cold water, on gentle or by hand… ahem… they go thru the ringer… Sorry! So look for well constructed seams, and weightier fabrics that last.
Our underwear is the first thing we put on each day so make sure it doesn’t become a dreaded afterthought.
We may not be going to crowded parties these days where your roommate thinks giving out wedgies is a good way to lighten the mood, but that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t pay attention to what we wear under our clothes.
Comfort is more important than ever during COVID-19 and purchasing responsibly USA MADE high quality underwear should be on the top of everyone’s list.
Time to #CareWhatYouWear under there…
– Germaine Caprio, MAJAMAS EARTH Company Owner & Designer
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