We updated this guide in November 2021 to ensure all products tested and vetted by the Good Housekeeping Institute Textiles Lab were in stock and reflected current prices. We also added new picks from Knickey, EBY, TomboyX, Savage x Fenty and Under Armour.
Shopping for underwear can be overwhelming! You know you have to do it, but there are so many underwear styles and fabrics to choose from. You need to find something that feels comfortable, stays in place, isn’t visible under clothes and won’t break the bank. And, most importantly, it needs to be hygienic.
The fiber scientists in the Good Housekeeping Institute Textiles Lab are constantly testing undergarments like bras, pantyhose and shapewear (they even test swimwear) both in the Lab and with real consumer testers. The team evaluates things like washability, stretch recovery, fit, comfort and more to find the pairs that will feel great and actually last.
The picks ahead are from brands that have performed well in the past as well as newer styles with unique features and rave reviews from users. At the end, check out our shopping guide for all our tips to find for your best underwear. Here are the best women’s underwear styles you can buy: