I only wear the most comfortable thongs. I have no tolerance for any discomfort in my clothing, especially my underwear. So my extensive 15-year search for the most comfortable women’s thongs was personal. Plus, I had an issue with my hormones a few years ago that made me prone to yeast infections, so I can not have any fabric against my lady parts that isn’t the highest quality cotton. And I am not just talking about a cotton gusset — you know that little scrap of cotton fabric sewn into the crotch of cheap poly-blend underwear? Nope, that little strip of cotton on top of manmade fabric does not protect us from uncomfortable center seams some panties have or allow airflow when attached to cheap lace or polyester. I require high-quality cotton in each layer from front to back. So, below you’ll find an amazing list of the most comfortable women’s thongs with some options that actually prevent yeast infections. Gross, but exciting!
The Most Comfortable Women’s Thongs: Hanky Panky Organic Cotton
The Hanky Panky Organic Cotton Original Rise Thong is my all-time favorite, most comfortable women’s thong. The original rise gives me so much coverage, and the generous amount of fabric prevents that “going up the butt” feeling that many women attribute to thong underwear. I own at least 30 pairs and I will yodle from rooftops that these are the best panties ever.
Now, let’s talk looks. That stretchy lace on your hips is not just sexy, it’s also extremely comfortable and very flattering. It doesn’t cut into the flesh whatsoever. And it stays put, so your hips look smooth and you feel secure. These organic cotton thongs can last a long time even though I wash them in warm water. For me, it takes years for them to start deteriorating. Keep in mind though, I have over 30 pairs of these panties so I am only laundering them once a month or so.
Now let’s talk sizing…
If you are size 00-2 and 5′ 4″ or shorter, get the low rise Hank Panky organic thong. It’s available at Zappos (another style here), Nordstrom, Bare Necessities, Amazon, and Macy’s.
If you are size 4 – 10 get the original rise Hanky Panky organic thong. To reiterate, this is what I wear. It’s available at Zappos, Nordstrom, Bare Necessities, Amazon, and Macy’s.
Note: Do not get the signature thong by Hanky Panky. It is definitely not as comfortable and is bad for yeast-prone ladies.
Cosabella Lowrider Thong
The Cosabella Dolce Lowrider Thong is just about as comfortable as the Hanky Panky organic cotton thong and prevents yeast infections even though the main fabric is not entirely made of cotton. It is made of 51% cotton, 37% polyamide, and 12% elastane with a 100% cotton gusset. Compared to the original rise Hanky Panky thong, it does sit a little lower on the torso, has a slightly narrower fabric along the bum crack, and has wider elastic along the hips. Some of you may prefer one or all of those things. I find them comfortable, but they are not as secure as my Hanky Pankys. I think my hips might be a little narrow for them. Therefore, I believe these are best for women size 6/8 through size 12. This thong is available at Zappos, Shopbop, Bloomingdale’s, and Amazon.
Natori Bliss Perfection Thong
This thong by Natori is another one of the most comfortable thongs for women because of its impeccable softness and high quality. It can last years if you don’t wash it in hot water too often. This is another panty that’s only available in one size. It fits women sizes 4 to 8 perfectly. It can also work on women smaller and larger, but I am not sure how comfortable it gets outside that size range. This thong is available at Nordstrom, Bloomingdale’s, Natori, Amazon, and Macy’s.
Knickey Low-Rise Thong
Although I often work out in my Hanky Panky original rise thong, the Knickey low rise thong is technically my designated workout thong. I have read that some women prefer “wicking” thongs. I do not! The wicking material always seems to cut into my flesh, making me look “fatty.” And most importantly, wicking underwear is the absolute worst for yeast infections, which confuses the hell out of me. It seems to hold all the moisture in. Sure the underwear doesn’t get that wet, but my body does! I will get a yeast infection immediately if I wear “sport” underwear. So, I don’t. The Knickey 100% organic cotton thong absorbs allllll the sweat.
My crotch is pretty dry after a workout in my Hanky Panky thong, but the panty itself gets super wet. I didn’t notice it until I used the restroom in the middle of a run, and then I didn’t want to pull them back up because I didn’t want to put moist underwear back onto my body. So I sought out this beauty: when I work out in a Knickey thong I am shocked by the lack of moisture anywhere. If you want an absorbent thong, this is it! Plus it is comfortable and flattering. It’s not the most flattering and comfortable thong on this list, but it is certainly not far behind, and for those who require absorbing underwear, well this had to make the list.
Sizing: It runs small, so order a size up for comfort and a more flattering fit, but keep in mind, this is cotton so it will stretch out eventually.
B.Tempt’d by Wacoal B. Adorable Thong
This panty is 100% modal, so it is insanely comfortable, stretchy and soft, but is horrible at soaking up any juices. Some people think the extreme softness is worth it, but I cannot stand a crotch that isn’t 100% cotton, so I personally skip this thong. But, alas, I cannot deny it a spot on the list of the most comfortable women’s thongs, as I know it’s just what some of you are looking for. It’s available at Nordstrom, Wacoal, Macy’s, Amazon, Bare Necessities, and Bloomingdale’s.
Thinx Period Thong
Thinx panties are supposed to replace tampons, panty liners, pads, and menstrual cups for women size XS to 3XL. After testing a few of their panties, I wouldn’t say that they will replace tampons for me, but they can replace panty liners or those “light day” tampons if you use them. I adore the Thinx thong for light period days and I love using it as a built-in panty liner for heavier days when the tampon might overflow. Something to note, Thinx panties are not great for women with thick periods. That thicker shedding can just sit there on top of the underwear and that is gross. I know this post is about the most comfortable women’s thong underwear, but I wanted to share my full findings on an array of Thinx period panties…
- Sport Thinx Panty: The sport Thinx panty is for medium period days and is stated to hold up to 1.5 tampons worth of blood. I agree it is very absorbent; there was no leakage at all. I would say it is an accurate claim and it is nothing like a diaper or a pad. It has a nice fit and feel to it. But like I said, if you have a thicker period it is kind of gross. You do end up sitting in your period. Also, even after washing it, the panty appears to be stained from the period. That doesn’t feel very clean to me. Size Note: A size 6 woman should order a size medium.
- Hiphugger Thinx Panty: The Hiphugger panty is supposed to hold two tampons worth. That seems to be true, but this is not a comfortable panty and I regret buying it. It feels a bit tight on the leg openings, but it doesn’t appear to be the wrong size. It also feels like it sits extremely low, although it doesn’t look like it’s that low — it’s not like pubic hair is showing. I can’t quite put my finger on what it is that makes it uncomfortable. This panty also appears to be stained even after washing it. Size Note: A size 6 woman should order a size medium, or perhaps a large? I can’t tell!
- Thong Thinx Panty: The reason we are here! I LOVE the Thinx beige thong. It is for light days and it works perfectly. I think every woman should have this. It is comfortable, fits beautifully, and is virtually invisible under white clothing. The outside layer is nude, but the inner layer is black so you have the best of both worlds. No staining at all and it’s easy to wash. I am very impressed by their thong, which is obviously why I’ve included it on my list of the most comfortable women’s thongs. I will say though, the lace is not super strong. I eventually poked holes through the lace when putting them on, but it took over a year of me using them once a month to do that. Size Note: A size 4 woman can order a small.
Thinx underwear is sold at Thinx, Walmart, Amazon, and Nordstrom.
What To Do With Old Underwear & Thongs
Don’t throw your old underwear and thongs in the trash — recycle them instead! There are a few programs that will recycle your old underwear and transform them into materials like insulation and carpet padding. One of my favorites is Knickey’s recycling program. Not only will they accept your old undies and thongs but they’ll also take your bras, socks, and tights, as well as men’s and kids’ undergarments from any brand. You need to pay $5 for a shipping label, but then you’ll get 15% off your next order for every package recycled. They just ask that you wash all items before sending them in.
Parade also has a recycling program for underwear through TerraCycle US. They will also take old — but clean — underwear from any brand, though they ask that you don’t send back bras or swimsuits. You just need to order a recycling kit, which comes with a prepaid envelope. You pay $5 in shipping to have the kit mailed to you, and in exchange, you’ll get 30% off your next order.
For more information on where and how to recycle your old clothes, check out my post 5 Ways To Reduce Your Waste When Shopping.
Most Comfortable Women’s Thongs From Years Past
I originally wrote this post years ago and update it regularly due to its popularity. Production changes occur sometimes, so thongs that used to be the most comfortable either no longer live up to my high standards, or they stopped making them. I’ve put those thongs below so that you know which ones I am no longer recommending. I also love having a record of it. Whenever I update older posts, I love to hold on to a collection of images as a bit of a time capsule so we can watch how fashion evolves.
I adore the style and sophistication of a lace trim on my thong, but I know many of you don’t care for it, or need it. This means you need the most basic comfortable thong. I have thoroughly enjoyed Thirdlove’s Pima Cotton Thong for this. It’s soft, comfortable, and doesn’t irritate my crotch yeast wise. I feel secure in it, yet it doesn’t cut into my hips. I also like that it doesn’t come up too high or too low. It’s really one of the comfiest thongs. And the best part is the inclusive sizing. This thong comes in sizes XS – 3X. As a size 4/6 woman, the size medium fits perfectly. The small was a bit too small for me. It cut into my hips a bit, which as we all know is unflattering.
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