When it comes to finding short style underwear that can confidently and comfortably be worn on it's own, it can be difficult. We've outlined a few factors to consider when searching for comfortable women's underwear for sports.

The first thing to consider is coverage and fabric quality. You want enough coverage to avoid ending up with a really big wedgie. Our Midies Sports are designed with a 2.5” and 4.5" inch leg inseam, to provide a confident amount of coverage.

Fabric quality is important for comfort and hygiene. Because you're wearing the garment next to your skin on a sensitive area of your body, you want fabrics that are soft and breathable. Naturally sourced fibres are best for breathability and newer fabrics like bamboo have the added benefit of naturally wicking sweat. Bamboo is also naturally antimicrobial which gives the fabric odour control and stops it from becoming smelly like some synthetic fabrics can.

Finally, design and seam placement. Watch out for seams placed on sensitive areas of your body, they can rub in all the wrong places and can cause chafe (ouch!). Preferable look for under garment with no middle seam or seams that sit directly on your inner thigh area. It's also worth looking out for undergarments made with flat seams, this type of seam is very common in most activewear products and won't cause chafing.

Lastly, it is always recommended you look for undergarments with a lined crotch. Preferably bamboo or cotton as they breathe and both help with absorbency and hygiene.


February 24, 2022 — Jody-anne Sellwood