5 tips to Get Rid of Pantylines

Have a problem with visible panty lines and not into wearing thongs? Well here’s  are some tips on how to avoid the dreaded pantylines.

1. Wear Undies that FIT. This seems like common sense, but you would be amazed to find out how many of us are wearing the wrong type of underwear.  One of the major causes of pantylines is wearing underwear that is too tight (thus creating a bulge where the edge of the panty ends and the flesh of your backside begins).

2. Limit Cotton Underwear. This is a toughie because cotton underwear is better for you healthwise. however most cotton underwear have thick seams, which cause pantylines.

3. Look for NVP Underwear.  Almost every manufacturer has a version of the NVP (no visible pantyline) undergarment. Some brands to try are Bali, Jockey, Wacoal, and even Target brands. Make sure to look for underwear that has what is called laser edges, which are very thin edges that leave no line.

4. Change Your Style of Underwear. Try a different style of underwear that is a better fit for your body. For example, if you have a boyish figure, try a boy cut panty or if you’re a bit more the on fuller size, try a full coverage panty.

5. Wear power panties. You can also try wearing a pair of spanx power panties, they don’t leave lines and tuck you in a bit.. but they can be uncomfortable.


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  1. says

    Another way is to buy underwear that fit.  Panties that are too tight will always show the line—buy the bigger (true, *gulp*) size, and you’ll have much less of a problem with this. 

    Of course, that would be if your pants fit, too.  😉

    I’ve also found that line-drying pants helps reduce shrinkage a lot.  Jeans take 3 days, but they fit like you want them to, with no bendy-stretchy-acrobatics.  Even ones that have shrunk a bit can rebound if washed in cold and line-dried.

  2. Florence says

    There is another manufaturer that makes a good no VPL panty: Commando. It doesn’t tuck you in like the Spanx and would be more comfortable. Kind of pricey but it does the trick. Unfortunately it does not have a cotton gusset which I wish they would put in instead of the same panty material. Easy solution is a disposable ultrathin panty liner.

  3. says

    I have tried a TON of seamless panties, and I found the boy-short styles work the best for me. I’ve also found that a homemade version of spanks, aka cutting the legs off of control top hose or tights, works great, too. You must cut no higher than just above the knee for it to work, as mid-thigh will roll/ride up pretty badly. I’ve done this with tights, and they washed in the machine without fraying just fine, too.

  4. Cheryl says

    I use to say I would never wear thongs but tried them (only in the summer) and love them with my thin cotton pants….I also just tried the SPANX footless bodyshaping pantyhose and love them (by the way got them for $11.99 of their original price of $20 at http://www.filenesbasement.com) The Spanx were comfortable, showed no lines..

  5. b says

    Makes a nice invisible panty. Very Light. Not really that sexy, but effective. They have a few different styles. I am partial to the boy shorts.

  6. says

    Oh dear… spanx products in to review and to try out some time ago, I love the concept and they did the trick, although I must admit I am not very much into thongs as well, but I like t-backs which give more coverage, in all honesty unless your pants, or skirts are tighter than ever…the line will not really show, my I am a big fan of Jockey, still am, and perhaps a fashion editor should not admit this but I love my boy shorts on an every day work day,or plain and simple Jockey`s…..

  7. cathy says

    b, i like hanes, too. i like the hipster briefs. they are cheap, they don’t show VPL and they don’t ride up or show when you bend down in lower rise pants.

  8. c says

    Okay, I have to admit, my solution to getting rid of panty lines is sometimes to just.. not wear underwear.

  9. Veggrrl says

    I’ve had success with Jockey seam-free bikinis. Even in dress pants, they don’t show through. They’re comfy, too.

  10. Anne says

    I like Target’s version of Spanx called “Assets.” The leg edge is a fold, rather than rubber-backed stretch lace which ALWAYS shows through pant legs as an ugly ridge at mid-thigh, even if the packaging says it won’t!  The Assets don’t show through anything!  I find them quite comfortable.

    Sorry, anny, I don’t think there is any cotton underwear out there that doesn’t give a VPL.  At least, I haven’t found any yet!

  11. e says

    cotten undies with no vpl- i like the hipster cut from aerie by american eagle. they are well priced, comfy, and NO VPL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  12. jesims says

    Soma sells a line of cotton/modal Vanishing Line panties. I’ve tried the Vanishing Line brand and it’s comfortable. Maybe not very sexy but there aren’t any VPL.

  13. SJ says

    Thought I would Commando Boy Shorts but had a problem with the leg rolling a big and the pantie itself riding down…pretty scary if one was wearing a skirt. My search continues.

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