5 Brands That Are Changing the Underwear Game With Period-Proof Panties
Leakproof designs made for those who deal with menstruation.
Underwear is a very personal matter — while some may prefer romantic, lacy lingerie, others may gravitate towards undergarments that are crafted for everyday comfort. For those who deal with menstruation, period-proof panties may be a practical option for making that time of the month a little more bearable.
From Knix, well-loved for its minimalist silhouettes, to Revol Girl, known for its comfy-chic designs, a number of underwear companies are making leak-resistant intimates for an inclusive size range. If you’re in the market for some protective undies, read on for five of the best period-proof underwear brands you can find online.
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Constructed to absorb up to four tampons’ worth, Aisle’s reusable panties come in four different designs: the high-waisted Bikini, the medium-rise Hipster, the classic Boxer Brief and the full bum-covering Brief. Priced between $40 USD and $44 USD, each style is available in sizes ranging from XS to XL, with the Hipster and Boxer Brief going up to 5X. The company, formerly known as Lunapads, also makes a range of sustainable menstrual care products including washable pads and liners, menstrual cups and more.
Toronto-based company Knix describes itself as an intimate apparel company that empowers women to live “unapologetically free.” The brand’s underwear lineup features a good mix of athletic and elegant, lacy styles. In particular, its Leakproof Bikini ($23 USD) is constructed with a thin, built-in liner that claims to absorb up to two tampons of liquid, so you don’t need to worry about leaks even while working out on your period days. Its newly launched Nudes Collection features five neutral tones on designs including the Leakproof Boyshort and the Leakproof Thong (both $23 USD).
Offering diverse sizes ranging from XS to 6XL, Australian company Modibodi prides itself on making functional intimates that are accessible to literally every body. Choose from the brand’s variety of undies for your super light, moderate and heavy flow needs, including comfy thongs and briefs designed to save you from unexpected leaks. Find your preferred fit on the brand’s web store (starting at $19.50 USD).
Revol Girl is the cool-girl underwear brand that you need on your radar. Its stylish designs not only bring to mind Rihanna‘s lingerie line Savage X Fenty, but they’re also crafted with period-proof materials, allowing you to look and feel your best even on the heaviest days of your cycle. Every single piece by Revol Girl is hand-made to ensure quality production. Head to the brand’s website to pick up your favorite styles, with sizes ranging from XS to XXL. Pricing start at $35 CAD (approximately $25 USD).
Another underwear brand that champions body positivity, Dear Kate has got the everyday woman covered with its thoughtfully-designed undies. Priced between $32 USD and $44 USD, the brand’s hipsters, thongs and briefs are crafted with layers of breathable fabrics that make the panties leak-resistant. Without the use of plastic layers, which are often employed to produce period-proof underwear, Dear Kate’s undies eliminate the growth of bacteria while also allowing your body to breathe.