Let's set the scene. It's date night. You slip into the perfect dress that took forever to find, glance in the mirror, and-lo and behold-you're confronted with underwear lines. Plain as day. Without a doubt, every woman has experienced this wardrobe malfunction. And whether you call them simply panty lines or VPLs (visible panty lines) for short, it's very annoying. Even embarrassing, if you failed to check. But what can you do? How do you remove these unsightly lines? It's actually easier than you think! Read Leonisa's seven pro tips and learn how to get rid of underwear lines for good, or at least the next time you step out.
1. Go Seamless
Seamless underwear is probably one of the easiest ways to banish your underwear lines. Plus, they're available in a variety of styles and cuts. Laser-cut fabric is especially seamless. From hip-huggers to mid-rise briefs, Leonisa offers many options for seamless panties. Leonisa's signature DuraFit ® is a stretchy fabric that's imperceptible beneath anything you choose to wear! Not to mention, our thermofusion process, which joins fabrics through heat, makes them so smooth and soft that you'll even forget you have them on. This fabric also offers comfortable, moderate compression to smooth out your curves.
2. Slip Into a G-String or Thong
Professional models and stylists always use a G-string or thong for photoshoots and the like. While some women find them quite uncomfortable, others find them not so bad and even prefer them. With a slim design, they practically disappear. For extra revealing dresses with super-high slits, there's an even more extreme option available: stick-on thongs. These thong-like underwear stickers are more for red carpet type events; however, they do come in handy for certain special occasions that require formal dresses. Some styles are even reusable, capable of being washed.
3. Try Boyshorts
Boy shorts are a fantastic way to say goodbye to underwear lines. The way boy shorts are cut allows them to fit snug directly under the butt cheek, as opposed to cutting across where it's more glaring. And even though the hemlines and cut are more discreet, you can still choose a lace hem for an even less abrupt and smoother line. Boyshorts are also commonly available as seamless styles, which give an exceptional advantage.
4. Streamline with Pantyhose and Slips
Pantyhose and slips can also streamline and smooth our panty lines. However, they can make your wardrobe feel a bit more layered and bulky if you're not careful. As the weather gets warmer, this may not be the most suitable option. Wearing pantyhose and a slip in sweltering hot weather can make you feel stuffy, to say the least. Stick to slips during cooler weather and peel on pantyhose- or even cute tights and leggings - during the winter. Keep in mind, also, that silk-like slips can accumulate static, so be sure to try several methods so the slip doesn't get too clingy. Applying a moisturizing lotion and rubbing with a dryer sheet are two easy tricks.
5. Invest in Shapewear
Wearing seamless shapewear is another wonderful way to smooth out underwear lines. Leonisa offers several styles of slimming shapewear to disguise underwear lines, without getting into a full waist cincher or bodysuit.
Leonisa offers shaper panties and leggings that you can wear under skirts and dresses. These are made in materials that are certainly more breathable than your average stuffy slip.
6. Swap Thin with Textured, Thick Fabrics
One easy way to get rid of underwear lines is to simply not wear outwear garments constructed of thin fabrics and materials. Smoother, thinner fabrics create a slinky, more clingy look that's bound to show each and every line. Instead, choose more textural, thicker fabrics. These thicker materials will add a buffer, so to speak, that makes underlines appear subtle. Think corduroys, denim, suedes, ruched and tweeds. Velvets are making a comeback, and lace works well, too.
7. Disguise with Patterns and Prints
Prints and patterns can disguise underwear lines quite well. And like swapping thin garments for thicker ones, it's very easy to implement. Think animal prints, like leopard spots and zebra or tiger stripes. Florals are a nice option, too. Busier prints are ideal, but not entirely necessary. Bolder patterns and prints work, too. For instance, if you're not into mini-checks, go for larger buffalo checks.