Visible panty line (or VPL) occurs when the outline of your underwear is visible through your clothes.
Some people don't mind, and it really isn't as much of an issue as it used to be in the past, because well... we all wear panties. But it is honestly the one fashion faux pas that grinds my gears to dust.
Visible panty lines are mostly caused by too tight underwear. It can be especially annoying when you're rocking a body-con or tight-fitting dress.
Imagine getting all dolled up in the perfect fit, ready to go out and you realise your butt has been divided into 4 unsightly parts by your panties. Do you change your whole outfit or just go commando?
... If you have to think too much about it, then going commando is clearly not for you, but this article is.
Below I have listed out 9 ways to hide your visible panty line without going commando.
Wear Prints and Patterns
Wearing outfits with busy prints like tartan, check, leopard print, stripes etc are a great way to disguise panty lines
Avoid Lightweight fabric
Light and stretchy fabric like silk and jersey are a no no if you are trying to hide your VPL. They will draw as much attention to the panty lines as a magnifying glass would to an ant.
This option is not for me because the heat! But sometimes, wearing tights or pantyhose works wonders and smoothly disguises the panty lines
Boy shorts are great because instead of cutting across and dividing it, they go under the curve of the butt cheek. Plus they are super comfy and make your booty a little perkier
Slips and Slip Shorts
The good old trusty shimmy or underskirt has saved lives since the 1800's. They are not only worn to disguise panty lines, but they also work when your outfit is transparent
Seamless and Laser Cut Panties
These panties are super comfortable and smooth to feel. The edges are thin and pretty much invisible. 100% recommend
Thongs and G-strings
G-strings used to be the most popular solution to VPL. They don't have lines on the sides and are a great, albeit a rather uncomfortable option.
Stick On Thongs
These have no waist bands and are especially perfect for tight fitted dresses with waist high slits. You literally just stick them on and dispose of them when you're done. However, some like the one below are reusable up to 15 times
Last but not the least, is the shape wear also known as spanx which has always been the go to for women. It goes all the way up and not only hides the panty lines, but also helps to accentuate your curves
The trick is to find which option works best for you and suits your outfit of choice. But if you do decide to go commando, careful not to do it on a windy day with a free flowing dress. You wouldn't want to see your lady bits become a viral sensation would you?