What is seamless underwear?

Updated February 21, 2017

Seamless undies can help you achieve the smooth profile you want when wearing tight outfits and clothes made of clingy fabrics. They make you look better and feel comfortable in the process. If you don't know what they are, it's time you get acquainted with seamless undies and find out what they can do for you.


Seamless underwear is not necessarily seamless. It only creates the illusion of being seamless and does not impress lines on clingy fabrics. Seamless underwear can be made of any material, but manufacturers are competing to use more lightweight fabrics such as microfiber to achieve a smoother figure.


Seamless underwear was created to solve a problem with regular underwear: visible panty line. For those tight dresses with clingy fabrics, regular undies just won't do. They'll print obvious lines on those skintight clothes and distract people from the fabulous body you're trying to show off. What you want is a smooth silhouette. Women used to resort to thongs and G-strings, but not every woman can put up with having underwear fabric stuck between her other pair of cheeks. For these women, seamless underwear offers both smooth fit and comfort.


Underwear that is too big or too small will never help you look good, seamless or otherwise. If it's too big, the extra fabric will show under clingy clothes. It it's too small, you'll get uneven lumps of flesh imprinted on your T-shirts. None of this is good. You may need to try different sizes and brands to find the one with the right fit for you. The right one should smooth out your silhouette and play down your imperfections.


You also need to take note of the clothes that you will be wearing. A dark dress will look good with nude, black or navy undies underneath. Generally, similar colours will give you good results, except when it comes to white clothes. White tops, trousers and skirts need to be paired only with nude underwear; white will not work, despite what some might think. Experiment with different colours if you want, but if you only want to buy one piece of seamless underwear, get it in a colour that matches your skin best.


If you don't need any help tucking in any extra flesh, regular seamless underwear alone will work perfectly under even the tightest of outfits. If you are like most women, however, seamless control shape-wear can help you look even better. While conventional shape-wear may be effective at hiding bulges, seamless shape-wear can do it without creating unattractive lines where the tight shape-wear ends and your flesh starts.


Seamless underwear is not limited to bras, briefs, thongs and G-strings today. Some brands produce sleeveless camisoles, long-sleeve camisoles and turtleneck camisoles that can be worn on their own or layered underneath other items of clothing. There are even seamless panties with multilayer panels that act as panty liners.

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Edriaan Koening began writing professionally in 2005, while studying toward her Bachelor of Arts in media and communications at the University of Melbourne. She has since written for several magazines and websites. Koening also holds a Master of Commerce in funds management and accounting from the University of New South Wales.