As the recipient of a few hundred emails every day, it's not often that a subject line manages to surprise me into action. But when the words "airbrush underwear" popped up in my unread a few weeks ago, I fell for the bait and instantly clicked in to know more. While
I can't pretend to possess the largest underwear collection of anyone I know, I'm obsessive about the brands and styles I wear. I recoil at any briefs that bunch, scratch, or ride up, and I've done a lot of testing to find styles that more or less make it feel like I have nothing on at all.
This new airbrush underwear is the creation of Alo, a brand that offers yoga pants that already have a
celebrity cult following (and that pioneered the nude legging trend that's been everywhere this past year). The underwear is designed with raw edges to keep from any digging and is made with a four-way stretch fabric that's also moisture-wicking. Sounds promising, no?
I enrolled the help of two other members of the editorial team
to put them to the test and to see if they really lived up to the "airbrush" hype. Did they stay put? Did they leave lines? Could I survive a workout in them? Below, our three proverbial guinea pigs (myself included) share our honest review of the underwear, so read on to check it all out and to shop the underwear along with similar styles. "I tried both the thong and the cheeky versions, and they both passed the most important underwear test: I forgot I was wearing them. They were comfortable and easy to wear under anything and didn't result in dreaded VPL. What more could you ask for?" — Erin Fitzpatrick, senior news editor Available in sizes XS to L. Available in sizes XS to L. "For me, the moment of truth comes when I put on a pair of leggings. My goal is to avoid VPL at all costs, and with these, everything was perfectly smooth and seamless. For wearing under sheer items, I hope that the brand includes a wider range of nudes because while the nude shade worked relatively well for my skin tone, it wouldn't work for everyone." — Aemilia Madden, editor Available in sizes XS to L. "Like the name promises, these look completely invisible under clothing. That's the most important part, and it 100% fulfilled. I do wish there was a little more stretch in them, but that's likely just me!" — Kat Collings, editor in chief Available in sizes XS to L. Wear these under a light dress. Available in one size. High-waisted styles offer extra support. Available in sizes XS to XXL. These affordable briefs are comfortable too. Available in sizes XS to XL. Great for wearing under a skintight dress. Available in sizes XS to XL. No visible panty line here. Available in sizes 1 to 4. Good news: This pair is on sale. Available in sizes S to L. Soft and supportive. Available in sizes XS to L. An invisible thong will stay in place all day. Available in sizes XS to XXL. You don't have to break the bank to find low-key underwear. Available in sizes S to L. This underwear will hug you tight. Available in sizes XS to XL. A classic brief that won't ride up. Available in sizes S to L. For extra coverage, try something high waisted. Available in sizes XS to L. Breathable and minimalist too. Available in sizes S to XL.
Now you're all set to try airbrush underwear too.