ELC’s Guide to The Best Breathable Underwear

February 15, 2021

ELC’s Guide to The Best Breathable Underwear

Underwear options are seemingly endless these days, and there’s plenty to consider. Putting aside the search for the ultimate colour and cut, comfort ultimately always comes out on top, doesn’t it? Even if you’ve snapped up the sweetest little lingerie set, you’ll likely find yourself scanning your drawers for that fuss-free, multi-purpose pair that works with everything, whether you’ve had them for two weeks or two years –  and we’re willing to bet breathability plays a big part in that. 

After all, nobody likes suffocating smalls, especially not around your intimate area – and trust us, you definitely do not want to annoy her! Comfort notwithstanding, wearing undergarments that stifle your skin can lead to several unpleasant matters, including irritation, rashes, even thrush. Even worse? When you mistakenly wear such a pair out and have to suffer through the rest of a hot, humid day feeling all constricted and cranky. 

That’s why finding the best breathable underwear is so important. “Just like our underarms, the lower half can be prone to sweat,” explains our founder Danielle Sady. “We need breathable underwear to allow for a bit of airflow, so we don’t trap moisture in the area.” 

The intimate area is one of the most sensitive parts of the body, so giving it a little extra TLC should always take priority when shopping for the best breathable underwear. Fabric is obviously the key component here, which is why here at ELC we choose natural fibres for all our underwear.

 

“Natural fibres, such as cotton and bamboo, are always best,” says Danielle. “Both these fabrics have moisture-wicking and antibacterial properties, which prevents contact areas from becoming a breeding ground for any nasties." 

That’s all well and good, sure – but does finding a comfortable pair in a breathable fabric mean you need to sacrifice on style? Absolutely not! We’re in the business of making underwear that you’ll actually want to wear, and we firmly believe that feeling cute shouldn’t have to come at the cost of your comfort.

So, if you’re after the best breathable underwear, look no further than our ultra-comfy ELC underwear. Each pair is made from the highest quality, sustainably sourced bamboo, so your body can breathe whether you’re working out, wearing something special or just indulging in a Netflix session on the couch.   

We’ve made sure you’re completely covered with a considered range of stylish cuts and colours, each with a simple but sexy trim and our signature ELC elastane/spandex support system, which will gently smooth over your curves like shapewear (but without, y’know, strangling your internal organs!). 

You’re welcome! Start shopping here.




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Sizing

Trying to find the right underwear size can be difficult due to different companies making different sizes. To make things easier we have created a step by step guide to take the guess work out of the equation.

Below we have measuring instructions with images to assist you.  

Finding your size in our Underwear Range:

All you need to do is take a couple of simple measurements; your waist, your lower waist and your hips. The best way to do this is by using a soft measuring tape and a mirror to ensure you are accurate.  If possible stand in front of a mirror when taking your measurements to ensure that the measuring tape is also parallel to the floor and is flat.

Measurement 1: Your waist

Your waist is the natural in indentation above your hips or just below your rib cage (see image). Wrap the soft measuring tape around firmly without pitching your skin together – write this measurement down.

Measurement 2: Your Lower Waist

Your lower waist is approx. 12cm down from your waist.  Take your measuring tape and run this down from your waist to 12cm (see image). Wrap the soft measuring tape around this area firmly without pitching your skin together – write this measurement down.  

Measurement 3: Your hips

Now wrap the soft measuring tape around the fullest part of your hips, this is approximately 25cm below your waist (see image). Use the mirror to check that your measuring tape is completely straight and parallel to the floor – write this measurement down.

 

 

Finding your size in our Crop Top Bralette Range:

All you need to do is take a couple of simple measurements; your Full Bust and your Lower or under bust. The best way to do this is by using a soft measuring tape and a mirror to ensure you are accurate.

Measurement 1: Your Full Bust

Your Full Bust is the fullest part of your bust (see image). Ensure that the measuring tape is completely straight and parallel to the floor. Wrap the soft measuring tape around firmly without pitching your skin together – write this measurement down

Measurement 2: Your Lower or Under Bust

The Lower or Under bust is measured by wrapping the measuring tape around your rib cage directly under your bust (see image). Wrap the soft measuring tape around firmly without pitching your skin together – write this measurement down

 

ELC Size 8 10 12 14 16 18 20 22
Full Bust Measurements (cm) 81-87 87-93 93-99 99-105 106-114 115-123 124-130 131-137
Lower or Under Bust Measurement (cm) 61-67 67-73 73-79 80-86 87-39 94-100 100-106 107-113
Waist Measurement (cm) 75 80 85 90 95 100 110 115
Lower Waist Measurement (cm) 90 95 100 105 110 115 120 125
Hip Measurement (cm) 95 100 105 110 115 120 125 130
USA 4 to 6 6 to 8 8 to 10 10 to 12 12 to 14 14 to 16 16 to 18 18 to 20
UK 6 to 8 8 to 10 10 to 12 12 to 14 14 to 16 16 to 18 18 to 20 20 to 22
EUROPE 34 to 36 36 to 38 38 to 40 40 to 42 42 to 44 44 to 46 46 to 48 48 to 50

 

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