How to choose the best underwear for leggings

June 07, 2021

How to choose the best underwear for leggings

Finding the right underwear for certain garments can be difficult to navigate. From white jeans that show up every shade underneath, or the perfect pair that will disappear beneath a figure-hugging slip dress, there is no doubt that getting the right base for the rest of your outfit can be challenging. But there is perhaps no task as tall as finding the best underwear for leggings. 

Thanks to the close-fitting construction of leggings, it’s tough to keep the underwear we put on underneath invisible. For some, rocking a visible panty line isn’t a big deal, but others prefer a clean, seamless finish. If you tend towards the latter, we’ve put together a guide to help you find the best underwear for leggings in Australia (hint: it’s ours). 

A seamless style

The quickest way to keep your underwear out of eyesight is to invest in a pair of seamless underwear. A pair of smalls without the obvious outline beneath your leggings will ensure all the focus is on your outfit – not your undergarments. 

All of our Everyday Lingerie Co underwear styles have been designed to sit flat against the body, which means no unsightly lines will be seen when you’re wearing your favourite pair of leggings. 

Cut is key.

A G-string cut is the obvious top contender for those who want to eliminate any lines around the butt. With lightweight bamboo fabric and a mid-rise cut, ELC’s Everyday Basics – G String style were created to give you (and anyone eyeballing your ensemble) the illusion of wearing nothing at all. 

We’ve also constructed our G-string style with our signature chevron trim, which simultaneously smooths your mid-section for a flawless finish from waistband to ankle while you’re wearing your favourite leggings. You’ll also never experience that dreaded cutting-in at your sides, either – just a sneaky supporting act to your trousers pf choice, whatever they may be. 

Choose comfort.

Leggings are no longer just for the gym, but they remain a workout mainstay. While opting for figure-skimming underwear might work well for a pair of tailored leggings on a night out, you are less likely to want to wear anything suffocating while you’re sweating it out in a hot yoga class. 

That is why we chose breathable, versatile bamboo fabric to support your body throughout any activity, from barre to the bar. Each of ELC’s ultra-comfy underwear styles sit snugly on your bod, without adding extra bulk to your silhouette. Shop our recently re-stocked range of Australian-made, sustainable underwear 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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