Why investing in quality bamboo undies is the best thing you can do for your lady bits

February 10, 2020

Why investing in quality bamboo undies is the best thing you can do for your lady bits

At ELC, you know we always keep it real, so let’s start this one off with a bang.

Did you know that some doctors estimate that around 70% of women experience some irritation down below? And almost the same amount have complained at some point about butt acne, especially in this age of athleisure-wear. Yes, we’re going there. Stay with me.

Pretty hard to smash a board meeting or enjoy a hot dinner date with all that going on, am I right?

The good news is that some of this could be due to the non-breathability of the material in your undies, which is a quick fix. Full synthetics are not your friend, ladies.

What can we do to help eliminate vaginal irritation?

Breathable cotton is an alternative to all that synthetic material, but tell me the truth: have you ever seen a pair of breathable cotton undies that you would feel confident and sexy in? I have not.

This is one of the reasons I designed the ELC range — I couldn’t find a G String that was high-quality, breathable, and supportive that allowed me to work all day and go to the gym.  It was like I had two choices - Bridget Jones underwear (no one wants those panty lines) or dental floss (sorry, but no thanks. They aren’t for me! I need the extra support and coverage).   

ELC’s three pillars of design- Australian-designed undies that are comfortable, supportive, and breathable.

Comfort is number one. You shouldn’t be aware of your undies after you put them on—they should just work with you and for you as you go about your day, from work to gym to date (or Netflix on the couch).

That’s why we ditched leg elastic and created our unique chevron trim. Say goodbye to rubbing or chafing around your legs.

We also know that support is important to our Everyday Women. Soft and stretchy yet supportive elastane compliments a mid-rise design, holding you in all the right places.

Which brings us back full circle to breathability (you didn’t think I was done talking about that, did you?)

Why buy bamboo undies?

High quality bamboo (like the stuff we use) is anti-microbial, moisture-wicking, basically everything you want down there. It reduces odour, feels amazing, and is great for sensitive skin.

It keeps you fresh, helps reduce irritations, so you can keep on feeling fabulous. I could go on and on. And I often do.

Lots of companies are touting bamboo and its benefits, but it’s important to understand that not all bamboo undies are created equal.

How to tell if your bamboo undies are the real deal:

  • check the tag to see exactly what percent bamboo they contain (ours are over 90%)
  • see what other materials have been blended to create the final piece
  • Feel them! Do they feel like a soft, cottony style or do they feel more like your synthetic gym wear?  You definitely want them feeling softer and more like their cotton counterparts.

Our gorgeous Everyday Lingerie Co pairs are over 90% bamboo. Made from the very highest quality, sustainably sourced bamboo we could find, they look as good as they feel.

Ready to invest in yourself and buy a pair? They make great Valentines gifts for yourself or your fave gals—just saying.

[I deserve this]

Read more about why bamboo fabric is good for you and your body.




Also in ELC Blogs

Brief Talk Episode 12,  What is “plus size clothing”?
Brief Talk Episode 12, What is “plus size clothing”?

January 21, 2022

This question we have heard asked numerous times, so first I want to clarify something. Plus size is a fashion industry term that relates to the size of clothing that specifically refers to anyone wearing a size 12 and above.

Read More

Brief Talk Episode 11, What is the best pregnancy and postpartum underwear?
Brief Talk Episode 11, What is the best pregnancy and postpartum underwear?

January 10, 2022

Finding out I was pregnant was one of the most exciting times in my life. I will always remember the day.  We had decided a couple of months back to leave it in the universes hands to see what happened, and sure enough within 8 weeks I was pregnant, but at the time I was unaware.

Read More

Brief Talk Episode 10, our interview with Farak Mak - Part 2
Brief Talk Episode 10, our interview with Farak Mak - Part 2

December 17, 2021

As I said last week on our episode of Brief Talk, we've actually had to break down episode 10 into two parts. The incredible Farah Mak sat down with us. And if you haven't had a chance to watch part one of this episode yet, I do really suggest you go back and watch it, because it's truly incredible. I'm so grateful to have spent my morning with her and to be able to share this incredible conversation with you all. So part two, here you go.

Read More

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

 

Sign up to our mailing list to receive exclusive offers, early release of new pieces and much more.