The Best Underwear for Every Workout

by Carissa Wong & Peh Yi Wen
FITNESS  |  November 07, 2018
  • Just like your shoes, leggings and bra, your choice of underwear affects the quality of your workout. Our Shape Fit Girls (SFG) point out their favourites.
    1 / 8 Just like your shoes, leggings and bra, your choice of underwear affects the quality of your workout. Our Shape Fit Girls (SFG) point out their favourites.

    (Also read: What You Need To Know About Wearing Underwear During Your Workout)

    This article first appeared in Shape’s November 2018 issue.

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  • Strength Training: Sloggi Move Sports Briefs ($24.90)
    2 / 8 Strength Training: Sloggi Move Sports Briefs ($24.90)

    Power through your workout with this soft mesh fabric that delivers breathability and comfort. Its stretchiness and anti-odour technology make sure you feel fresh during and after your workout.

    2018 SFG Finalist Ranjini Mei Hua says, “I love the classics and boy-shorts because they are comfortable and don’t ride up when I’m wearing shorts!”

    Available at: All major department stores

    (Also read: 6 Underwear Tips to Ensure You Stay Fresh Down There)

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  • Rock Climbing: Marks & Spencer Brazilian Cut Undies ($19.90)
    3 / 8 Rock Climbing: Marks & Spencer Brazilian Cut Undies ($19.90)

    These sleek, lightweight undies are smooth and undetectable. Nobody will be able to see your lumps and bumps as you scale the wall.

    2018 SFG finalist Tiffany Soithongsuk says, “It reduces VPL while providing coverage and comfort. I have a very curvy bum, so other styles cut into my skin and don’t sit well.”

    Available at: Marks & Spencer

    (Also read: Everything You Need to Know About Yeast Infections Down There)

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  • Boxing: Under Armour Women's UA Speedpocket 2-in-1 Short ($69)
    4 / 8 Boxing: Under Armour Women's UA Speedpocket 2-in-1 Short ($69)

    These two-in-one shorts are great for kicking and jumping in – they come with compression shorts on the inside and a loose-fit outer layer. Plus, the fabric wicks away sweat and keeps odour at bay.

    2017 SFG finalist Gillian Goh says, “It’s super secure and sometimes, I use it as an underwear beneath my tights when my martial arts training gets vigorous.”

    Available at: Under Armour

    (Also read: 5 Reasons It Hurts When You Pee (And When to See a Doctor))

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  • Running: Uniqlo Women Airism Ultra Seamless Shorts (Bikini) ($9.90)
    5 / 8 Running: Uniqlo Women Airism Ultra Seamless Shorts (Bikini) ($9.90)

    The Airism fabric releases heat and moisture to keep you feeling fresh during runs. Designed to lay flat and stay invisible, this Nylon-Spandex pair isn’t going anywhere – even if you sprint at full speed.

    2017 SFG finalist Betsy Chen says, “That’s the only underwear I wear with tights or shorts because it doesn’t show an obvious seam line and it’s very comfy.”

    Available at: Uniqlo

    (Also read: 6 Causes of Vaginal Infections)

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  • HIIT: Victoria's Secret Seamless Bikini ($18.90)
    6 / 8 HIIT: Victoria's Secret Seamless Bikini ($18.90)

    Super soft and seamless, these panties wrap around perfectly without cutting into your skin when you squat and lunge. Its low rise makes sure that nothing peeks out when you jump around and bend forward.

    2017 SFG winner Victoria Pang says, “It is lightweight and breathable so it doesn’t feel uncomfortable even when I sweat or move vigorously.”

    Available at: Victoria’s Secret

    (Also read: Why You’re Experiencing Vaginal Itch And What to Do About it)

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  • Dance: Under Armour Women's UA Pure Stretch Thong ($15)
    7 / 8 Dance: Under Armour Women's UA Pure Stretch Thong ($15)

    Its laser cut edge makes it totally seamless and its stretchable, anti-odour fabric is suitable for stretching, jumping and twirling around in.

    2018 SFG finalist Sara May Garcia Perez says, “These don’t show VPL and make me feel like I’m wearing nothing.”

    Available at: Under Armour

    (Also read: The One Thing You Must Do to Keep Your Vagina Healthy)

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  • Vinyasa Yoga: Uniqlo Women Airism Ultra Seamless Shorts (High Rise Brief) ($9.90)
    8 / 8 Vinyasa Yoga: Uniqlo Women Airism Ultra Seamless Shorts (High Rise Brief) ($9.90)

    The smooth fabric keeps you feeling light and secure as you stretch and flow through your poses.

    2017 SFG finalist Shermaine Tan says, “I feel supported and comfortable with no digging at all.”

    Available at: Uniqlo

    (Also read: This Gross Underwear Habit Can Give You Vaginal Infections)

    Photo: Uniqlo

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