When you think of wardrobe staples you can’t live without during summer’s hotter months, pieces like flouncy floral dresses and flat sandals likely come to mind. However, today we’re focusing on an item that, though is virtually invisible, is crucial for staying cool. That’s right: breathable underwear, friends. We won’t go into the nitty-gritty details, but if you’ve ever lived in and commuted throughout a city while the weather is extra-warm and humid then you know without a doubt your underpinnings ought to have some ventilation. As such, we culled an edit of some of our favorite briefs and thongs to help keep you going throughout the day in comfort.
Bring On The Unmentionables
Hanro Midi Mercerized Cotton Briefs
This Switzerland-based brand is over 130 years old and has perfected the art of luxury lingerie. Wearing a piece from Hanro is delightful and indulgent.
Bobbi Tri Brief
Not only do we love that Lonely doesn’t photoshop any of their campaign imagery, we also happen to be obsessed with their bras and underwear, too.
Soft Cotton Low Rise Thong
You can’t go wrong with a simple, classic white thong.
Model (and Jane Birkin lookalike) Emily Labowe embroiders her favorite classic cotton underwear with cheerful designs, like this little rainbow.
Is there anything Everlane can’t do?
Lattice Ribbon Cotton Briefs
& Other Stories
Though you may know & Other Stories for its assortment of must-have prints and of-the-moment trend pieces, they also happen to have a strong intimates collection as well.
Pima Goddess Thong Trio
Why have one when you can have three ultra-soft thongs?
Upgrade your tan thong to a peachy orange version.
NYC-based intimates brand Skin uses organic cotton, which makes wearing their pieces feel like, well, skin!
Mesh Panel Bikini
We love this Canadian designer who uses interesting fabrics like bamboo to create beautiful, breathable lingerie.
Organic Cotton Plus Size French Brief
A soft shade of pink feels right for summer.
Araks Jonah Panty
Need Supply Co.
We’ve always admired Araks’ use of unexpected color palettes and shapes to create a understated-yet-cool collection of lingerie and swim.
Modern Cotton Short
Doesn’t get much more classic than CK.
Commando Set of Three Stretch-Cotton Briefs
Perfect for flowy dresses and skirts where you don’t have to worry about underwear lines.