OK, I know some people don't bother but, for those that do, what pants do you wear under gym wear?

(71 Posts)
NorbertDentressangle Sun 21-Apr-13 20:54:50

What do you wear under tight capri length leggings type gym wear.

I just can't go commando, doesn't seem (or feel) right but on the other hand VPL bothers me. I don't do thongs either.

Is there such a thing as cotton, non-VPL big pants that don't end up in the wrong place IYSWIM?

LadyMountbatten Sun 21-Apr-13 21:57:44

Have you ever seen seams spilt ? I haven't in 10 years at the gym

LadyMountbatten Sun 21-Apr-13 21:58:54

I'd suggest pants make you chafe more.

At spin I look at arses a lot. The pants wearers are very small in number

Chandon Sun 21-Apr-13 22:01:14
NorbertDentressangle Sun 21-Apr-13 22:04:48

"At spin I look at arses a lot. The pants wearers are very small in number"

grin PMSL at you looking at arses a lot! Also though, have you considered that maybe they are wearing pants . In fact they are wearing the pants that I want...the ones that look as if you aren't wearing pants.

Next time, ask them which ones they are! Please. grin

NorbertDentressangle Sun 21-Apr-13 22:05:54

Chandon - those look like the sort of thing I'm looking for I think.

mercibucket Sun 21-Apr-13 22:10:44

omg, people dont wear knickers under their gym shorts? shock

BIWI Sun 21-Apr-13 22:12:45

No chafing here.

No seams split yet.

But not a risk I want to take grin

bran Sun 21-Apr-13 22:16:03

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Murraylover Sun 21-Apr-13 22:16:35

Sainsbos cotton 5pack cheaply at £4/pack. Useless & fugly for anything other than gym blush

Murraylover Sun 21-Apr-13 22:17:55

Ps midi

aPseudonymToFoolHim Sun 21-Apr-13 22:18:26

I wear the no vpl shorts from Sainsburys or asda, they are about 3quid a pair/3 pairs for 7quid.
I work in a fitness environment so wear them everyday, they are very comfortable and invisible

aPseudonymToFoolHim Sun 21-Apr-13 22:21:34

lady someone in my class once had the misfortune to have a split seam. She didn't seem to notice, so I had to go and tell her blush

GemmaTeller Sun 21-Apr-13 22:21:39

Seam free M&S ones in black

peasandlove Mon 22-Apr-13 10:34:21

i always wear seam free pants

Whitecat Mon 22-Apr-13 11:39:56

M&S no VPL on size larger. Perfect

Whitecat Mon 22-Apr-13 11:40:26

one size larger.

Branleuse Mon 22-Apr-13 11:41:57

cotton m&s thong, 2 sizes bigger than my normal size

Branleuse Mon 22-Apr-13 11:45:23

I never wear thongs any other time, but knickers look terrible under tight gym pants, and if you get the thong bigger than you would normaly, its not uncomfortable at all, nor do you get a visible thong line

kaumana Mon 22-Apr-13 12:39:20

I have the ones Whitecat linked to in black, as she said they do the job perfectly, I'd agree about sizing up.

foxysocks Mon 22-Apr-13 12:46:27

cotton boy shorts from figleaves.

carrie74 Mon 22-Apr-13 13:10:26

It has never occurred to me to wear different pants from those I'm already wearing (in fact, I rarely given any thought to how I look when exercising, it's not a fashion show innit?). I do generally favour cotton boy shorts/bikinis though, and my tops tend to cover my hips.

bigTillyMint Mon 22-Apr-13 13:19:12

I would never go commando - eeeeuuuuwwww!

I generally wear a thong (can't stand my bum eating my knickers, but i would say wear a colour close to your gymwear as I realised the other day that there were two (very small) holes in my ancient bottoms, revealing my white undies!blush Black undies wouldn't have shown at all.

NorbertDentressangle Mon 22-Apr-13 13:41:58

Well I've ordered some cotton non-VPL Sloggi briefs/shorts so will see how I get on with those.

Chandon Mon 22-Apr-13 15:46:16

hope you like them, I have some that are 5 years old and still in shape.

worth the money, IMO

LadyMountbatten Mon 22-Apr-13 15:59:13

You lot are so uptight

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