A Brutally Honest Skims Underwear Review From 3 Editors | well+well

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I bought my first thong at a real life mall (remember those?!) when I was 12. It was pink, sparkly, and I immediately took it out of my room after a fight with my mom. Years later, when I bought my first current thong, which, you know, I was allowed to wear without being grounded for two weeks, I was hooked. I loved how fresh the minimal fabric felt, and I swore I would never go back to the panty and panty lines that came with wearing full butt underwear. Next, I tried Skims.

It took me three years to get over my complicated feelings about buying Kim Kardashian underwear (dating back to when the brand launched under its original name, “Kimono” and not helped by the “extreme editing” it was accused of to their announcements from earlier this year), but after three years of watching every highly hyped release sell out online, I had to know what all the fuss was about. And as much as I hate to admit it, I love them.

If ever there was a person who could take nude granny panties, arguably the least attractive category of underwear on the market, and make them feel sexy, it’s Kim K. I (along with three other members of the Well+Good team) tried Skims’ Fits Everbody Full Brief ($20), which offers a batch more coverage than the floss-like underwear I usually opt for. They’re high-waisted with a full butt that leaves a few inches of cheek exposed on each side, but somehow they don’t ride up or get into my crack (TMI, but true).

What makes this underwear so special, in my opinion, is the fabric. It’s made from a mix of nylon and spandex, which combine to create a high-performance fabric that the brand says “can comfortably stretch to twice its size without losing shape.” It’s designed to feel like a “second skin” and is so buttery smooth that it honestly feels like you’re not wearing anything.

The Fits Everybody line comes in a few different styles, including boys’ shorts, thongs and briefs in a variety of heights, meaning there’s something for everyone. Speaking of “for everyone,” I was impressed (and pleasantly surprised) by how inclusive Skims’ offerings really are. They come in a range of neutral tones meant to match a variety of different complexions (you can also get them in more fun colors like pink, blue and neon green) and in a range of sizes from XXS to 4X (I usually have a size 4/6 and I take a small in the briefs).

When I first put on my Skims granny panties, not only love the way they felt on my body, but they also earned me a “damn, those look sexy” from my boyfriend. The shade is almost perfect for my skin tone which means they are completely invisible under dresses. I’ve worn them for hours and hours both during the day and to sleep at night, and I can honestly say I’ve been doing my laundry a batch more frequently to ensure they are always available. As much as I hate to admit it, it’s the best underwear I’ve ever owned.

Francesca Krempa, associate commerce editor at Well+Good and another Fits Everybody test subject, shares these sentiments. “I have to say…they are worth it,” she tells me herself. “I thought Skims was going to be overrated and just another money grab from Kardashian, they’re not. Truly the most comfortable underwear I own, and I’ll buy more with my next paycheck.”

The brand has found another admirer in Betty Gold, senior food editor at Well+Good. “I finally get the hype on Skims. The fabric feels incredibly soft, stretchy, breathable and really like a second skin,” she says. “I will live in my Skims until further notice.”

Our team also tested the Skims Fits Everybody Triangle Bralette ($32), which is made from the same second-skin fabric as underwear. In general, we agree that while the bra is infinitely comfortable, doesn’t offer enough support for anyone with breasts larger than a B cup. Also, it’s a bit smaller than expected (the small I tried on was a bit tight on my 32D chest), so you may want to increase one size than what you normally wear. That said, in the right size, it’s a great “no bra day” bra that gives you a little extra fabric between your nips and your t-shirt.

All in all, the “Fits All” line gets our overwhelming stamp of approval…even if it pains us, even a little, to admit it.

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