Choosing the Right Leak-Proof Underwear for You

02/19/19 | share:

By Brianna Flaherty

Women ask us all the time which Icon style is right for them (spoiler: there’s no wrong answer), so we went ahead and made a guide so you can pick, choose, and make some super informed decisions about your first (or second or tenth) pair of Icon. After all, leak anxiety is very real, and it’s important to feel confident in whatever leak-proof underwear style you choose.

Between the different Icon cuts and absorbencies, you can rest assured that there’s a perfect fit for your unique bod (and sometimes multiple perfect fits, which is where our panty packs come in handy). All five styles hold eight teaspoons of liquid (aside from the Thong, that is— surprise! We really do have a thong!), and have the same patented tech built into the gusset to keep you dry, odor-free, and feeling fresh all day.

So, picking the right Icon style for you really just boils down to picking your favorite flattering cut. Check ‘em out:

Hi-waist

This one’s our best-selling style! Probably because it’s like an all-day hug for your lower half. Hi-waist is perfect under dresses or high-rise pants (or, honestly, just on it’s own when you’re having a quiet Sunday morning coffee moment at home) and it’s never met a body type it couldn’t flatter. Many customers reach out and ask which style most resembles a classic “brief”, and folks, if that’s the style you’re looking for the Hi-Waist may just be the perfect style for you! Holds up to eight teaspoons.

Hiphugger

Second only to Hi-waist, the Hiphugger sits comfortably on—you guessed it—hips! But, unlike your typical Hiphugger, Icon comes with the added bonus and security of leak-proof protection. It’s a great lower-rise option if Hi-waist isn’t your everyday look, and it holds the same amount— eight teaspoons.

French Cut

This style was created through feedback from our community (around 500 women, to be almost-exact!) and we must say, we think it’s our haut-est pair yet (bonus: this style alloted us some fabulous French puns.) The high thigh lines will make your legs look super long, and this cut honestly offers the best of both worlds: tummy and leak protection (up to eight teaspoons!) that still looks cute as hell. Strongly encourage wearing French Cut on pants-optional days.

Bikini

The distant cousin of the Hiphugger, the Bikini leaves a little less to the imagination in the back, but gives you the same eight-teaspoon leak protection as its hip-hugging relative. Bonus: several Icon staffers can attest that the Bikini is the perfect cut for sitting below a pregnant tummy. So if your baby has been using your bladder as a waterbed, this may be the perfect underwear for you.

Thong

A lighter absorbency than the other styles, the Thong holds up to three teaspoons of liquid. This one is another Team Icon favorite, because who actually wants visible pantylines? The Thong is perfect under yoga pants, skinny jeans, leotards, PVC clothes, and spandex shorts! It’s superpower is invisibility: giving you that added leak-proof protection while feeling barely there.

Remember, each pair comes with a 30-day refund guarantee, so feel free to test which fit is right for you without worrying about commiting to the wrong pair. We have a feeling your perfect pair is waiting for you!

Which Icon style is on your wishlist? Share in the comments below!


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