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  • This is such an embarrassing question, but

    OK, so.
    This is super embarassing, but here we go. What does everyone do about underwear lines beneath breeches. I just can't ride without them. I swear it makes me feel less stable in the saddle if I'm not wearing skivvies--they're apotropaeic or something. TERRRRRIBLE panty lines, however, are the result (with ALL underwear).

    What do I do? It's just gotten so so so so so mortifying I can't handle it anymore. Now, we're all ladies here (for the most part). Do you have any suggestions?

    God, I can't believe I just asked this. It's so embarassing. thank god for anonymity.

  • #2
    For me at least, my underwear don't show with full seat breeches.

    Also if the breeches are a little baggy it helps.

    At Victoria's Secret they have underwear that are seamless and you can't see under anything... I wear them with dresses, and breeches.


    • #3
      I personally don't worry about underwear lines showing...I'm more paranoid about the cellulite, no just kidding. I don't worry about what I look like as long as I am neat, tidy and clean. Anyway the Victoria Secret Body Wear...actually it just says Body by Victoria Secret on the inside. If that doens't work just find something else to worry about....concentrate on your riding... But seriously eventers are such a laid back group, I seriously doubt that ANYONE notices pantylines on anyone. First thing I look at is the horse....then maybe the tack, I might notice the rider later on...


      • #4
        I wear a thong and full seat breeches.....no panty lines!! Or if you really can't handle the thong idea I do know a couple people who wear those boxer briefs things they sell at the tack shop for women, but I can't do those a) they usually have padding which is too diaperish for me, and b) then you have a line around your leg where the shorts thing ends.
        "A little less chit-chat a little more pitter-pat"


        • #5
          Well I would say stay away from things like Under Armor boy shorts. I can't say I've ever ridden sooo comfortably but it was quite obvious in the pics. Really obvious in dressage. Then after seeing that I went drastic and went to a thong (sports fabric- no frills) and after the person who tried to give me a leg up included a push on the tush I will NEVER be wearing those again . So I've reverted back to an Under Armor-type fabric regular style (I think they're Nike or Champion)and they're comfy as can be and don't really show except on those good pictures when the photographer wants to get a picture of the back of my pinny. You can buy them in sports stores and they're the best. A woman I know who wears white breeches every time wears the long legged knickers (I can't think of anything else to call them) that go down to the lower thigh-- but I think that's a bit much for every event....but....can't see anything.


          • #6
            Hans makes a "no-line" that are pretty good. But the best trick is to wear dancer's tights or panty hose and full seats....no lines show then.

            I perfer the dancer's tights since the hold up better then panty hose (and I like the footless and three-quarter length). The heavy duty control ones can really suck you nicely into place
            ** Tact is the ability to tell someone to go to hell in such a way that they look forward to the trip. ~Winston Churchill? **


            • #7
              Honestly, I figure if someone is looking critically at my panty lines--or my butt--that's their problem. Who cares??
              Click here before you buy.


              • #8
                Originally posted by deltawave View Post
                Honestly, I figure if someone is looking critically at my panty lines--or my butt--that's their problem. Who cares??

                It would seem this is a rhetorical question on your part? Because, to me anyway, it's fairly evident that the OP cares. As do several other posters on here, as well as myself.

                I can't STAND pantylines.

                So, that's who cares. sylvia
                Never explain yourself to someone who is committed to misunderstanding you.


                • #9
                  omg. I have this problem! esp. because i love the super cheap (almost already see-through) tuff rider ribbed breeches. EVERYTHING shows through them...ugh.

                  When I worry about it (like at clinics or shows) I just hike my boobs up in my low cut polo to compensate. no one worries about my indecent breeches then! lol

                  I call it the "look up here!!!" method.

                  sorry if that sounds tarty.


                  • #10
                    check out the victoria secret 'pink' line. they have some cotton-like fabrics with no seams in briefs and thongs.


                    • #11
                      Whatever floats your boat, I guess! Sorry I'm not much help--have never seen the point in fretting about it. Why not try those men's underwear that are like tight boxers? My son has some of those...
                      Click here before you buy.


                      • #12
                        Uh oh. Do my panty lines show and nobody's told me? I usually just wear my favorite briefs from Victoria's Secret. I *think* it's ok...
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                        • #13
                          I feel your pain

                          Some people don't care about VPL, others do. IMHO, they can ruin a neat, tidy appearance (even when you aren't trying to notice such things).

                          I always ride in a thong. If you're comfortable with a thong - I don't even notice I'm wearing one - that would be my recommendation.

                          Good luck finding a solution that works for you!
                          In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: it goes on. -Robert Frost


                          • #14
                            ^Just make sure you don't have thong-lines

                            ounce I saw someone who must have had the craziest underwear. she was wearing white breeches and her underwear were bright red with textured hearts, so the hearts stuck out. Hows that for underwear lines?
                            Team Awesome fo sho!


                            • #15
                              Go to target and get the $6 boxer briefs. Otherwise, make sure your underwear isn't a size too small. Then, if that doesn't work, and you're really concerned, go try Spanx. Remember to get a nude color under white clothing, as white will stand out under white clothing. Sounds absurd, but it does.
                              Somewhere in the world, Jason Miraz is Goodling himself and wondering why "the chronicle of the horse" is a top hit. CaitlinAndTheBay


                              • #16
                                I'm not help - I'm with the others who don't give our panty lines a second thought. To be honest, I've never noticed other people's panty lines, either! I really couldn't imagine wearing a thong, though....yeouwch!
                                "A horse's face always conveys clearly whether it is loved by its owner or simply used." - Anja Beran


                                • #17
                                  Originally posted by CookiePony View Post
                                  Uh oh. Do my panty lines show and nobody's told me? I usually just wear my favorite briefs from Victoria's Secret. I *think* it's ok...
                                  Ha...I was thinking the same thing, Cookie! I just don't notice these things on myself or anyone else!

                                  Honestly, I don't give a crap about pantylines. Granted, I try not to wear leopard prints underneath my whites, but other than that, anything goes. Can't handle a thong. I generally wear a nice quality microfibre panty that I don't believe would create pantylines, but if it does, oh well!


                                  • #18
                                    I'm with Pocket Pony, flypony, and deltawave--I never worry about this *or* notice it!

                                    (Of course now, as a result of this thread, I am probably going to be scrutinizing my own butt--and other womens'--when I/they are wearing breeches! )
                                    "Hope is a good thing, maybe the best of things, and no good thing ever dies."

                                    "It's supposed to be hard...the hard is what makes it great!" (Jimmy Dugan, "A League of Their Own")


                                    • #19
                                      oh no!
                                      I so did not want to make other people self concious about this! I've ALREADY got a complex about it (as you can tell). Ok, from here on out, I will assume that--since we are eventers and not h/js--no one cares!
                                      Liberation never felt soooo good.


                                      • #20
                                        VS has a few really great thongs that are comfortable as long as you get the right size. I was trying to hang on to my size smalls (size I wore in high school), but finally just gave in and got the mediums. A well fitting thong is fantastically comfortable.. no worries about bunching, sliding, moving around, etc. It stays put, and no lines.