I Spent a Week Wearing Fruit of the Loom Underwear
As part of a recent cleaning frenzy, I decided to do a full analysis of my possessions and wardrobe, determined to only hold on to that which served me well. This zealous examination even extended to my undergarments, where I discovered that my underwear collection sparked anything but joy. In fact, it sparked disgust and a little bit of sadness. Thus, I decided to do a full-on overhaul of my underwear choices.
In my hunt for new underwear, my top priority was comfort. After that, I wanted variety, as I'd been wearing out the same old basic pairs of panties for years, and variety is the spice of life — even when it comes to your underthings. I dedicated five days to trying out various Fruit of the Loom products in an array of styles and textures: bikinis and boy shorts, microfiber and lace, sporty and sexy.
Keep reading to find out what I learned over the week I spent working, traveling, partying, and living in my new Fruit of the Loom undies.
Day One: Beyondsoft Boy Short
Isn't it nice when a product's name is a precise encapsulation of what it delivers? The Beyondsoft Boy Shorts feel lightweight and, well, beyond soft. I put on these boy shorts before spending most of the day traveling out of town to visit my family upstate. Of course, traveling all day means there's a ton of hurry-up-and-wait. I hustled briskly to get to the subway that took me to the bus station, where I raced to reach my bus just in the nick of time. Once there, however, I settled in for a very long trip during which I barely moved, besides occasionally wriggling within the confines of my seat. Through it all — the rushing around and then sitting motionless for hours on end — the boy shorts stayed in place, offered ample bum coverage, and allowed me to travel with ease. Once I finally made it to my family's house, I collapsed tiredly on the couch for some final lounging around in my ultrasoft boy shorts.
Day Two: Microfiber Bikinis
Visiting the beautiful countryside upstate, I spent the day indulging in warm-weather pastimes (ambling through the woods, climbing trees, wading in rivers) that made me nostalgic for my childhood Summers. I decided to try out a pair of the supersleek Microfiber Bikinis underneath my bright little sundress, and the undies are so smooth and streamlined, there was nary a panty line in sight. Although I didn't exactly need to impress anyone, I was delighted by how the microfiber bikinis seemed to simply disappear beneath my dress. My multipack of pairs included an array of sweet and pretty hues — like a springtime sunset — so I chose a happy, peachy shade that matched my mood. The microfiber is so fine, it feels more like silk than ordinary cotton, and it was perfect for a long, leisurely day of outdoor adventure.
Product: Microfiber Bikini pictured center
Day Three: Breathable Micromesh Bikini
As one of my last days off before starting a new job, I wanted to get in a workout and do some chores upon returning home from my trip, in anticipation of the stressful week ahead. Yoga is my workout of choice when I'm feeling fatigued or anxious (or both, in this case), and today I decided to pull on some Breathable Micromesh Bikinis and head down to a hot yoga class at my favorite studio. As promised, the room was warm and I quickly started to, uh, glisten, shall we say, but the cooling micromesh fabric of my Fruit of the Looms promptly wicked away moisture, allowing me to focus on improving my powerful Warrior Two pose. By the end of class, I felt calm and content — wrung out as usual, but not soggy with sweat. Back home, I didn't even change clothes before tackling the chores that I'd put on hold while out of town. Through all the bending and stretching, scrubbing and vacuuming throughout the day, I was impressed that my underwear stayed in place, just going with the flow right along with me.
Day Four: Seamless Low-Rise Briefs
For me, the ultimate in underwear comfort is that it's so cozy-soft, I forget I'm even wearing it. And these Seamless Low-Rise Briefs, accomplish that mission! Having spent a few days away from the BF, we planned a whole evening together (because there is always something to celebrate), starting with cocktails on a rooftop bar, followed by dinner at one of my favorite little Italian restaurants in my neighborhood. Out of my colorful multipack of low-rise briefs, I chose a vibrant blue pair to wear under my flouncy LBD. I appreciated that the undies are tagless so I didn't spend my romantic night out trying to discreetly scratch my irritated lower back. I barely thought about my underwear all night, in fact, until hours later when I changed into PJs for a little movie time and caught sight of the cute blue bikinis sitting smoothly on my hips.
Product: Seamless Low-Rise Briefs pictured center
Day Five: Lace Bikinis
I used to think that in order to wear sexy underwear, I had to wrangle myself into some torturous thong-like thing that bunches and pulls in all the wrong places. Not true! These Lace Bikinis fit just right and provided coverage where I needed it most, while the delicate lace offered a sensual peek-a-boo element. Thus, I'm declaring that these are the unicorns of undergarments: both practical and provocative. My assorted pack of lacy underthings included a variety of colors, ranging from sweet, girlie white to sassy purple. I wore a sultry gray pair under the cute dress and cropped cardigan I'd picked out for the first day at my new job, and although nobody else could see them, I felt like these sexy bikinis somehow completed my outfit. The lace itself is smooth, fine, and decidedly feminine. And not having to worry about panty lines on a stressful day full of other worries had me feeling truly #blessed. I waltzed around my new office with cool confidence. If it weren't so unhygienic, I'd live in these panties for the next week. Good thing I got a pack of six!
In summation: I highly recommend adding in some new comfy, colorful underwear into your rotation. It feels like a refreshing new start!