When it comes to comfortable knickers, under-the-radar fashion brand Wirarpa is worth knowing about. At least, according to several thousand Amazon shoppers who have been raving about Wirarpa High-Waisted Cotton Underwear.
The brand stocks a wide variety of size-inclusive soft basics, but it’s the High-Waisted style that stands out from the rest.
The four-pack of high-waisted briefs, which are available in a range of colours and cost £19.99, is made from 95 per cent cotton and five per cent spandex blend to create a soft, stretchy feel that’s also breathable.
Reviewers praise the double-layered high rise design for providing coverage and comfort, while being flattering and sitting smoothly under dresses, high waisted jeans and leggings.
Even better, they sit right at the waist covering the belly button, so you’ll not experience any uncomfortable rolling or bunching.
‘These are the most comfortable, best fitting ladies’ knickers ever!’ one shopper wrote in their five-star review. ‘The material is so soft and stretchy the panties seem to mould themselves around your backside and tummy.
‘Best of all, the leg openings do not constrict or cut into your legs or cause VPL. Because they’re full-size panties, they are not sexy looking, but you can wear these all day without perspiring, itching or “riding up”.’
Another shopper added: ‘At last! Truly comfortable underwear. Beautiful thick cotton and wonderfully stretchy.
‘There are no seams or bindings to chafe or irritate, and they fit so cosily around the waist. I would say they are more smoothing than firming – which is probably why they are so comfortable!
‘After trying Sloggi control briefs, which I found too uncomfortable partly because the seams on the front panel chafed, these are a dream!! Maybe the answer to hiding a few bulges here and there is to wear these together with loser clothes!!!’
Mums-to-be are fans of the Wirarpa Ladies High-Waisted Cotton Underwear too. One reviewer wrote: ‘These are great! I bought them a size up at 38 weeks pregnant, and they stretch over the lower part on my bump.
‘It’s nice to finally have pants that aren’t rolling down and cutting me in half. These are thick and soft and will be fantastic postpartum.’