The dilemma of whether or not to wear underwear with leggings is an age-old one. A dilemma probably on par with that philosophical one involving whether or not pineapple belongs on pizza. “Wearing underwear with your active sportswear or clothes to work out in can be a confusing topic. “The days of baggy cotton sweats have been replaced with high tech swag to help your skin breath, absorb moisture, and prevent you from getting soaked in sweat.” So with all these advancements in workout gear, is it really necessary to wear underwear with your workout leggings?
This is a controversial topic indeed, and women are super passionate towards whichever camp they favor. “Some women find wearing underwear chafes, rubs, confines, and/or is visually unappealing with ‘pantylines’ under yoga pants. On the flip side, she says that she’s overheard women in her office wear underwear with their leggings because it helps prevent visible camel toe.
Much like the pineapple/pizza problem, it all comes down to personal choice. ultimately, it’s whatever you feel most comfortable in. But if you do choose to go commando, make sure your leggings are up to the task. Just remember yeast and bacteria thrive in a warm and moist environment. As long as your workout clothing has built-in panties or liners with special antibacterial fabric that can absorb the extra sweat, you should be fine leaving the undies at home.