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What You Need to Know About Different Types of Thong Fabrics

What You Need to Know About Different Types of Thong Fabrics

Thongs have come a long way since they were first invented in the 1930s. And we are proud to say we took comfort into our own hands when we invented the World’s Most Comfortable Thong® in 1986. Since then, our thongs have been going strong–with an ever-growing variety of styles and designs available. With so many options to choose from, it can be hard to pick the best type of thong for you.

 

Luckily, there’s not really a wrong choice when you can always count on comfort, durability, and quality. And when it comes to fabric, it’s really about preference. 


Here's our expert guide on what you need to know about different types of thong fabrics so you can choose the best fabric for you.


Table of Contents

  1. Introduction
  2. Lace Thongs
  3. Cotton Thongs
  4. Microfiber Thongs
  5. Mesh Thongs 
  6. Modal Thongs
  7. Sustainable fabrics
  8. Which Fabric Should You Choose?
  9. How to Care for Your Thongs
  10. Conclusion
  11. FAQs

1. Introduction

Thongs have become a lingerie drawer staple. They come in various designs, ranging from classic cotton to luxurious silk. Choosing the right thong fabric can make a significant difference depending on your needs from day to day. This article will discuss the different types of thong fabrics available, each of their unique benefits, and how to care for them.


2. Lace Thongs

We love all fabrics, but lace is definitely a favorite. From high-waisted Retro Lace to Daily Lace™, we have a lot of options to choose from. But our most wanted lace of all is the original–Signature Lace. Buttery soft, ultra-stretchy, and reliably long-lasting, Signature Lace has been our go-to lace since the very beginning. Our lace thongs are all the perfect feminine and super comfortable first layer. From Low Rise to Original Rise, and G-string–they come in a variety of rises and sizes. And our lace thongs are as perfect for special occasions as they are for everyday wear. 

3. Cotton Thongs

Cotton is a popular fabric for underwear because of its breathability and moisture-wicking properties. We use Supima® cotton, a superior variety of cotton grown only in the USA. It is grown on over 500 family farms and makes up less than 1% of cotton grown in the world. What makes it unique compared to other cotton varieties is its extra-long staple fiber, averaging 1.5 inches. This gives Supima® its premium properties of strength, softness and color retention. Our cotton thongs are perfect for everyday wear, especially during hot summer months. 


4. Microfiber Thongs

Microfiber is a synthetic fabric that is soft, lightweight, and breathable. Microfiber thongs are perfect for everyday wear because of their comfort and durability. They are a great choice for working out, too–and  easy to care for. If you’re looking for a moisture-wicking, nearly invisible option we highly recommend are best-selling BreatheSoft™ underwear, part of our 3 for $48 program.  

5. Mesh Thongs

Mesh is a lightweight, breathable fabric with an element of sheerness and inherent sexiness.  We love designing with mesh for our After Midnight and &oh lingerie. Our ultra-sexy Nude Illusion mesh thongs are a great choice when you want to spice things up.  


6. Modal Thongs

Modal is a soft, lightweight, and breathable fabric that is perfect for super comfy thongs. We use modal not only in our Unwind sleep and loungewear collection, but also in our dreamily soft DreamEase™ thongs in our 3 for $48 program. If you’re looking for a thong comfortable enough to sleep in, we highly recommend DreamEase™. Thongs made of modal are comfortable, durable, easy to care for and are perfect for everyday (or night!) wear. Modal is also an eco-friendly fabric, making modal thongs a popular choice among environmentally conscious shoppers.


7. Sustainable Fabric Thongs

When it comes to sustainable fabrics, we’ve got options–from Supima® cotton to model. But one of our standout sustainable fabrics  is super soft, upcycled ECO Rx™. Our ECO Rx™ collection of loungewear, underwear, and thongs is made from wood pulp and upcycled cotton. 


8. Which Fabric Should You Choose?

Choosing the right thong fabric totally depends on your personal preference and the occasion. If you're looking for everyday wear our Signature Lace thongs are an ever-popular option, as well as classically comfortable Supima cotton, and workout-favorite BreatheSoft™. If you're looking for something for a special occasion, a sexy mesh thong or more intricate lace option are great options.


9. How to Care for Your Thongs

Caring for your thongs is very important to make sure you keep them looking and feeling good for a long time: Always follow the care instructions on the label! While we highly recommend hand washing, we understand that’s not always a convenient option. If you machine wash your thongs, we recommend using a lingerie wash bag, and washing your undies on a gentle cycle and air-drying if possible. Avoid using fabric softeners or bleach, as they can damage the fabric.


10. Conclusion

Choosing the best thong fabric can make a big difference–and you might prefer certain fabrics for certain occasions. The best way to find out what you like most is to try out all the options available! From lace to cotton, and everything in between, each fabric has its benefits. Remember to care for your thongs to prolong their lifespan in your underwear drawer!


11. FAQs

  1. Can I wear thongs during my period?

Yes! As long as you are comfortable, you can wear thongs during your time of the month.

      2. How often should I replace my thongs?

Our thongs are designed for long-lasting wear. When it’s time to replace your thongs, we highly encourage you to responsibly recycle your old underwear through our Lingeriecycle® program

      3. Are thongs comfortable?

Yes! We design our thongs to be so comfortable, in fact, you’ll forget you’re even wearing one.

      4. Can I wear thongs with any outfit?

Definitely! One of the benefits of thongs is that they have no visible panty lines–so you can wear them confidently knowing that they will be nearly invisible.