30 Underwear Struggles All Women Know Too Well

Diply 3 Jul 2018

Alright, ladies, let's have a conversation about how truly awful underwear can get.

We all need to (or should) wear it, but that doesn't mean we have to love every second of it. There are so many hardships that we are sick and tired of dealing with, and I'm fed up.

Please tell me that I'm not alone?

1. First of all, the price of underwear these days is totally outrageous.

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For something that is basically a necessity and that most people don't even see, we shouldn't be paying as much as we do for that little piece of fabric.

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2. I don't think I have ever bought underwear for full price.

The Krazy Coupon Lady | The Krazy Coupon Lady

I only stock up when there's a sale going on, as everyone should. However, it's really frustrating when you find a decent pair only to realize that it's actually not on sale.

You're only allowed to pick through the probably-already-worn, thin, childishly-colored pairs, and it's not fair.

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3. We all know that heart-sinking feeling when we find a pair that we love, only to turn it around and discover that it has some cheesy text printed across the butt.

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Sorry, I don't want to wear anything that has the words "let's party" or "fabulous" on it.

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4. Bows are my archnemesis. 

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Next time you're in Victoria's Secret, take a look around at the variety. You'll be shocked at how many pairs of underwear have a little bow sewn to the front.

It reminds me of the little girl underwear I wore as a child, and I'm so over it.

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5. Sometimes you just can't tell which is the front and which is the back. 

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I literally have a pair with the tag on the side, so it's anybody's guess.

Also, I'm aware that having bows makes it much easier to tell which is the front vs. the back, but I'd rather wear my underwear backwards for a day than have that bow on.

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6. Finding the right fit is nearly impossible if you're curvy.

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It's like no matter what cut you try on, you're destined to have a wedgie. Oh, and boy shorts end up being cheeky because they ride up so much.

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7. Speaking of wedgies... thongs could literally disappear forever, and I wouldn't miss them.

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Why anybody would enjoy that feeling of a string riding up your butt is so beyond me. I get that it eliminates panty lines, but is it really worth it? If anyone cares to explain, please do.

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8. Panty lines are obviously a struggle. All the women out there wearing thongs are proof enough of that.

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The last thing I want anyone seeing when I'm wearing any remotely tight pants, skirts, or dresses is the outline of my underwear.

I know that it's not entirely logical. I mean, everyone wears underwear, so why should we be ashamed? I can't answer that. It is what it is.

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9. Nothing is as soul-crushing as getting period blood on your favorite pair of underwear.

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It's even worse if you just bought them, too.

There's not much you can do but accept defeat and add the pair to your collection of other period-stained underwear that you'll be wearing for a week.

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10. Lace underwear can be really pretty, but oh boy, is there a lot wrong with it.

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I can't keep a pair looking decent for longer than a week. I always manage to rip the lace anytime I pull them up. You'd think they wouldn't make it so delicate. Or maybe that's their evil plan to get you to buy more?

Guys, I think I'm on to what Victoria's Secret is doing.

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11. Lace underwear is also really itchy, and I don't think people are talking about this enough.

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Sure, for the first few wears it's super soft, but after a wash or two, it becomes scratchy and starts to fall apart. It also chafes your skin and creates a really unpleasant wearing experience, in general.

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12. The tags on underwear can also get really itchy and annoying.

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Cutting them off is like an art form: you don't want to get too close to the seam and ruin the whole thing, but you also don't want to cut a tag too long and find yourself dealing with a sharper edge than when you began.

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13. Wearing bright underwear is a huge no-no when wearing white bottoms. 

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Which means that you have to save your nude ones for when you want to wear those cute white shorts.

Nothing is worse than realizing that you were foolish and wore the nude pair with jeans earlier this week. What were you thinking?

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14. The same thing goes with leggings. It's a pretty bold move to wear a bright color, especially if the leggings are older and thinning out.

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Or if you're like me and only buy the cheap pairs that are basically see-through to begin with. Black underwear to the rescue!

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15. Strappy underwear is really popular these days, but it only looks good on the models.

La Senza | La Senza

Everybody else typically has a bit more body fat on their hips, and the straps end up accentuating your rolls and have you questioning every poor life decision you've ever made.

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16. It's also really annoying when you're just going about your day, minding your own business, and you look down to see the that the straps of your underwear have worked their way up and are peeking over the top of your pants.

Jackie G-String | Jackie G-String

Like, "Hey, no, go back to where you came from. Thanks."

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17. And why is it that the comfiest pair of underwear you own is literally the ugliest thing on the planet?

Miles Fitter | Miles Fitter

Seriously, they look like something the peasants would wear back in the Middle Ages, but you love them so much, you'd like to be buried in them.

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18. Did anyone else use to own the days-of-the-week underwear?

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Those things were the worst because you always felt so guilty wearing the Tuesday pair on a Thursday.

And you know what? That's not fair. Underwear should not make you feel that way. How dare it.

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19. You don't really know why, but you spend money on underwear that you're saving for a "special occasion."

Bustle | Bustle

You know, the kind that's too nice to wear day to day, so you set it aside. Before you know it, it's two years later, the underwear still has its tags on, and you don't know why you even bought it in the first place.

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20. And of course, your underwear drawer likely looks more like a colorful explosion of fabric than anything else.

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You try to fold them nicely on laundry day, but what's the point? They all end up in little balls that you pick through early in the morning, anyway.

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21. It's so annoying when you're trying to mind your own business and buy yourself some underwear, and the sales associate won't leave you alone.

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Or worse, when they're ringing everything through at the cash and have to make an awkward comment about each and every item.

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22. When you're wearing an especially slippery pair of underwear, and you know that bending over means that everyone gets a show.

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The phrase "I see London, I see France" comes screaming back to you.

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23. It's always really annoying when you think you're buying a cute pair of underwear, but then you discover you bought a strange fabric that doesn't breathe.

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Always go with cotton. Cotton breathes. You'll thank me later.

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24. From time to time you'll get a hole or a tear in your underwear, and you're left wondering, "How? And why?"

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I swear, they make them more and more delicate these days.

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25. That moment when you're about to run out of clean underwear, but don't feel like doing laundry.

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So you sit there and contemplate just buying more so you can continue being lazy.

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26. At one point, you may have wondered how long you can get away with wearing underwear that has been torn.

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I mean, it's not like anyone can see it, right? Is it that big of a deal?

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27. It's super annoying when you're wearing a really cute pair, and just want to show it off to someone, but it's too weird.

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There's a reason why this isn't a socially acceptable thing to do, but it doesn't mean we have to like it.

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28. Throwing out an old pair, no matter how tattered, still feels like tossing out money.

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It's such a disappointing feeling, and it's just so wrong (but probably for all the right reasons, so it's okay).

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29. For whatever bizarre reason, some underwear comes with accessories like detachable ribbons, and I'm just like, "Huh?"

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How is this at all practical? The answer is that it's not, and it's super annoying.

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30. Apparently it's a crime to want to rock some underwear with a superhero or comic book figure on it.

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Instead, we're limited to stars, sparkles, hearts, flowers and bows. The cool stuff is out there, but the search isn't an easy one.

What underwear struggles can you relate to? COMMENT and let us know!

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