10 ways to wear athletic lingerie

Sporty underthings that score points in comfort without compromising style

Borrowing materials and themes from athleisure trends that make appearances both on the runway and in the gym, fall’s fresh selection of lingerie is decidedly sporty. From lace sports bras to mesh panties, it’s clear that even intimates are getting in on the athletic look. While these underthings aren’t necessarily meant for working out, they employ fabrics often seen in activewear for the ultimate in comfort.

love stories darling leopard print soft cup triangle bra

Animal print and lingerie don’t always make for a chic combination, but this bralette is certainly an exception to the rule. The mix of rich jewel tones and a striped band keep things feeling elevated, and lightly padded cups mean it can be worn under anything.
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free people seamless shine thong

With material so soft it’s almost workout-worthy, this minimal bottom with a hint of sparkle easily complements a busier bra.
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& other stories perforated soft bra

An athletic silhouette in a ladylike pastel strikes the perfect contrast. Wear it on rest days filled with couch lounging or show off the straps under a loose tank on date night.
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morgan lane sasha thong in rainbow noir

Rainbow stripes punch up a minimal black mesh thong that won’t show under even the silkiest of dresses.
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calvin klein underwear modern cotton push up bralette

With subtle padding for added lift and fashion-forward perforated detailing, this upgrade on the Calvin Klein classic works well under cover or paired with leggings for a low-impact studio class.
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elle macpherson body net mesh-trimmed stretch-jersey briefs

Luxe fabrics and hardware combined with mesh insets make this pair likely to be your new go-to. It’s basic enough for everyday wear, but the fashionable touches take it up a notch.
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eberjey colette racerback bralet

Like a sports bra, but lacy, this style provides the ease of activewear with the appeal of traditional lingerie. Available in nine colors, it’s ideal for stocking up.
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paul & joe x cosabella stripe jolie minikini

Just the right blend of sporty and feminine, this cheeky-cut pair of underwear has the best of both worlds: feminine floral lace with a sleek athletic stripe.
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lively all-day t-back bralette

Ideal for those accustomed to sports bras but who need something a little more refined for daily wear, this bra comes in a range of colors.
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negative underwear sieve brief

Mesh isn’t just a trendy fabric that looks current, it’s also a solid choice for those looking for no-show underwear with a touch of sexiness. This brief style works well under jeans, trousers, and dresses alike.
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