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April 6, 2011 5:05 AM
I don't really care what I look like - at that point, as I'm practically unconscious from working out, if someone stares at my butt, I'll have to take it as a compliment that anyone even noticed it!!!! The rest of me looks so awful, I kind of forget about that part....and I wear a longer T shirt.....
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April 6, 2011 5:08 AM
I like the Victoria's Secret hipsters as well. They fit great and I can do just about anything in them.
I've also gone commando.
I recently tried wearing a thong while working out. It wasn't as bad as I thought. I might do it again.
Most of the time I am in yoga pants. I don't pay attention to the sweat. I think it's sexy actually. wink
I've never had someone comment on my sweatiness in disgust. They're usually impressed.
  142597
April 6, 2011 5:37 AM
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Thongs that fit perfect, not too tight, not too loose


good point. A too tight thong line is awful
April 6, 2011 5:44 AM
Great suggestions!!! Thanks for all of the tips girls!!! drinker
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April 6, 2011 5:57 AM
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The kind I love the MOST are these ones. The band is lace, so it doesn't "cut in" to your hips/flab/whatever lol. Every company has them too.. I've bought/seen them at la senza, aerie, victoria's secret, etc etc!


Its a thong for me to,always from VS
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April 6, 2011 6:02 AM
Try Victoria's Secret cheekies panties. They are lace in the shape of a V in the back and front without that line of elastic.
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April 6, 2011 6:23 AM
Least of my concerns...don't avoid them...don't pay them anymind....I figure I am not the only one there wearing undies who cares if people see the evidence
April 6, 2011 6:25 AM
I must be naive...cause who cares about having a panty line while working out...I wear panties and I'm sure I have a panty line...but it never crossed my mind that that wasnt proper gym ettiquette....My fat ass is not wearing lace, thong or boy/boxer shorts...Thats just me and after reading this post....im still not changing to please someone looking at my ass at the gym so that I dont have a panty line for them....
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April 6, 2011 6:29 AM
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I must be naive...cause who cares about having a panty line while working out...I wear panties and I'm sure I have a panty line...but it never crossed my mind that that wasnt proper gym ettiquette....My fat ass is not wearing lace, thong or boy/boxer shorts...Thats just me and after reading this post....im still not changing to please someone looking at my ass at the gym so that I dont have a panty line for them....


I totally agree.

I am shocked some would rather be vain then comfortable.
Edited by fuzzymel On April 6, 2011 6:29 AM
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April 6, 2011 6:29 AM
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Try Victoria's Secret cheekies panties. They are lace in the shape of a V in the back and front without that line of elastic.


i guess these provide NO VPL but it FEELS uncomfortable to be for working out. wearing it during the day however is quite comfortable, just not for movement and working out
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April 6, 2011 6:31 AM
Try sloggi shorts under tight exercise trousers (like yoga pants) :-)
April 6, 2011 6:32 AM
Ride a bike....No ONE will see it! ;-)
April 6, 2011 6:46 AM
Cisco says is best! Thong.... thong.... thong. REI sells these awesome sweat resistance lacy thongs (seriously!) Best undies ever! smile
April 6, 2011 6:47 AM
Well, I'm not a lady but I know a hell of a lot so I hope you don't mind a male perspective.

Get some base layer underwear in your life such as:

http://www.baselayer.co.uk/Odlo-Evolution-Light-Women-s-Boy-Shorts-O-181031--Black-product-163-157

Functionality is great and very little issue with VPL. Or at least so I'm told ;)
April 6, 2011 6:52 AM
I totally wear granny panties and let the lines show through, but I don't have my tush in view of 30 people while teaching a class.

Buy a pair of those biking compression shorts and wear them under whatever you are wearing. If you are already wearing something like that, go without wink Some people are prone to unwelcomed 'female complications' from the sweat without cotton undies. Luckily, I'm not one of them so I can go without for my time at the gym.

But usually I'm rocking the granny panties.

I'm also lucky to have a gym in the building I work in.... with all older, married, not-looking bankers, and I go at an off time when no one is there to look at my tush.
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April 6, 2011 7:13 AM
I instruct aerobics classes too, so I am cognizant of this as well. And currently I'm working at Victoria's Secret. I have a couple great options. Try the Bio-Fit line and the Incredible line at Victoria's Secret. They are soft material that lays flay against the skin. I also like a couple of Yoga-Fit Panties by Pink. I own them all :)
  243696
April 6, 2011 7:14 AM
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I must be naive...cause who cares about having a panty line while working out...I wear panties and I'm sure I have a panty line...but it never crossed my mind that that wasnt proper gym ettiquette....My fat ass is not wearing lace, thong or boy/boxer shorts...Thats just me and after reading this post....im still not changing to please someone looking at my ass at the gym so that I dont have a panty line for them....


I totally agree.

I am shocked some would rather be vain then comfortable.



Vain over VPL ? hmm, I guess if you dont care about it, and someone else does, then yes, it does make them vain. But wanting to present myself the best way possible while teaching classes at my gym, hmm, put it that way , no, I do not think it makes someone vain. Its all how you look at it wink
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April 6, 2011 7:22 AM
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I don't understand whats wrong with lines. I mean who is staring at my butt anyway?


Thank you! I was beginning to think I was the only one who could care less about pantie lines...so what... I have underwear on...whoopdedo! laugh

Although, good luck to finding something that works for you happy


Well Again, Since I was the one who started the post and asked the question, People are staring at my butt when I am standing in front of them in the group fitness room, leading them thru an hour long class. And my professional goal always, no matter where I am, is to look my best at all times. To look and dress the part. And Not wanting VPL is part of that. when you have your back facing the classroom, of course they are , at some point, staring at your butt. and I would rather they be staring at my form and what I am doing, rather than staring at my VPL. smile
  121844
April 6, 2011 7:35 AM
http://www.victoriassecret.com/ss/Satellite?ProductID=1265437086327&c=Page&cid=1300105502789&pagename=vsdWrapper

These are Hiphugger's, they are called Second Skin Satin--the name says it all!! and made with Nylon and spandex materiel!!

also try these...

http://www.victoriassecret.com/ss/Satellite?ProductID=1265437195073&c=Page&cid=1300105510175&pagename=vsdWrapper

These are all Nylon and Spandex material. Hug the body, and sit smoothly against the skin!


stay away form cotton materials, they bunch up naturally under pants and will give that "panty line" appearance. But any Nylon and Spandex material is a great option.
  243696
April 6, 2011 7:56 AM
The last thing I worry about at the gym is panty lines, but understand as an instructor there's this expectation (unreasonable IMO) or perfection in every way. My favorite activewear is actually a sports skirt like http://www.runningskirts.com/ No concern about panty lines or the detailed shape of my butt being up for critique. Like I care--I'm of a certain age where confidence comes from being happy in my skin--if someone judges me by whether my body meets their standards, it just doesn't matter.
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April 6, 2011 8:00 AM
I honestly don't care if I have panty lines and I don't think it should be an issue. I'm at a gym to workout, not to impress people. I can see if you are teaching classes how you would be a bit more self conscious about it, but I still think you shouldn't care too much. Most of the people in your classes probably don't notice since they are there to workout as well.
And for the record, I wear boyshort undies when I work out. You can toatlly see the lines, but if someone is looking at that and caring versus working out, they are at the gym for the wrong reason.
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April 6, 2011 8:23 AM
The BEST thing ever are DANCE TIGHTS!! they make them in full body or waist.. footless or footed.. I used to be a semi-professional dancer and this was the cure! :0) its also great support for your legs capezio is my personal fave because they breath very well..
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April 6, 2011 9:13 AM
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I must be naive...cause who cares about having a panty line while working out...I wear panties and I'm sure I have a panty line...but it never crossed my mind that that wasnt proper gym ettiquette....My fat ass is not wearing lace, thong or boy/boxer shorts...Thats just me and after reading this post....im still not changing to please someone looking at my ass at the gym so that I dont have a panty line for them....


I totally agree.

I am shocked some would rather be vain then comfortable.


I guess it's all about personal preference. I do not find bikini or briefs to be comfortable at all, at the gym or day to day. II only wear thongs. I'd rather have a small slip of fabric up my butt than a large wad or have to deal with trying to wiggle it out. bigsmile
April 6, 2011 10:24 AM
For me, it's not so much about the line as it is about comfort! I do not need to be worried about wedgies and bunching while I'm out for a run!

I also find that sticking to wicking fabric -- either in sport panties (they do make them) or in pants/shorts helps avoid any issues with "female problems," as everything dries out faster.... Of course, if you change out of the cotton quick enough, that helps too.
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April 6, 2011 10:47 AM
I understand that I'm in the minority here, but PEOPLE WEAR UNDERWEAR. It's a fact of life. I've never gone to a gym class and thought to myself, "My, the instructor is wearing underwear, how odd..." I guess I just don't get it. Since when did something so normal become suddenly "faux pas?" Seriously.... huh
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