The concept of boxers has changed a lot over the years. Previously made of baggy material and exclusively marketed to men, there are now curve-hugging women’s boxers that are getting more popular every day. And who wouldn’t want to wear a pair of comfy boxers? They’re soft and mold perfectly to your physique, allowing you to move or relax without anything riding up or down. They don’t constrict your body and cover you up, all while being light and breezy in the spring and summer, or warm and cozy during the colder months.
A modern and empowering twist on an age-old classic, women’s boxers are symbolic of how fashion evolves — these aren't your grandmother's bloomers or your dad's loose underpants. Instead, they embody both function and style, offering women a refreshing alternative to lacy lingerie or plain panties. They also let you move comfortably without any pinching or pulling, which is often the case with other underwear. They hug your curves and work in every season — sweat-wicking and extra coverage in the summer and added warmth without the bulk in the winter. They’re a versatile and comfortable all-season solution.
Thinking about buying a pair of women’s boxers to wear at home? Here’s why they’ll become your new closet favorite.
What are boxers for women?
Boxers for women aren’t just a pair of baggy cotton shorts. Boxer briefs for women are typically made from stretchy, comfortable material that hug curves without compressing. They’re very similar to boy shorts and are designed to hit the upper or middle thigh and sit at the natural waist. And they’re not just for at-home wear — form-fitting styles can be worn under other clothing, on their own around the house as loungewear or even outdoors if they’re opaque enough.
In the quest for no visible panty lines, many of us automatically reach for thongs, but these are often uncomfortable and can create visible lines, too. Women’s boxers are seamless and soft, so it might be time to re-think thongs as the gold standard for “invisible” underwear, especially since they often pull on our skin, and can feel like a wedgie.
Women’s boxers can be considered the opposite of shapewear. Rather than squeezing and restricting our bodies like shapewear does, women’s boxers offer a secure yet non-restrictive fit by hugging the natural curves without any uncomfortable compression. It’s hard to forget you’re wearing shapewear, but boxer briefs for women are so comfortable you might forget they’re wearing them at all. Boxers for women move with the body whether you’re sitting, sleeping or out and about. We’ve all gotten undressed and seen lines on our body where our underwear has cut into our skin, but that’s a thing of the past with women’s boxers.
4 Ways to Wear Women’s Boxers
In warm or cool months, a pair of comfy boxer briefs will be your go-to garment. Lounge any way you like on your couch or in your bed — these seamless, stretchy babies stay in place and provide maximum comfort. Our Staple shorts are soft like butter and envelop your body in rich, velvety material. Whether it’s the weekend or time for an after-dinner movie, you’ll want to have a pair of women’s boxers on hand. The Staple shorts come in 5-, 7- and 9-inch lengths so you can wear them more like boy shorts or biker shorts, depending on your preferred style. Running out to do errands or get brunch? Throw on a baggy T-shirt or oversized button down to turn them into an outfit.
Women’s boxers are a winter loungewear essential and pair perfectly under sweatpants or pajama pants. Their flexibility allows for layering and freedom of movement — you can kick back, relax and marathon-watch your favorite shows without feeling pinched by tight underwear or overwhelmed by bulky layers. Grab some hot cocoa or a glass of wine and enjoy the feeling of relaxing without any physical constraints. That feeling is especially enjoyable after being outside wearing layers of outerwear, gloves, hats and more. Boxers for women are going to be your favorite cold weather indoor lounge companion, especially when they have a soft embrace like our Staple shorts.
We love being couch potatoes sometimes, but it’s always good to move and stretch a little at home, especially if you’ve spent most of your day horizontal or sitting at a computer. Most workout pants are really compressive and uncomfortable. Get in some comfortable movement at home while just wearing your boxers for women. Lay down a yoga mat and do some go-to moves like cat and cow, downward dog and figure 4 stretches. You might even opt for a full workout on YouTube either to start or close out your day, or as a midday refresh.
Layering your women’s boxers under another pair of pants (maybe your work-from-home pants) can also be a great way to set an intention to move at some point during the day. You’re already wearing your gym pants as the day starts and will be reminded that you planned to do that online workout or get in some stretches. When you have a free moment, just remove your other layer, unwrap your mat and get into your session. Our Original shorts feature a comfortable waistband and aren’t too sheer, so you won’t reveal anything when you do a downward dog on your balcony. Our shorts are the perfect low compression workout shorts.
To Cool Off
Many simple activities at home will have you breaking a sweat and needing to cool off, from unpacking groceries to cooking a meal and cleaning. Our Cooling shorts are a great way to avoid overheating at home, and won’t involve you cracking a window or standing by your AC. They’re made with hi-tech performance fabric that’s light as air and cools your body by up to 1 degree. Plus, they’re so comfy you might even forget you’re wearing them.
If you forgot to wear them outside that day, you can also put them on to cool off at home. We’ve all come back to our apartments and homes on a hot day feeling sweaty and uncomfortable, and our shorts can help manage that feeling. First, you’ll want to remove your sticky garments and place them somewhere to dry. Then, you’ll put on our Cooling shorts and pair them with a breezy long T-Shirt to go from overheating to comfortable. Grab an ice cream from your freezer and the sweats are gone. These women’s boxers are also the ideal bedtime companion, especially if you’re a hot sleeper. If you’re the kind person who tosses and turns in bed and wakes up with the duvet far away from you because you’re overheating, try out our Cooling shorts. Get some beauty sleep without the sticky sweat.
A pair of boxers for women can also provide extra warmth and coverage in the cooler months. You can wear a pair of them on their own, under sweatpants, as an extra layer under jeans and ski clothes, or over hosiery when you’re dressed in your fancy party outfits. If you don’t want to wear them as underwear alone, you can wear them over your undies for an extra layer that doesn’t add bulk or move around. Wearing a pair of women’s boxers on a cold day as a base layer will make you feel so much warmer.
If you’re an outdoor winter sports enthusiast, women's boxers are a strategic and underrated choice to stay warm and dry, and can easily be worn under leggings, long johns or ski pants. Made with insulating yet breathable materials, our Original shorts offer an extra layer of warmth without sacrificing flexibility. Whether you're hitting the slopes for some skiing or braving the icy winds on a snowmobiling adventure, the form-fitting design of our women's boxers follow your body's contours, preventing any discomfort caused by bulkiness. Don’t go on a snowy trip without packing these.