If you don’t like people seeing your underwear through your yoga pants, don’t wear them! So says Dear Kate a startup underwear company gone commando. If you haven’t heard, there have been a few issues with see-through yoga pants lately, and we’ve recently reached the conclusion that underwear can be seen through virtually every pair from every brand available. We’ve processed and accepted this. Now we’re being asked to get rid of underwear all together? Pardon our trepidation!
Dear Kate started as period-positive underwear company, offering panties with the promise of leak-resistant protection for that certain time of the month or little accidents. Developed by founder Jill Sygiel, the patent-pending Underlux material is designed to be absorbent and breathable and act as a sort of built-in pantyliner. Delving bravely into the wild world of yoga pants, Dear Kate is looking to take this crotchal technology to new levels with the help of a kickstarter crowdfunding campaign which makes bold statements like: never see-through and no camel-toe. They claim that these pants are in fact, better than underwear.
After overcoming the initial terror and fear of flashing your de-pantied undercarriage, and the odd sensation of freedom down there, could they maybe be right?
If they are, they really have something very interesting and profitable on their hands. If not, this could go south really fast! We’re guessing this no underwear thing isn’t for everyone, though we imagine some yogi folks already do it.* Also, if you’re too squeamish, you could probably just wear underwear like usual. It’s not like these pants would stop working as pants if you did.
The other upsides besides going commando (if you indeed find that to be an upside) these pants/shorts/undies are all sewn in the US (not sure where material is sourced), they come in sizes XS-3X and the company is super female-positive. Plus you don’t have to worry about wedgies and bunchiness, though you may at first suffer from PWS (Phantom Wedgie Syndrome: when you are so used to having wedgies it’s weird to not have one so you keep thinking you do.) The biggest downside we see to the commando thing is having to wash your yoga pants every single time you wear them, which is way more annoying than tossing your underoos in the laundry. Oh come on, like you don’t wear your yoga pants a few times if they pass the sniff test.
Check out the Dear Kate Yoga Pants campaign video below. They’ve already well-surpassed their $15,000 goal, but if you want to get in on the ground floor with these gals there’s still time. We’ll warn you, the cost is not cheap, but if you’re a “go commando” kind of gal you might decide it’s worth it.
*UPDATE: It appears, based on comments here and facebook, that many of you already go without underwear! You learn something new every day 😉 For those astonished by the underwear under the yoga pants thing, we’re pretty sure it’s thongs, not your favorite granny pants.
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