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Ask The Underwear Expert: The Best Underwear for Swimming


David from Boise, Idaho: Hey guys, I was at a pool party the other day and forgot my swim trunks. I ended up going naked because I was a little tipsy, but for next time, what underwear can I plan on wearing in case this happens again?

The Underwear Expert: David, summer is all about spontaneity for sure, but it’s good to plan!

We can’t always be prepared for what’s around the corner, especially when it comes to summer fun, but with underwear that has quick-drying properties and other features, you can cover some bases. No one wants to be the only one left sitting by the pool or stranded in the sand while his friends and fam splash around having a blast. Unless of course, you’re the one skinny dipping in front of grandma, but we’ll leave that one to you.

When picking out the best underwear for swimming, the first thing to consider is fabric. Our suggestions are made mostly from polyester or nylon fabrics, which both dry much faster than cotton. The other big consideration is style. As much as you don’t want to be the one left on the sidelines, you also don’t want to be the one in wet, awkwardly baggy briefs that are obviously meant to be hidden under pants. Our picks also feature flattering cuts and fun colors, so they woud fit right in by the pool.

Check out our suggestions of the best underwear for swimming below, and let us know if you’ve discovered any favorites of your own.. and the story that goes along with them, of course!

Papi Ibiza Collection Purple Brazilian Trunks ($28 for 2-pack): These Brazilian trunks from Papi’s Ibiza collection are made from a blend of polyester and spandex. Inspired by Ibiza nightlife, the vibrant purple pattern would work  just as well at the beach as in the club.

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