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Top 10 Period Panties – Reviewed!
The Missing Link for Complete Peace of Mind!

You may have ventured into the world of cloth pads and menstrual cups, but is there still one crucial element missing from your feminine hygiene repertoire? Introducing: period panties.

When I found out what these were and how they worked, I had to wonder why on earth I didn’t own a pair of these sooner and why they weren’t more commonplace. I should correct myself, though; these are actually super popular in Asian countries.

However, I grew up in the U.S.A. and had never heard of them until last year. If only things had been different for me; so many sheets, towels and items of clothing could have been saved. But now that these protective panties are in my life, that’s no longer a concern. And to make things even better: They aren’t ugly.

 

What Makes Period Panties Different from Regular Panties?

Most of us think of period underwear as those pairs of black granny panties that only see the light of day during one week of the month. But the period panties I’ve reviewed here are so much more than that.

Most of them provide leak-proof protection; some can actually be worn instead of a pad or tampon. And a few brands offer panties with a kangaroo pocket in the front where you can place a heating pad to help with cramps.

All of them offer you more peace of mind against leaks than you’d ever get with a standard pair of panties.

 

How to Find Your Million Dollar Panty

Have you heard of a well-known lingerie retailer’s Million Dollar Bra? I believe that a pair of panties that can give you peace of mind and confidence all throughout the month is a Million Dollar Panty.

The creators of menstrual underwear are becoming more and more ingenious with their designs, and there are a wide variety of styles and price ranges to choose from.

I’ve reviewed all of the period panties we could find, and believe me, we looked everywhere so that we could give you valuable insight on any brand you’re considering. Some of the reviews are for well-known brands and others are lesser known. Just click on each one to read all about it, and you’ll be on the fast track to finding your own Million Dollar Panties.

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Price: $22 – $38

Modibodi ® Period Panties & Swimwear

Editor’s Rating:
5
/ 5
Users’ Rating:
5
/ 5
Modibodi has been producing and selling high-quality period panties since late 2013. They are absorbent enough that you can wear them without a tampon or pad on lighter days. Depending on what level of absorbency you choose, they can hold the equivalent of a half a tampon to two tampons. They’re also leak-proof and stain and odor resistant. Although this company is based in Australia, they ship internationally, including to New Zealand, USA, Canada, UK, Hong Kong, Singapore, Italy, France, Spain and the Netherlands. Due to the trade agreement between Australia and the USA, American customers are not required to pay any additional fees or taxes, only the cost of shipping.

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Estimated Price: From $14.99

PantyProp ® Period Panties & Swimwear

Editor’s Rating:
5
/ 5
Users’ Rating:
4.5
/ 5
PantyProp panties solve a problem period-leakers no all too well: leaks and stains caused by pads slipping out of place, tampons filling up fast, and menstrual cups spilling over. Even pads with wings can bunch up and move to the side when you wear them. PantyProp solves this problem with a special patented angle absorbent crotch, and a extra optional discreet mesh “envelope” built into the crotch that holds your pad securely in place . Not only does this prevent leaks and stains, but it also helps you avoid chafing and irritation that could be caused when a pad rubs against your leg, or the uncomfortable feeling from tampons or cups. These panties will also be appreciated by tampon and menstrual cup wearers because they provide stain protection, thanks to their absorbent material. In addition to their period panties, PantyProp also offers period swimwear, leggings and bodysuits that provide period protection!
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3
Estimated Price: £26 – £30

Flux ® Period Panties

Editor’s Rating:
5
/ 5
Users’ Rating:
0
/ 5
FLUX Undies period panties are made with four layers of technical fabric designed to provide protection all day or night. Leakproof, antimicrobial, and absorbent enough to hold at least four tampons’ worth of fluid, which is more than any other brand of period underwear currently. These panties are designed as a complete replacement for pads and tampons, and can be worn alone even on heavy days. They come in several different style and color options. The outer layers are made with regenerated nylon, sustainably sourced from recycled fishing nets. The inner layers offer an organic blend of bamboo, cotton, and modal fabrics. All components used in FLUX Undies period panties are OEKO Tex certified free from harmful chemicals, so they are safe to wear next to your most sensitive skin.

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4
Estimated Price: $24.99 – $36.99

Lunapanties ® Period Panties

Editor’s Rating:
4.8
/ 5
Users’ Rating:
4.6
/ 5
Lunapanties are made by Lunapads, the same company that makes well-known and excellent cloth pads. The Lunapanties are a hybrid product that features a cloth pad sewn directly into the gusset of the panty, resulting in a less bulky fit. And with Lunapanties, you don’t have to worry about the pad shifting around. This menstrual underwear comes in a selection of styles to fit a wide variety of needs depending on flow, body type and other unique factors.
  


5
Estimated Price: $24 – $38

THINX ® Period Panties

Editor’s Rating:
4.8
/ 5
Users’ Rating:
3
/ 5
THINX, the panties with hidden powers, are period panties designed by a trio of young women from NYC. THINX are made from comfortable, high-quality materials that are also moisture-wicking and anti-microbial. These period underwear feature a waterproof layer, and you can wear them as a backup for your menstrual cup or pad or even on their own. THINX provide up to two-tampons worth of absorbency. Even the Thong style provides a half-tampon’s worth of protection and it has the waterproof layer just like all of the other panties by THINX. These are a tad pricy, but I believe it’s worth it for the quality and comfort.
  


6
Estimated Price: $12.50 – $14.99

Anigan ® StainFree Period Panties

Editor’s Rating:
4.8
/ 5
Users’ Rating:
5
/ 5
Anigan StainFree Panties are a reasonably priced, stylish brand of period panties. They have lace bikini and hip hugger styles that no one would ever guess were actually menstrual underwear. Featuring a waterproof layer that’s also breathable, these panties can give you peace of mind against leaks while also looking fine. Additionally, they’re shipped in discreet packaging that doesn’t scream, “Look, she’s buying period panties!” That’s something that can be an issue with other brands for ladies who value their privacy. Read on to find out more.
  


7
Estimated Price: $30.9 – $35.95

Vv SkiVvys ® Period Panties

Editor’s Rating:
4.8
/ 5
Users’ Rating:
0
/ 5
Vv SkiVvys have a waterproof lining and a snug fit that’s designed to give you peace of mind during your period, even on your heaviest days. Devised by a trio of sisters with an eye for detail, these period panties should let you stop worrying about accidental leaks so you can focus on what’s really important. The price is on the high end, but Vv SkiVvys are made in the USA from high-quality fabrics.
  


8
Price: $26.00 – $44.00

Dear Kate ® Period Panties

Editor’s Rating:
4.8
/ 5
Users’ Rating:
3.8
/ 5
Dear Kate menstrual underwear is lined with patent-pending Underlux technology that’s designed to be moisture-wicking, absorbent and leak-resistant. These panties are designed to be worn as a backup for your tampon, menstrual cup or pad. They can be worn on their own to protect against light spotting. These panties are beautifully designed and made from high-quality fabrics that can be machine washed and dried. You can choose Dear Kate panties with Full Lining that offer leak-resistant coverage from the crotch to the waistline in the front and back; Full Lining is perfect for overnight and active wear. You can also select Mini Lining for these panties; this lining type only has lining in the crotch and is excellent for everyday wear.
  


9
Price: $5.90 – $9.99 (3-pack)

PantiePads ® (Disposable) Period Panties

Editor’s Rating:
4.5
/ 5
Users’ Rating:
2.5
/ 5
PantiePads are disposable period panties that have a built-in pad that’s designed to provide protection for as long as 12 hours. The pad stays in place without bunching to prevent leaks. PantiePads are made from a material that feels like cotton and is biodegradable. These panties are great for overnight use and for times when your period has a medium to heavy flow. These are also an excellent choice for travel when you don’t know how often you’ll be able to get to a restroom to change pads.
  


10
Estimated Price: $28 – $38

Period Panteez ® Period Panties

Editor’s Rating:
4.3
/ 5
Users’ Rating:
4.8
/ 5
You may have seen these on the TV show The Talk. Period Panteez are patent-protected, triple-layered menstrual underwear that have a boy-shorts design and built-in compression that’s a lot like wearing a pair of Spanx. The compression of these panties helps against cramps and bloating. The cotton lining allows for breathability while also providing exceptional absorption. Wear these panties during your period along with a pad or tampon. These period panties are made in the USA.
  


 

Additional Options

This next section of period panty reviews is for menstrual underwear that aren’t made by dedicated brands; the panties are one item of clothing in a range of merchandise provided by the company that makes them. While most of these are high-quality products, these period panties typically don’t have as much information available about them, so I have no choice but to give less detailed reviews; however, the information is still valuable and one of these panties just might be your million-dollar choice.

 

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Price: $22 – $38

Knixwear ® Period Panties

Editor’s Rating:
4.3
/ 5
Users’ Rating:
3.2
/ 5
Knixwear has been on the market since the spring of 2013. This period underwear was developed by integrating customer feedback with intense product development. These period panties are designed for supreme comfort, functionality and style. Their Knixfit line of panties is meant to be worn during exercise such as yoga, Crossfit and running. Their Knix line is designed for everyday comfort. Their leak proof underwear all feature their Fresh Fix Technology that combines leak-proof, odor-proof and moisture-wicking technology. They’re designed to replace disposable panty liners and can be worn on their own for light leaks or as a backup to a pad, tampon or menstrual cup.
  


12
Price: $12.48 – $24.95 | £15.32

Adira ® Period Panties

Editor’s Rating:
4.3
/ 5
Users’ Rating:
5
/ 5
Adira period panties provide protection against leaks in the front and back and are made to order. Once you’ve complete checkout on their website, it takes about five days for your Adira Period Panties to be made. Most customers can expect to receive their orders within seven to eight business days after placing their order. These panties are made in two fits: boy short and hipster. Both fits have three layers of fabric in the gusset that provides leak-proof protection and absorbency. The boy short design has built-in loops to hold your menstrual pad in place. The fabrics used allow for air flow for breathability and comfort. Consider using the boy short styles on your heavier days and the brief/hipster styles on light days.
  


13
Estimated Price: $18.00 – $24.99

Fannypants ® Period Panties

Editor’s Rating:
4.3
/ 5
Users’ Rating:
0
/ 5
Fannypants Period Panties are made by a company known for selling incontinence garments that combine fashion and functionality. They bring their expertise in high-tech fabrics and design to their Spotlite and Confi lines of menstrual panties. These period panties are newcomers to the menstrual underwear market, but it makes sense that a company that specializes in clothing to protect against bladder leaks would know how to handle leaks from menstruation. Their period panties are leak-proof, stain resistant and odor resistant.
  


14
Price: $12.80 – $19.80 | £4.99 – £11.90

Intimate Portal ® Period Panties

Editor’s Rating:
4
/ 5
Users’ Rating:
0
/ 5
Intimate Portal period panties are full-coverage menstrual underwear that gives you extra assurance against leaks. They provide waterproofing, but they don’t offer any absorbency apart from one style that can be worn for light spotting. During your period, you have to wear another form of protection with them such as a pad, tampon or menstrual cup. Most of their styles are high-rise briefs, though one type, the Secret Agent, is a boy short brief that sports a kangaroo pocket on the front. Be careful which panty option you choose– some only provide waterproofing at the crotch and back but not the front.
  


15
Estimated Price: $10.00 \ 3-pack for $25

Relieved Gal ® Period Panties

Editor’s Rating:
3.8
/ 5
Users’ Rating:
0
/ 5
Relieved Gal period panties are available in three sizes and three different styles. They have a thick, absorbent cotton layer to provide extra protection in the event of leaks during your period. Since they don’t have a waterproof layer, they aren’t leak-proof, but the trade-off for that is they’re very breathable and comfortable to wear. One type of Relieved Gal period panties has a kangaroo-style pocket on the front where you can insert a warming pack to help with cramps. That’s convenient when you want the cramp-relieving effects of a heating pad but don’t have time to lay down like you’d need to do if you didn’t have a pocket.
  


16
Price: $19.99 – $33.99 (2\3\4-pack)

New Step ® Period Panties

Editor’s Rating:
3.5
/ 5
Users’ Rating:
0
/ 5
New Step Period Panties come in three sizes including extra small, small and medium, so that limits who can wear this period underwear. However, if you fit those sizes, you might appreciate their snug fit that helps to hold menstrual pads in place without any shifting. They’re made of cotton, spandex, and French lace. They have a leak-proof barrier that will prevent any leaks from getting through to your clothing or sheets. These are an excellent choice for overnight use because the back panel has a lining from the gusset to the waistband.
  


17
Estimated Price: $18.99 (5-pack)

Qikafan ® Period Panties

Editor’s Rating:
3.3
/ 5
Users’ Rating:
0
/ 5
Qikafan period panties aren’t very absorbent, but they sure protect against leaks! They have a waterproof barrier that’ll stop any accidents from getting through to your clothes. An economical choice that comes in packs of five, you can select Qikafan panties that come with or without a front pocket. The pocket really comes in handy if you like to apply heat to your stomach to help with cramps. You’ll need to buy your own disposable heating packs to use with them, though. This menstrual underwear runs small so be sure to take measurements before you order.
  


18
Price: $8.00 – $12.99

NatraTouch WorryFree ® Period Panties

Editor’s Rating:
3
/ 5
Users’ Rating:
0
/ 5
NatraTouch WorryFree sells a wide variety of period panties. There’s an excellent choice of materials, prints and styles. All of their period panties can be machine washed and dried, which makes owning and caring for them very convenient. The majority of NatraTouch underwear has a leak-proof layer in the gusset and back. They call it a leak-proof layer, but they insist that there is no plastic in any of their panties, so to me that would mean they fall into the leak-resistant category. NatraTouch WorryFree has such a big selection of panties that there’s a style for everyone, from sporty to sexy.
  


19
Price: $11.99

Shymay ® Period Panties

Editor’s Rating:
2
/ 5
Users’ Rating:
0
/ 5
Shymay period panties only come in one style, but that one style is a mix of three different looks. The front of the panty has a floral-print bikini. There’s a stretch-lace trim on the front that transforms the bikini into boy shorts. The back panel is plain fabric in a single color. These panties have a leak-proof lining that guards against leaks in the front and back. They’re only available in one size, but it’s designed to fit anyone who wears a US size 2 through 10. They’re made from a polyester spandex blend that stretches to fit. If you like to match your underwear to your outfit, these may be a great choice for you because they are available in a staggering selection of colors.
  


20
Estimated Price: $14.20 (2-pack)

Yoyi Fashion ® Period Panties

Editor’s Rating:
2
/ 5
Users’ Rating:
4.5
/ 5
Yoyi Fashion has expanded their range of period panties to include an assortment of styles. Their main product was a pair of menstrual underwear made from viscose, which is a silky synthetic material that’s often used in sportswear like running shorts. The fabric is mesh-like to provide breathability. Yoyi Fashion now also offers lacy, frilly and sheer styles of period underwear that let you make a cute fashion statement during your time of the month. Yoyi Fashion period panties protect against leaks with an absorbent layer from the gusset to the waistline, which they describe as water-resistant.
  


21
Estimated Price: $4.99 -$7.99

Promithi ® Period Panties

Editor’s Rating:
2
/ 5
Users’ Rating:
0
/ 5
Promithi panties are inexpensive, but customers are saying that they aren’t waterproof, and they don’t absorb well either. They may be worth trying out if you don’t mind that they turn out to just be regular, non-period panties. A good thing they have going for them is that they’re made from a bamboo blend material. Bamboo materials are considered eco-friendlier than cotton because bamboo is fast-growing and doesn’t require the high amount of pesticides that cotton does. These must be worn with a menstrual cup or pad.
  


22
Estimated Price: $5.29

MFrannie ® Period Panties

Editor’s Rating:
1.5
/ 5
Users’ Rating:
0
/ 5
MFrannie has its own factory where its clothes are made, including these period panties. They say that since they’ve cut out the middle man, they can offer higher-quality products at a lower price than their competitors. Their menstrual underwear is pretty basic. Although you can choose from a range of colors, they only come in one size. They don’t have a waterproof lining but have three layers of absorbent material in the gusset to help guard against leaks. They also have a small pocket in the front where you can place a heat pack.
  


Final Say

There you have it, our list of the Top 10 Period Panties. Period Panties, already popular in Asia, are a trend that’s beginning to catch on world-wide. Once you learn the benefits of wearing them — like saving sheets, clothing, and your sanity — you’ll wonder how you ever got along without them.

How to Choose

It’s hard to say exactly how you should go about choosing the right period panties for you. There are a few factors to consider.

  1. If you know you have heavy periods and have a lot of accidents, then panties with a waterproof barrier and high absorbency are the way to go, like Thinx.
  2. If you’re just looking for backup for your menstrual cup “just in case,” then you can probably get by with something that just gives a little extra absorbency, like the period panties from Intimate Portal.
  3. Those who go to school and can’t get to the bathroom as often as they’d like to check their pad or tampon would probably get a lot of peace of mind from underwear with a waterproof barrier like Fannypants.
  4. If how you look in your panties is important to you, look for brands with lots of styles like Anigan and Lunapanties.
  5. And of course, if budget is the issue, you want to look for the underwear that are in the lower price range, although sometimes it really does pay to spend more.

Whichever period panties you choose, you’ll be sure to gain new confidence and peace of mind, and that is priceless! After all is said and done, let’s conclude with a humorous video.


 

13 Comments
  1. Reply
    Brandy Cecil March 13, 2018 at 11:34 am

    I am a deployed military member. I work 12 to 14 hour days and dont always get free access to bathrooms. I am looking for a complete replacement for tampons for a heavy cycle. I am not looking for a backup for leaks or just to use on lighter days. I have found that I often wear my tampon too long because I cant access a bathroom. I need a complete replacement. Which panty would you suggest?

    • Reply
      Sophie August 14, 2018 at 10:29 am

      Get a cup with a valve! I’ve been using the Tulip cup and it’s completely changed my life. I have a very heavy flow (right through a superplus tampon and heavy pad in less than 2 hours), but with the valve, I can just empty the cup every time I pee without having to remove it, and have total peace of mind. It’s quicker and easier than changing a tampon – one little squeeze on the valve and you’re done! I take it out and wash it in the morning, then I can relax about the whole thing until 12 hours later when I take it out and wash it again before bed. I only wish I hadn’t spent 20+ years running to the ladies’ with my pockets always full of tampons and pads, always worrying about bleeding through and ruining my clothes/being embarrassed. Honestly, the valve cup is brilliant.

    • Reply
      Red Herring March 13, 2018 at 6:09 pm

      Hi Brandy!
      Thank you for your service <3<3
      Have you ever thought about trying a menstrual cup? They collect the menstrual flow instead of absorbing it like a tampon. While there's always still a chance of TSS, the risk is lessened since it doesn't interfere with your body's natural process.

      I know others in the military that use them. If you're able to access a bathroom to empty and rinse it out at approx the 12-hour mark. One person told me that when they were deployed, they squatted in private and used water from their canteen to rinse it off and reinsert. I'm a little worried about infections from a dirty hand doing that, so clean water to wash your hand/s first would be ideal.
      If this doesn't sound like something you'd be interested in since it's something you still have to insert, period undies might be a great option. I haven't tried all of the ones listed here, but I have tried a couple of them as well as some that aren't listed.

      Something that I would point out is that all of the "real" period undies (I specify "real" because some of them will absorb but not contain) have some type of water-proof layer in them. The water-proof fabric normally isn't very stretchy, so it may not move with your body as well as you would like. If you're squatting, standing, bending over, crouching, crawling, running....you may find that you'll need to keep pulling them up or readjusting them. Again, I have only tried a few and I've found that this happens with some more than others.

      The ones with the absorbent and water-proof layer that don't cover the full backside tend to stay put better, but then you lose the capacity and coverage.

      Also, if you have a very heavy period, once the absorbent layer/s are full, compression might make them overflow and ooze out the leg or butt areas.

      Maybe doubling a cup with a period undie would hold up for the long hours.
      There are so many of the period undies coming out. I would suggest picking up a couple of "brands" that are inexpensive to give them a try when you have free time. I would also suggest trying one that's a size larger than you would normally wear to give that extra room/stretch of the water-proof layer.

      Good Luck and keep safe <3

      • Reply
        cil June 23, 2018 at 4:29 pm

        im not sure cups would last 12 hours with a heavy flow! (depends on cervix) BUT you dont really need access to a bathroom either! THIS is the beauty of cups…. if you have some where to pee, you have some where to take out a cup, empty it and shove it back in. Yes TSS, is always a risk, but much lower than with tampons. There are a few GREAT choices out there for larger cups, which one (largely) depends on where your cervix sits during your period. Then again… if you can wear a tampon for 12 hours and it not leak, your flow may not be as heavy as you think… .i cant go 4 hours, with out leaks.

        • Sophie August 14, 2018 at 10:27 am

          Get a cup with a valve! I’ve been using the Tulip cup and it’s completely changed my life. I have a very heavy flow (right through a superplus tampon and heavy pad in less than 2 hours), but with the valve, I can just empty the cup every time I pee without having to remove it, and have total peace of mind. It’s quicker and easier than changing a tampon – one little squeeze on the valve and you’re done! I take it out and wash it in the morning, then I can relax about the whole thing until 12 hours later when I take it out and wash it again before bed. I only wish I hadn’t spent 20+ years running to the ladies’ with my pockets always full of tampons and pads, always worrying about bleeding through and ruining my clothes/being embarrassed. Honestly, the valve cup is brilliant.

  2. Reply
    ALison December 27, 2017 at 5:41 pm

    I have had 2 pairs of Harebrained and they are so cute but not at all absorbant. I had a minor accident that went right through them.

    • Reply
      Red Herring March 13, 2018 at 5:30 pm

      I know that you left this comment a long time ago, but I thought the same thing about the Harebrained undies and bought a couple of pairs. “Period Panties” was misleading. They’re only “period themed”. 🙁 They’re cute and fun, but not what I was looking for.

      • Reply
        Kitty March 17, 2018 at 10:24 pm

        Was going to get Harebrained but then read-

        Please Note: These are a novelty item and are not made to replace sanitary products.

        • Red Herring March 21, 2018 at 7:32 pm

          I was so excited about what was ON the undie that I missed that 🙁 ROFL

  3. Reply
    Julie September 22, 2017 at 2:20 am

    How do I order Yoyi Style 7 Embroidery Lace Bow; Style 12 Contolled Brief : and Style 11 Cotton Lace They are not on Amazon

  4. Reply
    val June 9, 2017 at 6:05 am

    Do you have a review of PadKix? You have a video about them but no review ./ ranking of the product

  5. Reply
    SGC January 10, 2017 at 2:00 pm

    What’s the feeling on the Harebrained panties and briefs? They’re really funky but I want to know about their absorbency, waterproofing, etc. (harebraineddesign.com)

  6. Reply
    JB July 4, 2016 at 7:01 am

    I love period panties! But I must admit, during my heavy-period days, I still use menstrual cup.

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