25 Best Boy Shorts for Girls Who Hate Thongs

Despite my love for formfitting pants, I’ve never gotten along with thongs. Trust me—I’ve tried. But after years of trying to find a discreet place to pick a wedgie (excuse the TMI, but we’re all friends here), I threw in the towel and resigned myself a life of VPL so serious it could be spotted from outer space.

Until I discovered boy shorts, that is. There’s something about the cut that magically erases those pesky panty lines. The style is a fashion godsend: They lay (virtually) seamlessly under even the stretchiest jeans and provide a bit of a safeguard for those flippy Rèalisation dresses we all have in our spring wardrobes.

The best part? The fashion world has finally gotten clued in to the functional staple—which means there are plenty of styles that are every bit as alluring as those thongs you can’t bring yourself to wear. Read on to discover a breakdown of the best boy shorts.