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Why Tommy John Has the Best Underwear to Prevent Wedgies


We’ve all been there at some point. One minute you’re confidently strolling through the day like you own it. The next, the unthinkable happens—your undies rise a little too far up and an uncomfortable wedgie takes over your entire existence. If you've ever wondered how to prevent wedgies, we've got some ideas for you.

When it happens at home, you can quickly de-escalate the situation and free yourself of the discomfort. But when you’re in public, you’re left to waddle around uncomfortably in a dreaded wedgie until you’ve found a place away from wandering eyes to pull it out in peace.

Let’s face it: no one wants to walk through life wondering when the next wedgie is going to strike. Thankfully, there’s a solution to this seemingly inescapable problem—finding the best underwear for wedgies, and we know just the kind: Tommy John underwear.

In this guide, we dive into everything you never knew you needed to know about wedgies, including how they happen and why Tommy John has comfortable underwear that is ideal for preventing them.

The Wedgie Problem: Why It Happens and How to Solve It

Before diving into the nitty-gritty of solving the wedgie epidemic, let’s take a moment… what are wedgies?

No, we’re not talking about the classic middle school trope. We all know that one—where the resident prankster sneaks up on an innocent student and pulls their underwear up way past the point of no return.

Rather, we’re talking about a good old-fashioned adult wedgie. The kind that occurs when your underwear naturally bunches itself between your butt cheeks and causes general discomfort.

While you may have been blessed with never experiencing a movie-worthy wedgie, you’ve probably had a few run-of-the-mill wedgies in your lifetime.

So, why do wedgies happen in the first place?

Wedgie Origin Story #1: Wearing Certain Styles of Underwear

Whether you’re looking for full-coverage panties or want to be panty line-free when you’re wearing your favorite hip-hugging dress or leggings, there’s no shortage of underwear styles to choose from.

And for women who enjoy the freedom of switching it up every day to match their mood or ensemble, a neverending rotation of styles and colors isn’t a luxury. It’s a necessity.

However, not all undies are created equal. Some are more likely to cause wedgies than others—thongs and G-strings, we’re looking at you.

Wedgie Origin Story #2: Keeping Your Undies Past Their Expiration Date

While underwear might not come with a literal expiration date, if you’ve had your current pair for over a year, they might be the culprit of your most recent wedgie scandal.

Signs that your panties are past their prime include:1

  • Undies with tears or holes
  • Undies that are stretched out or have lost their elasticity
  • Undies with stains that no laundry detergent can remove

Wedgie Origin Story #3: Wearing the Wrong Size Underwear

If you’re wearing a pair of underwear that’s too tight, they tend to hug your cheeks and move inward as you walk, causing a wedgie. In contrast, undies that are too loose are not only unflattering, but you’re stuck with too much fabric that can lodge itself where it doesn’t belong.

To find the ideal size of underwear for your body, channel your inner Goldilocks. Shop for a pair that’s not too big, not too small—they’re just right.

Of course, finding a perfect fit that’s easier said than done. There’s nothing worse than opening a brand new pack of underwear only to realize that they’re a size too big or small—except maybe the wedgies that come with wearing them.

To help you determine the right underwear size for you, there are two quick and easy measurements you’ll need to take. For your hip measurements, follow these steps:

  • Step 1: Place the end of the tape measure on your left hip.
  • Step 2: Wrap it around your backside (over the widest part of your butt) to your right hip.
  • Step 3: Continue wrapping until the tape measure has come full circle.

Next, you’ll want to measure your waist. Since the waistline on pants and jeans seems to change every few years (one year, low-rise jeans are in and the next high-waisted pants are in fashion) it’s hard to keep up with where your actual waist is.

Thankfully, it never moves from its original spot, which is below your rib cage and above your hip bones (slightly above your belly button). Once you’ve located your waist, you can measure it using the same steps as above.

Voila! Finding your hip and waist measurements really is as easy as one, two, three.

With your measurements in hand, you can confidently find the right size undies for your body type. Simply check the Tommy John size guide and find out where your measurements lie in terms of sizing.

Comfort, Quality, and Style: Why Tommy John Is the Best Underwear for Wedgies

Around 15% of women ages 26 to 35 wear thongs almost daily,2 so it’s essential for thong-wearers to have multiple pairs that feel as cozy as the softest pair of briefs. But how do you know when you’ve hit the lottery on the best underwear to prevent wedgies? By finding the ultimate undies that provide comfort, quality, and style, of course.

Enter Tommy John underwear.

When it comes to undies, we know a thing or two about comfort. What makes our underwear so comfortable (and wedgie-free) are the fabric, fit, and function we provide in every pair.

The Tommy John Fabric

Finding a fabric that complements your preferences is half the battle. Going commando might seem like the best way to avoid a wedgie, but with our Air Collection, you can wear your undies and feel like you’re going commando, too.

All of the panties in our Air Collection are made with a material that’s not only feather-light but also moisture-wicking, antimicrobial, and downright stretchy. The collection uses the best fabric for breathable underwear, so while you might feel a little scandalous when you wear them, you can feel confident knowing that you’re getting all the perks of breathable, wedgie-free undies.

The Tommy John Fit

As wearers of undies, we understand all too well that you do a lot of moving and grooving throughout the day—and your underpants groove right along with you. That’s why Tommy John adapts every pair of underwear for bodies that move.

From briefs to womens thongs, every pair of underwear we create is made to move with you, so there’s no bunching, no rolling, and most importantly, no wedgies.

With the fit comes a slew of styles to choose from. Whether you’re prepping for date night and want to avoid panty lines or you’re looking for the comfiest pair of granny panties for Sunday mornings spent in bed, we’ve got some of the coziest, fitted styles to choose from, including:

  • Briefs – Our classic briefs are not the bulky, shapeless briefs of yesteryear. Tommy John briefs are silky soft and mold right to your skin. With our carefully crafted waistband, you won’t have to worry about it rolling or scrunching up and acting as the catalyst of a potential wedgie. Just comfort from every angle.
  • Cheeky – Goldilocks would approve of our cheeky undies as they show just the right amount of cheekage. And with our no visible panty line (VPL) guarantee, they’ll hug your booty in all the right places so that they don’t go riding up, up, up.
  • Thongs – Gone are the days when thongs had a bad rap for causing wedgies. In its place are our new thongs made for everyday wear. And with their elastic-free construction, they’re all butt and no bite. (We’ll take three, please).

The best part about Tommy John is that you don't have to sacrifice your cute underwear style for comfort!

The Tommy John Function

The world is constantly evolving and so are our products. We take your needs into consideration so that you can take care of all of the changes in your life.

Leave the functionality of your underwear to us and know that every time you come back for a new pair, we’ve been working hard to make sure every style of undies we offer checks all of your boxes (and that includes the ability to live a life with no wedgies).

Kick Wedgies to The Curb with Tommy John

Finding yourself with a wedgie when you’re on a date (or even when you’re watching a movie on the couch) is less than ideal. Thankfully, you don’t have to get your panties in a wad (or a wedgie).

With Tommy John, you can say goodbye to the challenges of finding that perfect pair. Instead, you can thrive in a world where shopping for comfortable undies is easy—every single time.

From light-weight, high-rise panties to thongs that promise zero discomfort and zero distractions, Tommy John offers multiple styles and collections to choose from depending on your preferences.

Our underwear is designed to mold to your curves, so you’ll never have to worry about wedgies again. Find your perfect pair today.


  1. Bustle. 17 Signs You're Keeping Your Underwear Too Long.
  2. Statista. Frequency at which women in the United States wear thongs in 2017, by age.