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Undies for two: 7 unexpected perks of matching couples underwear

You’d be surprised to learn just how many couples wear matching skivvies on any given day. (We’re underwear pros, so just take it from us.)

Think matching underwear sounds weird, hokey, or codependent? We get it. But here’s a piece of always-sound advice: Don’t knock it until you try it. There are quite a few benefits that may have escaped your notice. If you and your partner haven’t taken the opportunity to coordinate your skivvies, here’s what you’re missing out on:

1. It’s a more subtle way to match

Not everyone can handle planning their outfits together. If the two of you have totally different tastes or comfort levels - or just don’t want to look like fashion clones - you probably don’t want to bother sporting a complimentary wardrobe. But you can still have a little fun between the two of you by choosing our matching underwear sets when you’re hitting the town for the evening. Think of it as a secret synchrony.

2. Every good team needs a uniform

If you’re ready to go out and conquer the world together, what better symbol of loyalty and unity than matching undies? After all, you might think matching tattoos are a little ostentatious and rings become invisible after a while. Picking out some matching under clothes is a simple way to remind yourself that you and your significant other are in it to win it.

3. It’s like a power suit under everything you wear

If you work with your better half, suiting up together can give you the extra boost you need to power through difficult days at maximum efficiency. Even if you aren’t a couple that teams up at work, knowing your partner has your back no matter what can be a source of strength - and your undies can serve as a sneaky reminder.

In the same way a snazzy suit can help you nail an important presentation, coordinating your underwear offers a secret weapon to you and your partner alike: Confidence. (And who couldn’t use a little more of that?)

4. It strengthens your connection

Some couples opt for matching tattoos, while others prefer a more subtle reminder of each other when they part for the day. Knowing your SO is out there wearing matching undies can be a sweet reminder of them - especially during those long days at work when you’d much rather be home with your boyfriend, girlfriend or sweetie. Better yet, plan to wear them on days you’ll know you’ll see each other after a tough day, and it can give you something nice to look forward to.

On the flip side, if you have to spend a holiday with the in-laws and there’s no hope for privacy any time soon, picking out a pair of matching underwear can show that you’re there for each other - and when you do finally get some time alone it will be all the more special.

5. It makes a statement

Whether you’re giving that special someone matching undies as a gift or picking them out together, twinning your undergarments is an intimate way to express your love and commitment, and it can demonstrate the faith you have in your life together. 

If you like to share your love on social media, showing off your couples matching underwear can be a bold (and slightly irreverent) way to proclaim your love for an audience. Not your style? Keep your matching undies a secret instead. It’s a stylistic choice, really.

6. Practice finding your style

If you haven’t already, you and your partner may end up decorating a place together. So think of matching your undies as a trial run. Take it as an opportunity to try out different colors and styles such as boxer briefs; you may end up loving them. It’s a chance to discuss your tastes long before you build a space you can both feel at home in. The more practice you have finding common ground, the easier it gets. (But hey, don’t be surprised if you end up deep in debate over the ideal knickers.)

7. It helps you merge your wardrobe

If you and your partner have similar body types, then gearing up with a matching set of underwear gives you the ultimate wardrobe crossover: swappable skivvies! Which one is yours and which one is theirs? Nobody knows… and that’s kind of the point. Ultimately, matching your undergarments is just one more way to share. And if you’re the kind of couple that likes to share everything, this is the next step.

Find the best pair you’ll ever wear

At Tommy John, we take comfort seriously. That’s why we’re committed to making the best underwear in the world - stylish, silky-soft undies that never bunch, roll, or sag. And of course, they’re available in styles and colors that keep you feeling sexy in your luxury. Try our Second Skin collection for a ridiculously supple pair of undies that are so cozy that you may not want to take them off again.