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There’s been a revolution in my underwear drawer. Maybe there’s been one in yours too?
Last year I introduced you to the original period-proof and leakproof underwear brand, Modibodi. You can catch up HERE but, in a nutshell, this range is the brainchild of Kristy Chong.
Kristy experienced light bladder leakage following the birth of her second child. She thought, what if there were an underwear range that could absorb any leakage and draw it away without the need for a pad or a tampon. Lucky for us, not only did she just not think about it, she acted on those thoughts and Modibodi began a little more than four years ago.
Not only do I love and use the product but I LOVE how Kristy had the tenacity to create a product that gets us talking about periods and light bladder leakage. These things are real for most women I know. There’s just been this unwritten rule that they are unmentionables.
I love that we now have permission to talk about female bodily functions and that there is a pad-free solution to feeling fresh and comfortable when going about our normal, daily lives.
The product range continues to be refined and improved. And the range continues to grow.
STYLE NOTES: This is my favourite everyday style. The lace sits beautifully and comfortably on my lower waist and the certified organic bamboo feels fantastic against the skin and under clothes.
In this post, I’m going to share some of my new favourite Modibodi pieces, how they work, and why there’s a ModiBodi style for all aspects of my life.
I originally embraced Modibodi underwear for two reasons:
1. I’m a 50-year-old woman who decided to learn to run and discovered that light bladder leakage was a thing in this learning process. The leakage situation has improved remarkably as I’ve got fitter and have more kms under my belt but I still wear Modibodi as an insurance policy.
2. My peri-menopausal periods flows horrendously thick and fast. As someone who never suffered from heavy periods, this has been a shock, to say the least. For the past five or so years, I’ve padded the problem (as well as using a super tampon). Now, I wear Modibodi plus a tampon. You can wear just Modibodi (see below re absorbency levels) but my old habits are taking longer to break.
Now, I embrace Modibodi on a daily basis, not just because of above but because they are comfortable, breathable and sit really well underneath my clothes.
STYLE NOTES: This is a new addition to the range. Full coverage with minimal seam work means that these look great under any clothing. The fabric is a fabulously soft microfibre.
How it works
There are two types of technology behind the Modibodi range.
The first is Modifier Technology™, which features a super-slim, 3mm-thick liner in the gusset of the pants. The three layers in the liner work together to keep you dry. The top layer wicks away the moisture, fights bacteria and stops smells; the middle layer safely absorbs fluid (2.5-20mls) and locks it away; the bottom layer is extra waterproof protection.
The second is Modifier Air Technology™. The underwear in this collection feature the moisture-wicking layer, which combined with moisture-wicking fabrics, keeps you feeling fresh and sweat-free all day.
Deciding which Modibodi underwear is right for you comes down to what absorbency you require.
STYLE NOTES: This boyleg style is perfect for the everyday, particularly for wearing under pants that sit on the hips. The fabric is a certified organic bamboo.
If you’re simply looking for breathability, then the Modifier Air technology brief are for you. If you’re looking for full support in a period or bladder leakage situations, then go for light-moderate or heavy/overnight absorbency. For period backup to a tampon, then super light or light-moderate absorbency will work for you.
Whatever the absorbency, the brilliant thing is how they feel when they’re on. It doesn’t feel like there is a massive, thick pad between your legs. You know the ones? The ones you need in hospital after giving birth? The ones that feel like there’s a mattress between your legs? URRGHH.
They don’t even feel like a regular, ultra-thin pad. They feel like a panty liner but more comfortable because the liner is built into the underwear.
All Modibodi underwear is made from either bamboo, sports merino or microfibre fabrics – these anti-microbobial fibres offer a soft, comfortable fit as well as breathability.
STYLE NOTES: This classic style is now a welcome addition in the heavy/overnight absorbency collection. For those who like a classic bikini shape, this is your pick. The gusset is longer for overnight protection. The fabric is certified organic bamboo.
You can shop either by collection or by protection, with underwear suitable for wearing under any outfit. Choose from classic, curvy, sensual, active and maternity. I love that practical and useful does not have to mean boring.
Black is the most predominant colour and what you’d be looking for in a period-proof underpant but a nude and other fashion colours make up the rest of the collection for non-period days.
Sizing ranges from pre-teens through to women’s size 8-26 in some styles. Sizing is true to size.
You can buy singly but I love the option of buying in a bundle pack – a great way to get started on the Modibodi train.
STYLE NOTES: This wardrobe staple is also available in black. The soft microfibre fabric sits fantastically on the skin but it also allows for clothing to skim over the top. That’s a big no to VPL. And the triple fused layering in the gusset provides peace of mind overnight.
So, tell me, have you tried Modibodi underwear? Have you vowed to mention so-called unmentionables and make a sister feel “normal”? Share in the comments below.
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