How to Hide an Underwear Line

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When you dress to impress, don’t forget to check yourself out from every angle before stepping out. You can look hot from the front and have nasty issues happening on the backside. There are tricks to avoid and minimize VPL -- visible panty lines. Make sure you know how to hide an underwear line to stay on top of your game.

Outfit Adjustments

Sometimes a skirt or slacks have just enough cling to create an underwear line. If you switch out your bottoms, opting for something below the waist that is less form-fitting, you might find that your VPL disappears.

Thong

Opt for thong undies to avoid VPL. Because of the cut of the thong, there is nothing to make a scary panty line. If you’re afraid you’ll be uncomfortable in a thong, choose one that fits you right. The thong should sit lightly, not hang or bind.

Commando

The obvious solution for VPL -- head out in commando fashion. When you toss the panties before you go out, there won’t be any undergarments to create the dreaded lines. The commando style may not be for every girl, but it can work in a pinch. Don’t worry, going sans undies shouldn’t be too risky. Use common sense when you’re panty-free and you should stay happy and healthy. If you can’t bring yourself to go completely commando, wear pantyhose instead. You’ll get the smoothing action of commando without being completely bare.

Emergency Fix

If you missed VPL at home and you realize you've got this fashion faux pas going on while you're out and about, use emergency measures to hide the issues. The old standards such as tying a jacket around your waist or pulling on a long coat can serve to hide the lines in a pinch.

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