This Is the Best Underwear to Wear in the Summer, End of Story

The best because it's like not wearing any at all ;)

Design by Katja Cho

Is it too early now to say sorry? Because I really wanted to show you a highly relevant Instagram—which should have been easy enough to find because that whole landscape has become so homogenous lately—but I could *not* for the life of me find it. It's a pic of a girl's butt clad in the most perfect, prettiest, sheer shimmery underwear. Use your imagination. 

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Whatever the underwear was, it'd probably still be inferior to The Best Summer Underwear Ever, brought to you by trial and error and a customarily sticky, drippy, intolerable New York City summer. The test subject? Me. The criteria? Having them on my body and not feeling like my nether regions are being confit-ed. The verdict? Cosabella's lace thongs are life. 

I know what you're thinking: "Chelsea. A thong? But who'd want to wear butt floss IN 80-DEGREE-PLUS, HIGH-HUMIDITY WEATHER?" I would, actually, because 1) any more fabric and it gets bunchy under dresses and 2) somehow, the back bit on these stays suspended in just the right position, if you know what I mean. Throw in sheer, highly breathable fabric (ooo that *breeze*) and crazy-cute prints (I'm especially partial to those from the brand's Paul & Joe collaboration), and you've got a winner. Ideal Instagram knickers who? 

Courtesy, design by Dana Tepper

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Low-rider thong, $27, cosabella.com; printed one-size-fits-all thong, $23.50, cosabella.com.

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