Your ultimate guide to picking the best Period Pants for you.

Period care has come a long way, and period pants have emerged as a revolutionary option for those of us looking to manage our periods comfortably and sustainably. If you're new to period pants or looking to upgrade your current pair, navigating the options can be overwhelming. Here's your ultimate guide to choosing the right period pants for your body.

Understand Your Flow The first step in choosing the perfect period pants is understanding your flow. Are you someone with a lighter flow or do you need maximum absorbency? Take a typical day — do you only need one regular tampon to last you? If so, that would be considered a light flow. However, if you find yourself using 4 tampons or pads to get through the day, you should opt for a heavy flow option. This can vary depending on where you are in your cycle.

People often ask when they should change them. The answer really depends on you. They can be worn all day without needing to be changed, which is why it's important to choose the right pair for your body. A great way to get started is to try a light flow pair at the end of your cycle to build your confidence. The Gym Buddy makes an excellent sustainable alternative to panty liners.

Consider Material and Comfort The comfort of period pants largely depends on the materials used. Our pants offer breathable, moisture-wicking fabrics like cotton and bamboo. These materials are not only gentle on the skin but also environmentally friendly. If you prefer the stretchy, silky feel of a nylon blend, we have several styles available. One thing to consider is the seam. It's almost impossible to have a seamless pair made from cotton or bamboo due to the nature of the fabric. The seams tend to be stitched. If you are looking for a seamless style, nylon blends are your best bet as they are heat-sealed at the edges, providing a flat seam.

Choose Your Style Period pants come in various styles, including briefs, hipsters, and high-waisted options. Consider your preference for coverage and fit. Power of Pants offers a diverse range of styles to cater to different body shapes and preferences. It's always good to think about the type of clothes you wear. We find that those who wear lycra and skinny jeans tend to opt for seamless pairs, while those who prefer looser-fitting clothes lean toward cotton styles like the Power Pants for a more secure feeling.

Check Sizing Guidelines Proper fit is crucial for the effectiveness of period pants. Refer to the sizing chart on to select the right size based on your hip and waist measurements. A well-fitted pair ensures leak-proof protection and all-day comfort. A great tip is to take your most comfy knickers and compare their measurements when laid flat with the size charts online.

Read Reviews and Testimonials Before making a purchase, take advantage of customer reviews and testimonials on the Power of Pants website. Real experiences can provide insights into the performance and comfort of specific styles.

Sustainability Lastly, consider the environmental impact of your choice. Period pants are reusable and reduce the waste generated by disposable menstrual products. Power of Pants is committed to sustainability, offering products that are eco-friendly and long-lasting. Whatever your style leanings, if you make the switch, it might feel a little strange the first time you wear them. You might worry that they will leak. We all were. But they don't, and like us, you will be converted too!


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Together, we can work towards a more sustainable and eco-friendly future for all.