I am so thankful I tried these. I actually had abrasions that were healing on my upper inner thighs and the areas were still very tender and sensitive. Everything irritated them. close up of knickerboxersWhen I received my first order of knickerboxers I washed them immediately and wore them. Oh…the relief. No seams to rub my thighs! These were very “stretchy” and there was plenty of “give” in all areas needed. My waist is small but my hips and thighs are large so I particularly liked the “give” in those areas. If one has a large waist and tummy there is “give” there, if needed. I immediately ordered another pair but one size smaller to see if that would be as comfortable yet give me a little more “hold” for those days when you want to “hold it in”. They were also perfect. So, I will now order more of both so that I will be ready for days of comfort and days of “holding it in” comfort. I have washed these and tried to catch them before going into the dryer but sometimes (usually most of the time) I forgot and they are still as new. I know they are more expensive but my health and happiness and comfort is worth it. I have not found anything on the market that compares to the comfort of these. Thanks Chaffree!