What is the pocket in the panty for? - Undersummers by CarrieRae

What is the pocket in the panty for?

What is the pocket in the panty for?

The purpose of the small crotch sized pocket in women's underwear explained.


Most women are familiar with the small cotton sized flap of fabric in the crotch of their underwear. It appears to be an extra pocket in the panty but it really there to keep you dry and ventilated. The flap or pocket is actually called a gusset.

Gussets are often made from natural fibers like cotton. Gussets are also highly absorbent and prevent friction, which can reduce the risk of yeast infections. Synthetic fabrics get a bad wrap but the highly technical fabrics or synthetic materials can be good for your body with moisture wicking properties to keep our lady parts dry and cool. Synthetic fabrics also feature anti-odor and antimicrobial properities to keep us healthy. Despite this, most of us prefer a natural fabric like cotton underwear.

When wearing our underwear it is always important to look for fabrics that will keep us try and free from friction. Every pair of underwear is an important staple of our wardrobe. We recommend making sure you have a gusset that makes you feel fresh and ventilated whether that is a pocket in the crotch or if it is fully sewn in like the Undersummers gusset in their women's boxers. This will prevent skin irritations when wearing your underwear for long periods of time.

There is underwear that has pockets for traveling and securing your essentials as well. These extra pockets in the panty are often big enough for a credit card, phone, keys, and other essentials to keep your hands free during activities. Waist pockets can hold an insulin pump as well without wearing a belt.

Whatever your needs and preferences, we recommend wearing ladies briefs, women's boxer briefs, and slip shorts that keep you comfortable and chafe free.


Meet our founder: CarrieRae

Undersummers Shortlettes were created CarrieRae's personal need for comfortable thigh protection when she was working as a teacher. In 2011, her thick thighs rubbed and she needed a comfortable solution.  Pants are blazing hot in the Houston spring/summer months, shorts are not acceptable to wear to work, so she was left with capris and dresses.  Her thighs did not support wearing dresses, thigh chafing was too uncomfortable.  The idea of wearing a breezy dress sounded so comfortable to her, that she created the solution to her problem:  The Original Lace Shortlette®️. She wanted something to wear that was a single layer, the legs stayed put, comfy, and most importantly, pretty.

CarrieRae Munson