If You Want to Try This Summer's Daring Cutouts, Get Familiar With C-String Underwear

Perfect for clothes with cutouts, sheer fabrics, and more.

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Women's Adhesive C-String Underwear for Cutout Dresses
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Summer clothes are often some of the most fun clothes — think sheer fabrics, unconventional hems, and cutouts everywhere. What's less fun is finding the right undergarments to wear with them: Sometimes, your go-to seamless underwear just won't make the cut. If going commando isn't your thing, that's where C-string underwear comes into play.

C-string underwear, like this kittenish $11 version from Amazon, is essentially an adhesive strapless panty that stays in place no matter what you're wearing, kind of like pasties. This particular style features classic bikini coverage in the front with a thin strip that connects to a kitten silhouette you'll stick just above your butt. The fabric part is made of cotton and nylon, while the adhesive is 100 percent silicone.

C-strings have been a topic of conversation on TikTok for people figuring out what to wear under their new cutout dresses, especially if they expose skin where underwear typically sits. After a user chimed in on a video to share the Htruiya C-String Underwear, people flooded the comments section wondering where this underwear has been all along. "I've learned a valuable lesson today," one wrote.

Womens C-String Invisible Panty Cat Shaped Self Adhesive Strapless Elegant Thong
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On Amazon, shoppers have already shared their experience with the cheeky panties. "It did the job it needed to do. I had a dress that was completely sheer on one side, exposing under my arm down to the floor. It stayed in place with no issues," one said.

"Comfortable and stays if you don't apply it too tightly. It works best with clean skin and no lotion," wrote another. For a seamless experience (pun intended), the brand suggests avoiding lotions, powders, perfumes, and other skincare products around that area prior to application.

If you're ready for a panty line-free summer, grab your C-string underwear right now on Amazon.

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