Underwear Review – Botanical Briefs – Babylon
These undies were furnished by Debriefed and the opinions are that of the reviewer.
Another new brand for me: Debriefed! After visiting their site, I see they sell other brands as well as their own and their overall theme is inclusion. Their long-term goal is to expand the brands they carry to offer a selection of great, affordable undies. I loved the look and feel of these as soon as I opened the package so we were off to a good start.
The first thing you notice with the Debriefed Botanicals, aside from the fun, floral print, is that they are soft. Really soft! (95% modal and 5% spandex) They have a contrast gray waistband, leg and pouch trim which was also covered in the same, soft fabric rather than bare elastic, which I appreciate.
I tried a medium, which says it covers a 33-36” waist. I’m a 32 and they fit just right – not even a little too big, so you might want to size up. These have a nice pouch and plenty of stretch but they are not cut on the big side.
I decided to break these in on a Saturday running errand, then hanging out at home followed by dinner out. They felt great as I pulled them on and got things adjusted. The rear, however, definitely rides up. A lot. The trim around the legs is very light and thin, which makes them comfortable, but it doesn’t hold them in place and almost immediate, up they went. I don’t have much of a butt and the bottom 1/3 of each cheek was showing. That can actually be kind of sexy in my opinion, but it’s not for everyone. If you have a lot going on in the back, you’d practically be wearing a thong after bending down once or twice. This was really the only issue I would foresee someone having with this pair. I actually have some other briefs with a very similar cut and the same thing happens with them, as well.
I’ll be wearing these again and will try other styles from Debriefed. I like what they’re about and the prices are pretty fair – except for shipping, but that’s what happens when your undies come from halfway across the world. They even throw in a gift after you spend a certain amount.
- Daily Fit – 8
- Sizing – 8
- Construction/Materials – 9
- Styling – 9
- Daily Performance – 8
- Overall – 8.4