Feb 22, 2019

The Leakproof Sleep Short of My Dreams

We know, we know: why hasn't this existed until now?
By: Katherine Flemming
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I used to have it all figured out. 

Shower. Midol. Light a candle. GIANT overnight pad. Thin black cotton bicycle short (before Kim K made them cool, guys). Then, if I was feeling cold, I would layer on a topper: a fleece leopard-print pyjama pant. In the summer, a stretched out pair of jersey leggings—neither one dug into my waist, which prevented the scorpion that terrorized my uterus (or as some people call them, menstrual cramps) from further torturing me.

If heaven forbid, my trusty shorts were missing—OH MY GOD. My period would be so much more horrific, my sleep interrupted, my frustration peaked, my life ruined, basically. So I'm sure you can understand why I held onto those shorts for a very long time. And yes Marie Kondo, if you can't tell by now: they did spark joy.

SO you can imagine my UNRELENTING JOY when the the design team at Knix asked me to test out the Dream Short. I couldn't wait to get the product on, and get to sleep. They slayed my beloved cotton bike shorts in every single way. I wear tested the product for months, even without getting my period—and became obsessed. Here's why:

1. They are freakishly lightweight. Our design director, Jules Power, told me that the fabric was breathable and lightweight, but I didn't fully understand it until I wore them during an unseasonable warm night when I was feeling under the weather (read: sweaty) and still kept cool.

2. The pad is a legit size: Think of those really long pads that work for overnight purposes or even taller people—that's about the size you're working with when you're wearing the sleep short. The beauty is that, when you're sleeping, leaks are on the loose, so the extra inches in the width and length ensures you're covered from all angles, whether you're a really still sleeper, or one of those tornado types.

3. It's for sleep, but it works for day, too. I've worn these shorts to work. Under jeans, under leggings around the house. You cannot see them. I swear! They're just as seamless as the edges of the Knix underwear, thanks to the bonded technology and four-way stretch.

4. It doesn't dig into your tender spots. Just like my aforementioned cotton shorts, there was major attention paid to the design and construction of the Dream Short. The entire piece is seamfree, and the waistband is soft-bonded, meaning it keeps you held in but doesn't dig into skin. 

5. You can avoid all of the aforementioned drama and production that I listed at the beginning of the story. You're welcome. 

BRB, going to order 5 more Dream Shorts.

 

 

Catalyst Bra Sizing
Fits snug at first, relaxes after 1 wear.
Your Bra Size
Knix Size
PumpEase Bra Sizing
Your Bra Size
PumpEase Bra Size
Leakproof Nursing Bra Sizing
Your Bra Size
Knix Size
Leakproof Pads Sizing
Cups
M A-D
XL DD-G
Longevity Bra Sizing
Band (in) Band (cm)
S 32" 81cm
M 34" 86cm
L 36" 91.5cm
XL 38" 96.5cm
Sizing
Your Bra Size
Knix Size
Your Bra Size
Knix Size
Evolution Tank Sizing
Band (in) Band (cm)
S 32" 81cm
M 34" 86cm
L 36" 91.5cm
XL 38" 96.5cm
XXL 40" 101.6cm

*Cup ranges from A-DD

The Every Bodysuit Sizing
Band (in) Band (cm)
S 32" 81cm
M 34" 86cm
L 36" 91.5cm
XL 38" 96.5cm
XXL 40" 101.6cm

*Bodysuits fit up to a DD cup.

Racerback Sizing
Band (in) Band (cm)
S 32" 81cm
M 34" 86cm
L 36" 91.5cm
XL 38" 96.5cm
XXL 40" 101.6cm

*Cup ranges from A-DD

Underwear
Hips (in) Hips (cm) Pant
S 33"-37" 84-94 2-6
M 38"-41" 96-104 8-10
L 42"-44" 106-112 12-14
XL 45"-47" 114-120 16-18
XXL 48"-50" 122-128 20-22
One Piece
Band (in) Fits Cups
S 32" A-DD
S+ 32" E-G
M 34" A-DD
M+ 34" E-G
L 36" A-DD
L+ 36" E-G
XL 38" A-DD
XL+ 38" E-G
XXL 40" A-DD
XXL+ 40" E-G
Don't Sweat It T-Shirt
Bust (in) Natural Waist (in) Hips (in)
S 33"-35" 26"-28" 36"-38"
M 36"-37" 29"-30" 39"-40"
L 38"-40" 31"-33" 41"-43"
XL 41"-43" 34"-36" 44"-46"
XXL 44"-45" 37"-38" 47"-48"
XXXL 46"-48" 39"-41" 49"-51"
Lounge
Socks Sizing
US UK EU
S 6-8 3.5-5.5 36-38.5
M 8.5-10 6-7.5 39-42
How To Measure
Our bras will fit a bit differently than you’re used to, so we encourage you to use the guide below to find your perfect size.

Please wear an unpadded or lightly lined bra while taking these measurements (compression bras and padded bras will alter the results).
Band Size (Ribcage measurement)
Measure snugly around your ribcage, directly under your bust. Add 2” to your underbust measurement, & round up to the closest even number.
31” + 2” = 33”, rounded up to 34” Band size = 34”
Cup Size (Full bust measurement)
Wrap the measuring tape snugly around the fullest part of your bust. Compare yourfull bust measurement to the ribcage measurement that you took (please use the initial measurement result before adding two inches or rounding up to the nearest even number). For every inch difference, add a cup size.
31” ribcage measurement & 36” across-bust measurement = 5” difference
Go up 5 cup sizes. Cup size = 34DD
Cup Size Guide
Bra Size Chart
Your Bra Size
Knix Size
Band (in) Band (cm)
S 32" 81cm
M 34" 86cm
L 36" 91.5cm
XL 38" 96.5cm
XXL 40" 101.6cm
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