THE UNDERWEAR

HOW DO DEAR KATES WORK?

Dear Kate’s underthings are made of fabric that has 3 distinct layers to keep you calm and cool at any time of the month.  In case of a mishap, the inner layers wick away and absorb fluids, while the outer layer traps and prevents leaks so you’re kept feeling comfortable and confident. Our breathable, leak resistant panties make embarrassing stains a thing of the past! Dear Kate undies are designed to replace your pantiliner for the light days, or to be worn with your regular pad/tampon routine as backup protection.  Even when you’re not on period, they’re performance wear for everywhere.

WHO CAN WEAR DEAR KATES?

Anyone who wants to join our lingerie liberation can wear Dear Kate underwear. They're perfect for everyday of the month (don't sweat your period ever again).  We make undies for ladies of many different shapes and sizes.  

HOW ARE DEAR KATE UNDERWEAR DIFFERENT FROM OTHER "PERIOD PANTIES?”

Where do we even start? First of all, we don’t use a crinkly plastic film layer or incredibly bulky padding. Dear Kates are breathable and comfortable, and our fun colors and styles range from lacy to sporty.

I HAVE MINOR INCONTINENCE ISSUES. ARE DEAR KATES THE SOLUTION?

Yes. Your Dear Kate panties will protect you from minor incontinence spills, up to 3 three teaspoons at once depending on the style purchased.

WILL MY DEAR KATES REPLACE MY USUAL ROUTINE OF USING SANITARY PADS AND/OR TAMPONS? 

Dear Kates are designed to be worn as backup in addition to your usual tampon/sanitary pad routine. They're an extra layer of protection to prevent spill and stain disasters. Keep in mind that Dear Kate underwear are not designed to stop waterfalls! They are great as a pantiliner replacement, so minor leaks are no longer a problem and you can sleep with peace of mind. Mini lined pairs and thongs hold up to 1 tsp of liquid and fully lined pairs (except thongs) hold up to 3 tsp of liquid. 

WHAT MATERIALS ARE DEAR KATE'S UNDERLUX LINING MADE OF?

The outer body of Underlux is 74% nylon and 26% lycra. The inner gusset is made of 100% micro-polyester.

WHAT DOES DEAR KATE FABRIC FEEL LIKE?

The outer layer of most Dear Kates has a silky, smooth feel that is comfortable and stretchy, similar to a bathing suit material.

HOW DO DEAR KATES DO ALL THIS WHILE STILL BEING SO LIGHT AND SOFT? 

This is what makes the Dear Kate fabric technology so revolutionary! Because we’re keeping you protected, our panties may not be as thin as your slinkiest lingerie, but our fabrics are super soft and the thickness is comparable to the everyday panties that you love to rock.

WILL MY DEAR KATES PROTECT ME FROM MINOR LEAKAGE DUE TO DAILY NON-MENSTRUAL DISCHARGE?

Yup! You got it, sister. Our panties are perfect for anytime of the month so you always stay fierce and fashionable.

WILL PERIOD STAINS SHOW ON MY DEAR KATES?

Don’t worry—the inside layer of your Dear Kates is a stain-releasing fabric, so spots will come out when washed. Plus, our linings are black, so that helps even more. 

I DON'T WANT MY DEAR KATES TO LEAK! WHAT AMOUNT OF LIQUID CAN IT HOLD?

In our tests, the underwear with full linings (except thongs) have held up to 3 teaspoons under pressure and mini linings plus thongs have held up to 1 teaspoon under pressure. Dear Kate panties are proven as a stellar backup for normal period leaks and minor incontinence. Use alongside your normal tampon or maxipad and you’ll be safe and sound!

ARE DEAR KATES GOOD TO WEAR IF I GET FREQUENT (YIKES) YEAST INFECTIONS?

Several customers have told us they appreciate the security of Dear Kates while dealing with discomfort down there. We have tested their air permeability alongside other leading brands of underwear (cotton and synthetic), and the results show that Dear Kates exhibit breathability comparable to regular non-functional garments.

HOW DO I CARE FOR MY DEAR KATES?

You can machine wash all styles in cold water on a delicate cycle and air dry. And remember—NEVER USE FABRIC SOFTENERS OR DRYER SHEETS with Dear Kate panties.

WHY CAN'T I WASH WITH FABRIC SOFTENERS OR DRYER SHEETS?

Fabric softeners and dryer sheets contain compounds that coat individual yarns in a garment during the washing/drying cycle making them feel soft. However, this coating can prevent the fabric from performing and protecting you like it is designed to.

CAN I BUY A DEAR KATE GIFT CARD?

Yes! At this time we offer e-gift cards. The card will be sent to your email address and you can then forward to the recipient. Please visit our gift card product page

CAN YOU HELP ME WITH SIZING?

Sure! Check out our size chart. If you have more questions, feel free to contact us!

DO YOU OFFER PLUS SIZES?

YES! Our Queen Collection includes sizes 1X, 2X, and 3X.

WHERE ARE DEAR KATES MADE?

All Dear Kate underwear is designed and manufactured in New York City!