Saturday, 14 December 2019

Reviewed: Pretty Polly Eco-Wear Biodegradable Seamfree Shorts

Pretty Polly sent us several items from their new Eco-Wear range of tights, leggings and underwear.

For more background on the range, read our interview with Pretty Polly Product Manager Caroline Wright.

For our first full review from the Eco-Wear range we will focus on the Pretty Polly Eco-Wear Biodegradable Seamfree Shorts.


First of all let's give some credit to Pretty Polly for housing the Eco-Wear range in recyclable and biodegradable packaging. There is no plastic used at all.

The shorts are housed in a 24cm x 16cm thin card box, that also has a eco appearance.

Material and features

This is what Pretty Polly say about this Eco-Wear product:

"Pretty Polly introduces Eco-Wear, a sustainable range of hosiery, seamfree underwear and leggings made from the first biodegradable polyamide in the world. The yarn is also recyclable. Garments made with this innovative technology will decompose in approximately 3-5 years when properly disposed of in landfill, reducing their environmental impact."

"The new yarn has a beautiful softness and handle which gives the underwear a sense of luxury with balance and comfort combined. The garments are all individually designed for optimum comfort and fit, made to work with the body rather than against it, reinventing the way we think about underwear and movement."

"The Seamfree Eco-Wear Shorts provide extreme soft comfort and superior fit."

You can feel the quality of these Pretty Polly Eco-Wear Biodegradable Seamfree Shorts as soon as you take them out of the packaging. They feel very soft and smooth, and are also stretchy.

The design is the classic rectangular women's short. They are made in Italy from 93% Polyamide and 7% Elastane.

The body is completely seamfree (apart from the waist, leg opening and gusset) for maximum comfort.

The shorts have a 3cm wide waistband.

A gusset has also been included in the design.

Each of the leg openings is finished with a soft 2cm wide cuff.

Sizing, fit and wearing experience

The Pretty Polly Eco-Wear Biodegradable Seamfree Shorts are available in three sizes: SM, ML and XL.

I wore them in an XL size.

I haven't reviewed much underwear at Hosiery For Men, except the exceptional range from Chaffree. I did wonder how shorts designed for women might work on a guy, and whether they might have sufficient depth and room.

Well, there were no concerns at all. The XL size was a perfect fit. The waist stretched comfortably above the waist and hips. The material is really stretchy and moulds to whatever shape you are. Pretty Polly say that the shorts are actually designed to "work with the body".

There was no constriction in the male anatomy area.

Overall the wearing experience was very comfortable and these worked very well for me.

Colour range

The Pretty Polly Eco-Wear Biodegradable Seamfree Shorts are available in three colours:




I wore them in the Black colour.

Price and availability

The Pretty Polly Eco-Wear Biodegradable Seamfree Shorts are priced at £10.00.

You can purchase them directly from the Pretty Polly website.


A top quality garment that really delivers in terms of comfort and a great wearing experience. Because they are designed to "work with the body", these are shorts that will work as a unisex product.

I would definitely buy these and recommend them to Hosiery For Men readers, who are confident enough to try something different when choosing underwear.

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