RubyLove (PantyProp) Leak-Proof Underwear & Swimwear | Full Review

Is it Your Goldilocks Panty?

A woman with a mission to improve people’s lives by creating and selling undergarments that stop embarrassing leaks founded PantyProp in 2015. Crystal Etienne spent years testing products for the best design and security technology for period underwear.

PantyProp leak-proof underwear comes in an enormous range of colors and patterns compared to a lot of other period panty brands. You can wear them alone or with a pad, cup or tampon.

How They Work

PantyProp panties offer absorbency all on their own, but they also have a special type of mesh panel built into the crotch of the panties that helps to keep a standard-sized menstrual pad in place so that it doesn’t move around. They suggest that you use their panty with their reusable double-sided pads.

Layers:

PantyProp has two layers:

  • Dri-fit mesh that’s made to hold a pad in place
  • A layer of absorbent cotton.

They don’t use any PUL.

Absorbency:

Heavy: All PantyProp menstrual underwear and swimwear should absorb 2.5 tampons worth of fluid.

 

Care:

PantyProp panties and swimwear can be machine washed and dried on low heat, and they’re expected to last up to three years.

PantyProp Styles

Price range: $17.99 to $110

PantyProp has four styles of period underwear, plus a line of swimwear.

For the undies, you can choose from:

  1. Bikini Underwear
  2. Hipster Underwear
  3. Hi-Cut Underwear
  4. Tween/Teen Underwear

(1) Propkini – Bikini Underwear

http://www.pantyprop.com/propkini-period-panties

Propkini is the brand’s bikini style period undies. You get leak-proof coverage in the crotch-only with this style; it doesn’t extend up to the front or back waistband. These have a mid-rise waist, medium coverage in the back and a high-cut leg. They come in about 15 distinct colors, which is awesome if you’re picky about the color of your panties.

  • Absorbency: Heavy
  • Sizes: XS, S, M, L, XL, 2XL, 3XL
  • Colors: Royale, Black, Real Grey, Blueberry, Dark Blue, Orchid, Cream, Black Web, Coral, Pale Pink, Deep Red, Amazing, Mocha, Soft Lines, Pure Forest
  • Materials:
    • Body: 82% interlock twist yarn (ITY) knit blend, 18% spandex
    • Gusset: Two layers of absorbent cotton and dri-tech mesh
  • Price: $17.99-$19.99

(2) Propster – Hipster Underwear

https://www.pantyprop.com/propster-period-panties

These are super-cute menstrual panties that work well with your low-rise pants or shorts. The Propster has a low rise and full coverage.

  • Absorbency: Heavy
  • Sizes: XS, S, M, L, XL, 2XL, 3XL
  • Colors: Black, Scarlet, Dark Blue, Real Grey, Calypso (vibrant blue), Cocoa, Orchid, French Vanilla, Soft Blue, Plum, Pink, Rust, Royal, Fire Red, Coral, Slate, Olive, Yellow, Black Stripes, Playful (Polka dots), Classy (Tartan-inspired)
  • Materials:
    • Body: 82% interlock twist yarn (ITY) knit blend, 18% spandex
    • Gusset: Two layers of absorbent cotton and dri-tech mesh
  • Price: $17.99-$19.99

(3) Hi-Cut – High-Cut Underwear

https://www.pantyprop.com/hi-cut-period-underwear

PantyProp’s Hi-Cut menstrual underwear have high-cut legs but full coverage that goes above the belly button. This can have a welcoming warming effect when it’s your time of the month.

  • Absorbency: Heavy
  • Sizes: XS, S, M, L, XL, 2XL, 3XL
  • Colors: Black, Blue, Pale Blue, Sand, Light Pink, Tea (a camo-inspired print), Whirl (magenta with circles), Smoke
  • Materials:
    • Body: 82% interlock twist yarn (ITY) knit blend, 18% spandex
    • Gusset: Two layers of absorbent cotton and dri-tech mesh
  • Price: $22.99

(4) PropTween

https://www.pantyprop.com/hi-cut-period-underwear

PantyProp’s PropTween collection provides a huge choice in colors with bikini-style period underwear in sizes to fit young teens. They use the same technology as the adult collections.

  • Absorbency: Heavy
  • Sizes: XS, S, M, L
  • Colors: Stripe Me, Black, Bubblegum, Black & Blue, Candy Polka, Powder Blue, Puzzle, Light Coffee, Bubblegum Polka, Sky, Black & Pink, Black Polka, Perfect Blue, Stars, Purple Polka, Purple Burst, Yellow Burst, Bright Line, Mocha Polka, Neon Sherbet, Grey, Mocha, Pretty Plaid, Polka Dot, Pink Polka, Cherry, Blue Pink, Pretty Pink, Amaze, Olive, Ginger, Pale Pink, Bonita Polka, Lavender.
  • Materials:
    • Body: 82% interlock twist yarn (ITY) knit blend, 18% spandex
    • Gusset: Two layers of absorbent cotton and dri-tech mesh
  • Price: $15.99-1799

PropSwim Styles

The PantyProp Swim line includes:

  1. One-Piece Swim
  2. Two-Piece Swim
  3. Swim Bottoms

https://www.pantyprop.com/propswim-period-swimwear

PantyProp has been selling a line of leak-proof swimwear since 2015. Wear them with a pad, tampon, cup or on their own. If you wear them with a pad, make sure to remove it and change it for a dry one once you get out of the water.

This period swimwear looks just like regular swimwear on the outside. In other words, no one’s going to know you’re wearing them!

(1) PropSwim Swimwear One-Pieces

(1.1) Racerback One-Piece

This leak-proof bathing suit has a sporty racerback style and comes in several vibrant prints.

  • Absorbency: Heavy
  • Sizes: Juniors, XS, S, M, L, XL, XXL, 3XL
  • Colors: Black, Print, Galaxy, Graffiti, Paint, Splash, Canary, Graphic
  • Materials:
    • Body: 80% nylon, 20% stretch spandex
    • Gusset: One layer of absorbent cotton and dri-tech mesh
  • Price: $79.99

 

(1.2) Ruffles One-Piece

This is a feminine and flirty one-shoulder style.

  • Absorbency: Heavy
  • Sizes: Juniors, XS, S, M, L, XL, XXL, 3XL
  • Colors: Black, Blue, Carib
  • Materials:
    • Body: 80% nylon, 20% stretch spandex
    • Gusset: One layer of absorbent cotton and dri-tech mesh
  • Price: $79.99

 

(1.3) Classic One-Piece

This is the classic type of swimsuit you’d wear in a swimming competition. If you like classic, this is a great suit for you.

Carnival, Pretty, Lightning, Black, Sky Stripe

  • Absorbency: Heavy
  • Sizes: Juniors, XS, S, M, L, XL, XXL, 3XL
  • Colors: See individual listings above
  • Materials:
    • Body: 80% nylon, 20% stretch spandex
    • Gusset: One layer of absorbent cotton and dri-tech mesh
  • Price: $79.99

 

(1.4) Off-the-Shoulder Ruffle One-Piece

Show off your shoulders with this bathing suit that has feminine ruffles.

  • Absorbency: Heavy
  • Sizes: XS, S, M, L, XL, XXL, XXXL
  • Colors: Black, Blossom, Pink
  • Materials:
    • Body: 80% nylon, 20% stretch spandex
    • Gusset: One layer of absorbent cotton and dri-tech mesh
  • Price: $79.99

 

(1.5) Swim Dress One-Piece

If you don’t like to show too much skin, a swim dress is a nice swimsuit alternative. Stay modest with this swim dress from PantyProp that’s also leak-proof. It has a halter-tie on top and a medium-deep neck.

  • Absorbency: Heavy
  • Sizes: XS, S, M, L, XL, XXL
  • Colors: Black, French Rose, Flora
  • Materials:
    • Body: 80% nylon, 20% stretch spandex
    • Gusset: One layer of absorbent cotton and dri-tech mesh
  • Price: $110

 

(1.6) Long-Sleeve One-Piece

This long sleeve swimsuit supplies rash-guard coverage for your upper body (back, neckline and arms), and it also protects against period leaks.

  • Absorbency: Heavy
  • Sizes: XS, S, M, L, XL, XXL
  • Colors: Resort Pink, Resort Black, Resort Play
  • Materials:
    • Body: 80% nylon, 20% stretch spandex
    • Gusset: One layer of absorbent cotton and dri-tech mesh
  • Price: $99

 

(1.7) Skinsuit One-Piece

This is surfer-style swimwear with short sleeves and shorts-style legs. It zips up in the front and fully covers your back and neckline, with a high neck that’s kind of like a mock turtleneck. The coverage acts as a rash guard, so you don’t get skin irritation from friction against a surfboard or boogie board or extended exposure to the sun.

  • Absorbency: Heavy
  • Sizes: Juniors, XS, S, M, L, XL, XXL, 3XL
  • Colors: Splash, Galaxy, Black
  • Materials:
    • Body: 80% nylon, 20% stretch spandex
    • Gusset: One layer of absorbent cotton and dri-tech mesh
  • Price: $109.99

(2) PantyProp Two-piece Swimwear

(2.1) Classic Two-Piece With Ties on Top and Bottom

This is the swimsuit to choose if you want a string-bikini look that also protects against leaks.

  • Absorbency: Heavy
  • Sizes: Juniors, XS, S, M, L, XL, XXL, 3XL
  • Colors: Black, Fantastic, Blue, Polka
  • Materials:
    • Body: 80% nylon, 20% stretch spandex
    • Gusset: One layer of absorbent cotton and dri-tech mesh
  • Price: $69.99

 

(2.2) Classic Two-Piece With Ties on Top Only

Ties on the top, hipster on the bottom. Enough said!

  • Absorbency: Heavy
  • Sizes: Juniors, XS, S, M, L, XL, XXL, 3XL
  • Colors: Tribe, Pretty Pink Stripe
  • Materials:
    • Body: 80% nylon, 20% stretch spandex
    • Gusset: One layer of absorbent cotton and dri-tech mesh
  • Price: $69.99

 

(2.3) Ruffle Two-Piece

This bikini has a retro pin-up look. The top has crisscross straps in the back and ruffles in the front. The bottoms are simple hipster style.

  • Absorbency: Heavy
  • Sizes: Juniors, XS, S, M, L, XL, XXL, 3XL
  • Colors: Bloom. Fun, Polka, Hot Pink, Black
  • Materials:
    • Body: 80% nylon, 20% stretch spandex
    • Gusset: One layer of absorbent cotton and dri-tech mesh
  • Price: $69.99

 

 

(2.4) Tankini Handkerchief Ruffle

The PantyProp Tankini Handkerchief Ruffle swimsuit has a cute bohemian vibe. The fit is loose enough around your midsection that you can feel comfy chillax at poolside, even when it’s your time of the month. It has a halter-style tie on top and a deep V-neck.

  • Absorbency: Heavy
  • Sizes: Juniors, XS, S, M, L, XL, XXL, 3XL
  • Colors: Black, Blue
  • Materials:
    • Body: 80% nylon, 20% stretch spandex
    • Gusset: One layer of absorbent cotton and dri-tech mesh
  • Price: $89.99

(3) Swim Bottoms

You can mix and match these swim bottoms with any top.

 

(3.1) Hipster Swim Bottoms

This hipster style is just like their Hipster/Propster panties but made for the pool.

  • Absorbency: Heavy
  • Sizes: Juniors, XS, S, M, L, XL, XXL, 3XL
  • Colors: Black, Navy Sailor Blue, Berry, Pink Diamond
  • Materials:
    • Body: 80% nylon, 20% stretch spandex
    • Gusset: One layer of absorbent cotton and dri-tech mesh
  • Price: $39.99

 

(3.2) Bikini Swim Bottoms

This style has a classic bikini cut.

  • Absorbency: Heavy
  • Sizes: Juniors, XS, S, M, L, XL, XXL, 3XL
  • Colors: Black Classic, Blue Classic, Pretty Classic
  • Materials:
    • Body: 80% nylon, 20% stretch spandex
    • Gusset: One layer of absorbent cotton and dri-tech mesh
  • Price: $79.99

 

(3.3) Classic Double-Tie Swim Bottoms

A bikini bottom with sides that tie.

  • Absorbency: Heavy
  • Sizes: Juniors, XS, S, M, L, XL, XXL, 3XL
  • Colors: Black, Blue, Zig Zag
  • Materials:
    • Body: 80% nylon, 20% stretch spandex
    • Gusset: One layer of absorbent cotton and dri-tech mesh
  • Price: $44.99

PantyProp Customer Reviews

The reviews of PantyProp all say they work as intended. PantyProp says their undies have a four-way stretch and should feel “comfortably snug,” but some people felt that they squeezed too much, like a pair of Spanx. The other main issue seems to be that the absorbent part is only in the crotch and doesn’t extend up to the front or back waistband in any of these panties.

“I do know that if anyone is considering PantyProp, it will 100% be worth it.” – Kathryn L., HelloGiggles.com Review

“Overall, I like the concept, but the actual product should have the waterproof layer extended more to the front and back of the underwear.” – MT, MenstrualCupReviews.net Review

“All I cared about was if they worked, and they def did. I hate being at work worrying about stains, I work outside as a police officer and sometimes it is difficult to change often. They work.” – Kaliana, MenstrualCupReviews.net

PantyProp Final Say

PantyProp leak-proof underwear is designed with the pad-wearer in mind, so if that’s you, you should definitely check these out. The mesh pocket will hold a standard-sized pad in place, so it won’t slide or cause chafing.

These panties come in a huge assortment of colors, so you can get the color you want or a whole bunch of colors if you’re the type of girl who likes to match her undies to her outfit. They offer tons of swim options, which is pretty cool, too.

Their return policy is strict; you can only get a full refund if they’ve sent you the wrong product by mistake. You can potentially make an exchange, but it can take up to 30 days for them to complete it. To avoid the need for exchanges or returns, PantyProp provides detailed sizing info on their site, with instructions on where to measure your body to make sure you get the right size.

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  1. Overall Score
    10

    They don’t work – ordered four pairs and they all leaked. Customer service didn’t stand by product and blocked me on social media. BAD company! Reported to BBB

    + PROS: The idea
    - CONS: Product didn’t work, terrible customer service.
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  2. They have terrible customer service! Please save yourself the money and learn from my mistake. Don’t bother ordering from them 🙁 I wish they had worked… we’d be happily buying more pairs if they were willing to help even a smidge. However, not responding to emails for 2 months, finally giving me a number via facebook, blocking me from commenting on facebook when I wasn’t even rude in my comment, and offering an exchange for swimwear once it’s no longer swim season all while blaming me for their poor customer service. Trust me, find another company with a comparable product.

  3. I ordered a bundle of 4 underwear from Ruby Love. The first thing I noticed when receiving these was the awkward mesh netting around the edges of the padded part of the underwear. As there are no photos online showing the inner padded bit of the underwear specifically, I thought I was mislead, and bought period underwear that strictly required one of their reusable pads to go in them. I went back on their website and read that they can be used with or without the pads, which still seemed weird to me, but I tried them on anyways. After wearing them for one day, I could noticeably feel the mesh lining, particularly at the top of the padded bit, where the mesh lining joins to form a thick seam – this was quite uncomfortable and irritated my skin.

    Furthermore, after putting them in the wash, I noticed the padded inner layer of the underwear was not sewn into the garment. It had become all tangled, clumped and folded up under the fabric, and I struggled to flatten it out again. This was also not specified online, so again I felt mislead.

    I wrote to Ruby Love and asked why these problems had risen, and if they could offer any feedback, or ideally some sort of refund or exchange. They were very negligent and simply told me to read the refund policy, and refused to provide any information or advice on the problems I was experiencing with my garment, and would not allow me to return my product. I decided to comment on their Facebook and Instagram page to warn others of their negligence, and they proceeded to delete my comments and block me… Very frustrating dealing with them, wish I could get my money back. Would recommend Thinx or ModiBodi instead for great undies !

  4. Overall Score
    10

    I ordered a 4 pack of period underwear and when I received them they were a full size too small. Beware that their size chart does not match the label on the underwear. The underwear also has a gusset for removable pads that they sell. This is not a feature that they picture on their website and if you are not into a mesh gusset rubbing against your privates you are out of luck because they apparently don’t offer refunds for any circumstance. I was offered to exchange, so I chose a different style hoping for a better fit. There was a price difference and they agreed to credit me the difference. Today I received just one pair of underwear and the label on the underwear is a different than the first pair I ordered even though I ordered the same size. The other color I ordered is out of stock and there is only one color to choose for replacement. Customer service has yet to respond to me. I did not receive mt credit either.

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    • Horrible company Ruby Love are scammers. February order still haven’t received exchange! No replies customer service is non existent.

  5. Overall Score
    10

    I’m going to post this everywhere. So others can be aware, and research and make an informed decision. This is my experience. Please if anyone is looking into buying menstrual panties DO NOT USE Ruby Love AKA Panty Prop. I have waited over a month for an order I placed back in March. I emailed the company several times asking for an update or a tracking number.. info on where my order is… NOTHING they have failed to respond. I then ended up opening a Paypal claim hoping to get their attention, nope no response to the claim no response to my inquiry. I found them on Facebook today alive and well making posts, but still could not be bothered to answer my emails for support. So I called them out on their website page in the comments section. They then deleted my comment and blocked me from being able to comment on their page. How is that for transparency? Real professional! I then called them and received a blanket response claiming because they are in New York they were effected the most by the pandemic and they apologize but shipping times are delayed. I asked why this was not conveyed to me when I had messaged them several times, why they failed to respond to me, why I had to call them out on FB before they would respond to me? She tells me she is sorry but they are short staffed. She tells me that they do not offer refunds at all under any circumstances and because a claim with Paypal was opened they aren’t shipping the items. So you mean to tell me after almost 2 months of waiting the package never even shipped? I didn’t make the Paypal claim till after waiting over a month. I said good I do not want them I ALREADY REPLACED THEM FROM ANOTHER COMPANY I WANT MY REFUND. She tells me they don’t give refunds. I ask so you mean to tell me you had not shipped my item at all in over a month, you failed to respond to any of my inquiry’s about my order, and then you will keep my money and your product? How is that fair? She just repeats that they don’t issue refunds for any reason. I said that is theft you can not keep someones money and not send them the product. I want a refund. Then I get placed on hold and eventually another female comes on the phone sounds like a fat smoker breathing heavy into the phone with her raspy voice talking loud, I ended up having to cuss her out after the attitude she wanted to give to me. This company cares nothing for their customers and provide zero support, when you call them out on their s*** they will remove any bad reviews, make excuses for everything, then treat you rudely when you complain. This company is the most unprofessional POS I have dealt with this year. DO NOT INVEST YOUR MONEY INTO THEIR PRODUCTS. After waiting over a month with no product no response and no idea what is going on with my order I finally paid the higher price and bought from THINX who by the way is ALSO shipping from New York during the pandemic. Imagine that I received my order within a week from when I placed it from THINX and without having to contact them endlessly to know when it would be arriving. I was given a tracking number and knew what was going on every step of the way. Sometimes saving money on a product is not worth the hassle you have to deal with in the end I should have just chose THINX from the start. Be warned and look up reviews online from multiple sources before committing to an online purchase, I wish I had because I’m not the only one complaining.

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  6. Overall Score
    10

    The vision is brilliant, the customer service (took 3 weeks and 6+ attempts for me to get a response) and exchange policy (you pay all the shipping costs for exhanges & there are no returns FYI) are why I will not be a returning costumer. I should have paid more attention to all the other similar reviews I read…. Processing and shipping take up to a month. I wanted to support this company and vision, but alas will not be a returning customer.

    + PROS: Vision
    - CONS: The vision is brilliant, the customer service (took 3 weeks and 6+ attempts for me to get a response) and exchange policy (you pay all the shipping costs for exhanges & there are no returns FYI) are why I will not be a returning costumer. I should have paid more attention to all the other similar reviews I read.... Processing and shipping take up to a month. I wanted to support this company and vision, but alas will not be a returning customer. Haven't tried product yet. Daughter does not think the gusset will be comfortable....
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  7. Overall Score
    10

    TERRIBLE PRODUCT! TERRIBLE COMPANY! DO NOT WASTE YOUR MONEY. HORRIBLE ABSOLUTELY HORRIBLE CUSTOMER SERVICE

    + PROS: great if you want to waste your money
    - CONS: will never offer refund for anything that they screw up.
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  8. I WROTE THEM ABOUT SWIMWEAR SIZING AND NEVER RECIEVED A RESPONSE.

  9. Overall Score
    30

    Despite referring to the sizing chart before I ordered, the four pairs I received fit small. I haven’t used them yet (just tried on one pair, briefly) so I can’t speak to their effectiveness, however, the gusset seems extremely short to me. Considering it’s the only part of the panty that is absorbent, I have a hard time believing they will be leak-proof. They are not really what I would consider full-coverage. I’m very disappointed.

    + PROS: Great idea, wish it was executed better.
    - CONS: Absorbent panel in gusset is way too short.
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