Shinesty Review

If you’ve ever wanted to get a crazy unique outfit that requires a huge amount of confidence but you didn’t know where to get it, you’re in the right place.

We tested: Shinesty The Big Bang
Glow In The Dark Constellation Cheeky Underwear

In this article, I will review one of the craziest, most unique clothing brands in the world – Shinesty. After reading this article you will become more familiar with the brand, their mission, founders, and most importantly – their best-selling products.

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About Shinesty

Shinesty is a novelty clothing brand founded in 2014 by Chris White and Jens Nicolaysen. Chris and Jens met each other while studying at the University of Colorado Boulder. They enjoyed themed parties and they were not the only ones. That’s what led them to a fashion e-commerce business. Shinesty was born to keep their crazy dress-up party dreams alive.

At first, they started selling vintage clothes before specializing in all things colorful and bizarre. They sell insanely popular suits with crazy patterns, unusual underwear, and other everyday wear.

Their mission is, as they say – to force the world to take itself less seriously.


  • Excellent quality
  • Affordable prices
  • 100% unique apparel
  • Free shipping and returns
  • Huge variety of products


  • Shinesty products are offbeat, therefore they’re not for everyone

Shinesty Products Review

Unpacking Shinesty Package

Shinesty has hundreds of products divided into several categories – underwear, swim, tops, bottoms, pajamas, suits, dresses, accessories, and build-a-pack.

Women’s Underwear

Since I’ve tried several pieces of Shinesty underwear I’m going to share my personal experience with each one of them.

First of all, Shinestry makes underwear for both men and women. And there sooo many different patterns and styles. For us, women, there are cheekies, thongs, cooling undies, bikinis, boyshorts, and bralettes.

Shinesty The Big Bang Review

Big Bang is definitely my favorite piece of underwear. At first, I thought there are constellations, but when I looked closer, I was like “ooooh, so that’s what this is about…”

Also, these cheekies glow in the dark. Could it get any better?

The cheekies are super soft and comfortable. They feature an elastic band and a perfect booty cut. You should be careful when choosing the size since the cheekies have a high waist. If you pick a smaller size it might be too squeezy around the waist.

The cheekies are made of MicoModal – fabric 3 times soften than cotton and they come in 6 different sizes.

Shinesty The Juicy Fruit Pineapple Seamless Thong Review

This thong is amazing! I love it. It fits perfectly, and the material is sooo lightweight. The thong is seamless meaning no show, no matter what. The body of the thong is made from 75% nylon and 25% spandex, while the liner is made of 100% breathable cotton.

Thongs come in 6 different sizes as well.

Shinesty The Bongstera Tropical Weed Bralette Review

“I love wearing my bra” said not a single lady in the universe. Instead of wearing bras and panties, pick a bralette top instead. Shinesty bralettes are made of MicroModal, fabric 3 times softer than cotton.

I tried The Bongstera, Tropical Weed Bralette and I’m amazed! The bralette features adjustable stripes and an elastic chest band for support. Also, this bralette has no underwire or padding for maximum comfort. Personally, I think the bralette is amazing, but I don’t think ladies with fuller busts would love this as much as I do. I wear B-cup bras.

Shinesty bralettes are made from 95% MicroModal and 5% spandex.

Men’s Underwear

Shinesty The 3rd Leg Elephant Ball Hammock® Pouch Underwear Review

Shinesty has developed Ball Hammock® pouch technology. This technology keeps your family jewels away from the crowd. The specially designed pouch gives your nuts extra space to stay comfortable.

The 3rd Leg pattern is so loud and unique, no wonder it’s one of the best-selling underwear items. Besides the ball hammock, it features a 4-way stretch, a gusseted crotch, and no itch flatlock stitching. The underwear is made from MicroModal, meaning they are super soft, ultra-breathable, and sweat-wicking.

Ball Hammock® Pouch technology is available in Standard, Trunk, Brief, Long Leg, and Cooling types of men’s underwear.

Shinesty Suits Review

If you were impressed with undie patterns, the suits will blow you away. Wearing one of the Shinesty suits at a theme party will change the entire course of the party.

Shinesty The Alpha American Flag Ultimate Suit Review

Shinesty launched a collection called The Ultimate Stretch Suit and one of the best-selling pieces is The Alpha – American Flag Ultimate Suit. This athletic stretch suit is super soft and ultra stretchy, it doesn’t wrinkle, and it’s water-resistant and anti-microbial. Wow!

But that’s not all.

All The Ultimate Stretch Suits, including The Alpha, have a secret key carabiner, a detachable bottle opener, a hidden zipper pocket, an RFID passport/credit card pocket, a fold-out pocket square, and a cigar pocket.

Okay, again, WOW!

Speaking of the pants, they feature a hidden side zip pocket for your phone and a silicone grip waistband.

Shinesty Pajamas Review

Shinesty keeps shining even in the Pajamas category. They have soooo many crazy good pajamas for both men and women. Also, let’s not forget the Couples matching option.

Let’s have a look at my favorite one.

Shinesty The Hot Cocoa-cuzzi Womens Gingerbread Pajama Review

We’ve got used to those Christmas ‘jamas but this pattern is something entirely different. I’d describe them as love at first sight.

The Hot Cocoa-cuzzi pj-s are made of 95% polyester and 5% spandex meaning they are super soft and stretchy. They feature a hidden pocket in the sleeve cuff, a chest pocket, and a remote pocket on the upper left sleeve.

This is a Christmas must-have.

Shinesty Subscription

Shinesty subscription is the most popular feature among its customers. The process is quite simple – first, you pick a style, then, a favorite pair, and after that Shinesty will ship your favorite pair of undies with the wildest patterns every month, every other month, or every three months.

Of course, you can cancel or pause the subscription whenever you want.

There’s more… If you subscribe, you’ll get up to 35% off 8+ styles of his + her underwear with FREE shipping every time. Also, you’ll get exclusive monthly prints.

Shinesty Customer Reviews

Here’s the most important part. Who can judge a brand better than us, customers? I love my Shinesty underwear, but let’s check out what men say about the Ball Hammock pouch.

On Amazon, Shinesty Men’s Ball Hammock Pouch Boxer Briefs have 5000+ reviews and the product has a 4.5-star rating. Wow!

Here are some – I bought these for my husband and he wants 10 more pair of them. He said the hammock in them is great. He has no pain and everything is supported.

I got these for my boyfriend and he absolutely loves them. He is 6’3 and the Large size fit perfect. He says they’re his favorite underwear! I’ll very likely buy more for him.

Now, we know, that there’s no way all 5000 customers are satisfied with Shinesty. Let’s have a look at the negative comments and issues they have in common.

Most customers complained about the missing fly feature.

They don’t have a flap in front for easy access. Other than that they are great.

What would otherwise be excellent boxers are useless because it has no front flap for easy access to take a tinkle. My bf immediately changed into his usual boxer-briefs after realizing. If you’re going to charge $30 for a single pair of underwear, I expect all of the usual conveniences to be there.

The thing they didn’t realize is that Shinesty offers boxer briefs with and without fly. It’s up to you to choose.

Speaking of other review websites,, for example, Shinesty scores an impressive 4.5 rating.

Shinesty Shipping and Return Policies

If you choose a one-time purchase you won’t just pay slightly more, but you will have to pay standard shipping rates as well. You can get free shipping with coupons, though. On the other hand, if you subscribe, you’ll get free shipping and a discount on each product.

Speaking of returns, Shinesty offers free exchanges and returns for all US orders within 30 days from the purchase. Merchandise must be unworn, unwashed, and unaltered.

Also, there’s a “Love it or it’s free” promotion where you can purchase undies, try them out, and if you don’t like them, you’ll get your money back.

Is Shinesty Worth The Hype?

Does Santa have a beard? Yes, definitely, but as I mentioned in the cons section, this brand isn’t for everyone. Only if you have a crazy amount of confidence and you’re prepared to have all eyes on you, you will be able to proudly wear Shinesty products.

The products are not super expensive, the prices are reasonable, and there are so many options that it’s quite a challenge to pick one pattern only. The products, such as men’s undies feature a unique Ball Hammock Pouch technology that apparently men love. Not to mention ultra stretchy suits.

Also, the great thing is that customers LOVE Shinesty subscription. There are so many positive reviews, so it’s definitely something you should give a try.

In my personal opinion, the world definitely needs a brand like Shinesty, because we really have to take ourselves less seriously.

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