Posts tagged "underwear"

In Brief Praise Of Your Crappy Underwear

I have a drawer full of underwear that probably shouldn’t see the light of day. There are ancient relics in there from college, stretched out, saggy bags of faded cotton that do little more than assure me I’m not completely bare down there. There’s a clutch of underwear reserved for the great blood moon, set…

Megan Reynolds / August 5, 2015

14 Summer Wardrobe Malfunctions & The Basics You Need To Survive Them

Sweat through your shirt? There’s a bra for that.

Claire Hannum / June 1, 2015

Thank Us Later: Kotex Lightdays Will Change Your Life

When it comes to period-related products, there’s very little I haven’t tried on the basis of professional curiosity (that profession being having a vagina). Pads were instantly annoying, and immediately discarded. I became so proficient with tampons at an early age, I once coached a fellow eighth grader on how to use one for the first…

Beejoli Shah / March 10, 2015

Here’s The Super-Catchy Song In The Hanes Ad That’s Playing Before All Of Your YouTube Videos

There’s a Hanes commercial that’s playing before all of my YouTube videos these days that features, in typical underwear-ad fashion, very, very fit women doing silly dances and backward somersaults in their soft-filtered, pastel-and-white bedrooms while not getting dressed (but pretending to be in the process of getting dressed). I don’t know about anyone else,…

Rebecca Vipond Brink / December 29, 2014

The World’s First Line Of Gender-Neutral Undies Has Something For Everyone

Married couple Abby Sugar and Sylvie Lardeux launched the Play Out underwear line in 2011 because they were sick of only finding cliche feminine designs when they went underwear shopping. They found the designs on men’s undies more fun and wanted to make that aesthetic available to women. Sugar told the Daily Mail that once they released…

Claire Hannum / November 5, 2014

Been There, Bra-ed That: The Trials Of Finding The Right Bra

I’m the kind of girl who wears a bra all the time.  I haven’t gone completely bra-less since 1993. My version of going bra-less is a bralet under a shelf bra, with my arms folded, propped upon a pillow as I watch Netflix Sunday mornings. Unless I bring my pair to the party, good luck…

Sophie Leon / August 20, 2014

Happy National Underwear Day! If Panties Could Talk, What Would They Say?

It’s National Underwear Day! (Yes, it’s a thing.) In honor of this obscure holiday, let’s all take a moment to appreciate our panties. Reflect for a moment about the pair you put on this morning, and say thank you. Thank you, panties, for getting us through the good times and the bad. Week after week, they’ve covered our cracks,…

Sophie Leon / August 5, 2014

The 9 Thoughts You Have When Trying On Spanx For The First Time

I am not typically a spanx wearer, not because I am opposed to them, mostly because I am lazy and have not gone anywhere fancy enough where I felt like I needed to look impeccable enough to warrant spanx. However, sometimes you just want to fit into that two-dollar bodycon dress from Forever21 and not…

College Candy / July 25, 2014

These Undies Were Made Specially For Your Period

Three forward-thinking women have put their heads together to create the ultimate in lingerie — pretty, stain-resistant underwear meant to help you survive your period without ruined clothes and embarrassing moments. Why didn’t anyone come up with this sooner!?

The panties are called THINX, and they’re the brain child of twin sisters Radha…

Claire Hannum / July 15, 2014

5 Reasons To Go Commando This Fourth Of July

Nothing says Independence Day quite like exercising your freedom to go commando! Thanks to certain female celebrities who can’t keep their cha-cha’s away from paparazzi camera lenses, lots of women have developed a fear of going panty-free, since they’d like to keep their privates, well…private. But I’m here to tell you why you should consider…

Katie Oldenburg / July 4, 2014

Must Haves: 7 No-Show Panties

We have all been there. You put on a pair of white shorts, stretchy leggings, a jersey skirt or a chiffon dress and proudly strut out the door only to realize that in the light of day, your outfit is straight up see-through. Your ass walks down the street saying “GOOD DAY!” to everyone it…

Sophie Leon / July 3, 2014

A Picture Story: My Leftover Lingerie

I have this weird thing about lingerie. As soon as I decide to wear something sexy for a guy I’m seeing, I find myself both mentally unwilling and physically unable to re-wear that schoolgirl uniform, teddy, or what have you, for anyone else. For starters, I feel like it’s a form of sloppy seconds, a…

Anonymous / February 14, 2014

The Fifty Shades Of Grey Lingerie Collection Is Tamer Than We Expected

Fifty Shades Of Grey author E. L. James may not be the best writer, but the woman knows how to make a buck: last month she introduced Fifty Shades lingerie. The line is sold by Swedish retailer KappAhl and features undergarments and nightgowns in red, black and (of course) grey. As you can see i…

Jessica Wakeman / December 9, 2013

The Future Is Here: This “Smart Bra” Will Tell You When You’re Overeating

In case your underwear wasn’t imposing enough already, Microsoft is now working on a “smart bra” that can monitor your heart and skin to prevent overeating. Prototypes of the bras are embedded with sensors that seek out changes in the body’s stress levels and inform the bra’s wearer (How does it inform them exactly? Flashing…

Claire Hannum / December 5, 2013

Call It What You Want, Porscha Starr, But That Looks Like Lingerie For Kids To Me

This picture here?  This is lingerie for kids.  The mesh lace over the belly and the butt?  The lace on the sides?  If I wasn’t convinced already due to my own familiarity with lingerie as a grownup lady, I would turn right to the Porscha Starr press release and its vehement protestations that their lingerie…

Jessica Wakeman / November 22, 2013

New Anti-Rape Shorts For Women Have Special Locks To Prevent Sexual Assault

A company called AR Wear is offering a wearable line of protection for “when things go wrong”. What does that mean exactly? Well, to put it bluntly, they’ve invented anti-rape shorts. AR Wear has taken their product to Indiegogo to gather funding to make these shorts a large-scale reality. Read more on College Candy…

College Candy / November 7, 2013

Chinese High School Bans Colorful Underwear Because Boobs

A Chinese high school has banned girls from wearing “anything but flesh-colored bras and underwear” because colorful delicates are showing through the school’s uniform. Solid-colored bras will evoke one punishment and for patterned bras the punishment will be even higher. Boys, it seems, are still allowed to wear boxer briefs from every color of…

Jessica Wakeman / October 22, 2013

Simple Necessit-Ease Undies Will Waterproof Your Period

Ladies, you thought your underwear was doing its job — keeping your precious lady bits in place, modestly covered and safe from the elements. But you were wrong! You need underwear that does more, more, more! Especially when you’re on your period. May we suggest Simple Necessit-Ease undies? They look like regular panties in every…

Julie Gerstein / September 6, 2013

Why I Threw Away All Of My Lingerie

Originally appeared on Role/Reboot. Republished here with permission.

I threw away all my underwear today. Scratch that. Today, I threw away all of my underwear that would be classified as “lacy little things,” “thongs,” or, in Victoria’s Secret parlance, “cheekies.” Scratchy, itchy, barely-there? It had to go.

I have never lived alone,…

Emily Heist Moss / August 21, 2013

Things I Don’t Understand: Liquid Lapdance Underwear For Men

Warning, the commercial for Liquid Lapdance, the world’s first male undergarment designed specifically for lap dances, is very NSFW and it contains a simulated lap dance that looks nothing like any I’ve ever seen before (and I’ve been to a few strip clubs in my time). But, let’s watch it together and try to make sense…

Ami Angelowicz / August 15, 2013
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