Watch out for the big girls! A survey of 2,500 adults revealed some surprising statistics about the kind of underwear we buy depending on our size. Size 8 women are more likely to wear granny panties (referred to as “sensible cotton pants” in the study), while size 14 ladies are more likely to go commando. And those size 16 gals? Well, they’re busy “working it” in sexier matching sets. When it comes to making underwear choices, it seems like big girls do it better or at least “sexier.” Keep reading »
There were a lot of things I knew I’d have to think about when we decided to get married. I don’t just mean the lofty “What is marriage for?” questions. I mean the practical questions about the ceremony and party. What I’d be wearing underneath my dress for the big day wasn’t, however, one of the things on my mind.
That is until I watched an episode of “Say Yes to the Dress” in which a former beauty queen is lectured by her father about not wearing a thong to her dress fitting. “Thong” is not a word I would ever want to hear come out of my own father’s mouth, but I guess if that’s their relationship, who am I to judge? Prior to that, however, I wasn’t privy to the entire world that is bridal undergarments — a world wherein you’re not just expected to wear something stain-free and seamless, but sexy too. Indeed, “bridal underwear” is its own species in the genus of undergarments. Keep reading »
Whoa boy, these panties. Perhaps I just don’t live the kind of lifestyle that warrants fringed underwear. After all, underwear that accentuates the mons pubis isn’t for everybody. Or most people? On the upside, I suppose you don’t need to do much shaving and waxing when you wear these guys. [$32, Sugar Kitty Corsets]
As if we weren’t already jealous enough of Julia Restoin-Roitfeld! The model/daughter of ex-French Vogue editor Carine Roitfeld designed a line of lingerie for the luxe brand Kiki de Montparnasse. And she is modeling it herself, natch! We’d be seeing green if we weren’t so taken by these vintage-inspired black and white snaps.
I will never be able to afford Kiki de Montparnasse lingerie … but at least looking is free. [Fashionista]
If I ever have a daughter, I know what she’s getting for her seventh birthday: a crotchless thong, of course! No, but seriously, a Colorado woman was shopping with her children at Kids N Teen in Greeley Mall when she spotted the unthinkable: a tiny thong featuring a split down the crotch. Erin French snapped a cell phone video and went to the media; the owner of Kids N Teen initially defended her choice of merchandise by saying that “25 percent of her merchandise is for teens.” (The crotchless thongs have since been removed.) I don’t know which is worse — the fact that crotchless thongs for little girls exist or the fact that the store owner even believes them to be suitable for 9th graders. What ever happened to kids being kids (and wearing underwear not blatantly intended for sex)? [9news.com via Jezebel]
There are things every college girl should own: a comfy pair of sweatpants, a hoodie for super hung-over mornings, the perfect shirt to wear to the bar and a good ole’ pair of skinny jeans.
Yeah, yeah, yeah, I know, you’re rolling your eyes at like me tell me something I don’t already know. Keep reading »
Nine-and-a-half-times out of 10 I completely agree with other feminists about what they identify as sexism. But sometimes I really do disagree and the lingerie shop in Sweden that asks employees to display their bra size on their name tags is one of those times. The chain store, Change, has asked their female sales clerks for the past three years to wear tags because it will help customers see what is right for their body type.
One employee, however, is not happy about it. She has contacted Sweden’s Commercial Employee’s Union, which found the bra size reveals “a clear case of discrimination” and could possibly be breaking Swedish law, although it’s unclear from the article in Sweden’s Local newspaper what law that would be. Keep reading »
Forever 21 is going all American Apparel on our asses. Literally! A quick click-through on their online lingerie section revealed some scandalous cameltoe action. When the blogger for WTForever21 posted one of the most explicit examples on her Facebook page, the content was removed shortly thereafter. No reason was cited, though the blogger guesses the problem was that the “young women’s vagina lips [were quite] so clearly outlined.” They are called labia, honey.
Do y’all think this photo crosses the line? Or is Facebook just overreacting, as usual? [WTForever 21] Keep reading »
Forget about candy-colored bra and panty sets from Target; there’s ickier underwear for little girls afoot. It’s lingerie, to be exact, although the French line Jours Aprés Lunes calls it “loungerie,” because it is for lounging around instead of, uh, looking sexy prior to f**king . Why, praytell, would girls ages four through 12 want to wear lingerie? To look like mommy, of course. This shouldn’t be a surprise, seeing as little girls are painting their nails, and getting facials and spray tans just like “big girls” these days. Companies will introduce “new” adult products to little girls any way they can as a way to make more money. Keep reading »