10th Commandment: May 9
May 9, 2013
Hey, can we talk about underwear for a minute? Because there are a number of women out there who need a “come to Jesus” on the topic of foundation garments. From VPL, to ill-fitting bras, to shapewear that creates more problems than solutions, I’ve seen it all over the last eight years in D.C., and I don’t think women realize how much the wrong under garments can ruin the look of your clothes.
I find Hanky Panky thongs to be comfortable for daytime wear and the ultimate weapon in the fight against VPL. (No more unsightly panty lines, hooray!) They also stretch to fit, so if you gain or lose a few pounds you don’t have to worry about being pinched or poked. Helpful for those of use who yo-yo, Sisqo and the Thong Song be damned.
I know some of you prefer cotton underwear, so I wanted to mention that Hanky Panky also makes a mixed cotton and lace version ($18 + 30% off). If you must have coverage for your rear, they make a boyshort version ($29 + 30% off) that produces precious little VPL. And since you almost never find them on sale, I would take advantage of the 30-percent-off price and buy several pair.
If you’re looking for something cheaper, Victoria’s Secret sells a similar product, The Lacie ($12.50), but I don’t find them to be as comfortable.
Now, if you’re sitting at your computer thinking, “No way, Belle, no way,” and a thong is just a bridge too far, there is still a solution for your VPL issues. Commando makes a laser-cut, cotton boyshort that is completely seamless ($30 + 30% off). It’s so smooth that you’ll never have your under garments exposed again.
Bottom line, good undergarments are important. Nothing ruins the look of a suit or dress like VPL. A smooth line is what you want and Hanky Panky thongs and Commando boyshorts can give it to you. I never thought I’d be the kind of girl who wore a thong to work, but I am, and I’ll never go back to cotton briefs. So before you invest in a clothes that you love, make sure that your under-pinnings aren’t giving you an unsightly rear view.
P.S. As I mentioned Hanky Panky thongs are good for daytime wear, but I can’t sleep in them. (One word: tangled.) So I wear simple cotton hipsters from VS to bed. Problem solved.