At first, I thought thong panties were a god-send. They were an undergarment that allowed me to live a panty line-free lifestyle and look sexy in my tightest mini dresses. Of course, that was back when I was a young woman, a size 2 with body parts that seemed to defy gravity. Twenty years later (and twenty pounds later), things have changed. I now find myself relishing the few days a week when I can wear a normal, comfortable pair of panties and leave my thong at home.
The thing is that technology has altered our undergarment options for the better. Thongs are no longer the one and only answer to remaining free of panty lines. Boy shorts, shapewear and Plus Size Briefs are now being designed to allow women to look smooth beneath their clothes and sexy once they take them off. Granny panties are obsolete, because even granny likes looking cute.
Briefs and Boyshorts
I personally would like to bring briefs back. Look for thin fabric briefs with the words “seamless” or “no pantyline” on the packaging. When shopping for boyshorts, check the packaging to make sure they offer a “vanishing edge.” Briefs and boyshorts that are made of microfiber are less likely to create a panty line. Nowadays, you can find really cute briefs and boyshorts in pretty colors and prints with sexy matching bras.
If possible, before buying shapewear, try it on with the outfit under which you plan on wearing it. While in the dressing room, stand up and sit down. Give yourself a few minutes to test the comfort level. Don’t compromise your comfort for a shapely silhouette. The more spandex incorporated into the fabrication of the shapewear, the more firming and control you will receive. Read the attached tag for the percentage of spandex in your preferred shapewear.
Also, search for shapewear from your favorite fashion lingerie brands. Due to the demand for cute shapewear, fashion lingerie brands are now adding shapewear to their lines. The pieces may be a little more expensive, but at least you will no longer have to hide in the closet when undressing because you don’t want your significant other to catch a glimpse of you in your shapewear.
I’m finding things called the C-string and some weird patch that you use to stick onto the inside crotch of your pants so you can go panty-free, but it all seems rather gimmicky and just plain silly. Stick with what you know and trust. There may never be a time when you throw out your thongs, but at least you will always have other options.