Two types of panties, very similar but slightly different, depending on whether or not you like your lace in the front or the back. What these panties share is a designer, a love of bright printed motifs (and who wouldn’t love having ‘oh my god’ printed over the sensitive areas of their body – as is the case with the front side of the blue pair up above. Or perhaps you prefer something a little more geometric and abstract that puts the lace on the front of the panties, where you can see it if you happen to casually look down whilst not wearing pants. As you do. Casual without pants. Yeah.
The latest from Armani is lace. Lace all over. All over with the lace. These skimpy panties don’t cover much, but what they do cover, they cover it with lace. Can we really ask for more than that? Should we?
What beautiful white lace panties these are! But wait, they’re more than simple panties. These panties are also a pair of suspenders, and technically, a garter belt. A garter panty, if you will. These panties will take on the task of holding up your stockings with great fervor and vigor and enthusiasm – and they’ll look dashed good whilst they’re doing it.
Hanky Panky, makers of the world’s softest lingerie have gotten into something illicit. These panties are the indubitable proof. These are made to be one size fits all, a reflection of the connectedness of all humanity. Or something similar.
The hipster in this description of hippy panties refers to the current (some would say admirable) trend of reaching into the past for fashion cues. Usually the recent past. Usually the 60’s and 70’s, which must never cease to amuse those who were young during that period and likely never expected to see a twenty something in 2013 smoothing an epic beard whilst wearing bell bottoms. But it’s happening. History repeats, and on a shorter and shorter cycle if our eyes are to be believed.
These panties are very comfortable, and will make their own waistline if you don’t have one. Look at them, with their little see through lace waistband. These panties are made with plus size people in mind, which is good news if you happen to be plus sized and like these panties. (Actually, I find the whole ‘plus size’ concept sort of odd, I mean, surely all sizes are just sizes. ‘Plus’ size seems like an arbitrary distinction to me, much like ‘womens’ panties.
I know how much men who wear lingerie love hi-cut panties, and I think these particular panties will be a winner. The red is particularly stunning, but if you don’t like red, there’s black and white and even a pink option to choose from. The detailing on these panties is not overwhelming, I’d call it subtle. But it works. There’s attention paid to textural touches, which will make running one’s hand over the front panel an additionally pleasant experience, methinks. One could even say that these panties are textured for his pleasure.
Are these panties weird, or amazing, or both? Yes. Yes they are. I knew I was on to a winner when I saw the brand name Xzyd. That’s the name someone chooses when they’ve been trying to come up with something good for a while, but they’ve freshly given up and thrown the task of naming to their kitten, Mr Smooshykins, who just won’t stop walking on the keyboard. Oh Mr Smooshykins, you’re lucky we love you.
The panties pictured put me in mind of a picture of a Van Gough painting taken by subterfuge in a museum that doesn’t allow any pictures. The dark option is not the only option in this range, there are bright yellows, stunning reds and even a winter ocean gray, each of them displaying a panel of tie dye fabric center stage, rimmed by lace and embroidered with good taste.
These panties have been designed with a hot pink ribbon threaded about the waist. I find these so adorable, both because of the ribbon, and the polka dot of the mesh fabric. These are light panties, playful panties. Low cut panties that do not cover too much, but also do not cover too little. In addition to the pale blue panties pictured, you can also get these in black and white – although not at the same time. The black is dark and sensual, the white creates a more innocent, nigh bridal look.
These ruched thong panties also look like boyshorts on occasion, but that’s probably because Tommy Hilfiger knows what’s important is what’s in the rear of panties and what’s on the seam of the panties. What’s in the rear is a thong. What’s on the seams is ruching, a method of gathering fabric so it sort of looks as though your waistband is a set of nice curtains. That is not how Tommy Hilfiger would describe it (because they describe black and white polkadot panties as ‘Doo Wop Dop Twilight’.) They know no limits.
These panties are named ‘Falling In Love Chestnut Shorts’ and are modelled by a heavily made up woman clinging to a tree in her panties, much like koalas might, if koalas wore lingerie. Which they don’t. They do, however, have koala chlamydia.
Aren’t these panties pretty! I think they’re rather beautiful with their rose motif, but if you prefer to step away from the floral aesthetic, these panties come in a range of patterns and colors – from the traditional hot pink (traditional for several species of parrot) to bright burnished blue.