I’ve been wanting to talk about knickers with you for a while now, but I also wanted to create a YouTube video at the same time. And then I was approached by Playtex who kindly offered me a set of their underwear to try out. Talk about serendipity! So, here it is: my video about knickers, which I really hope you’ll take the time to watch. I tried to make it fun and entertaining, so if you enjoy it, please consider sharing it with your friends! Sharing is caring 😉
And now, onto the main subject of my written post today: knickers. I recently read that one of my pet hates is back in fashion again—or bang on-trend if you want to call it that. I’m talking about the dreaded thong on full view for all to see. It’s awful, right? Who wants to see your ‘pieces of string’ sticking up the crack of your bum? Now, I know that it will be mostly youngsters wearing this trend. After all, when we were young, many of us did the same thing back in the 90s, right? I’m not holding up my hand in shame though, because I really don’t think I did. Honest! (My husband just might tell you a different story, his memory is better than mine LOL.)
I don’t even like to wear thongs now, to be honest with you. I find them highly uncomfortable and totally impractical. I much prefer a larger pair of knickers that covers all the bits you want covering, don’t you? I’m not a fuddy duddy though lol. Big knickers can still be super sexy, especially if you buy lace ones, satin or silk, for instance. I favour lace. The softer the better. There are times though, when you need knickers in a fabric that will help to suck you in a little bit. And this is where Playtex can help. The set they sent me are in a silky material, but with a firmness to it that helps hold everything in. I was very impressed by the comfort factor too.
When buying knickers, I tend to look for the ones that don’t give a VPL—a pet hate of mine. I dislike wearing anything that shows off the underwear beneath. So I tend to go for fine lace knickers or the seam-free kind. However, there are always times when you need something more like the Playtex set I mentioned above. I tried them on with a pair of tight jeans and they were pretty good, although I wasn’t completely free of my VPL (you can see it in the video). I will probably wear them with wide-legged trousers and flared skirts instead though. Playtex do have other options, of course.
The bra that came with the set is quite lovely too. Although, as I’ve gotten older, I have noticed my boobs losing just a little fullness, which means the lace inserts at the top are gaping a little. But it’s not too bad. I’ll definitely continue to wear it because it does keep me in place lol.
Back to the knickers though. My biggest pet hate of all time when it comes to knickers is the seam right up the front! OMG, why do lingerie-makers do it? It’s the most uncomfortable thing you can ever wear. An itchy, scratchy seam right up the front of your hoo-haa! I HATE it with a passion! Not only that, but if you happen to be wearing anything a little tighter over the top, it helps to give you more of the dreaded (can I say it?!! lol) camel-toe!!! And who in the hell wants that?! Ok, ok, so rant over lol.
What are your thoughts on knickers? Have your tastes changed as you’ve gotten older? Or are you still rocking the g-string? Or do you prefer boy pants? I like the idea of boy pants for girls but whenever I’ve tried them, they’ve all had the bloody seam up the front grrrrrrrrrr. I’d love to know your thoughts on knickers. After all, it’s not a subject we talk much about is it?
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* This is not a sponsored post. The bra and knickers were gifted to me with no obligation to post.
Last week’s favourite was Michelle from Fifty and Fab. The funny thing is—and I only just saw this—is that she’s talking about the exact same underwear set as I am today lol! I guess I was a little late to the party. But seriously, it’s lovely to see other women our age happily wearing lingerie with such body confidence.
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