So I was chatting this morning with lovely Janine from Vanilla Soul in New Zealand when the subject of grooming, specifically panty lines came up!
I’ve had a horror of g-strings forever, (thongs, for the US readers, though thongs are footwear for we Aussies – and jandals for the Kiwis – what’s up with that? But anyway :)). One, because I hate hungry undies and can’t imagine that a g-string would feel like anything other than hungry and uncomfortable. Two, because the G was invented to comply with minimal standards of public decency in strip joints – just enough fabric in them to just cover the girly bits. And three, for most people you can see the panty line of the G anyway – it’s just higher.
My eldest daughter was introduced to the G in a summer modelling program when she was at high school, and she tells me you get used to it. So I’ve spent some time in the underwear section buying undies for her and is a g-string the most expensive underwear on the planet or what? Yes I get that we’re paying for the work that went into making them, but really? I reckon Gs are more expensive per square cm than an average suburban house! 🙂
Anyway, back to the conversation with Janine – now I’m age 49 I still like ‘nice’ undies and if they fit and don’t grab or cut anywhere, I’m happy. And If Sometimes People Can See I Am Wearing Panties…. well, so what? Chances are the person looking at my pantie line, if they care enough to do that, are also Wearing Panties.
Or going commando, but that’s another post 🙂
It got me thinking about how many years I spent worrying about whether people could actually see my panty line, and what it meant about me if they could see it. Funny to think of now, was dead serious back then! VPL (visible panty line) was right up there on the list of the worst grooming errors EVER!
And what about bras? I remember sewing those tiny little ribbons with the snaps on the end, into my strappy tops, the ones you’d slip under your bra shoulder strap so that the bra strap didn’t slip down the shoulder! More hours of my life wasted 🙂
Now wearing our undies as outies doesn’t even make people blink!
Janine’s take on it all is that caring about your undies is a sign of good grooming. Me, if mine are clean and comfy, I’m all good 🙂
What do you think if you see someone’s panty line? Why do you think that? What do you think other people think of you if your panty line is visible. Share please 🙂