If you've ever worn an itchy pair or a pair that moves from side to side or digs in, then you know that a bad pair of underwear really can ruin your day (or possibly your week). Now, the research supports that theory.
A recent study reported in USA Today showed that an ugly pair of underwear really can ruin your day. Pubic hair underwear, anyone? They might give you the worst day of your life. According to the article:
Almost half of women (47 percent) say they feel sexier and more confident wearing a nice or special pair of panties. "The first thing we put on in the morning does make a difference in our day," says Lisa Lee Freeman, editor in chief of ShopSmart magazine, from the publisher of Consumer Reports.
Here are a few pairs that will ruin your day. Remember, you have been warned.
OK, so $113 for a pair of underwear may seem extreme, but wait until you try these on. They are perfectly sized, barely visible under clothing, and great for days when you are feeling less than hot. When you know you're wearing these underneath, it just makes you feel a little better about yourself. Until you realize you spent $113. On a pair of underwear. That would definitely ruin anyone's day.
Hip huggers: $12.50
Thirty percent of the women who were surveyed said a wedgie was the most likely underwear crime to ruin their day. And this pair from Victoria's Secret is just a wedgie waiting to happen. They may be cute for a date, but not in that pattern. And certainly not for much longer than an hour. Only wear to a date in which you plan to peel them off shortly after it begins.
Satin message hip huggers: $12.50
Nineteen percent of women said that they wanted to avoid underwear that "does not lay flat under clothes." This is that pair. Can you imagine wearing a suit skirt that puffed above the words "hottie"? Super classy. Not to mention the visible panty lines from this ridiculous pair. One in 10 women will venture out of the home pantiless and I'm one of them. Why? Because there is nothing tackier, no bigger fashion faux pas, than the visible panty line. Shudder.
It's obvious that these weren't meant to be worn out of the house. But they do illustrate another major complaint from the women surveyed. Fourteen percent of women said "not enough coverage in the rear" was a problem. Any questions?
Do uncomfortable underwear ruin your day?