Goodbye Thong: HOT & Bothered for Vintage-Inspired Panties

Sheri Reed
Beauty & Style
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Ellipse Hipsters ($36) at Anthropologie

The latest trend in vintage-inspired underwear (granny panties, hipsters, tap pants, boys shorts, knickers, call them what you will...), well, they are stirring a little something in me, something, I must admit, that Victoria's Secret lingerie has never stirred in me.

Not sure what it is about these granny-chic big panties that's got me all worked up, but I'm guessing it's cause they're made for and often modeled by women with more curves. Women sort of like me. So if they look sexy in them, it means maybe, just maybe, I could too. There I said it.

I never see myself in Victoria's Secret tiny underthings because I don't see a single thing about those models or those small-sized things that's like me or would fit me. So I just do not partake.

The return of this curve-hugging, old-style panty, though, might just have me in partaking in prettier lingerie. And in even better news, perhaps this really means THE THONG IS DEAD!

Here's the hot Glamour photo spread, with super-sexy lace briefs from Agent Provocateur ($1,190 for underwear!!!) that started the warm and fuzzy crawling up. Since then I've scouted out some more affordable options.

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Pink Nylon Hot Shorts ($45) by Clare Bare

tap pant underwear panties

Smooth Her Tap Pant ($50) by Dirty Dolls Lingerie

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Vintage-Inspired Lace Pant ($16) at Top Shop


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Serena Brief ($17.95) by Hips & Curves

ruffle panties

Black and Red Ruffle Knickers ($25) by Flapper Girl

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Lace Trim Hipster ($18) at Lane Bryant

Hot, I tell you. Hot!

What kind of underthings make you feel sexy?

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