A Thing for Thongs: The top five thongs that will eliminate visible panty lines and help you avoid flashing the paparazzi at a major movie premiere.

Eberjey Leonora Thong

Eberjey Leonora Thong

By now I’m sure you’ve heard about what happened to Anne Hathaway at the world premiere of Les Miserables in New York City last month. Anne’s stylist put together a very edgy all-black look, perhaps inspired by her recent turn as Catwoman in “Batman Rises,” which included dominatrix-style, high-heeled shoes peeking out of a sexy slit in her long dress. Unfortunately, Anne’s leg wasn’t the only thing peeking out when she made an awkward exit from a rather high SUV upon arriving to the red carpet, resulting in her flashing the V sign to a swarm of photographers. In this case, V did not stand for victory. The resulting photos traveled the world’s gossip sites in a millisecond and Anne’s PR team seemed to go into damage control as a report surfaced in The Daily News that sources “overheard” her explaining to a Vanity Fair editor that the incident was a genuine wardrobe malfunction. This may have been a way to deflect any jaded theories that the incident was an ill-conceived stunt crafted to advance Anne’s evolution from Hollywood ingénue to sexy leading lady. In this age of shock-tactics celebrity spin, anything is possible but I prefer to think that it was indeed a misguided attempt to avoid visible panty lines sabotaged by a dress that was challenging to maneuver in. Her team may not have seen it coming but boy, did the world see it going. This brings me to the subject of thongs. As a lingerie expert, I can’t hold my tongue on this one. I guess every woman has the right to go without undies occasionally but an A-list event where you will be the center of attention from the world’s photographers and entertainment media doesn’t strike me as the best time to go commando. You don’t need to be exiting an SUV or limo for this theory to apply. You can be sitting in a particularly low sofa at a party where you’ve been making eyes at a cute guy who’s returning your flirtatious glances from across the room. Suddenly you get up to give him a chance to approach you and your dress rides up, resulting in your very own Britney moment. Oops, if only you had worn a thong! I realize thongs aren’t every woman’s cup of tea but that’s why lingerie makers spent a lot of money on technology to create VPL-vanquishing seamless panties. I wrote about this topic back in November. For this post I want to concentrate on thongs because, God forbid you should have a wardrobe malfunction in public, you will have the security of covering your lady parts if you are wearing one. If you couldn’t care less, then you can stop reading at this point. If, however, you’re a modest gal like me who prefers to avoid VPL with a little help from our stringed supporters, check out these great thong options from the assortment on ThePinkSlip.com.

The Cute One from Cosabella

The Cosabella Cutie is an adorable thong designed in an ultrasoft, wide-stretch lace band with a seamless crotch panel that lies softly on the inside thigh for ultimate comfort. You’ll feel very girly in this one.

Cosabella Cutie Lowrider Thong

Cosabella Cutie Lowrider Thong

Be “Spotted” in Eberjey

The leopard thong from Eberjey’s Leonora collection is purr-fectly feminine in a soft jersey fabric. This may have been more in line with the Catwoman theme Anne’s stylist seemed to be going for!

Eberjey Leonora Thong

Eberjey Leonora Thong

Retro Chic from Hanky Panky

If you prefer thongs that provide extra coverage, try the Retro Thong from Hanky Panky, the masters of thong design. It covers your belly in a stylish lace design that’s a throwback to vintage glamour.

Hanky Panky Retro Thong

Hanky Panky Retro Thong

Dare to Bare in Simone Perele

An elegant yet seductive option that provides a feeling of barely-there support, the Celeste G-String Thong by Simone Perele offers mid-rise styling with elegant Chantilly lace that stretches to hug your curves. It’s sexy with a touch of romance.

Celeste thong by Simone Perele

Celeste thong by Simone Perele

The Next Best Thing to Going Commando

The folks at Commando had the brilliant idea of creating precision-cut underwear made from a patented fabric that lays smooth and flat on your body. The Commando Thong’s “naked” construction, without elastic or trim, eliminates panty lines and hip gouging forever. Basically, you’ll enjoy the liberating feeling of going commando without the risk.

Thong by Commando

Thong by Commando

If you’re planning an outfit for a special occasion, consider giving thongs a chance to save you from flashing more than a pretty smile.

XOXO,

Margo

Naked Ambition: Avoid pesky bumps and visible panty lines with technologically advanced underwear so soft and lightweight, it feels like you’re wearing nothing.

Girl short by Commando

Lovely lady lumps. When Fergie sang those words in The Black-Eyed Peas’ hit single “My Humps,” she meant it as a celebration of womanly curves. In the real world, however, lumps of another kind aren’t so lovely on the ladies. You know what I mean. Those pesky little bumps and lines resulting from our efforts to keep up with the latest fashions. We’ve created many cute phrases to describe them in lighter terms, perhaps to lessen their impact on the near perfect outfits we’ve painstakingly put together for a special occasion. Love handles. Muffin top. Let’s not forget the dreaded VPL. We can resort to calling them our BFF but that won’t make them go away. The best way to combat them is with technology, my friends. I’m here to tell you there is a way to free yourselves from the scourge of not-so-lovely lady lumps. Thanks to the ingenuity of intimate apparel brands, there are panties that help smooth out your form under trendy form-fitting outfits. I’m not talking about shapewear, which is a separate topic I’ll address in a future post. These are functional panties with something extra. Designers are taking new approaches to details such as leg bindings, seams and fabric weight to create 21st century undies that help you look your best with a discreet approach to design that puts performance above appearance, even though they’re still pretty cute in a minimalist way. Unlike fashion panties or sexy underwear, today’s tech intimates are a no-frills category and I mean that in a good way.  Remember that finding the right style for you takes some trial and error. To get you started, here’s a selection of styles from some of the best in the market.

Simone Perele Invisi’bulles boy short

Simone Perele Invisi’bulles boy short

Inspired by bubbles (bulles in French), this light-as-air panty from Simone Perele, a newer player in this category that I highly recommend, looks and feels invisible. It has state-of-the-art features that add up to an amazingly light fit. It’s tagless in an ultra-fine, stretch microfiber fabric with stitch-free bonding for a smooth look under clothes. This beauty is made in France.

Thong by Commando

Commando thong

This wonderful brand, the first to fully address the seamless market, isn’t named Commando for nothing. This precision-cut underwear made from a patented fabric lays smooth and flat on your body. Its “naked” construction, without elastic or trim, eliminates panty lines and hip gouging forever. You’ll barely feel it and people will never see it under your clothes!

Eberjey Pima Goddess lowrider bikini

 

Eberjey  Pima Goddess lowrider bikini

If you are a hardcore cotton fan with a taste for minimal silhouettes, I recommend you try Eberjey’s Pima Goddess lowrider bikini.  With a touch of spandex to enhance fit, this panty in pima, the softest kind of cotton, is an excellent option for subtle styling that flatters all types of bodies. It should be a staple in your lingerie drawer.

OnGossamer mesh hip boy short

OnGossamer Mesh hip boy short

OnGossamer, one of my fave brands, offers a great boy short in a superfine mesh that is seamless. One of their best-selling styles, it’s 100 percent nylon and is trimmed in the brand’s signature delicate edge. It’s amazingly comfortable and guarantees no lines.

Go forth, ladies, and enjoy your fashion without fear of lines and lumps. There are options! If you have any questions, I’m here to help.

XOXO,

Margo