I used to have a lingerie drawer full of minxy little puffs of lace and hipster briefs. I was seduced by the sugary colours and the posters of size 6 models looking all relaxed and angular in their skimpy knicknacks. Sadly, when I attempted to pull any of these slithers of fabric over my Rubenesque thighs, I looked rather less modelly and rather more terrifying. And lumpy. If you have the confidence to wear a g-string bikini to the beach, I applaud you and your bronzed bum cheeks. But the bigger my undies are, the sexier I feel.
Like low slung jeans, hipster briefs encourage two wonders of the modern world – builder’s bum and muffin top. They push all your wobbles out for public display. Far more flattering, comfortable and secure is a nice big pair of knickers.
Here are some on my wish list.
In addition to the comfort factor and the smoother silhouette, glamorous granny pants give you a vintagey “step into my boudoir” look.
If you want to go the whole shebang, head to What Katie Did and stock up on authentic reproduction pieces. Girdles and garter belts complete the vixen effect and bullet bras make your bosom delightfully pointy.