I have a bitch of a time finding underwear that fit my rather ample behind without pulling in around the waist too much to create an unflattering bulge. Plus I am short(er), so high-waisted French-cut look ridiculous on me. Thongs – well, don’t get me started – unless it is imperative that I avoid panty lines or I’m wearing them for someone else’s benefit…forget it. Can’t stand feeling like I have a rubber band up my butt-crack (and yes…I CAN feel it…and no…I DON’T get used to it). String bikinis? 2 buldges for the price of one – on both hips! Blech.
For me…it’s either:
1) The classic bikini – okay…pretty much a staple in my lingerie drawer.
2) The hipster – Daddy’s favorite on me – they tend to fit better all around.
and now – my newest favorite
3) The “cheeky” panty. They show a bit more “cheek” than a standard hipster/boyshort, but are low on the hip, giving the illusion of a longer waist for us shorter ladies, and thicker around the sides to avoid that nasty bulge-effect.
I’m pretty much in love. And so is my behind.
And, since I am not quite plus-sized (I’m a 12-14 and 5′ 4″ – wow! How’s that for some honesty?), I find myself also have a tough time just finding brands that size correctly. Lots of cheaper brands’ size L don’t fit (I usually wear a size 7/L panty). But, I can’t wear the plus-sized undies (size 14-16 is too big). So, it’s a crap shoot when I find a new brand. For example, I bought a ton of Cosmopolitan brand bras and panties (once I bough one, I fell in love!, and that is saying something!), but found that my usual 36/38 B and 7/L had to be 38 C and 8/XL. But, once I accepted that, the lingerie fit perfect! (Oddly enough, I usually wear a size 7.5 running shoe and just ended up buying an 8.5 Asics shoe. Are things shrinking? Or am I just growing? I swear I weigh no more than I did 5 years ago.)
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Here’s a pretty Cosmo set. Love the peek-a-boo “almost” shelf bra. This is truly the first brand (besides Gilligan & O’Malley or Victoria’s Secret) that I’ve truly liked. And it’s affordable. I have a hard time shelling out 40-50$ on a bra (VS), so the G & M (a Target brand) has been a nice substitute. But, they’ve been changing their product in the past few years, so I’ve been on the look out for a new stand-by. The Cosmo line just came out at JCPenney. Bras run about 25-30$ but are often on a BOGO special. The panties are 5 for 25$ (just like VS). I especially like the racer-back push-up bra from Cosmo. Very comfortable and stays put – no more adjusting straps. Most of their other bras are convertible, too…so they work with lots of different outfits.