-- A yeast infection medication commercial opens with three full briefs on a clothes line, as if the shame of the affliction forces one to wear the most shameful of underwear.
-- A mother’s comment on Facebook decrying her young daughter’s request for high-waisted jeans brings forth a tsumani of horrification.
-- Just last night at dinner at the Four Seasons (my favorite) with a very stylish television star/friend, when I mentioned the topic of my next blog post to her, would have none of it, fighting tooth and nail against the whole idea.
High-waisted briefs. Otherwise snarkily known as Granny Pants. Why is this style met with such derision? Granted, high-waisted styles in general smack of ‘mom jeans’, but perhaps there’s another way to look at this.
Today’s styles of fuller briefs are not your grandmother’s underwear. Modern in cut and fabric, they are another option and something to be considered with certain outfits. You certainly don’t need these panties for jeans. But what of the fitted dress or skirt?
I was walking behind two young ladies recently, both sporting deep dents where their bikini underwear waistband fell. I’m sure it was not the finished look they were going for. Whereas, were they wearing a high-waisted brief, no lines, not waist or leg opening, would be visible.
This look has even made it to the red carpet and the runway:
In general, a high waisted look makes you look thinner and makes your legs look longer -- both desirable traits, even in this age of body diversity. The waist is usually the smallest part of one's body. Bringing the eye to the smallest part accentuates your shape which results in your thinnest look. Consider that it is not the size of the shape, but the shape itself. And needless to say, raising the waist, the starting point of your lower body, will only make your legs look longer. Win win.