Okay, so every girl I've ever told this to looks at me like I'm cracked- BUT-
WHERE DID ALL THIS CONCERN ABOUT "VISIBLE PANTY LINE" COME FROM?
I mean, it seems like one day it was fashionable to wear tight white jeans and let everyone see the flowery pattern on your Hanes-Her-Ways underneath, and the next, if anyone can so much as make out the faint pattern of your undies you have committed a fashion faux-pas on par with such stand-bys as "no white after labor day" and "never wear WHITE SOCKS with dress pants."
I mean, how did the problem of VPL rise so quickly in the conciousness of women worldwide that it is now common practice for girls as young as ten and twelve to be wearing thongs?
It seems like only yesterday thongs were reserved for hookers and strippers.
In a similar vein, why is it that having someone see the tiny line of your perfectly decent panties is so horrible whereas it's fashionable to pair your thong with jeans that ride SO LOW that we can not only see the top triangle of thong fabric peeking out, but can actually see where triangle gives way to STRING and EASES INTO YOUR BUTTCRACK?
I mean, surely, this is worse than a little VPL anyday???
However, I mention this to women and they all look at me like I'm insane- like "What are you talking about? I've been wearing a thong since birth!"- and maybe say something like "they're comfortable once you get used to them."
Okay, fine. I'm not buying it for a minute, but let's say they ARE comfortable. That still doesn't explain where the trend came from and how it became so common so quickly.
Does anyone have any answers?
Is it simply that I am so fashion-backward that ordinary people- twelve year old girls even- HAVE been wearing thongs all along and I somehow missed it?