Sunday, May 30, 2004

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.

What happened?

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?








6 comments:

Liz said...

it must've been sisqo
that thong-tha-tha-tha-thong
Let me seeee that Thooooooooong!

Anonymous said...

I have a friend who wears the Juicy brand (pants, capri pants, skirt) on a semi-daily basis. Whenever she bends over in said outfit it is like thong central. How can you not realize that your ass is hanging out for all the world to see? I just don't get it. And thongs can't be comfortable. Not to mention if you wear one everyday you'll end up with the largest yeast infection this side of the Mississippi. The word douche won't be reserved just for the gay ass people in your life anymore.

So much for answering your question.

Ag

Dave said...
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Dave said...

Call me a pig, but I am shocked and offened if there's even a CHANCE that a girl might be wearing panties. I mean, this is the 21st century babes, let loose a little.

Sarah Ford said...

If only I know what the contents of Dave's "removed comment" were... they certainly involved the word "cooter."

Sarah Z said...

I'm with Sarah on this one and I'm with Dave too. I'd rather wear no panties than a thong anyday.