Big Pants Are Back!
At long last, it’s finally cool to embrace big cotton pants. Look’s Fashion Editor Chloe Jackson isn’t afraid to shout about her love of boy shorts and granny knickers…
Hi, my name’s Chloe, and I’m a cotton knicker convert. Back in the 90s, I was all about three-for-£10 skimpy G-strings (much like the rest of the female population), with pink leopard being my thong of choice. And oh, how my derrière was hungry for these teeny beauties. I don’t want to put you off your lunch, but that viscose wedged right between my cheeks was an absolute treat, all day and all night long. Yep, those bad boys weren’t budging for anyone.
After Saturday night’s skimpiest disco knickers came the joy and relief of Sunday’s big pants, AKA the ultimate in lingerie comfort. And, slowly but surely, those big pants have come right back into fashion – and I couldn’t be happier.
Thanks to brands like Calvin Klein, cotton briefs are now widely regarded as comfy and cool (and, in my opinion, just as sexy as any thong). Search #mycalvins on Insta and you’ll see why: cue endless shots of behinds (what the kids call #belfies) in what we’d have formally classed as I’m-not-going-anywhere-andno-one-is-seeing-me-in-my-underwear-today pants. Sayonara, thongs – knickers have got the green light (and a very nice Instagram filter by the looks of things).
And it’s not just me who says so. Bridget Jones pants are officially – and literally – on the up. As they creep above waistbands, sales boom. ASOS says ‘slogo’ underwear’s seen a h-u-g-e increase in popularity over the last 18 months, and Topshop’s joined the crusade with its own drop of namesake briefs. And let’s not forget good old M&S, who put full-size pants on the fashion map.
TBH, anything that means no more pulling at your G-string when you think no one’s looking (someone always is) is alright in my book. But what about VPL, I hear you cry? It’s A-OK according to Kendall and co – and who are we to argue?
THAT viscose wedged between my cheeks was An Absolute TREAT
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