I haven’t been to a department store for undies in a long time, and I am amazed at how high the cost has become! I am used to a week’s worth of underwear costing around $10, but at the mall, be prepared to spend $75-80. Ouch. At those prices, you can’t afford to have a laundry accident.
Also a surprise was the styles. I haven’t seen such an assortment of boring, conservative gutchies since the 1800s. For some reason pantie waist lines keep going up while pant waist lines remain mostly low. I thought that the “undies-sticking-out-of-your-jeans” look was more for young men trying to look tough. On little old ladies it does not impress.
On a related note, I walked past a mannequin wearing jeans with a huge tag announcing them as “Mom Jeans”. Oh thank heavens! For the young, you might not know yet how wonderful these things can be, but they truly deserve a place in the closet. They are generally made of bottomweight denim and come up to your natural waist. They are loose and comfortable and are great for when you need to do real work, not to look sexy. Landscaping, shoveling snow, walking dogs, relaxing at home by yourself…all such great times for warm, comfy pants! Perhaps underwear designers are expecting a boom to the Mom jeans market and that is why they are making such a plethora of giant grandma thunder panties.
This might come as a disappointment to a section of the market I hadn’t previously considered. While looking online to check the quality of different brands, I saw a considerable number men reviewing ladies’ panties. I am not sure if bloomers are going to provide them with what they are looking for, though. There’s not much support to them, and if you want them to make you feel femimine, they don’t.
Mom, this is soooo boring! Call us when you’re done complaining about underwear.