Monday, December 31, 2012

What Do Your Big Girl Panties Look Like?

Big girl panties (BGPs) have been on my mind because mine have been getting a fair bit of use lately. I figured if I'm going to be wearing them so much, perhaps I should get better acquainted with them.

I find myself wondering what BGPs look like exactly.

Are they like Spanx that help you suck it up? You may look polished on the outside, but you'll probably feel somewhat constricted.

Are they like granny panties that cover you up? Unsightly, but functional, they hide your ugly spots, but in turn make you feel grotesquely worn.

Perhaps they are like a thong? You may look hot, but they're a pain in the butt.

What if they were a nice cotton blend – comfortable, breathable – that hugged you in all the right places and gave a little just where you needed? What if they had a pattern that no one knew was there but you? What if they were your favorite pair of underwear instead of the dreaded bottom pair in the drawer?

What if, instead of your nemesis, they became your best friend?

What if, instead of representing keeping it together, they came to represent taking care of yourself?

What's your favorite pair of underwear? Label those your BGPs and wear them with joy.

(And don't forget to wash them from time to time!)


  1. Mine are tiger striped so I can feel ferocious, like the world is my prey and I am going to take that mother down!

  2. I have Wonder Woman cotton briefs for those special days where I need to be a superhero and invincible. :)

  3. I think the metaphor refers to moving from the simple, almost unisex, non-distinct underwear of youth, to a more mature,less pubescent choice. Hence, a thong might work for those women felt trapped in their white "tidy whities", while more sturdy and practical garments might work for those who were just too naughty, too early...How is it that guys are only responsible for Big Boy Pants?

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