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True Confessions: I Wear Granny Panties

What comes to mind when someone says ‘Granny Panty‘? Most of us think of a baggy, unsexy undergarment that hikes up our waistline like Steve Urkel. Synonyms include: Mom Jeans, Nerd Pants, and Just Plain Uncomfortable.

But I’m  here to defend the Granny Panty, because her numerous advantages are overlooked and underappreciated. I must admit, before I started wearing them, I would scan the underwear aisles of every department store, and ask myself, ‘who would wear such a restricting thing?’ Then one day, I found myself preparing for a formal event. My seamstress suggested I wear a high-waisted panty to flatter my curves and conceal my stomach. I was a little hesitant at first, but  after I put my first pair of Grannies on, I never looked back.

Now, Granny Panties can be found under each of my form-fitting dresses, skirts, and pants. Here’s a couple more reasons why #teamgrannypanty is the place to be:

I Confess, I Wear Granny Panties

1. Granny Panties Smooth and  conceal– Tired of underwear lines and bulges? Many pairs of Granny Panties are seamless nowadays, so you can have all-around support without your underwear line showing through your clothes. If you’re worried about overheating or being uncomfortable, never fear– instead of cotton, there’s plenty of more breathable materials out there that will conceal your whole bottom and midsection at the same time. When I have mine on, I barley even feel them.

2. They support your back – Believe it or not, wearing high-waisted underwear is great for your back.  When I started wearing my Granny Panties to ballet class under my leotard, I noticed a 100% improvement. My back no longer felt strained, and my abs were supported for better balance. Don’t believe me? Try a form fitting pair then do some yoga, you’ll find merit in this discovery.

3. They Create an Hour Glass Figure–  Some of us crave a curvy figure, while the rest of us are trying to minimize what our mother gave us. Either way, Granny Panties create an illusion of a smooth hourglass. Whatever your size, or your style goals, there is a Granny Panty out there for everyone.

4. They are Not as Outdated as you Think–  There’s more people wearing Granny Panties then you think. Spanx by Sarah Blakley, basically re-invented the Granny Panty and turned it into a chic and stylish undergarment for younger women. Plus, many of our favorite celebs, including Jennifer Garner, Tyra Banks, and Kim Kardashian are crazy about body shapers. If  their gorgeous bods are in need of some assistance, think of what a good old pair of high-waisted panties can do for your figure! Believe me when I say that Granny knows best!

Will you consider Granny panties for your daily intimates? Let us know in the comments!

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Alexa Fox

Wednesday 5th of August 2015

Yeah, Actually there are numbers of benefits of using grannies panty especially at period time. Even it feels smooth and soft where things are so tight and if you have worn a jeans that it can harmful to that area. Where in grannies panty there's no fear.


Tuesday 30th of April 2013

My panty of choice more often then not are the full briefs, i so hate how people call them granny panties; LOL i am far from being a granny. Comfort and fit can't be beat. my biggest issue is finding ones i like in my size. I am very petite and slender.


Sunday 14th of February 2016

- Unless you are really slender, women's size panties might work.


Wednesday 27th of February 2013

Such a great and much needed post.  Lots of women need to take note and head to the Grannie Panty isle.  Though I don't go for the traditional ones, I like the Thigh High Cut and the light weight shapers.  They make my clothes fir so much better - my little secret!  I occassionlly do shows and other long-time on my feet events.  My sister told me years ago to wear a girdle to help with my back.  It provided instant relief.  Most girdles have disappeared from the stores in favor of the newer styles, but they will also provide help and smooth out your shape at the same time.  Hail to the Grannie-like Panty!


Friday 22nd of February 2013

Not on a daily basis...Yet there is a time and a place for a variety of undergarments.

Antionette Blake

Friday 8th of February 2013

Yes, time to get rid of the uncomfortable small cut underwear for sensible "big girl" panties!

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