Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Can we talk about panties again?

I am considering appearing before Congress to demand regulation of the panty industry.  I mean come on, we have bail-outs and committees for all other kinds of crap, why not this?  Looking for some support here, anyone want to join this grassroots campaign?

I know that one's panties are a personal issue and they come in every style, design and material imaginable.  Let's see, we have bikinis, boy shorts, briefs, hi-cut, low-cut, mid-cut, hipsters, french-cut or thongs.  There are no-ride up, seamless, firm control, tummy control, thigh control and wedgie free.  They come in pretty, delicate, lacy, satin, cotton, stretch cotton, nylon and many more textures, too many to name actually.  Whatever your choice is, that's your decision and you should relish in your choice. 

Here's my problem - when it comes to the actual SIZE of the panty all common sense is lost.  I'm personally tired of buying panties that don't fit, anyone with me?  Let's face it, this garment is NOT one that you can go into the dressing room and try on.  There is no guarantee that the size you guess to be your's is going to fit.  There is no guarantee that the one you choose is going to be comfortable.  How many of you have bought panties that were too big, too little, rode-up your ass, did not control your tummy, thigh or anything else?  Had them roll down you stomach to accentuate your muffin top when in fact you were trying to hide your muffin top?  Cut off circulation in your thigh or stomach?  Or they were just too damn uncomfortable to ever wear again?

It's not like you can WEAR them and then take them back and say "Excuse me, these rode up my ass all day and I just can't wear them."  NO, you are stuck with a drawer full of panties that you refuse to wear yet you can't throw them away because you spent so much damn money on them!  This isn't the sort of garment you can throw in the Goodwill bag either, now is it?  Am I RIGHT?

So what is up with the sizing of panties?  They have size 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 - NONE of which actually coordinates with the ACTUAL size of clothing that you wear.  If you wear a size 10 in clothes and bought a size 10 in panties, you could literally fill those puppies up with water and take a swim.  WTF?

Then there is S, M, L and XL.  Common sense would tell a person that wears a size 10 that they would wear size M in panties.  Nope, not if you want to have actual blood flow to your lower extremities.  WTH?

Why can't they just size them the same way they size clothes?  Can I get an AMEN?

Please sign my petition quickly so I can book my flight to DC...

12 comments:

Bev said...

Amen Sistah!! Can you tell that industry is run by MEN??? Can you? I have to say that I have bought my panties at Victoria's Secret for many years (I wait for their semi-annual sale so I can AFFORD them). I buy the same kind every year so I know that they will fit.

Anywho, please consider your petition signed by moi!

P.S. Thanks for the birthday wishes my friend!

Susan said...

I'll sign! I also have picked a style, size and brand that fit and I only buy that kind now. Unfortunately for J they are cotton bikinis and not the thongs of his dreams...but I have to wear them not him!

Anonymous said...

you're reading my mind.......kit

MyFrogs said...

AMEN! I have a bazillion panties in my drawer and I only wear the same ones, because the others don't fit. And like you said, you can't take them back or donate them to goodwill. UGH!

Tracie said...

I'll sign!!

Anonymous said...

Your not going to believe this but I have seen panties and bras for sale at the salvation army.....

Small Town Girl said...

First I just have to say that common sense tells ME that if I wear a size between about 5-8 I would wear a size medium grunder. Because really, S would be 0-5 M would be 5-8, L would be 8-12 and XL would be 12+. THAT makes sense to me.

But yeah, buying new unders sucks. Especially new brands. I like to stick to what I know. Too bad over half my drawer is too small for me now so they all ride in a real bad way and never get worn!

Dory said...

Amen!

Mrs. K said...

AMEN!

I was at VS once and a woman came in to return some underwear and went into a dressing room, took them off and gave them back.

GNARLY.

Jenn said...

Ha, ha! You are SO right! I hate that--I have several pairs of panties that don't fit for just this reason!

Lulu said...

The S, M, L this is what ALWAYS gets me!!!

Jane! said...

Oh. My. I have enough misfit panties to clothe a small nation.
When I do find something I really like and go back for more, they are gone. Of course.
Or then I lose or gain a few pounds and I'm back to pulling them out of the ditch. Constantly.