hanky-panky (1)

hanky-panky (1)

Happy Monday Swimwear and Lingerie Buddies. How’s your week looking so far? Mine’s pretty darn amazing. I’m on official holidays {Yippee for me!!!} and have been relaxing and enjoying these glorious long summer days without having to be a slave to my regular business schedule. Viva la Summer Vacation!!!

For today’s “Must Have Monday”, we’ll be taking a look at Hanky Panky thongs. After all, thongs are one of those lingerie items that have become almost essential nowadays. I have looked long and hard and field-tested a ton of thongs and it isn’t easy to find a pair that fit comfortably and also look halfway decent. The Hanky Panky thongs have been called the most comfortable thongs on the market. Would I agree?

Hanky Panky colours galore

Hanky Panky colours galore

I’ll let you know at the end of the review.

First things first, the thongs are made in a plethora of colours. You can buy a thong to match your zodiac sign {do you think they added the new weird one from they all changed? Did people freak out when they realized they were walking around with the wrong sign thong? What kind of scenario do you need to run into to take advantage of having your astrological sign on your panties?} or if you go to one of the big American schools, you can get one with your Alma matter on it.

They are made almost entirely from stretch lace, although there is a cotton gusset for comfort and hygiene. Because they’re made of stretch lace, they come as a one-size-fits all type of lingerie.

As a general rule, I completely loathe anything that states that it’s one-size-fits-all. As far as I’m concerned, that’s just sheer laziness on the part of the company. We all know that one-size can never fit all…these aren’t magical Harry Potter undies after all. Seriously, elastic can only stretch so far and quite frankly it’s waaaay less comfy when it has been stretched to the limit.

Hanky Panky Thong Rear View

Hanky Panky Thong Rear View

So, if you’re a teeny tiny size 00, the lace will be hardly stretched at all and will most likely feel soft and cozy and move really well with your body. If you’re anywhere above a size 10 the lace will become less flexible and functionally, far less accommodating of your movements. Thus the claim of comfiest thong on the market starts to look a little less reliable.

Hanky Panky has acknowledged this issue in a less than direct way on it’s size chart page. After all, why have a Size Chart Page, if your garments are truly a one-size-fits all? If your thong is meant to fit sizes 00-2 (this is the petite low rise thong) then it ruddy well should say so on the label and not one-size-fits all.

{Sorry mini Sizing rant officially over…you may return to your regularly scheduled Hanky Panky Thong Review}

Hanky Panky Low-Rider Front View

Hanky Panky Low-Rider Front View

I like that they have taken the time to break down which of the styles work best with which sizes, however the lingerie store where I bought mine, didn’t carry all of the different styles. They only had the original, low rise and retro and they were unaware of the particular sizing issues that went along with each.

Hanky Panky Retro

Hanky Panky Retro

I do appreciate that Hanky Panky has different styles of thong for different body types to choose from. But seriously, if they are meant to be for certain body shapes and sizes, why not state as such. Why hide behind the one size-fits-all thing?

I have an original style and a retro style and while the original style rolls down along the waistband and is generally kind of annoying, the retro style stays in place beautifully and definitely shows off my curves in all the right ways. They have a plus size boutique on the website, which is lovely, but what are the chances that your average lingerie store will stock all of the various sizes, styles and types?

Plus… if one-size-fits-all… why would you need a plus size section? Aren’t plus size folk part of the All?

Hanky Panky

Hanky Panky

When wearing the proper size and appropriate style Hanky Panky thong, I can agree with the statement that they are indeed incredibly comfortable and definitely help you avoid visible panty lines. I would totally and absolutely recommend that you grab yourself a pair (in the correct size and style for your body-type), they definitely rock. However, I really wish they would put a little more into their labeling and help women locate the right size, style and fit for their bodies.

There’s more than enough vagueness and cryptic sizing issues when it comes to women’s lingerie without willfully withholding information.

Cheers,

Maggie

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