Bloomers. Great Grandma's undies. I remember being a little girl and laughing at my Grandma's underwear. They were not this kind of bloomers but they were humongous. We teased her and called them Bloomers, Drawers, Betty Lou's and she sometimes called them Buckmores. Not sure if that was a brand at the time or not. All I know for sure is if she had still been alive when the thong gained popularity, she would have died!
This summer I've fallen in love with the T-shirt dress. So easy and comfortable. And it's just one thing - no trying to match tops to pants etc. One thing......so simple. For dressy add a scarf and some chunky jewelry and you are good to go. Take off the embellishments and its super casual.
But there is a snag. If you are like me and have a little middle age spread or muffin top, you are faced with an undergarment dilemma. I tried on these dresses with all my undies and it just wasn't working. It was like looking at rolling sand dunes under that jersey cotton!!
So, what's a girl to do? Well you ask your girlfriends of course. I was talking to a friend one day who regularly wears these types of dresses so I said something like "So, what kind of drawers have you got under that dress?" Lol. Women of a certain age get comfortable with these types of questions. She says "well you need to get a full size brief." Like Granny Panties? Yup!
Remember that scene in Bridget Jones Diary when Hugh Grant gets a peek under her dress and says "those are some enormous panties". Well, that's what I needed - a few pairs of enormous drawers!
I shudder to admit this......but these granny panties (with a little tummy sucking spandex) are pretty freaking comfortable. There, I said it. I'm an (occasional) granny panty girl ;).
(But don't spread it around, OK?)