Christian Dior once said "Real elegance is everywhere. Especially in the things that don't show," and I have a feeling he was talking about lingerie. These days, I'm totally feeling high waisted underwear, not only because new iterations have turned them from granny to sexy, but also because they're so damn comfortable. I'm always down for pieces that feel both comfy and look chic, too.
I'm definitely guilty of once thinking "blah" when it came to high waisted panties. But with the rise of granny style — I'm talking cardigans, clogs, vintage brooches, and even grey hair — this particular piece of lingerie began piquing my interest. I mean, I wear mom jeans and high waisted skirts and shorts anyway. Why not make the full transition?
In an effort to "adult" even further (I mean, isn't having a 401k enough?), I've been adding a few staple pieces into my wardrobe. These include a nice camel coat that I definitely won't be leaving at a bar, a nice bucket bag to tote around for work and the weekend, and a few pairs of black trousers that will definitely last more than a few seasons. In short, I've been investing in quality, rather than quantity. But aside from grabbing those staples, the fashion item I've picked up that's made me feel most "grown woman" is a solid set of lingerie.
What better way to join the revolution than Valentine's Day? Maybe a little dinner, a little dancing, a little lingerie? Eh, eh? Whether you've got someone special to spend it with, hanging out with your girlfriends, or spending it alone, there's nothing wrong with adding a little sexiness here and there.
If you're looking to join the (not so) granny revolution with me, shop these pieces, below.
1. The Bright Red
Billabong Lacy Daze High Waist Panties, $16, 6pm
If black ain't your thang, try these out.
2. Hello, Lace
Black Geo Lace Full Panties, $20, simlybe
Lace panels make everything sexy.
3. All White Errythang
For Love & Lemons Ophelia Lace High Waist Briefs, $123, Nordstrom
Or you can have lace everywhere.
4. For Floral Lovers
Point D'Esprit Full Brief By Sophie Theallet, $28, Lane Bryant
With this matching bra? Absolutely in love.
Love, Courtney by Nasty Gal Sugar Coma High-Waisted Lace Panty, $48, Nasty Gal
These are so pretty, I'd almost feel bad putting them on.
6. Strappy Wonder
Torrid Strappy Mesh High Waist Panty, $20, Torrid
Subtle straps give this sexy number just the little detail it needs.
7. The Sporty Brief
I'm obsessed with these. Equal parts sporty, equal parts sexy.
8. Swim Like
Wolf & Whistle Jersey High Waist Brief, $19, ASOS
This pair is so cute, it almost looks bikini-like.
9. Faux Leather
Maison Close Chambre Des Secrets High Waisted Panty, $60, Nancy Meyer
If you're really trying to up your sexy game, these are the perfect panties for you.
Fleur Du Mal Fishnet High Waisted Panty, $85, Fwrd
And another to add to the super sexy list.
Wolf & Whistle Lace Brief, $18, ASOS
Taking cutouts to a whole new level.
Convinced yet? Luckily, Valentine's Day is still three weeks away. Until then, keep browsing these gorgeous pieces. I'll definitely be sporting a pair. To dinner. By myself. Hey, what's a better date than that?
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