Two ends of the underwear spectrum arrived on my doorstep* yesterday.
On the left side were two pairs of soft, silky undies in new-season brights from the new Bonds micro and mesh hipster ranges. On the right side, the Spanx Super Power Panties in utility black.
I couldn’t but think it was a case of the universe having a small(s) joke with me.
See, in my
very vivid delusional imagination I’m all Rachael Taylor (the new face of Bonds), getting around in her undies and bra, looking all sexy and wondering whether there’ll be a Transformers 4 movie made.
But I’m SO not.
I do love my Bonds undies, don’t get me wrong. Have done since I was toilet trained and thrown into a pair of waist-high white Cotton Tails. Thanks mum.
Now my Bonds undies are categorised in my smalls’ drawer as pyjama undies. You know, the ones you wear because they’re super comfortable and don’t give you a wedgie when you roll over in your sleep? Please tell me, that’s not just me.
And these new styles ($10.95 bikini; $12.95 boy leg) find that amazing balance between comfort and pretty that I know so many of you look for in an undie.
But, and it’s a big
There are many a wardrobe occasion (much to my husband’s horror) that calls for underwear of the reinforcement kind. Please tell me, that’s not just me.
Spanx are legends in the shapewear market. Founder Sara Blakely started her company with just $5000 and a dream of a flatter stomach.
Now, everyone from Hollywood celebs to Kate and Pippa Middleton is getting their Spanx on. And you should too.
These Super Power Panties ($59.95) are perfect for wearing under a fitted dress or skirt. They have compression zones that target all the suspect bits and bumps, give your bum a lift and provide a sleek finish under clothes.
Getting them on does take a few deep breaths as you try to manouvre your bits into the heavy duty nylon, lycra and elastane mix but once on they are surprisingly comfortable. And, umm, no, there won’t be a Model and Me post on this one!
Spanx (in sizes A-G based on height and weight) is available from David Jones department stores (Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne) and selected boutiques nationwide. The new Bonds Summer underwear range is available from sizes 8-16 at Myer, David Jones, Best & Less, Target and independent retailers. Phone 1800 300 430.
So, which undies camp do you step into? Bonds or Spanx? Or both?* These products were sent to me for editorial consideration, in accordance with my disclosure policy.