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Throw away the thong! Granny panties are suddenly hip and trendy

by Rachel Greenberg /
 

Here's a trend that every woman can (quite literally) get behind. We used to think of so-called "granny panties" as something women detest.

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But now, many young women are “Saying No to Thongs,” as The New York Times wrote in 2015, and turning away from traditionally sexy, skimpy lingerie styles in favor of underpinnings with a bit more coverage. If you’re ready to embrace this underwear revolution and try on fuller-coverage bottoms, read on to discover a few of our favorite briefs and boy shorts, all available online now.

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Hanro Touch Feeling Midi Briefs, $28, Matches Fashion

 

Hanro Touch Feeling Midi Briefs, $28, Matches Fashion

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Baserange Bells Pants in Black, $35, Need Supply Co.

  Need Supply Co.

Baserange Bells Pants in Black, $35, Need Supply Co.

CharmLeaks Womens Panties Hipster 6-Pack, $14-$17, Amazon

  Amazon

CharmLeaks Womens Panties Hipster 6-Pack, $14-$17, Amazon

Cosabella Never Say Never Hipster Briefs, $34, Nordstrom

  Nordstrom

Cosabella Never Say Never Hipster Briefs, $34, Nordstrom

Out from Under Veronica High-Waisted Undie, $20, Urban Outfitters

  Urban Outfitters

Out from Under Veronica High-Waisted Undie, $20, Urban Outfitters

Spanx Power Shorty, $36, Spring

  Spring

Spanx Power Shorty, $36, Spring

Floreat Satin Bikini, $28, Anthropologie

  Anthropologie

Floreat Satin Bikini, $28, Anthropologie

Calvin Klein Signature Bikini, $20, Bloomingdale’s

  Bloomingdale's

Calvin Klein Signature Bikini, $20, Bloomingdale’s

Lace High-Waist Briefs, $15, H&M

  H&M

Lace High-Waist Briefs, $15, H&M

Mix & Match Pippa Girly Scallop Lace Hipster Bikini Bottom, $13, Asos

  Asos

Mix & Match Pippa Girly Scallop Lace Hipster Bikini Bottom, $13, Asos

Honeydew Intimates Lace Hipster, $20, Lord & Taylor

  Lord & Taylor

Honeydew Intimates Lace Hipster, $20, Lord & Taylor

Satin High Waisted Knickers, $22, Topshop

  Topshop

Satin High Waisted Knickers, $22, Topshop

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This story was first published on May 27, 2015.

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