It’s like…the biggest faux pas ever.
Visible bra straps? Hell…showing your whole bra is a hot trend now.
Free the nipple? It was a movement on social media at one point and side boob is a thing to behold.
Underwear as outerwear inspired entire designer collections back in 2014.
But one thing no one has EVER found even an iota of couture in…is the visible panty line.
Since the dawn of time, women have been saddled with the burden of finding the appropriate under garment for every outfit.
The most elusive of these has been, no doubt, that drop dead sexy slinky dress that hugs every crevice, cranny and valley of your body. You know…those dresses that look painted on, but the material isn’t sturdy enough to keep your underwear from printing through.
And with these dresses…it’s not just the panty line around the derriere that we have to contend with…it’s the straps of the underwear that create that less than flattering indentation in the hip and gives you that dreaded muffin-top-like illusion on even the fittest of females.
So what have we done? Well to date…women have fallen into one of three camps:
Camp 1: Those who don’t wear that kind of thing at all. They’re the boring bunch.
Camp 2. Those who rock the look AND the visible panty, and don’t really give a damn. They’re the nonchalant crew.
Camp 3: The commando cadets. These ladies are the devil-may-care bunch who rather spend an evening sans draws than subject themselves to panty-line scrutiny.
However…there’s a fourth camp emerging. It’s a little radical…and some may say even a little bit of a fad. But from personal experience I can say there’s something to it.
I first came across Shibue strapless panties in the run up to Carnival 2015. I bought a pair and used it beneath my costume on Carnival Tuesday and let me tell you…God send.
It wasn’t until I was approached by the rep for Shibue to write a review of the underwear that I began to consider its other applications – much like the scenario I presented above.
I own a lot of close-fitting, body con dresses that are made of a stretch cotton or jersey material.
I wore one of the aforementioned dresses for my birthday dinner back in October and it was a real relief not to have to worry about any unsightly visible panty line, with the security of coverage you’d enjoy from a regular pair of underwear.
The Shibue strapless panty has a strip of silicone on the front, as well as on the rear end of the underwear.
You have to ensure your skin is clean and free of moisture and press the front part of the underwear to your lower abdomen (basically where you’d expect your underwear to rest normally) and then pull the other end through your legs and attach the back end just above your butt. Make sure it’s snug…you don’t want to be all loosey goosey down there.
When you’re ready to remove it, just unstick both ends from your skin, hand wash your Shibue and leave to air dry.
Turns out Shibue was also the official underwear for the Trinidad and Tobago Fashion Week (2TFW) 2015 and is used by Claudia Pegus in her runway shows.
Babes like Chrissy Teigen and Jennifer Lopez also use Shibue.
If it’s good enough for Chrissy…it’s good enough for me.
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Disclaimer: I was not paid for this review. I was, however, given a Shibue strapless panty for my consideration.