Toronto Star takes on skimpy underwear
We interrupt Valentine’s Day gift hunters with this important announcement: the thong is over. Or at least that’s what the Star is arguing. Sarah Barmak takes aim at the string underthings, noting that Valentine’s Day lingerie displays are featuring lacy boy shorts and culottes instead of the barely there bottoms. The nail in the coffin: Cosmo magazine (which gets credit for popularizing G-strings) calls them as “predictable as the celebrity sex tape” in this month’s issue. At Secrets From Your Sister, one of Toronto’s premiere undergarment boutiques, sales of thongs have never compared with those of bikinis, shorts or briefs, though the store does offer a class to educate women in thong-wearing techniques. But despite signalling the end of Sisqo’s favourite garment, Barmak doesn’t want them entirely discarded.
Of course, thongs should still be worn by any woman—or man—who loves them. Everyone should wear what turns him or her on, as far as legal guidelines permit. We should have licence to factor in our own personalities, and those of the people we want to attract.
And, may we add, while undergarment trends come and go (we’re looking at you, mantyhose), panty lines are never in fashion.