Michelle asked: A question from an ignorant (in the dark) person: are full-cut panties all that different to wear? Do they feel better, work better, stay better? Just wondering.
And I promised I’d answer…
Full-cut vintage panties (the only kind I have any experience with), are indeed very different to wear.
With a full panty you have more room for the thrills and frills. This is not to be overlooked.
Having a full-cut, these panties cover more — from the natural waist of a woman (over the navel) to the end of her bottom (at the start of the thigh in most cases). This feels fab-u-lush. There’s more silky nylon skimming and snugging your parts. This is no small thing for those who enjoy having their curves and private parts caressed all day.
Yes, they tend to stay in place better, and there’s too much fabric to creep into un-natural places.
Another reason: with the fuller panty there is no hideous ‘cutting’ into curves. A panty which runs at or below the navel dissects the abdomen. Even if this isn’t a real cut or a painful thing (which if you are purchasing your proper size isn’t an issue at all), it does affect aesthetics.
It creates a line between the best parts of a woman’s curves. A higher waisted panty encases the entire curve from waist to bottom. But a skimpy panty (deemed more traditional now) misses both the waist and (unless a true 60’s or 70’s bikini) the fullest part of the hips. To me, this is tantamount to sacrilege. A woman is curves, why not capture them in the best nylon and allow the full impact?
However, a fuller panty can cause problems with today’s fashions. Originally these panties were worn with fashions vastly different than today’s fashions. Fashions then covered more, allowing for the panty itself to remain invisible.
Today’s fashions with their lycra and tight-fits do mean vintage panties leave lines. Even the slimmer vintage fashions such as pencil-skirts had higher waistlines and you could wear another layer of lingerie to ensure the lines didn’t show (hint: slips!) and there were also more basic panties with embroidery (like Days of the Week panties) or simple sheer panties. Or, when dancing, you wore panties that were meant to be seen.
But wearing vintage panties is challenging with today’s fashions — which is why I often opt for vintage fashions myself.
Fashions today — including lingerie fashions — do not allow for much imagination or mystery. Today’s fashions say ‘Hey look, my nipples, pooper and you-hoo are covered, but feel free to look at the rest.’ Apparently we are to believe a woman’s allure is not in her control of what you see, when you see it and if you see it, but in showing you damn near everything from the get-go.
Remember when seeing a belly-button meant something? It was racy, wild and indicated you were privy to something intimate and rare. It was a gift. Now, just try to go somewhere and not see a bare navel. :sigh:
This alone is a good argument for a return to vintage styles. But I digress.
So, Michelle, vintage full panties are a pleasure to wear for many reasons. They way they physically feel is heaven, the emotional value of more frills and details, and the added romance of mystery where you allow or disallow another to see more of you…
And if that someone should be so lucky as to see more, they have more fancy panties to see, more slinky nylon to feel, and the anticipation of wondering what else awaits beneath those panties…