Linda Lord, president of Linda Lord Lingerie, Inc. (formerly Protec-Style Lingerie), says her Marilyn panties were inspired by Marilyn Monroe’s as seen in that famous scene from The Seven Year Itch.
As any full-cut vintage panty-lover (or Monroe fetishist) can tell you, these Marilyn panties are a far cry from the real thing.
Authentic full-cut panties scoop to cradle and cover the entire bottom and rise to waist — the term “high rise” should mean that the panty’s coverage includes modestly covering the belly-button; Lord’s do not. My point is, hey, “granny panties” by any other name, including Marilyn’s, must provide full coverage.
Now, I’ll grant you that fashion styles have changed *heavy sigh* and it’s now rare to find jeans and pants which have their waistline at your own waistline, but I still must whine!
How dare people market an item as having such coveted classic style — and not offer the very thing a full-cut panty lover seeks?
To be fair, Lord’s new panty (released in January of this year, so it’s new-ish, anyway) has some special qualities: It’s made of Mystex, a polyester microfiber that is absorbent, stain resistant, anti-bacterial, anti-fungal and antiviral.
If you want more authentic Marilyn panties, check out my many posts on full-cut panties. And you might even want to consider Marilyn Monroe Underwear. Unfortunately they call these lovely panties “underwear,” and technically they are sold as costume apparel; but at least they have full coverage — and even some tiny lace trim.