Yes, I just used "hot" and "granny panties" in the same sentence, and I fully stand by it. A woman's relationship with underwear evolves over time, and up until recently, it evolved in a pretty linear way. As a kid, you wear cute little Monday-through-Friday briefs; as a teenager, you sneak to the mall to buy your first thong without your mom knowing; then it's thongs, thongs, thongs for an unforeseeable amount of time until you get sick of them, start wearing a more full-coverage brief, and before you know it, you're living in granny panties. Well, that timeline is officially a thing of the past as proven by the influx of influencers posting their granny panties on Instagram and cool-girl brands like Pretties and Araks designing some of the cutest granny panties I've ever seen.
To be honest, the term "granny panties" is pretty obsolete, but I wanted to use it here for a bit of a kitschy effect. This underwear style is one that has many negative connotations, but thanks to a bit of encouragement from Carrie Bradshaw (who wore them religiously) and now some of the biggest fashion influencers, there is nothing shameful or embarrassing about them.
If you're ready to embrace your full brief panty life, I've rounded up 18 pairs that are weirdly hot. Between the newer brands stepping up their underwear game to household names you've likely worn for years, this selection is one that will leave your underwear drawer feeling fresh and oddly on-trend.
Pretties Crossover Hipster Brief ($45)
The crossover detail makes these.
H&M 2-pack Shaping Briefs ($20)
H&M nails making its lingerie look so effortless and expensive.
Stripe & Stare Wildflower Bikini 4 Pack ($60)
If you're not one for daring underwear, this understated white pair is perfect for you.
Le Petit Trou Confiance Briefs ($78)
The ruffle detail adds such a French vibe to this, don't you think?
& Other Stories Ruffled Satin Briefs ($19)
This is the underwear I want to lounge in on a Sunday with an oversized T-shirt.
Cosabella Set of Two Stretch Cotton-Blend Briefs ($55)
Perfect for every day.
Araks Liselott Panty in Pastille ($75)
Who knew Need Supply had such a fashion-forward collection of underwear?
Natori Bliss French Cut 3 Pack Panties ($48)
Natori is known for the comfort and style of its bras, and trust me, its underwear is no different.
Henrietteh The Caress Pantie ($56)
Customize this Parisian-made pair with anything you wish.
Lonely Label Bobbi High Waist Brief ($50)
Spice up your underwear drawer with this red-hot pair.
Hanro Touch Feeling Stretch-Jersey Briefs ($44)
This will feel like you're not wearing anything.
Anderson Brockhurst The Knicker 3-Pack Lace Full Cut Briefs ($52)
These will make you feel so good, you won't want to take them off.
Additionelle Brief Panty with Lace Trim ($18)
For $18, you'll want multiples of this lace number.
Botanica Workshop Rio Silk Brief ($120)
No words for this besides chic.
Negative Underwear Negative Whipped Boyshorts ($45)
Nothing will feel as comfortable as wearing these chic boyshorts.
Carole Nylon Lace Trim Panties Full Cut Briefs ($16)
These are very Carrie Bradshaw.
Only Hearts Delicious High-Waist Brief ($44)
Who said comfortable underwear can't be hot?
Wear this pair underneath your more form-fitting pieces.
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