Straight out of ‘Bridget Jone’s Diary”.
The voluminous underpants known as granny panties are having their high-fashion moment!
The historic European fashion house Balenciaga — known for crafting It bags for Kate Moss, dressing the Hollywood elite on the red carpet and Kim Kardashian in caution tape — is making headlines with a pair of ribbed jersey briefs.
The high-waisted, made-in-Italy undies leave a lot to the imagination and aren’t what most would consider hot, but they will set you back $225. And, they’re dry clean only.
(By comparison, a 10-pack of similarly modest assorted cotton briefs from Hanes costs $16 and can be thrown into the washing machine.)
The not-so-naughty knickers are drawing comparisons to those worn by Renée Zellweger in the 2001 rom-com “Bridget Jones’s Diary.”
According to the fashion house, Sexiness today is about being comfortable and confident in your skin. Over the past decade, we’ve witnessed an interest in lingerie styles that promote body positivity and ease of wear over traditionally sexy or risque styles.
“There is also a sexiness in not taking yourself too seriously!”