OK, I may outing myself as poorly acclimated to the social niceties, but what is the damn problem with having panty lines? Of all the retarded things that women are supposed to worry about, this seems to me to be the most ridiculous.
I was watching one of those stupid countdown shows on VH1 or E! or someplace where fashion-magazine editors go to spew sound bites. They were counting down the top 25 fashion faux pas. Visible panty lines were number 1!! Worse than camel toe or orange fake tans or daisy dukes or anything else they could come up with. Honestly, I just don't get it.
My main problem with panty line kerfuffle is this: How the hell do you avoid them? I mean aside from wearing winter weight clothes all the time. Is there some secret that was not passed on to me? I grew up in a house full of boys, and my mother had a lot on her mind. Did she forget to tell me this one? 'Cause the main remedy I hear is "wear a thong" and I'm here to tell you: That AIN'T gonna happen. I wear the uncomfortable high heels and the poke-y bra and the binding formal wear, but I will NOT subject myself to an all-day wedgie just so others don't have to be horrified by the evidence that I have underwear on. (Wouldn't they be more taken aback by the opposite possibility?) Also, I can tell you from first-hand observation (what! I was walking up the stairs behind her!) that thongs can also give you a panty line.
Meanwhile, no underwear I've ever worn, no matter what the maker's claim, is capable of not giving you that little ridge. Panty lines may be the result of the way the pants or skirt fits, but it's hard enough just to find ones that don't make me look misshapen. Having to pay attention to panty lines would throw that delicate equation completely OFF.
There's always the possiblity that it's my butt that is designed poorly and causing perfectly made underwear to function improperly. But that's even more reason for me to blatantly flout this fashion law. Deal with my panty lines or stop looking at my ass!
P.S. If any of you have a real solution to this problem, I'm willing to hear it.