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July 9, 2012 7:54 PM Subscribe
Help A Girl Out: High-waisted Undies Edition
posted by anonymous to clothing, beauty, & fashion (25 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
So, I have a slight paunch. I would venture to say that at its deepest, my belly-pouch protrudes about 1.75" from the rest of my abdomen. But here's the thing: I absolutely and utterly cannot stand the feeling of underwear elastic resting against the underside of said paunch (which makes me seriously question my ability to ever wear pregnancy clothes, but that's first-world problem for another day).
My solution, so to speak, is to buy high-waisted bikinis (sexxxy, I know). I'm not sure if my expectations of just what they mean by "high-waisted" are too, uh, "high," or if I have an abnormally long pelvic-zone, but invariably the elastic of my undies sits at the apex of my abdominal carry-all. I hate this.
If I buy a few sizes up, I get the length I need, but, obvs, I am swimming in excess underwear.
I just want something that will smooth me out without irritating me. I should note that it's not just the feeling of the elastic that's annoying, but also the sensation of not having my paunch fully "contained." It is such a weird problem, I realize, but I hope I'm conveying what I mean accurately.
Do you have any:
a) recommendations for brands of underwear that might be longer and might be suited to my particular pelvic geography
b) recommendations for styles of underwear that might make me less crazy (keeping in mind that I find most thongs to be, well..."insufficient" in the gusset)
c) miscellaneous coping mechanisms?